A Window Into C.I.A.’s Embrace of Secret Jails
New York Times
Early in the fight against Al Qaeda, agency officials relied heavily on American allies to help detain people suspected of terrorism in makeshift facilities in countries like Thailand. But by the time two C.I.A. officials met with Mr. Foggo in 2003, that arrangement was under threat, according to people briefed on the situation. In Thailand, for example, local officials were said to be growing uneasy about a black site outside Bangkok code-named Cat’s Eye. (The agency would eventually change the code name for the Thai prison, fearing it would appear racially insensitive.) The C.I.A. wanted its own, more permanent detention centers.
Another story the Thai government and media can cover up. This story only proves the extent to which the Thai media takes orders from the generals and covers up for them.
I just want to remind that readers once again that Kavi over at The Nation was reporting directly on the interrogations when Hambali was captured and tortured in Thailand.
So basically all the editors over there were aware of the torture and secret prison and have been playing dumb recently in supplication to the government.
Here is a story and another story in The Nation about the reward for the capture and how Thai security personal were all going to divvy the loot. Oh, by the way, Thai government officials were present when Hambali was interrogated. General Chavalit even admitted to knowing the 10 officers who received the reward.
Did the Thai media ever get around to asking General Surayud or General Chavalit about the secret prison? Nope. Never bothered.
Did General Anupong resign for basically lying to the media? Nope.
Amazing what the generals get away with.
By the way, it seems General Anupong got away with another lie regarding his denial that nobody from the state was responsible for the recent Mosque massacre in the South.
Buddha forbid that The Nation holds the military to the standards they have for Thaksin. But we all know that hell will freeze over before that ever happens. After all, Yoon doesn't want to lose his shows on military TV and his brother, Thepchai, owes his career to the military giving him Thai PBS.
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