Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Dick Cheney's Death Squad

Sy Hersh answered a question at a presentation at the University of Minnesota last night with a bombshell:
"Right now, today, there was a story in the New York Times that if you read it carefully mentioned something known as the Joint Special Operations Command -- JSOC it’s called. It is a special wing of our special operations community that is set up independently. They do not report to anybody, except in the Bush-Cheney days, they reported directly to the Cheney office. They did not report to the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff or to Mr. [Robert] Gates, the secretary of defense. They reported directly to him. ...
"Congress has no oversight of it. It’s an executive assassination ring essentially, and it’s been going on and on and on. Just today in the Times there was a story that its leaders, a three star admiral named [William H.] McRaven, ordered a stop to it because there were so many collateral deaths.
"Under President Bush’s authority, they’ve been going into countries, not talking to the ambassador or the CIA station chief, and finding people on a list and executing them and leaving. That’s been going on, in the name of all of us.
If you're thinking of rejecting this as too grotesque to possibly be true, keep in mind that Sy Hersh is the guy who exposed the My Lai massacre and the torture of detainees at Abu Ghraib.


1 comment:

Lee said...

There must be an investigation and commission on these events and this Joint Special Operations Command. If this was truly a death squad acting out of the Executive Office, it will continue to call our government in question regardless of a change in administration. Dick Cheney should be indited and investigated as a war criminal without haste.

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