Manmohan Singh’s Daughter Says Obama Continuing Bush’s Torture Program

Amrit SinghAmrit Singh, the U.S. based daughter of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, has put out a damaging new report that says President Barack Obama is tacitly continuing the rendition programs of his predecessor George W.Bush.

Singh wrote in the report that by relying on assurances from host nations that the prisoners would not be tortured, assurances that were not measured, Obama was in effect continuing the rendition policies of George W.Bush.

Under the “extraordinary rendition” program, terrorism suspects were exported to secret prison in countries like Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Macedonia, Italy, Poland etc.

In multiple instances, suspects were tortured in the secret prisons for information about past and future terror plots.

The secret prisons a.k.a Black Sites were managed by the CIA.

Human rights advocates have strongly condemned the rendition program.

In her report, Amrit Singh,  Senior Legal Officer, National Security and Counterterrorism, at the Open Society Foundations, an organization founded by billionaire investor George Soros, identified 54 countries that were involved in the U.S.’ rendition program.

In the introduction to the report, Amrit Singh wrote:

By enlisting the participation of dozens of foreign governments in these violations, the United States further undermined longstanding human rights protections enshrined in international law — including, in particular, the norm against torture.

War is a messy business and when Al Qaeda attacked the U.S. on September 11, 2001, the floodgates were opened for all kinds of American counter-attacks, including some that relied on torture to prevent future attacks.

The report will be released in the U.S. on Tuesday, February 5 but a copy was made available to the Huffington Post.

A graduate of Yale Law School, Cambridge and Oxford Universities, Amrit Singh is married to Barton Beebe, Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law in New York City.

Before joining the Open Society Foundations, Amrit Singh worked as a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union in New York City,

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4 Responses to "Manmohan Singh’s Daughter Says Obama Continuing Bush’s Torture Program"

  1. Naveen   February 5, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    We live in an increasingly dangerous world. How can one expect a country like US to not have such programs? Are there alternatives? Responds:

    The majority of the world lives in a bubble!

    As we wrote toward the end of the above post:

    War is a messy business and when Al Qaeda attacked the U.S. on September 11, 2001, the floodgates were opened for all kinds of American counter-attacks, including some that relied on torture to prevent future attacks.

    But people like Amrit Singh do serve a purpose…as a watchdog on the actions of CIA/Defense Intelligence etc.

    When soldiers/CIA think there are no watch-dogs, their behavior descends into mindless savagery!

  2. Naveen   February 5, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    The Indian Prime Minister’s daughter wants to live in the US instead of India… isn’t that a damning statement on India? Responds:

    No, Amrit Singh living in the U.S. is not a damning statement on India.

    It’s a reflection on the power of Love.

    Amrit Singh is married to a gora in NYC!

    Like me, Amrit Singh probably watched Rajneesh’s maali (gardner) Vinod Khanna singing a paean to Pyaar one too many times –

    After seeing this film (Lahu Ke Do Rang) in January 1980, I was in love with Shabana Azmi for all of 30-days until better sense prevailed and I returned home to the warm (ample) bosom of Zeenat Aman! 😉

    BTW, Zeenat Aman is marrying again. Wouldn’t have happened if I were in India! 🙁

  3. boopalanj   February 6, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Off-topic: Just read about a clever hoax 🙂 that too with an Indian connection, forwarded by a friend!

    The guy who wrote the article seemed to prove the quote “A historian is an unsuccessful novelist” 😉 Responds:

    1. Yeah, I read about it last month.

    We live in an age where “Reality” and “Fiction” are interchangeable, nay they’ve become synonyms!

    2. I have something even more interesting for you, an Incredible India story. 😉

    Read posts in both Links:

    • boopalanj   February 6, 2013 at 11:48 am

      WTF?? :-O

      And the fellow is from Hyderabad?

      He must have misunderstood Picasso’s words – “Good artists copy, Great artists steal” 😉 Responds:

      As the wise SI has said on countless occasions, nothing is above or below our Incredible Indians! 😉

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