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Embarrassment or Dirty Dealing Discovery – the Real Reason for Secret Trials

Cameron, Blair, Brown and Straw – The Real Reason for Secret Trials

Embarrassing Smiles Cover Up Secrets and Lies

Tony Blair and Jack Straw

Tony Blair and Jack Straw

Jack Straw may have been “embarrassed” when he abolished his plans to abolish secret inquests which would have covered up his and Blair’s secret dealings over the euphemistically named extraordinary renditions (a.k.a. kidnappings and torture) that he initially claimed not to have done.

He may have been embarrassed about his son getting done in a tabloid sting for dope selling although his continued usage of the substance seems to have passed him by.

He may also have been embarrassed about being caught out for hiding the truth about using fake reasons to start the illegal war in Iraq.

Discovery and Personal Guilt

Embarrassment is not it though.  The real reason is our discovery of Straw & Blair’s hypocritical dealings over wars and torture, kidnap and illegal detention without trial, things that Straw’s government, and now our own coalition one, seek to hide.  That’s a deep guilt.

Was it guilt over the knowledge that as he was the head of an unaccountable web of spies, they were doing everything that any free democratic nation would naturally think abhorrent?

Or was it guilt over authorising these abhorrences to civilised behaviour?  Perhaps he knew that in 2005 the US was training already designated terrorists, in terrorism, on their own soil?

Extraordinary rendition, U.S. style

Extraordinary rendition, U.S. (and U.K!!) style

That’s the special relationship for ya!   Straw brought in the US-UK one-sided extradition agreement in 2003.  The following yearhe and Blair were found out to have started the war in Iraq on false pretences.  There then followed the endless investigations that dragged on for so long that folks forgot what they were about.

A collusion between the military, the law and politics from the establishment, designed to legally obfuscate by the dreary analysis of the minutiae of the webs of illegality they’d hatched?

We now find out, in the same year, 2004, that Straw and Blair were (supposedly) in government, Fatima Bouchar and her husband, Abdel Hakim Belhaj were captured, bound in gaffa tape (her eyelid bound open for 17 hours during this process), kidnapped and transported to a foreign power (Libya) where they were tortured and imprisoned for seven years.

Straw said he knew nothing, so what exactly was he paid for?  Was he a stooge, a calm reassuring personae, quietly acquiescing to misdeeds on the grandest of scales in exchange for lifelong protection and a nice pension?

Abdel is now in the ruling government of Libya, having fought and beaten Gaddhafi, with The West’s help, let’s not forget….

See: Special report: Rendition ordeal that raises new questions about secret trials.  This is the story of their imprisonment, and the trail of evidence that reveals the involvement of the British government.  It’s all there.  Detailed.  How Straw and Blair either instigated or permitted this to happen.

Cover Up Illegal Government Work by Invoking Secret Trials, “in the national interest”!

Killer Drone Aircraft

Killer Drone Aircraft

It’s all true.  Our own (and the US) secret services kidnapped and transported innocents from our own and foreign soils to foreign powers.  This was all done without the intervention of a judge, without court orders and in many cases (those in Guantanamo Bay for instance), without any immediate or subsequent trial.  They’re still doing it!

Bush, Cheney, Obama, Blair - their handiwork

Bush, Cheney, Obama, Blair – their handiwork – it is estimated that >3ooo civilians have been killed by drones

The only difference between the recent actions of Jack Straw, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Blunket, Teresa May, Ken Clarke & David Cameron, and the historical actions of Joseph Stalin, Chairman Mao and Adolf Hitler are that in the former, there’s been no trial and the people are still alive, and in the latter there were usually show or peremptory trials usually followed by immediate execution.

Stalins Handiwork

Stalins Handiwork

Though life is precious, today’s innocents (innocent unless proven guilty, remember) may have at times wished they were dead.

One man’s been locked up since just after Jack Straw brought in the extradition deal with the US…! He’s now destined for transport to the USA and has been in solitary confinement here, without trial, for 8 years!  Murderers get less than that!  His crime was to host an anti-American website using a US-based host.

Killer Drone Pilots

Killer Drone Pilots

This is a bit like me.

  • I hate much of what the USA & UK does in the name of freedom, because plainly, it’s not.
  • I hate the undemocratic, illegal processes that the US and UK have done in the past (and now it appears are continuing to do) with a passion.
  • This website is hosted in the USA (Dallas, Texas, to be exact).

Can I expect a knock on the door and to be gaffa-taped off to solitary soon?  Probably not, because I don’t promote war, in fact, it’s an abhorrence.

Meanwhile, thousands of civilians die in US drone attacks while a lawyer for the victims is mysteriously prevented from gaining a visa because of “technical difficulties”!

