Thursday, November 26, 2009

You know, like, joining the dots....

So I've been trying to get in touch with the CBC all day - it's probably my fault - about Neil Macdonald's article in which Canadian spooks cast aspersions.

As I tried to tell the CBC, spooks' anonymous testimony got us into big trouble with Maher Arar, in fact, $25 million worth of trouble, in which Maher Arar was slandered as a "bad guy", and no Canadian officals, spooks or otherwise, were held to account.

The fact is that the legal basis for taking prisoners in Afghanistan is the Third Geneva Convention, as confirmed by the UN Secretary General in his Bulletin of August 12, 1999, in which case the onus is on Canadian troops, and Canada as the "Detaining Power", to care for prisoners as stated, particularly in Article 12.