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US civil rights group to sue CIA

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posted on Dec, 3 2005 @ 11:53 AM

US civil rights group to sue CIA

A US civil rights groups says it is taking the CIA to court to stop the transportation of terror suspects to countries outside US legal authority.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) says the intelligence agency has broken both US and international law.

It is acting for a man allegedly flown to a secret CIA prison in Afghanistan.

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she'll comment on recent reports of alleged CIA prisons abroad before starting a visit to Europe on Monday.

Ms Rice has said she will provide an answer to a EU letter expressing concern over reports last month alleging the US intelligence agency was using secret jails - particularly in eastern Europe.

This should get very interesting- fast.

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[edit on 3-1-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]

posted on Dec, 10 2005 @ 03:14 AM
USA's three wiews on torture;

1. torture never happened in the US.
2. torture will not happen again (C. Rice)
3. torture is acceptable sometimes (D. Cheney)

Why not extend these to other areas? Like

1. Holocaust never happened.
2. Holocaust will not happen again.
3. Holocaust are acceptable sometimes.

Or the rich;
1. There are no poor or homeless.
2. There will be no poor or homeless.
3. It is acceptable that some are poor and homeless.

Or by an Iranian president;
1. Israel never existed.
2. There are no Israel in the future.
3. It is acceptable to move Israel to another location...

and so on.

posted on Dec, 10 2005 @ 03:29 AM
For some reason, I don't think the ACLU is going to win.

The CIA is all powerful, & won't cooperate.

posted on Jan, 3 2006 @ 12:18 PM
well the simple fact is that everything the cia did was completely legal, because it was not on american soil, and the words "international law" mean almost nothing. what matters is that the countries that contained the secret prisons knew about it, and agreed.

if the cia did/does do anything really illegal, it wont make the papers anytime soon

posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 03:14 PM
The ACLU (AKA the American Communist Losers union) was started by a Communist, and retains the same mindset.
They hate America and everything it stands forr.
It's time they stopped receiving our tax dollars.

posted on Jan, 7 2006 @ 05:11 PM

Originally posted by zappafan1
It's time they stopped receiving our tax dollars.

The ACLU has maintained the position that civil liberties must be respected, even in times of national emergency. The ACLU is supported by annual dues and contributions from its members, plus grants from private foundations and individuals. We do not receive any government funding.

About the ACLU

As you can see you know nothing about ACLU's funding.

posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 11:37 AM
"Quotes" are from the ACLU site:

".... and freedom of religion supported by the strict separation of church and state."

REPLY: There is no mention of "separation of church and state" mentioned in the Constitution. The ACLU seems to forget the other part of the 1st Amendment as it pertains to religion: ".... Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, "or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;" which would include schools, government buildings, etc.

".... Your right to privacy - freedom from unwarranted government intrusion into your personal and private affairs.

REPLY: The article reads ".... The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects." There is no "right to privacy" mentioned.

".... We work also to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including Native Americans and other people of color; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people; women; mental-health patients; prisoners; people with disabilities; and the poor."

REPLY:The ACLU sues people and companies as THEY BELIEVE rights are violated as they pertain to the above. Unfortunately, there are no such things as "gay" rights (homo or faggot.... not gay. Gay means happy and carefree).

'Nor are there "Native American, people of color; lesbian, bisexual, transgendered people; women; mental-health patient; prisoner; people with disabilities; and poor" rights. The only "rights" we have are outlined in the Bill of Rights.

".... The ACLU was founded by Roger Baldwin...."

REPLY: I wonder why the ACLU doesn't mention he was a Communist, or about the other founders?

Crystal Eastman "....was a radical feminist, pacifist and socialist..... and who represented "impulsive radicalism and casual sex."

Roger Baldwin ".... devoted himself full time to defending conscientious objectors, other citizens and immigrants against unconstitutional persecution under new laws such as the Espionage Act of 1917 and the Sedition Act of 1918. (NOTE)... were found to be NOT un-constitutional).

Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley: political activist. Noted for her stirring oratory in the defense of the rights of labor, Flynn became active in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) in 1906. In 1906. In 1920 she helped form the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). In 1937 she joined the Communist party, later becoming its first woman leader.

I did not say tax dollars directly fund the ACLU. Tax dollars come from citizens indirectly, because as companies are forced to pay fines, and the legal costs of the ACLU (if found "guilty"), which means those companies are prevented from using said money to buy goods or services, or hire additional employees, which reduces taxes going to state and federal coffers.

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