Gina Haspel is the spy became the first woman head of the CIA

Gina Haspel, the CIA deputy director, was chosen to replace Director (Mike) Pompey and be the first CIA director, a historic milestone. Mike and Gina Haspel have worked together for over a year and have developed deep, mutual respect, “said US President Donald Trump recently, suggesting that Caspell for this post.

It is expected that Congress’s appointment will be ratified as the Trab’s announcement has triggered a storm of reaction due to the dark past of Gina Haspel.

In August 2002, the National Intelligence Service (CIA) set up secret prisons in Thailand where for some time tortured two terror suspects (using methods such as virtual drowning) who were considered al Qaeda members. For a short while, according to unnamed sources cited by the Associated Press, Haspell was the one who ruled the prisons.

Whatever evidence existed for the case was destroyed as, as reported by American media, “innocent videos were lost in 2005 about these” interrogation under pressure “techniques applied in prisons in Thailand, and among those who destroyed them was the Gina Haspel.

During her tenure, 61-year-old Gina Haspel was mostly in secret missions. The world knew little about it, or how she was visually unaware, until last month she released her official biography with few photos. The photos show a weak, middle-aged woman with thick dark hair and conservative eyeglasses, an appearance that does not reminiscent of anything the cinematic stereotype of the spy.

According to the CIA, Gina Haspel is the daughter of a former US Air Force member and grew up in military bases. The oldest of the five children graduated from high school in England and then studied journalism and languages ​​(Spanish and French) at the University of Louisville.

She joined the CIA in 1985. “I wanted to belong to something bigger than me. I wanted an adventure abroad where I could also use my love for foreign languages. The CIA met these criteria, “she says, according to this book. Her first appointment was in Africa, a mission that, as she says, “was taken from an espionage book. It could not have been better. ”

She learned Russian and Turkish and worked in Russia and Eastern Europe in the 1990s and was a CIA stationer in Azerbaijan.

She was awarded the service because he led a mission to capture two wanted terrorists. The date of the award is not known but all converge to the case with the terrorist attacks on US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya in 1998.