Amnesty International, the people who think “torture” is having to listen to loud rap music and having jockey shorts pulled over a jihadist head, is reporting Canada has had it’s own “extraordinary rendition” program.
The cases of four Canadian men who were arrested and allegedly tortured in Syria suggest Ottawa operated a secret program to send terror suspects to nations where they could be interrogated brutally, a top Amnesty International official said on Tuesday.
A commission set up to inquire into what happened to one of the men, Maher Arar, is due to release its report next week. Arar was deported from the United States as a suspected al Qaeda member in September 2002.
He spent almost a year in jail in Damascus, where he said he was beaten repeatedly. Arar also alleged that his Syrian interrogators had asked questions based on information provided by Canadian intelligence agents.
(Emphasis mine) Funny that, Syria of all places. For its part they deny the allegations of torture.
Yea riiight! They don’t torture; Much.
They just set “fires” so they can claim later to be “great firefighters.”
You gotta love the plausible deniability angle of this story. Bush gets off scott free, at least to those not suffering from an acute case of BDS. Bush sends this guy off to The Great White North, who then sends him on a Syrian vacation!
The [Dim]ocrats will claim this has Rove’s fingerprints all over it! In reality extraordinary rendition has Clinton’s prints and most likely his DNA, considering he didn’t give a damn where he left it. Rendition was started in 1995 by Michael Scheuer then a CIA Chief.
At the time rendition was used as part of criminal proceedings. Scheuer relates, “only suspects who had been tried in absentia for terrorist offences or had an outstanding arrest warrant were to be targeted. They had to be part of some legal process.”
Which means, for example, out of a thousand jihadist-cut-throats Clinton may have gotten his hands on only a very small number would ever see the inside of a jail. Because they didn’t have a G-damn arrest warrant for them!
That all changed for the better after 9/11. The “terrorists are criminals” mantra that was endemic during Clinton’s era was an utter failure and allowed the extremists of all stripes to grow in strength.
And BTW for all that stood with mouths agape when Bush “admitted” the US was carrying out renditions last week where the hell have you been for the last 10 months? This “news” has been well know since December of 2005.
I guess you missed that, huh?