2000-2009 | Afghanistan | Civilians slaughtered

EIGHT AFGHAN CIVILIANS KILLED BY UK AIR STRIKE – REPORT KEPT SECRET

19 May 2009 On the morning of 19 May, a patrol of local police and Royal Gurkha Rifles in the southern Afghan province of Helmand came under small arms fire from insurgents. The ambush occurred not in remote mountain or desert terrain, but on densely populated rich agricultural land, distinguished by its many villages, farms,…

2000-2009 | Nuclear Armageddon

British submarine seconds away from a nuclear catastrophe

4 February 2009 In the early hours of 4th February 2009, two nuclear powered submarines, HMS Vanguard and Le Triomphant, collided in the mid-Atlantic. The damage was estimated at some £50 million. Kate Hudson, chairman of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, commented that the accident was ‘a nuclear nightmare of the highest order.’ She added that…