Saturday, September 3, 2011

How US firms profited from torture flights

Source: Guardian

The scale of the CIA's rendition programme has been laid bare in court documents that illustrate in minute detail how the US contracted out the secret transportation of suspects to a network of private American companies. The manner in which American firms flew terrorism suspects to locations around the world, where they were often tortured, has emerged after one of the companies sued another in a dispute over fees.

As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the mass of invoices, receipts, contracts and email correspondence –submitted as evidence to a court in upstate New York –provides a unique glimpse into a world in which the "war on terror" became just another charter opportunity for American businesses.

This is a Suspicious News Brief. Read more at The Guardian.
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