More on that CIA officer now facing jail in Italy. (Is that her punishment for blowing the whistle?)


From Ken in La Serena, Chile:

Hi Mark,

As with all things CIA, there is more to this story than meets the eye.
And I suspect she is very much “former.”

De Sousa has always denied involvement, and years later, did an interview
exposing what happened.

Ex-CIA Officer Speaks Out: The Italian Job

“De Sousa, a dual US and Portuguese citizen, said she had nothing to do
with the cleric’s abduction and has been wrongly accused. For the past
decade, she has been on a global quest to clear her name. VICE News met up
with De Sousa in Lisbon, Portugal–and other key figures connected to the
case–for an exclusive interview about the steps she’s now taking in an
effort to hold the CIA accountable for one of the most notorious
counterterrorism operations in the history of the agency.”

You might want to watch this interview with de Sousa (Nov. 15, 2015). Her
first words may pique your interest:

“But thing is, anyone who jails me at this point is only going to be
complicit in this cover-up. That’s the way to get rid of me, right?”

Let us further note the rather different fate of then CIA chief of station
in Milan, Robert Seldon Lady, who was arrested in Panama on July 18, 2013
for the same operation. He was released the next day and boarded a flight
to the US:

“U.S. officials had been negotiating with Panamanian authorities to get
the retired spy, Robert Lady, released and returned to the U.S., according
to a source familiar with the efforts. It was not immediately clear why
Lady was in Panama.”

Panama frees ex-CIA official detained in Italy ‘rendition’ case

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