Tuesday, December 08, 2009

The Crime of the Century- and some gossip from a taxi driver

The Mail reports:

Gossip from an Iraqi taxi driver was a key source for Tony Blair's 'dodgy dossier'.
A report by a respected MP claims that the unlikely secret agent was one of MI6's top sources when it was building a case to justify the invasion.
He provided the information that Saddam Hussein could fire chemical weapons at British targets within 45 minutes.
Mr Holloway's report says that analysts at the Secret Intelligence Service quickly decided the cab driver's information about missiles was 'verifiably' false and warned that the agent was not reliable.
But a carefully-worded footnote in an MI6 report was apparently brushed aside by Downing Street officials when the dodgy dossier was put together in September 2002.

Gossip from a Iraqi taxi driver being used to sell the case for an illegal war. And the consequences of that war: over 1m people dead.

Meanwhile in Baghdad, the carnage unleashed by the illegal invasion continues.

The Iraq war was the defining event of the first decade of the 21st century.

Let’s make sure that in the second decade of the century those responsible for it are finally brought to justice.


David Lindsay said...

It is now a matter of record that the Ba'ath Party was poised to topple Saddam Hussein. Only that party could ever have delivered a democratic Iraq, and it was on the verge of beginning to do so before we clod-hopped in. Now it is reduced to setting off bombs in essentially impotent protest against the crooks, buffoons and Shi'ite fundamentalists whom we have installed instead.

It was always either that menagerie or the post-Saddam Ba'athists, just as there were pre-Saddam Ba'athists: committed to keeping the country united, inclusive of Christian and other minorities, a major bulwark against militant Islam. Not for the first time, we picked the wrong side entirely. And not for the first time, the right side is hitting back in, if indefensible, nevertheless perfectly understandable outrage.

Anonymous said...

regarding car bombs..people may like to review this recent event in Tel Aviv.

'A Mossad training operation has ended in a fiasco after a trainee spy for the secret service agency was arrested while trying to bomb a car.

The trainee was booked on Monday after a female passerby noticed him plant a fake bomb under a vehicle on a street in Tel Aviv and reported the suspicious behavior to the police.

Israeli authorities have refused to comment on the incident.

But Israeli media outlets have expressed their surprise at the incident, saying they hoped the agency's operatives were "more effective abroad".
Abroad? like in Lebanon andIraq?

fake bomb?

Tel Aviv car bomb kills one | Breaking News | SUSPECTED car bomb exploded in a town south of the coastal city of Tel Aviv today, killing at least one person and wounding up to six others, ...

so is Israel sending agents to plant REAL car bombs in Iraq?