Thursday, November 03, 2005

Chilling...positively Chilling

- and I'm not talking about the weather.

In the latest sordid tale to escape from the White House, it seems that the US is operating covert prisons abroad. Per se, this isn't really a big surprise. Once BushCo established their extraterritorial prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, it became quite clear that any reasonable treatment of POW's arising from the "War on Terror" was going to be suspended until after BushCo leave office.

The allegation has been made that the CIA is using old Soviet-era compounds in central Europe. I don't suppose it is surprising that a regime that is showing even less regard for legitimate civil rights than its former rival is using facilities that its rival once constructed for that very purpose.

Meanwhile, the behaviour of the FBI in the US continues to reinforce the notion that this is not a "war on terrorism", but a war on Islam. When the headlines themselves are emphasizing the ethnic/religious origins of the persons arrested, that's a not-so-subtle clue as to just what is really going on.

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