Secret CIA Prisons And Counterterrorism Sites In Somalia

CIASomaliaThere has been news recently of CIA operated secret prisons in Somalia, as well as sites with counterterrorism training for Somali intelligence agencies. Have these secret sites been funded by US tax payers? Via AlterNet:

Nestled in a back corner of Mogadishu’s Aden Adde International Airport is a sprawling walled compound run by the Central Intelligence Agency. Set on the coast of the Indian Ocean, the facility looks like a small gated community, with more than a dozen buildings behind large protective walls and secured by guard towers at each of its four corners. Adjacent to the compound are eight large metal hangars, and the CIA has its own aircraft at the airport. The site, which airport officials and Somali intelligence sources say was completed four months ago, is guarded by Somali soldiers, but the Americans control access. At the facility, the CIA runs a counterterrorism training program for Somali intelligence agents and operatives aimed at building an indigenous strike force capable of snatch operations and targeted “combat” operations against members of Al Shabab, an Islamic militant group with close ties to Al Qaeda.

[Continues at AlterNet]

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  • Nunzio X

    Well! “God” bless America and her secret prisons, her torture program, her indefinate imprisonments, her bloated military, her “Capitalismus uber alles” mentality, her rich guys who won’t pay taxes because then how will they afford to bribe their Congressional lackeys, and her “leaders” who caution us against turning the US into a “socialist desert” like they have in Europe.

    Yep. “God” bless America, all right.

  • Nunzio X

    Well! “God” bless America and her secret prisons, her torture program, her indefinate imprisonments, her bloated military, her “Capitalismus uber alles” mentality, her rich guys who won’t pay taxes because then how will they afford to bribe their Congressional lackeys, and her “leaders” who caution us against turning the US into a “socialist desert” like they have in Europe.

    Yep. “God” bless America, all right.

  • BuzzCoastin

    The Homeland imprisons more of its citizens than any country in the world.  Not satisfied with that record, it now seeks to imprison more citizens of other countries than any country in the world and is now the world leader in imprisonment.  Congratulations Homeland of the Free!

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    The Homeland imprisons more of its citizens than any country in the world.  Not satisfied with that record, it now seeks to imprison more citizens of other countries than any country in the world and is now the world leader in imprisonment.  Congratulations Homeland of the Free!

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