That is one of the few information that transpired from the newspapers’ publication of the recent Wiki leaks release of the cables of the US embassies around the world.
Few leaked cables can be found at the Guardian newspaper.
It is again sad to see America befriend and weave strong ties with another repressive and military regime in Algeria. And I have written about the Algerian government’s amnesty for the terrorists and security forces in the past.
The other cable that got my interest is the one that mentioned Andrew Warren, the former rising CIA star who was recalled from Algeria in October 2008 and was fired after two Algerian women accused him of raping them after he drugged them. He was the station chief in Algeria. He spoke fluent Arabic and claimed to have converted to Islam.
At his June 8 court date, he faced a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and a lifetime of supervised release. He also will be required to register as a sex offender for at least 25 years.
The federal judge in the case set the sentencing for Sept 9. I tried to find out what has been the sentence and have not found any news about it as of December 6.
Has Mr. Andrew Warren disappeared from the face of the earth and has the CIA being involved in his disappearance- they’ve got experience. I would not blame them. He has damaged the CIA’s relationships with Algerians.
I also read a “funny” comment about Algeria on the internet. In her blog of June 8, 2010, the beautiful and blond right-wing commentator, Debbie Schlussel, called Algeria, an Arabian Terroristan.
Mr. Schlussel raises the question about Andrew Warren being a Muslim. Excuse, me. Who is stupid to believe a CIA agent’s claim to be Muslim? If he were a good Muslim, he would not drink alcohol and invited other women to his house.
Now back to Wiki leaks. According to a reported US cable, American diplomats acknowledged the role of the Algerian government in suppressing the local press from reporting on the Andrew Warren scandal. The story, which was reported for two days, suddenly disappeared in the government press outlets.
I have mistakenly believed that Algerian newspapers were free to report on anything they wanted.