Tuesday, February 19, 2008

 

Abu Laith al-Libi

Dell L. Dailey
The airstrike that killed the al-Qaida commander was carried out entirely by the U.S. agency without any approval from the Pakistani government. Officials said they often get their best results from such operations, where they act alone based on information from well-paid informants ("all it takes is bags of cash," said one official). After the successful strike against Libi, officials expect support for autonomous operations will grow in Washington, and, if there's a struggle for power after the elections it could mean Pakistan's leaders would be too worried about other matters to interfere. here

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hey do you have any more info on this

"At one point the visits were so obvious that the Icelandic press directly confronted the CIA people in Reykjavik Airport. But the CIA people did not wish to answer the questions."

from here http://www.indymedia.ie/article/86069
and
http://www.dr.dk/Nyheder/Udland/2008/02/03/161506.htm

English language preferably but I love to see footage of that encouter.
 
8 Sep 06 - Naval Air Station Keflavik closed, apparently in a huff - they used foreign workers:"The ceremony also marked the final moments of a transition that began in March. In preparation for the turnover, the NASKEF and tenant command team cleaned and cleared 550 facilities, and shipped 6.6 million pounds of household goods, 850 privately owned vehicles and 600 government vehicles."
 
so the naval station is closed, but there still using it refueling these illegal mystery flights, relations can't be that bad? any info on the customs changes they have said they have made to check all private flights? I'm sure they just wave these ones through anyway.
 
RTP "read the problem" These flights ended in 2005. The black prisons ended in 2006:"The program was effectively suspended last fall [2006], when President Bush announced that he was emptying the C.I.A.’s prisons and transferring the detainees to military custody in Guantánamo. This move followed a Supreme Court ruling, Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, which found that all detainees—including those held by the C.I.A.—had to be treated in a manner consistent with the Geneva Conventions." New yorker Your citations carefully do not give dates.
 
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