And while we may get use to some minor aspects of 'terrorism,' and indeed, we may even label it as something else [like swamp gas in UFO investigations], there is no way that we can ever afford to get use to mass casualties, such as those that were the result of 9/11, even if such attacks resulted from biological weapons that could readily be attributed to the spread of a 'natural disease,' etc. But since the defining characteristic of a terrorist is the violence perpetrated, and we sometimes use violence, it's fair to ask whether we, as well can also be placed in the same category as that which we are warring against. Posted by: brucerealtor@gmail.com | August 29, 2010 10:29 PM That is not the present War on Terror, and in the next 40 years perhaps we will also revisit this war. Fans of spy stories get mainly exposed to the heroic times of cold war espionage, while only a few books focus on current reality (David Ignatius is probably the best in this area); Red Cell offers a very interesting deep-dive in modern times CIA, a gigantic, bureaucratic monster where the tension between the "operatives", … This CIA ”Red Cell” report from February 2, 2010, looks at what will happen if it is internationally understood that the United States is an exporter of terrorism; Contrary to common belief, the American export of terrorism or terrorists is not a recent phenomenon, nor has it been associated only with Islamic radicals or people of… "This is a pretty mundane thought experiment, and the reasons why WikiLeaks thought it was relevant to publish this -- other than to ridicule the CIA and the Pentagon -- remain a mystery to me,” said Vermeulen". In United States wargaming simulations, the U.S. force is always the Blue Team, and the opposing force is always the red team. The cave people are recruiting home grown American terrorists, don’tchaknow… Does CIA’s “Red Cell” know about OPERATION CYCLONE? It's like Afghanistan permitting the training camps of al Qaeda that then sent terrorists into the United States. When applied to intelligence work, red-teaming is sometimes called alternative analysis. Yet America does not shy away from declaring war as the solution for anything too big for political remedy. If you are experiencing problems, please describe them. | Report abuse. The spycraft was done well, but I think some of the scenes were a little too coincidental and not realistic. Terror is still the flavor-of-the-month. Pillar declined to follow the steps of the CIA analysts’ deep into the forests of American history to dig up other examples of U.S.-exported terrorism that could turn world opinion against us today: Irish Republican Army militants who sallied forth from U.S. shores in the 1980s to wreak havoc against Britain. Blackwater contractors work for riches on earth though, not riches in heaven. “"First of all, this document makes clear that a document doesn't automatically have any value just because it was classified and comes from the CIA,” says Mathias Vermeulen, a respected research fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Now, WikiLeaks reveals an allegedly leaked SECRET CIA document that perpetuates the boneheaded, mainstream al-Qaeda legend. On 13 July 2017, the YourNewsWire web site published an implausible article reporting that a dying CIA agent named Malcom Howard confessed to blowing up … I suspect it was a shot across the bow. If that's its goal, it only partially succeeded. Just as we stopped ducking-and-covering, we'll stop worrying about 3-ounce bottles of shampoo and New York cab drivers. Know My Name, Giant Panda . These teams or units are designed to test the effectiveness of American tactics or personnel. If the U.S. military were planning a war game to anticipate adversaries and the threats they will pose ten years from now, which two …   There's persistent blindness, also, to the idea that terror doesn't stop being terrorist when the people who supply it are in US uniforms. If you were a government official tasked with red teaming the decision, what liberating structure would you apply and why?  | August 29, 2010; 8:00 AM ET But no such thing occurred, as the Red Cell team might have concluded had they studied the case more closely: Milan’s police and prosecutor pursued the case because they were presented with evidence that a man had been kidnapped, period -- as local U.S. authorities would have done. The “freedoms” include the Internet and the ability to travel. 