Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Soviet submarines and CIA planes

In the 80’s , Sweden was plagued by Soviet submarines. Now it seems there is a rash of CIA planes.

“CIA Plane in Sweden”

A Hercules airplane that landed in Helsingfors May 16, 2003 and the next day flew on to Stockholm “was a CIA plane.” So writes the Finnish Borgåbladet in its Wednesday edition.

According to the newspaper, the plane, which was seen at the Helsingfors-Vanda airport, is registered with the number N8213G with a company in Great Falls, Montana. The next day, the plane “was seen” in Stockholm, writes Borgåbladet, which does not explain how the airplane can be tied to the CIA.

If the information is correct, it means there had been another layover of an airplane with possible ties to the American spy organization.

TT has recently reported on two such layovers, at Arlanda and Örebro in June of 2002, and at Sturpu in September of this year. According to US media reports, the plane that landed in Örebro has transported enemy combatants to the military base in Guantánamo, Cuba on several occasions.

Swedish Television has reported on yet another airplane connected to the CIA and Guantánamo. That report was of a stop at Arlanda in April of 2003, but that plane was a Gulfstream and so hardly the same plane that Borgåbladet is reporting.

The words, “Prescott” were written on the Hercules plane that landed in Helsingfors, reports the newspaper, which points to the American investigative reporter Wayne Madsen. He is a former security officer who claims that the firm Prescott Support is one of the companies responsible for transporting prisoners through Europe.

According to the newspaper, Madsen says that the prisoners are interrogated while in the air, so that they are not under any country’s laws or international conventions. He also says that the airplanes can be flying prisons. Madsen has written several books that criticize the American war in Iraq.


1 comment:

Gary said...

BBC does not show that Iceland is used as a CIA transit point

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