Skip to comments.WikiLeaks releases CIA paper on U.S. as 'exporter of terrorism'
Posted on 08/25/2010 7:30:18 PM PDT by markomalley
America has long been an exporter of terrorism, according to a secret CIA analysis released Wednesday by the Web site WikiLeaks. And if that phenomenon were to become a widely held perception, the analysis said, it could damage relations with foreign allies and dampen their willingness to cooperate in "extrajudicial" activities, such as the rendition and interrogation of terrorism suspects.
That is the conclusion of the three-page classified paper produced in February by the CIA's Red Cell, a think tank set up after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks by then-CIA Director George J. Tenet to provide "out-of-the-box" analyses on "a full range of analytic issues."
Titled "What If Foreigners See the United States as an 'Exporter of Terrorism'?," the paper cites Pakistani American David Headley, among others, to make its case that America is a terrorism exporter. This year Headley pleaded guilty to conducting surveillance in support of the 2008 Lashkar-i-Taiba attacks in Mumbai, which killed more than 160 people. The militant group facilitated his movement between the United States, Pakistan and India, the agency paper said.
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The only “Red Cell” operation I heard of happened well BEFORE 911, and a warrior/patriot named Richard(Dick) Marcinko was a part of it. Did the CIA do an operation with the same name?
Well if a Paki states it, it must be true.
I smell 0bama somewhere.
No, you people at the central idiocy agency are so inside the box it’s pathetic.
First, define your terms. “America” is not a bunch of sociopaths like the ones running the CIA (check the first few words of the Constitution).
The American people do not export terrorism, and they would never put up with it.
Your problems started a few decades ago when you started recruiting agents based on their potential to be useful idiots. Now look at you.
Red Cell, Red team, etc, are generic terms for a group within a larger organization that’s supposed to “think outside the box,” especially with regard to analyzing your side’s own vulnerabilities. There’s nothing unique about the name.
PLEASE NOVEMBER, YOU CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH!!!
Scumbags?? puh-leeezzz pass da’lobstah’
It’s all part of the agenda.
It's a "What if?" paper. If it resonates - the next step might be a contingency plan.
News of a couple of US expats doing bad in someone else's back yard might well be enough to convince Joe Nomad that it's time to strap on a C4 merry widow and, quickly, live out his fantasies.
(That and a pot full of lunatic indoctrination that has him already believing that the US is responsible for the crap that makes up his life.)
If you looked farther into the classified files you should find other studies along the lines of:
"What if Portugal invaded Florida"
"What if Colorado really did declare war on Canada"
...you get the picture.
(Those "what ifs" also go the other way 'round, as in "what if the US..." but best not to get into that.)
Sounds like the paper is exploring the activities of groups training and indoctrinating jihadi terrorist types right here in the US.
That doesn't mean the CIA approves of the activity, and we know just how easy it is to get the current DOJ to enforce the law, don't we?
Hmmmmm. Now about that Ground Zero "cultural center"...
Analysis...Much ado about nothing. Its a discussion paper about Foreign perception of United States being seen an Exporter of Terrorism? that is over-classified. There is nothing new in this file, good history lesson though
In other words...WikiLeaks got punked.
Everyone should read the document so you can see how pitiful and weak the case appears. If that’s the best the left can do, they should hang their heads in shame and commit suicide to spare themselves the knowledge that they are have no talent at propaganda, logic or rhetoric.
“RED CEll” .. good name for it.
Someone in the Obama Administration is leaking these documents, with the blessing of Obama himself.
LOL, I hate to admit it but I agree with the “maybe not”!
After reading this story today of the CIA Operative that accidentally shot himself, I thought: “Damn, I want to read the guys book”.
The cynic in me has to believe that there is more to the story in regards to how he died.
Author of disputed CIA book kills self on accident
" We're buying shrimp, guys. Come on'...."
Was this a leak or faxed direct from Obama’s staff?
Non issue. A what-if scenario. Of course that won’t stop the usual suspects to see it as the smoking gun that proves that America is Big Satan, Inc.
What a steaming pile o’ crap this piece is. The actual document doesn’t even remotely resemble the ridiculoius headline. The point of the paper is that American is such a free and open culture that radical islam and others are able to operate within our borders via recruitment, etc. WaPo just up to their old tricks, dissing America.
WikiLeaks may have been “punked”, but that’s now how this is going to be spun by the ill-liberals in this country and our Islamic enemies both here and abroad. This is another example of using propaganda to destroy the credibility of the U.S.
Be careful. The agency is now so compromised that any victim will likely be one of us...
A man with no right to clearance is in charge. Sheesh!
There are some people in our government that should be charged, tried, and shot, all within legal parameters.
These folks are doing their damnedest to destroy this nation and I’ve had it up to here.
I think Baraq Hussein 0bama Jr. is the WikiLeaks source.
It’s all going to plan. The commie ‘RATS have begun the destruction of America. The ‘RATS are going to kill a lot of Americans before this is over.
Titled “What If Foreigners See the United States as an ‘Exporter of Terrorism’?,” the paper cites Pakistani American David Headley, among others, to make its case that America is a terrorism exporter. This year Headley pleaded guilty to conducting surveillance in support of the 2008 Lashkar-i-Taiba attacks in Mumbai
Should have been titled “What if Foreigners WHO ARE TERRORISTS, see the United States as an ‘Exporter of Terrorism’?
no hunnee.....you’s smellin’dat lobstah & buttah....dat lobstah needs a widdle buttah baff
“What If Foreigners See the United States as an ‘Exporter of Terrorism’?,”
What do you mean, What If? They already do! Our problem is we’ve got a traitor in the WH who keeps apologizing for it.
Written by another bunch of Government employees that nobody else wanted and couldn’t be fired. They were put in a room to create paper.
