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Sweden Knew About CIA Rendition

The Swedish government knew that CIA planes were carrying prisoners on their way to secret detention centers where they were to be interrogated. Swedish defense forces conducted secret surveillance operations in 2005 that monitored American planes at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport. “The assignment to carry out this operation came from the Defense Ministry to the defense forces” according to sources. They were following up on information that the CIA was using so-called rendition flights to force people out of the USA against their will. Swedish army forces confirmed the accuracy of these reports.

Swedish army sources say they inspected the planes but would not comment beyond that comment. The planes undoubtedly contained men in chains who were obviously not passengers on a plane. The American nation must have an investigation into the entire process of torture to redeem its honor as a society.

Denmark Knew Of US Rendition Program

It will require several years and the emergence of historians who have access to government documents before the world knows exactly what went on during the Bush sponsored rendition program. A Danish citizen who was captured in Ethiopia where he went to fight for Islamic forces said during his captivity American agents took part in several interrogations. The 36 year old Danish Muslim convert for more than a month had daily interrogations that were conducted by American agents. Apparently, US authorities alerted the Danish government about the whereabouts of “Allan” but it took months before a Danish representative could gain access to the man. Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moller insists the prisoner never mentioned the American interrogators.

If the Danish government knew one of their citizens was being interrogated by Americans or that the person was in prison, it had a moral obligation to ensure the individual had a fair trial.

Exactly why were American interrogators operating in other countries?