Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens for Legitimate Government
26 Dec 2010
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WikiLeaks: U.S. Drug Agency Eavesdropping Extends ‘Far Beyond’ Narcotics 26 Dec 2010 The Drug Enforcement Administration has been transformed into a global intelligence organization with a reach that extends far beyond narcotics, and an eavesdropping operation so expansive it has to fend off foreign politicians who want to use it against their political enemies, according to secret diplomatic cables… In Venezuela, the local intelligence service turned the tables on the D.E.A., infiltrating its operations, sabotaging equipment and hiring a computer hacker to intercept American Embassy e-mails, the cables report.
DEA reach goes global, beyond drugs: report 25 Dec 2010 The US Drug Enforcement Administration has grown into a global intelligence organization whose reach extends far beyond international drug trafficking, The New York Times reported. Citing documents from the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, the newspaper said the DEA’s operations had become so expansive the agency has had to fend off foreign politicians who want to use it against their political enemies.
‘US not to close Guantanamo in near future’ 26 Dec 2010 The White House says the US administration will not be able to close Guantanamo Bay detention center in the near future despite President Barack Obama’s promise. “It’s certainly not going to close in the next month. I think it’s going to be a while before that prison closes,” CNN quoted White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs as saying on Sunday. Gibbs also suggested that the recent influx of Republicans in Congress could make fulfilling closing the prison more difficult.
Gibbs: Indefinite Guantanamo detentions ‘regrettable’ 26 Dec 2010 White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says it’s unfortunate that some terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay need to be held indefinitely without trial. “…Some would be tried in military commissions, likely spending the rest of their lives in a maximum-security prison that nobody, including terrorists, have ever escaped from. Some, regrettably, will have to be indefinitely detained,” Gibbs said in an interview aired Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” describing Obama’s beleaguered plan for closing Guantanamo.