The Blair-Bush Letters

by craig on May 19, 2014 7:00 pm in Uncategorized

If anybody is surprised that key letters between Tony Blair and George Bush on launching the invasion of Iraq have gone missing, they have not been paying attention. On both sides of the Atlantic, the Obama and Cameron regimes have consistently and continually covered up the crimes of their predecessors, from launch illegal wars of aggression to instituting programmes of torture and extraordinary rendition and murder.

The motive in both cases is the same. Not only are the senior politicians in all mainstream parties members of the same “club”, committed to the same neo-conservative principles and indebted to the same corporate paymasters. But also these crimes involved the active complicity of thousands of senior members of the establishment, in the armed services, the secret services, the diplomatic services and other public servants. To come clean would take down thousands of people still in public service. or in other high places. In the UK, for example, war criminals Sir Richard Dearlove now master of Pembroke College Cambridge and Sir Mark Allen of Shell are only two who would have to go to jail. I am sorry to say that I am convinced that some people I know and like myself, ought to be sentenced. Not that it will happen.

When a state embarks on illegal war and systematic torture and murder, as a state, the ramifications go extremely wide. Literally thousands of highly placed people are implicated. There is nothing short of political revolution which would bring justice.

It is fascinating how far even the “liberal” media will and will not go in reporting these crimes. The murder part is almost entirely left out – it is well documented, for example, that scores of rendition flights went to Uzbekistan, including many from the CIA black base in Szymano-Szczytny in Mazuria, Poland. But it is almost never noted that not one person who was rendered to Uzbekistan ever emerged alive. They were all murdered.

The astonishing disparity of wealth in the UK – with just nine families owning as much as the poorest 15 million in the country – has now reached the point where, together with the crimes described above and the takeover of all main parties by the same neo-con philosophy – I have become, for the first time in my life, a political revolutionary. I have, unexpectedly, lost my faith in the ability of the currently constituted “democratic” system to provide a fair society. That seems to be because the extreme and escalating concentration and control of capital coincides with the extreme and escalating concentration and control of the media. That media control seems, despite the availability of alternative new media, to have sufficient power of influencing people to grant untrammeled hegemony over society to the wealthy.

Working on the Voltairian basis that il faut cultiver le jardin, I shall continue to work for Scottish independence on the grounds that smaller polities have a greater chance of resistance, a kind of theory of political asymmetric warfare, and that for cultural reasons there has been a less complete neo-con takeover of political debate there.

To return to Chilcot, there is a sense in which it is good that he has not yet reported. Chilcot is holding out to be able to include the Bush-Blair correspondence, which offers conclusive proof that the “WMD” meme was a knowing lie to justify a vicious and pre-determined war. The recent Tory pressure for early publication is for publication without these documents. Much better to wait and get the actual proof.

The idea that two heads of state corresponding on taking their states to war can be “private” and kept from their people, is so outrageous that the fact it is stated at all is, in itself, sufficient evidence of the media control being as complete as I assert. It is a laughable proposition. Besides which, if these were private letters, why were Sir David Manning and Sir Christopher Meyer delivering them at public expense? Can we charge Blair for this service? Meyer and Manning don’t come cheap. It was, incidentally, Sir David Manning who brought back to No. 10 the request from the White House that I be sacked as British Ambassador in Uzbekistan for kicking up a fuss internally over extraordinary rendition.

After careful consideration of the Rome Statute, I am convinced that an independent Scotland will be able to refer Blair to the war crimes tribunal at the Hague, and I am determined to make sure that this happens.

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  1. In 2012, Israel-Firster Tony Blair along with George Bush was declared a War Criminal by the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal (KLWCT) in Malaysia.

    Member of British parliament, George Galloway, is producing a documentary, ‘The Killing of Tony Blair’ (watch a video below) which is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

    http://rehmat1.com/2014/04/07/the-killing-of-tony-blair/

  2. ” have, unexpectedly, lost my faith in the ability of the currently constituted “democratic” system to provide a fair society.”

