Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cost Of CIA Rendition Flights Made Public

Gulfstream IV

N.Y. Billing Dispute Reveals Details Of Secret CIA Rendition Flights -- Washington Post

On Aug. 12, 2003, a Gulfstream IV aircraft carrying six passengers took off from Dulles International Airport and flew to Bangkok with fueling stops in Cold Bay, Alaska, and Osaka, Japan.

Before it returned four days later, the plane also touched down in Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, the United Arab Emirates and Ireland. As these unusual flights happened, U.S. officials took custody of an Indonesian terrorist, Riduan Isamuddin, who had been captured in Thailand and would spend the next three years being shuttled among secret prisons operated by the CIA.

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More News On What The CIA's Rendition Flights Cost

US case lifts lid on secret post Sept. 11 flights -- Wall Street Journal
Mundane bills bring CIA's rendition network into sharper focus -- The Guardian
How US firms profited from torture flights -- The Guardian
Court case lifts lid on secret post 9/11 flights -- Kansas City/AP
Court case lifts lid on secret post 9/11 flights -- Daily Caller/AP

My Comment: $339,228.05 for using a Gulfstream IV aircraft for four days .... not cheap if you ask me.

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