Terrorist Distractions

Haditha Killings - US marines get away with murder

Haditha Killings – US marines get away with murder

Let’s not get distracted by today’s news that the European Court of Human Rights has allowed the extradition of a few “terror suspects” to be extradited to the USA though.

Killer Drone Pilot Control - the hand of death.

The targets have no chance to surrender, and the Afghan government has raised concerns. The drone strikes are dubbed ”Kill TV” or ”Taliban TV” because soldiers watch live video feeds of bombs and missiles detonating, with one source admitting it is uncomfortable viewing: ”You can see everything.”

Because the real devilish forces, whereby a supposedly civilised country like the United Kingdom can kidnap and torture with impunity, still exist.  Pregnant Fatima Bouchar was not a terrorist and nor was her husband.  Their terrifying ordeal at the hands of our secret service stands testament to that.

The Real Targets - our own freedoms

The Real Targets – our own freedoms

Even worse, our own dear whiter-than-white freedom-loving governments have now been found to have colluded in the kidnap, lied about having knowledge of the kidnap, and now seek to cover up any further public knowledge of this and other kidnaps (and worse, perhaps?) under the guise of “national security”.

These are the real devils in our midst.  They are the real terrorists.  Under false pretexts they continue to bomb civilians with drones and kidnap and torture those they can’t kill.  Though from different political persuasions, successive governments draft laws cover up the previous one’s actions.

What an evil nasty bunch they are.     Cameron and his crowing cohorts are just the latest in a long line.

 

Meanwhile,

  • MPs and judges can retire to fully indexed-linked pensions,   unlike the rest of the public sector workers who have been recently brutalised and scape-goated in the press for the thieving behaviour of gambling banker-politicians.
  • MPs and judges are protected from harm by the very secret services they’ve steered and governed while the rest of us are made
  •  to feel fear at home, where none exists
  • to feel loathed abroad, when we have done nothing

All due to the evil machinations of these few folk.

The Real Reason for Secret Trials and Internet Censorship

At least we can all now see the real reason for last week’s push for secret trials by Cameron and the ConDems – to cover up our government’s hypocritical, illegal, criminal, actions.

In future, all reporting of these actions will naturally be curtailed when the internet is thoroughly locked down and all we’ll be able to see will be tits, bums and football interspersed with Simon Cowell same-songs and holiday-home recipes of the day.  Everything will be like the front page of the Daily Mail website.  Some freedom, eh?

Question:  Why Pictures of Drones and Dead Innocents, Yet not many Kidnaps?

A. Simple.    It’s the same mentality of person that sends in the drones to kill innocents as kidnaps innocents.  In fact, it’s the same people.  They stand there smiling on our TVs, in suits, with the appropriate amount of gravitas dependant on the situation.

The real devils in our midst.  The real terrorists.

 

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What Price Freedom and Justice?

Introduction

  • When there’s a war on in one’s country, say WW2 in the Europe, the people unite against the common enemy and accept that some will die so that the war is won and the next generation can continue.
    • If you lived in the UK, the consensus was that you’d be fighting for “freedom” and that the rights of individuals and groups, acquired over centuries, would continue.
    • If you lived in Nazi Germany, the consensus was that you’d be fighting for “the fatherland” and the safety and security that came from one very strong power that had absolute authority.
  • Both viewpoints included the possibility that some might die so that others might live.

Or have I got something wrong here?

Murder Conviction & Repeal

Iain Davis, convicted murderer, repealed, ?

Iain Davis, convicted murderer, repealed, ?

So what now following the disturbing news that a convicted murderer will be set free because his conviction was unsafe due to the fact that the prosecution used anonymous witnesses?  Jack Straw now wants a permanent change to the law so that anyone can be convicted for a crime on the say-so of anonymous witness evidence.

Result

So when this naff law is passed we will then be living in a country:

  • where you can be locked up for 42 days without a defence
  • – then be prosecuted without seeing your accusers or cross-examining them and calling them a bunch of liars, if appropriate.
  • where full details of your trial may never be published if it’s “against the public interest”.
  • where you can be locked up for life on the strength of the above (fortunately, (but for how long?), not executed).

Remember, this can happen to anyone.  The catalogue of British miscarriages of justice must weigh a ton now.

So How is This Related to WW2?

There’s always been a “black” culture and cultural identity.  So what?  There’s been a Geordie, Welsh and Scots one as well.  It’s the way it is and the way that people identify themselves to their peers.  We all exist and live within the law of the land though.  It started just before Magna Carta.  But if law breaks down or is invalid, like in wartime, people group together for the common good and accept that some will die.

