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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

U.S. Officials Believe FBI Agent Missing for Nearly Six Years Is in Iran's Hands

Posted by on Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 2:44 PM

This is after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in March 2011 that the agent, Robert Levinson, was in South Asia somewhere, possibly being held by terrorists. As the AP reports today:

Two years later, with the investigation stalled, the consensus now among some U.S. officials involved in the case is that despite years of denials, Iran's intelligence service was almost certainly behind the 54-second video and five photographs of Levinson that were emailed anonymously to his family. The tradecraft used to send those items was too good, indicating professional spies were behind them...

According to Gawker:

Levinson's family released the photos to the AP now because his wife believes that the government could be doing more to find her husband...

This post has been updated since it was first published.


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Hmm. An ex-FBI agent hanging out on an Iranian island investigating "cigarette smuggling." Sure.

Spying is a risky business.
Posted by Mike in Olympia on January 8, 2013 at 4:58 PM · Report this
What's your point, Frizzelle? That an FBI agent, from the USA, went into a country, which has been attacked on multiple fronts by the USA: hardcore economic warfare ever since they switched from using petrodollars to Euros on their oil exchange; cyber warfare against them with Israel, who has employed various assassins against their scientists; various spy overflights and illegal incurions into their airspace; nuclear aircraft carriers and subs parked immediately off their coasts, etc., etc., etc.

So you're suggesting something here, Frizzelle? I'm not clear on what it is, please elaborate, Frizzelle?

(I don't like the gov't of Iran, but recognize the super imperialism of the USA against countries which don't pay fealty to it.)
Posted by sgt_doom on January 9, 2013 at 10:57 AM · Report this

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