79-year-old retired CIA agent, Malcom Howard, has made a series of astonishing claims since being released from hospital in New Jersey on Friday and told he has weeks to live. Courses on U.S. Foreign Policy: What do you consider the most costly or highly consequential foreign policy decision that policymakers are grappling with? The document was produced by CIA’s “Red Cell” team, which was formed after the 9/11 attacks to think creatively about US security strategy. This document is ridiculous. I was astonished a few weeks back when multiple "experts" or "authorities" said such things about the WikiLeaks on offer at that time. Use the form below to send us your comments. CIA analyst Mark Henshaw’s first novel, Red Cell, is about the adventures of two analysts assigned to that team during a military crisis with China. Red Cell units were created to help avoid failures in intelligence interpretation, such as America has seen in the past. As Vermeulen and others have noted, as much as renditions and no-fly lists have rubbed foreigners the wrong way, it’s been the pre-emptive invasion of Iraq, the atrocities at Abu Ghraib, the prison at Guantanamo, collateral damage from U.S. combat operations and the reports of civilians killed by CIA drone attacks that have kept the flames licking under foreign fury against the United States. For those of us who can afford a pencil and used envelope, it takes only a moment to see that what these professional naysayers were claiming, one day after the leaks, that they had assessed 75,000 leaks 20 hours after release having digested and assessed each one within two seconds. In all likelihood, that's what will happen with terrorism. "Red Cell" is very well written with pretty well-rounded characters. Re: Explosive CIA 'Red Cell' Leaked Documents Imagine being a San Francisco lefty and watching Jimmy Dore and realizing in a moment how bad you have been misled and all of a sudden you are a Trump supporter. Full title: "CIA Red Cell Special Memorandum; Afghanistan: Sustaining West European Support for the NATO-led MissionâWhy Counting on Apathy Might Not Be Enough." Save & Share:  We collect valuable foreign intelligence, conduct timely analysis, & execute effective covert actions. As we commemorate the "40 years" of the "War on Drugs" and the "War on Poverty" there are many lessons to be seen in how America prosecutes the "War on Terror". | Report abuse. This CIA "Red Cell" report from February 2, 2010, looks at what will happen if it is internationally understood that the United States is an exporter of terrorism; 'Contrary to common belief, the American export of terrorism or terrorists is not a recent phenomenon, nor has it been associated only with Islamic radicals or … An interesting series of comments to this article. In United States wargaming simulations, the U.S. force is always the Blue Team, and the opposing force is always the red team. Officially, the first Red Cell was established by the Central Intelligence … Otherwise, they are idealogues without direct government sponsorship who train at a remote location and work overseas without regard to local laws to advance the desires of their paymasters. This CIA "Red Cell" report from February 2, 2010, looks at what will happen if it is internationally understood that the United States is an exporter of terrorism; 'Contrary to common belief, the American export of terrorism or terrorists is not a recent phenomenon, nor has it been associated only with Islamic radicals or people of Middle Eastern, African or South Asian ethnic origin. American arrogance, rouge intelligence operations, unconditional support and cooperation with the Mossad, assassinations, false leaks - like Wikileaks, terrorism in India, etc. | Report abuse, We Americans should be much less concerned about "...rubbing foreigners the wrong way...", Posted by: CharlesGriffith1 | August 29, 2010 10:38 AM UNDER WHICH. Going Operational In Spring 1985, Red Cell was ready for its first field test. Current practices to treat CIA include packed red blood cell transfusions, erythropoietin stimulating agents (ESAs), and iron supplementation. Re: Explosive CIA 'Red Cell' Leaked Documents Imagine being a San Francisco lefty and watching Jimmy Dore and realizing in a moment how bad you have been misled and all of a sudden you are a Trump supporter.   