CIA Chief Accused of Rape in Algeria
All that goodwill Obama whipped up in the Muslim world yesterday? That may be over. A CIA station chief apparently drugged and raped at least two women in Algeria, ABC reports.
Oddly this doesn't appear to be any sort of interrogation procedure, though drugging, forced nudity, and sexual humiliation are of course what CIA interrogators have been specializing in at various black sites these last couple years. But this guy, "a recent convert to Islam," apparently just spiked the drinks of at least two Muslim women and you can guess the rest.
The discovery of more than a dozen videotapes showing the CIA officer engaged in sex acts with other women has led the Justice Department to broaden its investigation to include at least one other Arab country, Egypt, where the CIA officer had been posted earlier in his career, according to law enforcement officials.
Videotape of him having sex with "other women" suggests he's been at this a while. The videos were "secretly recorded," seized from the officer's house in Algiers, and show one of the alleged victims "in a 'semi-conscious state.'"
The CIA obviously has a lot of important work to do in Algeria, working with local authorities to, you know, fight terror, so this will probably set things back quite a bit, for some time, because apparently no one in the CIA noticed this guy repeatedly bringing local women back to his CIA-provided home for after-hours parties where he drugged them and filmed himself having sex with them. Some good intelligence work there, guys.
(Isn't that ABC news graphic great? It was a guy in a suit!)