Did Inspector General Atkinson deserve to be fired?



Pedro Israel Orta, Former CIA, Dept of State, ICIG officer with extensive experience on IC whistleblower standards, policies, and procedures




While working in war zone deputy chief of base one Orta witnessed a subordinate being badly treated and harassed. Pedro Israel Orta took a bullet for the bullied officer. After speaking out about what he had seen Pedro was put on break then told he was not going back to the war zone. Orta’s whistleblowing made it impossible for him to get a follow up jobs gave because he was given a bad performance review which wasn’t true.


Orta was an Inspector General for the Intelligence Community

Orta conducted inspections of Intelligence Community issues of significant importance for the Director of National Intelligence and Congressional Oversight committees

Former Counter-drug Political Analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency

Former Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. State Department

Orta has worked in the US Government entities and US Military commands in conflict zones such as Yemen, Afghanistan, Greece and Iraq

Orta”s family history includes two political prisoners in Cuba jailed for 20 years for their opposition to Fidel Castro

Twitter: @PedroIsraelOrta