Sunday, February 12, 2006

Morocco - the CIA's dustbin and the CIA's recruiting ground?

Some people see Andre Azoulay, counselor to King Mohammed VI of Morocco, as the most important person in Morocco.

Andre Azoulay is Jewish.

Morocco is one of those Moslem countries that appears to be run by the military and the secret police.

Morocco is one of those Moslem countries that appears to be friends with Israel and the Pentagon.

The King of Morocco and his generals are very, very rich.

The bulk of the population is very poor.

There are huge slums on the outskirts of cities such as Marrakech which the tourists never see.

In 2003, when a Moslem party began to win support among the poor, bombs went off. No Jews or Israelis were among the casualties. The bombs were blamed on the Islamists. There was a crackdown on opponents of the military. More than 3,000 people were arrested.

Morocco occupies a strategically important position and is useful to the Pentagon.

Some people suspect that the CIA recruits Moroccans for some of its work.

Tourists should be very careful in Morocco.

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The Sunday Times http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-2036185_2,00.html reported 12 February 2006, that, according to intelligence sources, the USA is involved with the building of a new interrogation and detention facility at Ain Aouda, near Rabat.

Locals said they had often seen American vehicles with diplomatic plates in the area.

According to The Sunday Times:

The construction of the new compound, run by the Direction de la Securit√© du Territoire (DST), the Moroccan secret police, adds to a substantial body of evidence that Morocco is one of America’s principal partners in the secret “rendition” programme in which the CIA flies prisoners to third countries for interrogation.

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other groups critical of the policy have compiled dossiers detailing the detention and apparent torture of radical Islamists at the DST’s current headquarters, at Temara, near Rabat.

A recent inquiry into rendition by the Council of Europe, led by Dick Marty, the Swiss MP, highlighted a pattern of flights between Washington, Guantanamo Bay and Rabat’s military airport at Sale.

French intelligence and diplomatic sources said the most recent such flight was in the first week in December, when four suspects were seen being led blindfolded and handcuffed from a Boeing 737 at Sale and transferred into a fleet of American vehicles...

The secret police HQ at Temara has a fearsome reputation among former inmates. Binyam Mohammed, an Ethiopian-born Briton later sent to Guantanamo Bay, told Amnesty International that interrogators there cut his chest and penis when he refused to answer questions.





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