Wednesday, May 17, 2006

The FBI is keeping tabs on SOA Watch, the human rights group that monitors the School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia.

On April 24 and 25, torture survivors, students, nuns, veterans and other SOA Watch activists flooded the halls of Congress in Washington, DC to knock on doors for hundreds of meetings with staffers, Representatives and Senators.

On May 4, the FBI elevated its concern of SOA Watch to "priority" level, claiming that the group is subject to "counterterrorism" monitoring, according to documents by the ACLU and its Georgia chapter.

For almost 60 years, the School of the Americas (SOA/ WHINSEC) has trained over 60,000 Latin American soldiers in tactics that are used to wage war against their own people. Courses taught at the school include counterinsurgency techniques, sniper training, commando and psychological warfare, military intelligence and interrogation tactics. Among those targeted by SOA/ WHINSEC graduates are educators, union organizers, religious workers, student leaders and others who work for human rights.

What it boils down to is the FBI is concerned about a peaceful human rights group of mostly nuns that monitors a camp that trains asassins at the School Of The Americas. Don't you love that the more sanguid the name, the more nefarious the group? In a perfect world, the FBI wouldn't even allow the killing camp to operate, let alone fund them.



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