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Monkey see Monkey Do Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 09:25 PM
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Whistleblower (full story of UN spying from Observer)
Long 2 part article -- very interesting.

For the first time, The Observer can reveal the truth behind Katharine Gun's alarming revelations of spying at the UN which have plunged the Government into crisis

Part 1
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/focus/story/0,6903,1158679,00.html

Part 2
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/focus/story/0,6903,1158834,00.html
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 10:24 AM
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1. This shows Drudge's integrity
"In the United States, the right-wing Internet scandal sheet, the Drudge Report, suggested that the memo was a fake and invited readers to send 'flame' email messages to The Observer"

Doing the Republican's dirty work for them.
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Monkey see Monkey Do Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:38 PM
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2. aye. I remember that -- American right-wingers
were invading the Guardina talkboards calling everyone communist liars.

Was interesting to learn that Yvonne Ridley was the conduit. I remember how she was heavily used as a propaganda tool to show how the Taliban were evil -- and then she came back & claimed Mi6, CIA & Mossad had given the Taliban info to indicate that she was a spy so she'd be killed to score propaganda points. Then her story was dropped by the same media that had once been so keen to see her safe return!

(btw -- thanks for the Absolute Power recommendation -- cracking stuff! Here's hoping that Bremner, Bird & Fortune are on top form tonight!)
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