“LONDON – CIA Director Michael Hayden acknowledged Thursday that two rendition flights carrying terrorism suspects refueled on British territory, despite repeated U.S. assurances that none of the secret flights since the Sept. 11 attacks had used British airspace or soil.
Hayden told agency employees that information previously provided to the British “turned out to be wrong.”
The spy agency reviewed rendition records late last year and discovered that in 2002 the CIA had in fact refueled two separate planes, each carrying a terrorism suspect, on Diego Garcia, a British island territory in the Indian Ocean….”
“Turned out to be wrong”? This is a news story? Or a PR release from the Agency?
And turns out Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean may after all have been used as a torture site.
We said it back in November 2005 in our book, “The Language of Empire, Abu Ghraib and the American Media” (Monthly Review Press). but it bears saying again: we are living in the early beginnings of a global police state run for financiers and bankers.