Offshoring the CIA torture further from the borders and prying eyes of the Country!
As Democrats fight for information about the CIA's secret kidnap and torture programme to be published in a landmark report, The Telegraph has learnt details of America's requests to use British territory of Diego Garcia in network of secret prison sites
13 Aug 2014 - Tony Blair's government discussed a US request for permission to use the British territory of Diego Garcia to house a Guantanamo Bay-style prison camp for up to 500 terrorist detainees, the Telegraph has learnt.
Britain quickly rejected the Bush administration's idea on the grounds that the plan was impractical, but documents suggest the CIA may have still used the island to fly terror suspects to secret "black site" prisons around the world.
The fresh details of US desire to use Diego Garcia in its counter-terror operations emerge as Britain faces renewed questioning over its own support for highly controversial CIA programmes in the years after September 11.
The Foreign Office is now under growing pressure to come clean over whether it knowingly turned a blind eye to the illegal use of Diego Garcia for rendition flights and even the interrogation of al-Qaeda suspects on the island. read more>>>