Monday, October 08, 2007

Media cover

"Will the media finally cover this extraordinary affair? Perhaps. In France, Le Figaro has published a couple of stories, one of which was entitled: 'And if Libya Was Innocent …' Television channel France 3 reported the story of the Lumpert affidavit. In the U.K., The Herald has picked up the latest developments in the story. The BBC has published a few lines about it. The London journal Private Eye is rumored to be running the story in its next edition. U.S. media remain amazingly silent." - Lockerbie Investigator Disputes Story

US security firm Blackwater was unprovoked when it opened fire on civilians in Baghdad, killing 17 people and wounding 22, an Iraqi probe into the shooting has found. - Blackwater unprovoked, 17 killed, Iraqi probe finds /

Private Armies - 52-min documentary

"Over the past 50 years, top Israeli and Belgian diamond dealers have perpetrated conflict and injustice in Africa, fueled by and for diamonds. According to a report by the American Jewish Committee: after 1980 'Mossad agents, military emissaries, and a small group of private businessmen…replaced diplomats as Israel’s main interlocutors with African leaders and political (mainly opposition) groups.' The report cites rising involvement of private defense and security interests, especially in Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Central Africa Republic, since 1992. Retired Israeli Defense Forces Colonel Yiar Klein reportedly organized arms for diamonds networks in Sierra Leone and Liberia after President Charles Taylor was deposed..." - US college decides against hosting Desmond Tutu

Strathclyde Police is being investigated over claims its officers assaulted a 14-year-old boy who had previously been held in custody for 59 hours. - Officers 'assaulted child' claim

'Jealous' policeman murders pizza party youngsters


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