"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Saturday, April 30, 2005

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It seems to me that 21 Century politicians are less interested in the people they represent. Selling my vote to the highest bidder is more likely to give me more results than those come from politician.

The highest bidder is guaranteed my vote to the party of their choice.

Voter Fraud Early warning System set up

David Monks, leader of the returning officers, said that all 440 returning officers were sent an e-mail yesterday with a number to call if they were concerned about fraud allegations, printing or postal problems.

He also disclosed that returning officers were asking polling station staff to report any individual who came into a station on May 5 with more than four or five postal votes.

Election officers have been told to call the police if anyone brings more than five postal ballot papers into a polling station.

Could be some nervous people in parts of Blackburn ?

Friday, April 29, 2005

Health inequalities and New Labour: how the promises compare with real progress BMJ today

Mary Shaw, reader in medical sociology, George Davey Smith, professor of clinical epidemiolog, Danny Dorling, professor of human geography

Inequalities in health between rich and poor areas of Britain widened in the 1980s and 1990s, and the current government has repeatedly expressed its intention to reduce these inequalities. In this article, however, the authors report that inequalities in life expectancy have continued to widen, alongside widening inequalities in income and wealth.

British Medical Journal 2005;330:1016-1021 (30 April), doi:10.1136/bmj.330.7498.1016

Reichstag Fire, Pearl Harbour, 9/11 ..Blackburn 5/5/05 ?

"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."
-- Joseph Goebbels, German Minister of Propaganda

Lord Ahmed the big noise in Victim Support

When ex chip shop owner and fish frier, Baron Ahmed of Rotherham was ennobled in 1997 he wanted to take his oath of loyalty on the Koran. In over 1,000 years this had never happened. Precedents would be created, laws would ned to be passed.

The soon to be Noble Lord urged the authorities to delve more deeply into the tradition; and in a bold act of legal interpretation — ijtihad, in Muslim parlance — it was decided that since the House of Lords was Britain's top judicial authority, it could set its own rules in respect of swearing-in ceremonies.

So he took his oath on Islam's holy writ, and a precedent was be set for the next millennium or so.

It’s a pity that he was unable to pass his wisdom on to his good friend Jack Straw and use the same “ijtihad” to allow the publication of the Attorney Generals advice – anyway, someone “illegally”…er “leaked” it and Tony had to publicise his lies and deceit.

Let’s hope Lord Ahmed ( a big noise in Victim Support) is giving some good advice…and help to Jack Straw, as he sees his support in Blackburn crumbling.

P.S. Didn't Kofi Anna say the Iraq invasion was illegal ? Now why does nobody mention it ?

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Ugandan born Yasmin Alibhai-Brown got her first degree from Makerere University in 1972. That same year Yasmin left Uganda for Britain, and eventually a Masters degree from Oxford University.

After starting a family she taught and then started in journalism. Amin’s forced expelsion of Asian Africans forced her to view Britain as her new home: a defining moment, it left an enduring legacy on Yasmin's future work on race, nationality and identity formation.

Yasmin took up a post as a Research Fellow at the influential Institute for Public Policy Research where she published in 1999 'True Colours', a report which called on the British government to be more active in combating racism. It was an influential and timely publication, following the Macpherson Inquiry into the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence, and the failure of British police to bring his killers to justice.

Following the publication of 'True Colors' she served on the Home Office Race Forum and advised various key institutions on race issues.Yasmin left the Institute for Public Policy Research in 2000 to become a Senior Researcher at the Foreign Policy Centre (The European Think Tank with a Global Outlook); a think tank launched under the auspices of the Prime Minister Rt. Hon Tony Blair to find new and dynamic ways to address foreign policy issues.

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown was appointed MBE in 2001 for services to journalism although famously had doubts about it later. She has also recieved the BBC ASIA Award for Achievement in Writing 1999, the Commission for Racial Equality Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Journalism 2000, EMMA Media Personality of the Year 2000, Windrush Outstanding Merit Award 2000, and the George Orwell Prize for Political Journalism 2002, among others.She claims to be a a terribly flawed but practising Shia Muslim” and is often seen as a supercritical of the faithful – she is well informed and her views should be not lightly dismissed. A well known face and voice on the metropolitan media circus and commentatorwith her own column in the Independent

New Labour ---- News headlines !!!!

