Friday, 13 April 2012

The Iraq Inquiry - The "legal abyss" of the so-called "war on terrorism"

In yesterday's Guardian Online, Simon Jenkins has an interesting piece putting forward the view that the so-called "war on terrorism", beloved of Fuhrer Blair, has descended into what Jenkins calls a "legal abyss".

See The war on terror is corrupting all it touches for the article online.

The specific story underlying Jenkin's concerns doesn't directly concern the Iraq Inquiry process but does appear to involve one individual who gave interesting evidence to Chilcot.

MI6's Mark Allen takes a central and culpable role in the narrative. It appears that he was party to the "extraordinary rendition" of one Abdel Hakim Belhaj to Libya in 2004. "Extraordinary rendition", in case you're unaware, is the politically correct term used for international kidnapping when it's done with the tacit consent or participation of the UK Government or security services.

Mark Allen, I'm told, is the same person who is anonymised as SIS4 in the Iraq Inquiry narrative. See the Private Evidence page on the Iraq Inquiry website.

Belhaj is now suing Mark Allen and the UK Government for "complicity in torture" and "misfeasance in public office".

I wonder if the UK Government will roll out another corrupt judge to sit on the case. After all Lord Hutton did such a good job in concealing the murder of Dr. David Kelly.

1 comment:

  1. "William Hague, grasped at the straw of Belhaj's law suit in declining to comment

    What a stroke of luck (cough). How did the well travelled Belhaj, ex- LIFG (who were being paid by MI6 using your and my money to assassinate Gaddafi) suddenly become leader of the Tripoli Military Council? Who decreed him so? NATO/Qatar. What is he up to now?

    Written Answers
    Tuesday 6 March 2012
    Abdel Hakim Belhadj

    Asked by Lord Lester of Herne Hill

    To ask Her Majesty's Government whether British intelligence officials were involved in the rendition of Abdel Hakim Belhadj to Tripoli in 2004.[HL15976]

    The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Howell of Guildford): This issue is the subject of an ongoing police investigation. It is also government policy not to comment on matters of intelligence and national security

    Of course.
    The WOT is all based on a lie. The BBC, Guardian reliable sources?? Don't make me laugh. They're in it up to their necks.