I never got the memo from Porter Goss about repeating news relating CIA misadventures, but again the details of the following story have been expanded upon worldwide as a top story, while the breadth of the story is just thrown in alongside the news items above.
Last night, ABCnews reported on the rapid removal of 11 al Qaeda suspects from “secret” prisons in Eastern Europe in advance of Condoleezza Rice’s trip.
All but one of these 11 high-value al Waeda prisoners were subjected to the harshest interrogation techniques in the CIA’s secret arsenal, the so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” authorized for use by about 14 CIA offiers and first reported by ABC News on Nov. 18
The cue to dig for detail is this: “CIA officials asked ABC News not to name the specific countries where the prisons were located, citing security concerns.” The same “I told you… now don’t make me have to kill you” gist qualifying Priest’s story… and all it takes is a Google News search to find an international publication that has the details. ABC News DID release the names on their web site – here they are in case you were wondering:
Dec. 5, 2005 Following is a list of 12 high-value targets housed by the CIA.
Abu Zubaydah: Held first in Thailand then Poland
Ibn Al-Shaykh al-Libi: Held in Poland. Previously held in Pakistan/Afghanistan
Abdul Rahim al-Sharqawi: Held in Poland
Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri: Held in Poland
Ramzi Binalshibh: Held in Poland
Mohammed Omar Abdel-Rahman: Held in Poland
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed: Held in Poland
Waleed Mohammed bin Attash: Held in Poland
Hambali: In U.S. custody. Kept isolated from other high-value targets.
Hassan Ghul: Held in Poland.
Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani: Held in Poland
Abu Faraj al-Libbi: Held in Poland