Tuesday, November 24, 2009


It sounds like Rendition is still active. I wonder of this is the change that Obama's supporters were looking for?

Could this have anything to do with his putting off the decision on troop strength in Afghanistan? Is the President trying to have it both ways? He may be attempting to satisfy his progressive base by not committing troops while trying to secretly win the war through the use of covert, private military forces.

It won't work and more soldiers will die. All for good poll numbers and political power. Is this is another case of distraction by the administration? While we are watching the right hand and the troop deployment debacle the left hand is busy playing games under the table. Nothing is as it seems with this bunch.

"At a covert forward operating base run by the US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, members of an elite division of Blackwater are at the center of a secret program in which they plan targeted assassinations of suspected Taliban and Al Qaeda operatives, "snatch and grabs" of high-value targets and other sensitive action inside and outside Pakistan, an investigation by The Nation has found. The Blackwater operatives also assist in gathering intelligence and help run a secret US military drone bombing campaign that runs parallel to the well-documented CIA predator strikes, according to a well-placed source within the US military intelligence apparatus.

The source, who has worked on covert US military programs for years, including in Afghanistan and Pakistan, has direct knowledge of Blackwater's involvement. He spoke to The Nation on condition of anonymity because the program is classified. The source said that the program is so "compartmentalized" that senior figures within the Obama administration and the US military chain of command may not be aware of its existence."

The Nation

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