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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:40 AM

 

Former Defense Secretary calls on Guardian newspaper to be charged with Terorrism.

First the link. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/10438200/Edward-Snowden-spy-leaks-Liam-Fox-in-push-for-Guardian-newspaper-to-be-prosecuted.html

Then the snip.


A senior Conservative politician has intensified pressure for the Guardian newspaper to be prosecuted over its role in disclosing secrets about Britainís spying capabilities.

Dr Liam Fox has written to Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), urging her to set out whether the newspaper breached counter-terrorism laws by publishing secrets which were stolen by the former US spy contractor Edward Snowden.


Now the editorial.

Frankly, all this crap is making me sick. Granted, this is the UK, and granted they have their own laws. However, this is frankly bullshit. Earlier this week it was the asinine claim that these "Counter Terrorism" programs now exposed as the widespread invasions of privacy that they are, would hinder programs to catch pedophiles. http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023991097

Then we see a UK citizen is in exile in Berlin because she had been advised by her lawyers not to return to Britain. http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024007884

Now there is a phrase for these things. It's called intimidation. It's the same as the old southern cop slapping the palm of his hand with a nightstick. It's no different than resting your hand on the butt of your gun. You do these things to intimidate someone into remaining silent, and doing what you want.

It should not be the policy of a Government to use such petty intimidation crap because they were exposed as nothing more than cyberspace peeping toms. Stoking their midget members to the dirty emails and phone conversations of all.

If anyone should be prosecuted, it should be the Governments of both the United States and the UK for crimes against the people. Starting with Bush, and ending when finally get the intestinal parasites out of our Governments.

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Reply Former Defense Secretary calls on Guardian newspaper to be charged with Terorrism. (Original post)
Savannahmann Nov 2013 OP
DJ13 Nov 2013 #1
idwiyo Nov 2013 #2
muriel_volestrangler Nov 2013 #3
intaglio Nov 2013 #4
LeftishBrit Nov 2013 #6
idwiyo Nov 2013 #7
LeftishBrit Nov 2013 #5

Response to Savannahmann (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:58 AM

1. The UK has really been overreacting to US security issues the last couple of years

First it was Assange, now the Snowden leaks, they're acting like theres some seriously damaging info about their involvement that hasnt been released yet.

Or they really are the lapdogs of the US, one or the other.

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Response to Savannahmann (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:23 AM

2. Ha ha ha ha ha. Liam Fox... ha ha ha ha ha clown extraordinaire if I ever saw one!

Probably scared shitless that Guardian has something on him and going to publish!

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Response to idwiyo (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 05:15 AM

3. I presumed it would be him before I opened the thread

I think he's the most right wing cabinet minister there's been in my lifetime. To the right of Thatcher or Ridley. A neocon-loving ideologue.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 06:07 AM

4. I thought the Right Hon Teresa May took that title

although close she wins the tie-break on paranoia, his [strike]corruption[/strike] favouritism wasn't enough.

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Response to intaglio (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 06:10 AM

6. I would give the title to Iain Duncan Smith though it's a tough choice

But Fox is certainly high up on that list, and perhaps top neocon.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:02 PM

7. For some reason I thought it would be him too.

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Response to Savannahmann (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 06:09 AM

5. To hell with Liam Fox

He had to resign because of a scandal, as he was taking a personal and business friend with him to important diplomatic meetings when he was Defence Secretary, despite the friend having no official position. So he has no right to complain about others breaking security rules.

And by the way, Fox was openly an advisor to Romney in the last presidential election, despite being an MP and former defence secretary here. If it is not against the rules for an active elected politician in one country to interfere personally with the elections in another, it should be. (Though American DU-ers should not worry in this case, as Fox is so stupid, that his interventions could only have assisted Romney's defeat.)

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