Wednesday, 29 April 2009
"Nobody can hear you Scream"
Former UK Ambassador gives Parliamentary Committee evidence of UK Government Complicity in Torture
Yesterday, Tuesday, former UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, gave evidence to the UK's parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights of what he believes is damning complicity of the UK government in receiving evidence obtained under torture.
The entire proceedings are recorded on video on the parliamentary TV video player and recorded on YouTube as well as included on the blog, Ten Percent. The first part of the YouTube video is to be seen below.
Unsurprisingly, events passed by the MSM with nary a comment, the exception being a report by the BBC hidden deep in one of its websites.
"Just before I gave my evidence to Parliament yesterday," comments Craig Murray on his blog, "my sister Celia telephoned me to say that I would be speaking not for myself but for all those thousands who had suffered unspeakable torture around the World in the War on Terror, whose screams and sometimes death rattles were heard only by their torturers. She told me I was speaking for those who could not speak."
"But I am completely astonished, and horribly depressed, that there has been almost no mainstream media of this quite sensational information."
"I really cannot understand why no newspaper or TV channel has covered what is quite a startling development in a prominent continuing story on the use of torture in the War on Terror."
"I had hoped that my evidence yesterday would be a significant step in ending the policy of obtaining intelligence from torture, and of bringing to account the ministers who approved it. But without any sign of public or media interest, the politicians will feel they can safely ignore the truth I told."
This blogger sympathises with and supports Craig Murray's feelings. Standing up to the lies and deceit of a corrupt government and establishment Craig Murray has campaigned tirelessly over several years for the truth to be known. Indeed, given the explosive nature of his story, it is singularly remarkable that his views were finally given an airing on the parliamentary JCHR. And given the huge investment made by the MSM in covering-up the government's war criminality and complicity in torture it is hardly surprising that this signal event should have gone ignored.
In current parlance, Craig Murray's appearance at the JCHR was nothing less than a defining moment that now must not be allowed to fall down the memory hole. If the MSM won't cover it then the alternative media must. I am therefore appealing to all those active in the blogosphere to post this information far and wide. The world must hear the truth.
A lengthy and insightful interview with Craig Murray is at Lenin's Tomb: "A man of the highest principle": an interview with Craig Murray.