The CIA is preparing to take rather harsh measures against Iran. This is why Mike Pompeo, the director of the CIA, has appointed Michael D’Andrea, known as the “Dark Prince” or “Ayatollah Mike” (photo) to head the ad hoc section.

Mr D’Andrea has converted to Islam. He has put in place a programme under which torture is used to condition. Yet another string in his bow is the establishment of the secret prison at Salt Pit (Afghanistan) where he supervised experiments on Abu Zubaydah, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri and Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. This psychopath is reputed to being extremely intelligent yet violent. He inspired the character known as “Wolf” in the US film, Zero Dark Thirty. In 2008, D’Andrea organized for the military chief of the Hezbollah, Imad Mugniyah, to be assassinated in Damascus, and directed the US killer drone programme until 2015.

Anoosha Boralessa