April 24, 2004

THEY'RE NOT ON OUR SIDE:

French snub outrages British intelligence (Colin Brown, 25/04/2004, Sunday Telegraph)

British intelligence agencies are furious with their French counterparts after being refused assistance in their efforts to track terrorists in this country linked to the Madrid bombers.

The row has led to the worst rift between British and French intelligence agencies for years and is hindering attempts to trace connections between Moroccans involved in the Madrid bombs and Islamic militants in Britain. A senior Home Office official said: "We are getting very good co-operation from the Moroccans and the Spanish but there appears to be a hiccup with the French."

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 24, 2004 9:18 PM
Comments

'A hiccup.' How very, very Britishly understated.

Posted by: old maltese at April 25, 2004 3:08 PM
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