posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 11:46 PM
So much for our Nobel Peace Prize winner? Now it is back to running and gunning in the jungle, desert, and mountains. From sea to shinning sea.
Subverting governments, political assassinations, death squads, destruction to infrastructure, and other black op activities. Wow! This type of
behavior by a man who accepted the Nobel Peace Prize? If he had any fiber of self-respect and common reason, he should have respectfully declined the
award given his office as Commander and Chief. By accepting the award and formally admitting to black ops in countries not at war with the US, he is
turning the Nobel Peace Prize into a mockery.
I am not surprised in the least, because just about every politician seems out for self instead of the greater good. This escalation certainly is on
par with Present Bush's covert operations, or vastly surpasses it? We will have to wait and see? Still, this type of behavior is only going to weaken
the image of the US even further. We all know where these type of operations lead to: like democratically leaders being deposed resulting in
destabilization, death squads, corruption, war crimes, acts of torture, and other malicious affairs. I am referring to the CIA led ousting of Iranian
Prime Minister, Mohammed Mossadeqh, Iran/Contra, Operation Phoenix, Air America, and the illegal military activities in both Cambodia and Laos. Each
of the instances listed above where covert ops and led to disastrous consequences when the dust finally settled.
Moreover, it gives the United States government the right to use military personnel and intelligence assets with unwarranted ambiguity in the scope
and responsibility if something goes wrongs. For instance, forces will be sent into harms way with unmarked uniforms and no identification. It was
done before in Vietnam, and I am certain there are instances of stories involving captures and mishaps that remain secret to this day. As it stands,
if something goes wrong, the US government can deny all knowledge or involvement in a military operation that took place in a nation not formally at
war with the US.
Now, I am not naive, and I know covert operations happen all the time. However, the very notion is secret and classified. Why has this information
been released to the world in the first place? Perhaps, there is a big leak at the Department of Defense, or in the Intelligence Community? This
information was probably classified before it was released to the media. Still, I am opposed to this type of behavior, because the perils caused by it
in the past. Its seems to do more harm than good.
[edit on 6-6-2010 by Jakes51]