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Abu Zaabal prison, 25 kms north of Cairo, after a mass breakout during the nationwide protest. (AFP/Getty Images file photo) Among the many aspects of the U.S.-Egypt relationship, few have been as controversial as the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program, where the agency frequently handed over suspected terrorists to foreign governments with histories of torture and illegal detention. According to Human Rights Watch, Egypt welcomed more CIA detainees  than any other country from the 1990s through 2005. And while renditions happen only with the assurance that a foreign partner will not torture the prisoner, as one CIA officer once told Congress  , the assurances “weren’t worth a bucket of warm spit.”
Mainstream media miss many stories. A good journalist has to look beyond the standard sources and political views to find the unexpected, the critical, the controversial. See also:
Adbusters Monthly magazine devoted to the critique of consumerism and corporate media. Allegiant, The Seeking to question the establishment, encouraging dissidents and public intellectuals - with the purpose of eroding the influence of dogmatism, superstition and bigotry in the world. Alternative Electronic Information Network AEIN AEIN utilizes shortwave radio, official news agencies, first-hand reporting and other methods to provide a range of news reports and analysis. AlterNet News magazine and online community that creates original journalism and amplifies dozens of other alternative media sources. Antiwar.com Antiwar news, viewpoints, and activities. Axis of Logic News and commentary which are often ignored or whitewashed by the mainstream media.