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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:52 AM

CIA rendition: more than a quarter of countries 'offered covert support'

Report finds at least 54 countries co-operated with global kidnap, detention and torture operation mounted after 9/11 attacks
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/05/cia-rendition-countries-covert-support
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A 213-page report compiled by the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI), a New York-based human rights organisation, says that at least 54 countries co-operated with the global kidnap, detention and torture operation that was mounted after 9/11, many of them in Europe.

So widespread and extensive was the participation of governments across the world that it is now clear the CIA could not have operated its programme without their support, according to the OSJI.

"There is no doubt that high-ranking Bush administration officials bear responsibility for authorising human rights violations associated with secret detention and extraordinary rendition, and the impunity that they have enjoyed to date remains a matter of significant concern," the report says.

"But responsibility for these violations does not end with the United States. Secret detention and extraordinary rendition operations, designed to be conducted outside the United States under cover of secrecy, could not have been implemented without the active participation of foreign governments. These governments too must be held accountable."

Full Report here
http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/reports/globalizing-torture-cia-secret-detention-and-extraordinary-rendition

http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/sites/default/files/globalizing-torture-20120205.pdf
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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:59 AM

1. The 54 governments

The 54 governments
identified in this report span the continents of Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and
North America, and include: Afghanistan3, Albania, Algeria, Australia, Austria,
Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech
Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Gambia, Georgia, Germany,
Greece, Hong Kong,4 Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Libya,
Lithuania, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Pakistan, Poland,
Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden,
Syria, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Yemen,
and Zimbabwe.5

Not one from the Caribbean, Central America or South America.
I take a bow for my region of the planet

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:41 PM

2. I'm doing something I never do

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:03 PM

3. Most governments have at least a few people they want to liquidate

It makes sense therefore to ingratiate yourself with the one country whose disapproval you might have to worry about - and help them liquidate their own lists of bothersome people.

Do we think Pinochet would have bothered digging up and dumping the bodies of thousands of torture victims in the Pacific Ocean, if he knew the USA was back in the torture & assassination game itself? No way. He could just offer his government's services and bury our prisoners next to his prisoners out in the desert. And we would accept his gracious offer.

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