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U.S. Defense Officials Hired Contractors to Track and Kill "Militants" in Afghanistan
Axis of Logic ^ | 15 MAR 2010 | Dexter Filkins and Mark Mazzetti

Posted on 03/15/2010 11:36:23 AM PDT by BCW

Under the cover of a benign government information-gathering program, a Defense Department official set up a network of private contractors in Afghanistan and Pakistan to help track and kill suspected militants, according to military officials and businessmen in Afghanistan and the United States.

The official, Michael D. Furlong, hired contractors from private security companies that employed former C.I.A. and Special Forces operatives. The contractors, in turn, gathered intelligence on the whereabouts of suspected militants and the location of insurgent camps, and the information was then sent to military units and intelligence officials for possible lethal action in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the officials said.

While it has been widely reported that the C.I.A. and the military are attacking operatives of Al Qaeda and others through unmanned, remote-controlled drone strikes, some American officials say they became troubled that Mr. Furlong seemed to be running an off-the-books spy operation. The officials say they are not sure who condoned and supervised his work.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: good; good4them
...and Islam hired "relief agencies" to re-supply and re-arm while peace negotiations are taking place...where's the story on that?

Who cares - welcome to 21st Century Jihadi Warfare M_F!

1 posted on 03/15/2010 11:36:23 AM PDT by BCW
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To: BCW

Isn’t that what we’re doing now with the drones? What am I missing?


2 posted on 03/15/2010 11:38:01 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: BCW

Free markets work! lol


3 posted on 03/15/2010 11:38:18 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: BCW
Good for them! Kep at it!

And if this revelation causes serious concern and indigestion for the likes of Pelosi, Reid, Obummer, and any other scummy dems: all the better!!!

4 posted on 03/15/2010 11:40:33 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: BCW

Cool. The more dead jihadis the better


5 posted on 03/15/2010 11:40:39 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: BCW
Is this a great war or what?

They want to die and we want to kill them!

6 posted on 03/15/2010 11:42:10 AM PDT by IbJensen ((Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: BCW

Sounds good to me. What “logic” will MSNBC use to condemn this?


7 posted on 03/15/2010 11:45:31 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: BCW

Makes sense to me....You don’t know who to trust...the deaths of the CIA agent is proof...Of course this is part of war..


8 posted on 03/15/2010 11:45:39 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: BCW

No problem with this at all — “letters of Marque and Reprisal” are specifically authorized by the US Constitution, now all we gotta do is find anybody in government that give’s a rat’s a$$ about the constitution and this is a non-issue.


9 posted on 03/15/2010 11:46:09 AM PDT by L,TOWM (The Democratic Party: Lies, promulgated by Liars whose only skill is Lying.)
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To: BCW

Wait till Code Pinko hears about this.


10 posted on 03/15/2010 11:46:49 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You don't have to be ignorant to be a Democrat...but if you are...so what?)
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To: BCW

No problem. These are shovel ready jobs.


11 posted on 03/15/2010 11:48:49 AM PDT by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: BCW

Hey, sounds like a good idea to me.


12 posted on 03/15/2010 11:48:52 AM PDT by jch10 (It is an ill wind blowing...)
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To: BCW
War crimes! The left will call for Obama to be brought up on war crimes.
13 posted on 03/15/2010 11:49:51 AM PDT by ryan71 (Let's Roll!)
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To: BCW
Mis-leading headline. Shocka!

The article says nothing about the contractors killing anyone.

14 posted on 03/15/2010 11:50:12 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer. Are you prepared?)
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To: Past Your Eyes

They are called Privateers-It was used in War of 1812- it`s legal- That`s the fact Jack-

http://www.usmm.org/warof1812.html


15 posted on 03/15/2010 11:54:27 AM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: Past Your Eyes
Wow...un-named sources...speculation...amounting to treason when the taliban begins exterminating every westerner in sight as a potential spy. Not only actual spooks...but the innocent, also. How do these journalists sleep at night? Death of patriots and apostles no barrier to a sick political agenda. Just awful. Sources and/or lyin’ SOB’s are gonna have to go to prison.
16 posted on 03/15/2010 11:54:39 AM PDT by dasboot
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To: BCW

The Army has done this for two hundred years..................


17 posted on 03/15/2010 11:54:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: Drill Thrawl

“...for possible lethal action...”

I think they are linking DRONE strikes with this - and “suggesting” that those killed may have been innocent due to non-govt intel targeting...


18 posted on 03/15/2010 11:59:48 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com)
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To: BCW

que the BUSH/CHENEY/HALLIBURTON media screeds...


19 posted on 03/15/2010 12:01:01 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: BCW

Which is also what I got out of the article which is NOT what the headline says.


20 posted on 03/15/2010 12:05:25 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer. Are you prepared?)
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To: Drill Thrawl

yeah-—I agree - but it makes everyone jump in and read it...I guess the MSM works on different rules than what we are suppose to....


21 posted on 03/15/2010 12:13:33 PM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com)
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To: BCW

So if I have this straight — our government (through its SRM mouthpiece) terms the bad guys in Afghanistan and Pakistan “militants,” but any American troops coming back from the war as potential “extremists.”

Got it.


22 posted on 03/15/2010 12:13:43 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Glad to see Demonic Unhinged (DU) highlights and attacks my FR comments!)
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To: BCW

I sure hope so....AND I hope they were successful


23 posted on 03/15/2010 12:25:19 PM PDT by the long march
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To: BCW

But they won’t ever be hired to take out OBL!


24 posted on 03/15/2010 12:36:20 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: IbJensen

Love your thinking


25 posted on 03/15/2010 12:40:21 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (God IS Coming Back........He WILL NOT permit this evil to continue much longer)
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To: BCW

I’m not seeing a downside to this. Dead “militants” are a good thing however you arrive at them.


26 posted on 03/15/2010 12:40:29 PM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: BCW

So what’s the problem? Makes sense to me. That’s why they are called COVERT operations and not community fund raisers for ACORN.


27 posted on 03/15/2010 3:25:25 PM PDT by Babalu ("Tracer rounds work both ways ...")
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To: BCW

Effing Fox News just named the guy in charge of this and showed his picture. Screw them!

Want to let them know what you think about this? http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,77538,00.html


28 posted on 03/15/2010 4:18:51 PM PDT by piytar (Ammo is hard to find! Bought some lately? Please share where at www.ammo-finder.com)
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