The Boy David Miliband tells a small Truth to conceal even greater fucking big lies. We have been here before
Magna Carta says .. "No man shall be ... exiled … but by lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of the land" not forgetting The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948 states in Article 13(2) that "Everyone has the right to leave any country including his own and to return to his country". The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966 states in Article 12(4) that "No-one shall be arbitrarily deprived of the right to enter his own country", a Covenant ratified by the UK in 1976.
Diego Garcia is the largest of the Chagos Islands and had been effectively exchanged (what we lawyers call "sold") to the US for an Air Base by Labour Peer Lord Chalfont and (now Lord) then PM Jim Callaghan who was a bit behind on the HP for the "Chevalining" or secret upgrading of the Polaris Missiles - which he forgot to tell his Party members about at the time.
The islanders were shipped off to Mauritius, money that went to the Mauritius Government as a sort of blood money never reached them and so they were consigned to poverty. Overall there are 2000 of them and 200 live in the UK after a change in the law by Jack Straw over their status.
For more fucking lies and the tale of deceit about Diego Garcia, the Chagossians, prisons and rendition ...
Wednesday, July 11, 2007 UK Government are fucking lying again about CIA rendition, the Chagossians and Diego Garcia
Wednesday, May 23, 2007 Chagos Islanders give the fucking lying bitch at the The Foreign Office a Bloody Nose
Thursday, May 11, 2006 Chagos Islanders have outstanding win against the UK Government.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Lady Amos Fast risen Blair "babe" at Straw's FO ....
"Lady Amos is 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.
Miliband admits the lyng in House of Commons this afternoon
Foreign Secretary the Boy David Miliband now admits the Government have successively lied and proffers Condileezza Rice's "deep regret" for having lied about rendition flights to Diego Garcia. Repeatedly and ad nauseam Government Ministers have said there is "no evidence" and few have believed them.
Even now they lie in their teeth claiming 2 planes stopped over each plane carried a single terror suspect and neither of the men had been tortured, the CIA said. The UK now accepts on the basis of what the damn Yanquis now say and for the first time that US planes on "extraordinary rendition" flights stopped on British soil twice.
Jack Straw, speaking in Brussels, and the Prime Minister are quoted as saying they are "disappointed".
Barry McCaffrey, a retired four-star US general who is a professor of international security studies at the West Point military academy spilt the beans however - in May 2004 he said: "We're probably holding around 3,000 people, you know, Bagram air field, Diego Garcia, Guantánamo, 16 camps throughout Iraq." In December last year he repeated the claim: "They're behind bars...we've got them on Diego Garcia, in Bagram air field, in Guantánamo." has twice spoken publicly about the use of Diego Garcia as a detention centre for suspects.
In May 2004, he said: "We're probably holding around 3,000 people, you know, Bagram airfield, Diego Garcia, Guantánamo, 16 camps throughout Iraq." In December last year he repeated the claim.
The registration number of a Gulfstream executive jet has been linked to several CIA prisoner operations that flew from Washington to Diego Garcia, via Athens, on September 11 2002, soon after the capture of Ramzi Binalshibh, a suspected planner of the September 11 attacks.
Why have they now admitted lying ?
It has absolutely nothing to do with this surely ? Freedom Of Information: Government blocks access to secret military papers on Diego Garcia Robert Verkaik, Law Editor Independent Feb 1st 2008
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition (chairman, Andrew Tyrie Conservative MP) used powers under the Freedom of Information Act to request minutes of US/UK political military talks held in a Washington in September last year.
The Government has refused the request to release the papers claiming it "would prejudice the defence" of territory by "exposing plans to counter possible terrorist attacks". They also say it could damage diplomatic relations between Britain and America.
"There have been repeated allegations that the US has used the British territory of Diego Garcia in its rendition programme. Yet the Government has done next to nothing to investigate them, and continues to rely on US assurances which have been called into question by the Intelligence and Security Committee." says Tyrie.
He points out that UK human rights charity Reprieve has uncovered credible evidence , published in a repor last year which says that Diego Garcia has been the subject of repeated, credible and concurrent claims that the island has played a major role in the US system of renditions and secret detention.
Reprieve submits that the UK's failure to conduct a prompt, independent and effective inquiry into these claims is a further clear breach of its duties under international and domestic law. A claim backed up by Clive Stafford Smith, Director of Reprieve who represents many Guantanamo prisoners.
He has previously said when Barry Mccaffrey made his statements about DG ..."Clive Stafford Smith, Repreive's legal director, said he was "absolutely and categorically certain" that prisoners have been held on the island. "If the foreign affairs committee approaches this thoroughly, they will get to the bottom of it," he said.
The Government have form for this behaviour of course
Thursday, March 09, 2006 Adam Ingram admits CIA flights via RAF Northolt ......
In an identical case Adam Ingram was forced to make a mealy mouthed confession in a letter to Menzies Campbell that disclosed details of CIA flights through Northolt.
This information was only provided when he was threatened with being reported to the parliamentary ombudsman if he continued to refuse to answer detailed questions about flights suspected of being used for "extraordinary rendition".
The shifty Scot has reluctantly disclosed that two aircraft known to have been chartered by the CIA landed 14 times at RAF Northholt, west London, and RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire between October 2003 and May 2004.
Mr Ingram did not say the aircraft were used by the CIA, he insists his disclosure was not "at odds with the foreign secretary's statements on the subject".
Jack Straw has said that the government is "unaware" of any CIA flights landing in Britain or using UK airspace since 1998 and transporting terrorist suspects. ( an unawareness, or convenient amnesia, that extends to other colleagues on matters of public interest such as the saintly Tessa). Read on ....
So they make a worthless partial fudgy statement that maybe ,yes ,well some planes did land ... so, no need for one of those terrible enquiries where people ask questions and want answers...
Judging by what Mr Hague said on behalf of the Conservative Party on the BBC 4 PM news you can't expect them to be jumpng up and down demanding an enquiry either.