WASHINGTON – When the CIA revived a plan to kill or capture terrorists in 2004, the agency turned to the well-connected security company then known as Blackwater USA.
With Blackwater's lucrative government security work and contacts arrayed in hot spots around the world, company officials offered the services of foreigners supposedly skilled at tracking terrorists in lawless regions and countries where the CIA had no working relationships with the government.
Blackwater told the CIA that it "could put people on the ground to provide the surveillance and support — all of the things you need to conduct an operation," a former senior CIA official familiar with the secret program told The Associated Press.
But the CIA's use of the private contractor as part of its now-abandoned plan to dispatch death squads skirted concerns now re-emerging with recent disclosures about Blackwater's role.
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:09 PM on Aug. 30, 2009
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 1:15 PM on Aug. 30, 2009
Whats your point?
The CIA was tasked with a "death squad" to track and kill terrorists..they couldn't or wouldn't do it. So instead they hired a PRIVATE company (which is WRONG ON SO MANY LEVELS, are hit men legal now?) Then THEY outsourced to FOREIGNERS? That we didn't have a relationship with and were NOT trained properly?
What do you THINK my point is?
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:17 PM on Aug. 30, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 2:21 PM on Aug. 30, 2009
So what? I think the CIA should use anymeans necessary to track down and execute anyone that could be a threat to the security of the U.S. I know there are many soldiers who are so frustrated with BO's stance on closing GITMO they're willing to just start shooting combatants on site. If we can't detain them, get rid of them. I agree.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:25 PM on Aug. 30, 2009
Next question overall
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