Who Hijacked Our Country

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

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.


Anonymous JollyRoger said...

You'd think the Poles and Romanians might have learned what cooperating with a tyrant ultimately gets you, but I guess they haven't.

June 7, 2006 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jolly Roger: Yeah, of all countries. You'd think those two, out of all the countries involved, would have learned something. I guess once somebody has been a sycophant for an emperor, it gets too easy to change from one emperor to another and still be a sycophant.

June 7, 2006 at 10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blair was right I remember 60 minutes or some news show covering this almost 2 years ago.

Think about it, you got someone you don't like, The CIA now acts like Global Trashman only they pick up the tab. This is also a perfect way to keep your own secret police in practice the CIA drops him off, pays to have you torture him and picks up the tab.

Everybody wins right?


June 8, 2006 at 1:49 AM  
Anonymous Benjamin Solah said...

Of course it's nothing new the Blair. He knows that Britain has been right on side with all the torture and Human rights abuses associated with the war on terror.

At least, they didn't forget Poland :P

June 8, 2006 at 4:21 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: Yup, very convenient arrangement. Everybody wins.

Benjamin: Nope, nothing new here. Blair may not be as gung ho as Bush, but he sure bends over every time Bush tells him to. That’s right, they didn’t forget Poland.

June 8, 2006 at 4:01 PM  

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