WikiLeaks Posts CIA 'Terrorist Export' Memo
US has long history of sending terror abroad
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 26, 2010 4:33 AM CDT
Updated Aug 26, 2010 7:49 AM CDT
Director of the CIA Leon Panetta.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – America has exported home-grown terrorists for years, states a secret CIA document posted by the whistle-blowing WikiLeaks. The three-page memo outlines attacks abroad by US-based or US-funded Jewish, Muslim, and Irish-American terrorists, and questions the impact of such attacks on the foreign perception of America. If the US is regarded as an "exporter of terrorism," other nations may not cooperate with America's terrorist hunts, reports the BBC.

A CIA official shrugged off the latest leak, saying the February 2010 memo, titled "What If Foreigners See the United States as an 'Exporter of Terrorism'?" "is not exactly a blockbuster report," though authorities initially responded that way to the last tidal wave of secret Pentagon documents published by WikiLeaks, and the suspected leaker is now being held in solitary confinement. The website has revealed plans to release another 15,000 secret documents soon.

 

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