Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Did Bush Want To Bomb Al Jazeera??
Was George Bush planning to commit an illegal act, against non-combatants?
Al Jazeera Satellite Network, has hired a London based legal team, to discover if George Bush advocated bombing the Qatar based headquarters of Al Jazeera. The legal action will ask the British government to release a memo using a version of the freedom of information act, a five page document, labeled top secret, where the conversation between Bush and Tony Blair is documented, where Bush tried to get the bombing on the table. Qatar is also home to the US Central Command, and several US citizens live there.
Al Jazeera has also asked the US government, to release whatever is available in US.
From what is known about the memo, George Bush seriously wanted to take military action against Al Jazeera, only that Tony Blair and Colin Powell, talked him out of it.
On another front, in a court in London, two men will appear to face charges under Britain's Official Secrets Act. The first man, David Keogh, a former employee of the Cabinet Office, is accused of unlawfully handing a confidential memorandum to the second man, Leo O'Connor, a researcher for a former Labor member of Parliament, Tony Clarke. They are accused of making damaging revelations related to international relationships.
See: Christopher Hitchens Slate Article and Sky News On Al Jazeera Legal Action RENEGADE EYE
Posted by Frank Partisan at 12:01 AM