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N.Y. Billing Dispute Reveals Details of Secret CIA Rendition Flights

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posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 08:18 AM
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N.Y. billing dispute reveals details of secret CIA rendition flights


www.washingtonpost.com

The Gulfstream IV’s itinerary, as well as the $339,228.05 price tag for the journey, are among the details of shadowy CIA flights that have emerged in a small Upstate New York courthouse in a billing dispute between contractors. The court documents offer a rare glimpse of the costs and operations of the controversial rendition program.

For all the secrecy that once surrounded the CIA program, a significant part of its operation was entrusted to very small aviation companies whose previous experience involved flying sports teams across the country.

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posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 08:18 AM
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Rendition Group:
In the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the CIA’s Rendition Group, a division of the agency’s Counter Terrorism Center, was tasked with finding terrorism suspects, orchestrating their capture and transferring them for interrogation to covert prison sites in allied countries.

So a simple contractor, who takes a payment dispute to court, has the potential to leak this type of information but a regular guy with a FOIA request gets nothing but blacked out documents. Truth is stranger than fiction.

Now all we need is to hear that SAD (Special Activities Division) was involved, and their names leaked.

Contained above in the Additional Related Threads are more instances of CIA Flights being leaked.

Enjoy

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posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 08:26 AM
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The USA does not torture... We secretly send detainees to foreign countries that will do it for us.

So, which is worse, openly torturing humans, or secretly doing it?







posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 08:30 AM
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Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
The USA does not torture... We secretly send detainees to foreign countries that will do it for us.

So, which is worse, openly torturing humans, or secretly doing it?






Don't spread lies and disinformation! We don't do that!

We pay contractors to do that.. or, we don't and they take us to court to get paid for breaking the law?



*head explodes*



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 08:33 AM
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Right, since 9/11 the CIA, US military and the US government has found many advantages in using "private contractors"

As if that REALLY makes any difference.




posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 09:16 AM
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Just saw the movie 'Rendition' the other day, based on this programme. Stars Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal and was loosely based on a real-life case where the guy taken by the CIA just happened to have a similar name to a wanted 'terrorist'.

Not sure which was more disturbing - the ease with which a name was confused (what if you are the Middle-East equivalent of Steve Smith?) and apparently no additional information to confirm the proper identity or the utter and complete disregard for national sovereignty?

The real case was of a Lebanese-German citizen taken from Macedonia to Afghanistan.

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 09:57 AM
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Confusing names.. it's as easy as buttle or tuttle.



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 12:24 PM
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Thanks for posting this.

I think it is funny that these companies went to court, not to reveal what was going on but to get what was owed to them. Typical capitalist attitude.

"So the CIA has been kidnapping people and flying them to other countries to be tortured on our dime, and you know what your honor...they did not pay us the full amount for helping them commit human right violations! We want what we are owed!"

They have again shown they do not care about human beings, only profit.

This program needs to stop! It has been going on for more than 10 years and it shows no signs of slowing down.



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 04:40 PM
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Originally posted by Openeye
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Thanks for posting this.

I think it is funny that these companies went to court, not to reveal what was going on but to get what was owed to them. Typical capitalist attitude.

"So the CIA has been kidnapping people and flying them to other countries to be tortured on our dime, and you know what your honor...they did not pay us the full amount for helping them commit human right violations! We want what we are owed!"

They have again shown they do not care about human beings, only profit.

This program needs to stop! It has been going on for more than 10 years and it shows no signs of slowing down.


The more I think about it, the less funny it really is. If this were a program that needed to be secret (depending on who you talk this this is one, :flame
and the information was leaked because of a soldier (like Bradley Manning) because it was unconstitutional or he felt it was against his oath, I would assume they would throw the soldier in jail and torture him.

Oh, wait.

So, I have a problem with entrusting information to a private contracting organization who is willing to divest themselves of it in order to get paid.

I'm pretty sure if there ever is martial law in the streets, it won't be American flags on the uniforms. It won't be military vehicles patrolling the streets ensuring the safety of the citizens. It will be black SUV's and military/paramilitary contractors.

It's angering, because as a soldier who served in combat and avidly talked of topics like the one above, I can tell you that 99% of the US Armed Forces would NOT oppress the public. I'm not going to say they wouldn't break posse comitatus, but they wouldn't do it for the benefit of the government, the banks, or corporations. They would do it to protect US from THEM.



posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 05:30 PM
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This is disgusting.


Originally posted by Openeye
Typical capitalist attitude.


No, it's not, but your conclusion is.
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