9 February 2015, London: My first email about my 1997 Yemen visit & 9/11 conversations sent

Following up on previous correspondence with Private Eye magazine,  I emailed them my first documented report relating to my 1997 visit to Yemen and my conversation there about a 9/11 style attack. Private Eye did not acknowledge or respond to this emailed submission *These were vague recollections, with some errors: 

· Subject-line ‘9/11 Saudi/Yemen link anecdote’ incorrectly cites Saudi as a party to my experiences (they aren’t)

· I said my visit was in 1998 instead of 1997 

· I described the factory as very heavily guarded: it was inside a secure hill top compound with about a dozen uniformed security guards inside

· I wrongly speculated that the YemPak company was Saudi owned (It was inside the Hayel Saeed Anam Group HQ compound in Taiz, but I didn’t know that in February 2015)

· Everything else is accurate

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On 26 March 2015 a coalition hastily announced by Saudi began attacking Yemen. That invasion / occupation of Yemen continues to this day, the main protagonists being Saudi and Britain, UAE and USA.


* In summer 2015 Private Eye magazine used my photo in a hatchet job titled “What a lot of Poppycock “, dismissing my evidence of British military complicity in Afghan opium production besides Camp Bastion in 2012. Two years later I exposed the lies Private Eye’s defence correspondent Paul Vicker’s had written in his ‘What a lot of Poppycock’ report. Vickers ‘died suddenly’ three months later.


Truly, for some of us nothing is written, unless we write it