Extraordinary rendition in the age of “Hope and Change”

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Remember back when the neocons in the Bush regime illegally abducted people, many with no real connections to Al Qaeda, and transported them to our imperial colonies to be tortured? Obama certainty does. One of his main campaign platforms was to put an end to this barbaric practice. Well it seems that Barry has tweaked this practice, as he is oft to do with Bush era practices. On October 5th US special forces kidnapped Abu Anas al Libi, an alleged Al Qaeda operative, and are now holding and torturing him on board the USS San Antonio. Since the USS San Antonio is in international waters the laws regarding torture and illegal detention do not apply.

Al Libi is being tortured for his alleged role in the 1998 embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. As Marcy Wheeler points out, this was 15 years ago. So what intelligence could Al Libi possibly have on the amorphous Al Qaeda? Furthermore most active jihadists and al Libi’s wife claim that he has not been an operational member of Al Qaeda is years. The fact that al Libi has been openly living in Libya poses another interesting question; why now? Since murdering Gaddafi and colonizing Libya, the imperial regime in Washington could at anytime have asked the Libyan government to hand over a man who has been living openly in the North African country. Yet instead they decide to send in the special forces and abduct him. This is all theater designed to brainwash the public into believing that the war on terror is still a threat to our way of life. It diverts attention away from certain issues that the Obama regime would prefer we didn’t focus on, i.e. NSA spying, CIA funding of Al Qaeda, and so forth. Obama and his thugs can stand tall and pretend that they are protecting us from the menace of Islamic terrorism, while they continue to terrorize the Islamic world. This tactic of interrogation at sea is also another way for the Obama regime to falsely claim that they don’t just drone terrorists. That instead they try to capture them when they can. They have used the case of Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame as an example of this method. If Abu Ana’s al Libi is the terrorist mastermind Washington would have us believe why was he not sent to New York to stand trial? Why is he instead being held illegally in a location more secretive than Guantanamo Bay?

The putrid little scumbag known as John Kerry offered up this little gem in regards to the abduction of Al Libi

I hope the perception is in the world that people who commit acts of terror and who have been appropriately indicted by courts of law, by the legal process, will know that the United States of America is going to do anything in its power that is legal and appropriate in order to enforce the law and to protect our security,
via RT

Clearly Kerry is a complete psychopath. He has absolutely no regards for the rule of law. If he did then he would not be fine with kidnapping a a man in a foreign country, whisking him away to a naval ship, holding him incommunicado with out a lawyer or being mirandized, and torturing him for information. I suppose that if the Yemenis government legally decided through their court system that John Kerry and Barack Obama were guilty of murdering women and children with drones, it would completely be in their right to go to Washington, put black bags over heads and send them to a dungeon for “interrogation.”

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