by Mike Masnick

Filed Under:
cia, rendition, treaties, wikileaks


Wikileaks Reveals That The US Won't Comply With Treaty Obligations Concerning Investigations Into CIA Rendition

from the moral-high-ground? dept

This is hardly a surprise, but it's increasingly being confirmed by the various State Department cable leaks that the US Justice Department is failing to comply with its treaty obligations with other countries in their investigations into US (mainly CIA) "rendition" operations, where they take people captured elsewhere and find some place to torture them. Related to this, of course, is that US diplomats worked overtime to suppress any investigations, and put strong diplomatic pressure on countries not to investigate. And yet, some still did, and the US simply refused to cooperate, despite requirements under various treaties. This is, of course, nothing new. The US has a history of ignoring treaties when it doesn't like what they say. This is seriously going to come back to haunt the US. It's amazing how upset the US gets when others ignore treaty provisions, but it does the same all too often.

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    J.J. (profile), 3 Jan 2011 @ 5:14pm

    Food for thought...

    Most countries see it as an act of war when you kidnap and torture their citizens.
    So uuh ... srsly, what the hell are we complaining about really ? due to OUR actions they can justify a war against us, yet we blame THEM.

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