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.

7 Responses to “David Keogh & Leo O’Connor Are Heroes”

  1. Mark Golding Says:

    The place where ‘justice’ is done behind closed doors is normally described as a kangeroo court by Western leaders who berate their counterparts for allowing such cultural practices to occur in their region.
    I am thoroughly tired of seeing the way the political machinery works in the West, it is a system that grates against both logic and rationale.
    At the heart of it is a military autocracy funded by the super rich that is spread across the globe in operations that touch every area of national industries creating a web of involvement scaled up politically as vital to balancing the books.
    I am currently ‘mapping’ the way the whole web works. Linking names of politicians to names of leaders to names of companies supplying material to the military juggernauts to names of the filthy rich. It is awesome. Makes me shit myself just looking at the small beginings of a piece of art that is going to blow away any doubts about the dimension of horror that circumnavagates the world.
    If anyone wants to help with this project I’d be glad of some. It is colossal.
    I have a very lucid and clear idea what the end procuct is going to be. An exhibition of violence that the world has not seen before. And lots of very red faces.

  2. RickB Says:

    Yes, a closed court is not a democratic signifier, the jury did as they were told and found them guilty, sad.

  3. Eoghan Says:

    Morality comes higher than the law. These men had the conscience to act and took the risk. Without people such as these we are lost. They deserve our full and loud support.

  4. TJF Says:

    A hero is a man who does what he thinks is right. A hero is a man who exposes the plans of a criminally minded and mad person. Bush wanted to silence the free press by bombing a broadcasting station in a sovereign nation. Bush’s actions would have killed innocent people, and ignited the rage of the entire Arab world. David Keogh & Leo O’Connor are heroes deserving the highest award that the British government can give.

  5. SSgt Says:

    Surely the bombing of Al Jazeera would have resulted in loss of unarmed human life. In most countries, a man who plots to kill people is called a criminal, and even his plans to do that are a crime. A man who exposes this plan is working on the side of the law. Bush is unfit to represent the American people. Thankfully Blair has common sense and disuaded Bush from bombing a building that represents the free press that America pledges to protect. David Keogh & Leo O’Connor could have saved more lives on both sides, by exposing early on the way Bush thinks. This wuld let the people know years ago what the gross mistake they were being led in to.

  6. Bush Blair memo: the unbelievable is true : Politics Says:

    […] anyone had told me this without firm evidence I would have thought them Paranoid. The Bush-Blair memo has leaked despite the imprisonment of the heroic David Keogh and Leo O’Co…. Bush wanted to bomb Al-Jazeera in Qatar and flatten Falujah. This bolsters earlier claims that US […]

  7. RickB Says:

    Amen to all of those sentiments, unfortunately the jury decided to be obedient and lost their chance for heroism. To avoid a lengthy appeals process and save these men jail now is the time for someone to leak the memo, otherwise the govt will see it can silence truth.
    CORRECTION- they are in Jail now.

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