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Extraordinary Rendition……

14 Dec

‘Rendition is more commonly known as extradition and concerns the repatriation/deportation of someone accused of a crime within an internationally agreed legal framework. Extraordinary Rendition is different……’

 

To make it perfectly clear; Extraordinary Rendition is illegal, not subject to judicial process and in violation of Article 3 of the United Nations Convention Against Torture. The United States used Extraordinary Rendition as far back as the 1960s but it is in the past 13 years that the extraordinary has become the ordinary. 1,245 flights have been used for Extraordinary Rendition since 9/11……

 

The scale of British involvement is not yet clear as all details contained in the first 480 pages of a 6,000 page report by the US Senate Intelligence Committee have been redacted (at the request of the UK Government). However, flights have landed on UK soil and given passage through UK airspace which makes our Government complicit in Extraordinary Rendition. Plausible deniability cannot be used as a defence because all air traffic is monitored by either civilian or military resources. An aircraft cannot land or be given passage without its call sign and registration number being logged, or to put it another way, a ‘black’ unmarked aircraft cannot slip in and out of an airport unrecorded; civilian or military. This makes the UK and other EU countries duplicitous in an illegal activity. The UKs Prime Ministers are the Commanders in Chief of our armed forces (including MI5 and MI6) making them ultimately responsible. They are briefed almost daily by the Security Services……

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The head of the Intelligence and Security Committee of the House of Commons is requesting the classified information redacted from the 480 page summary. The full report will not be available until January 2015 (presumably when the bulk order of thick black marker pens has arrived)……

 

In 2005 Condoleezza Rice said, “The United States has not transported anyone, and will not transport anyone, to a country when we believe he will be tortured. Where appropriate, the United States seeks assurances that transferred persons will not be tortured”.  That statement was not true……

 

Extraordinary Rendition and torture are illegal and the perpetrators should be indicted by the International Criminal Court, period……

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