Wednesday, May 22, 2013

CIA Rendition Map: "thousands of rendition flights"

Buggery, buggery, balls! There is a map. A map of known or suspected CIA rendition flights ex post facto 9/11. Lots and lots of them. We've known about a lot of this, of course. But now they have been tabulated and mapped, "thousands" of them, by The Rendition Project. A diligent and no doubt secret cabal of flight reconnaissance dweebs. Can you believe these people?

Now what are we to make of this claimed map? Is this "Rendition Project" a sincere effort or a limited hangout? Knowing what we know about OGA, an organ suffering deep paranoia, unaccountable tax dollars, a strong sense of self-aggrandizement, clever theatrics, and boundless incompetence, it's fairly hard to know. But that might be just part of the ploy.  Keeps ya guessing. Just like them.

This latest pointer is pointed at the pointy Brits; the UK/Blair support for CIA rendition flights turns out to have been "far more substantial than has previously been recognised." For anyone acquainted with the doings of CIA, that phrase must resound, a phrase that could be attached to almost everything CIA has ever done, or undone.  Indeed, it appears that some "1622 flights" went in and out of the UK. And that's just the UK.

But that is not the fun part. With this substantial record of Blair government complicity in the CIA rendition network, we are reminded of a time, not so long ago, when politicians believed that the public might believe that the government would not -- could not -- lie to them:
The CIA's use of UK airports was first reported by the Guardian in September 2005. Jack Straw, the then foreign secretary, dismissed the evidence, telling MPs in December that year that "unless we all start to believe in conspiracy theories and that the officials are lying, that I am lying, that behind this there is some kind of secret state which is in league with some dark forces in the United States … there simply is no truth in the claims that the United Kingdom has been involved in rendition."
Tell us, Jack fucking Straw, may we all start believing that "officials are lying" now? And if they are lying "now," when did it start? Perhaps they lie all the time? Shudder the thought, people. Go back to believing.

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