Extraordinary rendition, is a rebranding of kidnapping - abduction of ‘suspects’ often abducted on slapdash information obtained with bribery by USA agents or third parties. It is committed with complicity from rogue countries, forces, companies and other offenders. It aims to avoid or reduce legal and public scrutiny, that would necessitate a higher standard of conduct by those involved.
The new usage of the words 'extraordinary rendition' are chosen with cruel irony, because it can also refer - did previously, to a sublime performance of music, an extraordinary rendition of a composition or dramatic work, or a visual representation by an artist.
Illustration by: Richard Keith Wolff