Wednesday, April 18, 2007

David Keogh & Leo O’Connor Are Heroes

In domestic reporting of this case it seems our MSM is going to pussy foot around the case, David Keogh and Leo O'Connor leaked a memo that showed Bush wanting to bomb the Al Jazeera TV stations HQ (in Qatar, not in Iraq, ie. he wanted to attack a civilian target in a whole other country) and discussion of the blitz on Fallujah. In other words they leaked evidence of the planning of war crimes:-

"My concern is that the only conspiracy surrounding this was a conspiracy to level Fallujah," said Mr Kilfoyle. "He [Mr Blair] would say 'conspiracy theory'. That's been the American line and now he's adopting it. But if it is so fantastical, why are they prosecuting these two people this week?

"I am in no doubt that there was a mention of Fallujah. I was made aware of the contents by Mr Clarke. He and I sat down and talked about the contents of it because he was seeking my advice on what to do with it-

Blair is now doing his masters bidding like a good 51st client state bitch and trying to fuck these public spirited men over in closed court. If you want to follow this case you will need to use overseas media and some trusty blogs:-

LONDON: An ex-government official and a political researcher went on trial Wednesday for allegedly leaking a classified memo in which U.S. President George W. Bush reportedly referred to bombing Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera.

David Keogh, 50, a former government encryption specialist, and ex-parliamentary researcher Leo O'Connor, 44, are accused of violating Britain's Official Secrets Act.

Keogh is alleged to have passed the memo to O'Connor, who in turn placed it in a file he handed to his boss Tony Clarke, then a legislator who had voted against Britain's decision to join the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

The document, marked "Secret-Personal" was intended to be restricted to senior officials and written by an adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair's staff.

Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper previously has reported that the memo revealed details of a conversation between Bush and Blair at the White House on April 16, 2004.

According to the newspaper, Blair argued against Bush's suggestion of bombing Al-Jazeera's headquarters in Doha, Qatar. The Daily Mirror said its sources disagreed on whether Bush's suggestion was serious.

Blair has said he had no information about any proposed U.S. action against Al-Jazeera, and the White House called the claims "outlandish and inconceivable."

Prosecutor David Perry said the record of the leaders' meeting was sensitive and was concerned with policy toward Iraq.

He said contents of the memo would not be read in open court. Because of the sensitive nature of the details, the document would be seen by jurors and discussed in a private session, closed to the press and public, Perry said.

Perry told the court that the meeting between Bush and Blair took place while the Coalition Provisional Authority still was acting as administrator in postwar Iraq — "against the background of the insurgency in Iraq at a time when British citizens, both military personnel and civilians were in that country."

Discussions ranged over a number sensitive issues, he said, and included "information about this nation's defense interests and this nation's international relations."

Blair's foreign policy secretary drafted a memo about the meeting that later was circulated to officials in London, Washington, the U.N. and Iraq — including Britain's MI6 spy agency.

Keogh worked at a government communications unit that handled sensitive documents and intelligence, passing them on to British diplomats based overseas via secure methods.

Perry said Keogh received a faxed copy of the memo on April 16 and made his own copy of the document, later passing it to O'Connor. Clarke, no longer a lawmaker, alerted authorities when he discovered the memo among paperwork from O'Connor.

Prosecutors have not yet outlined how O'Connor allegedly passed the memo to Clarke. He has denied handing it over, telling police it may have been given to the lawmaker because of his critical views of the Iraq invasion.

Officials later were able to use scientific tests — examining folds and markings from fax machines — to establish that the leaked memo had been a copy handled by Keogh, Perry said.

Keogh denies two charges of making a damaging disclosure of part of a government document. O'Connor denies a charge of making a damaging disclosure of a document passed to him illegally.-

This prosecution does not serve the people it serves the state, so come on jury members, tell 'em to get fucked, innocent verdicts all round. Then straight to the Media to tell them all about the case and the memo.