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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:12 PM
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British Police Accuse US Counterparts Of Hurting War Against Terrorists
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 01:16 PM by kpete
Police hit out at FBI over leaks

Jamie Doward and Mark Townsend
Sunday August 20, 2006
The Observer


Anti-terror police in Britain have made an angry request to their US counterparts asking them to stop leaking details of this month's suspected bomb plot over fears that it could jeopardise the chances of a successful prosecution and hamper the gathering of evidence.

The British security services, MI5 and MI6, are understood to be dismayed that a number of sensitive details surrounding the alleged plot - including an FBI estimate that as many as 50 people were involved - were leaked to the media.

FBI sources confirmed to The Observer that the bureau had been ordered to stop briefing at the request of the British authorities. 'The shutters have come down,' a bureau source said. 'We have been told not to discuss the case any more.'

The request for silence by the British authorities is an early sign that those involved in the investigation have concerns at the way their evidence-gathering is proceeding. It is understood that British anti-terror police wanted to prolong their observation of the suspects for as long as possible in a bid to gather sufficient evidence. There are now fears among some Scotland Yard officers that they may have acted too hastily when deciding to arrest the 24 suspects earlier this month. Although martydom videos and the components of a bomb have been recovered in the investigation, linking such evidence to all those arrested could still prove difficult.

more at:
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/politics/story/0,,185450...

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UPDATE
Eleven charged over 'bomb plot'

Police have been searching a number of addresses in the UK
Eleven people have been charged in connection with an alleged plot to blow up several transatlantic airliners.
Eight have been charged with conspiracy to murder and preparing acts of terrorism.

Two are accused of failing to disclose information and a 17-year-old faces a charge of possessing articles useful to a person preparing acts of terrorism.

One woman has been freed without charge and eleven people remain in custody, the Crown Prosecution Service said.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5271998.stm
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Rude Horner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:57 PM
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1. Proof of a different mentality between us
Over there, they are a bunch of adults, concerned about doing things the right way and the best way. Over here, the country is run by a bunch of childish idiots who are quick to take credit when they did nothing to deserve it, and want to gloat about this to the American people and say "See. I told ya so, I told ya so" while sticking out their tongues.
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