Thursday, February 26, 2004
World Press Review - World Press Wire: "Mrs Gun's disclosure about the bugging operation has already embarrassed the Government, with countries involved, including Mexico and Chile, asking questions.
A Mexican diplomat alleged that it allowed the Americans to head off a proposed compromise resolution in the UN that might have averted war."
The story about Mrs. Gun (a British intelligence officer) leaking the memo that alleged that U.S. and British intelligence was bugging UN member nations during the debates about whether to go to war in Iraq is interesting, but I find this statement by the unnamed Mexican diplomat to be far more interesting. What does he mean and can he prove it? He seems to be saying that the bugs were used, assuming they were used at all, by the Americans and British to avoid peace. That's a powerful accusation if it can be proved.
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