The UK Times Online reports what we pretty much knew already — that the U.S. ships terrorist suspects to countries that routinely use torture in their prisons. Of course, we do well enough on our own in Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib, but for the heavy duty stuff, the Pentagon likes to “outsource” this nasty task.
“An executive jet is being used by the American intelligence agencies to fly terrorist suspects to countries that routinely use torture in their prisons.
The movements of the Gulfstream 5 leased by agents from the United States defence department and the CIA are detailed in confidential logs obtained by The Sunday Times which cover more than 300 flights.
Countries with poor human rights records to which the Americans have delivered prisoners include Egypt, Syria and Uzbekistan, according to the files. The logs have prompted allegations from critics that the agency is using such regimes to carry out — torture by proxy — a charge denied by the American government.