Monday, February 4, 2008

"Torture flights finally investigated?"

Just spotted this on the European Tribune:

Torture flights finally investigated?

We may finally have a shot at real investigations into the kidnapping and torture programme carried out by various US agencies, militias and mercenaries during the Global War on Liberty. So far, the allegations that US agencies have engaged in such illegal activities have been merely that: Allegations. No smoking gun has been found, for the very simple reason that no serious investigation has been forthcoming from the only quarters that could realistically make such an investigation happen: The European Union.

Unfortunately, the various Union states seem to be neck-deep in the programme themselves - and to have been so for such a long time that any investigation would dig up dirt on the current opposition as well as the incumbents in most European countries. This, I believe, is one of the two most important reasons why this atrocity has been documented worse than any other recent crime against international law that you might care to mention (the other reason I allude to is the mindless atlanticism afflicting many European political 'leaders').

There have, however, over the past few days been rumours in the Danish press that the Greenland Home Rule is strongly considering starting up investigations.

These rumblings began with a documentary aired by the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, providing strong indications that the Nassasuaq airfield in Greenland has been used in the Bush regime's kidnapping and torture programme(s).

As usual, the Fogh Rasmussen government went into full denial mode: Claim that there is no evidence, claim that DR is biased, claim that the documentary is politically motivated, claim that it's a smear campaign and throw a general temper tantrum for good measure. Nothing new under the sun. They've done that before - on several occasions, in fact - most recently with a documentary that convincingly documented that the Danish mission in Afghanistan had turned prisoners of war over to the United States of America without taking adequate measures to protect said prisoners against being tortured by the Americans - despite the use of torture being official American policy at the time. (As I write this, I realise how sad it is that it should even be necessary to 'take adequate measures' to protect someone from being tortured at the hands of our American allies. But I digress.)

Back then, their coalition with the Popular Party held, and they weathered the storm. But this time, there are three - maybe four - differences.


Read the whole thing...


Very interesting...

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