Murray Update

by Nathan Hamm on 10/14/2004 · 5 comments

The BBC reports that the Foreign Office has withdrawn Craig Murray as ambassador to Uzbekistan. I guess that’s a fancy way of saying he’s been fired. No reasons were given.


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Tatyana October 14, 2004 at 10:17 am

Would you prefer a reason of “different assignment and new place of residence in capacity as Ambassador to France”(f.ex) was given?
“No comment” is so telling it doesn’t require comments….

Nathan October 14, 2004 at 10:39 am

I’m very happy with no reason. If they hold on to him, they’ll probably send him to some insufferable place without bars.

Or Pitcairn, he might like it there…

(My goodness, that was low of me.)

Tatyana October 14, 2004 at 12:25 pm

This is your blog, Nathan. Vent all you want

Laurence October 14, 2004 at 3:33 pm

Yes Nathan, I enjoy your views…

Nathan October 14, 2004 at 3:58 pm

Well, I’d never censor myself.

At the same time, my tone comes across much better in person. But, I’m all reclusive and whatnot.

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