The spycraft was done well, but I think some of the scenes were a little too coincidental and not … The release is the second CIA Red Cell document published by WikiLeaks. From CIA headquarters to the White House to a Navy carrier in the South China Sea and the dark alleyways of Beijing, Red Cell takes readers on a whirlwind race against time as Stryker and Burke work to save Pioneer and discover the hidden threat to America’s power: China’s top-secret weapon. Now, WikiLeaks reveals an allegedly leaked SECRET CIA document that perpetuates the boneheaded, mainstream al-Qaeda legend.   The photograph shows him leaning on a stick, possibly because of old injuries suffered on one of his bombing runs when his plane crashed into the sea. The CIA one, the Red Cell, that’s one that’s identified. Player Feedback. Though assigned to “think outside the box,” the “red cell” analysts apparently knew better than to open a can of worms that they might have found inside CIA’s document vaults. SUBMIT ... Red Flag, Talking to the Past . Subject: Freedom of Information Act Request: CIA Red Cell memorandum: What If Foreigners See the Unit ed States as an “Exporter of Terrorism. Our mission is straightforward but critical: protect America's national security. I do think it was a little odd that a rookie field agent would almost immediately catch the eye of CIA Director Kathy Cooke, who assigns her to help Burke in the Red Cell. Possibly the best quotation in the entire work comes from a CIA hero, photographed as such and proud recipient of a top French honor for his blundering in French Indochina. So of course "outside-the-box" thinking would ask, "What if people think America exports terrorism?" –In response to the events of 11 September, DCI Tenet tasked the DDI to create a “red cell” that would think unconventionally about the full range of relevant analytic issues. All naysayers were hoping their readers would believe they spoke after judicious looks through all 75,000 on offer. Death and destruction feeding poverty and dependence. We collect valuable foreign intelligence, conduct timely analysis, & execute effective covert actions. He was arrested in 2009.   | Report abuse. After the inevitable public displays of anguish-qua-resolve starting in the summer of 2011, acts of terror will eventually just be part of the landscape -- there'll be some threshold level of terrorism in the system that we eventually grow comfortable with and then sort of ignore. I do think it was a little odd that a rookie field agent would almost immediately catch the eye of CIA Director Kathy Cooke, who assigns her to help Burke in the Red Cell. All foreign nations have all noticved this, and all etest it, many think it illegal. I think what's really on display here is the overweening terror-centrism of current American strategic discourses, which is paralleled in the military discourses by a kind of CoIn-centrism. “We challenge the conventional wisdom,” Anderson said of the Red Cell unit. And one thing you said there surprised me, is you thought it had great traction. ==============. ORGANIZED. 11 March 2010. The Red Cell was set up by the CIA in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to “think unconventionally about the full range of relevant analytic issues,” the agency’s Web site says. SUBMIT ... Red Flag, Talking to the Past . Jeff Stein Otherwise, I agree with the comment above; the released article had little new or exciting content. Not only that, Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi and top Italian intelligence officials tried to quash the case, and the Justice Ministry in Rome ignored the local prosecutor’s repeated requests to extradite the accused from the United States, i.e., exactly the opposite of what the Red Cell team concluded was the potential effect of U.S. counterterrorism activities. 1. We've replaced our old enemy, the godless communists with terrorists mostly Muslim, and now wage wars against them. To change color scheme, click on themes at bottom of page×. Once again, America's streets are littered with the casualties of greed gone mad. Political; RightNation.US. “These issues are regulated under international law, and no change in perception will change this set of rules.”