"there is no suggestion so far that either
of the men did anything that harmed
national security or put lives at risk."
NO suggestion! That is the point of this whole blog entry. Came across this info by accident. Has anyone other than myself made this observation or seen a possible connection here? My suspicions are raised, but I admit this is all speculation on my part.
The Royal Marine Commando [English], fighting against the communists in Korea, maritime raiders, elite troops of the British, giving the communists a lot of grief, the commando also seeing combat as part of the U.S. Tenth Corps [X] during the battles around the Chosun reservoir. Elite English troops accompanied by an "embedded" British journalist - - a man who presented a security risk of the gravest nature.
[that term "embedded" would not have been in use at the time!]
Tom Driberg. Long-time now deceased English member of parliament AND A DEVOTED COMMUNIST SINCE HIS TEEN YEARS - - A MARXIST, A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT [Labour] - - A JOURNALIST - - AND THE ONE MAN YOU WOULD EXPECT LEAST LIKELY TO WANT TO HAVE A "GO" AT THE COMMIES IN KOREA!
"Thomas Edward Neil Driberg, Baron Bradwell . . . was a British journalist and politician who was an influential member on the left of the Labour Party from the 1940s to the 1970s"
While serving as a journalist in Korea, WAS FOUND TO HAVE BEEN IN GROSS NEGLECT OF HIS ELECTED DUTIES, CENSURED!!
"he was severely censured in 1950 for gross neglect of his parliamentary duties by taking three months off to report on the Korean War"
Driberg, actually reporting from the field, desiring to be "up-close" to the action.
"The journalist and MP, Tom Driberg, accompanied both these raids as a war correspondent and wrote a consolidated account in Reynolds News, a now defunct Sunday newspaper."
What exactly was occurring here? Driberg was on a mission of espionage for the communists, posing as a journalist? Gathering data and info of interest to the North Koreans, the Chinese, the Soviets. It should be obvious [??] where the sympathies of Driberg would have been! Driberg, if indeed on a mission of espionage, not only a security threat to the English but the American Marines as well!
At no point did anyone ever say - - "you are not wanted here, go away!"
Driberg also was not a man unfamiliar to the world of intelligence, spying, espionage. Was for a long time an agent of British internal security MI5 and also an agent of the KGB [code named Lepage] SIMULTANEOUSLY! AND WAS A FRIEND AND "PERSONAL CONFIDANT" OF THE ARCH-TRAITOR GUY BURGESS!
You take it from there!
"Either man" refers to both Driberg and Raymond Fletcher, a contemporary of Driberg, also a British member of parliament and an agent of the KGB! They are [were] everywhere!
Perhaps I am just too paranoid! Or am I?