The CIA operated a secret prison in the Romanian capital Bucharest where terrorism suspects were interrogated, an investigation by the Associated Press and German media has found.... Scott Horton:
Former CIA operatives identified the building where, they said, detainees were held and tortured.
The building belongs to a Romanian agency, Orniss, which stores classified information from the EU and Nato.
Orniss has denied hosting a CIA prison and the CIA has refused to comment.
The investigation, by the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper and the German TV network ARD, said those held in the secret prison included Khaled Sheikh Mohammed, who has admitted organising the 9/11 attacks.
The Romanian officials naturally deny everything. It is noteworthy that Romania was seeking admission to NATO in the first few years after 9/11. It appears that the United States pressed Romania to cooperate with its black-site torture network as a means of gaining NATO membership — and indeed, the location of the black site itself, in a building that now sports a NATO flag out front, helps drive that point home.Has NATO become a frat that one joins only after hazing?