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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:46 PM

As Brennan Tapped for CIA, Case of Somali Detainees Highlights Obama's Embrace of Secret Renditions



DemocracyNow.org - New details have emerged about how the Obama administration has quietly embraced the controversial practice of extraordinary rendition in which terrorism suspects are secretly detained and interrogated abroad without due process. The Washington Post recently reported three European men with Somali backgrounds were arrested in the East African country of Djibouti on a "murky pretext" in August. They were then questioned by U.S. interrogators before being secretly indicted by a U.S. grand jury and flown to the United States for trial. News of their case accompanies this week's nomination of John Brennan as director of the CIA. Brennan withdrew from consideration for the same position in 2008 amidst protests over his role at the agency under George W. Bush and his public support of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques and rendition. We're joined by Ephraim Savitt, a lawyer representing Mohamed Yusuf, one of the three accused Somali detainees; and Clara Gutteridge, a human rights investigator and director of the Equal Justice Forum.

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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:47 PM

1. I do not agree with this appointment!

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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:50 PM

2. I'm getting sick and tired of all this terrorist crap...

No one, anywhere in the world is allowed to hate the United States, even though we've perpetrated the most disgusting and obscene acts upon whole populations.

As far as I'm concerned, the only terrorists are located in Washington, D.C. The CIA is a paramilitary organization that's out of control. I guess it's ok that Obama appoints this monster to head the agency. After all, Obama knows what he's doing. Right?

I want to

Where is the moral imperative?


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