posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 11:22 AM
Rumor has it that the USA has and is operating a network of secret prisons throughout the world.
CIA Holds Terror Suspects in Secret Prisons
alleged sites are in Thailand, Afghanistan and other places in Eastern Europe. In 2004 it was estimated that up to 3000 people where being held in
these prisons without charge or trial in this Secret world of US jails
As time moved on the world began to see what the USA was doing and our government wanted to
U.S. Seeks Silence on CIA Prisons
didn’t want to discus the "alternative interrogation methods" used to get there prisoners to talk. The battle within the courts here at home
after Bush: CIA holds terror suspects in secret prisons
and the supreme court ruled
against military tribunals for the prisoners at Gitmo prompted our fearless leader to pursue legislation that would make these prisons legal.
Human rights groups are urging the US: Close CIA Prisons Still in Operation
are a blatant violation of international law. But in reality many of these prisoners are facing a
U.S. War Prisons Legal Vacuum for 14,000
with the number of prisoners steadily rising,
outrage from both at home and from around the world seems to be falling on deaf ears in Washington.
In 2006 revelations of Ghost planes
or CIA torture flights came to
Today these prisons are in full operation and it is a ugly mess for the reputation of the land of the free and the home of the brave.
The United States is operating "floating prisons" to house those arrested in its war on terror, according to human rights lawyers, who claim
there has been an attempt to conceal the numbers and whereabouts of detainees.
Details of ships where detainees have been held and sites allegedly being used in countries across the world have been compiled as the debate over
detention without trial intensifies on both sides of the Atlantic. The US government has been urged to list the names and whereabouts of all those
The shear numbers are staggering: It is unknown how many have been killed with these interrogation methods, and most likely we will never know.
Clive Stafford Smith, Reprieve's legal director, said: "They choose ships to try to keep their misconduct as far as possible from the prying
eyes of the media and lawyers. We will eventually reunite these ghost prisoners with their legal rights.
"By its own admission, the US government is currently detaining at least 26,000 people without trial in secret prisons, and information suggests up
to 80,000 have been 'through the system' since 2001. The US government must show a commitment to rights and basic humanity by immediately revealing
who these people are, where they are, and what has been done to them."
Partnership for a New American Century, this is the New America.