    - Welcome, Craig. I must say, I (and I think this applies to a great number of us) have been waiting.

    Vive la Revolution!

  3. pete fairhurst

    19 May, 2014 - 7:32 pm

    Excellent post Craig, I agree with virtually everything that you say. And all power to you in your quest to nail Blair; it needs to happen. He seems to get a free pass from everyone else

  4. You speak for nearly ALL of us here Craig.

    Well said.

    For truth and justice.

  5. If the State becomes your enemy, then you must become an enemy to the State.

    The law of self-defence trumps all other laws.

  6. Hardly surprising, given the rambo character of our governors.

    Just recently the NYT executive editor was sacked for wanting to have the Times Magazine do provocative coverage on the Bush administration, the culprits who let the 9/11 tragedy happen, not even showing up for the opening of the national memorial about it last week, but the toady press, even including her now at the Wake Forest commencement, has covered it up completely.

    Increasingly, everything really important is in the process of being erased, thanks to the covert way in which war is carried on.

  7. “there is a sense in which it is good that he has not yet reported.”

    Indeed. There’s also something very satisfying when a company man goes off script.

    I also don’t think it’s unhelpful to have the Tories calling for publication, it only helps bring attention to the very good reasons why Chilcot is stalling.

  8. “I have become, for the first time in my life, a political revolutionary. I have, unexpectedly, lost my faith in the ability of the currently constituted “democratic” system to provide a fair society.”

    I cheered out loud to read this. Great news mate. I look forward to hearing what you are thinking.

    May I recommend radical decentralisation for your consideration.

  9. Until a few minutes ago I didn’t care much about the Scottish independence debate, however your last sentence has sparked an interest. Yes, I know I’ve been easily won over.
    The diminishing lack of confidence in the political systems worldwide you write about are very much like my own realisation. A friend has been telling me for years that the only thing that will change things to any degree is a violent revolution. Even then it would only be a temporary improvement (I assume he means until the next set of pigs get themselves comfortable around the trough and set in motion the process of making themselves wealthy to the detriment of virtually all other inhabitants of our planet).
    As you say, despite existing (relative) freedom of the internet the mass media have the masses convinced of a parallel universe, despite so much evidence to the contrary.
    It is still rather shocking that these people have the brass neck to say that the Blair/Bush letters have gone missing.

  10. Michael Robinson

    19 May, 2014 - 8:47 pm

    “I shall continue to work for Scottish independence on the grounds that smaller polities have a greater chance of resistance”

    Yes, the evidence is incontrovertible: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coalition_of_the_willing#Usage_over_Iraq

  11. “After careful consideration of the Rome Statute, I am convinced that an independent Scotland will be able to refer Blair to the war crimes tribunal at the Hague, and I am determined to make sure that this happens.”

    I’d be interested to know in more detail how you work that out. It seems to me that Blair is (more?) liable to prosecution for the crime of aggression rather than war crimes as such. This is unfortunate as the necessary ratifications of the amendment to the Rome Statue haven’t been made to bring this crime under the court’s jurisdiction.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amendments_to_the_Rome_Statute_of_the_International_Criminal_Court#Amendments_on_the_crime_of_aggression_.282010.29

  12. Sorry, I don’t quite understand you: if the letters between Tony Blair and George Bush on launching the invasion of Iraq have gone missing, what is the point of waiting to get the actual proof? What proof? Waiting for the letters to re-appear?

    There should be copies of those letters, shouldn’t there?

    As to your statement that “To come clean would take down thousands of people still in public service” – I see no problem with that.

