Thursday, December 29, 2005

More on the British government and Uzbekistan torture

Following Lenin's lead, more in-depth posts about the latest attempts to mislead the public over the extent of Britain's interest in torture are cropping up at Bloggerheads and former Ambassador Craig Murray's own blog.

Murray was sacked for trying to get this information to the general public. He even stood against Jack Straw in the General Election to try and gain publicity for the (apparent) fact that Blair and co are quite happy to allow dodgy dictatorships to mutilate and murder as a proxy for Britain. The general public have so far shown precisely fuck all interest in the matter, and now the Foreign Office are trying to censor Murray's memoirs to lessen the proof he can show and thusly make him out to be a misguided nutter that the public are entirely justified in ignoring.

Tell you what, though, it may be more comfortable to ignore claims that our government is happy to obtain information extracted through torture - but if they continue to deny it despite growing evidence to the contrary, if they try to suppress evidence which suggests that our elected politicians knew about this and were happy to allow it to continue, then none of the fuckers should be in office. If these claims that they knew all about it from the start are true, the moral bankruptcy of our overlords is such that we cannot risk trusting them over anything ever again.

You thought reneging on the tuition fees manifesto promise was bad? How'd you like to have your wife and kids violently fucked before your eyes by a group of grinning prison guards while more of them electrocute you and shove glass bottles up your already bleeding arse?

Don't ignore it. Make it your New Year's resolution to get these bastards held to account.

Friday morning update: The Independent has picked up on the story, as have scores of US bloggers - notably the mighty Kos - and "Craig Murray" is, as I type, the 6th most popular search term on Technorati. Good work everyone. Looks like this could gain some notice - as long as the fuss can be kept up into next week when everyone starts paying attention to news again...

Best places for continuing updates look to be Blairwatch and Chris Floyd's related stories feeds.

7 Comments:

Anonymous John Palcewski said...

The link to Craig Murray's blog isn't working. Has he already been shut down? Wouldn't be surprised. The very LAST thing these people want is for the truth to emerge.

12/30/2005 12:23:00 am  
Blogger Nosemonkey said...

They're on it - no one seems too sure what's up at the moment. Could just be server overload thanks to the massive traffic boom via a load of the US blogs that've picked up on this, could be something more sinister, but it's too early to say. If it's not back up and running in 12 hours, something odd's happening...

12/30/2005 12:27:00 am  
Blogger elendil said...

It's back up now. I think you're right about the discomfort of this sort of truth. Maybe it's not that no one cares about it, but that facing it brings about all sorts of questions about humanity, the purpose of our existence, etc. It's nasty stuff.

12/30/2005 03:20:00 am  
Anonymous jamal said...

Its down again. Probably trying to silence him, but they'll let up when they realise its too late, and they cant shut us all down. Though they did kill diana and cover it up, not to mention invading a country on a pack of lies!

Main thing is the word is out and the papers are picking up the story.

12/30/2005 04:50:00 am  
Blogger D-Notice said...

Not sure if you know, but your link to Lenin's Tomb doesn't work

12/31/2005 12:13:00 pm  
Blogger Nosemonkey said...

Ta - fixed...

12/31/2005 12:17:00 pm  
Blogger edjog said...

I've had enough of Tony & Co and their disgusting attempts to abrogate law and democracy. So i'm trying to start a campaign to get them prosecuted under UK Domestic Law for Conspiracy to Torture. This does not rely on any International Court or definition of "complicity" but rather is a straightforward case against joining with others in an enterprise which will inevitably lead to lawbreaking as a result, contrary to the Criminal Law Act 1977. I could use some help. I'm not arsing about here...

1/16/2006 05:31:00 am  

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