World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

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World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

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World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tiny Arab nation of Qatar has for years employed a former CIA officer to help spy on soccer officials as part of a no-expense-spared effort to win and hold on to the 2022 World Cup tournament, an investigation by The Associated Press has found.

It’s part of a trend of former U.S. intelligence officers going to work for foreign governments with questionable human rights records that is worrying officials in Washington and prompting calls from some members of Congress for greater scrutiny of an opaque and lucrative market.

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Qatar also had its first Grand Prix this year. I would assume that more money changed hands. There's no lack of that, apparently. Socially, the place is a shithole, and a well documented shithole at that, complete with its own version of slave labor.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_Qatar
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