October 21, 2014 - Poland's chief prosecutor said on Tuesday that Poland plans to challenge a ruling from the European Court of Human Rights that the country hosted a secret CIA jail on its soil.
Rights campaigners said by challenging the ruling of the court in Strasbourg on procedural grounds, the government was trying to delay the moment when it has to own up to its involvement in the CIA's network of “black sites.”
The court said in a ruling issued in July this year that the CIA had used a facility in a Polish forest, code named “Quartz,” as a hub in its network of sites around the world where al Qaeda suspects were interrogated. read more>>>
The Royal United Services Institute said the UK could face a bill of nearly £65bn, once the cost of long-term care for injured veterans was factored in, with most of the money was spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The study, called Wars in Peace, said both conflicts were largely “strategic failures” for the UK, The Guardian reported."
"And when you add up to the Department of Defense, Department of State, CIA, Veterans Affairs, interest on debt, the number that strikes me the most about how much we're committed financially to these wars and to our current policies is we have spent $250 billion already just on interest payments on the debt we've incurred for the Iraq and Afghan wars." 26 September 2014