Robert "Bobby" Baer (born July 1, 1952) is an author and former case officer at the Central Intelligence Agency. "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. Year 1952 ( MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. near as long as it used to be several months ago It has been actively summarized and split into sub-articles and there is a dynamic talk page discussion of all
Baer was raised in Aspen, Colorado, and aspired to become a professional skier. The City of Aspen is a Home Rule Municipality that is the County seat and the most populous city of Pitkin County, Colorado, United A ski is a long flat device worn on the feet designed to help the wearer slide smoothly over snow After a poor academic performance during his freshman year at high school, his mother sent him to Indiana's Culver Military Academy. The Culver Academies is one of the leading college preparatory boarding schools and summer camps in the United States In 1976, after graduating from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and entering the University of California, Berkeley, Baer decided to join the CIA's Directorate of Operations (DO) as a case officer. Georgetown University is a Jesuit Private university located in Georgetown Washington D The Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service (commonly abbreviated SFS) is a school within Georgetown University in Washington D The University of California Berkeley (also referred to as Cal, Berkeley and UC Berkeley) is a major research university located in Berkeley The National Clandestine Service ( NCS) is the main United States Intelligence agency for coordinating human intelligence (HUMINT services Upon admittance to the CIA, Baer engaged in a year's training, which included a four-month paramilitary course. A paramilitary is a force whose function and organization are similar to those of a professional military force but which are not regarded as having the same status
During his twenty-year CIA career, Baer has publicly acknowledged field assignments in Madras and New Delhi, India; in Beirut, Lebanon; in Dushanbe, Tajikistan; and in Salah al-Din in Kurdish northern Iraq. New Delhi (नई दिल्ली ਨਵੀਂ ਦਿੱਲੀ نئی دلی is the Capital city of India. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country Beirut (بيروت Bayrūt) is the Capital and Largest city of Lebanon with a population of over 2 Dushanbe (Душанбе Dushanbe; formerly Dyushambe or Stalinabad) population 661100 people (2006 census is the Capital and largest city For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iraq topics. While in Salah al-Din, Baer unsuccessfully urged the Clinton Administration to back an internal Iraqi attempt to overthrow Saddam Hussein (organized by a group of Sunni military officers, the Iraqi National Congress' Ahmad Chalabi, and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's Jalal Talabani) in March of 1995 with covert CIA assistance. The United States Presidency of Bill Clinton, also known as the Clinton Administration, was the executive branch of the Federal Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti ( Arabic: ar صدام حسين عبد المجيد التكريتي --> April 28 1937 &ndash December 30 Sunni Islam is the largest denomination of Islam. Sunni Islam is also referred to as Ahl as-Sunnah wa’l-Jamā‘h (Arabic The Iraqi National Congress ( INC) is an umbrella Iraqi opposition group led by Ahmed Chalabi. The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK (est 1975 (یەکیتیا نیشتمانیا کوردستان is a Kurdish Political party in Iraqi Kurdistan. Jalal Talabani ( Kurdish: جه لال تاله بانی / Celal Talebanî / Jelal Talebaní جلال طالباني) (born November 12, 1933 Baer quit the Agency in 1997 and received the CIA's Career Intelligence Medal on March 11, 1998. Awards and decorations of the United States government are civilian awards of the U Events 1425 BC - Thutmose III, Pharaoh of Egypt, dies (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Baer wrote the book See No Evil documenting his experiences while working for the Agency. See No Evil The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War Against Terrorism is a 2003 memoir by Robert Baer, a former CIA case officer
According to Seymour Hersh, Baer "was considered perhaps the best on-the-ground field officer in the Middle East. Seymour (Sy Myron Hersh (born April 8, 1937) is an American Pulitzer Prize winning investigative Journalist and Author "