History

1980 to 2000:   Development of black “gansta-rappa” culture.  Gold, guns, big cars and big arses admired.  People get shot, mostly black.  People with big stuff and attitude are brave (not)

2001 to the present day: People whinge about too many blacks getting shot e.g. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1420330.stm

2002: single bullet kills party-goers.  Two dead.  Gunman runs off – very brave (not)

2004: Iain Davis convicted.  He’d run all the way to America, bravely (not)

2004: Iain Davis sentenced to life imprisonment.  Apparently he bravely (not) asked for a gun, which was passed to him, and then shot a man through the neck.  The bullet passed through and killed someone else as well.

2005: Martin Harvey not guilty of being the other man.  There were 40 people at this “party”, and I use the word very loosely.

2008, today: Iain Davis acquitted for possible re-trial.  Police and Jack Straw etc say this is bad for justice.  They say that anonymous evidence must be allowed (their emphasis).

My Take on all This

All 40 people at the party are guilty of denial and self-delusion.  It’s ALL their faults that two men ended dead and it’s ALL their faults that one man has walked free.  It’s my fault I’ve backed the Labour government this far, but it’s ALL their fault to hero worship guns and the power that follows.  This reinforces and validates the power that thugs have within a community, and following the Buddhist law of cause and effect, they’ve made their causes and reap their effects.

It’s not good enough to say that you’ll only give evidence if you can remain anonymous.  For the health and security of the whole 60 million people on this island, the lives of all 40 people at that party are nothing.  By their silence and attitudes they have convicted themselves.  Remember, we’ll all be dead one day anyway.  How you live your life and what you do, govern your karma across all of time and space.

Look at it this way.

  • Suppose in 2002-2004 the 40 refused to testify.
    • The freedoms of our land would still be intact.
    • Iain Davis would have gone free, possibly to kill again, if he’s really a murderer, or not.
    • He may have killed some of them if they insist on going to the same environment as him, or other people, related or not.
    • If he killed again, eventually he would be caught in such an incriminating way that he’d be convicted properly and justice would be served. (Yes really. The murder solving rate is pretty good).
    • The end result would be that:
      • a few people would be dead
      • All 60 million UK people would be safe under the law
      • One less scum on the streets
  • Suppose in 2002-2004 they testified in person(yes, bravely.  It does take courage)
    • The freedoms of our land would still be intact.
    • Iain Davis’s accomplices may have killed some or all of the witnesses
    • As each witness was killed, protection would be increased and the chances that the potential killers would be caught would be increased
    • Iain Davis and his accomplices would eventually be caught and convicted
    • The end result would be that
      • a few people would be dead
      • All 60 million UK people would be safe under the law
      • A few less scum on the streets

In both scenarios the result is the same!  Sadly, some people would still die, probably, but not necessarily, different people.

Conclusion

Now, because of the ultimate cowardice of these 40 people who pretend so bravely to wrap themselves up in the machismo of black gangsta rappa street culture, the rest of us 60 million have to suffer:

  • the fact that a killer is still loose on the streets
  • the fact that gun possession and gun crime is now seen as part of everyday life
  • the extra deaths because many more people are now dead because of the attitudes to guns and drug-related crime
  • all our liberties are being whittled and chiselled away by a spineless government cowering under the right wing backlash from a greedy, corrupt and incompetent USA administration, whose country is the source of all this crap gun culture in our green and pleasant land anyway.

This is what I object to.  Ultimately, for all of us, our freedom is the most important thing.  Our lives, while being precious and individual, are only temporary.  If black people en-masse decide a gun and drug culture is good, it’s still each individual’s choice whether to live and associate with the group.  Eventually though, the group must live within the law of the land.  If it doesn’t, then the backlash from the vast majority that set the law of the land will be swift and terrible, much like to the Krays and their kind.  For a broader view, the history books show that the British people have violently turned on ethnic and social groups when they’ve had enough and the usual laws aren’t applied …  jews, lombards, flemish, teddy boys

I don’t doubt for an instant that they would do the same in future and this is the prime reason to make sure that our laws are followed and not arbitrarily changed in some knee-jerk reaction.  The consequences for all groups that set themselves apart could be dire if laws are ignored.

To say that I’m a fat old white bloke does not mean that I’m lacking in knowledge or experience of people and gangs like these.  I just made my life choices at certain moments not to associate with them as it’s patently bad.

But doing and saying nothing also validates the actions of the bad guys.  So part of my karmic retribution is to point this out.  The rest will follow in due course.


Summary

  • Bush: bastard
  • Rumsfeld: bastard
  • Cheney: bastard
  • Blair: bastard
  • Straw: bastard
  • Blunkett: bastard
  • Smith: bastard
  • All 40 people at that party: bastards
  • Iain Davis: bastard
  • Gansta rappaz: laffable

To all of you in the list:  Thanks for Nowt!

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