Open Thread: The Goods on Blackwater and CIA Lies -- five years later

Remember when Nancy Pelosi said the CIA was lying and the media targetted her. Well here's another case of the CIA caught lying and worse yet, hiring paid thugs to kill our enemy. Summary justice criminal style and the New York Times is exposing the story now, five years later. A big story now or five years ago!


C.I.A. Sought Blackwater’s Help in Plan to Kill Jihadists


by Mary Mazzetti.



Executives from Blackwater, which has generated controversy because of its aggressive tactics in Iraq, helped the spy agency with planning, training and surveillance. The C.I.A. spent several million dollars on the program, which did not successfully capture or kill any terrorist suspects.


The fact that the C.I.A. used an outside company for the program was a major reason that Leon E. Panetta, the C.I.A.’s director, became alarmed and called an emergency meeting in June to tell Congress that the agency had withheld details of the program for seven years, the officials said.


 


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Executives from Blackwater, which has generated controversy because of its aggressive tactics in Iraq, helped the spy agency with planning, training and surveillance. The C.I.A. spent several million dollars on the program, which did not successfully capture or kill any terrorist suspects.


The fact that the C.I.A. used an outside company for the program was a major reason that Leon E. Panetta, the C.I.A.’s director, became alarmed and called an emergency meeting in June to tell Congress that the agency had withheld details of the program for seven years, the officials said.


 

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