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'CIA island jail' to be probed [at an airbase on the island of Diego Garcia....]
Al Jazeera ^

Posted on 10/19/2007 1:45:32 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

'CIA island jail' to be probed

A UK parliamentary committee is to investigate allegations that US authorities held 'terrorist' suspects in secret prisons on an Indian Ocean island leased by the US from Britain, officials said.

Reprieve, a British legal charity, says the CIA detained suspected al-Qaeda members at an airbase on the island of Diego Garcia.

Reprieve says at least three al-Qaeda linked prisoners - Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Abu Zubaydah and Hambali - were held on the island with the consent of British authorities.

George Bush, the US president, admitted in 2006 the CIA had held the three and 11 others in secret prisons.

Clive Stafford-Smith, Reprieve's legal director, told Al Jazeera: "These things are being done as far away from the public view as possible, and those prisoners are far worse off than my clients in Guantanamo Bay."

Boat prisons

In a dossier sent to the UK parliament's foreign affairs committee that will invest, Reprieve says boats moored off Diego Garcia may also have been used as floating prisons.

"There have been repeated, credible and concurrent claims that Diego Garcia has played a major role in the US system of renditions and secret detention," documents submitted to the committee said.

But Britain's foreign office said in a statement that the US has given repeated assurances "no detainees, prisoners of war or any other persons" have been held on Diego Garcia, or have transited through the island.

(Excerpt) Read more at english.aljazeera.net ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abuzubaydah; aljazeera; alqaeda; alqaida; bleedingheartattack; clivestaffordsmith; diegogarcia; floatingprisons; globaljihad; gwot; hambali; khalidsheikhmohammed; ksm; reprieve; staffordsmith; terrorcharities
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1 posted on 10/19/2007 1:45:36 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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nah , they got it wrong , that’s a shark dive tourist attraction . They are confusing detainees with chum.


2 posted on 10/19/2007 1:50:30 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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the divine right to speak freely will get us killed by those who hate us and wanna control that free speech.
“They” don’t believe in the divine.


3 posted on 10/19/2007 1:50:39 PM PDT by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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George Bush, the US president, admitted in 2006 the CIA had held the three and 11 others in secret prisons.
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Boat prisons

In a dossier sent to the UK parliament’s foreign affairs committee that will invest, Reprieve says boats moored off Diego Garcia may also have been used as floating prisons.
***Yikes. That’s where I’m headed, when they start rounding up christians.


4 posted on 10/19/2007 1:53:24 PM PDT by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.))
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I agree. We are holding no enemy combatants there. They are our friends. Such good friends in fact that we call them chum!
5 posted on 10/19/2007 3:01:32 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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heh heh heh ....

man I just love to see your nick here :^)

deo vindice


6 posted on 10/19/2007 3:28:59 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse; 17th Miss Regt

Oh, look! The locals are so happy to hear that the new detainees are arriving just in time for lunch.

7 posted on 10/19/2007 3:56:53 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (The Hunt for FRed November. 11/04/08)
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Image hosted by Photobucket.com naaa... it's Ascension Island!!!
8 posted on 10/19/2007 4:01:41 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist)
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Ah! The “footprint of freedom.” Good snorkeling if you not in a cage on the island. Oh, the island is leased from the Brits, though they may have something to say about it, and service on the island is considerd “arduous.”


9 posted on 10/19/2007 4:12:26 PM PDT by Sword_Svalbardt (Sword Svalbardt)
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Ah! The “footprint of freedom.”

Footprint of Freedom, ...Arm pit of Liberty....

10 posted on 10/19/2007 4:41:13 PM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (Always bring a liberal to a gunfight)
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To: Stonewall Jackson
Maybe a stupid question :^

Can sharks jump that high?

11 posted on 10/19/2007 4:50:05 PM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter...President '08)
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US authorities held 'terrorist' suspects in secret prisons on an Indian Ocean island leased by the US from Britain

Was it this place?

Be seeing you...

-Number 2

12 posted on 10/19/2007 4:58:42 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

That’s a great picture!


13 posted on 10/19/2007 5:10:06 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Guenevere
Indeed they can.

Husband-and-wife team Monique and Chris Fallows make a living by photographing giant sharks hurtling through the air, as they rocket from the depths to catch seals near the surface.

The phenomenon is best seen near Seal Island, a crowded seal colony near Cape Town, South Africa. There, great whites and other sharks congregate to feed on the pinnipeds.

When seals cross deep water to approach or leave their island sanctuary, the waiting sharks, swimming at depth, hurtle themselves with great strength toward the animals at the surface. The ferocity and momentum of the ascent often results in both predator and prey exploding out of the ocean like a cork from a champagne bottle—a moment that the Fallowses have caught on film for magazines, exhibits, and television documentaries seen all over the world.

This particular photo was taken by a National Geographic photographer when the shark went after a decoy they were towing behind their boat.

"An image that I had always dreamed of was to capture a white shark in mid-flight coming straight toward me in full battle cry, showing just what these animals are really capable of," photographer Chris Fallows said. "On this particular day, we had spent nearly an hour towing our decoy with no success, and the sea conditions were worsening. As we were towing through one of my favorite areas, it suddenly happened. To this day we have never again seen a similar breach."

Here are some other photos of the jumping sharks of Seal Island.

Remind me to never go swimming off this island.

14 posted on 10/19/2007 7:22:38 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (The Hunt for FRed November. 11/04/08)
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To: Guenevere
Can sharks jump that high?

I can't believe you would ask that question....Everyone knows they can jump as high as an elephant's eye...

15 posted on 10/19/2007 8:19:44 PM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (Always bring a liberal to a gunfight)
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To: Sub-Driver

Airbase on the Island of Diego Garcia? That’s pretty grandiose for the one-horse operation I remember.


16 posted on 10/19/2007 9:34:26 PM PDT by dsc (There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men. Edmund Burke)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

I was fishing in Diego Garcia’s lagoon in a rowboat, and hooked something that towed the boat and me around for a good while, till the line finally broke.


17 posted on 10/19/2007 9:37:31 PM PDT by dsc (There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men. Edmund Burke)
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess the message to the troops is ‘quit capturing and start killing’!


18 posted on 10/19/2007 9:41:07 PM PDT by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Amazing predators who smell blood in the water same as Islam’s false prophet that all Muslims are supposed to model themselves after


19 posted on 10/19/2007 9:43:32 PM PDT by dennisw (France needs a new kind of immigrant one who is "selected, not endured" - Nicholas Sarkozy)
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Well if we are holding these Al Quada member’s in secret prisons that’s just wrong. We need to turn them loose at random locations.

Free Range psychopaths are morally superior to battery raised psychopaths.

20 posted on 10/19/2007 9:46:46 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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