An interesting story from Germany which gives us some insight into how they
view our leaders and their use of rendition:
German police in 2003 shielded a German national suspected of terrorism
by the United States from questioning by the CIA, according to a newspaper
report to be published on Thursday.
Die Zeit weekly said German police accompanied Reda Seyam, who is of
Egyptian origin, back to Germany from Indonesia after he was interrogated by
the US Central Intelligence Agency in Jakarta, to prevent further
questioning by the US intelligence services.
“Berlin asked us to take special care to avoid that Seyam is not
apprehended in the transit zone of Singapore airport,” a German police
source is quoted as telling Die Zeit, according to an advance extract of the
report published on Tuesday. “It does not matter to the Americans that
somebody is German or whether sovereignty is violated. They are like rabid
dogs,” the source added.
It is nice to see a country care enough about its citizens to go out of their
way to protect them like that. Rendition is just another reason why the world’s
view of us has changed so drastically since the aftermath of 9/11.