Human Rights Groups and News Media Aid Terrorists?
by Jim Kouri, CPP
Two human rights groups wish to use the European Union's satellites to uncover CIA secret detention facilities. The organizations involved are The Council of Europe and Human Rights Watch, which is based in the United States.
What's shocking about this revelation is that two supposedly well-regarded human rights groups are aiding a network of people who murder innocent civilians, torture and decapitate prisoners, and call for the annihilation of an entire people (Israelis). They are attempting to perform a counterintelligence operation for terrorists, whether they do so intentionally or unintentionally.
Allegations of the CIA running secret prisons for known terrorists were leaked to a Washington Post reporter and appeared on its frontpage last November. The Post's Dana Priest claimed in her article that the CIA had been interrogating suspected Al-Qaeda captives at a secret facility in eastern Europe. She claimed her sources told her that it was part and parcel of a covert global detention system with sites believed to exist in eight countries. And what was Ms. Priest's penalty for trafficking in leaked classified information? A Pulitzer Prize.
The Council of Europe opened an investigation into the Washington Post allegations, which the Bush White House and the Central Intelligence Agency continue to neither confirm or deny. European Union nations sent a letter to the US government requesting a response to the allegations, but so far they've been getting the standard response that it's currently under advisement.
Although the Council of Europe approached the European Union's Satellite Center to have a search and surveillance operation initiated, it's not known whether they will cooperate with a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) in a matter that is top secret.
Reuters reported that the EU Satellite Center told them that they would not be working with the Council of Europe.
Human Rights Watch, which is conducting their own independent inquiry, claims they have Romania and EU member Poland in their sights as nations that were used by the CIA. However, both countries's officials denied any secret prisons exist or existed in within their borders.
It's been reported in some European media that human rights workers have identified several suspected locations where these detention facilities existed.
In addition, according to a press release by The Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights, Alvaro Gil Robles, there are concerns with regard to an alleged detention center operated by the US Army personnel in Kosovo. But there is no evidence to link the military facility to the CIA prisons.
And let's not just point out the unintentional or intentional collusion of so-called human rights groups -- centers for left-wing ideologues -- with terrorists. Just peruse any American newspaper or mainstream media website and you will see such headlines as "Inside Bush's Secret Spy Net," which appeared on CNN's website. First of all, thanks to our intellectual giants in the media, the NSA "spy" programs are no longer secret, so CNN's headline is fraudulent. But not as fraudulent as this whopper on the Al-Jazeera website: "Majority in US Resent Phone Tapping." What phone tapping?
One can almost picture the terrorist leaders and their subordinates enjoying their breakfast while reading their own version of the "National Intelligence Estimate," stories gleaned from the New York Times, USA Today, the Washington Post and other left-wing media organizations that frequently toy with treason.
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for a number of organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. He writes for many police and crime magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer, Campus Law Enforcement Journal, and others. He's appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com, Booksamillion.com, and can be ordered at local bookstores. Kouri holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice and master of arts in public administration and he's a board certified protection professional.