2010年9月24日星期五

CIA 的秘密軍隊大過任何人所想的


C.I.A.'s Secret Army
C.I.A.的秘密軍隊

西元2010年09月23日


3000-強及增長:美國中央情報局在阿富汗的刺客軍隊
3,000-Strong and Growing: The CIA’s Army of Assassins in Afghanistan

中情局的秘密軍隊大過任何人所想的
CIA's Secret Army Larger Than Anyone Thought

by Jason Ditz,
September 22, 2010
The fact that the CIA has been assembling a “secret Army” in Afghanistan has never been a particularly closely guarded secret. The fact that they are assassinating people in Afghanistan is no secret either. What is a secret, however, is just how big this group is.
那事實美國中央情報局已在阿富汗集合一支“秘密軍”,從來就不是一個特別要諱莫如深的秘密。那事實他們在暗殺阿富汗人民亦是沒有任何秘密。但是,是秘密的是這集團有多大。
Or at least it was a secret, until Bob Woodward’s book Obama’s Wars detailed it. According to Woodward the CIA’s army has some 3,000 well-trained assassins carrying out attacks not only across Afghanistan but into neighboring Pakistan as well.

The program was detailed by former officials as part of the “ramped up American counter-terror operations,” and it was revealed that the CIA had brought some of its Afghan assassins to the United States for training.

The use of them inside Pakistani territory will likely be the most far-reaching of the revelations, however, despite Pakistani military denials that this had ever taken place. Pakistan’s allowing of CIA drone attacks against its territory has been controversial, to say the least, but letting “boots on the ground” into the country is a much bigger issue.

Reports suggest that Gen. David Petraeus, despite lack of public commentary, has privately approved of the use of the massive assassin army, likening it to the covert assassination campaign in Iraq.

And of course the CIA isn’t the only one with assassination programs in Afghanistan. The Pentagon’s own assassination program was unveiled in late July as part of a massive leak of classified documents by WikiLeaks. The WikiLeaks docs revealed the Pentagon’s version had killed a number of civilians in the course of its Afghan misadventures, the CIA’s are still a mystery, however.

http://news.antiwar.com/2010/09/22/3000-strong-and-growing-the-cias-army-of-assassins-in-afghanistan/

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