Thursday, March 02, 2006

Negroponte or Rumsfeld Exercising the ‘Salvador Option’ in Iraq?

Alaa Al-Raya / APThen ambassador to Iraq John Negroponte,
center (Now the National Intelligence Director),
was ambassador to Honduras during the Reagan years

Maybe you remember a while back the question was Were British Special Forces Soldiers Planting Bombs in Basra? It was even alluded to that this all might be a part of something larger and more sinister, like Donald Rumsfeld's New Killer Elite, for example. Although each of these articles alluded to top-secret programs that necessarily relied heavily on unnamed sources, each also provided more than a few clues to back it up.

Well now ThinkProgress has added few more:

Roots of Iraq Civil War May Be in ‘Salvador Option’

In January 2005, Newsweek reported that the Bush Administration was considering using the “Salvador option” against insurgents in Iraq. (...) It should come as no surprise, then, that sectarian death squads tied directly to the Iraqi Interior Ministry are running rampant in Iraq. Today we learned that the head of the Baghdad morgue has fled the country in fear for his life after reporting that the units have killed more than 7,000 people since last summer. The death squads operate so openly that an American military official in Iraq said, “the amazing this is…they tell you exactly what they are going to do.”...(more)
If this is what is really going on, then we really have lost this war already. Let's call it what it is, this is state-supported terrorism.

Just as with torture, but in an even worse way in this case, something like this should never have even been considered by policymakers. As we are seeing, these stories are starting to fall into place like peices to a puzzle, and eventually the whole world will be able to see the real picture no matter how hard you tried to hide it. You can't hide horrendous truths but for so long, and they have great potential to come back and bite us all in the ass in the long run. :(


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