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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-19-10 06:43 PM
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12. Poppy was there when all the troubles started ... like the Beirut blasts and kidnappings and all...
Poppy's crew has been very, very busy.

From Simpson:



NSDD 30. MANAGING TERRORIST INCIDENTS, APRIL 10, 1982

During the Reagan‑Bush years, "terrorism" was a label that could be applied to tactics of almost any opposition group who would not play by White House rules. By taking on administrative responsibility for dealing with terrorism, Bush extended his administrative turf to include almost every aspect of clandestine security policy.


NSDD 138. PREEMPTIVE STRIKES AGAINST SUSPECTED TERRORISTS,

(DECLASSIFIED FRAGMENT; CLASSIFICATION LEVEL OF ORIGINAL TEXT NOT DISCLOSED), POSSIBLE DATE APRIL 3,1984


0n March 16,1984, Islamic guerrillas kidnapped William Buckley, CIA chief of station in Beirut. One result was presidential authorization of NSDD 138, a de facto US declaration of war against Islamic guerrilla groups in the Middle East and Northern Africa.

The still‑classified portions of the directive authorized establishing secret FBI and CIA paramilitary squads and use of existing Pentagon military units such as the Green Berets and Navy SEALs for conducting what amounted to guerrilla war against guerrillas. It authorized sabotage, killing (though not "assassination"), preemptive and retaliatory raids, deception, and a significantly expanded intelligence collection program aimed at suspected radicals and people regarded as sympathizers. ("Assassination," in CIA parlance, referred to the murder of heads of state and was barred by a presidential order first issued during the Ford administration. Killing suspected guerrillas and lower‑level state ‑officials, in contrast, was regarded as "preemptive self‑defense.") The order placed special stress on campaigns against Iran, Libya, Syria, Cuba, Nicaragua, North Korea, and the USSR.

The NSC has thus far released only a one‑page "extract" of sentences from this original order. Other portions of the directive, however, were made public in the form of a Presidential Message to Congress and associated statements to the media.

CONTINUED...



No wonder Smirko put Poppy's papers on ice, first thing.
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