  13. Very much agree Craig. A Yes in September would send shock waves through our system, but before that hopefully happens , we have the European elections.
    The dissatisfaction with those in power isn’t just confined to the British Isles.
    This is going to manifest itself in a few days with a considerable swing to the right in the EU. None of these parties seem to be working in unison for the moment, but can you imagine what kind of chaos they could bring to Brussels ,should they ?
    Here’s a take on the ” Life of Brian” sketch , re said parties… sorry, its in German, but funny never the less.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esvjJTENY7s

  14. George Galloway is against Scottish Independence. He claims to be anti establishment but clearly he is anxious to maintain the comfort of Westminster for his own personal selfish benefit. He is supposed to be trying to expose Tony Blair and I actually contributed to his project, but now that he has been exposed as a hypocrite I think we will find that he is just another trough feeder looking out for himself and his chums with no genuine concern for ordinary people. Scotland must become independent as its the only way to escape from the scammers and conmen like George Galloway and the rest of them at Westminster who live off our backs. #voteyes

  15. Jermyn St. Jim.

    20 May, 2014 - 12:04 am

    ‘Gordo’, Your knowledge and insights, concerning George Galloway, display not only, a singular and abysmal paucity of political acumen,but also, quite evidently, an equally deficient in due diligence understanding of his own position, vis-a-vis, what in all likelihood, will be a resounding ‘No’ Result, on September 18th. On the plus side, for you and your intrepid ilk, however, is the fact, that someone of Craig Murray’s stature, has seen fit, to ally himself, with ‘Salmy’ Saltire’s, brave new, Souteresque sanctioned, Caledonia, albeit for far more noble reasons and egalitarian aspirations, than the incumbent and putative stalwarts and scions, of Scottish Neo-Nationalism, in Holyrood….;)

  16. Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    20 May, 2014 - 12:11 am

    Craig

    “After careful consideration of the Rome Statute, I am convinced that an independent Scotland will be able to refer Blair to the war crimes tribunal at the Hague, and I am determined to make sure that this happens.”
    __________________

    Let us assume that you are right and that Scotland would be ABLE so to refer: are you equally convinced that Scotland would actually DO so and what are your reasons for thinking that (apart from your belief/hope that “smaller polities have a greater chance of resistance”)?

  17. Excellent post with a lot of wisdom. Glad to see you have that fire in your soul Craig to pursue these war-criminals to their destiny. Like you say, things have gone too far with control of the media. There was a Panorama programme tonight on the Ukraine which demonstrated just how lowered the BBC has become in its lack of objectivity. While it quite justifiably criticised pro-Russian activists who murdered somebody simply for wanting to hoist a Ukrainian flag, and the perpetrators can only be described as animals. It followed this item with a very short clip of the murder scene of more than forty people in the Trades’ Union building in Odessa, but made it appear that the same people were responsible for that. Those in the know know it to have been Pravy Sector thugs. What an omission that that was not mentioned. I used to believe Panorama and Horizon programmes to be well-researched, factual and trustworthy. Or was I naive in the seventies and eighties too and I have only realised it over the last twenty years?

  18. Jermyn St. Jim.

    20 May, 2014 - 12:43 am

    Trowbridge H Ford, Ed Davies, and other commenters, it might be revelatory, to peruse this youtube clip interview of Professor Francis A. Boyle, who states, inter alia, some 8 minutes and 33 seconds into the interview, that…”The Wheels of Justice, might turn slowly, but they DO TURN, and I am confident, that at some point, we’ll be seeing Bush and Blair, in the Dock, somewhere.If I don’t get them, some other Lawyer, will get them”……;)…….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQVgigPgCN0

  19. John Friend: 9/11 Museum run by “Holocaust” industry

    [craigmurray.org.uk - link to Holocaust-denial blog deleted]

  20. In the light of the fact that the current war crime spree against the Syrian people is a joint effort between US UK IS and Al Qaida, which has the tacit approval of the entire Muslim Scholars, it is likely that exposure of the political colaboration and lies of the last 20 years of the War on Terror would bring down the Muslim scholars as much as it would bring down US and UK political elite.

