U.K. used for Extraordinary Rendition Flights! (vid) + CIA confirms rendition flights to Brits

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February 21, 2008 BBC World

More on U.K. Extraordinary Rendition Flights from Parliament


CIA confirms rendition flights to Brits

Pamela Hess
Raw Story
AP News
Feb 21, 2008 14:00 EST

CIA Confirms That Secret Flights Carrying Terror Suspects Refueled in British Territory

CIA Director Michael Hayden acknowledged Thursday that two rendition flights carrying terror suspects refueled on British territory, despite repeated U.S. assurances that none of the secret flights since the Sept. 11 attacks had used British airspace or soil.Hayden told agency employees that information previously provided to the British “turned out to be wrong.”

The spy agency reviewed rendition records late last year and discovered that in 2002 the CIA had in fact refueled two separate planes, each carrying a terror suspect, on Diego Garcia, a British island territory in the Indian Ocean.


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A possible Guantanamo on UK soil + More probes into Diego Garcia ‘rendition’ (videos)

Claims of secret CIA jail for terror suspects on British island to be investigated by Ian Cobain and Richard Norton-Taylor

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Britain regrets that U.S. “torture flights” landed on British territory 22 Feb 2008 British Foreign Secretary David Miliband admitted on Thursday that two U.S. “torture flights” did land on British territory in 2002, contrary to previous reports. Miliband told the House of Commons that he was “very sorry indeed” to have to say previous denials made in “good faith” were now having to be corrected.

Miliband admits US rendition flights stopped on UK soil 21 Feb 2008 Britain acknowledged today for the first time that US planes on “extraordinary rendition” flights stopped on British soil twice. The admission came from the foreign secretary, David Miliband, who apologised to MPs for incorrect information given by his predecessor, Jack Straw, and the former prime minister Tony Blair.

British airport used for US rendition flights 21 Feb 2008 A British overseas base was used for American “torture” flights the Government has been forced to admit, despite categorical denials of British involvement from both Tony Blair and Jack Straw. David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, was forced to apologise to MPs and Gordon Brown said he shared the “disappointment with what has happened.”

David Miliband’s statement –Full text of the foreign secretary’s statement to the House of Commons on US rendition flights 21 Feb 2008