. Maybe what they were asking was whether the new terms we apply to our designated enemies are somehow applicable to us as well? Failure once again becomes the spectre of a war fought in the political arena, with profits going to those in the boardrooms of 'poverty pimps and hustlers', with the poverty-stricken waiting on the sidelines with only hope for comfort. Latest US news, world news, sports, business, opinion, analysis and reviews from the Guardian, the world's leading liberal voice One of the few who drilled down into the paper was Paul R. Pillar, a former deputy director of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, who answered the Red Cell’s question in a piece for Foreign Policy magazine online: “Yes, America Is Exporting Terrorism.”, Pillar fingered the “American exceptionalism” that Bush administration officials used after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to rationalize strong-arm counterterrorist tactics, singling out kidnappings (aka extraordinary renditions) and no-fly lists. The rest of the world doesn't trust us. Translation: the CIA wants these and other “freedoms” ended. Red Cell Analysis: Al-Sham Summary: This is an educational and unclassified analytic Red Cell report on the origins, funding, and how best to collect and disseminate information on terrorist group “Al-Sham.” It has been found that, HUMINT programs are the best approach to collecting the most accurate and … Cia (113) Pistol (113) Death (97) Explosion (94) Shootout (94) Shot In The Chest (94) Violence (93) Machine Gun (91) Shot To Death (89) Cell Phone (82) Chase (80) Cia Agent (80) Flashback (80) Assassin (78) Helicopter (77) Shot In The Head (77) Held At Gunpoint (76) Surprise Ending (76) Silencer (75) Spy (72) Blood (71) Deception … Categories:  Wikileaks Published CIA "Red Cell" Memo On Risks of US Perceived As "Exporter Of Terrorism" Wikileaks has just published what it identifies as a CIA "Red Cell" report from February 2, 2010.. “I have absolutely no idea why the authors think that ‘foreign perception of the U.S. as an exporter of terrorism’ raises difficult legal issues regarding renditions, secret interrogations abroad and extrajudicial killings,” Vermeulen added. Politics and Wars Substack ^ | Nov 24 | Glenn Greenwald Posted on 11/24/2020 6:04:40 AM PST by RandFanBut it was one WikiLeaks document that particularly caught my attention at first: a classified 2010 CIA “Red Cell Memorandum,” named after the highly secretive unit … Now, WikiLeaks reveals an allegedly leaked SECRET CIA document that perpetuates the boneheaded, mainstream al-Qaeda legend. Welcome to the Red Cell: The CIA unit that asks the awkward questions. Skip to comments. Two that come immediately to mind are Orlando Bosch and Luis Posada Carriles, Cuban exiles with CIA links who were implicated long ago in numerous acts of violence, including the sabotage of a Cubana airlines flight out of Venezuela in 1976 that killed 73 people. Posted by: russellburgos | August 29, 2010 10:53 AM Most of those decrying the leaks thought there were 90,000 to look through, naked error. … There were about 75,000. Player Feedback. The CIA created al-Qaeda (1, 2, 3). | Report abuse. 44 The goal of red blood cell transfusion is to maintain or improve the oxygen-carrying capacity in the blood to facilitate oxygen delivery to tissues. The DCI Red Cell takes a pronounced “out-of-the-box” approach and produces memos intended to provoke thought rather than to provide authoritative assessment. We just got used to the idea. It’s Time To Send The Despicable House Of Saud To The Dustbin Of History, promptly posted the document on its website, driven in large part by the electorate’s anger over involvement in Afghanistan.   CIA Red Cell Memorandum on United States "exporting terrorism", 2 Feb 2010 [wikileaks.org] Spencer Ackerman at the Wired defense blog Danger Room is not one bit impressed : The cave people are recruiting home grown American terrorists, don’tchaknow… Does CIA’s “Red Cell” know about OPERATION CYCLONE? It may indicate access to a part of the CIA that was thought to be hidden, and may serve as a warning to terminate the 'smear' campaign against Assange. On Sept. 10, 2001, if an analyst had come into CIA’s headquarters and said, “Terrorists are going to seize multiple aircraft and fly them into buildings,” you probably would have been laughed out of the room. It “takes a pronounced ‘out-of-the-box’ approach and produces memos intended to provoke thought rather than to provide authoritative assessment.”