Thursday, June 08, 2006

Is it a conspiracy when everyone is in on it?

Most of the "War on Terror" scandals have had a pretty short half-life. The European "secret prison" conspiracy can now join the NSA data mining projects and warrantless eavesdropping in the great scandal graveyard. Some Council of Europe watchdog just issued his findings that 14 European nations were involved to some degree or another in collaborating with the United States on secret prison and clandestine rendition of prisoners. That's 14. 11 of the 14 are EU members. And the EU only has 25 members. No offense to anybody, but the only major EU player not included on the list is France. Otherwise, the only ones not getting in on the conspiracy are the Low Countries, the Balts, and some of the central/eastern Europeans. Meanwhile, the "guilty" include the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, Sweden, Poland, Rumania, Ireland, Portugal, and Cyprus. Plus three non-EU members, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, and Turkey. It is nice to see something that Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus can all get together on. If anything, this was a conspiracy by actual heads of state against EU bureaucrats.

1 comment:

elendil said...

If a million people believe a stupid thing, it's still a stupid thing.