[Vision2020] Innocent man sent to Syria and tortured
donovanjarnold2005 at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 21 09:04:24 PDT 2006
Was the torture regrettable to you because the guy they arrested was not involved with 911, or was the torture regrettable because you disagree with torturing the 911 planners and instigators?
I have little sympathy for anyone involved with the planning of 911 that ends up getting tortured. The torture may not do much for getting reliable information, but makes that guy and others regret or think twice about planning a terrorist attack against the US, doesn't it?
The current World judicial system does little to prevent or thwart off crime. Most world criminals seem to die of suicide, heart attack, or are murdered long before they ever make it to a justice sentence.
Ralph Nielsen <nielsen at uidaho.edu> wrote: Recommendation 22
The Government of Canada should register a formal objection with the
governments of the United States and Syria concerning their treatment
of Maher Arar and Canadian officials involved with his case.
The American authorities who handled Arars case treated him in a
most regrettable fashion, O'Connor wrote. They removed him to Syria
against his wishes and in the face of his statements that he would be
tortured if sent there. Moreover, they dealt with Canadian officials
involved with Arars case in a less than forthcoming manner.
The inquiry concluded American officials were not candid, either with
the RCMP officers with whom they had been working jointly on the
investigation that involved Arar, or with Canadian consular officials
seeking to assist Arar, about their intentions or about the process
that led to his removal.
The act of objecting will be more symbolic than anything else,
O'Connor concedes. Unquestionably, he says, Canada should continue to
co-operate fully with American authorities in the global fight
The entire text is available at:
I might add that the American authorities could much more easily have
sent Arar back home to Canada than to Syria, which according to
President Bush is an "evil" country. The Americans then lied and said
they had sent him to Switzerland (of all countries!).
I'm sure Dick Sherwin would also admit to being a terrorist if he
were sent to Syria or Guantanamo.
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