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Baroness (Daphne) Park of Monmouth, who was the senior MI6 officer in the African country at the time, said she had "organised it", according to the Labour peer Lord Lea.
"I mentioned the uproar surrounding Lumumba's abduction and murder, and recalled the theory that MI6 might have had something to do with it. 'We did,' she replied, 'I organised it.'"
Lord Lea went on to claim Baroness Park had indicated that the reason was because of concerns that Lumumba may be a communist siding with Soviet Russia.
Originally posted by Peruvianmonk
Taking in to account that there is only one second-hand oral source on this story we cannot confirm that this is actually true. However given the rumors that have swirled around this murder ever since it occurred I would not be surprised by its validity.
If so it is just another example of the typical British establishment arrogance, cruelty and racism. Maybe the Congo (now the DRC) would have had a chance at stability if it wasn't for this and the western lust after their resources.
(visit the link for the full news article)edit on 2-4-2013 by Peruvianmonk because: Spelling
The British Establishment started at home, eradicating the English nationality and culture.
Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin
A very interesting article S&F OP.
I think it’s difficult to establish how accurate this claim actually is because this is second hand information but all the same it makes for interesting reading.
Originally posted by dowot
Is this, when the Belgians, sent in a hit squad?
If so, not that certain the UK would have much more than an advisory role to play?