Living the Good Life in the CIA

News & Politics

It's sounds like a really cool job working for the CIA in Italy. You get to stay in the $450 a night Prince of Savoy Hotel in Milan, you get to double cross your hosts, the Italians, and then you kidnap people and take them some place nice like Egypt, where they can be tortured.

Imagine, according to the LA Times, it took 19 men and woman, running up a tab of $150,000 to grab one person, even though the Italians supplied them with all the information, in what the prosecutor calls an inauspicious act that has contaminated the overall fight against terrorism."

Apparently the CIA, while having a good time, created a major international incident, executing a sneak "'extraordinary rendition,' a highly controversial U.S. tactic .....used to pursue suspected terrorists since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Dozens of people have been seized by CIA operatives in foreign lands and sent to third countries, according to intelligence officials and human rights organizations."

Our wild spending spies also had a swell time, celebrating in Italy, following the snatch. Several of the agents traveled to Venice, no doubt taking gondola rides in the famous canals, and staying at a luxurious five-star hotel, according to papers filed in court papers, Four other agents took a vacation on the Mediterranean coast north of
the famed wine and food province of Tuscany. It wouldn't have been worth it if they got caught in the country, because it might have cost them 10 years in jail, for the kidnapping charge. But no one is expecting any one
to get arrested , in part because the suspects used aliases, and the U.S. has refused to even comment on the case.

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}
@2022 - AlterNet Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. - "Poynter" fonts provided by fontsempire.com.