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Steve Bates and Digby both posted on Marcy Wheeler’s take on Cora Currier’s Propulica piece about: [Imagine Count Floyd announcing the movie for Monster Chiller Horror Theatre] ‘Secret Enemies’!!!

Carl Levin has been a Senator for nearly forever and he wanted to know exactly what groups were meant by the phrase: “Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and their associated forces”. When the response arrived it was classified. That’s right, the American people aren’t allowed to know who the “enemy” is, because that would make the “enemy” stronger. Really, WTF? Has the State Department’s Terrorist list become like the Top Ten list from Consumer Reports for terrorist groups? If the US targets you, it that like the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for radical groups?

Excuse me, but I think that firing Hellfire missiles from a drone at a group sort of indicates that the US doesn’t like you. I don’t think I would consider it as the equivalent of a Michelin Star.

As near as I can tell, the only people being kept in the dark by classifying this list are the American people – you know, the people paying for the GWOT™

At times like this I really miss Rod Serling…


1 Badtux { 07.28.13 at 11:25 am }

I truly believe that the ghost of Richard Nixon slithered out of the Potomac one night like primordial slime, slithered up the White House stairs, and oozed into Obama’s ear to take up residence behind his eyeballs. Because this is downright Nixonian. Shades of Cambodia! When B-52 bombers were carpet-bombing Cambodia in “secret” bombing. Secret from whom? Not from the Cambodians, who certainly figured out rather quickly that the giant eight-engine bombers dropping bombs on them weren’t exactly giant moths!

2 Bryan { 07.28.13 at 4:37 pm }

Yeah, this is the same BS – they only people who don’t know are the American people, so it follows that the real purpose behind this crap is political and has nothing to do with defense or security.

The full court press on whistleblowers really makes it clear who they think the ‘enemy’ is.