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The CIA's Secret Sites in Somalia

• The Nation
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.

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Comment by Lola Flores
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Well!  I'll be.  Imagine the CIA having secret sites in Somalia, kidnapping people, torturing them, assassinating them.  This can't possibly be true.  Surely, the "terrorists" are trying to undermine the good will of the world's biggest democracy(tm).

 

PS:  I can't wait till the news come out that the so called Somali pirates are really CIA operatives.  Just like Al Qaeda.  And the Taliban.  And Hamas.  And Hezbollah.  He he he... 


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