Anthony Blair has little over a month remaining in office but now the big boys of the MSM are waking up to the Al Jazeera memo, they are pisssed off they can’t report on the case material that has previously been in the public domain, they are going to court. And finally American blogs seeing the UK MSM interest and Democracy Now’s coverage with Davide Simonetti of Blairwatch have woken up. This is putting me in mind of things like tipping point, pressure building, the center cannot hold:-
More worrying is the extention of the contempt order to comments made by Mr Keogh in open court (at approxiamately 11.45am on 30 April 2007) attempting to justify the disclosures. The decision is currently being appealed by The Guardian, The Times and the BBC. Index on Censorship and the New Statesman also back the appeal.
The conditions of this order should be unacceptable to any journalist who cares about the freedom of the press in this country. It is my belief that, should the appeal fail, senior journalists associated with the case should combine to breach the order as an act of civil disobedience.
The judge in the case, Mr Justice Aikens, made no reference to the internet. But we have to be careful here. All I can say is that I would always encourage readers of this blog to read all the postings.-
It’s good the MSM are developing a set and want to report the case openly, of course down the disreputable end of town in blogville we have the cojones (ironically Bush said to Alastair Campbell “Your man has got cojones”referring to Blair’s continuing support of the war crimes) to print the whole damn memo. We just need someone to send it, within the hour a thousand blogs will post it across the world, within the day, thousands, hundreds of thousands. Mirrors upon mirrors an infinitely expanding virus of truth, you can’t stop the signal (oh yeah, that was a ‘Serenity’ ref, you better believe it). So c’mon fire up that email, attach that bad boy and click- Send. The world has changed since “Spycatcher”.
Blair is not going to get to walk out of office without the memo going public, without his malicious prosecution of David Keogh and Leo O’Connor being seen for the injustice that it is and them being freed and compensated. Without the cry of IRAQ! Ringing in his ears. Because that is his legacy, a war crime. Too late to impeach Blair, we can at least do this. We can at least begin to cost the people who made this country a perpetrator of the ‘Supreme War Crime‘ something, because if the killers don’t pay any price, nothing will stop it happening again. And I don’t like being a Good German.
And to my American chums, you get to beat Bush with the fact he wanted to bomb a TV station to control the media (terrorism, war crime) and cover up the razing of Fallujah to the ground (1,000+ civilians killed, war crime). Maybe you could even parley that into some impeachments? Huh? Would be nice, or do I have to go over their and blow the guy and get jism all up my cocktail dress ? (Ok and Cheney too, man I’ll need some mouthwash after that, and years of therapy).
Get the memo out. This is fucking on baby. It’s coming. So in the famous words of the man himself Mr. Chuck D–
Bring The Noise!