(10 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
On the topic of extra-judicial assassinations of Americans by CIA hit squads, Glenn Greenwald writes:
…government officials often abuse their power and/or err and therefore must prove accusations to be true (with tested evidence) before they’re assumed to be true and the person punished accordingly.
I wonder what he’s talking about.
Veronica Bowers, 35, and her seven-month-old daughter, Charity, were killed when their Cessna was mistaken for a drug plane in 2001…
…A cockpit video tape obtained by ABC News shows how a CIA spotter plane sneaked up behind the Cessna and wrongly identified it as a drug plane. CIA operatives then called in the Peruvian Air Force.
Here’s the video stripped of commercial content via whatreallyhappened.com:
And here’s ABC’s video pairing the gruesome assassination with “Honey Bunches of O’s” advertising: http://abcnews.go.com/blotter/…
Congressman Pete Hoestrka said, “The intelligence community’s performance in terms of accountability has been unacceptable. These were Americans that were killed with the help of their Government, the community covered it up, they delayed investigating.”
According to The Telegraph.co.uk :
The CIA said that after a nine year investigation, it had concluded that 16 of its employees should be disciplined.
The nine-year investigation is clearly evidence of the seriousness and thoroughness of the CIA’s investigation. 16 people. Disciplined. Should be.
I imagine the debriefing at Langley went something like this:
Unbelievable! We botch ONE assassination, and now WE’RE the bad guys! And hey, it wasn’t even us. I was like all, uh, “Bandito? Amigo? Bandito? Amigo? No seguro,” and shit, and I think they [the Peruvians] misunderstood me. The Peruvian air force said, “Bandito?” and I was like “Bandito?” and they’re like, “Bandito?” and I’m like, “Bandito?” Then I’m like saying to my co-pilot, “I’m not sure, dude.” And he’s like, “me neither.” Then out of nowhere this fighter comes in and starts shooting. I guess they didn’t understand me. And then the pilot of the Cessna starts going all, “They’re killing us! They’re killing us!” And then I’m like all, “No mas d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d !!!”