Face to Face with Annie Machon

2010, Politics  -  11 min Leave a Comment
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Annie Machon is a former British Security Service (MI5) intelligence officer who left the Service at the same time as David Shayler, her partner at the time, to help him blow the whistle about criminality within the intelligence agencies.

By doing this, they had to give up their careers, go on the run across Europe, live in hiding for a year, and then spend the next two years in exile in Paris. They, and many of their friends, family, supporters, and journalists, were intimidated, arrested, and put on trial.

In 1996 she and Shayler resigned to blow the whistle on a series of crimes committed by the spies. These include MI5 files held on government ministers, illegal MI5 phone taps, lying to the government, IRA bombs that should and could have been prevented, the 1994 bombing of the Israeli embassy in London, when two innocent people were wrongfully convicted, the attempted, illegal MI6 assassination of Colonel Gadaffi of Libya.

Drawing on her varied experiences, she is now an intelligence expert, author, journalist, international tour and event organizer, political campaigner, media trainer, and PR consultant. She is also a recognized international public speaker on a variety of intelligence-related and civil liberties issues.

She is a part of the 9/11 Truth movement and believes that the September 11 attacks were conducted by the US government to provide a pretense for war. She also calls for a new inquiry into 9/11.