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.]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.
It was said he had communicated with a "foreign power" in the incident on Nov 2, believed to be Iran.
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.