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Disturbing Read, 28 Dec 2012
Cruel Britannia is one of the most disturbing books I have read. It catalogues the abuse by British interrogators during the Second World War, the Cold War, the colonial period, scientific advances, Northern Ireland, Iraq, Afghanistan and rendition where British subjects were kidnapped, taken to a third country and tortured.It also exmines the cover ups by both major political parties over the last 75 years to ensure that this practice could continue in defiance of the Geneva Convention and the European Court of Human Rights. It is uncomfortable reading especially when the excuse given is that "It's for our own good!" Not in my name it's not and I write as an ex soldier who took part in some of these conflicts.
The perpetrators should be tried as war criminals.