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calendar   Saturday - November 28, 2009

Some outrageous junk to start the weekend. Good Morning World.

And the Tories are the cons here. Cons. Hmm.  That fits too.

What a way to fight a war.  Why not declare it a police action instead and ..... oh the hell with it.  Bothers me a lot truth to tell. Not the idea that a few Brit soldiers may, I stress “may” have done something wrong. That’s been in the news a lot of late. Now the other story is the abuse by the Brit secret service folks. 
Even the conservatives are practicing the old hand wringing ploy. Gotta match the left in a show of compassion ya know.
Meanwhile, the other side is most likely going, hehe,hehe. snicker,snicker.

And what btw is a pack of lefty American uman rights shits doing sticking their fat nose into things that are the business of Brits?


Tories say they will order an inquiry into UK torture collusion

By James Chapman and Daniel Martin
The Daily Mail

The Tories are poised to order an inquiry into allegations of British complicity in torture if they win power.

Shadow foreign secretary William Hague yesterday piled pressure on the Attorney General to refer claims of collusion in the abuse of terror suspects to the police.

Scotland Yard is already investigating claims that MI5 was complicit in the abuse of Binyam Mohamed - a British resident who says he was tortured while being held in Pakistan, Morocco and Afghanistan. It is also investigating MI6 over the case of a non-Briton.

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Mr Hague suggested that a Tory government would agree to demands for a wider inquiry - likely to be an independent probe headed by a judge - if the claims have not been thoroughly investigated by then.

‘The Government should refer all credible allegations of UK complicity in torture to the Attorney General for police investigation if appropriate,’ he told the Daily Mail.

‘The form of any investigation we would institute in office would depend on what has happened between now and then, the outcome of these investigations and whether they have been widened.’

The latest controversy has been prompted by a major study by one of the world’s leading human rights organisations.

It highlighted the cases of five UK citizens of Pakistani origin who alleged they were tortured in Pakistan between 2004 and 2007 with ‘clear’ UK complicity.

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The New York-based Human Rights Watch organisation said Britain’s role was in breach of international law and risked undermining its moral legitimacy.

Researchers claim to have spoken to Pakistani intelligence agents involved in torture who say their British counterparts were fully aware of the techniques they were using.

British officials, they said, were ‘breathing down their necks’ for information obtained from the torture of one medical student.

They were also alleged to have been ‘grateful’ that ‘all means possible’ were being employed to extract evidence from a Luton man who claims to have been whipped and threatened with an electric drill.

Four of the individuals met British officials while detained in Pakistan, the report said, at times when ‘clear and visible signs of torture’ including the removal of fingernails, were evident.

Ministers have fiercely denied allegations that UK intelligence agencies were involved in the questioning of terrorist suspects abroad, including supplying questions for interrogators to ask.

David Davis, the former shadow home secretary who first raised the issue in the Commons, said: ‘British Intelligence officers would have had to have been wilfully-blind and deaf not to know what was going on, and their normal procedures would have required them to make it clear to senior officers, who in turn would have notified ministers.’

A Foreign Office spokesman said the Government rejected ‘in the strongest possible terms’ the suggestion that a policy of complicity in torture has been in place.

He added: ‘The report’s allegations are not new and we have responded to them in Parliament. Some of these cases have already been considered and rejected by the UK courts.

‘We have taken a leading role in international efforts to eradicate torture. There is no truth in suggestions that the Security and Intelligence Services operate without control or oversight.

‘There is no truth in the more serious suggestion that it is our policy to collude in, solicit, or even directly participate in abuses of prisoners. Nor is it true that alleged wrong-doing is covered up.’

* An inquiry into alleged war crimes by the British Army may not begin for a year and could cost as much as £13million.Retired High Court judge Sir Thayne Forbes will investigate accusations that troops executed up to 20 Iraqi prisoners and abused nine others after a gun battle in 2004 which became known as the ‘Battle of Danny Boy’.The MoD insist the victims were Iraqi militiamen who were killed in battle.

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