In June 2003, Sgt. Frank "Greg" Ford
– a counterintelligence agent serving in Iraq – requested an investigation into incidents of torture and abuse of detainees he had witnessed:"According to Ford, his teammates, three counterintelligence agents like himself — one of them a woman — systematically and repeatedly abused several Iraqi male detainees over a two-to three-week time period. Ford describes incidents of asphyxiation, mock executions, arms being pulled out of sockets, and lit cigarettes forced into detainee’s ears while they were blindfolded and bound. These atrocities took place in an Iraqi police station, Ford said. His attempts to stop the abuse were met with either indifference or threats by his team leader, who was himself one of the abusers."
The response came swiftly, but it was not what he had hoped for: Ford was threatened, kidnapped, strapped to a gurney, and medevac'd to Germany and then the USA. All along the way, psychiatric examiners repeatedly found nothing wrong with him. But the torture he had witnessed continued without investigation or impediment, culminating in the Abu Ghaib scandal (and much worse that has never been made public.) These war crimes, apparently authorized at the highest levels, were part of the top secret Copper Green
program, an Israeli-inspired effort to turn the US military into a gang of torturers and war criminals.
Greg Ford has also testified that he was present in July 2000 at Fort Huachuca, a US Army Counterintelligence Training Center in Arizona, when Able Danger
terrorist-hunter Anthony Shaffer briefed Ford's group on two sets of alleged al-Qaeda terrorists who were "going to hijack passenger planes and fly them into the World Trade Center."
During the Q&A, Shaffer was asked "who have you already briefed on that?" Shaffer answered that he had already briefed "NSA, the CIA, and the FBI." (Shaffer has since claimed that he was ordered not to brief those agencies.)