Wednesday, November 09, 2005

CIA prison claims 'to be probed' by the CIA

The US Central Intelligence Agency has taken the first step toward a criminal investigation into claims that it runs secret jails abroad, reports suggest. The inquiry focuses on possible leaks of classified information, anonymous officials are quoted as saying.

Last week the Washington Post newspaper alleged that the CIA was running detention centres for terror suspects in unnamed Eastern European countries.

The Bush administration has so far refused to comment on the allegations.

On Tuesday Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice averted questions on the issue, saying only that the US was in a "different kind of war" and had an obligation to defend itself.

The BBC's Fergal Parkinson in Washington says the repeated refusal by the administration to confirm or deny the reports have fuelled speculation that the secret prisons do exist.

Officials quoted by the Associated Press and Reuters news agencies on condition of anonymity said the CIA had asked the justice department to look into a possible leak.

The department will decide whether to initiate criminal proceedings.

Source : BBC

I got a funny feeling that the after a full investigation the CIA will claim that the CIA did nothing wrong ! Probably around the same time that President Bush ends his inquiry into his conduct during Katrina and finds himself and his friends not guilty .

If you find yourself arrested in the US why not try doing the same , insist that you will investigate yourself and let them know if your guilty or not


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