Report: CIA Killed FARC Leaders

    FILE – In this March 3, 2005, file photo a workman quickly slides a dust mop over the floor at the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Va., near Washington. Before Edward Snowden began leaking national security secrets, he twice cleared the hurdle of the federal government's background check system. The first was at the CIA, and the second was as a contract technician at the National Security Agency.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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    The CIA helped Colombian forces kill at least two dozen rebel leaders of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, once considered one of the strongest and well-funded insurgency in the world but now seriously weakened, according to a report in Sunday’s Washington Post. What’s more, the National Security Agency also provided “substantial eavesdropping help,” according to the Post. The secret assistance to Colombia was not included in the $9 billion aid package the U.S. gave to the country starting in 2000. The program to kill off the major FARC leaders began under President George W. Bush and continued under Obama, former and current U.S. and Colombian officials said. The White House justified the killings legally by using the same laws that allowed them to kill al Qaeda members.

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