Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Blowin' in the wind - Again!

It was with a feeling of deja vu that I read this morning that confidential files detailing Pakistani president Musharraf's visit to Britain were found on a London street.
"The dossier was discovered by a member of the public who handed it to the Daily Mirror newspaper which said it revealed security arrangements for President General Pervez Musharraf.

His movements were reportedly covered in minute detail, including confidential police radio channels, call signs and codes.

Another section explained how to identify armed plain clothes police officers."

A former police official said:

"This is a terrible security gaffe.

“If terrorists had got hold of this it would have been a death warrant not only for Musharraf but for the British hosting him.

“It’s astonishing the keeper of these absolutely sensitive documents could be so blasé not to look after them properly.”

Oh, the deja vu part?

Back in July there was a very similar story regarding security plans for Heathrow Airport found blowing down the street. In both cases the finders turned the papers in to London newspapers. Good thing that it didn't happen here in the US. They probably would have been put up for sale on eBay.


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