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Pentagon: Top al-Qaida Operative Escaped

He was to testify against a soldier who allegedly mistreated him, but won’t make the trial.

Unless it’s some sort of prisoner abuse cover-up, I’d like to think that the “escape” from a prison in Afghanistan is, um, related to another hot story today: CIA holds terror suspects in secret prisons. But I doubt it.

If this guy, Omar al-Farouq, really did escape in July as the Pentagon claims, some heads better have rolled (figuratively). Because if he gets back into circulation, heads will roll (literally).

And please explain why ‘secret’ CIA prisons are on the front page. If they’re really supposed to be secret, hammer whoever leaked it and and hammer whoever published it.

Does the CIA actually even have any ‘secrets’ anymore?

UPDATE: The WaPo even has pictures (pictures!) of this ‘secret’ CIA prison. Sheesh.


  1. This reminds me of the article in The Onion’s ‘Our Dumb Century’, Feb. 20 1947 issue: ‘CIA denies CIA founding’ LANGLEY, VA. – Central Intelligence Agency Executive Director Allen Dulles, speaking at a press conference at the new CIA headquarters at Langley Air Force Base, ‘categorically denied’ that the CIA had been founded last week with the signing of the National Security Act by President Truman. ‘The alleged existence of a Central Intelligence Agency established to gather and evaluate intelligence information relating to U.S. foreign policy, and to engage in covert action to perpetuate U.S. post-war supremacy, is pure fuction,’ said Dulles, who also denied being appopinted to his position by the National Security Council. ‘In Fact,’ Dulles said, ‘we, that is, the nonexistent organization of intelligence agents which I most emphatically do not head, resent these implications.’ Dulles then stated that the press conference ‘never happened’ and denied any CIA involvement. It’s a hilarious book. I definitely recommend it.

  2. There could be more to this than you think. Maybe, he was purposefully alowed to escape, for the purpose of intelligence collectors figuring out where he will run to and contact, etc. This is done in Law Enforcement sometimes. So, It’s not that much of a stretch. Test out some new sub-dermal RFID tracker. Just a thought!