The last article from Cryptogon mentions P2OG, or Proactive, Preemptive Operations Group.
The link from there leads to an article on a blog by Chris Floyd which quotes a New Yorker article by Seymour Hersh from 2005.
We have shown in Of Goats And Men how much of the "domestic terrorism", which validates the existance of Homeland Security, fusion centers and domestic surveillance, is actually created by the FBI through the use of informants who engineer the terror themselves with the help of willing dupes caught in sting operations. Often these dupes are reluctant to carry out the terror activities assigned to them by the FBI, so the FBI often entices them with rewards, in one case offering to help with a liver transplant for a sick relative if the mission is accomplished.
Well perhaps the foreign counterpart to this domestic fakery of terror would be the P2OG's. Their purpose, like their domestic counterparts, is to goad foreigners on foreign soil to commit terror, thus validating the foreign war element of the orchestrated and farcical War On Terror.
To quote Chris Floyd:
More than two years ago, we wrote here of a secret Pentagon plan to foment terrorism: sending covert agents to infiltrate terrorist groups and goad them into action – i.e., committing acts of murder and destruction. The purpose was two-fold: first, to bring the terrorist groups into the open, where they could be counterattacked; and second, to justify U.S. military attacks on the countries where the terrorists were operating – attacks which, in the Pentagon's words, would put those nations' "sovereignty at risk." It was a plan that countenanced – indeed, encouraged – the deliberate murder of innocent people and the imposition of U.S. military rule anywhere in the world that American leaders desired.
This plan is now being activated.
In fact, it's being expanded, as the New Yorker's Seymour Hersh revealed last week. Not only will U.S.-directed agents infiltrate existing terrorist groups and provoke them into action; the Pentagon itself will create its own terrorist groups and "death squads." After establishing their terrorist "credentials" through various atrocities and crimes, these American-run groups will then be able to ally with – and ultimately undermine – existing terrorist groups.
And to quote the original Seymour Hersh article:
...Under Rumsfeld’s new approach, I was told, U.S. military operatives would be permitted to pose abroad as corrupt foreign businessmen seeking to buy contraband items that could be used in nuclear-weapons systems. In some cases, according to the Pentagon advisers, local citizens could be recruited and asked to join up with guerrillas or terrorists. This could potentially involve organizing and carrying out combat operations, or even terrorist activities...
The new rules will enable the Special Forces community to set up what it calls “action teams” in the target countries overseas which can be used to find and eliminate terrorist organizations. “Do you remember the right-wing execution squads in El Salvador?” the former high-level intelligence official asked me, referring to the military-led gangs that committed atrocities in the early nineteen-eighties. “We founded them and we financed them,” he said. “The objective now is to recruit locals in any area we want. And we aren’t going to tell Congress about it.” A former military officer, who has knowledge of the Pentagon’s commando capabilities, said, “We’re going to be riding with the bad boys.”