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neomonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:31 PM
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U.S. Considers Elite Hit-Squads for Iraq -Report
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Pentagon is debating whether to set up elite hit-squads to target leaders of the Iraq insurgency in a new strategy based on tactics used against leftist guerrillas in Central America 20 years ago, Newsweek magazine reported on Saturday.
One proposal would send U.S. Special Forces teams to advise, support and possibly train Iraqi squads of hand-picked Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Shiite militiamen to target Sunni insurgents and their sympathizers, Newsweek said, citing military insiders familiar with the discussions.

The squads may operate across the border in Syria, Newsweek said on its web site, but added it was unclear whether they would assassinate leaders or be involved in "snatch" operations


http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&s...

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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:33 PM
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1. And Negroponte just happens to be in Iraq
Fucking death squads. Jesus.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:37 PM
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5. Great point. And well said.
Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it.

Send this to Mike Malloy at AAR if you want to get someone really riled up about this.

Tonight the last words running through my brain will likely be "Fucking death squads."

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JohnOneillsMemory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:14 PM
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23. Ronald Reagan isn't fucking dead enough. n/t
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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:56 PM
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40. So what does "Negroponte" mean? Bridge to darkness?
Too bad Major Bob's dead; I'm sure he'd have some pointers...

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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:34 PM
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2. Hmmm. Well. How long before the Pentagoon realizes they are
training the assassins of their own troops? How many terrorist infiltrators were there in the Iraqi National Guard/Police? Granted, I don't know much about the military, but why isn't this a possible outcome?
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:35 PM
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3. Negroponte setting up his death squads again?
Saw this coming didn't we?

These motherfuckers are beyond despicable.
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neomonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:39 PM
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6. El Salvador, back by "popular" demand
The names haven't changed much, and neither has the madness.
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:44 PM
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9. I hope Negroponte gets his ass handed to him in a shoebox.....
That fucking war criminal should have been locked up a long time ago, with Kissinger and Ollie North and Ronald Reagan and on and on and on............

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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:43 PM
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35. Unfortunately, that will never happen as long as a republi-CON can
"win" the White House. Presidential pardon prerogative, dontcha know?
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:57 PM
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41. I was referring to literally, not figuratively! (n/t)
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:44 PM
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10. Deja vu.
How very sad.
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artemisia1 Donating Member (343 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:36 PM
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4. Dumb.
What an excellent way to start a civil war in Iraq - play one ethnic group against another. The people running this war are so damn incompetent it's scary.
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:50 PM
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12. I know more about waging war than Rumsfeld and I know diddely
squat. And they are using our tax dollars to do it. They will cut the money for social programs that are needed and pour more of it into an illegal war. The Dems in Congress had better get it together and pound some sense in them if need be. I would love to see a good physical fight there.
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anakie Donating Member (935 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:58 PM
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17. and blame the cost cuts
not on the war but on all that money in aid that was sent to South Asia.
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pinniped Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:41 PM
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7. Who the hell gave these US paid killers permission to operate in Syria?
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 10:22 PM by pinniped
They better make sure they don't get caught or they might face a sharp sword in the town plaza.

Wait a minute, I bet these 'death squads' are already in place and have been operating since the beginning.

What about those 'private jails' in Afghanistan? I bet those dudes were told to operate them by Rummy the Dummy and they got hung out to dry when busted.
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slor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:43 PM
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8. Damn these fools...
I believe they want civil war, so they can stay. Screw the people of Iraq, screw the soldiers, stay for the oil. Of course, it will not be possible to get the oil, but they do not dare to think about that part.
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ScrewyRabbit Donating Member (522 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:49 PM
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11. Freedom is on the march!
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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:51 PM
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13. We've brought Grozny to Fallujah -- which village gets to be El Mozote?
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artemisia1 Donating Member (343 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:00 PM
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18. All of them... n/t
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:53 PM
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14. Did I hear junior calling?

I'm ready boss, am ready
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Bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:55 PM
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15. negroponte out of honduras
doing a little smugglin on the side as well
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:56 PM
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16. "Elite Hit-Squad" is an oxymoron. nt
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JohnOneillsMemory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:16 PM
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24. As opposed to the National Guard 'populist' death-squads.
They just don't have the motivation for empire that the White House wants on their team.
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:01 PM
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19. wow. how ironic ...
Bush's own "assassins".

(see -- history of the Crusades ... do you think they'll bother with the hashish this time, or just give them cold hard cash?)

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GreatCaesarsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:06 PM
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20. gee, i wonder how the sunnis will respond?
i think we'll find out soon.
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:11 PM
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21. Assassins
.
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Larkspur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:14 PM
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22. Didn't we try this in Vietnam?
Wasn't that what the Phoenix program was about? :shrug:
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:17 PM
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25. I guess the Republican Guard is coming back.
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:18 PM
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26. so now we're in the death squad business....
Maybe the SOA/WHINSEC can open a branch campus in Kuwait....
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NIGHT TRIPPER Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:30 PM
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28. The CIA's been in the death squad business for decades
Now it seems no big deal ?

Telling the press these "elite" death squads will perform covert ops in neighboring countries?

"snatch" operations? assasinations?

isn't this against international law?

and they're making no secret of it?
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:26 PM
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31. I know-- it was a rhetorical question....
But as you note, the openness of the announcement is chilling. The pig bastards are giving up all pretense of decency.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:25 PM
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27. I think Sammy the Bull Gravano is available n/t
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NIGHT TRIPPER Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:35 PM
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29.  chimp fantasizes putting on his bunny suit and joining up too

Ahhh, to be a superhero !
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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:10 PM
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30. Phoenix . . . resurrected. . .
n/t possible
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:36 PM
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32. Whose to say the hit-squads haven't already been operating there
There have been too many suspicious deaths and car bombings whose only intent appeared to be civil unrest.
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buddysmellgood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:38 PM
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33. Hmmm. Sending Republican elitests into battle sounds pretty good.
How about Rush?
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ninkasi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:42 PM
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34. Let's see...
death squads, snatches, torture...yeah, we're really setting a good example of a democracy, and bringing civilization to the heathen Muslims, aren't we? Extreme sarcasm.
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:44 PM
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36. Here's the Newsweek article
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:46 PM
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37. Isn't Elite Hit-Squads just a fancy word for terrorists? n/t
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Darranar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:47 PM
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39. No. They're only terrorists when they fight against the US. n/t
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Darranar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:46 PM
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38. The "El Salvador Solution" comes into play...
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 11:46 PM by Darranar
murder a path to "democracy"....
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:59 PM
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42. duplicate topic
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