I'm sure there are techniques used in Latin American countries..but what does that have to do with "5,000" people that the CIA told Saddaam to kill?
Jeremy, it's the same technique. The CIA in Operation Condor gathered the list of names for the Latin American countries and passed it on. Even though person X would be wanted in Argentina since his brother's wife's uncle was a suspected liberal or anti-American, person X could be detained in Chile, Brasil, Bolivia, you name it, without having commited a single crime. Sure the Latin American gov'ts were trying to track these ppl, but really it was the CIA who did most of the work.
The same is going on today in Iraq, Aghanistan, and Pakistan. Most of the ppl detained are detained just because they breathed.