    There is a blatant inconsistency in their support of the Israeli campaign to destroy Syria on the pretext of the Alawis calling to the prophet’s SAW grandson Hussain instead of Allah, when their allies the Zio=Christians call to Jesus instead of Allah.

    Neither the Muslim scholars or political leaders nor the USUKIS leaders wanted to be hung out to dry by exposure on Craig Murray’s blog etc. They both detest their murderous connivance being held up to the light of truth.

    The English Civil War by God’s Grace settled the political battle between total top-down domination of the Roman Catholic church and those who had read the Gospels in their native tongues in the Protestant church.

    I remain optimistic that the political cofederacy of the Muslim scholars and the USUK and other IS dominated empires will also be settled by the outcome of the Syrian Civil War.

    The ordinary Muslims of the world are witness to the fact that politcal condederacy with the enemies of Islam is totally forbidden in the Qur’an. The dreadful torture and massacres of the last 20 years are the result of an intellectual experiment by the Muslim scholars in political compromise.

    What we in the UK learned from the Thatcher years is that nations survive in spite of their political leaders only through human decency and prayer.

    The spat between the West and Russia, and the conviction of Abu Hamsa, are political spin to create an illusion of non-collaboration. A very broad and complicated game is being played by the Muslim and Non-Muslim brokers of power against the people.
    Politics is always about self, and Allah is always with the victims of power.

  21. I have been experiencing a taste of neo-con excessive power at work.

    I work for agencies, most of which create a contract by which I agree not to miss any work, and through their sub-contracted pay system, they are my sole employers (the sub-contacted accounting firm)

    Last week I started at the construction site of Jaguar Landrover as an agency worker. The sub-contracted Health & Safety company informed us in the induction that we would be liable to recorded disciplinary procedures, from quiet word, to yellow and red cards. I was not informed in the induction that I had to wear safety gloves, which I thought was strange. The first warning therefore soon appeared.

    Was the induction recorded? I don’t think so, but I’m sure the warning was.

    We had our first break at 11.30 having started at 07.30. The only refreshment was a bacon caravan for maybe 200 workers. It was closed. The only alternative was hot water right on the other side of the factory 15 minutes walk round trip. The factory was warming up in the hotter weather.

    Thirdly, we were forced to arrive half an hour early to catch a bus from outside the site in unpaid time, adding an extra hour to our 10 hour day.

    God is Great! I walked straight into work on a sensible site with human administrators, four brews to soothe our tired, hot bodies, 07.00, 10.00,12.30, 02.45. I left at 18.00 having done a useful, constructive day’s work.

    My point is that the disparity of incomes, loss of Union power, dispersal of contracts to small companies competing in a recession, dispersal of rights through temporary contracts to individuals, ability to use video and audio CCTV to continuously monitor, etc etc, have led management to the conclusion that they can treat us like prisoners, not workers.

    How much capital has bled out of the UK car industry through bad industrial relations? Here is a new chance, and a new start, being ruined from the start by the same old same old divisive management attitudes that bankrupted the old UK car industry.

  22. Jermyn St. Jim.

    20 May, 2014 - 2:30 am

    Rodney Shakespeare also is of the opinion, that there will be a calling to account, in respect of Blair…….http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/05/18/363197/uk-hide-evidence-on-torture/

  23. A very powerful and important post Craig.

    Thank you.

  24. James Chater

    20 May, 2014 - 6:00 am

    Samll countries tend to do well: The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Singapore, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark. Most other countries are just too big.

  25. Ref ‘The astonishing disparity of wealth …..’

    ‘Credit Suisse helped ‘tax cheats’
    The Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse pleads guilty to helping some US clients avoid paying taxes to the US government and agrees to a $2.6bn (£1.5bn) fine.’

    We are not told who the ‘tax cheats’ are. How many of them have dual nationality in the so called ‘only democracy in the Middle East’?

    ‘Credit Suisse is not alone. US prosecutors are chasing more than a dozen other Swiss banks for allegedly helping wealthy Americans dodge US taxes, and at the press conference, they hinted that there would be more settlements to come.’