Go to New labour Official Election News page
Top of the news - indeed the ONLY news story about the election at 5.30pm today when the Press is screaming about the Attorney General's advice to the Cabinet (which they only saw this morning 2 years later) about the illegal invasion of Iraq.

Well, rest assured Mr Cambell and his colleagues know what we want, the only item on the News page dated today......

Ross Kemp: I know Blair cares - he'll get my vote
Thursday 28 April 2005
Actor Ross Kemp writes in the Mirror as to why he's voting Labour on May 5th.

EU Parliament condemns Guantanamo Bay - after 3 years!

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has urged the United States to end what it calls torture and inhumane or degrading treatment of detainees at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The resolution was adopted Tuesday in Strasbourg by delegates from the Council's 46 member states. It said the United States has betrayed its own highest principles in the way it has prosecuted the war on terror. By VOA News 26 April 2005

Last year, the International Committee of the Red Cross said U.S. military has intentionally used psychological and sometimes physical coercion on prisoners. The report said the U.S. treatment of detainees is "tantamount to torture."

On November 6th, 2001 , Jack Straw, reportedly denounced Osama Bin Laden: "He is obviously psychotic and paranoid as well ... a key characteristic of people who are psychotic and paranoid is their sense of complete detachment from the sufferings of others."

Straw demonstrates exactly the same lack of concern about the torture victims of the US militia, at Guantanamo Bay, Bagram, Diego Garcia, Uzbekistan and who knows where else on the Planet.

Scotsman blasts Prime Minister, Howard calls him "liar"

Key quote "The Prime Minister has always said the British people must make the final judgment on this matter. Millions certainly will on 5 May." - CHARLES KENNEDY

Tony Blair has suffered a devastating blow, now the legal advice before illegally invading Iraq he received, has been leaked bore no resemblance to the alleged summary presented to Parliament. (pic signing plane bigger than his ego)

“Criminal Intent, Illegal Wars, Gangsta Plots: Why the Bush/Blair Gang will be tried for war crimes” by Edward Teague read it NOW

Opportunity for Jack Straw to meet Moazzem Begg

Moazzem Begg, the British citizen recently released from Guantanamo Bay, will endorse Craig Murray at a public meeting in Blackburn on Sunday 1st May.

Watch this space for confirmation of the venue!
Cage Prisoners ...More on Guantanamo Bay prisoners and how you can help. >


Tell Jack Straw To Hit The Road! National Demonstration Against Our Torture-Tainted Foreign Secretary - Blackburn - 2.30pm Saturday 30th April

Assemble at Bangor Street Community Centre, Whalley Range, Blackburn BB1 6NZ for a march on Jack's Home Turf.

There will be speeches by Independent antiwar candidate Craig Murray and local community leaders.

Contact the Craig Murray Campaign on 01254 695 919 to find out more! NOW

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Straw's tinted window van egged

Jack Straw, who has taken to scuttling at speed about the streets of Blackburn in a sleek, powerful van, with tinted windows, was the victim of a hail of rotten eggs by taxi drivers in Audley Range.

The vehicle left the area at speed and a shaken and anxious Jack Straw was later seen leaving the vehicle.

In public Straw looks increasingly worn and anxious, as he calls in the big guns of turncoat ex cabinet Minister Cook and wannabe PM, Gordon Brown to shore up his crumbling vote.

On Monday the Right Honorable Jack Straw said on BBC "Today" / Monday (printed in Indy Tuesday) ..." "The attorney general came to his view. He offered the view. It was unequivocal. The prime minister was right."

Read next post to see if his understanding of the word "unequivocal" agrees with yours or the OED ..."leaving no doubt"...

