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GuardianUK: Torture? It's what Govts have ALWAYS done - UK destroyed Records of Colonial Crimes [committed just 50 yrs ago!]

Thousands of documents detailing some of the most shameful acts and crimes committed during the final years of the British empire were systematically destroyed to prevent them falling into the hands of post-independence governments, an official review has concluded.

...The papers at Hanslope Park include monthly intelligence reports on the "elimination" of the colonial authority's enemies in 1950s Malaya; records showing ministers in London were aware of the torture and murder of Mau Mau insurgents in Kenya, including a case of aman said to have been "roasted alive"; and papers detailing the lengths to which the UK went to forcibly remove islanders from Diego Garcia [which America later simply took over and continued] in the Indian Ocean.

...Among the documents that appear to have been destroyed were: records of the abuse of Mau Mau insurgents detained by British colonial authorities, who were tortured and sometimes murdered; reports that may have detailed the alleged massacre of 24 unarmed villagers in Malaya by soldiers of the Scots Guards in 1948; most of the sensitive documents kept by colonial authorities in Aden, where the army's Intelligence Corps operated a secret torture centre for several years in the 1960s; and every sensitive document kept by the authorities in British Guiana, a colony whose policies were heavily influenced by successive US governments and whose post-independence leader was toppled in a coup orchestrated by the CIA.

Britain destroyed records of colonial crimes

Review finds thousands of papers detailing shameful acts were culled, while others were kept secret illegally [Because paper shredder and burning evidence literally erases actual history that actually occurred, right?]

Ian Cobain, Owen Bowcott and Richard Norton-Taylor
The Guardian, Tuesday 17 April 2012

Thousands of documents detailing some of the most shameful acts and crimes committed during the final years of the British empire were systematically destroyed to prevent them falling into the hands of post-independence governments, an official review has concluded.

Those papers that survived the purge were flown discreetly to Britain where they were hidden for 50 years in a secret Foreign Office archive, beyond the reach of historians and members of the public, and in breach of legal obligations for them to be transferred into the public domain.

The archive came to light last year when a group of Kenyans detained and allegedly tortured during the Mau Mau rebellion won the right to sue the British government. The Foreign Office promised to release the 8,800 files from 37 former colonies held at the highly-secure government communications centre at Hanslope Park in Buckinghamshire.

Torture? It's just what EVERY Govt ordered, like consistently... for over 6,000+ yrs of recorded human history.

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History...

...is written by the Victors. That is why revisionist history is always so important, because it is able to join the dots, and isn't just a dry "this- happened -on -this- date' history.

yes,

but is it 'revisionist' when it's the truth? .o)

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

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