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You may not have heard the term "rendition," at least not the way the Central Intelligence Agency uses it. But renditions have become one of the most important secret weapons in the war on terror.
In recent years, well over 100 people have disappeared or been "rendered" all around the world. Witnesses tell the same story: masked men in an unmarked jet seize their target, cut off his clothes, put him in a blindfold and jumpsuit, tranquilize him and fly him away.
They're describing U.S. agents collaring terrorism suspects. Some notorious terrorists such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, the mastermind of 9/11, were rendered this way.
Originally posted by skippytjc
I dont have the links, but this has been covered here a few times.
Originally posted by Pyros
As far as I am concerned, if our enemies have taken the gloves off, and refuse to play by the established rules of the civilized world, then why should we?
Originally posted by LA_Maximus
Get Real Zed, it sounds to me like the CIA is finally doing their job. If someone is planning a next 9/11 and the proof is solid, than they need to be tortured.
Originally posted by Tinkleflower
Bullying the bullies doesn't solve the problem - it just continues the cycle,
Officials say publicly that they do not render suspects to countries where they will be tortured.
"We have an obligation not to render people to countries if we believe they would torture them," White House spokesman Scott McClellan told reporters Monday. "And we do - and we do get assurances on those matters."
But at the same time McClellan seemed at a loss to explain what other reason there might be for turning a suspect over to Uzbekistan.
"I'm not going to get into talking about specific intelligence matters," he said when questioned about the choice of Uzbekistan as a destination for rendition. "Those are classified matters, for good reason.
Originally posted by koji_K
Nor do they appear to have begun with the present administration. Under the present administration, however, extraordinary renditions have been taken to a new level.
Originally posted by Hellmutt
Here is another thread about these planes.
Mysterious aircraft landed in Norway? (by Northern Norway)
There were some media coverage on this in Denmark and Norway after the New York Times released the story. They found out they used norwegian and danish airports often. Norway protested (or at least complained), Denmark didn´t (just the media did).