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Treaty Gives CIA Powers Over Irish Citizens

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posted on Jul, 21 2005 @ 04:37 PM
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Last week an agreement was signed between Irland and US. The treaty allows CIA agents to interrogate Irish citizens on Irish soil in total secrecy even if what the suspect is accused of is not a crime in Ireland.


Irishexaminer.com: Treaty gives CIA powers over Irish citizens

21/07/05


US INVESTIGATORS, including CIA agents, will be allowed interrogate Irish citizens on Irish soil in total secrecy, under an agreement signed between Ireland and the US last week.

Suspects will also have to give testimony and allow property to be searched and seized even if what the suspect is accused of is not a crime in Ireland.

On signing the agreement, the minister said that "the international community must do everything it can to combat terrorism with every means at its disposal.

The US may ask Irish authorities:

To track down people in Ireland.

Transfer prisoners in Irish custody to the US.

Carry out searches and seize evidence on behalf of the US Government.

It also allows US authorities access to an Irish suspect's confidential bank information. The Irish authorities must keep all these activities secret if asked to do so by the US.

ICCL director Aisling Reidy said: "An extraordinary aspect to this treaty is, despite its scope and its potential to violate basic constitutional and human rights, that all this happened without debate or transparency.

This is a very disturbing development. I really hope that other European countries do not follow this example.




posted on Jul, 21 2005 @ 04:42 PM
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This was probably a quick stopgap to prevent IRA terrorists and AQ terrorists from sharing info or weapons...

I would have to say that something should be done to prevent that, but this does sound a little too "controling" and has potential to become a tyranny point...



posted on Jul, 21 2005 @ 04:46 PM
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I think there is already either an official or unofficial agreement with a lot of other countries. Not good, I'm very disappointed with the Irish for allowing this to happen. The US already thinks it can just stomp around in whatever country it pleases, totally ignore the law and basic human rights.

This administration is not making any friends around the rest of the world, it's sad as the USA is such a amazing beautiful country and the people are among the friendliest I have met.



posted on Jul, 21 2005 @ 04:49 PM
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Originally posted by LazarusTheLong
This was probably a quick stopgap to prevent IRA terrorists and AQ terrorists from sharing info or weapons...

I would have to say that something should be done to prevent that, but this does sound a little too "controling" and has potential to become a tyranny point...


hmm people complain how the govt be lookin for terrorists of Arab origin and not look into other terror groups and consider it a double standard, and now the U.S. is looking into other terror groups that are not Islamic extremists, people would criticize for attempting to control people goin in and out of the U.S. thats pretty funny to me, wen they try to get another "good" excuse to criticize the govt on how to fight terror.



posted on Jul, 22 2005 @ 02:17 AM
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Sorry I posted a new thread on the same subject (missed this one)



posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 11:29 AM
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Now it would appear that the all powerful CIA has the power to legally interogate the people of a foreign land without them being guilty of any crime ???

What next i fear, if you steal a Mars Bar from Sainsburys the FBI have the power to intern you in Guantanamo ??

Or maybe the good people of England will have to pay their parking fines to the state of Florida or the like ??

I see this as just another step towards the already started world domination by uncle Sam...a bit sad really!!



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