. | Report abuse, Legendary CIA agent Bob Ames to get full biography, 30 years after bombing death, FBI taps former aviator to run big explosives lab, Ex-AIPAC official got at least $670,000 from donors, Scandinavian protests over U.S. embassy security just politics, ex-counterterrorism official says, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism, CIA retirees call for escalated probe of Pan Am 103 bomber's release, CIA training Sudan's spies as Obama officials fight over policy. Indeed, as a prime example of Europeans “pushing back” against U.S. counterterrorism policies, Pillar and the Red Cell analysts cite Italy’s prosecution of two dozen CIA operatives for the abduction of an al-Qaeda suspect in 2003. By Know My Name, Giant Panda . “This is a pretty mundane thought experiment, and the reasons why WikiLeaks thought it was relevant to publish this -- other than to ridicule the CIA and the Pentagon -- remain a mystery to me,” said Vermeulen, who also works with the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism. The Red Cell is a real unit inside the agency. “We challenge the conventional wisdom,” Anderson said of the Red Cell unit. 1. Somehow the CIA analysts couldn't see anything but dirt floor shack terrorism. Red Cell was a divisionof Seal Team 6, but because of the leaders unauthorized spending of funds, Red Cell was cut of military funding and later was put out of service. 833 W. Plantation Drive • Clute, TX 77531. Many people think these conspiracy theories are true. They think the CIA is up to their old tricks. | Report abuse, We Americans should be much less concerned about "...rubbing foreigners the wrong way..." In thinking no foreigners thinks about things like that much, we delude ourselves. | Report abuse. Errrr. In this memo, the CIA is concerned that “American freedoms facilitate terrorism”. Successive U.S. administrations over three decades have protected both and refused to extradite them to Venezuela for trial. Subscribe. ANALYSE THAT! Red Cell, was formed to test the security of Navy Weapon Bases. If you doubt it, run a title search for "terror" and "terrorism" on the website for any Big Box Book Store -- you'll practically run out of bytes before you run out of book titles. Existing user? The single, three-page document—much smaller than previous, highly-publicized leaks from Wikileaks— discusses the potential foreign policy consequences of perceptions that the United States … If you are experiencing problems, please describe them. What do think causes terrorism? Join him and SPY Historian Mark Stout as they discuss what goes on in Room 2G31 at CIA … But it was one WikiLeaks document that particularly caught my attention at first: a classified 2010 CIA “Red Cell Memorandum,” named after the highly secretive unitcreated by Bush/Cheney CIA Director George Tenet in the wake of the 9/11 attack. The Campaign Palace Red Cell Pty Ltd (fka CIA Australia Pty Ltd) Australia . So much so that the President of Mexico is prepared to surrender and call for the US to do the same. The terror air raid on Panama City during the Bush I administration remains an outstanding and shameless example. Want to get a book published? SUBSIDIARIES AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2006 . It was set up on Sept. 13, 2001.   But because our military uses the same principal means, violence, as terrorists, we are vulnerable to getting painted as hypocritical in our espousal of the war on terror and terrorists, and in some ways can be described, in some instances as terrorists, ourselves. And for sure, last week's exposure of a classified CIA study on foreign reaction to U.S. terrorism "exports" was a dud compared with the 72,000 U.S. intelligence reports WikiLeaks surfaced in July. Nobody noticed. In an e-mail exchange, Pillar insisted that the Muslim world would see Headley, a onetime heroin dealer who changed his name from Daood Gilani in order to move around more easily, as essentially American, and thus a U.S.-exported terrorist. This classified CIA analysis from March, outlines possible PR-strategies to shore up public support in Germany and France for a continued … Portal. | Report abuse. CIA Red Cell starts out by stating, "This report examines the implications of what it would mean for the US to be seen increasingly as an incubator andexporter of terrorism." To Whom It May Concern: Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:   When we were fighting the godless communists, our minuscule atheist community or our libraries might offer the same sort of vulnerability to criticism of possessing aspects of that which we were fighting against. Setting aside civilian casualties in the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, where we don't have good data, more lives are lost on America's highways every year than have been lost to acts of terror, worldwide, in over four decades. Our mission is straightforward but critical: protect America's national security. The military, during this period was smaller than it is now, and while operating