Woodward: US assasinations in Iraq

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Gringinho, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/09/09/iraq.secret/
    "The War Within: Secret White House History 2006-2008," Woodward disclosed the existence of secret operational capabilities developed by the military to locate, target and kill leaders of al Qaeda in Iraq and other insurgent leaders.

    Are Woodward's claims at all plausible given US history?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Woodward


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denialism
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Gladio
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Condor
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_on_Democracy
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effects-Based_Operations
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_of_the_Americas
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Army_and_CIA_interrogation_manuals


    Techniques discussed in School of Americas training manuals, 1987-1991:
    • Motivation by fear

    • Payment of bounties for enemy dead
    • False imprisonment
    • Use of truth serum
    • Torture
    • Execution
    • Extortion
    • Kidnapping and arresting a target’s family members





    White House rejects claim in new Woodward book
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/08/woodward.whitehouse/index.html


    Ware: Woodward's Iraq claims off the mark
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/09/09/ware.qanda/index.html


    They aren't refuting an assassination program... :D
    The attitude from the following CIA operative interview is telling:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5L1VdlktOw