The Empire and the Right to Life of Human Beings by Fidel Castro Ruz

https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/

by Fidel Castro Ruz
Global Research, October 28, 2010

In his latest reflections Fidel Castro refers to fragments of the text “The War Crimes of Stanley McChrystal, U.S. General” which, among other things, “reveals examples of how the Obama Administration continues walking in Bush`s footsteps”.

That’s terrific! So I exclaimed when I read down to the last line about the revelations of the famous journalist Seymour Hersh, printed in Democracy Now! and collected as one of the 25 most censored news items in the United States.

The material is entitled “The War Crimes of Stanley McChrystal, U.S. General” and it was included in Project Censored, put together by a university in California, including the essential paragraphs from those revelations.

Continue reading

Countdown: Jeremy Scahill on Blackwater assassination contractors: Lord Of The Christian Supremacist Flies

Bookmark and Share

https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/

firedoglake
August 20, 2009

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Countdown: Jeremy Scahill discusses B…“, posted with vodpod

see

CIA Hired Private Military Firm Blackwater for Secret Assassination Program

C.I.A. Said to Use Outsiders to Put Bombs on Drones – NYTimes.com h/t: CLG

The Real Grand Chessboard and the Profiteers of War by Prof. Peter Dale Scott

US Still Paying Blackwater Millions By Jeremy Scahill

Conspiracy Theory Proved True! + Bush Admin. worse than our Nightmares

Bookmark and Share

https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/

Updated

MoxNewsDotCom
August 20, 2009

Rachel Maddow

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Conspiracy Theory Proved True!“, posted with vodpod

***

Updated

Bush Admin. worse than our Nightmares

by Juan Cole
Informed Comment
Friday, August 21, 2009

It was worse.

Back in the bad old days of Bush’s corrupt gang, we on the left were pilloried for suggesting that the administration was manipulating terrorism-related news in order to win the 2004 elections. But when Tom Ridge says it . . .

In fact, I argued in summer, 2004, that when Ridge did raise the terrorism alert, it had the unfortunate effect of outing an al-Qaeda double agent who had been turned by the Pakistani government and was helping set a trap for al-Qaeda in the UK. In turn, that caused the British government to have to move against the people it had under surveillance prematurely, harming the case.

[…]

And if any of us had said that Dick Cheney was setting up civilian mercenary assassination squads (at least 007 works for the British government), and set things up so that perhaps neither the CIA director nor the president even knew about it, we would have been branded moonbats. But well, that is today’s story

[…]

via Informed Comment: Bush Admin. worse than our Nightmares.

see

Countdown: Jeremy Scahill on Blackwater assassination contractors: Lord Of The Christian Supremacist Flies

CIA Hired Private Military Firm Blackwater for Secret Assassination Program

https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/

Democracy Now!
August 20, 2009 Continue reading

Cheney Assassination Squad Details Revealed

https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/

RussiaToday
August 07, 2009

RT Contributor and Investigative Journalist Wayne Madsen says that Pentagon Officials revealed important details about the alleged JSOC Assassination Ring at a conference in Virginia just weeks before the U.S. invaded Iraq. Madsen reveals the details of these special hit squads as he speaks with RT’s Dina Gusovsky.

Continue reading

Dick Cheney’s “Executive Assassination Ring” – Was British Weapons Expert Dr. David Kelly a Target?

Bookmark and Share

Dandelion Salad

by Tom Burghardt
Global Research, July 17, 2009
Antifascist Calling…

Revelations that the Central Intelligence Agency launched a world-wide assassination program, and then concealed its existence from the U.S. Congress and the American people for eight years, carries an implication that death squads may have been employed against political opponents.

The Wall Street Journal reported July 13 that “A secret Central Intelligence Agency initiative terminated by Director Leon Panetta was an attempt to carry out a 2001 presidential authorization to capture or kill al Qaeda operatives, according to former intelligence officials familiar with the matter.”

Investigative journalist Siobhan Gorman writes, “The precise nature of the highly classified effort isn’t clear, and the CIA won’t comment on its substance.”

Continue reading

CIA linked to Bhutto’s murder? + The U.S. Assassinates People All The Time!

Dandelion Salad

RussiaToday
July 14, 2009

Washington is caught up in a political scandal centering on former Vice President Dick Cheney. It follows a move by the new CIA director Leon Panetta to cancel a secret plan to find and kill Al-Qaeda leaders.

Continue reading

The Man Who Knew Cheney’s Secret by Benjamin Sarlin

Bookmark and Share

Dandelion Salad

by Benjamin Sarlin
The Daily Beast
July 14, 2009

The New Yorker’s Seymour Hersh was mocked in March when he referred to Dick Cheney’s secret squad of CIA assassins. Now, he talks to The Daily Beast about the next shoe to drop.

Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh raised eyebrows back in March when he told an audience at the University of Minnesota that Dick Cheney ran a secret hit squad that he kept hidden from congressional oversight.”Congress has no oversight of it. It’s an executive assassination ring essentially, and it’s been going on and on and on,” Hersh said at the time. He added: “Under President Bush’s authority, they’ve been going into countries, not talking to the ambassador or the CIA station chief, and finding people on a list and executing them and leaving. That’s been going on, in the name of all of us.”

