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Former CIA Officer on the Sochi Olympic pitfalls

Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
(Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Aaron Stipkovich on Friday spoke with Kent Clizbe, a former CIA case officer in the 1990s, author of “Willing Accomplices” and as a CIA contractor after 9-11 on security issues and pitfalls at the Olympics that is currently underway in Sochi, Russia.

Clizbe in his interview talked about the massive security forces along with intelligence agencies from various nations that will be present and whether or not Muslim terrorists will attempt to attack the venue and surrounding areas.

When asked on his thoughts of President Putin’s “Ring of Steel” that is supposed to suppress any terrorist attacks, Clizbe said, “Well, I am not sure if that’s not… you know that I am not a great fan of the Obama administration but I don’t… I think maybe characterizing the actions the United States is taking and going ahead and attending the Olympics is wrong.”

“Knowing what has happened in past Olympics, in places that were less, less of a threat… in affect; the area of where the Olympics are is a war zone, pretty much.”

“What has happened in past Olympics, there’s been a huge behind the scenes intelligence, law enforcement, and government presence that you’re not going to see or hear about. I’m just assuming and you can rest assure, there’s going to be a huge presence, a joint presence of American intelligence, law enforcement, along with Russian and a whole gamut of international organizations,” Clizbe said.

Clizbe also spoke about Russian President Putin, terrorism, America’s political correctness culture, and his new book, "Obliterating Exceptionalism: A chronicle of Obama's Politically Correct Progressive destruction of America".

Just days prior to the start of the Russian Olympics, Michael Davidson, Clandestine Editor for ANDmagazine stated that the hosts of the Russian Olympics are extremely nervous.

Davidson reported that, "One of the greatest fears is that explosives may have been planted in the Olympic Stadium. Russian technicians have been working feverishly to check the stadium's structure because there was no security control in effect during its construction."

Clizbe’s full interview can be heard here.

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