Saturday, November 26, 2005

Allies Warn U.S. About CIA's Secret Jails/Torture

The Netherlands has warned Washington that if it continued to "hide" over reports of secret prisons in eastern Europe that Dutch contributions to the U.S. led military missions could be affected. Foreign Minister Ben Bot said, " The U.S. should stop hiding. It will all come out sooner or later." He also added that the Americans , " are on the borderline" in their fight against terrorism. The minister would not say when or at what point the Netherlands would end their cooperation with the United States.
The minister added, " We stress the fair treatment of prisoners and adherance to the Geneva Conventions". The Dutch goverment is set to decide next week on a possible new mission to the Afghan province of Uruzgan involving 1,100 soldiers.
In Poland, Polish Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz said rumors of secret prisons in his country were being checked on Thursday.
Press reports have said the U.S. CIA also operated secret detention facilities in eastern Europe, Afghanistan, Thailand, and elsewhere to circumvent U.S. laws protecting detainees, especially restrictions on the use of torture,
Planes, allegedly operated by the CIA, have been spotted at airports in Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden as well as Morocco.
Why is o.k for the United States to use torture and unfair treatment towards POW's, but when it comes to other countries the U.S. forbids it? If the Bush regime continues to piss off our allies, one of these days we'll be on the other end of a missile.