Goldsmith told Blair Iraq was illegal on eve of war

Tony Blair was told by the government's most senior law officer in a confidential minute less than two weeks before the war that British participation in the American-led invasion of Iraq could be declared illegal.
by: Richard Norton-Taylor on: 27th April, 05 Guardian

Full text: summary of attorney general's legal advice on March 7 2003
  1. To sum up, the language of resolution 1441 leaves the position unclear and the statements made on adoption of the resolution suggest that there were differences of view within the Council as to the legal effect of the resolution. Arguments can be made on both sides. (On the one hand this and on the other hand that)A key question is whether there is in truth a need for an assessment of whether Iraq's conduct constitutes a failure to take the final opportunity or has constituted a failure fully to cooperate within the meaning of OP4 such that the basis of the ceasefire is destroyed. If an assessment is needed of that situation, it would be for the Council to make it. A narrow textual reading of the resolution suggests that sort of assessment is not needed, because the Council has predetermined the issue. Public statements, on the other hand, say otherwise.
  2. In these circumstances, I remain of the opinion that the safest legal course would be to secure the adoption of a further resolution to authorise the use of force. [...] The key point is that it should establish that the Council has concluded that Iraq has failed to take the final opportunity offered by resolution 1441, as in the draft which has already been tabled.
  3. Nevertheless, having regard to the information on the negotiating history which I have been given and to the arguments of the US Administration which I heard in Washington (i.e I had my arm twsited up my back) , I accept that a reasonable case can be made that resolution 1441 is capable in principle of reviving the authorisation in 678 without a further resolution.
  4. However, (On the one hand this and on the other hand that) the argument that resolution 1441 alone has revived the authorisation to use force in resolution 678 will only be sustainable if there are strong factual grounds for concluding that Iraq has failed to take the final opportunity. In other words, we would need to be able to demonstrate hard evidence of non-compliance and non-cooperation. Given the structure of the resolution as a whole, the views of UNMOVIC and the IAEA will be highly significant in this respect. In the light of the latest reporting by UNMOVIC, you will need to consider very carefully whether the evidence of non-cooperation and non-compliance by Iraq is sufficiently compelling to justify the conclusion that Iraq has failed to take its final opportunity.
  5. In reaching my conclusion, I have taken account of the fact that on a number of previous occasions, including in relation to Operation Desert Fox in December 1998 and Kosovo in 1999, UK forces have participated in military action on the basis of advice from my predecessors that the legality of the action under international law was no more than reasonably arguable. But a "reasonable case" does not mean that if the matter ever came before a court I would be confident that the court would agree with the view. I judge that, having regard to the arguments on both sides, (On the one hand this and on the other hand that)and considering the resolution as a whole in the light of the statements made on adoption and subsequently, a court might well conclude that OPs 4 and 12 do require a further Council decision in order to revive the authorisation in resolution 678. But equally(On the one hand this and on the other hand that) I consider that the counter view can be reasonably maintained. However, it must be recognised that on previous occasions when military action was taken on the basis of a reasonably arguable case, the degree of public and Parliamentary scrutiny of the legal issue was nothing as great as it is today.
  6. The analysis set out above applies whether a second resolution fails to be adopted because of a lack of votes or because it is vetoed. As I have said before, I do not believe that there is any basis in law for arguing that there is an implied condition of reasonableness which can be read into the power of veto conferred on the permanent members of the Security Council by the UN Charter. So there are no grounds for arguing that an "unreasonable veto" would entitle us to proceed on the basis of a presumed Security Council authorisation. (On the one hand this and on the other hand that) In any event, if the majority of world opinion remains opposed to military action, it is likely to be difficult on the facts to categorise the French veto as "unreasonable". The legal analysis may, however, be affected by the course of events over the next week or so, eg the discussions on the draft second resolution. If we fail to achieve the adoption of a second resolution we would need to consider urgently at that stage the strength of our legal case in the light of circumstances at the time.
So there you have it, ... even after all the equivication and legalese, there really was no legal case for invasion and the implication that the bombing of Serbia into the Stone Age from 20,000 feet and the Iraqi "Desert Fox" BLITZKREIG were also illegal -

......and this is what Jack Straw, Bush's Poodle signed up to - In your name. Do you wonder he looks ill - no wonder Tony Blair is keeping away from Blackburn !!!!!!

