Lawrence Wilkerson Exposes the CIA’s Ongoing
Cover-Up of Torture War Crimes
By Adam Dick
05, 2014 "ICH"
Former US Army
Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson discussed in detail, as a
guest Sunday on Background Briefing with Ian
Masters, a “major cover-up” in progress, with the US
Central Intelligence Agency altering a still
Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture.
The alterations, Wilkerson explains, are intended to
protect people, including high level CIA and State
Department officials Cofer Black, John Brennan, and
George Tenet, who Wilkerson thinks participated in
war crimes “unlike some stalwarts and courageous
people at CIA [who] refused to participate” in the
Press Play To
the CIA has its hands on the report, Wilkerson, an
RPI Academic Board member, predicts the report
will have significantly reduced value when it is
finally made public, saying:
Ultimately, we’ll have to wait and see. But, my
considered estimate is that it won’t be that
valuable because they will have taken their very
fine-tuned skills at redacting and changing and
altering, and we won’t know, one page to the
next, precisely what we’re reading.
suggests that the CIA’s torture cover-up should not
come as a surprise given the agency’s history of
cover-ups of its involvement in activities from a
coup that deposed Iran Prime Minister Mohammad
Mosaddegh to the Bay of Pigs invasion to “59 covert
operations in Ronald Reagan’s eight years alone none
of which we really know the outcome of other than
Wilkerson also details a broad practice of
“incompetence” and “law breaking” at the CIA.
it’s time we completely reviewed whether we even
need the CIA or not, particularly its
clandestine operations portion.
here to Wilkerson’s complete interview in which
he discusses these matters and others, including his
firsthand, behind-the-scenes account of the use of
“lies,” “fabrications,” and “cherry-picked
intelligence” to justify the US government’s 2003
invasion of Iraq.
here RPI Chairman and Founder Ron Paul’s column
from this week regarding the CIA and torture.