Rendition and US-European Views on the War on Terror

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Italian prosecutors are asking the US to extradite 13 CIA officials accused of kidnapping an Egyptian cleric in Milan in 2003 and transporting him back to Cairo, where he was allegedly tortured. Italian law enforcement had been closely monitoring Abu Omar, who was allegedly orchestrating a terrorist ring in Italy, when the CIA supposedly captured the radical and flew him to Egypt. Since 9-11, more than 100 other similar cases have taken place. The case, which has strained US-Italian relations, today took a twist as it was reported that Italian officials approved of the CIA mission. Does US application of "extraordinary rendition" in its war on terror counter the tenets of international law? Guest host Diana Nyad speaks with journalists in Italy, experts in international law, human rights and counter-terrorism, and the CIA agent who helped develop the agency's rendition program.
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Guest host Diana Nyad, a 2002 inductee into the International Swimming Hall of Fame, is a business sports columnist for Marketplace. She has also served as senior sports correspondent for Fox News, hosted her own show on CNBC and is the author of three books.

Washington Post article on Italy's denial it knew of CIA kidnapping

Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties, US State Department on

Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, US State Department on

Sosa v Alvarez Machain, US Supreme Court on

Time magazine on Matthew Cooper case

Schmitt's article on Time's decision to reveal identity of sources



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