Sunday, November 30, 2008

CIA Blamed in Downed Missionary Plane

You gotta love the worldwide war on drugs. We are blowing planes out of the sky and then hiding it. When did America become so callous? Why are we worried about drugs?

This nightmare became reality Nov. 20 when Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) announced that a report by the CIA inspector general found that agency officers seemingly ignored standing rules and regulations governing when they could shoot at aircraft during counter-drug operations in Latin America. The lapses led to the death of at least 10 innocent civilians, Hoekstra said, including Americans Veronica "Roni" Bowers, 35, and her daughter Charity in April 2001. They were missionaries in Peru heading home in a single engine Cesna when the CIA provided targeting data to a Peruvian Air Force jet that shot down their plane...."Making matters worse, the inspector general found continuous efforts to cover the matter up and potentially block criminal investigation," he added.

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