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Archive for the ‘CIA’ Category

Drones Prosecute War on Terror

Posted by Steve Markowitz on September 28, 2010

The Wall Street Journal reported a major escalation in the efforts by the CIA in attacking terrorists in Pakistan.  The CIAlaunched 20 drone strikes in September in Pakistan’s so-called lawless tribal region near Afghanistan, setting a newrecord.  These CIA attacks are a supposed response to a terrorist plot against European countries, specifically the U.K., France and Germany.

Shortly after his inauguration, Barack Obama banned the use of the term “war on terror” within his Administration.  This action was in keeping with the Obama philosophy that all that came before his reign must be remade.  However, this narcissism does not change reality on the ground.  If sending missiles into a sovereign country is not war, then what is it?


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Leon Panetta & the CIA – On the Hot Seat

Posted by Steve Markowitz on September 16, 2009

leonLeon Panetta has been Democrat foot-soldier for nearly four decades, including a stint as a Democrat congressman from California and Chief of Staff for President Clinton.  Panetta was appointed CIA Director by President Obama this year.  It seems he may have too much integrity for the radical left.

Early in Panetta tenure as CIA Director he seemed to have the backing of the President who indicated that he wanted to look forward instead of back on matters relating to the CIA and its handling of terrorist during the Bush administration.  Evidently this angered the radical left and influenced Obama to change this commitment.  Let’s review the history on the President’s attack on the CIA: Read the rest of this entry »

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