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The SF Chronicle looks at what happened to Palestinian security personnel who enrolled in a 1998 CIA counter-terror and firearms course. The class of 98's ignoble alumni include Raafat Bajali (a member of Al-Aqsa Brigades--killed when a bomb he was working on blew up), Nedal Zedok (an Al-Aqsa Brigade colleague of Bajali--killed in the same “work accident”), and Khaled Abu Nijmeh (a Church of the Nativity fugitive given asylum in Italy--the PA is negotiating repatriation). The new PA security services will likely get US training again.
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Yea for the Chronicle for pointing it out.
Twice under Tenet's CIA, first during Clinton's second term and then again during GWB's first term the CIA screwed up big time and everybody, except for some "biased" Jews in Israel, ignored it.
Now GWB wants to give the PA more money and Rice was quick to divide Israel in deference to a contiguous Palestine.
No wonder there is so much opposition to Sharon.
The CIA made a big mess with the Iraqi intel and they are no better when it comes to the PA.
And now they are to get a third chance?
If they fail will it be "three strikes and out"?
G-d help us if this is what GWB means by "getting more involved" in the peace process.