Wednesday, July 28, 2010

WikiLeaks and the Harper government

Buried in James Travers' latest column in the Star is this fascinating tidbit (h/t skdadl in a comment to this post at pogge):

More subtle is the potential impact on the prisoner abuse controversy Stephen Harper has fought long and hard to contain. Exposed to closer scrutiny are the targeted assassinations that military and other informed observers believe are among the ugly truths this government is determined to hide.

Flowing from the leaks are reports that U.S. elite army and navy units use capture-or-kill lists neutralizing or eliminating enemy leaders. Canada’s elite JTF2 special forces work seamlessly with U.S. counterparts in Afghanistan, reporting through a unique chain of command directly to the Chief of Defence Staff, the country’s top soldier.

Special forces operations are so secret that even defence ministers are excluded from the information loop. But earlier this year a source familiar with JTF2 told the Star the unit works side-by-side with American counterparts to “pick up or pick off” high-value Taliban and Al Qaeda targets.

So perhaps the truth about this will see the light of day after all.

1 comment:

GritPatriot said...

Dude, did you just fall off a turnip truck? Are you so dense that you did not know that the military fights against the enemy? If the military should not target the enemy forces, who do you suggest they target?

I laughed out loud when I read your silly post.