Pakistan | Rendition | France | Cuba
•READ: Sats Spot 3 Miles of NATO Supply Trucks Bottlenecked in Pakistan:
Pakistan’s 10-day blockade against NATO convoys has ended, but a new video released by a commercial satellite company shows just how massive the consequences were: a sprawling, three-mile bottleneck of oil tankers and supply trucks, some parked in a dry riverbed, waiting to cross the Torkham border pass into Afghanistan.
•READ: CIA paid Liverpool buyout tycoon millions…to use his jet for ‘torture’ flights:
A jet owned by a senior executive in the US firm which has bought Liverpool Football Club was chartered by the CIA and used in flights allegedly linked to the rendition of terror suspects. The plane is owned by Phillip Morse, 69, the vice-chairman of New England Sports Ventures, which bought the club on Friday for £300million. An investigation has established that between 2002 and 2005 the CIA chartered the plane from Mr Morse for millions of pounds and made extensive use of it.
•READ: France to run out of fuel in days as strikes escalate:
Petrol pumps could run dry in France by Wednesday, experts warned yesterday, as the stand-off over pension reforms reached crisis point. Airlines advised pilots to refuel abroad and UFIP, the country’s oil industry association, said that if strikes continued at all 12 of France’s refineries, then national shortages would follow. Christine Lagarde, France’s finance minister, said 230 of the country’s 13,000 stations were out of fuel and Total, the French oil company, said 350 to 400 petrol stations were suffering disrupted supplies. Shortages looked set to worsen as lorry drivers pledged to halt road transport of fuel to filling stations from last night.
•READ: Report: Cuban pilots helped 150,000 Jews flee to Israel in 1950s:
Five Cuban pilots were responsible for bringing to Israel 150,000 Jews from Iraq, Iran, India and Yemen during the 1950s, the French daily La Liberation reported on Monday. According to the report, which is based on an interview the Cuban historian Rolando Marron gave to the Cuban daily Juventud Rebelde, the details of the operation have been kept secret for over 60 years until this past Sunday.