Friday, October 12, 2007
The UK government's use of extremist Moslem organisations to do its dirty work; Derek Pasquill
Does the UK government use extremist Moslem organisations to do its dirty work?
In the UK, Derek Pasquill is being prosecuted under the secrets act. (An abuse of state power)
Mr Pasquill's charge sheet refers to two memos entitled "Egypt: the Muslim Brotherhood - terrorists?" and "Egypt: contact with the Muslim brotherhood".
"Prior to World War II British Intelligence cultivated ties with the Moslem Brotherhood through agent Freya Stark, the British adventurer and writer... The Muslim Brotherhood spread throughout the Muslim world and has evolved into something like a Muslim equivalent of the West's Masonic brotherhood. It became one of the first Islamic Fundamentalist terror organizations...
"According to CIA agent Miles Copeland... the CIA began to cooperate with the Muslim Brotherhood...
"In June of 1955, MI6 was already approaching the Brotherhood in Syria to agitate against the new government that showed strong left-wing tendencies and a desire to merge with Egypt. The Brotherhood became an even more important asset after Nasser announced the Egyptian takeover of the Suez...
"In Syria, in 1982, there was a major conflict between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Syrian government at the city of Hamma that resulted in 20,000 casualties. In the aftermath Syria's President Asad revealed that the Muslim Brotherhood forces were armed with US-made equipment...
"Israel, forever inclined to back divisive movements, surfaced as another supporter of Islam and began to fund the Muslim Brotherhood and the Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas...
"British Intelligence had used their contacts with Iran's mullahs and ayatollahs to help overthrow Mossadegh and install the Shah back in 1953, and these contacts were maintained and used again to overthrow the Shah when his regime fell out of favor...
"What is not reported is that prior to the British-sponsored massive public relations campaign on behalf of the Ayatollah the government of the Shah was loved by the vast majority of the population.
"After taking over from Mossadegh the Shah began to push forward a number of nationalist policies that increased his popularity at home but, in some cases, worried the Anglo-American Establishment. (He signed petroleum agreements with ENI, the Italian oil company. He ended the old feudal system. He allowed women the right to vote, and brought an end to the wearing of the veil. He moved to shut down the lucrative opium industry.)
"The attack on the Shah's government came through the Muslim Brotherhood and through the mullahs and ayatollahs of Iran, supported and manipulated by British Intelligence...
"Dr. John Coleman, a former British Intelligence agent... states in his report on Iran's Islamic Revolution that the Muslim Brotherhood was created by 'the great names of British Middle East intelligence' ...and that their mission was to 'keep the Middle East backward so that its natural resource, oil, could continue to be looted...'
"Dr. Coleman relates that Radio Free Iran claimed that, while at Qom, Khomeini received a 'monthly stipend from the British, and he is in constant contact with his masters, the British.'
Postman Patel writes at his blog ( Derek Pasquill on Official Secrets charges - "it will end in tears before bedtime..you mark my words" ) :
"The ridiculous Attorney General and champion spectacles fiddler and adjuster Baroness Scotland had that Derek Pasquill, 48 up in Westminster Magistrates Court yesterday.
"Suspended from his job at the Foreign Office and arrested the same day in January last year - he was charged on On Sept 27, with 6 offences ( delete - of exposing Jack Straw as a liar and a complete twat) under the Official Secrets act with disclosing a letter entitled 'Detainees' - which refers to 'rendition' or rather 'official or State kidnapping' of terrorist suspects without charge or due legal process, representation and contraray to any legal rights of habeas corpus they may have , plus 2 curious letters 'Engaging with Islamists' and "Hearts and minds and Muslims'.
"This extrordinary charge sheet also includes reference to two memos entitled 'Egypt: the Muslim Brotherhood - terrorists?' and 'Egypt: contact with the Muslim brotherhood'."
More here - Derek Pasquill on Official Secrets charges - "it will end in tears before bedtime..you mark my words"
"Charging Derek Pasquill under the Official Secrets Act is an abuse of state power, designed merely to spare the embarrassment of ministers, particularly Jack Straw." - New Statesman
Posted by Anon at 6:35 PM