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و مع تعليق ,Suit by Detainee on Transfer to Syria Through Jordan Finds Support in Jet's Log,

هل يملك البرلمان الاردني القدرة على استجواب الاجهزة الامنية في الاردن على تعاونها المجرم هذا؟
وعلى غيره مما يشاع القيام به داخل الاردن من قبل هذه الاجهزة عينها من سجن وتعذيب بالوكالة. يجب ان تطال المساءلة القانونية الدولية ليس فقط الاجهزة الامنية الاميريكية بل المتعاونيين معها من العواصم العربية في عمليات التعذيب الاجرامية المنافية لحقوق الانسان والشرائع الانسانية الدولية ! من الجانب الاميريكي فإنه يمثل شيكا على بياض لهذه الانظمة باستخدام التعذيب والاعتقال القسري بدون ادلة اورقابة ضد شعوب هذه الدول ومعارضي سياستها تحت دعاوى "مكافحة الارهاب!"

هذا هو الوجه الفعلي لنشر الديمقراطية امريكيا في المنطقة العربية، لآن كل الحديث الاخر والتصريحات الاعلامية من المسؤولين الاميريكيين لم يتمخض عنها ولا اي تعديل جزئي على اي قانون من القوانين القمعية المعمول بها في الدول العربية إذا لم يكن قد ازدادت سوءا، والاردن مثال صارخ في هذا مسار التراجع هذا.

وإن جل ما تقوم به الادارة الامريكية من التسريع بتبني أي حراك ديمقراطي جنيني على الارض كان النشطاء والمنظمين السياسين قد انفقوا عمرهم في النضال والملاحقة والتنظيم"كي ينقبوا في ذاك الجدار ثغرة" كلما قفزت الادارة الاميريكية مؤخرا لتبنيه كأنه احد انجازاتها، إن تبنيها هذا يهدف إلى احتواء هذا الحراك الذي يجئ مع انهيار النظام العربي، نظاما نظاماً!وهو كذلك من اجل مراكمة بعض الرصيد السياسي الرث للادارة الاميريكية على موستوى الصراع السياسي في امريكا نفسها والتضليل الايديولوجي لحقيقة نواياها في المنطقة والعالم امام شعبها ذاته، ومن جهة اخرى، اخطر، وخصوصا بعد ان اتضح لشعوب المنطقة كارثية النوايا الاميريكية"الديمقراطية" في المثال العراقي على الاقل، فإن التبني الاميريكي المزعوم لبذور التوجه الديمقراطي الشعبي عادة ما يكون ضارا لهذه الاخيرة لآنه يهدد بانقسامها وعزلتها وارباكها على الاقل وتحييد قطاعات واسعة من الشعب ضد هذا الحراك، هذه الاستراتيجية التي تتبعها الادارة الاميريكية لغاية الآن في ايران، وقد ساهمت لغاية الآن في احباط وارباك حركة الاصلاح والتغيير في هذه الاخيرة منذ اكثر من عقد من الزمان، الامرالذي حدا بهذه التيارات الداعية للديمقراطية في ايران الى ان ترفع مع شعاراتها تلك شعارات معادية للتدخل الاميريكي في شؤون ايران الداخلية. كأنه لايمكن لصراع حقيقي من اجل الديمقراطية في عصرنا، وبدون اوهام قاتلة، ان يستمر بدون ان يكون مترافقا مع الصراع ضد الامبريالية والامبريالية الامريكية مثالا وسلطة الرأسالمال، بصرف النظر عن الشكل الذي سيأخذه هذا الصراع ومعارجه.


"Shackled in place, Mr. Arar says, he followed the plane's movements on
a
map displayed on a video screen, watching as it traveled to Dulles
Airport, outside Washington, to a Maine airport he believed was in Portland, to
Rome, and finally to Amman, Jordan, where he was blindfolded and driven to
Syria."




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March 30, 2005
Suit by Detainee on Transfer to Syria Finds Support in Jet's Log
By SCOTT SHANE

his article was reported by Scott Shane, Stephen Grey and Ford
Fessenden and written by Mr. Shane.

WASHINGTON, March 29 - Maher Arar, a 35-year-old Canadian
engineer, is
suing the United States, saying American officials grabbed him in 2002
as he
changed planes in New York and transported him to Syria where, he says,
he
was held for 10 months in a dank, tiny cell and brutally beaten with a
metal
cable.

Now federal aviation records examined by The New York Times
appear to
corroborate Mr. Arar's account of his flight, during which, he says, he
sat
chained on the leather seats of a luxury executive jet as his American
guards watched movies and ignored his protests.

The tale of Mr. Arar, the subject of a yearlong inquiry by the
Canadian government, is perhaps the best documented of a number of
cases
since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in which suspects have
accused
the United States of secretly delivering them to other countries for
interrogation under torture. Deportation for interrogation abroad is
known
as rendition.

In papers filed in a New York court replying to Mr. Arar's
lawsuit,
Justice Department lawyers say the case was not one of rendition but of
deportation. They say Mr. Arar was deported to Syria based on secret
information that he was a member of Al Qaeda, an accusation he denies.

