President George W. Bush wanted to bomb Al-Jazeera studios in Doha (Qatar), revealed the November 22, 2005 edition of the Daily Mirror. However, Prime Minister Tony Blair dissuaded him from doing it because of the consequences of aggression on an allied State could have had (The most important American military base in the region, outside Iraq, is located in Qatar).

This is what the publication of a secret memo reveals. It reproduces the text of the conversation the two men had on November 16, 2004. The British Prime Minister’s spokesman refused to make any comment on the document by saying he never reacts to illegal leaks. Proceedings were begun against an official, David Keogh, suspected of having transmitted the secret memo to the press through a lawyer.

Al-Jazeera was the first television network to cover conflicts live highlighting the point of view of the victims of the Anglo-Saxon Empire. The United States had already bombed Al-Jazeera’s office in Kabul. Bagdad’s was next. In addition, they succeeded in trying and sentencing Al-Jazeera’s best reporter in Spain, Tayseer Alouni, for terrorism based on anonymous reports supplied by the CIA and Mossad.

Harshly questioned this week by the State Department for its participation at Conference Axis for Peace 2005, the Qatari channel had to make it clear that its presence at the event was for professional purposes only, that is, to cover it and not to fund it.