Britain s Foreign Office told the country s Iraq inquiry that invading Iraq would be illegal.Message 1 of 2 , Feb 6, 2010View SourceBritain's Foreign Office told the country's Iraq inquiry that invading Iraq would be illegal.
Jan 26, 2010 LONDON A former legal adviser to the Britain's Foreign Office told the country's Iraq inquiry that the government ignored his warning that invading Iraq would be illegal. Jack Straw ignored advice the Iraq invasion would be illegal, Foreign Office law chief tells Chilcot inquiry.
Another government lawyer, who resigned in protest at the invasion, said every legal officer in the department shared the opinion it was against international law.
Michael Wood who was chief legal adviser to the Foreign Office at the time of the 2003 invasion said he believed the use of force against Iraq was not authorized by the U.N. Security Council.
Wiretapping and/or covert recording at Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's office
January 27, 2010 The FBI arrested James O'Keefe, 25, and Joseph Basel, Stan Dai and Robert Flanagan, all 24. A federal law enforcement official told the AP that Stan Dai was arrested in a car near Landrieu's office with electronic listening equipment. That equipment isn't mentioned in the affidavit.
Between August 2007 and October 2008, Stanley Dai served as assistant director of a program called the Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence at Trinity Washington University, a small Catholic college in Washington D.C., according to a school official.
The Pelican Institute for Public Policy is located at 400 Poydras St. in downtown New Orleans -- half a block from Landrieu's office at 500 Poydras St. -- Pelican describes itself as a state policy think tank dedicated to advancing "sound policies based on the principles of free enterprise, individual liberty, and limited government."
Another of the charged men, Robert Flanagan, works for The Pelican Institute. His attorney told the Times-Picayune. Flanagan allegedly dressed up a telephone repairman to infiltrate Landrieu's office.
Pelican Institute's leader is Kevin Kane a native New Yorker, attended Tulane University in New Orleans in the 1980s. He moved with his family to Louisiana this spring 2008 to establish the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institute dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, the free market and limited, accountable government. (Sounds like the typical rapture right taking points, correct?)
January 28, 2010: A major new report on secret detention policies around the world, conducted by four independent UN human rights experts, concludes that "If resorted to in a widespread and systematic manner, secret detention might reach the threshold of a crime against humanity."