Bush’s New Coalition of the Willing
Good news for Neocons, Dominionists and other rightwing nutcases. It’s true that most of the world is made up of bedwetting Surrender Monkeys and frenchsissies who wouldn’t help us invade Iraq. BUT, we do have fourteen allies in our continuing War Against Human Rights.
Fourteen European nations have been colluding with the CIA in a network of secret flights and detention centers. This is in violation of international human rights laws.
The senator from Switzerland who’s been leading this investigation described this network as a “spider’s web.” He said “I have chosen to adopt the metaphor of a global spider’s web, a web that has been spun out incrementally over several years.”
The senator presented his investigation report to the Council of Europe — a human rights watchdog group with 46 member states. The Council has no enforcement powers; all it can do is put “pressure” on the offending countries.
According to the report, some prisoners were taken to Gitmo; others were taken to Poland, Egypt, Jordan or Romania.
Some of these fourteen countries allowed the CIA to abduct their residents. Others just allowed the CIA to use their airspace, or pretended not to notice when the CIA was conducting questionable operations right under their noses.
The fourteen countries involved in our “spider’s web” are: Britain, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Bosnia, Macedonia, Turkey, Spain, Cyprus, Ireland, Greece, Portugal, Romania and Poland.
According to the investigation, these countries are complicit in “unlawful inter-state transfers” of people. Romania and Poland in particular have been part of a “renditions circuit.”
Poland and Romania have denied the allegations. Bush’s English bitch, Tony Blair, said “I have to say, the Council of Europe report has absolutely nothing new in it.” Whatever that means.