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The cia outsourced, then Black water did too, what is your opinion of this?

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.

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 1:08 PM on Aug. 30, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090830/ap_on_go_ot/us_cia_secret_program
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:09 PM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • Whats your point?
    itsmesteph11

    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?

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:17 PM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • What do you THINK my point is?

    That you really hope Obama reconsiders and fires them instead of keeping them like he's done so far?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:32 PM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • Sweets, why are you so nasty.."What do you THINK my point is?"...that is just plain nasty.
    First, get all of the facts before you start acting like what you are reading is gospel. Go do some research and see what actually happened unless of course you have been out in the field and you have a little knowledge...is that remotely possible?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:45 PM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • Sweets, when you fight a politically correct war you've lost before the first battle.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 1:49 PM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • Carpy.....very good words!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:55 PM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • Ain't that the truth Carpy!
    BlueCollarMama

    Answer by BlueCollarMama at 1:55 PM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • Sweets, when you fight a politically correct war you've lost before the first battle.

    But she doesn't comprehend this.
    Anonymous

    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.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:25 PM on Aug. 30, 2009

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