AFIO Extracts: CIA, DoD, War Crimes Can Do Easy

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Chile General Convicted in 1974 Murders Blames CIA. The former chief of Chile’s feared secret police who was convicted in the 1974 assassination of Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s biggest enemy in exile says the CIA committed the crime.

How Does the CIA Know If Its Intel Is Any Good? On Sunday, the website Wikileaks published more than 91,000 military documents from the war in Afghanistan, among them reports alleging that Pakistan’s top military intelligence service is aiding Taliban fighters. The Pakistani government has claimed that the documents are based on inaccurate field reports that neither it nor U.S. intelligence agencies are taking seriously. So how do intelligence analysts determine whether reports are credible or not?

Arab Intelligence Agencies Too Busy Protecting Regimes to be Effective. Even the wave of arrests in Lebanon over the last year of those accused of being “Mossad agents” does not change Wilhelm Dietl’s opinion that “the Arab intelligence agencies, including that of Lebanon, are ineffective.” . . . The Arab agencies see their primary task as preserving the regime or the leader and therefore, they are cruel and without limits. They are above the law; they are the law itself. They see themselves as a divine entity.

Hit List Draws Fire in Wake of Leaked US Documents, by Lolita C. Baldor. When it comes to war, killing the enemy is an accepted fact. Even amid the sensation of the WikiLeaks.org revelations, that stark reality lies at the core of new charges that some American military commando operations may have amounted to war crimes.

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