This is horrifying. According to BBC News:
Germany has ordered the arrest of 13 suspected CIA agents over the alleged kidnapping of one of its citizens.
Munich prosecutors confirmed that the warrants were linked to the case of Khaled [e]l-Masri, a German national of Lebanese descent.
Mr Masri says he was seized in Macedonia, flown to a secret prison in Afghanistan and mistreated there.
He says he was released in Albania five months later when the Americans realised they had the wrong man.
Mr. Masri was a victim of “extraordinary rendition”, whereby the United States flies prisoners to other countries to be “interrogated” there — countries where torture is allowed.
Mr. Masri was tortured for five months, for fuck’s sake, including being forceably sodomized in order to get him to ‘fess up to being a terrorist, before the CIA noticed that they had kidnapped the wrong fucking guy. They were looking for a suspected terrorist named Khaled al-Masri, and the guy who they’d kidnapped and shipped off to Afghanistan to be beaten to a pulp and have broom handles shoved up his ass was an innocent German citizen named Khaled el-Masri. (Even some of the media are getting the names mixed up in their coverage, as above.)
This has got to be the understatement of the day:
The US government is not assisting the German authorities with the case.
Another step closer to bringing back the good old Soviet Union, only this time on our side of the planet.