Despite claims by the US and the UK to the contrary, the unadvoidable evidence is that torture is an accepted tool in the War on Terror.
“We pick a suspect up or we arrange for one of our partner countries to do it. Then the suspect is placed on civilian transport to a third country where, lets make no bones about it, they use torture. If you send a prisoner to Jordan you get a better interrogation. So said CIA Middle East Officer Robert Baer in describing ‘extraordinary rendition.’
In Guantanamo Bay where over 350 detainees are held, none charged with any offence recognised in law, the US authorities have created a law free zone. Torture is known to be an accepted way of behaviour yet it is impossible to know if those detained are guilty of any crimes.
In the UK it is a fact that the government have allowed US planes to use UK airports and airspace to move suspects to undisclosed destinations, some believed to be in Europe. Amnesty International believes that over 10,000 people have disappeared in the West’s War On Terror.
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