Iran’s shoot down of an Ukrainian jetliner is fueling genuine domestic protests against a brutal regime, says a former CIA Agent with extensive knowledge of that part of the world. Sam Faddis says although the U.S. might be encouraging the protests, he says there is and has been growing resentment against the leaders of Iran. Here he is, being interviewed by On Target’s Larry Sparano:
What accounts for the disastrous wars in the mid-east, the hatred of America, and the diminished respect for the United States in many parts of the world? Sam Faddis, a former Operations Manager for the CIA says much of it can be attributed to incompetence at the top. Faddis decries the lack of understanding of the history and cultures of many nations in which America has a presence. And how ineffective can some of our ambassadors be? Faddis lays out some strong criticisms in this conversation with On Target’s Larry Sparano:
CIA Operations Manager Sam Faddis was part of the advance team sent into Iraq ahead of the U.S. invasion. While the Bush administration was claiming WMD’s were the reason why we had to go to war, Faddis says they played no part in the American incursion. As he explains to On-Target’s Larry Sparano, the decision had already been made.