9 February 2015, London: My first email about my 1997 Yemen visit & 9/11 conversations sent

Following up on previous correspondence with Private Eye magazine,  I emailed them my first documented report relating to my 1997 visit to Yemen and my conversation there about a 9/11 style attack. Private Eye did not acknowledge or respond to this emailed submission:

private eye email

This is the ‘photograph of myself with said guide’ that I was referring to. Full photo contact sheet linked here.

These were vague recollections, with some errors: · Subject-line ‘9/11 Saudi/Yemen link anecdote’ incorrectly cites Saudi as a party to my experiences (they aren’t). I said my visit was in 1998 instead of 1997. I described the factory as very heavily guarded’; it was inside a secure hill top compound with about a dozen uniformed security guards inside. I wrongly speculated that the YemPak company was Saudi owned. It was inside the Hayel Saeed Anam Group HQ compound in Taiz, but I didn’t know that in 1997 or February 2015. Everything else is accurate.

Subsequent events: Within a few hours that same day, 9 February 2015, the 9/11 trial at Guantanamo halted suddenly on the first morning of a scheduled week long hearing. One of the accused recognised a court translator from a CIA dark site, i.e. the court translator had been complicit in the detainees torture.

On 26 March 2015 a coalition hastily announced by Saudi began attacking Yemen. That invasion / occupation of Yemen continues to this day, the main protagonists being Saudi and Britain, UAE and USA.

In summer 2015 Private Eye magazine used my photo in a hatchet job titled “What a lot of Poppycock “, dismissing my evidence of British military complicity in Afghan opium production besides Camp Bastion in 2012. Two years later I exposed the lies Private Eye’s defence correspondent Paul Vicker’s had written in his ‘What a lot of Poppycock’ report. Vickers ‘died suddenly’ three months later. 


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