Asia Times | CIA mystery: Did Iran kill ‘Ayatollah Mike?’ | Article

A USAF Bombardier E11A intelligence gathering jet was cruising over Afghanistan on a secret mission, transporting two crewmen and allegedly, a mysterious chain-smoking CIA operative, Michael D’Andrea — also known as Dark Prince and Ayatollah Mike — when something bad happened over a remote, mountainous region.

Media reports on Iranian State television showed a crumpled, burning wreck — clearly there were no survivors. It also claimed that D’Andrea, chief of the CIA’s special Iran task force, which goes by the name Iran Mission Center, was one of the casualties
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