20 December 2013 - It was surely no coincidence that the British Establishment picked Thursday, when attention was fixed on the conviction of two Islamist fanatics for the murder of Lee Rigby, to release the initial findings of Sir Peter Gibson’s torture inquiry.
For, make no mistake, there was much bad news for the political class to wish to bury.
Sir Peter revealed how, shockingly, MI6 officers were told, in 2002, they had ‘no obligation to intervene’ in breaches of the Geneva Convention, and that they had ‘turned a blind eye’ to ‘inappropriate techniques or threats’ being used by our allies in the so-called war on terror.
Under Labour, he said, there was evidence that Britain may have been involved in the rendition of terror suspects and that our spies had sat in on interrogations by the CIA and others that resulted in ‘extreme harshness’.
Despite these exquisitely chosen words, the bleak truth is that Britain, during this period, was complicit in torture. read more>>>