USAF, US Navy and Marine , the British RAF, and submarine launched Tomahawk cruise missiles were launched against military targets in Iraq from December 16 to 19, 1998. The official explanation for this sustained and relentless 4 day attack was that it was retaliation for Iraq's refusal to allow the inspection of sites as stated in the United Nations Security Council Resolution 687, agreed upon at the end of the Persian Gulf War. The name of this operation was Desert Fox.

The strikes ordered by President Clinton (For which Parliamentary approval was not asked and not given) on December 16th were divided into two waves. The first wave included up to 200 cruise missiles launched from cruisers and other ships in the Gulf region. A second wave of F/A-18 Hornets and F-14 Super Tomcats attacked the headquarters of Iraqi Security Police, one of the eight presidential palaces of Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi Intelligence Headquarters, and other targets around Iraq.

On December 17, Air-Launched Cruise Missiles from B-52s operating out of Diego Garcia were used each contained a 2,000 lbs warhead, unlike the Tomahawk missiles fired from ships, which had 1,000 lbs warheads. 100 ALCMs were fired (@ $1 Mn a pop) on the second night. British aircraft also came into play this evening, launching air strikes against Iraq from bases in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. MPs from all the major British political parties expressed their support for the air strikes when Tony Blair addressed them, as the Tornadoes were returning from their first strike mission.

On December 19 (1st day of the Moslem Holy month of Ramadan). Nonetheless, air strikes continued on this fourth day, with attacks being carried out on new targets and secondary strikes being launched on targets that were not completely destroyed in earlier waves of sorties. At the end of the day, the US announced they were ceasing operations in the region, after approximately 600 sorties and 400 cruise missile attacks.

Lady Amos Fast risen Blair "babe" at Straw's FO

Lady Amos ...Her meteoric (and to some, mystifying) rise through government ranks began as a whip in 1998, a foreign office minister in 2001, and international development secretary in 2003, the first black woman in the cabinet.

She was appointed Lords leader following the sudden death of Lord Williams of Mostyn in October 2004 .

Remembered of course, scuttling around UN member states in Africa to try and drum up votes for a 2nd Security Counci resolution to make the forthcoming invasiaon of Iraq legal.

Also Leader of Privy Council where she oversaw the House of Lords ruling about the rights of the Chagos Islanders to live on Diego Garcia. Curiously reluctant to answer questions about US "rendition" Gulags on DG.

She was chief executive of the Equal Opportunities Commission from 1989 to 1994, and then director of Amos Fraser Bernard, a consultancy from 1995 to 1998 where she met Tony Blair in 1996 on a job in South Africa. Shortly after in 1997 Tony Blair ennobled her and she took the title Baroness Amos, of Brondesbury in the London Borough of Brent.

The 51 year old is unmarried and says the BBC online biog. “She is coy about her romantic life. "I have someone - he lives in his place, I live in mine."
"I think not getting married is something that happened," she says, adding cheekily: "I've not been asked at the right time." (Whatever can she mean?)

Will she be visiting Blackburn to support her friend Jack ? Well, ask him.

Someone e-mails to say Lady Amos regularly exercises at a gym

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Is Jack Straw really ill ?

Rumours have been rife in Blackburn since Straw apparently cut short a "soap box" session (being filmed by BBC) and hurried away in a van with tinted windows. He has looked increasingly strained recently. Tense, slightly trembling and in public on the hoof evidently a haunted man. Haunted by worries over;
1. The lies over Saddam's WMD. (CIA admits today there never were any)
2. The lies of the Goverment over the illegal invasion of Iraq.
3. The catastrophic admission that he knew in January last year of the Mark Thatcher financed invasion of New Guinea.
Grey, tired, old, ill, depressed?
4. The lies leaked about his Blackburn opponent Craig Murray, who he wanted to sack but couldn't. Now his nemesis in Blackburn.
5. The lies over the Attorney general's advice.
6. The shambles of new legislation on Terror after the Belmarsh Gulag was dramatically shut down.
7. The, persistent lies abut inoccent people and deceit and reliance on torture of the only witnessin a foreign country, against the so called "Ricin plotters" who were all let free after 2 years in jail.

