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Fri Dec 12, 2014, 08:24 AM

US hid UK links in CIA torture report at request of British spy agencies

US hid UK links in CIA torture report at request of British spy agencies

References to Britain’s intelligence agencies were deleted at their request from the damning US report on the CIA’s use of torture after 9/11, it has emerged.

A spokesman for David Cameron acknowledged the UK had been granted deletions in advance of the publication, contrasting with earlier assertions by No 10. Downing Street said any redactions were only requested on “national security” grounds and contained nothing to suggest UK agencies had participated in torture or rendition.

However, the admission will fuel suspicions that the report – while heavily critical of the CIA – was effectively sanitised to conceal the way in which close allies of the US became involved in the global kidnap and torture programme that was mounted after the al-Qaida attacks.

On Wednesday, the day the report was published, asked whether redactions had been sought, Cameron’s official spokesman told reporters there had been “none whatsoever, to my knowledge”.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 08:32 AM

1. I shocked shocked I tell you

NOT!

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 09:07 AM

2. Seriously.

Just so shocking.

lol

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 09:18 AM

3. At least the Brits didn't respond to our request for help like certain

 

Cheeze-eating, Surrender Monkeys.

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