CIA Ghost Prisons Return To Haunt Blair

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.

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Armed Sentry Robots For The Gaza Wall

Now at the moment they are not fully deployed and will require a human order to initiate a kill, but the sentry robot’s can be networked and set on automatic. Were the Terminator films not shown in Israel?

0.5-caliber automated machine gun…protected and secured (alarms, sensors and steel doors) and feature retractable armored covers that protect the weapon station when not in use…Connected via fiber optics to a remote operator station and a command-and-control center, each machine gun-mounted station serves as a type of robotic sniper, capable of enforcing a nearly 1,500-meter-deep no-go zone.

The idea, ultimately, is to have a “closed-loop” system — no human intervention required. But, Opall-Rome notes, “until the top brass is completely satisfied with the fidelity of their overlapping sensor network – and until the 19- and 20-year-old soldiers deployed behind computer screens are thoroughly trained in operating the system — approval by a commanding officer will be required before pushing the kill button.”

Once IDF sensors locate a potential target, the operator can cue Sentry Tech to verify or engage the target through its own electro-optic (EO) day/night sensor package. The sensor-acquired information is transferred to the electro-optic package of the weapon station, which slews to the target, enabling the operator to locate and track the target…See-Shoot embodies the IDF’s goal of waging no-signature warfare along its border areas. It obviates the need to dispatch infantry to intercept intruders or to respond to probing maneuvers by enemy squads

The ‘no signature’ kink sounds akin to this awful rant by a barmy old Rabbi:

All civilians living in Gaza are collectively guilty for Kassam attacks on Sderot, former Sephardi chief rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu has written in a letter to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

The former chief rabbi also said it was forbidden to risk the lives of Jews in Sderot or the lives of IDF soldiers for fear of injuring or killing Palestinian noncombatants living in Gaza.

Eliyahu ruled that there was absolutely no moral prohibition against the indiscriminate killing of civilians during a potential massive military offensive on Gaza aimed at stopping the rocket launchings.

According to Jewish war ethics, wrote Eliyahu, an entire city holds collective responsibility for the immoral behavior of individuals. In Gaza, the entire populace is responsible because they do nothing to stop the firing of Kassam rockets.

The Wired piece is informative but makes no attempt to look at the Palestinian’s side of things or the ethical problems. Which is simply this, killing when removed from human immediacy becomes much easier, ask a bomber pilot. The trauma of combat provides a small brake on all out human slaughter, the previous utilisation of industrial technology to murder was most notable on the large scale used in the Holocaust. That a Jewish state is now robotising killing shows that while a machine can learn it appears humanity is incapable.

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