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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Cameron and rendition

I very much welcome David Cameron's statement that an independent inquiry should investigate evidence, revealed by The Independent, that British intelligence agencies were complicit in the rendition of terrorist suspects to Libya, where they were tortured by the Gaddafi regime.

The Indpendent says that the Prime Minister has responded to the discovery of papers implicating MI6 in the arrest and extradition of Libyan dissidents:

We've asked the retired judge Sir Peter Gibson to examine issues around the detention and treatment of suspects overseas."

Mr Cameron told the Commons that the accusations were "significant" and promised that fears the UK and Libyan security services became "too close" would be fully examined.

But he repeatedly praised the work of MI5 and MI6 and urged MPs to remember the context in which the intelligence services were operating as they tried to bring the Libyan regime in from the cold and recruit it in the fight against international terrorism.

"It is important that nobody rushes to judgement. In 2003, two years after 9/11, you had the situation where there was a Libyan terrorist group that was allied to al-Qa'ida. At that time our security services were working to keep us safe," Mr Cameron said.

It is important that the full details of Britain's involvement in this issue comes out into the open. Our misadventures under Blair scuppered any claim Britain might have to moral leadership within the international community. If we are going to put that right then all the murky corners of the country's past need to be cleared out for public scrutiny.
"Our misadventures under Blair scuppered any claim Britain might have to moral leadership within the international community."

Why single out Blair?

When has Britain/UK ever shown moral leadership?

It has an abysmal history, one of the worst on the planet, of warmongering, colonialism and imperialism.

Watch this space.. Cameron and Clegg are not the people to change the UK's woeful course. It has always acted in its own selfish interest... that is, the selfish interests of its ruling elite. That isn't going to change anytime soon.

Public Inquiries are set up to hide the truth not to uncover it.
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