Accused CIA Rapist’s Alleged Victims Did Not File Local Charges

Interesting tidbits continue to shake out from the strange case of Andrew Warren, the erstwhile CIA station chief in Algeria accused of date rape.First is the overlooked statement of Algeria’s interior minister that the two “local” Muslim women who complained to U.S. embassy officials that Warren spiked their cocktails for nonconsensual sex hold “dual citizenship,” presumably American and Algerian.

That could at least partly explain why the women did not file local criminal charges against Warren, the other reason being that the CIA’s top man in Algeria worked under State Department cover, theoretically giving him diplomatic immunity.

Another factor is that in Muslim countries where the legal code adheres more or less to Islamic sharia law,  women face prohibitive hurdles against filing rape charges, including a requirement to come up with as many as four male witnesses.  It’s also not uncommon for victims to be punished.

But Interior Minister M. Noureddine Y. Zerhouni said last month that “the agent [Warren] is subject [to] an investigation which is still ongoing,” according to an Algerian news site.

Zerhouini also said “that the sexual scandal of the CIA man in Algeria could be connected to the U.S. intelligence framework of recruiting the victims to work with the CIA,” according to the report.

And not just in Algeria.

Egypt compiled a list of names of women who frequently visited the American institutions in Egypt at the time, to investigate if they were recruited for the CIA,” it said.

U.S. investigators have reportedly found more than two dozen videotapes that Warren allegedly made of his sexual escapades.

Meanwhile, Warren’s steamy novel of sex and terrorism set in – you guessed it – Algeria, has gotten its first bad reviews.

See also:

CIA Man Accused of Rape Claimed to Be FBI Agent in Parking Row

CIA Station Chief in Algeria Accused of Rapes

A visitor to the Amazon.com site that features “People of the Veil” published in 2002, noted that the half dozen reviews that accompanied the book’s publication in 2002 were oddly uniform in their praise.

“What cracks me up is that the prior gushing reviews are all but one, by single one time reviewers, who appear with Amazon accounts at the time the item is listed, and never review nothing [sic] else, classic indicators they are all likely shill reviews by the author.”

Another amateur reviewer made a crack about the charges against Warren, and then claimed to find a curiosity.

“Hey, while five visitors found my review helpful, four found it not helpful,” said the blogger who identifies himself as “q.“. Amazon tracked those four down votes to Blackberry IPs in turn assigned to a small import export firm called ‘Langley Vetting’ somewhere in Virginia. Strange.”

Indeed. I could find no reference to a “Langley Vetting” online.

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  1. Reblogged this on USA COINTELPRO VICTIM OF THE PATRIOT ACT and commented:
    Interesting tidbits continue to shake out from the strange case of Andrew Warren, the erstwhile CIA station chief in Algeria accused of date rape.First is the overlooked statement of Algeria’s interior minister that the two “local” Muslim women who complained to U.S. embassy officials that Warren spiked their cocktails for nonconsensual sex hold “dual citizenship,” presumably American and Algerian.
    That could at least partly explain why the women did not file local criminal charges against Warren, the other reason being that the CIA’s top man in Algeria worked under State Department cover, theoretically giving him diplomatic immunity.
    Another factor is that in Muslim countries where the legal code adheres more or less to Islamic sharia law, women face prohibitive hurdles against filing rape charges, including a requirement to come up with as many as four male witnesses. It’s also not uncommon for victims to be punished.
    But Interior Minister M. Noureddine Y. Zerhouni said last month that “the agent [Warren] is subject [to] an investigation which is still ongoing,” according to an Algerian news site.
    Zerhouini also said “that the sexual scandal of the CIA man in Algeria could be connected to the U.S. intelligence framework of recruiting the victims to work with the CIA,” according to the report.
    And not just in Algeria.
    “Egypt compiled a list of names of women who frequently visited the American institutions in Egypt at the time, to investigate if they were recruited for the CIA,” it said.
    U.S. investigators have reportedly found more than two dozen videotapes that Warren allegedly made of his sexual escapades.
    Meanwhile, Warren’s steamy novel of sex and terrorism set in – you guessed it – Algeria, has gotten its first bad reviews.
    See also:
    CIA Man Accused of Rape Claimed to Be FBI Agent in Parking Row
    CIA Station Chief in Algeria Accused of Rapes
    A visitor to the Amazon.com site that features “People of the Veil” published in 2002, noted that the half dozen reviews that accompanied the book’s publication in 2002 were oddly uniform in their praise.
    “What cracks me up is that the prior gushing reviews are all but one, by single one time reviewers, who appear with Amazon accounts at the time the item is listed, and never review nothing [sic] else, classic indicators they are all likely shill reviews by the author.”
    Another amateur reviewer made a crack about the charges against Warren, and then claimed to find a curiosity.
    “Hey, while five visitors found my review helpful, four found it not helpful,” said the blogger who identifies himself as “q.“. Amazon tracked those four down votes to Blackberry IPs in turn assigned to a small import export firm called ‘Langley Vetting’ somewhere in Virginia. Strange.”
    Indeed. I could find no reference to a “Langley Vetting” online.
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  2. Maybe he needed to bully women into doing the Arabic work for him. He didn’t seem to understand much when I met up with him in the Middle East. Maybe Ms. Rice took a liking to him! Time for the U.S. to properly screen people before they are hired!

  3. I’m algeria and let me tell you that sharia bullshit have nothing to do with this case
    the two Algerian women in question (one of them is married to a Spanish journalist) are not veilled on the contrary they seems to be atheists
    and may have some connection with diplomates (a journalist wife)
    first: they didn’t fill a lawsuit in algeria because :
    -they maybe not algerian citizens anymore
    -algerian legal system is unreliable
    -the case will cause a diplomatic crisis in the algerian government so the case will be covered up (remmember it’s a algeria not USA !!)
    -what were they doing in warren house to begin with?!

    the reviews on amazon are another problem of ignorance
    just because the CIA says that Warren was recruited because he is competent an knowledgeable about muslims and arabes is laughtable
    the book script is also laughtable
    the author don’t know a thing about the so called “civil war”
    even if it’s fiction he make the archenemy is an alliance of Touaregs and the FIS (AIS)(islamic army for salvage)”soory if it’s a strange name”
    first the AIS was created later and second portraing the Touareg as bloody intergrist is laughtable
    because there is no one less knowlageable about religion and praticing animalisme ,shamanisme & witchraft than the touaregs and they handlaboor is a taboo in their culture (yes yes i’m sure about that , they only do administrative business or touristique guide jobs)
    to resume it all warren don’t know a damn about algeria and the terrorisme decade “1990-1999″ (even algerians are uncertain about that periode let alone a foreigner )
    and the womem in question are involved in the case (why the scandal timing is now when the USA governement have changed )
    this i let it to fellow americans to figure it out

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