Add to this the legacy of lies about Pinochet, family problems, just sheer age, his relationship with a powerful and tyrannical bully for a boss. It is not difficult to believe that he exhibits signs of depression and mild psychosis, Delusions (irrational thoughts and fears).Psychotically depressed people can become paranoid or come to believe that their thoughts are not their own - see his terribly, feeble, interview with John Humphries onm "Tofay" in today's Independent. When he isn't mumbling, and "erring" and "ahing" he is trying to blame others - classic "thought broadcasting" of a depressive. Meanwhile the Press are rushing to Blackburn to cover the story of Straw's problems in handling the pressure.

Interestingly on On November 6th, 2001 , Jack Straw, reportedly denounced Osama Bin Laden: "He is obviously psychotic and paranoid as well ... a key characteristic of people who are psychotic and paranoid is their sense of complete detachment from the sufferings of others."

Straw demonstrates exactly the same lack of concern about the torture victims of the US militia, at Guantanamo Bay, Bagram, Diego Garcia, Uzbekistan and who knows where else on the Planet. Tit for Tat ?
Straw 1998 Leeds Univ. Pres NUS Information ? e-mail us NOW
Happier, Healthier Days

"Sack Jack" is the message from Reuters

Outspoken ex-envoy takes aim at Straw Web posted at: 4/26/2005 8:49:38
Source ::: REUTERS

BLACKBURN, England: “SACK JACK” is the simple message emblazoned on luminous green posters adorning an old army fire engine in the town square.
Hit the road Jack Straw. Don’t you come back no more,” blares an accompanying tune as shoppers wander by in Blackburn.

The antique "Green Goddess” fire engine has been commandeered as a campaign bus by an outspoken former ambassador who left the diplomatic service in a row over torture in Uzbekistan and is now set to defeat his old boss, Foreign Secretary Straw, in his own constituency in the May 5 election.

Craig Murray, 46, hopes to tap public anger over Iraq and the government’s zeal in joining US President George W Bush’s “war on terrorism”.

This report comes from the Peninsula Times Qatar and is syndicated to, and read in over 2,000 newspapers worldwide.

Interview with Craig Murray from Eurasia Net

By EurasiaNet

Uzbekistan has emerged as an unlikely central election issue, as Britain’s ousted ambassador to Tashkent, Craig Murray, challenges his former boss, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw. Murray is running on an independent ticket, and is making British foreign policy towards Uzbekistan and Iraq a central issues of his campaign. In the last general election, Straw won the Blackburn race by winning only 53 per cent of the votes cast.

Blackburn’s Muslim voters

Ordinary voters “are not really that interested in Uzbekistan”, Murray recently told a EurasiaNet correspondent in an interview. However, a large percentage of Blackburn’s voters are Muslims, and Murray hopes to tap into their dissatisfaction over Straw’s support of the global “war on terror” and detention-without-trail of co-religionists in Britain. Furthermore, the local Labour party has been hit by accusations of corruption, with one official imprisoned in early April for ballot-fraud in local elections. A leaked Labor memo suggests that the party leadership regards the seat as at-risk, and early opinion polls have shown the party’s lead very rapidly narrowing. Whatever happens on 5 May, Murray has ensured that Britain’s uncomfortable alliance with Uzbekistan will receive public scrutiny…. see other stories on this site re Uzbekistan

Eurasia Net interview ...More >

"Jack Straw kay chumchay!"

"Jack Straw kay chumchay!" shout the crowds as he zooms off at speed in his van with tinted windows so you cannot see his scared and harassed face, contorted into a knot of misery. The crowd laugh at the joke " Kay Umchay means Jack Straw is a lackey", explained a man with a megaphone.

"In Urdu, if you are a spoon, you are a lackey - you are someone's poodle".

