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.
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.
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.