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More than 50 nations aided CIA’s harsh detention effort: study (Soros)
Japan Times ^ | 2/7/13 | AFP

Posted on 02/07/2013 6:02:52 AM PST by mgist

WASHINGTON – Fifty-four foreign governments assisted the CIA in a global campaign that included harsh interrogations of suspects, a rights advocacy group said Tuesday as it pressed for greater accountability.

The report by the George Soros-backed network of Open Society Foundations marks the most comprehensive list of countries that helped the United States in what critics saw as excesses by President George W. Bush’s administration in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Bush authorized “extraordinary renditions” — the transferring of individuals without legal process — to allow U.S. and foreign intelligence agencies to interrogate alleged extremists outside the protections guaranteed on U.S. soil.

The group found evidence that 54 foreign governments supported the system by actions such as hosting CIA prisons, interrogating suspects, allowing airspace for secret flights or providing intelligence. Many of the cases involve countries that have long fought Islamic militants in their home territory, such as Afghanistan, Egypt, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

The report also listed close U.S. allies such as Australia, Britain, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and Thailand. It also listed Iran, saying that despite poor relations with Washington, Tehran indirectly handed over at least 10 suspects — mostly Arabs — to U.S. custody via the Afghan government.

The report called for accountability both in the United States and overseas, saying there was “no doubt” that Bush administration officials authorized what it called human rights violations, thereby hurting the moral standing of the U.S.

But it said that other nations also bore responsibility: Only Canada has apologized for its role, while three other countries — Australia, Britain and Sweden — have offered compensation to individuals.

The report was released two days before a Senate panel considers President Barack Obama’s nomination of John Brennan as CIA director. Brennan, Obama’s one-time deputy national security adviser, is likely to face questions about interrogation policies.

Obama ordered an end to harsh interrogations when he took office in 2009. But Open Society Foundations criticized the president for still allowing renditions if other countries promise to treat prisoners humanely.

The group named 136 individuals subjected to extraordinary detention and rendition. As the report focused on secret CIA operations, it did not cover the Pentagon’s controversial detention of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The CIA kept some prisoners in Guantanamo Bay and also secretly held detainees in Afghanistan, Lithuania, Morocco, Poland, Romania and Thailand, the report said.

In detention, some prisoners were thrown against fake walls, forced into stressful physical functions, involuntarily stripped naked and slapped, the report said.


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: cia; soros

1 posted on 02/07/2013 6:02:56 AM PST by mgist
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To: mgist

Soros is still going after Bush. Please leave coomments on page and let readers know what a creep Soros is.


2 posted on 02/07/2013 6:04:22 AM PST by mgist
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Another pro-AlQaida propaganda piece.

Frankly, when dealing with AlQaida and their running dog lackeys there's no violation of human rights possible. Kill them all ~ God will know His own.

3 posted on 02/07/2013 6:05:47 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: mgist

The Capo knows all about that stuff. Amazing. Not.


4 posted on 02/07/2013 6:07:34 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: mgist
Bankrolled by scum who started his empire selling out his own kind to the SS.

Soros is an enemy of the world and should be hunted down and removed.

5 posted on 02/07/2013 6:08:51 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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In detention, some prisoners were thrown against fake walls, forced into stressful physical functions, involuntarily stripped naked and slapped, the report said. .................................. Didn’t things like that occur in the Pacific Theater during WW II in the Japanese POW camps?


6 posted on 02/07/2013 6:10:42 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: mgist

WASHINGTON – Fifty-four foreign governments assisted the CIA in a global campaign that included harsh interrogations of suspects, a rights advocacy group said Tuesday

To those 54 Government I want to say thank you!


7 posted on 02/07/2013 6:17:06 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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Soros is still going after Bush

"Ahab and the White Whale" is the only image that comes to mind. You'd think with his trillions Soros would get off this and find some more pleasurable way to spend his few remaining years.


8 posted on 02/07/2013 6:30:50 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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Harsh?

You mean like murdering old women, school children, babies and their mothers harsh?

Or do you mean like not insuring that Abdul the Mad Bomber gets his three hots and a cot with daily exercise in the yard and a taxpayer-funded lawyer harsh?


9 posted on 02/07/2013 6:51:08 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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