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(Feb 21, 2011) An American contract terrorist working for the CIA, Raymond A Davis, was arrested in Pakistan, after shooting two men in the back.
"Davis, a retired Special Forces soldier, carried out scouting and other reconnaissance missions as a security officer for the Central Intelligence Agency case officers and technical experts doing the operations, the officials said," reported the New York Times in a story called "American Held in Pakistan Shootings Worked With C.I.A." (www.nytimes.com...)
Outsourcing US government state-sanctioned terrorism has become Big Business because it allows government agencies to avoid US law, especially in the phony "Global War on Terrorism" conducted by the Pentagon and the CIA. The Times also reports that Davis "has worked for years as a C.I.A. contractor, including time at Blackwater Worldwide, the controversial private security firm (now called Xe) that Pakistanis have long viewed as symbolizing a culture of American gun slinging overseas.
Since the United States is not at war in Pakistan, the American military is largely restricted from operating in the country. So the Central Intelligence Agency has taken on an expanded role, operating armed drones that kill militants inside the country and running covert operations, sometimes without the knowledge of the Pakistanis.
(February 18, 2011) From a Wired "Danger Room" article a year ago, on Feb 1, 2010: The Defense Department just released its king-sized, $708 billion budget for the next fiscal year. Much of the proposed spending is fairly detailed -- noting exactly how many helicopters the Pentagon plans to buy and how many troops it plans on playing.
But about $56 billion goes simply to "classified programs," or to projects known only by their code names, like "Chalk Eagle" and "Link Plumeria." That's the Pentagon's black budget.
In other words, for Fiscal 2010, the military was allotted some $56,000,000,000 dollars for programs that would also include the worst of these secretive agendas, Black Ops, black as in criminal, secret, unethical, dangerous or sinister, illegal, beyond the pale, murderous, and on and on semantically.
Originally posted by StripedBandit
"Paki's"? Really? Did I sleep in the day that became inoffensive?
I was surprised to see your Location as Canada after reading the title.
But I guess I don't have to go too far South for some old-fashioned bigotry... EH??