The Guardian, Wednesday 6 March 2013
A 15-month investigation by the Guardian and BBC Arabic reveals how retired US colonel James Steele, a veteran of American proxy wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua, played a key role in training and overseeing US-funded special police commandos who ran a network of torture centres in Iraq. Another special forces veteran, Colonel James Coffman, worked with Steele and reported directly to General David Petraeus, who had been sent into Iraq to organise the Iraqi security services
Phi Beta Iota: He was also part of the Iran-Contra and CIA drug smuggling operations, he lied to Congress and was temporarily side-lined, but was resurrected by Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld for Iraq. Between those two war he was probably heavily involved in recruiting and training East European children to be groomed as disposable mercenaries and false flag patsies. We anticipate a growing movement to bring specific US individuals before an International Tribunal. While we favor Truth & Reconciliation Commissions, we strongly support any endeavor that brings the truth into the light. The truth at any cost lowers all other costs.