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Report: U.S. Military Flights were ‘Not Checked’ in Ireland

The Irish Times reports that “Secret US military flights that refuelled in Shannon during America’s “war on terror” were never checked at the airport, according to a former pilot who flew military personnel to Afghanistan.”  

“Bill, an American contract pilot who worked for a private US company, flew small numbers of US government personnel on trips to Afghanistan and Pakistan during the George W Bush years.”  

“The pilot, who did not want to be identified, said that he never carried any al-Qaeda suspects on so-called “rendition” flights. Some passengers did have weapons but were instructed to store them in the plane’s luggage hold, he said.”

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