Derek Plumbly

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(diplomat, propagandist)
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Born15 May 1948

Sir Derek Plumbly is former director of the Middle East department at the Foreign Office.


Referring to the 2000 Riyadh Bombing, Gordon Logan wrote that Plumbly was "routinely knighted to cover up the cock-up on his watch".[1]

Operation Mass Appeal

Full article: Operation Mass Appeal

According to journalist Neil Mackay he was "one of the key figures" in the propaganda operation entitled Operation Mass Appeal, which ran from the late 1990s to facilitate to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.[2]


  1. Document:The MI6 Bombings in Saudi Arabia
  2. Neil Mackay, (2006) The War on Truth, Glasgow: Sunday Herald Books, p. 105