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Eveline Lubbers on Thu, 10 Oct 2002 16:41:45 +0200 (CEST)

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gagging in the google-age: shaylergate thought I'd share this with you..



British Press Gagged on Reporting MI6's 100,000 bin Laden Payoff 

On the evening of 7th October, Tony Blair ordered a D-Notice on British
media reporting government officials signing court gag orders. This
regards the case of former MI5 officer David Shayler, who has evidence to
prove MI6 gave 100,000 to bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, arms to Iraq and had
prior knowledge of several terrorist attacks on London in the 1990's. The
original articles stated that top Labour MP's had signed gag orders,
whereby upon mention of this evidence in court, media have to immediately
leave the trial. Newspapers all over the country, including the Guardian,
the London Evening Standard and the Scotsman either completely removed or
amended their articles. This evidence is damning. The British government
is trying to bury the story before it buries them.


The original London Guardian report was entitled 'Ministers issue gag
orders for MI5 trial' and was located at
http://www.guardian.co.uk/shayler/article/0,2763,806009,00.html - as you
will see if you click on the link, it's disappeared down the memory hole.
The text I extracted from the report for my original link to it is as

"Ministers issue gag orders for MI5 trial: They appear to be worried that
he will make further allegations about MI5 and MI6 knowledge of a plot to
assassinate the Libyan leader, Muammar Gadafy, in 1996.  A book, Forbidden
Truth, published this summer claims that British intelligence was in
contact with "Osama bin Laden's main allies" who were opposed to Colonel

UPDATE - A Google cache of the Guardian article has now been posted
online. Note that Google automatically cache popular web documents, the
Guardian have not officially re-posted their article. View it by clicking

The London Evening Standard article was entitled 'Calls for secret Shayler
trial' and was at http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/articles/1488303 -
again, it has now been removed. Luckily I saved the text to a Word file
and printed the article: UPDATE - After pressure, this article is now back
online! But for how long? Save it to your hard drive.


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