UK memo shows bush planned to bomb Al-Jazeera head office

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UK memo shows bush planned to bomb Al-Jazeera head office

Postby hmm » Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:10 am

Kevin Maguire also writes for the UK guardian.<br>Seems like the USA is having a hard time comprehending the meaning of a free press.<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=16397937%26method=full%26siteid=94762%26headline=bush-plot-to-bomb-his-arab-ally--name_page.html">www.mirror.co.uk/news/tm_..._page.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>22 November 2005<br>BUSH PLOT TO BOMB HIS ARAB ALLY<br>Madness of war memo<br>Exclusive By Kevin Maguire And Andy Lines<br><br>PRESIDENT Bush planned to bomb Arab TV station al-Jazeera in friendly Qatar, a "Top Secret" No 10 memo reveals.<br><br>But he was talked out of it at a White House summit by Tony Blair, who said it would provoke a worldwide backlash.<br><br>A source said: "There's no doubt what Bush wanted, and no doubt Blair didn't want him to do it." Al-Jazeera is accused by the US of fuelling the Iraqi insurgency.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: UK memo shows bush planned to bomb Al-Jazeera head offic

Postby manxkat » Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:47 am

That's outrageous -- too bad the article is so brief. I wonder if it's legit. Wouldn't surprise me if true.<br><br>I went ahead and forwarded it to RawStory.com -- maybe they can make a determination. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: UK memo shows bush planned to bomb Al-Jazeera head offic

Postby manxkat » Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:28 pm

RawStory finally picked up on this, but only after <!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10153489/" target="top">MSNBC</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--> and the <!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/4459296.stm" target="top">BBC</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--> apparently reported on the "controversy." <!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20051122/wl_uk_afp/qatarusbritainmediajazeera_051122073919&printer=1;_ylt=AlkiGoishfSE0j9d3OlzOXbjOrgF;_ylu=X3oDMTA3MXN1bHE0BHNlYwN0bWE-" target="top">Yahoo</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--> has the story too. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: UK memo shows bush planned to bomb Al-Jazeera head offic

Postby orz » Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:44 pm

Crazy stuff!!! Will be interesting to see how other papers follow up... Mirror is a tabloid, and not the most reliable source... saw the headline on newsstand today, complete with obligatory goofy '<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> ' photo of Bush! <p></p><i></i>
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U.K. charges official with leaking Blair memo

Postby hmm » Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:22 pm

<!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10153489/from/RS.3">www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10153489/from/RS.3</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>U.K. charges official with leaking Blair memo<br>Document allegedly says PM dissuaded Bush push for attack on Al-Jazeera<br><br>NBC News and news services<br>Updated: 2:37 p.m. ET Nov. 22, 2005<br><br>LONDON - A civil servant has been charged under Britain’s Official Secrets Act for allegedly leaking a government memo that a newspaper said Tuesday suggested that Prime Minister Tony Blair persuaded President Bush not to bomb the Arab satellite station Al-Jazeera.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br>so it looks like its official.. <p></p><i></i>
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