Sunday, 22 November 2015

Was the premeditated killing of Reyaad Khan "murder" in English Law? Are David Cameron MP and Michael Fallon MP murderers?

On 21st August 2015 Reyaad Khan, a British citizen, was killed by Royal Air Force personnel who, as yet, remain unidentified.

According to a report yesterday on the BBC the "extra judicial killing" of Reyaad Khan (which also resulted in the death of Ruhul Amin, another British citizen, and another unnamed third victim) was carried out from an RAF base in the UK, which I take to be RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire.

In the House of Commons on 7th September 2015 Mr. Cameron announced that the premeditated killings were the result of "meticulous planning".

Party to the decision to kill were, among others, David Cameron MP, Prime Minister, and Michael Fallon MP, Secretary of State for Defence.

Mr. Cameron told the House of Commons that there existed a "clear legal basis" in International Law for the killings.

Was I the only one to notice that Mr. Cameron didn't say anything about how domestic Law might apply to the killings?

Was I the only one to ask these questions:
  1. Was the killing of Reyaad Khan, Ruhul Amin and another "murder" contrary to English Law?
  2. Was the killing of Reyaad Khan, Ruhul Amin and another "murder" contrary to Scots Law?
English Law, by virtue of Section 9 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861 makes the unlawful killing of a British citizen an offence triable in an English Court.

The situation in Scots Law is less clear. 

On 13th November 2015 I wrote to Chief Constable Sir Stephen House of Police Scotland to ask Police Scotland to investigate three possible criminal offences by Mr. Cameron and Mr. Fallon:

  1. Murder of Reyaad Khan, Ruhul Amin and another, contrary to Scots Law and/or English Law?
  2. Offences contrary to Section 51 of the International Criminal Court Act 2001 (English Law) and/or offences contrary to Section 1 of the International Criminal Court Act (Scotland) 2001 (Scots Law)?
  3. Offences contrary to Section 56 of the Terrorism Act 2000?
Police Scotland, so I understand, is currently investigating this matter under the leadership of Deputy Chief Constable Ian Livingstone.

Will David Cameron get away with murder? Not if I can help it.

Mr. Cameron claims that he believes in the "rule of Law". I wonder if he really does believe in it.

It is possible that Mr. Cameron and Mr. Fallon, when in Court, could run a defence of "justified killing".

The place for Mr. Cameron and Mr. Fallon to defend these premeditated extra-judicial killings is a Court of Law.

If Police Scotland act honestly in this matter that is where I expect Mr. Cameron and Mr. Fallon to end up.

Time will tell.

I don'texpect Mr. Cameron and Mr. Fallon to "come quietly".

Already their publicity machine is ramping up the supposed justification for RAF air strikes in Syria.

Will the House of Commons respond like a lynch mob?

Will some Member of Parliament ask that crucial question at PMQs.

"Does the Prime Minister accept that the premeditated killing of Reyaad Khan on 21st August 2015 was murder in English Law?" would, I suspect, create serious public interest in the matter.

Is there, somewhere in the House of Commons, a Member of Parliament with the courage and integrity to ask that question.

Again, time will tell.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Were the Birmingham Pub Bombings carried out by, or with the involvement of, agents of the British State?

On 28th May I watched with huge interest a BBC Panorama programme entitled "Britain's Secret Terror Deals".

One of the allegations made in the programme related to possible involvement of agents of the British State in terrorirst bombings carried out in Northern Ireland.

The programme also mentioned persistent obstruction by Police in Northern Ireland.

The programme also mentioned the huge number of informers etc in the terrorist community in Northern Ireland.

If agents of the British State were (allegedly) frequently involved in terrorist bombings (and other terrorist acts) in Northern Ireland, is there any reason to believe that such agents of the state weren't similarly involved in the Birmingham Pub Bombings?

In other words,

 "Were the Birmingham Pub Bombings carried out by, or with the involvement or knowledge of, agents of the British State?".

That seems to me to be a question of momentous importance.


According to a recent response on Twitter from Justice for the 21, West Midlands Police obstructed investigation of the Birmingham Pub Bombings in 1974, 1975, 1988, 1989, 1993, c2001 and 2014.

Did West Midlands Police obstruct investigation of the Birmingham Pub Bombings in order to conceal involvement of agents of the British State in the deaths of 21 and injury of 182?

If West Midlands Police obstructed investigation of the Birmingham Pub Bombings would that be the only occasion when West Midlands Police has concealed terrorism by agents of the British State?

I believe not.

There is certainly, in my view at least, evidence suggesting that in 2014 Chief Constable Chris Sims and Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale failed to investigate alleged terrorist crimes by Prime Minister David Cameron and Secretary of State Michael Fallon.

See my letter of 1st October 2014 to Chief Constable Chris Sims and Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale:

RAF Terrorism in Iraq - Section 56 offences by David Cameron MP and Michael Fallon MP reported to West Midlands Police

If senior officers of West Midlands Police misconducted themselves in 2014 to conceal (alleged) terrorism offences by agents of the British State what reason is there to believe that West Midlands Police has not also concealed involvement of agents of the British State in the Birmingham Pub Bombings?

I intend to write to the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner regarding the perceived misconduct of Chief Constable Chris Sims and Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale.

Will that perceived misconduct also be covered up? Time will tell.