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According to high ranking government officials in Poland and Romania, and despite official denials from their governments, the CIA ran detention centers in those countries to hold, interrogate, and torture suspected terrorists after the 9/11 attacks.

None of the prisoners had access to the Red Cross and many were subject to what George Bush has called the CIA's "enhanced" interrogation methods. These included water-boarding which leads detainees to believe they are drowning, which critics have condemned as severe torture.

The report of the existence of these prisons is the culmination of over a year of investigation by the Council of Europe after they began looking into unauthorized kidnappings and rendition flights conducted by the CIA in some Western European countries.

Apparently, it turns out that the CIA flights were allowed to travel through European airspace as part of an agreement between NATO and the U.S. shortly after 9/11. It would seem that our government began to immediately abuse the charity and sympathy of our allies after the attacks to achieve their nefarious goals.


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