Monday, November 21, 2005

CIA plane landed at Canadian airport?

Oh, this just gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling all over:

Canada is investigating reports that a plane used by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency to transport prisoners for interrogation landed at a Canadian airport last week, the foreign ministry said on Monday.

The French-language La Presse newspaper said the plane had taken off from Iceland heading for St. John's in Newfoundland, on Canada's east coast. The Canadian Press said the 40-seat turboprop landed in St. John's on Friday before returning to its base in North Carolina.

"We are looking into it," said foreign ministry spokeswoman Pamela Greenwell, who declined to give further details. The U.S. embassy in Ottawa said it had no comment.

So much for that smug, sanctimonious feeling of moral superiority.

: Here's another take on this story, with an interesting twist.


flootsnoot said...

Could the Canadian government seize the plane and imprison the USA goons?
Could they be tried for war crimes?

Could they be hanged in pubic?
How about public flogging?

Could they be tied to a stake, then swathed in gasoline-soaked USA flags and set on fire to burn alive, screan=ming in pain?

How much would tickets cost?
What about pay-per-view?

Whetam Knauckweirst said...

Through my reading and documentary film-watching on world politics, I've noticed a stomach-turning trend: whenever there's really bad, bad shit happening with the treatment of prisoners, the CIA usually pops up as a main culprit and purveyor of torture.

Most recently, when I saw the documentary The Power of Nightmares by the BBC, the narrator described how muslim fanatics in Egypt in the 1950s or '60's were rounded up and tortured. Among the delights bestowed upon them by the CIA, these fanatics were stripped naked, covered with animal fat, and then locked in windowless concrete rooms with dogs trained to attack human beings.

The idea of this same criminal organization, the CIA, making use of Canada in any way is reprehensible.

I mean, wasn't the CIA -- those crew-cutted, God-fearing, apple-pie-loving folk -- who experimented on mental patients in Montreal asylums using LSD and other mind-altering drugs? Yes, there was a court case dealing with this in the 1980s, I believe, in which the CIA had to pay out money to family members of its victims.

That's the thing about the truly corrupt -- they're always in search of new, virgin territory where their fetid footsteps have not yet been charted.

CC said...

The idea of this same criminal organization, the CIA, making use of Canada in any way is reprehensible.

That's "Rempelhensible." Don't make me have to correct you again. :-)