It came as no great surprise when the oversight panel of Canada’s Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS) revealed this week that the spy agency had been guilty of gross misconduct in its handling of the Omar Khadr matter.
The spy group’s watchdogs reported tjhat CSIS had violated Khadr’s most basic human rights and ignored the fact he had been a child soldier at the time of his alleged offence.
But the most damning allegation was about the way CSIS shared top-secret information with the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and handed Khadr over to the Americans.
CSIS has long acted in ways reminiscent of the worst wrongdoings of the CIA.
Even before it was CSIS, Canada’s spy agency, as a part of the RCMP, had established a lengthy record of criminality and civil rights abuses.
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