THE CIA - AMERICA'S OWN TERRORISM ORGANISATION AND ITS SECRET ACTIVITIES
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Some of the ongoing activities, all illegal, include the 'extraordinary rendition' process, the interfering with civilian air traffic and air navigation, wire and phone-tapping, internet interference, kidnap, torture, bribery, breaches of diplomatic processes, interference with diplomatic processes, interference with lawful third country processes and we can go on and on.
We shall begin by outlining the 'extraordinary rendition' process, which is just a sanitised name for illegal kidnapping and transportation of civilian as to allow and accommodate torture and other illegal detention processes. 'Extraordinary Rendition' was designed to avoid and bypass international and U.S. domestic laws and is classified as an act of terrorism. The practice became serious business after the fall of the Taliban Government in
Countries involved in the rendition practice include
Some of the lesser known activities by the CIA have included the torture and murder of a suspected Taliban official, who turned out not be a Taliban official but a Pakistani defence officer; the funding and training of anti-Castro people inside Cuba; the interference with diplomatic mail and communications to and from the U.N. headquarters and the various embassies in Washington as well as a host of other countries. Other instances include the capture, torture, and then elimination by CIA operatives in
We could go on and on for days with these known instances of this rogue terrorist organisation but the instances and processes highlight the ways the U.S. Government does business these days. International, and even U.S., laws have never been a problem for the CIA but the instances as mentioned highlight the need for the 'War on Terrorism' to begin at home.
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