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Jack Straw, Tony Blair, and the ‘truth’ about torture

Just some thoughts to aid those who may be swayed by seemingly strong denials from the Foreign Office and Downing Street in the coming days…. Jack Straw’s Oral FAC Evidence (Tuesday 13 December 2005): I have never had piece of … Continue reading

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The subject is torture and your starter for ten is… “Who gives a damn?”

Complicity: A good point well-raised by Talk Politics Edjog writes a letter to Michelle Malkin The Scotsman takes an interest…. twice. BlairWatch has an MP3 of Craig’s BBC Radio 4 interview. Telegraph – Ex-ambassador claims Britain received terror information gained … Continue reading

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And I’m Mary Poppins… (“No, *I’m* Mary Poppins!”)

1. As Wibbler notes in a previous comment, “Craig Murray” is one of the most popular blog-specific searches today. We have right-wing bloggers to thank for at least 30% of this activity. Well done, lads! 2. Chin-wiping cheerleader Michelle Malkin … Continue reading

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And here come the digital brownshirts!

Here’s the first smear, folks. Craig’s just out to sell his book! He hacked his own website! It’s old news anyway! Keep an eye out for more charming accusations and insinuations over the weekend. Speaking of carefully-crafted insinuations and name-calling … Continue reading

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Blair’s torture lies…. Level 1 completed

Craig Murray’s damning data release has now featured on DailyKos and dozens of other sites here and abroad. Every post on the subject (and there’s a wide variety of them by now) urges readers to save a copy for themselves. … Continue reading

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Tony Blair and Jack Straw lie about torture… but how much?

Blair and Straw may be liars, but many people forget that – as experienced lawyers and politicians – they are *exceptional* liars. BlairWatch have provided a repository of quotes from Tony Blair and Jack Straw on the subject of torture … Continue reading

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Deny this, Jack!

Human Rights Watch – Suit Filed in Germany Against Uzbek Minister Zokirjon Almatov: Survivors of torture and the May 13 massacre of unarmed protesters in Andijan, Uzbekistan, filed a case on Monday in Germany calling for the prosecution of Zokirjon … Continue reading

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Operation Firedump

Calling all plane-spotters! This is a mirror. The original post can be found here. v all details below the fold v

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The next five days will determine how seriously I take David Cameron

Full text: Harold Pinter’s Nobel lecture (video available here): What has happened to our moral sensibility? Did we ever have any? What do these words mean? Do they refer to a term very rarely employed these days – conscience? A … Continue reading

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Buy British! (another victory for privatisation)

I think the most appropriate thing to begin with is the message from Lieutenant Colonel Tim Spicer, OBE to those participating in the website hosted at www.aegisiraq.co.uk. The site is not officially run by Aegis Defence Services; rather, as the … Continue reading

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