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US Mercenary “Took Part” in Gaddafi Killing; Sent to Assist Syrian opposition
Alakhbar English ^ | March 19, 2012 | Yazan al-Saadi

Posted on 03/24/2012 5:15:32 AM PDT by Makana

US government officials requested that an American private security firm contact Syrian opposition figures in Turkey to see “how they can help in regime change,” the CEO of one of these firms told Stratfor in a company email obtained by WikiLeaks and Al-Akhbar.

James F. Smith, former director of Blackwater, is currently the Chief Executive of SCG International, a private security firm with experience in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. In what appears to be his first email to Stratfor, Smith stated that his “background is CIA” and his company is comprised of “former DOD [Department of Defense], CIA and former law enforcement personnel.”

“We provide services for those same groups in the form of training, security and information collection,” he explained to Stratfor. (doc-id 5441475)

In a 13 December 2011 email to Stratfor’s VP for counter-terrorism Fred Burton, which Burton shared with Stratfor’s briefers, Smith claimed that “[he] and Walid Phares were getting air cover from Congresswoman [Sue] Myrick to engage Syrian opposition in Turkey (non-MB and non-Qatari) on a fact finding mission for Congress.”

Walid Phares, named by the source as part of the “fact finding team,” is a Lebanese-American citizen and currently co-chairs Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Middle East advisory group.

In a profile of Walid Phares published in Salon, As’ad AbuKhalil details Phares’ history with right-wing militias during the Lebanese civil war.

Sue Myrick, who allegedly was providing “air cover” for the “fact finding team”, is a Republican Congresswoman from North Carolina who has a track record of extremist pro-zionist and anti-Islamic views

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackwater; lybia; statedepartment
All propaganda contains a kernel of truth.
1 posted on 03/24/2012 5:15:38 AM PDT by Makana
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To: Makana

With the huge expansion of U.S. military special forces and CIA black ops after 9/11, and with many of those guys now out of the service and in the private sector, I have no doubt that this story is true. Why have the U.S. military risk itself in these adventures when Uncle Sam can just hire “independent contractors” with Spec Op experience to do Obama’s dirty work overseas?

2 posted on 03/24/2012 5:22:29 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

Some US spec ops folks are ideologically joining the very, very far left and Democratic Party black ops.

Readily documented.

here’s one of them:!/Hahyrningur/status/180229172168372224/photo/1

3 posted on 03/24/2012 5:36:16 AM PDT by Hardraade ( (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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To: Makana

I wonder where Lon Horiuchi is these days.

4 posted on 03/24/2012 5:46:43 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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5 posted on 03/24/2012 5:58:07 AM PDT by Hardraade ( (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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To: Makana

> Sue Myrick, ... a track record of ... anti-Islamic views
I don’t have a problem with proper identification of the enemy; and make no mistake; Islam is the enemy.

6 posted on 03/24/2012 6:03:31 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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