Just another of Uncle Sam's poodles..doing what they are told by George Bush

Monday, April 25, 2005

Muslim Journalist faces 20 years jail in Uzbekistan

UZBEKISTAN: Journalist held on charges of "anti-constitutional activity"

Tashkent : An Uzbek reporter for the state-run weekly newspaper Hurriyat (Liberty) has been criminally charged with "undermining the constitutional order" and faces up to 20 years in prison,

Sobirdjon Yakubov, 22, a Muslim, was detained in the capital, Tashkent, on April 11 on suspicions of religious extremism. He was charged three days later, Alisher Sharafutdinov, deputy minister of the interior, announced at a press conference in the capital. The formal charge is based on Yakubov's alleged religious activities. The government did not describe those purported actions in detail, but local reports cited Yakubov's alleged participation in an illegal organization.

But then Jack Straw approves of using information from tortured people, even if his employees don’t - it might be worth asking him how long it will be before we start treating people in the UK as they do in our "ally" in the "War on Terrorism".

More from Ferghana.ru….

Alisher Sharafutdinov, Deputy Interior Ministry of Uzbekistan.

This is what “democracy means in Uzbekistan where people (especially Muslims) are routinely tortured and where the US has a huge military base to export “Democracy” to Afghanistan, Iraq etc., etc., ….oh and Microsoft opened their first office last week.

RT. Hon. Jack Straw orders 'torture evidence' review

Jimmy Burns, James Blitz and Jean Eaglesham of the Financial Times reported this on October 16 2004.

"A review of the legality of using counter-terrorism evidence from other countries that might have been obtained by torture has been ordered by Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary."

Jack Straw said “Just in terms of moral calculus, [what] if we had been told through liaison partners that 11 September was going to happen with all the details. Now torture is completely unacceptable and [we would] query whether that was the reason why we got the information ... but you cannot ignore it if the price of ignoring it is 3,000 people dead.” Independent, 11 March 2005.

Has this review undertaken by FO legal eagle Sir Michael Wood been published ...? No. Would you like to see a copy ?

If you would, send us an e-mail and we'll tell you how to get a copy.

U.S. Kidnapped and Sent Up to 150 to Possible Torture Sites

Human Rights Watch also criticizes the military's investigations of the way it treats foreign detainees.

By Richard A. Serrano L A Times Staff Writer April 24, 2005

WASHINGTON — Human Rights Watch (HRW) have been investigating allegations of prisoner abuse and will report today that since the Sept. 11 attacks, U.S. agents have secretly transported up to 150 detainees to countries that practice torture.

Such transporting, known as “rendition,” (AKA Kidnapping) is more widespread than the US Gubment has reported, according to HRW. I year after the earliest revelations of the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal by Seymour Hersh, the group said the renditions, along with abuses of foreign detainees by U.S. forces, were violations of international law.

The group also said an Army investigation clearing top U.S. military commanders of wrongdoing in the scandal at Abu Ghraib in Baghdad established the need for an outside inquiry.
More LA Times…….

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Labour / Tory Parties amended postal voting guidelines to help fraudsters


TOUGH safeguards aimed at stopping political activists "stealing" postal votes were scrapped after pressure from the Labour Party and Tories, Scotland on Sunday reveals in a shocking report of the ease with which the system can be misused….quite legally!

A code of conduct drawn up by the Electoral Commission banned party workers from handling ballot papers or acting as witnesses, but this was abandoned following objections from Labour and the Tories. The revelation comes as the first of an estimated 6.5 million postal ballots begin landing on doorsteps this weekend.

More....Scotsman 24th April 11.00pm

Jack Straw on the Box doesn't excite the FT

Straw finds soap box a slippery perch
By Christopher Adams : Financial Times : April 23 2005 03:00

Jack Straw is unusual among politicians for genuinely enjoying election tussles. Campaigning in Yorkshire this week, he exuded confidence too. He has made no attempt to hide his desire to stay foreign secretary - and the rapprochement between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown has made it more likely that he will remain in that post should Labour win a third term.

There are uncertainties, however, not least the need to win in his own Blackburn constituency.

Pic - JS and his very good friend Mr "Peacemaker" Sharon (c) B State BC
More at FT.....

