Friday, August 27, 2010

CIA Paper Says U.S. Has Long Been Exporter Of Terrorism

The people at WikiLeaks released a CIA analysis paper yesterday that reveals the US has long been an exporter of terrorism and the world yawns. Here's the WikiLeaks summary of the document:

This CIA "Red Cell" report from February 2, 2010, looks at what will happen if it is internationally understood that the United States is an exporter of terrorism; 'Contrary to common belief, the American export of terrorism or terrorists is not a recent phenomenon, nor has it been associated only with Islamic radicals or people of Middle Eastern, African or South Asian ethnic origin. This dynamic belies the American belief that our free, open and integrated multicultural society lessens the allure of radicalism and terrorism for US citizens.' The report looks at a number cases of US exported terrorism, including attacks by US based or ļ¬nanced Jewish, Muslim and Irish-nationalism terrorists. It concludes that foreign perceptions of the US as an "Exporter of Terrorism" together with US double standards in international law, may lead to noncooperation in renditions (including the arrest of CIA officers) and the decision to not share terrorism related intelligence with the United States.

Okay, I know you're shocked, shocked by this revelation but absolutely no response anywhere in the MSM to this? Have we become that cynical?

While we're on the subject. it's being reported that the lawyer for the  two women who claim to have been sexually assaulted by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in Sweden said on Friday he has appealed the prosecutor's decision not to open a rape probe. On Wednesday the judge said there was no reason to believe a crime had been committed but there was enough evidence to continue probing a separate molestation allegation against the 39-year-old Australian founder of the controversial WikiLeaks organization. Julian Assange insists he is the victim of a "smear campaign" aimed at discrediting his whistleblowing website, which is locked in a row with the Pentagon.

Signaling that there may well be further troubles ahead for Assange, newly appointed Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor refused to answer a student's question about the recent document leaks and the national security and free-speech imperatives at stake. She said she had to decline to answer because "that question is very likely to come before me."

And in the latest controversy to engulf the whistle blowing website, WikiLeaks has published uncensored police files from the case of Marc Dutroux, a paedophile who was jailed for life in 2004 for killing four girls and a former associate. A senior prosecutor vowed to try to block the publication of the 1235 page dossier that pertains to a prominent Belgian politician who was cleared of suspicion of paedophilia and any connection with Dutroux in 1996 after being named during the investigation. The dossier published by WikiLeaks revives those allegations and has caused some outrage in Belgium.

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