Baer offers an analysis of the Middle East through the lens of his experiences as a CIA operative. The Middle East is a Subcontinent with no clear boundaries often used as a synonym to Near East, in opposition to Far East. near as long as it used to be several months ago It has been actively summarized and split into sub-articles and there is a dynamic talk page discussion of all His political outlook does not hew exclusively to either conservative or liberal viewpoints. Conservatism in the United States includes a variety of political ideologies including Fiscal conservatism, Supply-side economics, Social conservatism Through his years as a clandestine officer, he gained a very thorough knowledge of the Middle East, Arab world and former Republics of the Soviet Union. The Republics of the Soviet Union were according to the Article 76 of the 1977 Soviet Constitution, Sovereign Soviet Socialist states that had united with other He speaks Arabic fluently. Arabic (ar الْعَرَبيّة (informally ar عَرَبيْ) in terms of the number of speakers is the largest living member of the Semitic language Over the years, Baer has become a strong advocate of the Agency's need to increase Human Intelligence (HUMINT) through the recruitment of agents. HUMINT, a syllabic abbreviation of the words HUMan INTelligence refers to intelligence gathering by means of interpersonal contact as opposed to the more technical
In 2004, he told a reporter of the British political weekly New Statesman, regarding the way the CIA deals with terrorism suspects, "If you want them to be tortured, you send them to Syria. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The New Statesman is a British Left-wing political Magazine published weekly in London. If you want someone to disappear—never to see them again—you send them to Egypt. A forced disappearance occurs when an organization forces a person to vanish from Public view either by Murder or by simple Sequestration. "
Baer's books See No Evil and Sleeping with the Devil were the basis for the 2005 Academy Award winning Warner Brothers motion picture Syriana. See No Evil The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War Against Terrorism is a 2003 memoir by Robert Baer, a former CIA case officer Sleeping With the Devil How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude is a Critique written by former Central Intelligence Agency officer Robert Baer Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and Syriana is a 2005 geopolitical thriller Film written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, and executive produced by George The film's character Bob Barnes (played by George Clooney) is loosely based on Baer. George Timothy Clooney (born May 6 1961 is an Academy Award - and Golden Globe award-winning American actor director, producer, For this role, Clooney won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts To better resemble Baer, Clooney gained weight. When Baer learned of this, he was inspired to get back into shape. Baer shares his Hollywood pull with former CIA colleague Alan Premel who also oversaw script writing on Syriana. Syriana is a 2005 geopolitical thriller Film written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, and executive produced by George  Baer has a cameo appearance in the film. For the past two years, Robert Baer has worked closely with Many Rivers Films, a Channel 4 production company in the UK, and presented two authoritative documentary series, Cult of the Suicide Bomber I and The Cult of the Suicide Bomber II on the origins of suicide bombing. Cult of the Suicide Bomber I was nominated for an Emmy in 2006.
Baer was also interviewed in the Robert Greenwald documentary Uncovered: The War on Iraq. Robert Greenwald (born August 28, 1945) is an American Film director, Film producer, and Political activist, noted in the Uncovered The War on Iraq is a 2004 documentary directed by Robert Greenwald that deals with the media treatment of the developing
In an interview with Thom Hartmann on June 9, 2006, Baer was asked if he believed "that there was an aspect of 'inside job' to 9/11 within the U. Thom Hartmann (born May 7, 1951) is an American radio host, Author, and liberal Political commentator. Events 53 - Roman Emperor Nero marries Claudia Octavia 62 - Claudia Octavia commits Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. S. government". He replied, "There is that possibility, the evidence points at it. "  However, he later stated, "For the record, I don't believe that the World Trade Center was brought down by our own explosives, or that a rocket, rather than an airliner, hit the Pentagon. I spent a career in the CIA trying to orchestrate plots, wasn't all that good at it, and certainly couldn't carry off 9/11. Nor could the real pros I had the pleasure to work with. "
Mr. Baer lives in Silverton, Colorado, near the "The Miner's Tavern" American Legion Post 14.