aug 142015
 

Diego Garcia has been mythologized by American pop culture. Its true story is stranger (and bleaker) than fiction “24’s” phony history exposed: The dark history of a CIA “black site” This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. First, they tried to shoot the dogs. Next, they tried to poison them with strychnine. When both failed as efficient killing methods, British government agents and U.S. Navy personnel used raw meat to lure the pets into a sealed shed. Locking them inside, they [lees verder]

aug 142015
 

The UK Foreign Office (FCO) has further delayed publication of flight records for Diego Garcia, following disclosures by a senior Bush administration official that interrogations took place at a CIA black site on the British island. FCO officials are “still assessing the suitability of the full flight records for publication”, nine months after they were first requested from the government by human rights NGO Reprieve. Campaigners believe that the logs — written records of all flights landing on and leaving [lees verder]

aug 142015
 

Lawrence Wilkerson is the latest of a number of US officials to say British territory was used in CIA rendition programme The UK government is facing renewed pressure to make a full disclosure of its involvement in the CIA’s post-9/11 kidnap and torture programme after another leading Bush-era US official said suspects were held and interrogated on the British territory of Diego Garcia. Lawrence Wilkerson, who was chief of staff to Colin Powell at the US state department, said the [lees verder]