posted on Jun, 19 2005 @ 06:56 PM
Italy, Sweden, and Canada have all taken actions which run contrary to the Bush administrations policy of stepping up "extraordinary renditions,"
where individuals are deported without court approval to countries which can easily hold them incommunicado and use torture in extracting
MILAN, Italy - U.S. allies have begun to resist Washington's secretive role in spiriting away terror suspects: Italy is investigating the
disappearance of one accused militant as a kidnapping, Sweden wrote rules to assert its authority over outside agents and Canada is holding hearings
after one of its citizens was sent to Syria.
At least two of the cases bear the hallmarks of the
CIA's "extraordinary rendition" program — stepped up after Sept. 11 — in which the Bush administration has transferred dozens of suspects to third
countries without court approval, subjecting them to possible torture.
A U.S. counterterrorism official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the process is classified, said rendition dates back several
administrations and is used to get only the most serious terrorists off the streets, where there are only limited options.
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The United States' cavalier attitude towards international law seems to have rubbed some countries the wrong way. I think this is perhaps a case of
too little, too late in the way of acts of protest, but every little bit helps. The so-called "War on Terror" is, or at least must be, an
international effort. Without acting in concert with our allies, it will never succeed.