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#103620 - 03/12/09 11:49 PM Executive assassination ring reported to Cheney
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Full Article Title: Hersh: 'Executive assassination ring' reported directly to Cheney
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Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh dropped a bombshell on Tuesday when he told an audience at the University of Minnesota that the military was running an "executive assassination ring" throughout the Bush years which reported directly to former Vice President Dick Cheney.
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Hersh then went on to describe a second area of extra-legal operations: the Joint Special Operations Command. "It is a special wing of our special operations community that is set up independently," he explained. "They do not report to anybody, except in the Bush-Cheney days, they reported directly to the Cheney office. ... Congress has no oversight of it."

"It’s an executive assassination ring essentially, and it’s been going on and on and on," Hersh stated. "Under President Bush’s authority, they’ve been going into countries, not talking to the ambassador or the CIA station chief, and finding people on a list and executing them and leaving. That’s been going on, in the name of all of us."

The Raw Story

So...Tinfoil hat conspiracy theory or Bush/Cheney war crimes? \:o
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#103623 - 03/12/09 10:39 PM Re: Executive assassination ring reported to Chene [Re: Snargle]
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If anybody can find the dirt, Sy Hersh can. If he's even mentioning this in public, he must be pretty confident about it.

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#103630 - 03/13/09 12:34 AM Re: Executive assassination ring reported to Chene [Re: EmmaG]
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Guess Mr. Cheney wouldn't like it very much if some other country's covert ops team came over and paid a li'l visit to Wyoming as pay back.



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#103633 - 03/13/09 01:40 AM Re: Executive assassination ring reported to Chene [Re: Snargle]
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 Originally Posted By: Snargle
Full Article Title: Hersh: 'Executive assassination ring' reported directly to Cheney


So that's what (corrected to say Vice President Dick Cheney because "Unka Dick" is inappropriate, though he no longer holds office) was doing in Texas with a 12 gauge when he shot his friend in the face. It was a double secret, shotgun sniper, assassination team training for seniors. A training accident.
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#103640 - 03/13/09 03:38 AM Re: Executive assassination ring reported to Chene [Re: Slipped Mickey]
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Very Interesting-can't wait to see more on this. I wonder if fmr VP Cheney is thinking that Paraguay(no extradition) is looking pretty good...
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#103651 - 03/13/09 10:23 AM Re: Executive assassination ring reported to Chene [Re: Scoutgal]
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I'm afraid Paraguay would make Cheney and friends very "soft" targets for any group or government that decided on a little payback. Bodyguards can try to keep you safe from a crazy guy with a pistol, but I'm talking about people who could get their hands an Stingers, and the like.

No, I think the safest option for Cheney would be a nice high-security Federal Prison.

On the other hand, he HAS had about twenty heart attacks so far. I doubt he will last much longer, unless he can get his head transplanted on a healthy young donor body.

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#103680 - 03/13/09 04:02 PM Re: Executive assassination ring reported to Chene [Re: pondering_it_all]
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 Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
I'm afraid Paraguay would make Cheney and friends very "soft" targets for any group or government that decided on a little payback. Bodyguards can try to keep you safe from a crazy guy with a pistol, but I'm talking about people who could get their hands an Stingers, and the like.

No, I think the safest option for Cheney would be a nice high-security Federal Prison.


Either Cheney going to prison or Paraguay is OK by me...

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On the other hand, he HAS had about twenty heart attacks so far. I doubt he will last much longer, unless he can get his head transplanted on a healthy young donor body.


I wouldn't put it past him to try.
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#104071 - 03/17/09 03:13 AM Re: Executive assassination ring reported to Chene [Re: Scoutgal]
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Kucinich Requests Investigation Into "Assassination Ring."

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March 13, 2009

The Honorable Edolphus Towns
Chairman
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
U.S. House of Representatives
2157 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Chairman Towns:

As you may already be aware, recent media reports indicate that investigative reporter, Seymour Hersh, while answering questions before a public audience at the University of Minnesota divulged information about what he calls an “executive assassination ring” operating under the George W. Bush Administration.

If substantiated, the allegation would have far reaching implications for the United States. Such an assertion from someone of Hersh’s credibility that has a long and proven track record of dependability on these issues merits attention. Mr. Hersh is within a year or more of releasing a book that is said to include evidence of this allegation. However, we cannot wait a year or more to establish the truth. As such, I request that the Full Committee immediately begin an investigation to determine the facts in this matter.

Mr. Hersh made the allegation before an audience at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday, March 10, 2009. He stated, “Under President Bush’s authority, they’ve been going into countries, not talking to the ambassador or the CIA station chief, and finding people on a list and executing them and leaving.”

Mr. Hersh continued, “It is a special wing of our special operations community that is set up independently," he explained. "They do not report to anybody, except in the Bush-Cheney days, they reported directly to the Cheney office. . .Congress has no oversight of it.”

If true, these operations violate longstanding U.S. policy regarding covert actions and illegally bypass Congressional oversight. Current statute governing covert action (50 U.S.C. 413b) requires a presidential finding and notification to the appropriate congressional committees. Additionally, Executive Order 12333 clearly states that “[n]o person employed by or acting on behalf of the United States Government shall engage in or conspire to engage in assassination.”

I urge the Committee to explore Mr. Hersh’s allegation. Please do not hesitate to call on me or my staff if we can be of assistance.

Sincerely,

Dennis J. Kucinich
Member of Congress

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#104085 - 03/17/09 11:22 AM Re: Executive assassination ring reported to Chene [Re: Joe Keegan]
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Somewhere in a hidden vault or among the millions of disappeared White House emails is a legal opinion written by John Yoo justifying these actions. I just know it. I FEEL it deep in my heart.

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#104093 - 03/17/09 12:00 PM Re: Executive assassination ring reported to Chene [Re: stereoman]
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Is that Prof. Yoo you're referring to?

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