The discovery of the aircraft, in a database compiled from
Federal
Aviation Agency records, appears to corroborate part of the story Mr.
Arar
has told many times since his release in 2003. The records show that a
Gulfstream III jet, tail number N829MG, followed a flight path matching
the
route he described. The flight, hopscotching from New Jersey to an
airport
near Washington to Maine to Rome and beyond, took place on Oct. 8,
2002, the
day after Mr. Arar's deportation order was signed.

After seeing a photograph of the plane and hearing its path, Mr.
Arar,
35, of Ottawa, said in a telephone interview: "I think that's it. I
think
you've found the plane that took me."

He added: "Finding this plane is going really to help me. It does
remind me of this trip, which is painful, but it should make people
understand that this is for real and everything happened the way I
said. I
hope people will now stop for a moment and think about the morality of
this."

Records of the jet's travels also show a trip in December 2003 to
Guantلnamo Bay, Cuba, where the United States holds hundreds of
detainees,
suggesting that it was used by the government on at least one other
occasion.

If the plane was used to move Mr. Arar, it is the fourth known to
have
been used to transport suspected terrorists secretly from one country
to
detention in another.

Among the three identified in previous news reports is one owned
by a
company apparently set up by the Central Intelligence Agency, according
to
The Washington Post. Another, first described by The Chicago Tribune,
is an
ordinary charter jet that was also used by the Boston Red Sox manager
between missions ferrying detainees and their guards to Guantلnamo,
with the
Red Sox logo attached to the fuselage or removed, depending on who was
aboard.

Maria LaHood, a lawyer for Mr. Arar, said the new information on
the
Gulfstream jet lent support to his lawsuit.

"The facts we got from Maher right after he was released are now
corroborated by public records," said Ms. LaHood, who works for the
Center
for Constitutional Rights, a group in New York that advocates
investigation
of human rights abuses. "The more information that comes out, the
better for
showing that this is an important public issue that can't be kept
secret."

She said Mr. Arar and his attorneys believe that American
officials
wanted him to undergo a more brutal interrogation than would be
permitted in
the United States in the hope of getting information about Al Qaeda.

After 10 months in a cell he compared to a grave, and 2 more
months in
a less confined space, Syrian officials freed Mr. Arar in October 2003,
saying they had been unable to find any connection to Al Qaeda. The
Syrian
ambassador to the United States called the release "a gesture of good
will
toward Canada."

Charles Miller, a Justice Department spokesman, said the
government
had no comment on the case. The administration has refused to cooperate
with
the Canadian inquiry into Mr. Arar's case and has asked a judge to
dismiss
most of his lawsuit, saying that allowing it to proceed would reveal
classified information.

President Bush has said it is United States policy neither to
engage
in torture nor to deliver prisoners to countries where they are likely
to be
tortured. Former intelligence officials say rendition is useful for
cases in
which secret information has identified a suspected terrorist but
cannot be
used for a public prosecution in an American court.

Mr. Arar has told a consistent story since his release: He was
detained at Kennedy International Airport in New York on Sept. 26,
2002,
while changing planes on the way back to Canada from a vacation in
Tunisia.
He was then held for nearly two weeks, awakened at 3 a.m. and taken to
an
airport in New Jersey, where he was put aboard a small jet.

Shackled in place, Mr. Arar says, he followed the plane's
movements on
a map displayed on a video screen, watching as it traveled to Dulles
Airport, outside Washington, to a Maine airport he believed was in
Portland,
to Rome, and finally to Amman, Jordan, where he was blindfolded and
driven
to Syria.

According to F.A.A. flight logs for Oct. 8, 2002, only one
aircraft
flew from New Jersey to the Washington area to Maine to Rome: the
14-passenger Gulfstream III jet, operated by Presidential Aviation, a
charter company in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The jet left Teterboro, N.J.,
for
Dulles at 5:40 a.m.; proceeded at 7:46 a.m. to Bangor, Me.; and left
Bangor
for Rome at 9:36 a.m.

The only conflict with Mr. Arar's story is that the Maine airport
was
Bangor, not Portland. And the logs cover only flights departing from
the
United States, so they document the trip only as far as Rome. Court
records
show, however, that immigration officials ordered him deported to
Syria.

Nigel England, director of operations for Presidential, said he
would
not divulge who rented the Gulfstream that day or discuss any clients.

"It's a very select group of people that we fly, from
entertainers to
foreign heads of state, a whole gamut of customers that we fly and
wouldn't
discuss one over the other," he said.

The plane flew about 50 flights a month to various destinations
in
2002 and 2003, according to federal records. Presidential's Web site
says a
similar jet would now rent for about $120,000 for an itinerary like the
one
on which Mr. Arar apparently was flown.

Records show that the plane was owned in 2002 by MJG Aviation, a
Florida company that lists its manager as Mark J. Gordon, an
entrepreneur
who also owned Presidential at the time. Mr. Gordon could not be
reached.
The plane has since been sold and the tail number has been changed to
N259SK, records show.

As for Mr. Arar, he said he felt the identification of the plane
helped establish his credibility. "I don't know for sure but probably
people
had some doubts about what I said," he said. "This goes to prove and
corroborate at least part of my story. I hope even more information
will
come forward."


Shane Scott reported from Washington for this article, Stephen
Grey
from London and Ford Fessenden from New York. David Johnston
contributed
reporting from Washington and Margot Williams from New York.

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