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Américain Égalitaire
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posted 16 January 2006 01:34 PM      Profile for Américain Égalitaire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
From the Star

quote:
WASHINGTON—CIA rendition flights that fly in Canadian space or land at Canadian airports are doing so with Ottawa's permission, says the Washington journalist and author who uncovered the controversial wiretapping program approved by U.S. President George W. Bush.

James Risen, a national security writer for The New York Times and author of State of War, a study of the CIA under Bush, said such flights are operating with the complicity of foreign governments around the world.

The Canadian Security and Intelligence Service and Prime Minister Paul Martin would have approved the use of Canadian airspace, but kept other government agencies in the dark, Risen said.

"That's clearly what has happened in Italy, for example, where the local law enforcement and prosecutors are indicting CIA officials and it is fairly clear that somebody in Italian intelligence must have known what was going on," he said. "It stretches credulity to think the CIA is doing this without some local government approval."


Obviously there's more work to be done on this story from Canadian journalists.

This should be a greater issue in the election, don't you all think?


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Lard Tunderin' Jeezus
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posted 16 January 2006 01:55 PM      Profile for Lard Tunderin' Jeezus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Absolutely.

I'm still waiting for Jack Layton to make public his opposition to the real hidden agenda of both of the major corporate parties: Deep integration.


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pogge
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posted 16 January 2006 01:59 PM      Profile for pogge   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think I've said this before somewhere on babble. The most annoying part of the timing of this federal campaign isn't that it comes in the winter or that it came at Christmas. It's that it will all be over by the time Justice O'Connor issues his report from the Arar inquiry. That would have been the best chance to have Canada's part in the War on Terror™ become a real election issue.

[ 16 January 2006: Message edited by: pogge ]


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anne cameron
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posted 16 January 2006 01:59 PM      Profile for anne cameron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
See, every now and again someone manages to pry off a scab and reveal why it is I'm a conspiracy theorist...Dithers wants us to believe he's hellbent for canadian sovreignty and against star wars but...is he really? SO how come we're as good as signed on despite citizen opposition to the idea? And why is the Canadian Navy in the Strait of Hormuz? and.........on and on it goes, the arselicking continues and we are only kidding ourselves if we think the USA hasn't got it's Darth Vader grip on the throats of both the major parties...
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S1m0n
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posted 16 January 2006 02:32 PM      Profile for S1m0n        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The thing is, it's immaterial from a legal standpoint who was or wasn't notified--not even the prime minister has the legal authority to waive Canadian law. And as a ratified treaty, the UN Convention on Torture has legal weight in Canada.
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Cougyr
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posted 16 January 2006 02:39 PM      Profile for Cougyr     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by S1m0n:
The thing is, it's immaterial from a legal standpoint who was or wasn't notified--not even the prime minister has the legal authority to waive Canadian law. And as a ratified treaty, the UN Convention on Torture has legal weight in Canada.

Does the law say that the PM has to keep quiet about it? Does it say that he has to be a patsy to the Pentagon? Does it say that he cannot be a decent human being?


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Albireo
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posted 16 January 2006 02:40 PM      Profile for Albireo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The NDP is also on this story: Did Paul Martin authorize illegal CIA renditions?
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Cougyr
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posted 16 January 2006 03:05 PM      Profile for Cougyr     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Lard tunderin' jeesus, thanks for that THE CLAIRE FOSS JOURNAL link. It is loaded with important articles. It has reminded me of a lecture I attended nearly 40 years ago, in which the speaker told us that if we truely wanted to overthrow the establishment, we better study money.
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