Thursday, December 21, 2006

Translator for top Brit General accused of spying for Iran

The interpreter for General David Richards, commander of British forces in Afghanistan, has been accused of passing classified information to Iran.
Cpl Daniel James, 44, is charged under the 1911 Official Secrets Act with "prejudicing the safety of the state" by passing information "calculated to be directly or indirectly useful to the enemy". [Didn't Tony Blair say we need to negotiate with this particular enemy? --ed.]

It was said he had communicated with a "foreign power" in the incident on Nov 2, believed to be Iran.
Interpreters, even one of relatively low a rank as Corporal, would have knowledge of highly sensitive information when working for someone in Gen. Richards' position. This is serious stuff.

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