Zimbabwe is one among a number of African countries that assisted the United States of America’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in its notorious rendition programme. This emerged from a recent report that the USA Senate made public recently.
The scale of the operation is indeed shocking, coming as it does from the worlds sole global superpower which claims to respect the rule of law and human rights.
What is even more shocking however is that our publicly shrill ‘anti-imperialist’ government worked in tandem with its long standing ‘enemy’ in secretly moving and detaining terror suspects without habeas corpus and with the strong possibility of turning a blind eye to their physical torture.
In this, some components of the US Senate Intelligence Committee indicate that ‘lump sums’ of money may have exchanged hands.
Given the fact that our government has railed against sanctions and the agents of imperialism since the passing of the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act (ZIDERA) in 2001 this yet to be disputed role it has been playing with the CIA is a very unpleasant surprise.
It would immediately mean that our ministries of foreign affairs, defence and intelligence have been publicly denouncing what is otherwise a country they secretly treat as an ally in the ‘war on terror’...CONTINUE>
by *Takura Zhangazha. You can visit his blog:Takura-zhangazha.blogspot.com