2000-2009 | Blair's crimes | Iraq | MI6 crimes

Highly misleading intelligence dossier on the danger from Iraqi WMD

24 September 2002 At 8 am on 24 September 2002, only thirty minutes prior to the deadline for the headline in the Evening Standard‘s first edition, Charles Reiss, the paper’s political editor, was allowed to see the government’s intelligence dossier on Iraq’s supposed Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). After reading about Iraq’s ‘strategic missile systems’ and its…

1920-1939 | Churchill's crimes

Churchill recommends strafing crowds of Irish nationalists

24 September 1920 On 24 September 1920, Secretary of State for Air Winston Churchill urged the Chiefs of Staff to seriously consider the use of fighter aircraft against gatherings suspected of protesting or plotting against British rule. In Churchill’s view, strafing attacks would be ‘a great deterrent to illegal drilling and rebel gatherings.’1 General Sir…