Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A question of trust

There will doubtless be much comment on the fact that a top secret intelligence document was left on a commuter train. However, there is one reassuring fact we've learned from all this.

Just seven pages long but classified as "UK Top Secret", the latest government intelligence assessment on al-Qaeda is so sensitive that every document is numbered and marked "for UK/US/Canadian and Australian eyes only".

Britain's spooks might be stupid enough to lose this sort of thing, but they aren't stupid enough to share it with the French.

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Anonymous Driss said...

How amusing your casual xenophobia is. Maybe the French don't need our so-called intelligence (you know, the type that suggested there were WMDs in Iraq), as they are streets ahead in tackling Islamist terrorism, and have long influenced and advised the British government on the subject (see Tony Blair's memorable speech in August 2005: 'The rules have changed...') after their experience of Algerian terrorism in the 1990s. Of course, one may well claim that French involvement in the attacks on Paris in the summer of 1995 went far beyond defensive intelligence and into something far more sinister.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/sep/08/france.comment

10:29 am  
Blogger Glamourpuss said...

Oh dear, Bill. I think your humour is lost on some people.

Personally, I thought it was most amusing.

Puss

11:44 am  

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