Ashgabat, 30 June 2011 (nCa) — The ‘National Strategy for Counterterrorism’ released Wednesday by White House seems to opt for hired assassins to lead the US war against terrorism.
The suggestion that American will now mainly rely on killers-for-hire to wage war against terrorists, mainly Al-Qaeda, came within hours of the release of the new strategy when John Brennan, the chief counterterrorism advisor Obama delivered a speech at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.
New York Times reports that Brennan underlined the importance of ‘speedy deployment of unique assets’ to hit Al-Qaeda leadership.
In all likelihood he was referring to people like Raymond Davis, a private security contractor who killed two civilians in Pakistan by shooting point blank in the back of their head, and was caught red handed, creating an unprecedented diplomatic standoff between Pakistan and the USA. He was later released by a wobbly and gutless government in Pakistan, and is back in Afghanistan to coordinate more assassinations.
Some analysts call this phenomenon ‘Raymondization of war on terror’ i.e. use of hired assassins to do the dirty work, bypassing all legal channels.
Brennan, whose official title is Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and Assistant to the President, is also the man who was the first choice of Obama to head the CIA but his name was withdrawn because of his controversial views on the methodology to wage the war on terror.
Brennan supports handing over terror suspects to third countries for interrogation. It is known that in such cases the suspects are almost invariably tortured, and often get killed.
It is believed by many observers in the region that the new strategy for counterterrorism is actually the American plan to create widespread disturbance in the Greater Central Asia region, an objective fully compatible with American goals in the region. This suspicion is borne by the fact that actual number of Al-Qaeda operatives in the Greater Central Asia is no more than a few dozens.