Ali Soufan Cited by Chicago Tribune: I Went to Prison for Disclosing the CIA’s Torture. Gina Haspel Helped Cover it Up.
March 21, 2018
By: John Kiriakou
I was inside the CIA’s Langley, Va., headquarters on Sept. 11, 2001. Like all Americans, I was traumatized, and I volunteered to go overseas to help bring al-Qaida’s leaders to justice. I headed counterterrorism operations in Pakistan from January to May 2002. My team captured dozens of al-Qaida fighters, including senior training-camp commanders. One of the fighters whom I played an integral role in capturing was Abu Zubaydah, mistakenly thought at the time to be the third-ranking person in the militant group …
Rodriguez would later tell reporters that the torture worked and that Zubaydah provided actionable intelligence that disrupted attacks and saved American lives. We know, thanks to the Senate intelligence committee’s report on CIA torture and the personal testimony of FBI interrogator Ali Soufan, that this was false …
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