July 9th, 2014

Foreign Office Rendition Files ‘Destroyed by Water Damage’

Official documents recording flights in and out of Diego Garcia, the British Indian Ocean Territory where the United States is accused of carrying out ‘extraordinary rendition’ of terror suspects, have been destroyed by water damage. The Foreign Office says that records from 2002, the year in which former Foreign Secretary David Miliband admitted two US rendition flights landed on the island, are “incomplete”. Answering a written question from Tory MP Andrew Tyrie today, Foreign Office minister Mark Simmonds confirms:

“Records on flight departures and arrivals on Diego Garcia are held by the British Indian Ocean Territory immigration authorities. Daily occurrence logs, which record the flights landing and taking off, cover the period since 2003. Though there are some limited records from 2002, I understand they are incomplete due to water damage.”

Diego Garcia has been dogged by allegations that it is used by the US government as a base to torture terror suspects with impunity. The last Labour government was forced to apologise after admitting rendition flights landed there in 2002, despite previous denials. And now files from that year have been destroyed…


  1. 1
    ancientpopeye says:

    How strange?


  2. 3
    PC 99 says:

    Dissolving files in water and then evaporating is one way to get them into ‘The Cloud’…


  3. 4
    Jimmy Saville says:

    …..and yet records on me are complete?


  4. 5
    Ghost of Greg Stone. says:

    Straight out of an episode of Yes Minister….sensitive documents being asked for and a claim of a loss due to flooding in a filing area.


  5. 6
    Cilla says:

    Surprise, surprise.


  6. 7
    Anonymous says:



  7. 9

    Convenient water damage, ennit?


    • 54
      Flood Gate on Sea says:

      Was that fat poof at the Environment Agency involved with all that flooding on the island that caused the damage?


  8. 10
    Anonymous says:

    Waterboarding the documents now?


  9. 11
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    I can tell the House that the condition of Rolf Harris is said to be satisfactory.


    • 70
      The Growler says:

      I couldn’t believe this this morning
      Rolf Harris heading to open prison dubbed the ‘Savoy of Slammers’
      Shamed TV presenter Rolf Harris will be transferred to Leyhill Open Prison in South Gloucestershire.
      Big Bubber will be disappointed, he wanted to learn to play a diggery doo


  10. 15
    Banned says:

    Lost due to flooding? Then it’s time to do some serious dredging !


  11. 16
    Cynic says:

    Another cover up

    And Dave cant even set up an enquiry. Still as a girl at least she didn t go to Eton


  12. 17
    FFS ! says:

    Oh FFS the British Establshment now has slightly less credibility than North Korea.


  13. 18
    Call me naive, but... says:

    I’d have thought that, in this century, they’d be computerised.


    • 21
      State of the art government says:

      We lost the punch cards, and the magnetic tape got chewed up.


      • 34
        These things happen... says:

        And, luckily only records for flight arrivals and departures were affected.

        No such damage affected the US Naval Support Facility at Diego Garcia, which includes a large naval ship and submarine support base, military air base, and communications and space-tracking facility.


  14. 20
    Oh, really? says:

    But don’t worry! It’s Labour water damage, which is sort of like Marxist holy water!


  15. 23
    Old Isleworthian says:

    Climate change strikes again!


  16. 25
    Quiz Time says:

    Which LiblabCon faction has the most kiddy fiddlers?.


  17. 26
    Mavid Dilliband says:

    Must not have happened then, eh?


  18. 27
    red ed peoples representative of the republic of doncaster says:

    probably splash back from a careless waterboarder


  19. 28
    David Milliclegg says:

    Catch me if you can!


  20. 29
    red ed peoples representative of the republic of doncaster says:

    is there something wrong with my speakers?


  21. 30
    Winston says:

    LibLabCon is sinking. All they can do now is get their mates in the MSM to deny UKIP a voice.


    • 39
      Ranks closing says:

      Except when Nigel wants a pay rise!


