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 Post subject: The Superpower's Hidden Hand - Part 4
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POLITICAL ESSAYS
The Superpower's Hidden Hand - Part 4
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March 24, 2005
Washington Post
Army Documents Shed Light on CIA
'Ghosting' - Systematic Conceal-
ment Of Detainees Is Found
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"Senior defense officials have
described the CIA practice of
hiding unregistered detainees
at Abu Ghraib prison as AD HOC
and unauthorized"...
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BUT
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..."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."
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HOWEVER,
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The Superpower's systematic
hiding of its victims is not
confined to Iraq. Rather, it's
part of its systemic
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WORLDWIDE RENDITION GULAG.
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Moving on:
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"...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."
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Had The Evil People known, as
they do now, they would have
cheered and saluted --as did
the Germans in Hitler's time.
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In THAT larger context, it's
only natural that
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[a]
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"[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].'
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and that
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[b]
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"Fast has been cleared of wrong-
doing...and last week assumed
command of the U.S. Army Intel-
ligence Center at Fort Huachuca,
Ariz."
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Moving back, what's "rendition"?
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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]:
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"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.
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"It allowed the agency to ship
suspects to allied countries for
interrogation OR back to the
United States for trial, as it
pleased.
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"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
Clinton."
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Compared to this practical
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OVERTHROW
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of the Constitution--
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torture abroad, showtrial at home
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CHEERS! SALUTES!
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--Clinton's first impeachment and
disbarment were a mere sideshow.
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[1]
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dy ... ge=printer
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I capitalized the phrase "ad hoc"
and the word "systematic" in the
newsstory.
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[2]
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The paperback edition of Coll's
book is published by Penguin
Books (ISBN 0 14 30.3466 9).
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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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