Uzbekistan:- Stranger than fiction

I have ponderd long on what to write about next. Inspiration has been lacking. Too much energy spent worrying about G20, the police, WTC towers and my gammy knee. In the mean time I have been reading Murder in Samarkand by Craig Murray.

Remember Craig Murray? One time British Ambassador in Tashkent? He railed against the use of intelligence information acquired by means of torture?

This book is his account of what went on between London and Tashkent and it makes a frightening read.A frightening but good read.

And it’s true….stranger than fiction.

Read it.

Murder in Samarkand by Craig Murray published by Mainstream


7 Responses to “Uzbekistan:- Stranger than fiction”

  1. rummuser Says:

    Done. Thine wish is mine command.

  2. Grannymar Says:

    It would probably take me six years to read it. No kidding!

    How is the knee?

  3. magpie11 Says:

    I think you’ll be perturbed..

    How are the elections going?

  4. magpie11 Says:

    It wouldn’t you know..

    I’ve just had a thought …book groups should have it as a read…

  5. rummuser Says:

    They are going well. I voted this morning. They go on till almost mid May. They are held in stages. It looks as though, there are going to be a lot of surprises this time around. Forming a government itself is likely to be quite dicey.

  6. Nick Says:

    I fear torture will still be used as a routine way of extracting information from people, how ever often governments maintain they deplore it and don’t use it. As long as interrogations are carried out in secret, those in charge know they can get away with all sorts of horrors.

  7. magpie11 Says:

    I have to agree with that comment Nick. We can just hope that we have more people like Murray serving us and fewer like Blair and Straw.

    Have you come across his books?

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