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Thursday, January 01, 2009

Franck Grevil

Mr. Grevil is formally being accused of leaking three classified “threat assessments” to a Danish newspaper in January/February 2004, in order to substantiate claims made verbatim to the same newspaper.
However, the documents demonstrated that the Danish prime minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, misinformed the parliament and the public when he said that "Iraq has weapons of mass destruction.". Moreover, Grevil's leaking of information demonstrated that the Danish government knew that all evidence suggested that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq before Denmark participated in the invasion in Iraq in 2003. Nevertheless, when the government proposed to the parliament that Denmark should participate in the invasion, it was asserted that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
Grevil was sentenced 4 months to jail for leaking this information.

MAJOR FRANK GREVIL: [ ...] to make it short, it all started back in August of 2002 when we were prompted to provide reports and we did so continuously afterwards. Reports on Iraq. And at that time we realized—I mean, I was a member of a small group dealing with wmd. We realized that we had virtually no sources of our own so that we had to rely entirely on U.S. and U.K. information, and that would be final reports, intelligence estimates issued and then handed to us, so that what we did then was virtually [inaudible]. It continued all the way until the Danish parliament passed the law on the 19th of March 2003 to join the so-called Coalition of the Willing, and the parliament in my opinion at that time didn’t receive the information it needed to make a sound decision. I waited to react until about one year later, that was in January or February of this year when I saw that there was an ongoing debate in the Danish parliament where the opposition was in vain trying all the time to get hold on at least some of the documents that the government had that were not at that time presented to the parliament, and I couldn’t as a democratic citizen live with the fact that the government was withholding crucial documents. So, finally, I decided to make contact to these journalists who wanted to see some hard facts, hard evidence, before they would run a story on it. I only had had a few days to decide whether I would hand out the documents or not, and finally, I did.

Source: Democracy Now and TV2 (in danish)

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