Tuesday, July 14, 2009
How evil is Cheney? Very evil!
Dick Cheney 'hid plans to kill al-Qaida operatives abroad'
Dick Cheney, the former vice president, ordered a highly classified CIA operation hidden from Congress because it pushed the limits of legality by planning to assassinate al-Qaida operatives in friendly countries without the knowledge of their governments, according to former intelligence officials. Former counter-terrorism officials who retain close links to the intelligence community say that the hidden operation involved plans by the CIA and the military to launch operations, similar to those by Israel's Mossad intelligence service, to hunt down and kill al-Qaida activists abroad without informing the governments concerned, even though some were regarded as friendly if unreliable.
So we now have an idea as to what the CIA program was that Cheney was trying to hide and it seems to be 'Death Squads' - is there any other way we can read this? Cheney wanted to send Death Squads into 'friendly' countries who have pesky laws against state sanctioned none judicial execuations, so that would place NZ, Australia, Europe, Canada, India and most of the developed world into that basket. Effectively it was a progam to murder whomever the CIA thought was a terrorist - how the hell does endorsing madness like this fight for freedom and democracy? Screw it, Cheney is a war criminal and this mad beast of a man needs to be prosecuted! If any other country was caught trying to endorse secret plans to send death squads around the globe they would be branded a terrorist nation - how is what Cheney was planning differ from the criminals he is hunting?
How do you defeat terrorism? Solid Police work and eliminating the righteous grievance and grinding poverty that recruits so many desperate young Muslim men into al-Qaida's ranks is the way you fight terrorism, creating CIA death squads in secret that break every international law under the sun to execute people you've none judiciously selected for assassination is the total antitheses of fighting for freedom and democracy.