Thursday, January 19, 2006

Torture Flights. Crash Landings?

Are we surprised that there are more leaks?
Personally, I will be surprised if there are no more leaks.
As I'm writing I'm listening to the questions that are being raised with Geoff Hoon during the Business Session today in Westminster. The Today programme on BBC also had a lot of coverage on the latest leak.
I've lost count of how many MP's are raising the latest leak with Mr. Hoon.
Needless to say, he still has no details concerning the torture flights.

There will no doubt be more. People who work in the offices of state are beginning to find their voice. They are to be congratulated.

It's a criticism of our democracy that they should have to remain anonymous when all they are doing is exposing what many of us believe to be criminal behaviour. Complicity to torture is illegal.

Blair, Straw and Hoon, and who knows how many others, are definately suspected of aiding that other criminal administration over the ocean.
It's time for them to take responsibility for their actions, tell the citizens of these shores the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth concerning their part in the practise of extraordinary rendition. While they are at it, tell us the truth , the whole truth and nothing but the truth about the intelligence they based the desicion to wage the illegal war on Iraq.

Tomorrow, in the US, the Bush Commission, or to give it it's full title, The International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration commences it's second session. This initiative has come from concerned citizens. See the Craig Murray site and The Herald.

Is it not time that a similar Commission should be formed here in the UK?

If our elected leaders will not spill the beans, even under the increased pressure they are experiencing then maybe our citizens can at least prize the lid off the can a bit further.

For information relating to the latest leak see Liberty, The Guardian, The Scostman,

Human Rights Watch has just published it's annual report. Report in the Herald.

Friday 20th.

Craig Murray was interviewed on Democracy Now, before taking part in the Bush Commission. You can watch, read or listen.
To read the questioning of Geoff Hoon at Westminster yesterday visit Hansard. There is a lot of other business to plough through but it will give you an indication of the persistence of some MP's to get to the bottom of the recent leaked memo.
According to the Herald, Jack Straw will make a statement today where he hopes to assure the house that the government has fully disclosed all that it knows about the torture flights.

Visit the web site for the Centre for Consitutional Rights and look for the document, it's on the left column, entitled, The Tipton Report. It contains the account of two British detainees who experienced the trauma of kidnapping and torture.
They refer to Brtish involvement.

Friends of Craig Murray have a posted the photograph of a missing person. If you know or have seen this man let them know, please.

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