Friday, March 30, 2007

Do people still use the word 'whereas' in the UK?

Or are their words being manipulated????

From al- Guardian: A letter was also released - the third purportedly written by Leading Seaman Faye Turney - which criticised US and UK foreign policy.

The letter said she had been "sacrificed due to the intervening policies of the Bush and Blair governments", adding that she and her 14 colleagues were receiving better treatment than Iraqis held in Abu Ghraib, the scene of an abuse scandal in 2004.

"Whereas we hear and see on the news the way that prisoners were treated in Abu Ghrayb (sic) and other Iraqi jails by the British and American personnel, I have received total respect and faced no harm," it reads.

"It is now our time to ask our government to make a change to its oppressive behavior (sic) towards other people.

"I believe that for our countries to move forward we need to start withdrawing our forces from Iraq and leave the people of Iraq to start rebuilding their lives."

The letter's release, by the Iranian embassy in London, came after Iranian television broadcast footage of the "confession" by Mr Summers.

On the state-run al-Alam television channel, he said he wanted to "deeply apologise" to the Iranian people for "trespassing".

Prompted by someone speaking English off screen, he said the captured personnel had been treated well, served "good food" and were "grateful no harm has came to us".

The tape showed clear signs of editing, suggesting his words were being manipulated.