Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Justice for the Chagos Islanders

Pic source: Google

Guardian newspaper, 1 Feb 2016

Daily Mirror, 27 Feb 2016

Craig Murray, 1 March 2016

Wikipedia on the dirty "green" trick to keep the ousted islanders off their homeland:

"WikiLeaks cablegate disclosure (2010)
"According to Wikileaks CableGate documents,[26] the UK proposed in 2009 that the BIOT become a "marine reserve". The summary paragraph of the referenced diplomatic cable follows:
"HMG would like to establish a marine park or reserve providing comprehensive environmental protection to the reefs and waters of the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT), a senior Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) official informed Polcouns on May 12. The official insisted that the establishment of a marine park—the world's largest—would in no way impinge on USG use of the BIOT, including Diego Garcia, for military purposes. He agreed that the UK and U.S. should carefully negotiate the details of the marine reserve to assure that U.S. interests were safeguarded and the strategic value of BIOT was upheld. He said that the BIOT's former inhabitants would find it difficult, if not impossible, to pursue their claim for resettlement on the islands if the entire Chagos Archipelago were a marine reserve."[27]"


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1 comment:

James Higham said...

That truly stinks.