“The cynic in me has to believe that there is more to the story in regards to how he died.”
Yea, saw that the other day. Makes you wonder doesn’t it. A man who is so expert with guns shoots himself by accident, says he is ok and doesn’t need help then found in his back seat?
On the other hand diabetes does make you do spacey things and then not remember them.
The good news is that FUBO’s vaca has so far been a washout; we’ve had a nor’easter here since Sunday-that’s why he’s been doing a lot of “reading” and we haven’t seen any ice cream lickin pics yet.
Last year when he was up here we had a tropical storm.
That was my exact thought.
I won't hold a foreign government responsible in a similar situation and I sincerely doubt anyone who doesn't already passionately hate us will blame us in this instance.
The article's title tries to imply that the CIA could be an "exporter" of terrorism -- which is exactly contrary to the apparent article. What they are concerned about is if enough deranged citizens stir up trouble elsewhere, we (the US) might start getting a bad reputation (like Libya, etc.)
However, the last paragraph in the article makes a good point: the US should never drag their feet on extradition of a US citizen, if there's a reasonable amount of proof they were involve in foreign terrorism.
We all know there is an agenda and none of it is new or undocumented (we can read the same books they do), so what or who is working on the counter attacks BEFORE the next step? Can’t there be a counterinsurgency against the communist agenda? Or is it all in the power of the communist propaganda machine?
This is much to do about nothing. Nothing in the memo implies in any way US Government involvement or sponsorship of these activities. They are playing a bit of word games implying exported but it is not the same as sponsored.
The CIA was simply assessing the potential damage to our diplomacy when homegrown terrorists or financiers from the US pull something overseas.
yaaaaaayyyyyyyy!!!!!! frankly,i’m glad his vacay is a washout-he needs to get off his keister and do some work and his wife needs to stop running off to Spain & stuff..
it’s like his own little posse of a dictatorship up there on that farm w/ all those people he brought along
he seriously needs to get back to DC & park his ahss in the office.
However, it saddens me to see so many think the CIA is a useless tool. If only they knew how many times American and other innocent lives have been saved from Langley operatives. Some seem to think they are all just sitting around an office while occasionally looking at some satellite photos and then go back to pushing paper and smoking and joking.
Yeah, they've missed some things through the years, so what? Even the most dedicated and focused local police gang units can't predict when MS13/Bloods/Crips/HA's/etc. are going to do a drive by shooting. That's why clandestine infiltration is so important. That's what the CIA does best.
They also forget or just don't know that the CIA has spec-op combat units that fight and die against the bad guys around the World, not to mention assassinated spys. What do they get for their deaths? Nothing. No name recognition; no medals; no welcome home; nothing but a lonely star on a wall.
The CIA has done far more good than bad throughout its history. I thank them for their service and glad they are there in the background, upper echelon politicos notwithstanding.
Ps. I know a little about clandestine operations. I once volunteered and worked with the Naval Investigative Service (NIS - now NCIS) back in my Navy days for an operation in Gibraltar. No, it's not on my DD214 - it was undercover. You'll just have to take my word. I also got no recognition, but felt good about working with NIS and doing more than my regular Navy duties. I made a small difference.
The CIA does it a thousand fold every day. They are some of the most dedicated professional Patriots there are. Other than top politicos, they are hard-working self-sacrificing heroes.
Bless the clandestine services, civilian or military. And no, I don't give one sh*t if some suspected terrorist is water-boarded if it saves innocent lives. I'm also for "rendition".
So none of this is earth shattering and I think I could have written the same paper using common logic.
See my reply #41. I agree with you.
This was no doubt an intentional leak by the Obama administration intended to undermine US foreign policy. The order to write this paper probably came from the top.
With due respect, I SO disagree. The more time he is partying the less damage he will do. That's what the Congresscritters need to do, also. Go party and quit oppressing us.
On my list of ways to restore our Constitutional heritage, that has been my second solution after term limits - REDUCED CONGRESSIONAL SESSIONS. The Texas legislature meets every 2 years. Get the professional politicians out of DC and State Capitols so they can do less harm! Then our Republic may have a chance.
When I was stationed at Bragg I was on a small three day leave camping and Marcinko and some other of his crew were a few sites over. I had to go over and meet the men( and his wife I think can't remember now). It was pretty funny, I challenged all of them to a swim contest and did okay except one person who happened to be world class. Of course he called me a limp dicked knuckledragging army puke and I called him a paint sniffing lower than pond scum guppie...only thing I really wish was having him sign my dog eared paperback copy of "Rogue Warrior." But alas, never happened. I always wondered if in my prime I could have made it as a SEAL, my cousin( 2nd cousin) as mentioned here is a SEAL( aka butterball) and he told me it was hard, very hard. So, now occasionally I wonder.
Red Cell uh? Maybe the pentagon took up where Marcinko left off. Doesn't Marcinko run a security business now?
I don't mean to minimize the training and expertise of the other spec-ops guys (Rangers, Delta Force, Special Forces, CIA units, et al). Respect them all, and I know I would have never pasted their training, except for probably Airborne. I went Aviation Navy just because it was a better fit for me having grown up around the beach.
Although, by now there are probably other Western nations (England?) who have similar training similar to SEALs.
SEALs are our very best. I was proud to call them "shipmates" during my time in the Navy while stationed at Coronado, San Diego.
Butterball? Is that a nickname for your cousin or a new name for SEALs. I've been out since 1986. Thank you for serving, ARMY.
oh soooo absolutely!!! yes we need to reign these critters in -too much money is being made off the backs of others and going into their pockets wouldn’t you say? also with term limits it restrains over-familiarity (which is good imho) .
The Wa. Poo is pro-terrorist so does this mean that they will now speak more kindly of the CIA?