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Two more senior Taliban leaders nabbed in Pakistan

Posted by: ST on February 18, 2010 at 9:54 am » 1 Comment

Via the NYT: KABUL, Afghanistan — Two senior Taliban leaders have been arrested in recent days inside Pakistan, officials said Thursday, as American and Pakistani intelligence agents continued to press their offensive against the group’s leadership after the capture of the insurgency’s military commander last month. Afghan officials said the Taliban’s “shadow governors” for two […]

 

Obama admin not talking on the details of Baradar capture, detention, and interrogation. Why?

Posted by: ST on February 17, 2010 at 9:59 am » 2 Comments

Via Fox News: WASHINGTON — The recent capture of the Taliban’s No. 2 is a big score for the Obama administration in the war on terror, but so far, the White House has said little about how Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was captured, where he is being held and what intelligence, if any, he is […]

 

Taliban’s second in command in Afghanistan is captured

Posted by: ST on February 16, 2010 at 9:29 am » 4 Comments

Great news, via the Long War Journal: Pakistan’s top military intelligence service captured the Afghan Taliban’s deputy commander during a raid in the port city of Karachi. The Inter-Service Intelligence agency, Pakistan’s military intelligence service, accompanied by officers from the US Central Intelligence Agency arrested Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Afghan Taliban’s second in command […]

 

Marc Thiessen schools Christiane Amanpour on waterboarding

Posted by: ST on January 21, 2010 at 7:30 pm » 3 Comments

Former senior Bush administration official Marc Thiessen has been a machine over the last couple of years when it comes to setting the record straight on CIA interrogation tactics and how the “EIT”s (Enhanced Interrogation Tactics) like waterboarding, for example, actually did stop terrorist attacks and saved lives. Fortunately for us, he’s still at it […]

 

NYT at it again – publishes info that will aid the enemy and hurt US counterterrorism efforts

Posted by: ST on December 10, 2009 at 10:35 pm » 8 Comments

Yes, the newspaper that refused to reveal the exact contents of the ClimateGate emails because they were “never meant for the public eye” has once again handed the enemy the keys to the front doors of our intelligence agencies by exposing secret tactics used by the CIA, with the help of Blackwater, in tracking, detaining, […]

 

CIA says no to federal judge’s order to turn over classified papers

Posted by: ST on September 1, 2009 at 6:44 pm » 3 Comments

Showdown time: WASHINGTON — The CIA says it cannot turn over more details of its interrogations of terror suspects without spilling classified government secrets. A long-secret report released last week shed new light on alleged CIA abuses. The spy agency faced a Monday court deadline to turn over more papers, but the agency responded by […]

 

Hoekstra slams Obama, Justice Dept over CIA investigations

Posted by: ST on August 24, 2009 at 6:12 pm » 7 Comments

Ouch: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement after the Department of Justice released portions of a CIA IG report on terrorist interrogation and Attorney General Eric Holder announced he was naming a prosecutor to investigate CIA officers engaged in counterterrorism: “At […]

 

The Obama Justice Dept’s war on the CIA

Posted by: ST on August 24, 2009 at 12:57 pm » 23 Comments

ABC News reports that CIA director Leon Panetta recently had a “shouting match” with the WH over the Justice Department’s plans to investigate CIA agents for “interrogation techniques that President Obama has termed “torture”: A “profanity-laced screaming match” at the White House involving CIA Director Leon Panetta, and the expected release today of another damning […]

 

CIA agents’ identities exposed to terrorists by Gitmo lawyers and the ACLU

Posted by: ST on August 21, 2009 at 9:36 am » 13 Comments

I am speechless (via Stop the ACLU): Detainees Shown CIA Officers’ Photos Justice Dept. Looking Into Whether Attorneys Broke Law at Guantanamo The Justice Department recently questioned military defense attorneys at Guantanamo Bay about whether photographs of CIA personnel, including covert officers, were unlawfully provided to detainees charged with organizing the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, […]

 

CNN takes at face value the word of conspiracy hack who worked under Powell

Posted by: ST on May 15, 2009 at 7:24 pm » 5 Comments

Ok – first, the “story” (via Karl at Patterico’s): (CNN) — Finding a “smoking gun” linking Iraq and al Qaeda became the main purpose of the abusive interrogation program the Bush administration authorized in 2002, a former State Department official told CNN on Thursday. The allegation was included in an online broadside aimed at former […]