    • 42
      Houston, We have a problem says:

      This had the opposite effect when tried in the past. Mind you, that might not the idiots trying it on again. We have a major problem: just about every public body has been shown to be at best untrustworthy and at worst headed and staffed by criminals.


  22. 31

    Indian water board wet work – you just can’t rely on the plumbing.

    But does it get M’iliband off the hook, or is this a Straw man ?

    Vote UKIP :-D


  23. 32
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    If you think oil prices are high now just imagine what will happen to oil prices when Indians and Chinese get off their bikes,scooters and rikshaws and start driving cars instead :-)


  24. 36
    Julian The Wonderhorse says:

    And of course Tony Blair’s expenses got accidentally destroyed in a terrible, innocent blunder. What a shame.


  25. 37
    Fucking dis custard says:

    Someone pissed on the files?


  26. 40
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Whoever wins the next election will have to make he most savage cuts in history, at least 50% across all government departments over 5 years.

    If the cuts aren’t made then the UK government wont even be able to borrow a fiver without being charged Wonga rates of interest by the markets.


    • 45

      There is nothing ‘savage ‘about balancing the books ,the alternative is continued wild borrowing with no thought for the consequences .
      A good start would be to cut out the foreign aid budget, freeze or reduce benefits,and get out of the EU.

      Liked by 1 person

  27. 41
    yaosxx says:

    Oh who cares! We’re talking about TERRORISTS FFS!!


    • 46
      Jack "the lad" Straw says:

      No we are talking about illegal activities, lies and cover-ups. If as you say they are only terrorists then why not change or create a law to allow redition and torture?


      • 47
        yaosxx says:

        That’s just naive rubbish! In matters of War – and when it comes to Islamic terrorists there is a War going on – it is unavoidable that some things end up in a clandestine manner!


        • 72
          Oops! I shouldn't have written that. says:

          Like the fact that it was actually the SAS who shot Jean Charles de Menezes not the police.


    • 56
      Gordon the Great, liar, thief and all round Jock mong says:

      Iceland is a terrorist state. I used terror legislation to attempt to skank them out of their money when I saved the world.

      Yip, yip, wupperty!!!


  28. 43
    Anonymous says:

    sky interviews local brummies who support jihad


  29. 48
    Clerk @ foreign office says:

    I tell you it was hard to keep anything dry with all that water boarding going . I think should be an outdoor sport like wind surfing


  30. 51
    bartslartbastard says:

    Pissed on by the Big Bladder more like…


  31. 57
    Parliamentary Works Committee says:

    Difficult to shred wet paper.

    But you could make a papier mache model of Tony Blair being bummed by Gee Doubleya with oil gushing from his cock, whilst standing on a mound of dead Iraqi’s.

    Might be more fitting than a statue of Ghandi.


  32. 63
    Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss says:

    I was unaware that Britain had overseas territories or that it was possible to fly between them via devices known as ‘aeroplanes’.

    However now that this has been pointed out to me, I can confirm that my brother’s comments that details of the ‘flights’ have been lost owing to mould on the parchment and bleaching of the ducks bladder ink, are entirely correct.


  33. 69

    How convenient. Why does that not happen to any of the boring files?


  34. 71
    Conrad says:

    Reminds me of the murders of de Menezes and Tomlinson. Firstly there were no CCTV cameras and then they weren’t working or the recordings were lost and finally it turned out that footage existed that revealed ‘certain inaccuracies’ in the official account of events. To everyone’s surprise of course.


  35. 75
    Maimed Codger says:

    and Politicians wonder why we hold them in such low esteem, does Blair and cronies, have much to answer for… too much lost, destroyed or missing


  36. 76

    Just a thought.

    Diego Garcia was also within reachable flying distance of missing flight MH370 when it ‘disappeared’.


  37. 79
    Bill Smith says:



  38. 82
    Mike of Epworth says:

    New government department assigned task of creating reasons for the “loss” of important records. Early suggestions include water damage, swan attacks, snails ate the documents, accidental shredding by unpaid interns, Dr Who stole them and they were sold off to make firelighters.


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