Rendition Kidnappings Thrive Under Obama

11/01/2013 04:32

'The three European men with Somali roots were arrested on a murky pretext in August as they passed through the small African country of Djibouti. But the reason soon became clear when they were visited in their jail cells by a succession of American interrogators.

U.S. agents accused the men — two of them Swedes, the other a longtime resident of Britain — of supporting al-Shabab, an Islamist militia in Somalia that Washington considers a terrorist group. Two months after their arrest, the prisoners were secretly indicted by a federal grand jury in New York, then clandestinely taken into custody by the FBI and flown to the United States to face trial.'*

The rendition program- systematic clandestine illegal kidnappings of terrorism suspects - are exploding under President Obama, even thought he spoke out against them when President George W. Bush practiced them. What is going on, and why does it continue? Cenk Uygur breaks it down

*Read more from Craig Whitlock/ Washington Post:

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