You have to ask yourself why Barry George, just released, spent eight years in prison wrongly accused of the Jill Dando killing, in a case where it was pretty obvious he had been framed right at the start.
Dando’s murder was clearly a professional killing, in which the killer’s getaway in a speeding car was observed, a professional ‘hit’ type of non-splash bullet was used while Jill Dando was made to kneel down. The killer was seen by neighbours. The description they gave was not compatible with George.
Barry George was a local man with low IQ and someone not able either to carry out a professional style killing or defend himself very easily against false accusations. He was the ideal person to frame, but the least likely to have been responsible. See him speaking to the Police HERE.
It is curious, you might say, as to why he was locked up for eight years, and you might be forced to consider who was trying to cover up what, and who was using Barry George as the method to get the Dando killing out of the media.
If you go back to the time of Dando’s killing, you have to remember that it took place during the Blair-walks-on-water pre-internet-blogging era, when Blair could tell as many lies as he liked, and backed by a fawning media, expect to get away with it. Those who stood up to the lies, such as David Kelly, who was certain there were no WMD in Iraq which threatened the UK, could expect to be ‘dealt with’. The media covered up for that little tidying up exercise too.
The Dando killing had nothing to do with Iraq, which came later, but it could have had something to do with one of Blair’s earlier military interventions – in the Balkans. The bombing of the RTS Serbian TV station in April 1999 was controversial, and it led to the deaths of several workers at the TV station.
It was stated that Blair had been especially keen for the TV station to be bombed, and after it took plcae, he was to the fore in publicly defending the attack.
Without going into the rights and wrongs of the bombing of Belgrade, and the bombing of the TV station, it would not be beyond the imagination that the Serbs had decided to order the killing of Dando, the darling of British TV as a demonstration to Blair that Serbs would not take the bombing of what were, in their view, civilian targets, lying down. They wanted to show that British civilian television targets were just as vulnerable as Serbian.
Blair argued at the time that the RTS TV station in Belgrade was a key part of Serbian military operations and was effectively a disseminator of Serbian propaganda. He may have been right. But if Dando had been killed by the Serbs in revenge for Blair’s role in the bombing of the RTS station, it would explain why the Police might have been instructed to frame Barry George, to protect Blair from potential criticism.
Look at the dates –
The RTS Belgrade bombing – April 23rd 1999
Dando’s killing – April 26th 1999
George’s QC, defending him at his first trial thought that Dando’s killing was likely to have been ordered by Serbian military, as that was reported by military intelligence as follows –
From Timesonline –
One of the most dramatic theories emerged in court at the first trial when George’s barrister, Michael Mansfield, QC, revealed a plot that included Radovan Karadzic and his enforcer Arkan.
They produced a National Criminal Intelligence Service report suggesting a hitman was following the orders of Arkan, the Serbian warlord, who wanted retaliation for the Nato bombing of a television station in Belgrade. Miss Dando was also thought to have angered some Serbs after she presented a programme raising money to help Kosovan orphans in 1998. She even received hate mail about the broadcast.
The fact she had been forced to her knees and executed with a crimped bullet, a device that can prevent blood splashing on the gunman, suggested the work of a professional hitman.
If the National Intelligence Criminal Service was right, then Dando was a casualty of Blair’s Kosovo Crusade, and George’s imprisonment was the price of keeping that fact quiet.
The biggest casualty of Blair and his use of the media has been the complete collapse of trust in government in Britain, which took place during the Blair years. ‘Spin’ ruled while truth died. It has yet to recover.
The release of Barry George, and the realisation of the wrongfulness of his conviction is a start. But until the full story of Blair and his lies gets told openly, and people in Britain realise how much they are being lied to and deceived on a day-to-day basis, there will not be any serious recovery.
UPDATE – See a very detailed Guardian article from 2002 explaining the full story of the Serbian ‘possibility’ HERE