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Whistleblower reveals CIA ties to illegal wiretapping in Georgia
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Patrick: Downey, a US citizen denied political asylum in Ireland, this week released the identity of a senior CIA operative involved in illegal eavesdropping activities on the Georgian opposition party in Tbilisi 2007 2008.
In 2009, Downey, a US citizen, disabled veteran, former US Foreign Service employee and past victim of serious crimes committed against him while abroad (in Russia and in Georgia), brought a civil rights lawsuit against the United States ("Patrick C. Downey Jr. -v- The United States" 8:09-CV-1315-T-26EAJ"), arguing that his rights to due process and equal protection, as guaranteed in the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution were being denied to him, given the enforcement of the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) in federal courts, and that he was thus being discriminated against on the basis of his nationality having no similar form of redress as that given to foreign citizens.
Several days after filing the case, Downey was ruled against for reasons which were completely bogus in nature, and his request for a jury trial was also denied. The case is currently being appealed.
Moreover, Downey's former employer in the Republic of Georgia, a Yeltsin-era Russian oligarch and multi-billionaire by the name of Boris Ivanishvili (who was named in the lawsuit), benefited personally from tens of millions of Euros in "war reconstruction loans", courtesy of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); a large portion of which happens to be owned by the US government. These loans occurred in the wake of the 2008 War in South Ossetia, which it has been suggested was started by then-US Vice President/Vietnam War draft-dodger Dick Cheney. Downey himself chose to be evacuated during the War in South Ossetia (for the cost of $35.00), which the US Department of State later billed him for.
Later in 2009, Downey was threatened by a representative of Mr. Ivanishvili's in Tbilisi, and later fled from the US in order to claim political asylum in Ireland, given the threats made against him and the United State's government's refusal to respond to Mr. Downey's repeated concerns regarding the threats, which he attributed to political reasons.
While in seeking asylum in Ireland under "Direct Provision", in addition to being assaulted, Downey's human rights were repeatedly violated for a period of several months, which has caused Downey a considerable degree of pain and suffering.
During this time, Mr. Downey became aware of illegal and clandestine activities which had occurred in Georgia, including illegal wiretapping and electronic surveillance of Georgian citizens opposed to the policies of Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, whom the US installed as president of Georgia in an illegal regime-change operation carried out by former US Ambassador to Georgia, Richard Miles (as well as others), which was in part funded by groups linked to billionaire financier George Soros' "Soros Foundation". It has in fact been suggested that other billionaires took part in this fiasco.
Downey (whom an employee of the Irish government implied was a racist), was denied political asylum in Ireland and issued a deportation notice. Downey (who is currently in hiding), fears for his life, yet he has chosen to fight all the injustice which he has been forced to endure, for private, as well as patriotic reasons.
View Patrick's video statement below.
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