Ex-C.I.A. Aides Say Iraq Leader Helped Agency in 90's Attacks
This article is about a month old but it hasn't gotten much exposure. People I have talked to are still unaware. I think it illustrates quite well the paradox of freedom fighter/terrorist.
By whose definition? The end justifies the means? Doesn't it seem terribly familiar?
Iyad Allawi, now the designated prime minister of Iraq, ran an exile organization intent on deposing Saddam Hussein that sent agents into Baghdad in the early 1990's to plant bombs and sabotage government facilities under the direction of the C.I.A., several former intelligence officials say.
posted by Cyndy
Dr. Allawi's group, the Iraqi National Accord, used car bombs and other explosive devices... Ex-CIA officer Robert Baer, recalled that a bombing during that period "blew up a school bus; schoolchildren were killed." [ more ]