or simply "pissing around and pissing us off", according to a certain individual.

Σάββατο, Ιανουαρίου 27, 2007

Συγνώμη, λάθος

Ο Πρωθυπουργός του Καναδά ζήτησε συγνώμη από τον Μάχερ Αράρ

The Horrors of Extraordinary Rendition

This is What They Did to Me

Ο πρέσβης της Συρίας στις ΗΠΑ
First, we have nothing against Maher Arar. It was the US that contacted Syria and said that he was a member of Al Qaeda. If Syria didn't interfere, then the US would say that this is proof that Syria is cooperating with international terrorism. If we arrested him, then human rights groups would say that Syria abuses human rights. Damned if we do, damned if we don't. Syria arrested Arar and asked the US to provide information related to his case so that we could either put him on trial, extradite him or set him free. The US didn't deliver any information. Meanwhile, we allowed the Canadian consular to visit him twice in Damascus, and twice he said he was treated well and not abused. End of story, the US wouldn't deliver anything against Arar, so we set him free. He says he was tortured in prison. We said we didn't torture him.

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