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posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 09:09 AM
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Iran says arrests another CIA spy


www.reuters.com

(Reuters) - Iranian authorities said on Saturday they had arrested an Iranian caught spying for the United States, the Islamic Republic's latest claim of success in a spying war with Washington.

State TV quoted the Intelligence Ministry as saying the arrested person had received training at U.S. bases in neighboring Afghanistan and Iraq and was meant to feed false information to Iranian intelligence.

"This CIA agent of Iranian nationality began his mission after receiving training in weapons use," the ministry said in a statement quoted on television.

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posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 09:09 AM
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It is really getting hot and hectic recently! now Iran is saying they have found yet another American spy,I wonder if this is not all really being perpetrated intentionally by the U.S.,Possibly giving a legitimate or if true in that case, an illegitimate reason to take things to the next level towards an excuse for war.

Or...It could be false statements and accusations by Iran in an attempt of defense or fabrications trying to make the opposing forces look bad.

this also gives Iran more "ammunition" and/or possible information that is not good for the U.S. overall in the grand scheme of things,although I imagine this "spy" does not know much in the way of sensitive Intel.

wasn't it not even a month ago they captured over a dozen spy's in Iran & Lebanon!.

What does everyone think about this recent development?

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posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 09:13 AM
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I am beginning to feel that the UK is being left out of all of this. After all in the 2nd world war we used to have some really really good spies, perhaps they are that good that they have not caught them in Iran yet, i mean we must have some over there right?

They only have to look for people that are drinking tea with milk, they should be easy to find. On a side note at least that would be some kind of evidence that they could make a decision on, we have gone to war with far less credible evidence lmao.


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posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 09:15 AM
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Additional information I was able to come across from another news outlet -


He was reportedly identified by Iranian secret services at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, which serves as a base for US and other international forces.

Iran's secret service believes the suspected agent was on a mission to carry out "a complex intelligence operation and infiltrate the Iranian intelligence apparatus," reported state-owned Press TV. Once inside the intelligence ministry, he was supposed to "feed it deceptive information on a large scale," according to Agence France Presse's report.

The ministry indicated that more details would be released in the coming days.

The suspect "has served in the intelligence units of the US Army,has served US missions in Afghanistan and Iraq and has passed highly sensitive and complicated training courses for the mission," said Fars news agency.

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posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 09:56 AM
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Seriously, Iran should just leave these hiking tourists alone! Its become the new popular tourist destination, so if Iran keeps on arresting tourists, they're sure to miss out on tourist revenues! You can forget about placing sanctions!


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posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 10:59 AM
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I smell a war. The US now has enough reasons to invade the poor country. They'd cry : we want our toy back. And now they will try to rescue `innocent tourists` :-P



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 02:11 PM
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Anybody not yelling "death to America!" is a spy in Iran.
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posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 05:52 PM
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Questions I have that pose doubts over the validity of this claim. Please answer if you have an explanation to help:

Was caught carrying english ID identifying him as an American contractor. Allegedly flew into Iran from Dubai to try and provide faulty intelligence to the state in the hope of infiltrating the intelligence apparatus. Was captured and within two days had confessed, including to his background in the US Army, BAE, and DARPA. Within 10 years of graduating high school, Hekmati joined the US Army, was trained in intelligence, went to work for DARPA, then went to work in the CIA, worked for two civilian (CIA funded computer companies) and then was sent to Britain to become learned in Arabic, Farsi and receive espionage training. Right.

This is coming off the heels of a late November arrest of a dozen CIA spies that infiltrated Hezbollah. What makes that story more plausible is the spies are thought to be locally recruited, rather than US citizens stationed abroad. Agencies have used this approach for the exact reason of preventing events like the one that the Iranians claim to have happened.

I fully believe the Iranians captured a US drone. I also fully believe Iran arrested spies in late November. But this most recent event just doesn't add up nor make sense from a US perspective. However, from Iran's perspective, it makes complete sense. It seems like the ideal scenario Iran is using (right after capturing a US drone) to try and further legitimize US spying in Iran, form credibility in the eyes of the International community, and humiliate the United States in a way to gain domestic support against the West.

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posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 06:11 PM
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He was reportedly identified by Iranian secret services at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, which serves as a base for US and other international forces.


Does this mean that Iran is openly admitting to having spies in Iran


Maybe a few of them should be arrested and used for trading for our spies.



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 06:11 PM
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He was reportedly identified by Iranian secret services at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, which serves as a base for US and other international forces.


Does this mean that Iran is openly admitting to having spies in Afghanistan.


Maybe a few of them should be arrested and used for trading for our spies.

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posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 06:29 PM
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"The individual was put under the watch of Iran's intelligence and was being pursued after crossing into our country and arrested simultaneously as he began his espionage mission."


According to Iran, his televised confession came two days after his arrest. Following this timeline, the week after the United States becomes entwined in a PR nightmare with the downed spy drone, they decide to go ahead with operations and send a American-born spy into Iran to pose as a defecting contractor and infiltrate the intelligence apparatus. It just doesn't make sense.

Of course, I very well could be reading this timeline wrong, but it doesn't seem plausible with this understanding.

AP
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posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 07:19 PM
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They give these people a crash course for "spying" and send them in to get info. That way they don't risk their own people. I think that is how it goes over there.



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 08:38 PM
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Drudge just posted a story on this and sometime between 15 minutes ago and just now the link is 404d. The title is on the right called "Iran TV shows 'CIA spy' speaking of alleged mission...". I expect it to disappear quickly.



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 09:46 PM
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Here's the link you're looking for: Iran TV shows 'CIA spy' speaking of alleged mission

I think the link he put up is faulty. Drudge usually doesn't shy away from posting terrorist news, especially surrounding the drone last week; he just sometimes posts it later than other sites.



posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 12:31 AM
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Originally posted by yamother44
AP reply to post by ANNED
 




"The individual was put under the watch of Iran's intelligence and was being pursued after crossing into our country and arrested simultaneously as he began his espionage mission."


According to Iran, his televised confession came two days after his arrest. Following this timeline, the week after the United States becomes entwined in a PR nightmare with the downed spy drone, they decide to go ahead with operations and send a American-born spy into Iran to pose as a defecting contractor and infiltrate the intelligence apparatus. It just doesn't make sense.

Of course, I very well could be reading this timeline wrong, but it doesn't seem plausible with this understanding.

AP
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you bring up some valid points that unfortunately I do not have an answer for.
it does seem pretty convenient on Iran's part and tragic for the American side to have something like this plus considering the recent spy drone and the supposed 'spies' late November.

Does seem mighty convenient and suspicious.



posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 11:32 PM
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Father disputes Iran's claims that son was CIA spy


"He is not a spy. It's a whole bunch of lies on my good son," said Ali Hekmati, a microbiology professor at Mott Community College in Flint, northwest of Detroit. "They have lied about any American ... captured in Iran for visiting or tourism, or for any other reason."



posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 11:52 PM
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"Their (US intelligence) plan was to initially burn some valuable information, to give it free so that (Iran's) Intelligence Ministry would see the good things and then would contact me," said in a part of the confession that was broadcast."

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With that being said, could be that this source gave up the RQ-170 with the CIA knowledge, so the Iranians would give him credibility. They could just have used a dumb-downed version of a drone.

Just a theory, with not a lot of information being put out it could make sense.




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