In April of 2001, the CIA helped the government of Peru shoot down a plane containing two Christian missionaries mistaken for drug smugglers. One of the missionaries and her baby girl died in the plane crash. (Her missionary husband and son survived.) Of course, no criminal charges were ever filed against any of the agents involved in this tragic mistake. Here’s the CIA’s spin on the matter:
‘This was a tragic episode that the Agency has dealt with in a professional and thorough manner…Unfortunately, some have been willing to twist facts to imply otherwise. In so doing, they do a tremendous disservice to CIA officers, serving and retired, who have risked their lives for America’s national security.’
Someone using recreational drugs in the United States is a threat to “America’s national security”?
10:35 pm on February 6, 2010
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[Thanks to Rolf Lindgren]