BBC2 2320-0050 (just) Was I the only person who stayed up to see this? Takes as its premise the fact that, while other national carriers learned of the 2 Aug 90 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, and diverted their aircraft to alternative airports, HMG allowed BA149 to proceed blithely to Kuwait City as Iraqi lead elements reached that location, resulting in an extra 350 or so Brit, US, German & French passengers as hostages for Saddam's human shield. The reason(allegedly): to infiltrate 4x deniable 2-man OPs into Kuwait to feed info back for Desert Shield and Desert Storm/Granby. Obviously some psychological damage to all concerned. Only one casualty: the Emir of Kuwait's brother and Head of Kuwaiti security, killed by the Iraqis. Morality vs. Good int discuss... Btw Further programmes on BBC2 tonight (Baghdad A&E) and Wednesday (Lawyers from the Saddam trials) in case anybody's interested.