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 Post subject: The Superpower's Hidden Hand - Part 4
PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:40 pm 

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The Superpower's Hidden Hand - Part 4
March 24, 2005
Washington Post
Army Documents Shed Light on CIA
'Ghosting' - Systematic Conceal-
ment Of Detainees Is Found
"Senior defense officials have
described the CIA practice of
hiding unregistered detainees
at Abu Ghraib prison as AD HOC
and unauthorized"...
..."but a review of Army docu-
ments shows that the agency's
'ghosting' program was SYSTEM-
ATIC and known to three senior
intelligence officials in Iraq."
The Superpower's systematic
hiding of its victims is not
confined to Iraq. Rather, it's
part of its systemic
Moving on:
"...military intelligence of-
ficers and the CIA came to an
arrangement that kept the In-
ternational Committee of the
Red Cross and other humanitari-
an organizations from knowing
the detainees existed."
Had The Evil People known, as
they do now, they would have
cheered and saluted --as did
the Germans in Hitler's time.
In THAT larger context, it's
only natural that
"[Lt Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, then
highest-ranking general in Iraq]
said...that Maj.Gen. Barbara Fast,
his top intelligence officer...
'had been made aware of the allo-
cation of cells for use by OGA
[= CIA].'
and that
"Fast has been cleared of wrong-
doing...and last week assumed
command of the U.S. Army Intel-
ligence Center at Fort Huachuca,
Moving back, what's "rendition"?
Let's turn to page 272 of Steve
Coll's *Ghost Wars: The Secret
History of the CIA, Afghanistan,
and bin Laden, from the Soviet
Invasion [1979] to September 10,
2001* [2]:
"This 'rendition' technique, in
which a detained terrorist was
shipped from one country to an-
other without appearing in court
[for an extradition hearing], had
lately [1995] become a preferred
CIA method.
"It allowed the agency to ship
suspects to allied countries for
interrogation OR back to the
United States for trial, as it
"The practice, illegal in the
United States but permitted over-
seas, drew on national security
policy that dated back to the
Reagan administration, reaffirmed
and revitalized by President
Compared to this practical
of the Constitution--
torture abroad, showtrial at home
--Clinton's first impeachment and
disbarment were a mere sideshow.
` ... ge=printer
I capitalized the phrase "ad hoc"
and the word "systematic" in the
The paperback edition of Coll's
book is published by Penguin
Books (ISBN 0 14 30.3466 9).
I capitalized the word "or" in
the quotation.

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Jasper2002us...welcome to the board.

I'm not sure what's going on here...are you posting an article and commenting on it at the same time? That's fine by me, but I'd appreciate a bit of explanation so I can better understand what your point of view is.




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