Ten days ago, word of a secret Bush Administration program in the CIA to contract out illegal assassinations to North Carolina mercenary company Blackwater USA (now known as Xe Services) leaked out of the Obama Administration.
This morning, more information about that criminal conspiracy has leaked out. It seems that Blackwater planned to subcontract out pieces of the assassination plot to foreign mercenaries and agents.
The program was kept secret from Congress. The program is still kept a a classified secret from the American people. Yet, Blackwater and the CIA saw no problem with telling foreign mercenaries about it.
The justification for this was that “you wouldn’t want to have American fingerprints on it,” – “it” being the assassination plot, because assassination is a crime. The CIA knew it was a crime. Blackwater knew it was a crime.
Why aren’t the people involved in this criminal conspiracy being ordered to appear before open, public investigations by Congress? Why aren’t they being arrested and arraigned?
Why does the program remain classified, if it really has been terminated? Why do we have to rely upon anonymous government sources to tell us the version of events they want to tell us? What other criminal conspiracies has the CIA decided to keep secret from us?
When there are crimes this serious in high offices of the federal government, and perhaps in the White House itself, the American people deserve to know the whole truth, and the perpetrators deserve to be brought to justice.