Well they would if a single fucking journo with that sacred hack prize- access, would take Blair’s cock out of their mouth long enough to ask him about this:
Allegations of secret meetings held by Britain and the United States surrounding the detention of terror suspects — and an invitation from officials in the administrations of US President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair that Poland join the project in 2002…Blair is to have asked that Miller not inform cabinet ministers about the facility.
Because today it is irrefutable that we, NATO and the US signed up for this, oh and by the way ‘Lord’ Robertson is a former Chairman of NuLabour Scotland and defence secretary. Blair knew (Brown too, undoubtedly) and he has lied about it.
The CIA operated secret prisons in Europe where terrorism suspects could be interrogated and were allegedly tortured, an official inquiry will conclude tomorrow. Despite denials by their governments, senior security officials in Poland and Romania have confirmed to investigators for the Council of Europe that their countries were used to hold some of America’s most important prisoners captured after 9/11 in secret.
None of the prisoners had access to the Red Cross and many were subject to what George Bush has called the CIA’s “enhanced” interrogation methods. These included water-boarding which leads detainees to believe they are drowning, which critics have condemned as severe torture.
The council has also established that within weeks of the 9/11 attacks, Nato signed an agreement with the US that allowed civilian jets used by the CIA during its so-called extraordinary rendition programme to move across member states’ airspace.
The report states: “We have sufficient grounds to declare that the highest state authorities were aware of the CIA’s illegal activities on their territories.”
On October 4 2001, Nato’s then secretary-general, Lord Robertson, had said alliance members had agreed to grant “blanket over-flight clearances” as well as basing rights to US forces involved in the so-called war on terror. Although Lord Robertson referred only to military flights, the full text of the agreement has remained classified.