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Arrest at UK's spook station after NSA UN bugging claim

An employee at the UK’s top secret listening post, GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) has been arrested following the Observer newspaper’s publication of what it claimed was a leaked ‘dirty tricks’ email from the US NSA last Sunday. Today’s paper reports the arrest by Gloucestershire police of a 28 year old woman, and says that more arrests are expected. The Observer’s initial report has been fairly widely-questioned, of which more anon, but its follow-up stories make it clear that the paper is confident that the email was not faked, and give further information on the source of the leak. It was “passed to this newspaper by British security sources who objected to being asked to aid the American operation. The leak marks a serious breach between the Blair government and elements of the intelligence community opposed to using British security resources to help the US drive towards war.” Full Story

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