Multinational Special Forces

6 03 2011

Category: Politics, Middle East

Interesting that the British special forces team, briefly detained by the opposition in Libya, held passports from four countries.

It seems odd that British forces, special or otherwise, would need passports from any other country than the United Kingdom.

One must hope that they were entitled to use the passports from all four countries, and they were all in good order.

We should remind ourselves of the words of the then British Foreign Secretary exactly a year ago in March 2010 when a diplomat was expelled after it was felt that another state had used British passports as cover for a special forces mission: Read the rest of this entry »

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Too much intelligence

15 11 2009

Category: Law, Media, Politics, Rowan Laxton

I wonder if Rowan Laxton will go the way of Craig Murray, former Ambassador to Uzbekistan who quit his post and gives vent to quite extreme views, quite forcefully expressed, on his blog. It suggests a man filled with rage, and hate, bitterness and bile. It’s impossible to read more than a few lines without recoiling from the vitriol.

More seriously, in a post I read he had decided to out someone as being an SIS (MI6) operative… Read the rest of this entry »