The Shannon Stopover



Having quite the day.

Slightly Bemused writes:

Thought this might be of interest. The report (below) states 54 countries have ‘assisted’ in rendition flights. Depending on your source, there are 193-196 ‘countries’ in the world, making 54 a sizeable percentage.

On page 83, the section on Ireland starts. it ends with “In June 2011, the U.N. Committee against Torture stated that it was “concerned at the various reports of [Ireland’s] alleged cooperation in a rendition programme, where rendition flights use the State party’s airports and airspace,” and that it was “also concerned at the inadequate response by the State party with regard to investigating these allegations.””

To misquote someone else, it hasn’t gone away, you know

Globalizing Torture: CIA Secret Detention and Extraordinary Rendition