Philip Giraldi

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(spook, “terrorism expert”)
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Bornge , 72)
Alma materUniversity of Chicago, University of London
Member ofAmerican Herald Tribune

Philip Giraldi is a former employee of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and CIA, turned columnist for Antiwar.com. He is currently executive director of the Council for the National Interest which works for "Middle East policies that serve the American national interest".[1]

Career

Giraldi was born around 1946. Phil Giraldi was employed by the CIA for eighteen years, including three years in Turkey.[2] He was a regular contributor to The American Conservative for 14 years, a position from which he was fired for publishing an article titled 'America's Jews Are Driving America's Wars'[3] at the The Unz Review.

Beckett Brown International

Giraldi is a former employee of Beckett Brown International, a private security firm that operated between 1995 and 2001.

According to Giraldi, there was not a lot of work for him and Cannistraro. "We would go to a company like Enron and see if they had any issues if they were looking to acquire a company," he recalled. "See if the [company to be acquired] is connected to the Russia mob. That's what we were selling. We were not very successful." Giraldi left the firm in 1999. By then, he had become aware of the firm's more unconventional activities: "Scooping garbage, trying to get penetrations of companies and environmental groups. I didn't know a lot of the details." But, he says, he knew BBI was "working on Greenpeace."[4]

Opinions

Attacking Iran

In August 2005, Giraldi wrote that US Vice President Dick Cheney had instructed STRATCOM to prepare "a contingency plan to be employed in response to another 9/11-type terrorist attack on the United States... [including] a large-scale air assault on Iran employing both conventional and tactical nuclear weapons ... not conditional on Iran actually being involved in the act of "terrorism" directed against the United States." The reason cited for the attack to use mini-nukes is that the targets are hardened or are deep underground and would not be destroyed by non-nuclear warheads.[5][6]

Fake Yellowcake

In 2005 Giraldi also wrote that the Italian Niger/yellowcake documents claiming an Iraqi interest in purchasing uranium from Niger were forgeries created by former CIA officers and Michael Ledeen. (See Niger uranium forgeries.) Giraldi also wrote that officials in the Office of Special Plans working for Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith had forged the "Habbush letter" allegedly written by Saddam Hussein's intelligence director regarding shipping the uranium.[7][8]

Operation Gladio/B

Full article: Rated 5/5 Operation Gladio/B

Phil Giraldi commented in 2008 that "Most Americans have never heard of Sibel Edmonds, and if the U.S. government has its way, they never will. The former FBI translator turned whistleblower tells a chilling story of corruption at Washington’s highest levels — sale of nuclear secrets, shielding of terrorist suspects, illegal arms transfers, narcotics trafficking, money laundering, espionage. She may be a first-rate fabulist, but Edmonds’ account is full of dates, places, and names. And if she is to be believed, a treasonous plot to embed moles in American military and nuclear installations and pass sensitive intelligence to Israeli, Pakistani, and Turkish sources was facilitated by figures in the upper echelons of the State and Defense Departments. Her charges could be easily confirmed or dismissed if classified government documents were made available to investigators." No such documents have been released.[9]

US Police

Full article: US/Police

Phil Giraldi has criticised the militarization of the US police.[10]

 

Documents by Philip Giraldi

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:Destroying SyriaArticle23 January 2018Donald Trump
Syria
Bashar al Assad
Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi says the United States has zero evidence on the Syrian conflict. Someone should remind the President that similar scenarios did not turn out very well in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.
Document:Israel's International ConspiracyArticle9 February 2016Israel Lobby
Shomrim
AIPAC
Margot Wallström
George H. W. Bush
Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre
Conservative Friends of Israel
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
Wherever one goes – Western Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Statesthere is a well-organised and funded lobby ready, willing and able to go to war to protect Israel.
Document:Israel’s Information Opsarticle20 August 2014Hasbara
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
An overview of complex, worldwide Israeli 'Information Operations' conducted in support of its murderous military
Document:US Intel officials say Syria NOT responsible for chemical attackmemo6 September 2013Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack
 

A Quote by Philip Giraldi

PageQuoteDate
Operation Gladio/B“Most Americans have never heard of Sibel Edmonds, and if the U.S. government has its way, they never will. The former FBI translator turned whistleblower tells a chilling story of corruption at Washington’s highest levels—sale of nuclear secrets, shielding of terrorist suspects, illegal arms transfers, narcotics trafficking, money laundering, espionage. She may be a first-rate fabulist, but Edmonds’ account is full of dates, places, and names. And if she is to be believed, a treasonous plot to embed moles in American military and nuclear installations and pass sensitive intelligence to Israeli, Pakistani, and Turkish sources was facilitated by figures in the upper echelons of the State and Defense Departments. Her charges could be easily confirmed or dismissed if classified government documents were made available to investigators.”2008


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