Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Report: US spied on Tony Blair

It is being reported that U.S. intelligence officials kept a file on former prime minister Tony Blair's "private life", a former U.S. Navy communications operator claimed today. ABCNews.com is reporting that David Murfee Faulk, who worked at a listening post in Fort Gordon Georgia, is claiming he saw the file on Blair back in 2006. However he has so far refused to provide any details of what the file contained, other than to say it was a file on his "private life" and included information of a personal nature. He claims that this file is held in an intelligence database called Anchory.

Faulk also said he heard "pillow talk" phone calls of Iraq's first interim president, Ghazi al-Yawer, another key US ally, when he worked as a US Army Arab linguist assigned to a US National Security Agency (NSA) facility at Fort Gordon, Georgia, between 2003 and 2007.While not illegal to collect information on foreign leaders, the US and the UK have pledged "not to collect on each other", several former US intelligence officials told ABC.

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