Bush Trip Canceled for Security Concerns

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/06/world/europe/06bush.html?_r=1


    GENEVA (AP) — A visit by former President George W. Bush to Switzerland this week has been canceled because of security concerns, as the threat of mass protests loomed and the possibility emerged of a legal case against him for ordering torture.
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    Bush didn't commit torture. His Justice Dept said so

    What does he have to fear?
     
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    hmm protests in Switzerland too?

    Is there any nation not facing the thread of protests in the region?
     
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    AHhhhhhhh....Yessss...!!!....The dreaded thread of protest!
     
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    so obama won't be going either then I take it? :lol:
     
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    hey don't worry, when they finish taking the Minarets down they'll let him on....
     
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    So even neutral nations do not want Bush dropping by?
     
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    Watch out, Trajan, they're gonna bust out Hague trials on ya.
     
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    ahh yes 'neutral'.......

    how about the usual hypocrisy?




    Obama preserves renditions as counter-terrorism tool

    The role of the CIA's controversial prisoner-transfer program may expand, intelligence experts say.
    February 01, 2009|Greg Miller

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    But even while dismantling these programs, President Obama left intact an equally controversial counter-terrorism tool.

    Under executive orders issued by Obama recently, the CIA still has authority to carry out what are known as renditions, secret abductions and transfers of prisoners to countries that cooperate with the United States.

    Extraordinary Rendition Obama - Obama preserves renditions as counter-terrorism tool - Los Angeles Times


    Target Of Obama-Era Rendition Alleges Torture

    First Posted: 08-11-09 11:26 AM | Updated: 09-11-09 05:12 AM



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    Raymond Azar, a 45-year-old Lebanese construction manager with a grade school education, is employed by Sima International, a Lebanon-based contractor that does work for the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also has the unlikely distinction of being the first target of a rendition carried out on the Obama watch.

    According to court papers, on April 7, 2009, Azar and a Lebanese-American colleague, Dinorah Cobos, were seized by "at least eight" heavily armed FBI agents in Kabul, Afghanistan, where they had traveled for a meeting to discuss the status of one of his company's U.S. government contracts. The trip ended with Azar alighting in manacles from a Gulfstream V executive jet in Manassas, Virginia, where he was formally arrested and charged in a federal antitrust probe.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/11/target-of-obama-era-rendi_n_256499.html
     
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