Head of U.S. Drone and Torture Programs – Which Have Boosted Muslim Terrorist Recruitment – Is a Muslim

Monday, April 27, 2015
By Paul Martin

WashingtonsBlog.com
April 27, 2015

Torture and drone assassinations by the American government are major recruiting tools for Al Qaeda and other Muslim terrorist groups … and they have created many more terrorists than they’ve stopped.

Ironically, a Muslim is largely responsible for both programs.

The New York Times reports:

Perhaps no single C.I.A. officer has been more central to the effort than Michael D’Andrea, a gaunt, chain-smoking convert to Islam who was chief of operations during the birth of the agency’s detention and interrogation program and then, as head of the C.I.A. Counterterrorism Center, became an architect of the targeted killing program. Until last month, when Mr. D’Andrea was quietly shifted to another job, he presided over the growth of C.I.A. drone operations and hundreds of strikes in Pakistan and Yemen during nine years in the position.

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Both programs were led by some of the same people.

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Mr. D’Andrea was a senior official in the Counterterrorism Center when the agency opened the Salt Pit, a notorious facility in Afghanistan where prisoners were tortured. His counterterrorism officers oversaw the interrogation and waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri and Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. His actions are described in the withering Senate Intelligence Committee report about torture that was released late last year, although he was not identified publicly.

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In secret meetings on Capitol Hill, Mr. D’Andrea was a forceful advocate for the drone program and won supporters among both Republicans and Democrats.

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