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strizi64 Donating Member (192 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-08-06 11:24 AM
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Swiss may have known about secret CIA prisons
Swiss may have known about secret CIA prisons

swissinfo
January 8, 2006 1:46 PM

The Swiss intelligence community has allegedly been aware of secret CIA prisons in eastern Europe for nearly two months according to leaked documents.

<snip>

The Sonntagsblick wrote on Sunday that military intelligence intercepted a fax received by the Egyptian embassy in London supposedly confirming the existence of the detention centres.

The message was picked up by the secret service's Onyx satellite listening system on November 10, just three days after the Council of Europe launched an investigation into allegations that the CIA was running secret interrogation centres in Europe.

<snip>

The Egyptian fax stated that 23 Iraqi and Afghan citizens had been transferred to a Romanian military base near the port of Constanza for interrogation purposes. It added that similar detention centres had been set up in Ukraine, Kosovo, Macedonia and Bulgaria. ........

<snip>

http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=10...
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-08-06 02:13 PM
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1. Yup. There you go.
Out the rat bastards. Just get it all out.
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EuroObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-08-06 04:40 PM
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2. Ssssshhh
We are all guilty.

Nous sommes touts culpables.

Todos somos culpables.

Enough! a va bien! Basta Ya!
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gulfcoastliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-08-06 05:48 PM
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3. Most if not all these countries knew what we were doing with our
"rendition" flights and fought to keep them top secret. Just like that unfortunate German teacher we rended to a torture base and upon returning him, instructed the german secret police (gestapo?) to keep it quiet to prevent any publicity or lawsuits.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-08-06 08:41 PM
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4. 23 Iraqi and Afgan citizens transferred to Romania! K&R
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Miss Chybil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-08-06 09:03 PM
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5. Let's hope the were all guilty...
because if they weren't really to begin with, I'm sure they admitted to being so to end with. Why do we have to fly people around the world to ask them questions? Bush has sold our soul to the devil.
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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-09-06 01:57 AM
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6. Guess they can't call themselves "Neutral" anymore?
:eyes:

Or would they try to claim that being "Neutral" means being "Silent"....more like "Neutered".....
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strizi64 Donating Member (192 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-09-06 05:37 AM
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7. statment by the Secretary of Defense
Edited on Mon Jan-09-06 05:55 AM by strizi64
08.01.2006 08:00 information VBS, column: From the department

Statement to the article in the "Sonntags Blick" from the 8th January, 2006

The article in the Sonntags Blick " EXCLUSIVELY: THE PROOF - There are CIA prisons in Europe. Switzerland knows about it and is quiet. " rests on a paper which is classed integral as confidential. This was apparently passed to the editorial staff of the "Sonntags Blick".

As a result of the special sensitivity of the document and the suitable classification takes the Fed. Department for Defense, Civil Protection and Sports (VBS) to his contents no position. However, the GPD is informed within the scope of the parliamentary control in detail. Besides Secretary of Defense Samuel Schmid, will initiate a federal investigation and reserves himself and the State of Switzerland other juridical steps.

FED. DEPARTMENT FOR DEFENSE, POPULATION PROTECTION AND SPORT

http://www.vbs.admin.ch/internet/vbs/de/home/documentat...

http://www.vbs.admin.ch/internet/vbs/en/home/documentat...

(my "free online" translation)

this leak is for real... and our media is trashing our administration today because they didn't tell. And they are right doing that, it's outrageous :puke:

on edit: translation
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