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Two to stand trial in memo leak
CBC news ^ | 1/10/06 | CBC news

Posted on 01/10/2006 8:37:50 PM PST by DurtySanches

Two men who leaked a document suggesting U.S. President George W. Bush considered bombing Al-Jazeera television have to stand trial.

David Keogh, a British civil servant, is accused of passing a memo to Leo O'Connor, a former parliamentary researcher. The memo was then leaked to a British newspaper last November. It alleged that Bush spoke of targeting Al-Jazeera's headquarters in Qatar in a meeting he had with British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the White House in 2004.

Keogh has been accused of "a damaging disclosure" of international information. O'Connor, a former employee of a Labour MP, is accused of receiving and releasing illegally disclosed information.

Both men have been charged with violations of the Official Secrets Act.

The Daily Mirror published a story based on a transcript of the conversation between the two leaders, leaked to it by an unidentified source.

The story said one British government source dismissed Bush's comments as a joke, but another said he was serious.

The United States has viewed the Arab network as hostile to American interests.

The Mirror story said British Prime Minister Tony Blair dissuaded Bush from attacking Al-Jazeera's headquarters in Doha, Qatar, when the two leaders met in early 2004.

Keough and O'Connor face a maximum two-year sentence if convicted.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbc.ca ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: collaborators; leaks; looselips; patriotleak; spying; traitors; treason
Any body remember the Downing street memo's. Looks like there going after leakers over the pond too.
1 posted on 01/10/2006 8:37:51 PM PST by DurtySanches
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To: DurtySanches
Treason is a serious thing in Britain
2 posted on 01/10/2006 8:45:08 PM PST by jec41 (Screaming Eagle)
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To: DurtySanches
The United States has viewed the Arab network as hostile to American interests.

Liberals, meanwhile, view the Arab network as a vital balance to the conservative-dominated media. < rolls eyes >

3 posted on 01/10/2006 8:54:23 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Defeatism may have its partisan uses but it is not justified by the facts.")
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To: DurtySanches

It would be nice if the ones that "leaking" over here could get prosecuted...but, instead they are feted by the MSM and the dems...

I wouldn't be surprised to see the leakers in the NSA probe get a ticker-tape parade in New York City!!!


4 posted on 01/10/2006 8:55:27 PM PST by Txsleuth (Become a $ - day Donor.----Less than a Starbuck's coffee!!)
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To: DurtySanches
Weeell,this is good news.

"A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victim, and he wears their face and their garments and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared. The traitor is the plague."

5 posted on 01/10/2006 8:58:52 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: jec41
"Keough and O'Connor face a maximum two-year sentence if convicted."

Yup, 2-years sure sounds serious.

6 posted on 01/10/2006 9:00:37 PM PST by Fudd Fan (God bless President Bush! (Water Bucket Brigade member - MOOSEMUSS!)
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To: DurtySanches

bflr


7 posted on 01/10/2006 9:01:32 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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8 posted on 01/10/2006 9:08:01 PM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists.. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: DurtySanches; snugs

Our friends from across the Pond seem to take this whole "War on Terror" a bit more seriously than our elected stooges in Congress here in America. God Bless the UK


9 posted on 01/10/2006 9:19:30 PM PST by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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To: Fudd Fan

2 more years than Sandy Burger spent in jail


10 posted on 01/10/2006 9:20:16 PM PST by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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To: mdittmar

bump for a great quote.


11 posted on 01/10/2006 9:21:41 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Hook'em Horns!)
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To: DurtySanches

Wish the USA would prosecute leakers.


12 posted on 01/10/2006 9:25:09 PM PST by Dustbunny (Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. The Gipper)
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To: Liberty Valance

So good that I just faxed it to murtha;)


13 posted on 01/10/2006 9:34:36 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: MJY1288
But we don't even know what was in Sandy's pants.
14 posted on 01/10/2006 9:35:31 PM PST by Fudd Fan (God bless President Bush! (Water Bucket Brigade member - MOOSEMUSS!)
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To: DurtySanches

Slimey limeys, those two.


15 posted on 01/10/2006 9:48:44 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God bless our Troops)
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To: jec41
Two years is serious?
16 posted on 01/10/2006 10:02:40 PM PST by fish hawk (creatio ex nihilo)
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To: DurtySanches
Any body remember the Downing street memo's.

Sure, and I have proof they are real:

I, President George W Bush, confess that the Downing street memo's are real.

Of coarse, I had to destroy the original document.

17 posted on 01/10/2006 10:35:14 PM PST by AndyTheBear (Disastrous social experimentation is the opiate of elitist snobs.)
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To: AndyTheBear

Another staffer for an ultraliberal MP ends up being the source of the leak of national security documents. Gosh, what a strange notion. I'm sure it would never, ever occur to a staffer to one of the Senate Dimocrats to leak something from the Senate Intelligence Committee to the NY Times.


18 posted on 01/10/2006 11:15:55 PM PST by bpjam (Now accepting liberal apologies.....)
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To: DurtySanches
"The story said one British government source dismissed Bush's comments as a joke, but another said he was serious."

Qatar is an ally of the U.S. with a friendly government. The U.S. has 2000 servicemen at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Al Udeid is very important in the U.S. war on terror.

Whoever believes that President Bush would bomb a television station (Al-Jazeera) in Qatar, and risk loosing access to this base, is mentally deficient.

globalsecurity.org/

19 posted on 01/10/2006 11:32:09 PM PST by Daaave (Use only as directed.)
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To: snugs

fyi


20 posted on 01/11/2006 2:00:27 AM PST by GretchenM (God made you. He will also take you out. Better to go on His terms, that is, through Jesus.)
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Keough

How does one pronounce that?

21 posted on 01/11/2006 2:01:23 AM PST by GretchenM (God made you. He will also take you out. Better to go on His terms, that is, through Jesus.)
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To: Fudd Fan

better 'n nuttin!


22 posted on 01/11/2006 3:05:20 AM PST by wouldntbprudent
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To: Colonel_Flagg
According to Chris Matthews... they just have a 'different perspective'. I would enjoy seeing Matthews experience that different perspective first-hand.
23 posted on 01/11/2006 3:12:12 AM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: DurtySanches

they're just Whistleblowers!

(extreme sarcasm)


24 posted on 01/11/2006 4:04:21 AM PST by ConservativeGreek
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I completely agree.


25 posted on 01/11/2006 4:13:01 AM PST by kassie
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To: GretchenM
Keough

How does one pronounce that?

Cough?

26 posted on 01/11/2006 7:19:24 PM PST by madison10
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