CIA Probing Only Ten Rendition Cases

Between 100 and 150 people have been spirited away on Ghost Air and imprisoned in foreign countries pursuant to our secret extraordinary rendition program. The CIA is onlyinvestigating only ten cases of those it believes may have been swept up in error.

Said Tom Malinowski, Washington office director of Human Rights Watch: "I am glad the CIA is investigating the cases that they are aware of, but by definition you are not going to be aware of all such cases, when you have a process designed to avoid judicial safeguards."

He said there is no guarantee that Egypt, Uzbekistan or Syria will release people handed over to them if they turn out to be innocent, and he distrusts promises the U.S. receives that the individuals will not be tortured.

In the old days, rendition was used to snatch up known criminals. Since 9/11, Bush has used it to grab anyone it thinks may be a terrorist.

Renditions represent just a fraction of the captures handled by the CIA and its allies. More than 3,000 foreigners have been detained in operations involving the CIA and friendly intelligence services since 9/11, according to the intelligence official. Sometimes the United States may merely be providing information, training or equipment for the operations.

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    Re: CIA Probing Only Ten Rendition Cases (none / 0) (#1)
    by The Heretik on Tue Dec 27, 2005 at 07:04:20 PM EST
    It bears repeating. If our agents are the best at interrogating, why do we farm these detainees out for anything but dubious methods we do not allow?

    Re: CIA Probing Only Ten Rendition Cases (none / 0) (#2)
    by scarshapedstar on Tue Dec 27, 2005 at 07:20:49 PM EST
    Ahhhhhh! Ahhhhhh! I can feel the terrorists winning because we're discussing this.

    Re: CIA Probing Only Ten Rendition Cases (none / 0) (#3)
    by Che's Lounge on Tue Dec 27, 2005 at 08:15:23 PM EST
    They're using WWII era P-51 Mustangs?

    Re: CIA Probing Only Ten Rendition Cases (none / 0) (#4)
    by Aaron on Thu Dec 29, 2005 at 09:05:14 AM EST
    I've got a picture of a rendition plane if you want to use it. They fly by during dark of night here in South Florida on their way down to Guantánamo. It's a great shot, silhouetted over the moon.