Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Report: Ireland gave ´covert support´ to the CIA rendition and torture program.

Report: Ireland gave ´covert support´ to the CIA rendition and torture program.

     And our Irish politicians continually lied about it.
     Continually. Monthly and yearly...year by year.

     They lied to the people. Not a hard thing for any politician to
do. Ours excel at it. It must be taught in primary school!

     Every time any allegations of CIA rendition planes landing at
Shannon (and they may have used other sites too. Were

     On December 2, 2005 Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister Dermot Ahern denied that Ireland was being
used as a ´pit stop´ for CIA planes taking kidnapped people
to torture destinations.
     ´Ahern: U.S. denies Irish CIA role´
     And, Bertie Ahern regularly assured the Irish people that
Shannon airport was being used by the CIA for their rendition
program.  14 June 2006

  Now matter how many  times our politicians lied that kidnapped
human beings were landing at Irish airports in shackels...and usually
drugged. It was Happening. And, they knew it.

     But, when The Council of Europe Reoprt: ´Alleged secret detentions in Council of Europe member states´by Dick Marty
was released it was hard to deny. His reoprt states states that 
´the four planes had landed in Ireland 79 times, mostly
at Shannon.´

     What does it mean? It means that our politicians were
complicit in the kidnapping and torture of people.

And, apologies are not enough. The law calls for criminal
sanctions. Torture is on a par with slavery because the
person is hunted down, brutalized, beaten beyond imagination,
waterboarded, and killed at times.

Our politicians were involved in it, and the law calls for them
to face criminal sanctions. And if a Minister for Justice? Mr.
Shatter will not do that, then he or she must also face criminal

Torture: it´s what the Nazis hung from scaffolding at Nuremberg!
Torture: it´s what Japanese High Command hung for.

The Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

     Recognizing that those rights derive from the inherent dignity
of the human person,
     Considering the obligation of States under the Charter, in particular Article 55, to promote universal respect for, and observance of, human rights and fundamental freedoms,

Article 2

1. Each State Party shall take effective legislative, administrative, judicial or other measures to prevent acts of torture in any territory under its jurisdiction.
2. No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture.
3. An order from a superior officer or a public authority (i.e.
Condi Rice, Cheney etc.) may not be invoked as a justification
of torture.

Article 3

1. No State Party shall expel, return ("refouler") or extradite a person to another State where there are substantial grounds for believing that he would be in danger of being subjected to torture.

2. For the purpose of determining whether there are such grounds, the competent authorities shall take into account all relevant considerations including, where applicable, the existence in the State concerned of a consistent pattern of gross, flagrant or mass violations of human rights.

Article 4

1. Each State Party shall ensure that all acts of torture are offences under its criminal law. The same shall apply to an attempt to commit torture and to an act by any person which constitutes complicity or participation in torture. 2. Each State Party shall make these offences punishable by appropriate penalties which take into account their grave nature.

Article 5

1. Each State Party shall take such measures as may be necessary to establish its jurisdiction over the offences referred to in article 4 in the following cases:

(a) When the offences are committed in any territory under its jurisdiction or on board a ship or aircraft registered in that State;
(b) When the alleged offender is a national of that State;
(c) When the victim is a national of that State if that State considers it appropriate.
2. Each State Party shall likewise take such measures as may be necessary to establish its jurisdiction over such offences in cases where the alleged offender is present in any territory under its jurisdiction and it does not extradite him pursuant to article 8 to any of the States mentioned in paragraph I of this article.
3. This Convention does not exclude any criminal jurisdiction exercised in accordance with internal law.

Article 12

Each State Party shall ensure that its competent authorities proceed to a prompt and impartial investigation, wherever there is reasonable ground to believe that an act of torture has been committed in any territory under its jurisdiction.    
The Defences Forces and Gardai should have never let this happen,
and now that it´s known they both have obligations to ensure that
Ireland is not use for these purposes...even now!
It´s not so hard to see how easy it was and is for Irish politicians to become abbettors to CIA torture. It went on here a long time. It was
called The Magdalene Laundries.

The Government, Courts, Police and Religious orders all part
of a system of organized slavery. And, still this government will not apologize to the victims of slavery.

Ireland finally admits state collusion in Magdalene Laundry system
Taoiseach Enda Kenny fails to formally apologise for involvement
over female enslavement causing more outrage
Religious Orders...slave owners. That is the truth.

But, now, every passing government has ignored it´s duty to
investigate and prosecute those in our government who were,
and maybe still are complicit with the CIA rendition program.

There must be no rest in seeking justice for the victims

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like
a mighty stream.” Martin Luther King Jr.