Once More Into The Black Hole Of Orwellian Nothingness.
Those of you who have followed the increasing paranoia at the heart of government, against those who tell the truth, will not be surprised.
A simple Graun story with a simple standfirst 'The advice of worldly, well-educated Foreign Office diplomats is simply being ignored'
The article said :
'Yet listen to the stretching procession of Sir Jeremys, Sir Christophers and Sir Michaels. Their advice wasn't taken; they weren't consulted; they were spear-carriers on some macabre White House stage; they just weren't there.'
So, I commented on what had been said in the article.
MerkinOnParis; 14 Feb 2010, 7:08PM
'Never mind the former ambassadors!
Craig Murray was in place as Her Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Uzbekistan when he notified the government about the torture, in that country, which was taking place on our behalf.
Did the government listen to him.
No, he was marginalised.
Mr Straw, through Michael Wood, actually told him that 'torture by proxy for intelligence purposes' was ok'
Nothing too strange there because, as Mr Murray points out in his excellent book Murder in Samarkand',
'So there we had it. Torture by proxy for intelligence purposes was legal.
If the so called evidence that resulted could not be used in a court that was of little worry - the government had instituted indefinite detention without charge in the Uk, on the authority of the Home Secretary, citing 'Intelligence Material'.
Now tell me, how has The Graun averted the fall of Western Civilisation by moderating a snippet of truth from The Merkin?