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Ghost Plane: The True Story of the CIA Torture Program

by Stephen Grey

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Nothing to be Proud Of; But Required Reading

An important book in the quest to better understand the war on terror and the actions taken. In this writing, the actions taken are not consistent with civil and democratic society. While readers may have alternative views and/or sentiments as they read this book, most will find it worth the read.

The book recounts the secret prison and torture program sponsored (at least in this argument) by the CIA. Books like Grey’s are required reading in any democratic society. The informed citizen will assure that we remain a democracy and, in this case, that we clean up our mess. ( )
  ggarfield | Jan 17, 2009 |
A meticulous and innovative investigation into the CIA kidnapping and torture of political prisoners called Extraordinary Rendition.
  CIJ | Jan 8, 2009 |
Ghost Plane: The True Story of the CIA Torture Program by Stephen Grey, is very specific, and very troubling, in disclosing the shocking details of Grey's investigation. His look at the CIA's secret rendition program includes examples of extreme torture against alleged Islamic militants and other terror suspects – suspects who are grabbed at airports worldwide and transported via a fleet of government planes to “dark” prisons. Grey's systematic study included first-hand reporting, a plethora of public documents and a multitude of on-the-record interviews. In describing the ongoing interrogation program, which includes other secretive U.S. agencies, Grey states that “few on either side doubt ... the scale of torture implemented within many of the jails where America has sent its prisoners.” While Grey does not dispute that the Middle East “contains a rich pool of recruits for Islamic militancy,” he weighs in against the current strategy in the war against terrorism. “[D]emoracy, and respect for civil rights, still provides the only real hope.” -- Jeanie Straub
  jeaniestraub | Dec 18, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312360231, Hardcover)

      For the first time, Stephen Grey tells the inside story of international prisons sanctioned by the U.S. Government and used by the CIA to hold and torture people suspected of terrorism.
      Using contacts deep inside the U.S. Government, Grey reveals how deeply the Bush administration is involved in the program and questions the truth of statements made by Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. He also shines a spotlight on the heads of European nations who turned a blind eye to the program when it showed up in their back yards. Grey takes an unflinching look at a horrendous practice that scorns Geneva Convention rules and is powered by corruption at the highest levels of governments worldwide.
      Through his unprecedented access to CIA flight records and dozens of sources at the senior levels of the current administration, Grey has produced a story of flight plans, extreme torture, and the clash of religions and governmental posturing that goes on today. Ghost Plane tells the stories of individuals abducted at airports around the world and transported for interrogation and torture on a fleet of leased planes manned by CIA operatives.
      Grey paints a disburing ethical picture of the war on terror and lays the responsibility for abduction and torutre at the doorstep of Washington, D.C.

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Investigative journalist Grey tells the inside story of international prisons sanctioned by the U.S. Government and used by the CIA to hold and torture people suspected of terrorism. He takes an unflinching look at a practice that scorns Geneva Convention rules and is powered by corruption at the highest levels of governments worldwide-- individuals abducted at airports around the world and transported for interrogation and torture on planes manned by CIA operatives. Using contacts deep inside the government, Grey paints a disturbing ethical picture of the war on terror as he reveals how deeply the Bush administration is involved in the program and questions the truth of statements made by Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. He also shines a spotlight on the heads of European nations who turned a blind eye to the program when it showed up in their back yards.--From publisher description.… (more)

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