23 February, 2024


CIA Rendition: More Than A Quarter Of Countries ‘Offered Covert Support’

Report finds at least 54 countries co-operated with global kidnap, detention and torture operation mounted after 9/11 attacks

The full extent of the CIA‘s extraordinary rendition programme has been laid bare with the publication of a report showing there is evidence that more than a quarter of the world’s governments covertly offered support, writes Ian Cobain.

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    It is naive on the part of many to believe that countries and governments act according to utopian standards, even if they have adopted by the UN and its agencies.. Preservation of the concept of the nation-states as they exist today is a cardinal principle which is rarely breached. When dealing with the modern phenomenon of transnational and global terrorism, which are threat to the world order that exists today,methods that outmatch those of the worst of the terrorists are adopted by states in concert. Nation-states are co-operating on an unprecedented scale , even bordering on the illegal and unconcienable, to tackle phenomenon that are equally illegal and unconcienable. Exceptions are the norm.
    No country can claim to be Lily-white.

    The American Secretary of State has emphasised this concept in very clear terms, soon after his swearing-in.

    Unfortunately, such strong arm and extra-legal tactics are deployed by many countries on the fringes of democratic governance as tools of governance. The example set by the bigger and powerful democratic countries becomes the fig leaf to justify their malfeasance for the countries on a dictatorial trajectory. The obvious distinctions are deliberately blurred as a result.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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