Blair Plagiarized Student Paper Because MI6 Refused to Fabricate al Qaeda Link http://cryptome.org/mi6-mi6.htm The report, released by the British government last Monday, is entitled "Iraq - Its Infrastructure Of Concealment, Deception And Intimidation". It is reproduced online at http://www.number-10.gov.uk/output/Page7111.asp (references below to page numbers relate to the downloadable Word version). The first sentence of the document claims that it draws "upon a number of sources, including intelligence material". This is somewhat misleading. The bulk of the 19-page document (pp.6-16) is directly copied without acknowledgement from an article in last September's Middle East Review of International Affairs entitled "Iraq's Security and Intelligence Network: A Guide and Analysis". http://meria.idc.ac.il/journal/2002/issue3/jv6n3a1.html The author of the piece is Ibrahim al-Marashi, a postgraduate student at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He has confirmed that his permission was not sought; in fact, he didn't even know about the British document until Glen Rangwala, a Cambridge-based Iraq analyst,mentioned it to him. It's quite striking that even Marashi's typographical errors and anomolous uses of grammar are incorporated into the Downing Streetdocument. For example, on p.13, the British dossier incorporates a misplaced comma: "Saddam appointed, Sabir 'Abd al-'Aziz al-Duri as head".. Likewise, Marashi's piece also states: "Saddam appointed, Sabir 'Abd al-'Aziz al-Duri as head"..