U.S. landed rendition flights on British territory: British minister

U.S. landed rendition flights on British territory: British minister


A British minister said Thursday that the U.S. has landed two "extraordinary rendition" flights carrying terrorism suspects on British territory.

The British government had previously insisted there was no evidence to support allegations that U.S. planes had landed on British territory during rendition, the controversial process of transferring detainees to another country where they possibly face torture.

But Britain's Foreign Secretary David Miliband told MPs on Thursday that on two separate occasions in 2002 the U.S. landed rendition flights on the U.K.-dependent island of Diego Garcia, located in the Indian Ocean south of India.

"Contrary to earlier explicit assurances that Diego Garcia had not been used for rendition flights, recent U.S. investigations have now revealed two occasions, both in 2002, when this had, in fact, occurred," Miliband told parliament.

If you believe for a moment that Tony Blair didn't know about this ..I've got some land for you to purchase out in California along a beautiful rift valley that's rumored to be linked somehow to the San Andreas fault....

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