Wednesday, November 18, 2009

EXCLUSIVE: CIA Secret 'Torture' Prison Found at Fancy Horseback Site

Photo credit obviously goes to ABC as posted on the Exclusive news story November 18, 2009

This former Lithuanian horse stable was converted into a secret CIA detention center, according to a former U.S. intelligence official and a current Lithuanian government official. Some al Qaeda detainees were held at this facility, the officials said

ABC News Finds the Location of a "Black Site" for Alleged Terrorists in Lithuania
The CIA built one of its secret European prisons inside an exclusive riding academy outside Vilnius, Lithuania, a current Lithuanian government official and a former U.S. intelligence official told ABC News this week. Where affluent Lithuanians once rode show horses and sipped coffee at a café, the CIA installed a concrete structure where it could use harsh tactics to interrogate up to eight suspected al-Qaeda terrorists at a time. A full report on the can be seen on ABC's World

COMMENTS on ABC coming in fast here (I left my comment around # 28 - please add your's at ABC or below)

Harsh Interrogation Techniques Described - Sources Say Agency's Tactics Lead to Questionable Confessions, Sometimes to DeathBy BRIAN ROSS and RICHARD ESPOSITO
Nov. 18, 2005 FIND here

Also on the ABC site: A "Building Within A Building" In March 2004, the family sold the property to Elite, LLC, a now-defunct company registered in Delaware and Panama and Washington, D.C. That same month, Lithuania marked its formal admission to NATO.

The CIA constructed the prison over the next several months, apparently flying in prefabricated elements from outside Lithuania. The prison opened in Sept. 2004.

RELATED: Officials: Lithuania Hosted Secret CIA Prison To Get "Our Ear""Irresponsible" To Identify Secret Sites, Says CIA; Lithuania Denies Allegation By MATTHEW COLE August 20, 2009

EXPECT these to change often but this does indicate patterns which we must investigate: "Secret" List of U.S. Military Bases to Replace Gitmo:
Pendleton, Leavenworth, Miramar Included as Possible New Home for 250 Detainees

Also go to the listings at bordc dot org scroll down for daily news or go to the most recent post below... and watch for more analysis and aspects of this story to emerge from various sources - some, of course, will USE this to make such a site sound justifiable and we need to even watch to see if this story itself (unsuspected by ABC) may be itself "damage control" as more and more such stories are emerging.

1 comment:

Connie L. Nash said...

up to over 68 when I posted another comment at ABC tonight around 8 pm ET