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British men face trial over "Jazeera bombing" leak
Reuters ^ | Jan 11, 2006 | Katherine Baldwin

Posted on 01/10/2006 5:06:17 PM PST by Tyche

LONDON (Reuters) - A British court on Tuesday ordered two men to face trial on charges of leaking a memo that a lawmaker said described a plan by U.S. President George W. Bush to bomb Arabic television station Al Jazeera.

The defendents, civil servant David Keogh and Leo O'Connor, a researcher who worked for a former British lawmaker, face a preliminary hearing on January 24 on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act and their lawyers are pushing for the secret document to be disclosed.

A British newspaper reported last year that the memo of a meeting between Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair in April 2004 detailed a proposal by Bush to bomb Al Jazeera but said Blair had persuaded him against the plan.

The story was dismissed as "outlandish" by the White House and Blair denied receiving details of any U.S. proposal to bomb Al Jazeera.

Britain's attorney general has warned media they will be breaking the law if they publish details of the document.

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TOPICS: Unclassified; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: jazeera; leak
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1 posted on 01/10/2006 5:06:20 PM PST by Tyche
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To: Tyche

Jay Rockefeller have any British relatives currently in Parliament?


2 posted on 01/10/2006 5:08:09 PM PST by atomicpossum (If I don't reply, don't think you're winning. I often just don't bother to argue.)
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To: Tyche

That would be so funny If some lefties in Britain went to jail for trying to turn a joke by Pres. Bush into some international incident.


3 posted on 01/10/2006 6:28:06 PM PST by Better Dead Than Red (Davis College Republicans (Best Party on Campus))
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