Friday, July 17, 2009

What does it take to make Americans angry?

That secret CIA-thingy that Panetta blocked but couldn't much talk about, the one Cheney was behind (and Cheney was behind the illegal failure of the CIA to tell Congress about it) - turns out to be just another Murder Inc. operation, with the added fillip that the murdering could take place anywhere - including the United States - and against anyone - including American citizens - as long as the murdering was in aid of stopping terror (as in Bibi Netanyahu's 'war on terror'). It was exactly that kind of 'mission creep' that caused Ford, hardly a liberal, to stop the CIA from this sort of assassinating back in the 70s. Of course mistakes are made, innocent bystanders are killed, and the CIA's (and Bibi's) definition of 'terrorist' may be different than yours (comments to the article linked to above - which I can't link to directly but are found in a javascript link at the bottom of the article - contain some suggestions). It is still unclear whether this Cheney assassination squad ever got off the ground (but I'll bet it did!).
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