SPY IN THE BAG “What really happened to MI6 agent”
MI6 and a senior detective have been accused of failing to disclose vital evidence in the death riddle of spy Gareth Williams.
A coroner suggested that the counter-terror officer, Detective Superintendent Michael Broster, was not being “completely impartial” towards secret services during the Scotland Yard inquiry.
Coroner Fiona Wilcox and the family’s lawyer both delivered angry outbursts after it emerged that nine computer memory sticks and a black bag were overlooked for 21 months after the death.
The lead detective on the case was told about the evidence only on Monday.
With many thanks to the: Belfast Telegraph and Tom Morgan
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This letter appeared in The Irish News today Wednesday July 15th 2020
IT WAS interesting to read in the excellent ‘On this day’ (July 9) that Edward Carson had defended the actions of Brigadier General Dyer in the House of Commons in relation to the massacre at Amritsar in India.
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On April 13th 1919, thousands of civilians gathered peacefully in a walled garden in the city. In their eyes of both the governor of Punjab, Sir Michael O’Dwyer (from Tipperary) and General Dyer, his top military man in the city, such gatherings were proof that a second Indian mutiny was brewing. Blocking the main exit to the garden, Dyer marched in his men and ordered them to open fire, without giving any order to disperse.
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On April 13th 1919, thousands of civilians gathered peacefully in a walled garden in the city. In the eyes of both the governor of Punjab, Sir Michael Dyer, his top military man in the city, such gatherings were proof that a second Indian mutiny was brewing. Blocking the main exit to the garden, Dyer marched in his men and ordered them to open fire, without giving any order to disperse. In the 10 minutes that followed, hundreds fell dead and many more were wounded. According to legend, Udham Singh was among those injured and he vowed to take revenge.
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For 21 years he waited patiently. General Dyer had died in the meantime of natural causes but on March 13th 1940 Mr Singh exacted his revenge by assassinating O’Dwyer, at a public meeting in Caxton Hall, London. July 31st will be the 80th anniversary of the execution of Singh, who was hanged in Pentionville Prison and was believed to have been buried in the same grave as Sir Roger Casement. His story is told in the excellent book The Patient Assassin by Anita Anand. In the light of the Black Lives Matter movement there has been a lot of talk recently about the true history of the British Empire. The massacre at Amritsar was one of its many despicable events. In view of what happened in the formation and governance of the empire, I do wonder how people who consider themselves to be humanitarians can accept honours in its name.
With many thanks to: Danny Boyd, Newtownabby, Co Antrim the North of Ireland, for the original letter which was posted in: The Irish News today
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POLITICIANS UNLIKELY TO ADMIT THE BITTER TRUTH OF OUR HISTORY
THE Prime Minister’s (BOJO) reason for speaking out over attempts to haul down statues is a bit rich for a man who has spent his career being a stranger to the truth.
He said to remove statues of colonialists and slavers would be to “lie about our history” – and he said with a stright face, as good liars do. “We cannot try to edit or censor our past. We cannot pretend to have a different history,” he said. The fact is he’s lying about history, censoring and editing what the political establishment does. And it’s not peculiar to the British – every government does it.
History can be embarrassed which is why they try to destroy it. How many of us know about the slaughter of thousands of indigenous Kenyan people by the British in the 1950s? I didn’t until this week. Having snatched there lands (as they done in Ireland), they herded the Kikuyu tribe into concentration camps at a time when the horrors of Nazi Germany were fresh in the minds. Among practices were rolling people in barbed wire and kicking them about the yard until they bled to death. One internee was boiled to death and the British invented a castration device. You will find no official records of this as they were all rewritten or removed. The truth only emerged in 2012 when Kikuyu survivors launched a compensation claim. You’ll have to look very hard for an official account of the slaughter of thousands in Malaya, or the enforcement famine in Bengal in 1943.
Dominic Cummings When they forcibly removed the inhabitants of the Chagos Islands to make way for a US airbase, the official version was the archipelago was uninhibited. I could go on. By its very definition colonialism is the subjugation of the indigenous population – Spain, Portugal and Belgium all have similar skeletons in their cupboards. From the dawn of time people have been enslaved – and the trade remains alive and well.
Having said that, I’m not sure pulling down statues and banning episodes of Fawlty Towers the or trying to – ludicrously – remove an episode of Father Ted will prompt countries to come clean about their pasts but never England they will never admit the truth of their atrocities
History and its various versions are one long chain of lies. The sad truth is can’t move on because we can’t move on because we are constantly lied to. Something we in the North of Ireland know all about. There are too many tracks to be covered for us to be told or taught the truth – whether it be slavery, torture or murder. To be honourable is to be honest about about your past, so don’t expect anything to change because when Boris change because when when Boris change because when Boris talks about not having a different history he means he wants to protect the establishment version of that history and ensure Britain’s shameful secrets remain undiscovered.
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