We know that the US airforce did not defend the USA on 9 11.
1. Two leading defence 'experts' have said that an independent Scotland would be at risk from a 9/11-style terrorist attack because it would not be able to afford the best kind of fighter jets.
Colonel Stuart Crawford and Professor Malcolm Chalmers told the defence select committee in the UK that an independent Scotland would probably use cheap Hawk aircraft.
Scottish independence: MPs told 'independent Scotland risks 9/11 attack'
US Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) at Faslane in Scotland
Retired Lt Col Stuart Crawford told the Commons Defence Committee that any attempt to remove Britain’s nuclear submarines, which are based in Scotland, would be opposed by the USA.
US to pressure Scotland over Britain's nuclear submarines
Peter Hitchens in the Mail:
‘George Bush threatened to topple former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith if he failed to back Tony Blair over the Iraq War, Alastair Campbell has claimed.
Ian Duncan Smith
Mr Campbell, who was No 10’s director of communications at the time, said the US President made the extraordinary threat during frantic diplomatic exchanges in the final hours before war in March 2003….
Mr Campbell wrote: ‘Bush said they would make it clear to the Tories that if they moved to get rid of TB “we will get rid of them.” ’
Mr Campbell did not explain how an American President would contrive to remove a British Opposition leader.
He also claimed that Mr Bush misnamed Mr Duncan Smith, writing: ‘He said he wouldn’t speak to “Iain Duncan Baker” himself – TB didn’t correct him – “but he’ll know my message.” ’
‘He’ll know my message’, has the ring of ‘I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse’, to me...
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One shudders to think of some innocent businessman in Tooting called Duncan Baker waking with a shudder to find a horse’s head bleeding in his bed, with a baffling message saying ‘You leave my friend Andrew Blair alone’ stapled to its ear...
Isn’t the fact that he offered to destroy a party leader in a supposedly independent (and friendly) country, to protect his friend in Downing Street rather a big story? ...
Personally, it fits very well with my own experience of the true nature of the Anglo-American Unspecial Relationship, which I have discussed here in the past, in the light of Bill Clinton’s decision to back the provisional IRA against the British government. Un unwise official from the West Wing told me, without meaning to, that the White House regarded Britain as fundamentally no different from Serbia.
aangirfan: 'CIA PLOT TO KILL GREEK PRIME MINISTER'