Today I sent separate but related submissions to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and the Defence Select Committee of the UK Parliament spelling out why UK military action in Afghanistan is, and has been since October 2001, "terrorism" in the meaning of Section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
The Foreign Affairs Select Committee is conducting an inquiry entitled, "The UK's foreign policy towards Afghanistan and Pakistan".
The Defence Select Committee is conducting an inquiry entitled, "Ensuring Success in Afghanistan: The Role of the UK Armed Forces".
The normal practice of UK Parliament Select Committees is to publish all evidence sent to them. I gave each Select Committee explicit permission to publish the evidence I sent. If they choose not to publish my interpretation will be clear - the committee and/or its secretariat are conspiring to conceal the terrorist nature of UK military involvement in Afghanistan.
I will watch with interest to see if these Select Committees of the UK Parliament follow the odious lead of a former Lord Chief Justice, Lord Widgery, who covered up criminality by a small number of British soldiers on "Bloody Sunday" in 1972.
The choice before the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and the Defence Select Committee is much more stark. Multiple senior UK politicians, civil servants and military personnel have committed offences contrary to the Terrorism Act 2000.
Since prominent individuals such as Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron have committed offences contrary to Section 56 of the Terrorism Act 2000 (which carries a penalty, on conviction, of life imprisonment) the political instincts of the MPs on the Select Committees will inevitably be to "see no evil".
If two Select Committees of the UK Parliament conspire to conceal multiple serious terrorist offences by multiple prominent UK politicians it will make Watergate seem a mere tea party by comparison.
Will any member of either Select Committee have sufficient integrity publicly to ask serious questions? I'm not holding my breath.