[…]

via The Man Who Knew Cheney’s Secret – Page 1 – The Daily Beast

h/t: News From Underground

FAIR USE NOTICE: This blog may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes, to advance understanding of human rights, democracy, scientific, moral, ethical, and social justice issues, etc. This constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

see

What Is It That We’re Missing In The ‘Cheney Ordered The CIA To Lie’ Story?

Cheney Ordered The CIA Not To Inform Congress On Secret Program + Congress Angry

from the archives:

Seymour Hersh: Secret US Forces Carried Out Assassinations

Preparing the Battlefield by Seymour M. Hersh

What Is It That We’re Missing In The ‘Cheney Ordered The CIA To Lie’ Story?

Bookmark and Share

Dandelion Salad

VOTERSTHINKdotORG

http://earth2obama.org/
July 13, 2009 MSNBC
Keith Olbermann

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “What Is It That We’re Missing In The …“, posted with vodpod

***

Is Another Shoe About To Drop In The ‘Cheney Ordered The CIA To Lie’ Story?

Continue reading

Cheney Ordered The CIA Not To Inform Congress On Secret Program + Congress Angry

Bookmark and Share

Dandelion Salad

VOTERSTHINKdotORG

http://earth2obama.org/
July 10, 2009 MSNBC

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Cheney Ordered The CIA Not To Inform …“, posted with vodpod

***

Members Of Congress Angry About Being Kept In The Dark About CIA Secret Program

Continue reading

Cheney Is Linked to Concealment of C.I.A. Project By Scott Shane

Bookmark and Share

Dandelion Salad

By Scott Shane
NYTimes.com
July 11, 2009

The Central Intelligence Agency withheld information about a secret counterterrorism program from Congress for eight years on direct orders from former Vice President Dick Cheney, the agency’s director, Leon E. Panetta, has told the Senate and House intelligence committees, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said Saturday.

[…]

The disclosure about Mr. Cheney’s role in the unidentified C.I.A. program comes a day after an inspector general’s report underscored the central role of the former vice president’s office in restricting to a small circle of officials knowledge of the National Security Agency’s program of eavesdropping without warrants, a degree of secrecy that the report concluded had hurt the effectiveness of the counterterrorism surveillance effort.

[…]

via Cheney Is Linked to Concealment of C.I.A. Project – NYTimes.com

h/t: CLG

see also:

Washington’s Blog: The CIA’s Rogue Operation

see

What Did CIA Lie To Congress About? Cheney’s Personal Assassination Squad… Maybe?

Wiretap Report Questions Effectiveness Of Illegal NSA Spying

Countdown: Spying on us + Feingold questions Holder

from the archives:

Seymour Hersh: Secret US Forces Carried Out Assassinations

Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh describes ‘executive assassination ring’ By Eric Black

‘You can’t authorise murder’: Dick Cheney headed a secret assassination wing that targeted America’s enemies

Dandelion Salad

Global Research, May 14, 2009
By Abbas Al Lawati, Staff Reporter
Gulf News

Interview with Seymour Hersh

Dubai: Pulitzer prize-winning American investigative journalist Seymour Hersh recently said that former US vice-president Dick Cheney headed a secret assassination wing that targeted America’s enemies abroad.

Video: Seymour Hersh interview (best viewed with Internet Explorer)

Gulf News catches up with him on his trip to Dubai for the Arab Media Forum to ask about those revelations as well as issues concerning Barack Obama, Lebanon, Israel, Syria and Egypt.

GULF NEWS: You have spoken about an assassination unit that reported to Cheney called the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). There have been allegations that this unit was responsible for former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri’s assassination.

SEYMOUR HERSH: I can’t verify [that]. What I said was, and what I have written more than once, is that there’s a special unit that does high-value targeting of men that we believe are known to be involved in anti-American activities, or are believed to be planning such activities.

In Cheney’s view this isn’t murder, but carrying out the “war on terror”. And in the view of me and my friends, including people in government, this is crazy. The vice president is committing a crime. You can’t authorise the murder of people. And it’s not just in Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s in a lot of other countries, in the Middle East and in South Asia and North Africa and even central America.

Continue reading

Did newly announced top Afghan general run Cheney’s assassination wing?

Dandelion Salad

by Muriel Kane
The Raw Story
May 13, 2009

It was reported on Tuesday that Lieutenant General Stanley McChrystal will be taking over command of US forces in Afghanistan, pending Senate approval.

McChrystal is presently director of the Joint Chiefs staff, but from September 2003 to August 2008, he headed the Joint Special Operations Command JSOC, which oversees such elite units as the Army’s Delta Force and the Navy SEALs.

Famed investigative reporter Seymour Hersh recently described the JSOC as an “executive assassination wing” controlled for many years by the office of former Vice President Dick Cheney.

[…]

via The Raw Story » Did newly announced top Afghan general run Cheney’s assassination wing?

h/t: ICH

FAIR USE NOTICE: This blog may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes, to advance understanding of human rights, democracy, scientific, moral, ethical, and social justice issues, etc. This constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

see

McChrystal Choice Suggests Special Ops Strikes Will Continue By Gareth Porter

Seymour Hersh: Secret US Forces Carried Out Assassinations

Seymour Hersh: Cheney’s Hit Squads

Countdown: Cheney’s Secret Assassination Ring

Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh describes ‘executive assassination ring’ By Eric Black