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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-27-04 07:50 AM
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World press seizes on bugging claims
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From: BBC Newsw

Papers across the world have picked up on former British cabinet minister Clare Short's allegations that the British government bugged UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's phone calls.Some argue that the revelations will damage British Prime Minister Tony Blair's reputation, though Ms Short's actions also come in for sharp criticism. The following is a snapshot of international comment:

<<Clare Short, a former Labour minister who is defying her government's accepted line, has once again tripped up Tony Blair... The former minister's accusation is all the more embarrassing because it comes the day after the collapse of a trial linked to the bugging of UN Security Council delegates.

France's Liberation>>

<<This affair comes at a very bad time for Mr Blair, who is attempting a reconciliation with public opinion - one which is rather hostile to the war - by stressing domestic political issues.

France's Le Monde>>

<<If the British government fails to get rid of the spying accusation, this will probably lose London even more credibility.

Germany's Sueddeutsche Zeitung>>

<<The real question mark that hangs over Tony Blair is not about the questionable legality in which the intelligence services nearly always operate, even in democracies with the most solid traditions. The key problem for him is... that of the lack of political credibility - both at home and abroad - linked to Iraq and his total alignment with the policy of the United States.

Italy's Corriere della Sera>>

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  -World press seizes on bugging claims emad aisat sana  Feb-27-04 07:50 AM   #0 
  - Would it be treason  DoYouEverWonder   Feb-27-04 07:53 AM   #1 
  - This is the tip of the iceberg.  emad aisat sana   Feb-27-04 08:10 AM   #4 
     - Holy shit  DoYouEverWonder   Feb-27-04 08:14 AM   #6 
     - OK, so Murdoch is not going to do it but there are others  Nihil   Feb-27-04 08:35 AM   #9 
  - And the walls, come tumblin down........  Oz   Feb-27-04 07:54 AM   #2 
  - Meetings with Bush prior to War...  LeftHander   Feb-27-04 08:04 AM   #3 
  - Pardon?  Nihil   Feb-27-04 08:31 AM   #7 
  - buggering claims?  Stupdworld   Feb-27-04 08:14 AM   #5 
  - that must have been tough...  EV1Ltimm   Feb-27-04 08:31 AM   #8 
  - I'm sure my  Magleetis   Feb-27-04 08:53 AM   #10 
  - Damage Blair's reputation?  daleo   Feb-27-04 11:43 AM   #11 
  - Do you know anything about Le Cercle, EAS?  barbaraann   Feb-27-04 11:56 AM   #12 
  - Careful about the Diana link:  emad aisat sana   Feb-28-04 07:35 AM   #16 
  - They all look like the same woman to me.  liberalnproud   Feb-28-04 07:54 AM   #18 
     - Well, they all had different shoe sizes for a start!  emad aisat sana   Feb-28-04 08:06 AM   #20 
        - OK. What does this mean? What were they trying to hide?  liberalnproud   Feb-28-04 09:00 AM   #26 
           - Charles is never going to be King and they had to recruit someone  emad aisat sana   Feb-28-04 09:12 AM   #27 
  - Read the article at the link you provided.  liberalnproud   Feb-28-04 07:52 AM   #17 
  - Mexican outrage over UN bugging allegations  Monkey see Monkey Do   Feb-27-04 11:58 AM   #13 
  - Check out this in Gen Discussion:  emad aisat sana   Feb-28-04 07:20 AM   #14 
  - Sorry ,dupe  emad aisat sana   Feb-28-04 07:20 AM   #15 
  - You're not supposed to spy on your allies.  DoYouEverWonder   Feb-28-04 07:59 AM   #19 
     - BFEE: desperate to conceal the extent of their corruption.  emad aisat sana   Feb-28-04 08:09 AM   #21 
  - No reaction from the French Government  mobuto   Feb-28-04 08:26 AM   #22 
     - But 2003 is the first time  DoYouEverWonder   Feb-28-04 08:32 AM   #23 
        - I seriously doubt that  Monkey see Monkey Do   Feb-28-04 08:49 AM   #24 
           - When John Major was PM, this also happened but it was hushed  emad aisat sana   Feb-28-04 08:55 AM   #25 

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