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Posts Tagged ‘JSOC

MEK of Iran trained in Nevada by JSOC

April 7, 2012

From the air, the terrain of the Department of Energy’s Nevada National Security Site, with its arid high plains and remote mountain peaks, has the look of northwest Iran. In certain sections, the curious are warned that the site’s security personnel are authorized to use deadly force, if necessary, against intruders. It was here that […]

US Special Operations Command fighting global warfare

February 25, 2012

The head of the US military’s Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is asking for greater autonomy in dispatching elite killer squads to every corner of the globe. According to the New York Times, Adm. William McRaven is seeking “more autonomy to position his forces and their war-fighting equipment where intelligence and global events indicate they are […]

Two American citizens assassinated in Yemen with American drones –Or were they?

October 2, 2011

AP reports: Anwar al-Awlaki, a well-known and controversial American imam with ties to al-Qaeda, was killed along with four others, another also an American citizen. Samir Khan – who was from North Carolina – and al-Awlaki were killed early Friday in a strike on a convoy in Yemen. The strike was carried out by the […]

SOCOM the US Military’s secret military deployed worldwide

August 7, 2011

Born of a failed 1980 raid to rescue American hostages in Iran, in which eight U.S. service members died, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) was established in 1987. Since then, SOCOM has grown into a combined force of startling proportions. Made up of units from all the service branches, including the Army’s “Green Berets” and […]

JSOC Private Killing Machine of the US President

May 25, 2011

They’re known as “JSOC” — Joint Special Operations Command. They report directly to the president and, as National Journal reporter Marc Ambinder put it “operate worldwide based on the legal (or extra-legal) premises of classified presidential directive.” “Kill/capture” has been waged by the Joint Special Operations Command, or JSOC, 3,000 operations in only the past […]

Kucinich: Assassination of Americans a short-cut around the Constitution

April 18, 2010

The Obama administration has recently revealed its assassination plan of a US citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki. Targeted killings are not a new Obama administration policy. Beginning three days after his swearing in, President Obama authorized scores of lethal drone strikes, including against specific individuals, in Pakistan and Afghanistan, surpassing the Bush era numbers. The elite Joint […]

Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Drones, Blackwater and DynCorp in Pakistan

January 24, 2010

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates, while visiting Pakistan, has said the US is considering giving Pakistan drones for intelligence and reconnaissance purposes, a private TV channel reported. Gates also conceded that US security companies Blackwater (Xe) and DynCorp are operating in Pakistan in private capacities. He said the companies would comply with Pakistani laws. Amazing […]

On trained assassins, JSOC, the CIA and Blackwater

December 26, 2009

An article published in Vanity Fair, written by a former CIA attorney, cites intelligence sources in stating that Eric Prince, the multi-millionaire Republican founder-owner of Blackwater, was not merely a private contractor, but a “full-blown asset” recruited by the agency. The central role played by Blackwater mercenaries in the CIA’s activities became increasingly clear as […]

Blackwater’s War in Pakistan

November 25, 2009

At a covert forward operating base run by the US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, members of an elite division of Blackwater are at the center of a secret program in which they plan targeted assassinations, “snatch and grabs” of high-value targets and other sensitive action inside and […]

Dick Cheney and the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC)

July 16, 2009

It was not the CIA that put Dick Cheney’s death squad approach into effect. It was the US military, so reports the Asia Times. Here’s the background: Richard Holbrooke, Obama’s special envoy to Afghanistan Pakistan (AfPak), revealed on CNN: “In the informational side … we don’t have a strong enough counter-informational program to combat the […]