CIA spy Anne Sacoolas killed English teenager

Charlotte Charles

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Charlotte Charles: How could they do this to us?

THE mother of teenage motorcyclist Harry Dunn criticised the government today following reports that her son’s alleged killer had served as a spy with the CIA.

Somewhat like this blog already suspected.

According to the conservative Daily Mail, Ms Sacoolas held a higher rank than her NSA spy husband.

Sacoolas was a senior CIA spy. At last, says PETER FROST, the Mail on Sunday has caught up with the Morning Star.

Charlotte Charles said that she and the rest of Mr Dunn’s family were “full of anger” after hearing of Anne Sacoolas’s alleged past and asked of the British government: “How could they do this to us?”

She said that the fresh reports took her back to the early days following her son’s death when she claims that the government “were trying to kick all this under the carpet.”

Dunn family spokesman Radd Seiger has called for a public inquiry into the matter, saying that Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab did not mention the suspect’s reported past as a CIA officer herself.

He said: “Something has clearly gone very badly wrong and it is no wonder that Boris Johnson has not seen it fit to meet with the parents and I.”

It is understood that the family have since written to the Foreign Office asking for an explanation as to what they knew about Ms Sacoolas’s history with the CIA.

Mr Dunn was killed when his motorbike crashed into a car outside a US military base in Northamptonshire on August 27 last year.

Ms Sacoolas, 42, the wife of an intelligence official based at RAF Croughton, claimed diplomatic immunity following the crash and was able to return to her home country, sparking an international controversy.

She was charged with causing Mr Dunn’s death by dangerous driving in December but US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rejected an extradition request last month.

The US State Department said that the request would render the invocation of diplomatic immunity a practical nullity and would set an extraordinarily troubling precedent.

A spokeswoman for the Foreign Office said: “Anne Sacoolas was notified to us as a spouse with no official role.”

Storm Ciara, climate change disaster

Flooding in Britain

By Peter Lazenby in Britain:

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Labour: Storm Ciara ‘the reality of the climate crisis

FLOODS and gales that have brought chaos to Britain as Storm Ciara hit from the west are “the reality of the climate crisis,” Labour warned today.

Hundreds of homes, businesses, schools and other buildings were flooded following torrential rain and high winds and tens of thousands were without electricity.

International and domestic flights were also cancelled and many town centres were heavily flooded with shopkeepers desperately trying to protect their businesses.

In Calderdale in West Yorkshire the River Calder broke through defences and a lorry container was swept down the main road linking the Pennine communities of Todmorden and Hebden Bridge as the road became a river.

In neighbouring Mytholmroyd the town centre was under a yard of water and many homes were flooded. Rail services were thrown into chaos across the country, and many ferries were cancelled.

Scotland, where 1,200 homes were reported to be without power, was believed to be the worst hit by the storm.

Shadow environment secretary Luke Pollard said: “I want to thank emergency services, the Environment Agency and communities who have worked tirelessly to protect homes and businesses, rescue people and animals from rising waters and reinforce flood defences.

“The reality of the climate crisis is that more extreme weather will happen more often and with devastating consequences.

“Insufficient funds are being spent on protecting the most vulnerable communities from flooding and the consequences of extreme weather.”

Members of general union GMB are among those called out in environmental emergencies such as floods.

GMB national officer Kevin Brandstatter told the Star: “Our members are working around the clock to protect and assist those affected by this devastating flooding.

“They are going above and beyond in the most testing and trying circumstances to keep people safe and limit the damage.”

The storm Ciara, aka Sabine, has also caused much damage in other countries, like Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.

This photo shows the lighthouse on Dutch Ameland island, damaged by storm Ciara.