12 months after Abu Ghraib pix and the main criminals still at large

Human Rights Watch - says "Investigate Rumsfeld, Tenet for Torture"

23 Apr 2005 21:30:12 GMT

Source: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch said that there was now overwhelming evidence that U.S. mistreatment and torture of Muslim prisoners took place not merely at Abu Ghraib but at facilities throughout Afghanistan and Iraq as well as at Guantánamo and at "secret locations" around the world, in violation of the Geneva Conventions and the laws against torture.

The United States should name a special prosecutor to investigate the culpability of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and ex-CIA Director George Tenet in cases of detainee torture and abuse, Human Rights Watch said in releasing a new report today. The report, Getting Away with Torture? Command Responsibility for the U.S. Abuse of Detainees, is issued on the eve of the first anniversary of the publication of the Abu Ghraib photos (April 28).

Reuters Story…

Islam On line Story..

Politinfo Story…

Political Affairs.net

Brig Gen Karpinski [left] with Donald Rumsfeld, after Guantanamo chief jailer Maj Gen Miller's visit to Iraq. She claims that the treatment of prisoners was taken our of her hands by Gen. Miller.

"Rummy" still walks around free, "not knowing, what he didn't know when he didn't know it...etc...
Just another War Criminal on the loose.

Gen Karpinski with Rummy and unidentified old white guy and frightened looking soldier in Abu Ghraib - probably the only time you will see "Rummy" in prison - but it's his own.

Read the Story in Vanity Fair that broke the news about Abu Ghraib by Hersh


Why torture works for the Neocons.....

George Galloway sees Vote Fraud , demands Probe - Scotsman

Galloway Demands Electoral Fraud Probe

By Karen Attwood, PA

Anti-war campaigner George Galloway today demanded an immediate and speedy investigation into alleged electoral fraud in the Bethnal Green and Bow seat he is contesting.

The R-E-S-P-E-C-T candidate said a newspaper investigation had uncovered evidence of “systematic fraud and conspiracy to steal an election”.

He added: “This is a conspiracy against democracy, This is beginning to look like an election in a banana republic.”.........

Read more about the fearless fighter, famous litigator, Ex Dundee Councillor, Ex Labour MP

More in Scotsman 4.14 pm 24th April

Discussion MPAC Forum NOW

MPACUK offers £5,000 Reward for Vote Fraudster info...

PRESS RELEASE – 21st April 2005 – Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK (MPACUK)

MPACUK offers £5,000 reward for first conviction of postal vote fraud in Blackburn.

A reward of £5,000 is offered for information that leads to the first successful prosecution and conviction for postal vote fraud in Blackburn.

Read full Story.......MPAC Site

Blair caught out lying about Iraq War ...again !

Proof Blair was told war could be ruled illegal

by SIMON WALTERS, Mail on Sunday 09:12am 24th April 2005

The Iraq war has erupted as a major Election issue after legal advice warning Tony Blair that the conflict breached international law was sensationally leaked.

The Government's refusal to disclose the advice has been one of the most controversial issues since the war ended, but The Mail on Sunday can now reveal for the first time exactly what counsel Mr Blair received.

Read the complete article with 6 caveats that Goldsmith presented which were “sexed” out of the final “advice” to Cabinet.

Daily Mail 10.00 Sunday More……

Also See Guradian article in March......

BNP calls to abolish multi-culturalism

BNP launches election manifesto (BBC TV News)

The British National Party has launched its general election manifesto with a call to abolish multi-culturalism.
Leader Nick Griffin also called for EU withdrawal, the restoration of capital punishment and an end to immigration.
Watch BBC Video

Scotsman Newspaper exposes "graftculture" in Blackburn


24th April 2005

"This is a classic Labour rotten borough, like Dundee in the Seventies and Eighties," Mr Murray says. "Only here, there are two forces at play: Labour graft culture has meshed onto Asian graft culture." That, he says, gives what began as an anti-war campaign a double edge. "We’ve been able to merge the two issues of Iraq and corruption."

Corruption. The word is everywhere in Blackburn politics: like many small towns where one party dominates, it’s a handy jibe for opponents to make. But here, there may be a little more substance to the slur. More....

(C) Very Seriously Disorganised Criminals 2002/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 - copy anything you wish