News you may have missed #0281

  • US intel director confirms CIA can kill US citizens abroad. It’s official; speaking before the House Intelligence Committee, US Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair acknowledged that President Obama is continuing a Bush-era policy authorizing the killing of US citizens if they are considered “a terrorist threat to the United States”.
  • Funny sign at CIA gift shop. Actual notice displayed at a CIA gift store inside the Agency’s Langley, VA, headquarters: “Don’t forget! If you are undercover, you cannot charge! It will blow your cover”. Good point.
  • Gordon Thomas’ Secret Wars out in paperback. IntelNews has received the new paperback edition of Gordon Thomas’ Secret Wars: 100 Years of British Intelligence. Joseph Fitsanakis reviewed the hardback edition last May.

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5 Responses to News you may have missed #0281

  1. Chris says:

    I have no problems with targeted killings
    but the word” believed” bothers me.
    I would rather use the term probable cause.
    Believe suggests less than probable cause.
    Probable cause, means facts, circumstances and reliable information. Probable cause means there is proof.

  2. intelNews says:

    Just to make sure we are on the same page: the word “believed” is not mentioned in the above article. [IA]

  3. chris says:

    Listen to the Democracy Now, The word believed is used to justify the targeted killing.

  4. chris says:

    Actually, known is a better word. It shows it is fact. Believed suggests it is possible.

  5. intelNews says:

    OK, I see what you mean now. Thanks for the clarification. [IA]

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