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…

1860-1899 | Massacres | New Zealand | Prisoners murdered

Up to 128 Maoris stripped naked and shot like dogs

5 January 1869 It was a crime which Maoris have never forgotten, committed when New Zealand, though technically self-governing, was still, both in name and in the thinking of much of its settler population, a colony of Great Britain. On 5 January 1869, the first of several batches of captured Maori rebels, who had attempted…