US President George Bush planned to bomb Arab broadcaster Aljazeera, British newspaper, the Daily Mirror reports, citing a Downing Street memo marked “Top Secret”.
The five-page transcript of the pair’s talks during Blair’s 16 April 2004 visit to Washington allegedly shows Bush wanted to attack the satellite channel’s headquarters in Doha, Qatar and that Blair talked him out of it.
The attack would have led to a massacre of innocents on the territory of a key US and Western ally and enraged the Middle East, maybe even leading to bloody retaliation.
So this is what Bush plans for his strongest and closest allies!
And this is how the leader of the “free” world believes in “Freedom of press, media and expression”?!
Should be very reassuring…