By Stephen Pollard
March 7, 2011
Melanie Phillips has spotted a fine example of British hypocrisy:
Following claims in March 2010 that Israeli Mossad agents had used
cloned British passports on a clandestine mission, the then foreign
Secretary David Miliband raged:
Such misuse of British passports is intolerable
and that Israel had displayed a
profound disregard for the sovereignty of the United Kingdom.
Today we learn that the six SAS soldiers detained (and now released) in Libya
were held after going to an agricultural compound when Libyan
security guards found they were carrying arms, ammunition, explosives,
maps and passports from at least four different nationalities (my emphasis).
We trust most earnestly that none of those was an Israeli one.