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18 Feb, 2023 06:37

The crimes of MI5


Annie Machon quit working for MI5 and fled the country when her fellow coworker and lover went to the media about the crimes they had seen inside the organization. These crimes included maintaining secret files on the government ministers responsible for overseeing intelligence services, illegal phone taps, making false statements to government overseers, failing to prevent bombings by the Irish Republican Army, failing to prevent the 1994 bombing of the Israeli Embassy in London, and the attempted assassination of then-Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. On this episode of the Whistleblowers, Machon joins John Kiriakou to discuss why she blew the whistle on MI5 and the tragedies they could have prevented.