on a communist/totalitarian-style planned model of administration, still was less vulnerable to criticism of embodying components of the enemies' systems because the effective parts of communism affected mostly the economy, of which the military had not yet become a major component. Nothing critics of the new WikiLeak say matters all that much, and those who say they can't see much of interest in any leak deserve, usually, no respect and compliance. Kindly Indonesians raced out to rescue and succor him. -- no government agency is likely to be so far outside the box that it won't know on which side its budgetary bread is buttered. than there would have been in, say, 1960 by asking, "Who cares if the Soviets achieve nuclear weapons parity?". The single, three-page document—much smaller than previous, highly-publicized lea… The list goes on and on. Subscribe. But it was one WikiLeaks document that particularly caught my attention at first: a classified 2010 CIA “Red Cell Memorandum,” named after the highly secretive unit created by Bush/Cheney CIA Director George Tenet in the wake of the 9/11 attack. The CIA Red Cell is a real “devil’s advocate” analysis unit created on September 13, 2001 by then CIA Director George Tenet to “tell me what no one else is telling me.” Mark Henshaw is a CIA analyst and based his debut novel on Tenet’s red cell premise. The current situation in Mexico cannot be understated as to the absolute failure of the War on Drugs. This in my view amounts to something very close to what a lot of American citizens fear that another organization is and has -- that organization being the United Nations. Use the form below to send us your comments. Red Cell will never have the solution to the triangulation of poverty, drugs, and terror, simply because they are part of the problem, not part of the solution. 45% of Biden voters didn’t exist / were plucked from thin air/ were dead 🤣🤣🤣 Watch… “At Least 45% Of Polled Biden Voters Were Unaware Of Laptop Controversy; Could Have Changed Vote” on YouTube → The CIA created al-Qaeda (1, 2, 3). Posted by: alance | August 29, 2010 5:15 PM Sign In Mark Henshaw continues the Red Cell series with an “authentic, compelling, and revealing” (Jason Matthews, NYT bestselling author of Red Sparrow and Palace of Treason) thriller following CIA analyst Jonathan Burke and agent Kyra Stryker, as they try to save the CIA’s sources in Russia after a major intelligence breach … The CIA Red Cell memorandum released by WikiLeaks speaks volumes about the doublethink, paranoia, deception, and delusion of the CIA itself. "Exporting terrorism" as we perceive it, is a state that aids and abets groups within its borders that then travel outside and commit terrorist acts. The Communications Group Holdings Pty Ltd : Australia: The Direct Bond Pty Ltd : Australia: The Initiatives Group Pty Ltd : … Because perpetuating the "war" on whatever it is we're at war with is a foregone conclusion, in bureaucratic (institutional) terms, there's no more money to be made by asking the better question, "What happens when other countries tire of America's campaign against terrorism?" Self-deluding Communists, perhaps. It contributes to conspiracy theories: the CIA assassinated JFK, RFK, and MLK, the CIA blew up the WTC, the Bhutto assassination in Pakistan. WikiLeaks Release: CIA Red Cell Special Memorandum – What If Foreigners See the United States as an ‘Exporter of Terrorism’ August 25th, 2010 . Red Cell. A Long-Forgotten CIA Document From WikiLeaks Sheds Critical Light on Today's US Politics and Wars, Soros Plays Both Ends in Syria Refugee Chaos, Obama Administration Fights To Withhold Over 2,000 Photos Of Alleged US Torture and Abuse, Enough Already! As an analyst in a Red Cell unit of the CIA, Anderson said he works to come up with ideas that take different positions than his counterparts, examining data and predicting scenarios others do not foresee. The CIA analysts could have found examples closer to home. In the U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC), a “Red Cell” refers to a “group of contrarian thinkers that challenges conventional wisdom in the intelligence community and mitigates the threat of additional surprises through alternative analysis.”. Posted by: SuperKK | August 29, 2010 9:19 AM Previous: CIA retirees call for escalated probe of Pan Am 103 bomber's release The planned effect has been equivalent to the Bush-era signing statements, which I believe numbered more a... 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