While checking out small islands on Google earth after MH370 disappeared, I stumbled upon this little gem, Diego Garcia.There were airplanes, lots of
buildings including these sketchy black buildings: (Spent hours trying to figure out how to use upload to post pic directly on thread but its not
working on 3 different computers)
black building and guard towers
Yep they are quite creepy and the are quite a few them. In the center of each group there are what look like guard towers.
close up of black buildings
On the other side of the island is what looks like more housing. There are also tennis courts, a pool, overall much nicer the other side of the
nice side of island
There is also a boat dock and an airport
I had to know what this place was so I searched online and discovered Diego Garcia is a US Navy facility also known as Camp Justice. Prior to Diego
Garcia being a military installation it was home to the Chagossians who inhabited Diego Garcia along with a few of the other surrounding islands. In
the late 60’s to early 70’s the Chagossians were forced to leave their homes by the British Government.
Today, there are no Chagossians that live on the island of Diego Garcia, as it is now the site of the military base Camp Justice.
On 30 December 1966, the United States and the UK executed an agreement through an Exchange of Notes which permit the United States to use the
BIOT for defense purposes for 50 years (through December 2016), followed by a 20-year optional extension (to 2036) to which both parties must agree by
Now the mission of NSF as stated in paragraph 2.4.3
The main mission of NSF Diego Garcia is to maintain
and operate facilities and provide services and materials in support of afloat
units, operating forces on forward deployment, and tenant shore activities. More
specifically, for the present, the mission of NSF Diego Garcia is “to provide
logistic support to operational forces forward deployed to the Indian Ocean and
Not only does this little island, in the middle of nowhere, house the USN but it also alledgely houses terrorist suspectsin a CIA black site. My guess
is the black housing units, well house suspected terrorists.
island paradise or torture chamber
From satellite pictures, Diego Garcia looks like paradise.
The small, secluded atoll in the Indian Ocean, with its coral beaches, turquoise waters and vast lagoon in the centre, is 1,600 kilometres from land
in any direction.
A perfect hideaway. But no one is allowed to set foot on it.
The little-known British possession, leased to the United States in 1970, was a major military staging post in the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
It continues to be, in effect, a floating aircraft carrier, housing 1,700 personnel who call it Camp Justice.
But intelligence analysts say Diego Garcia's geographic isolation is now being exploited for other, darker purposes.
They claim it is one in a network of secret detention centres being operated by the Central Intelligence Agency to interrogate high-value terrorist
suspects beyond the reach of American or international law.
These prisoners are known as "ghost detainees" or the "new disappeared," and they're being subjected to treatment that makes the abuses at the
military-run Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad and Guantanamo Bay camp in Cuba look small-time, say intelligence analysts.
Are there nukes on Diego Garcia?
Underneath this international support for an African nuclear-weapon-free zone, however, is a low-profile but high-stakes dispute over the status
of the Chagos Archipelago, which includes Diego Garcia. This coral atoll in the British Indian Ocean Territory happens to be the site of one of the
most valuable (and secretive) U.S. military bases overseas. Both Britain and Mauritius claim sovereignty over the archipelago.
According to the map appended to the Pelindaba Treaty, the nuclear-weapon-free zone explicitly covers the "Chagos Archipelago--Diego Garcia," albeit
with a footnote (inserted at the British government's request) stating that the territory "appears without prejudice to the question of sovereignty."
(To read more about the negotiations that led to the ominous Diego Garcia footnote, see the U.N. Institute for Disarmament Research publication, "The
Treaty of Pelindaba on the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone.") Although all of the participating African countries agreed that the Chagos Islands
should be included in the treaty parameters, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) did not, stating that it had no doubt as to its
sovereignty over the British Indian Ocean Territory, and upon signing the protocols noted that it did "not accept the inclusion of [the Chagos
Islands] within the African nuclear-weapon-free zone" without consent of the British government.
The lease runs out in December 2014 with the option to extend the lease through 2036. Will the native inhabitnats be able to return once the military
leaves the island. Thanks to the British Governemnet making this a marine protected area, the chances are low.
40 years of heartbreak
To make matters worse, in 2010,
the British government created a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Chagos. Officials denied it was an attempt to prevent a return no matter the court
rulings. Then a secret Wikileaks cable revealed a senior British official saying, "Former inhabitants would find it difficult, if not impossible, to
pursue their claim for resettlement on the islands if the entire Chagos Archipelago were a marine reserve." U.S. officials agreed the MPA would likely
"be the most effective long-term way to prevent" resettlement. Adding insult to injury, the British official repeated his predecessor's racist slur,
saying the MPA would allow no "Man Fridays."
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