Bring The Noise! The Al Jazeera Memo Will Be The Soundtrack To Blair’s Exit

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!

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US Backed Invasion Of Somalia Creates Refugee Crisis Worse Than Darfur

“In terms of numbers and access to them, Somalia is a worse displacement crisis than Darfur or Chad or anywhere else this year,” Holmes told a news conference in neighbouring Kenya.

Aid workers are only reaching about a third of the thousands of civilians afflicted by Mogadishu’s worst fighting for years, the United Nations’ top aid official said on Monday after visiting the Somali capital.
John Holmes, the most senior U.N. official to visit the city in a decade, cut short his trip on Saturday after bombs planted by suspected insurgents killed at least three people.

Meanwhile, foreign diplomats in Addis Ababa said that of 46 foreign detainees sent to Ethiopia in the aftermath of the war to re-take Somalia over the New Year, 29 were still being held.-

Hmm I wonder what that may be about, oh look:-

U.S. agents hunting for Al Qaeda militants in the Horn of Africa have been interrogating terrorism suspects from several countries held at prisons in Ethiopia, according to American officials who spoke to The Associated Press.

U.S. officials, who agreed to discuss the detentions only if not quoted by name because of the information’s sensitivity, said Ethiopia had allowed access to U.S. agencies, including the CIA and FBI, but the agencies played no role in arrests, transport or deportation of the suspects from other countries in East Africa.

Lawyers and human rights groups argue the covert transfers to Ethiopia violated international law. “Each of these governments has played a shameful role in mistreating people fleeing a war zone,” said Georgette Gagnon of Human Rights Watch. “Kenya has secretly expelled people, the Ethiopians have caused dozens to disappear, and U.S. security agents have routinely interrogated people held incommunicado.”-

But overall they are there to spread  democracy, right?:-

 While the rulers in Addis Ababa claim the invasion was a preemptive attack on a threatening Somalia and the Bush Administration says giving a wink and a nod to the attack was only a chance to capture a few terrorist holed up in Somalia, for most of the media and diplomatic observers outside the U.S. it was another strategic move to secure positioning in the region where there is a lot of oil. On file are plans  –  put on hold amid continuing conflicts – for nearly two-thirds of Somalia’s oil fields to be allocated to the U.S. oil companies Conoco, Amoco, Chevron and Phillips. It was recently reported that the U.S. – backed prime minister of Somalia has proposed enactment of a new oil law to encourage the return of foreign oil companies to the country.-

Busy, busy Empire.

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NATO Considers Rapid Reaction Force To Help Big Oil


I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested.-


Jamie Shea, director of policy planning in the office of Nato’s secretary-general, said the proposal may mean sending Nato forces to Africa, Asia and the Middle East to protect oil companies’ facilities.
“In Nato, we are looking very actively at using our maritime resources,”  Shea told a conference in London on Monday. He said Nato wanted to “see how we can link up with oil companies”.
Shea said he had so far discussed the issue with Royal Dutch Shell and BP, respectively the world’s second- and third-largest Western oil companies by market value.-