* First things first: he was an Iranian born Muzz with an (adopted) Anglo name, ‘Daniel James’. Curiously, it didn’t take much to turn his loyalties against once great Britain. Strange also that the motive for his treason is said to be ‘racial discrimination’ when Iranians see themselves as ‘Aryans’…
Â * Talibs get ready to behead two peasants accused of spying for the U.S.Â Unfortunately, US spies are not afforded the same honor.
* Hilarious link of the day:Â Islamic countries supports Iran’s bid for UN Security Council membership
LONDON: A British soldier became a spy for Iran after becoming angry at being passed over for promotion and what he perceived as racialÂ discrimination,Â a court heard on Monday.Â Corporal Daniel James, 45, contacted Iranian officials in Kabul while working as an interpreter for general David Richards, the British commander of Nato forces in Afghanistan, prosecutors told the Old Bailey.Â Â Â
“The allegation in this case is that during the latter part of 2006, the defendant’s loyalty to this country wavered and his loyalties turned to Iran, the country of his birth,” prosecutor Mark Dennis said. “He turned his back on those with whom he was serving in Afghanistan and sought to become an agent for a foreign power, and to provide information which would or might be of use to those who were actually engaged in active conflict with the peace-keeping force.”Â
James made telephone contact with a colonel working as Iran’s military attache at Iranian embassy in Kabul and sent him a coded message in email, the court was told. He was arrested in December 2006.Â
3 thoughts on “Afghanistan: Overlooked, UK soldier turns spy”
You can tell the guy’s a loser. He’s 45 and only a corporal?
It’s called treason . Firing sqad at dawn.
Should have been squad
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