Syrian soldier 'ordered to fire' on peaceful protesters. Secrets of the CIA, part 1. 'I didn't think of Iraqis as humans,' says U.S. soldier who raped 14-year-old girl before killing her and her family. By Mail Foreign Service Updated: 12:14 GMT, 21 December 2010 Steven Dale launches appeal against five life sentences because he was tried in civilian courtHe says warzone sent him crazy and deaths of two colleagues had 'messed me up real bad' Steven Green, pictured in April 2009, is serving five life sentences for rape and murder in Iraq.
He has launched appeal but doesn't have 'much hope' of ever being freed An Iraq War veteran serving five life terms for raping and killing a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and killing her parents and sister says he didn't think of Iraqi civilians as humans after being exposed to extreme warzone violence. Steven Green, a former 101st Airborne soldier, in his first interview since the 2006 killings, claimed that his crimes were fuelled in part by experiences in Iraq's violent 'Triangle of Death' where two of his sergeants were gunned down. He also cited a lack of leadership and help from the Army. Green didn't testify at trial. The shots killed Staff Sgt. Spc. Patterns of Misconduct: FBI Intelligence Violations from 2001 - 2008. January 2011 Executive Summary In a review of nearly 2,500 pages of documents released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a result of litigation under the Freedom of Information Act, EFF uncovered alarming trends in the Bureau’s intelligence investigation practices.
The documents consist of reports made by the FBI to the Intelligence Oversight Board of violations committed during intelligence investigations from 2001 to 2008. The documents suggest that FBI intelligence investigations have compromised the civil liberties of American citizens far more frequently, and to a greater extent, than was previously assumed. In particular, EFF’s analysis provides new insight into: Number of Violations Committed by the FBI Substantial Delays in the Intelligence Oversight Process From 2001 to 2008, both FBI and IOB oversight of intelligence activities was delayed and likely ineffectual; on average, 2.5 years elapsed between a violation’s occurrence and its eventual reporting to the IOB. Leon Panetta Has Got Some Real Inside Info.
I think it is fair to say that a lot of the higher-echelon government jobs, particularly in the Federal Government, are sui generis.
Therefore, it is not necessarily fair to expect the people who fill those jobs to have prior experience that is directly on point. Often, the best candidate for the job might not even have much or any experience that is directly relevant in that field, but we can safely assume that intellectual capacity and general managerial experience will prevent any truly epic screw-ups from occurring.
Apparently, being the Director of the CIA is not one of those jobs. In case you missed it, Leon Panetta was called before Congress today and asked to explain exactly what in the world is going on over in Egypt. His answer was, essentially, “No worries, Mubarak will be stepping down by the end of the day.” American officials said Mr. Wow. Airforce Terrified of WikiLeaks. Egypt protests organized by CIA.
Wikileaks Reveals U.S. Tax Dollars Fund Child Sex Slavery in Afghanistan. The now infamous Wikileaks recently released a cable from Afghanistan revealing U.S. government contractor DynCorp threw a party for Afghan security recruits featuring trafficked boys as the entertainment. Bacha bazi is the Afghan tradition of "boy play" where young boys are dressed up in women's clothing, forced to dance for leering men, and then sold for sex to the highest bidder. Apparently this is the sort of "entertainment" funded by your tax dollars when DynCorp is in charge of security in Afghanistan.
DynCorp is a government contractor which has been providing training for Afghan security and police forces for several years. Though the company is about as transparent as a lead-coated rock, most reports claim over 95% of their budget comes from U.S. taxpayers. That's the same budget that DynCorp used to pay for a party in Kunduz Province for some Afghan police trainees. Of course, this isn't the first time DynCorp has used U.S. tax dollars to support sex trafficking. Collateral Murder. 5200 Pentagon Employees PURCHASED Child Pornography! (Why Is This Not A Bigger Story?) FORMER CIA CHEIF KNOWS AND TELLS THE TRUTH.
CIA Whistleblower talks about Heart Attack gun.