Monday, March 18, 2013

"The best description for him is that he lacks human feeling . . . "

" . . . somehow their hearts have died."

"James Steele: America's Mystery Man In Iraq":  Nice job at pulling together the story of Colonel James Steele, the man who started the ongoing civil war in Iraq through the gross misuse of sectarian paramilitaries posing as police to assist the Americans in putting down the Sunni resistancePsychopathic monsters like Steele always seem to turn up in these situations, appearing to civilian leaders (Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Cheney) as a magical answer to military and political problems (also see Lansdale in Vietnam).  The torture is just an extra bonus for these guys.

Note how revelations about Steele's operations in El Salvador put him out of favor in Washington, but the neocons remembered him and brought him back to do the same dirty deeds in Iraq.

"‘The Salvador Option’" 

"'Salvador Option' mooted for Iraq" 
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