Probe Call For Rendition Flights Via Scotland

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syledis

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#3
Must mean a few MSp,s want to get their faces on the TV, useless cnuts every one of them
 
#4
I suppose they'd be within their rights to board the aircraft and ask whether anybody wants to claim asylum.
 
#6
I like the way it's the Scottish's role, as Westminster had nothing to do with it. Welcome to independence you abuser of human rights.
 
#7
I can see this going down like a lead balloon. Not to mention the fact that MSPs hardly have any power to investigate this.
It'll be like the big debate they had a few years ago about the Palestinians......pointless, a financial burden to the tax payer and diverted resources away from what they can do, but choose not to do, as it allows them to blame the English instead.
 
#8
I can see this going down like a lead balloon. Not to mention the fact that MSPs hardly have any power to investigate this.
It'll be like the big debate they had a few years ago about the Palestinians......pointless, a financial burden to the tax payer and diverted resources away from what they can do, but choose not to do, as it allows them to blame the English instead.
More to the point it's a matter for the Police to investigate;

“The Scottish police did not receive any specific reports of incidents involving so called rendition flights and consequently no reports of cases were submitted to the COPFS. Anyone who has any evidence that Scottish Airports were used for rendition should make this evidence available to Police Scotland.”

I think your in danger of contradicting yourself if your arguing it is not in the remit of the the Scottish Parliament to concern itself with alleged criminal activity in Scotland. I don't think anyone's "nationality" will be a mitigating factor if it comes to it.

"Son, we live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded.........", it also has laws and rules; if not why bother defending our freedoms if we are prepared to give them up or have them taken away without redress.
 
#9
The aviation correspondent for the Scotsman should worry less about a cargo aircraft operating a known
no bid government contract which lands at any airport for fuel uplift, and focus their reporter instincts on
the methods used by rogue states and cargo operators around the world to beat sanctions. If guests were
on board that Tepper movement, customs officers should have powers to board and check.

This makes one nostalgic for the days when a joint Israeli/Nigerian mission to kidnap a cabinet minister
was foiled by UK customs. That, plus the fact that said Nigerian Government Minister had been packed
into a crate which had not been correctly labelled ‘Diplomatic Bag’ - which would have rendered it’s
contents exempt from inspection in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.:mrgreen:
I mind the Private Eye splash like it was yesterday. "Fly Nigeria. We'll take good care of you, matey."

Private Eye Magazine # 589 13 July 1984 Fly Nigeria Cover | eBay
 
#10
I can see this going down like a lead balloon. Not to mention the fact that MSPs hardly have any power to investigate this.
It'll be like the big debate they had a few years ago about the Palestinians......pointless, a financial burden to the tax payer and diverted resources away from what they can do, but choose not to do, as it allows them to blame the English instead.
Scots law embraces European and international conventions. All it would take is reasonable suspicion to get a suspect flight halted and boarded by Scottish police.

And whoever is disarmed, arrested and put on trial is a matter for the Scottish authorities, no matter what the UK Home Secretary, US Department of State or anyone else wants. In that respect, we are already independent.
 
#13
Any opinion yourself?
The idea of carting untried prisoners off to places where they can be tortured legally doesn't appeal to most decent people.

We only have the chance to do something about this while they're on our soil, so IMHO Scottish airport policing units could be proactive with reasonable suspicion and intelligence.

Putting a few CIA operatives or contractors on trial would send out a strong message that would resonate far and wide among those who don't share our values.

Potentially, it could also discourage terrorist attacks or activity in our country.
 
#14
More to the point it's a matter for the Police to investigate;

“The Scottish police did not receive any specific reports of incidents involving so called rendition flights and consequently no reports of cases were submitted to the COPFS. Anyone who has any evidence that Scottish Airports were used for rendition should make this evidence available to Police Scotland.”

I think your in danger of contradicting yourself if your arguing it is not in the remit of the the Scottish Parliament to concern itself with alleged criminal activity in Scotland. I don't think anyone's "nationality" will be a mitigating factor if it comes to it.

"Son, we live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded.........", it also has laws and rules; if not why bother defending our freedoms if we are prepared to give them up or have them taken away without redress.
No, I'm arguing that the MSPs we have at the moment are as useful a tits on fish and no doubt Salmond will try and lie his way out of it saying that a serate Scotland wouldn't have been involved in such issues, if they've actually happened.
 
#15
Scots law embraces European and international conventions. All it would take is reasonable suspicion to get a suspect flight halted and boarded by Scottish police.

And whoever is disarmed, arrested and put on trial is a matter for the Scottish authorities, no matter what the UK Home Secretary, US Department of State or anyone else wants. In that respect, we are already independent.
You really do talk a load of Shite you navel gazing mong.
 
#17
No, I'm arguing that the MSPs we have at the moment are as useful a tits on fish and no doubt Salmond will try and lie his way out of it saying that a serate Scotland wouldn't have been involved in such issues, if they've actually happened.
Are you now claiming Alec Salmond has some responsibility for such issues, if they've actually happened?

"I can see this going down like a lead balloon. Not to mention the fact that MSPs hardly have any power to investigate this.
It'll be like the big debate they had a few years ago about the Palestinians......pointless, a financial burden to the tax payer and diverted resources away from what they can do, but choose not to do, as it allows them to blame the English instead."

Make your mind up, I though you were claiming that it was outside the competence of the wee hoose and its members?
 
#19
Scots Law is distinct and has been since 1707 and before, but as for "embracing" European and international conventions, how is that different from any other part of the United Kingdom?
It's not different and nobody's saying it is. The point being made is Scottish authorities can act on alleged human rights breaches regardless of what other jurisdictions hope offenders can get away with, on the grounds they are on UK soil.
 

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#20
oops I thought this topic was about sending the jocks back to where they come from for the big vote .... silly me
 

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