CIA sought Blackwater's help to kill Jihadists

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/20/us/20intel.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    By MARK MAZZETTI
    Published: August 19, 2009
    WASHINGTON — The Central Intelligence Agency in 2004 hired outside contractors from the private security contractor Blackwater USA as part of a secret program to locate and assassinate top operatives of Al Qaeda, according to current and former government officials.

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    Executives from Blackwater, which has generated controversy because of its aggressive tactics in Iraq, helped the spy agency with planning, training and surveillance. The C.I.A. spent several million dollars on the program, which did not successfully capture or kill any terrorist suspects.

    The fact that the C.I.A. used an outside company for the program was a major reason that Leon E. Panetta, the C.I.A.’s director, became alarmed and called an emergency meeting in June to tell Congress that the agency had withheld details of the program for seven years, the officials said. <more>
     
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    Ok, I read it, and the point is?
     
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    sfw?
     
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    bring blackwater and the troops home, we need more protestors at the rallies. and let em bring their weapons!
     
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    That the privatization of WAR, and the licensing to private corporations to assassinate people is not a good idea, of course.

    It isn't a good idea, either.
     
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    Seems like a fine idea to me.
     
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    For me, I would like to know why this "plan" was arranged in secret and no one in Congress was told what was going on?
     
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    The Drug Cartels and Warlords think so.
     
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    Thats what lintel does keep secrets so the wrong people don't get killed ,
    once you get the pols involved no secrets are sacred, they are political weapons to be exposed for power.
     

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