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Ten years ago, Katharine Gun, then a 28-year-old British intelligence officer, saw an e-mailed memo from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) that confirmed for her in black and white the already widespread suspicion that the U.S. and U.K. were about to launch war against Iraq on false pretenses.Leer más0 Comentarios
This is a story of two letters and two Britains. The first letter was written by Sebastian Coe, the former athlete who chairs the London Olympics Organising Committee. He is now called Lord Coe. In the New Statesman of 21 June, I reported an urgent appeal to Coe by the Vietnam Women’s Union that he [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
La prensa internacional en general y la de habla hispana en particular, han soslayado una noticia de esta última semana, que considero de relevancia vital como pequeño primer gran paso en la lucha contra el genocidio y la impunidad. Casi ocho años después de la invasión a Irak, un tribunal de Malasia decidió condenar al [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
Source: The New Statesman The purpose of the Chilcot inquiry is to normalise an epic crime by providing enough of a theatre of guilt to satisfy the media by John Pilger December 10, 2009 I tried to contact Mark Higson the other day, only to learn that he had died nine years ago. He was just 40, an [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
Source: The Guardian Until Chilcot hears UN weapons inspectors’ testimony, the fiction of Britain honestly seeking a WMD smoking gun prevails by Scott Ritter November 27, 2009 With its troops no longer engaged in military operations inside Iraq, Great Britain has been liberated politically to conduct a postmortem of that conflict, including the sensitive issue of the primary justification [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
Source: The Telegraph Video here Tony Blair and George Bush might have “signed in blood” their agreement to topple Saddam Hussein a year before the Iraq war, according to Sir Christopher Meyer, Britain’s former ambassador to Washington. by Gordon Rayner November 26, 2009 Sir Christopher Meyer told the Iraq Inquiry that the two men spent an afternoon meeting in [...]Leer más0 Comentarios