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27478532

  26. Hi Craig,
    You’re putting yourself out on a limb, pity there aren’t more honourable men and women like you, that were prepared to look after our future generations.
    This idea of Blair being placed before the ICC is an excellent concept, I can only hope it comes to fruition.
    I think my sentiments would be the reaction of the majority of residents of the UK regardless which side of the border they reside.
    bLiar and his cronies will be having sleepless nights in future.

    Keep up the good work.

  27. Ba'al Zevul (à bas Pangloss)

    20 May, 2014 - 8:21 am

    I’ll be very glad to help research Blair either for an ICC or a fraud trial. Or both. If Blair continues to function, civilisation is an empty concept. Genuine offer. As to the rest; agreed.

  28. Ba'al Zevul (à bas Pangloss)

    20 May, 2014 - 8:27 am

    “Not only are the senior politicians in all mainstream parties members of the same “club”, committed to the same neo-conservative principles and indebted to the same corporate paymasters”.

    What? Next you’ll be claiming it’s all because of the near total control that world Jewry has over western Politicians.

    No he won’t. And never will. Now check out the corporate bodies donating to our (elected) democratic representatives, and you’ll find he’s right.

    (PS, Just ignore AIPAC’s input into the US system, though. Or you might start suspecting near total control…etc)

  29. Interesting on Blair/war crimes. Somewhat related: could an independent Scotland offer sanctuary to whistleblowers like Snowden and Assange?

  30. Ba'al Zevul (à bas Pangloss)

    20 May, 2014 - 8:52 am

    I don’t normally do this, but the stuff in some of these comments is truly interesting. The thread explores Blair’s claimed success in Sierra Leone, and ties this in with his intervention in the 2012 Glencore/Xstrata merger. There are some useful links. I am intrigued by Blair’s allegedly continuing association with Glasenberg, and of course his strange positioning as the representative of both God and JP Morgan on Earth.

    It’s on David Icke. Yes. Sorry. But if you are a Blair-watcher, read it. Icke’s fans cite their sources, unlike some here…

    http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showthread.php?t=271979

  31. Hats off to you Craig. The issue hasn’t gone away or even reduced in recent years in spite of efforts of the media to rewrite history and rehabilitate our former PM.

    @John Goss: this replaced the scheduled Panorama programme and was typical “neo-BBC”. The latest news to come out of the Odessa TU building is that traces of chloroform and phosgene were found. There is also a “Letter from Odessa” written by a teacher who grew up in that area, lived there all his life, and felt he had to say something:

    http://www.oneworldofnations.com/2014/05/the-nazi-danger-letter-from-odessa.html?spref=tw

  32. Ba’al Zevul said before:

    Kyzylordia. There’s a name to conjure with. Seems an angel from the Office of The Holy Blair has recently been meeting someone with a view to getting money for something in Kazakhstan:
    http://strategy2050.kz/en/news/8188

    Doctor Doctor (sic) Andreas Baumgartner, a suit who does business stuff, runs Blair’s Abu Dhabi front op.
    http://ae.linkedin.com/pub/dr-dr-andreas-baumgartner/47/2b9/7b0

    If you go to the Baumgartner link, alongside is a list of names under the heading ‘Viewers of this profile also viewed’. There you see the name of one David Knott.

    He now works in Cameron’a government as Deputy Director and Head of Social Action and before that as Deputy Head, Government Advisory Practice. Going back to 2004 he has held a variety of senior posts in Brown’s and BLiar’s government in the Cabinet Office, DfID etc He was also seconded to Australia for a short time.
    http://uk.linkedin.com/in/davidmknott

    Is there not some sort of conflict of interest or are we ‘all in it together’, as ever. Also given Cameron’s love affair with Blair, his “mentor” etc., blah, blah.

    Heywood of course moved seamlessly working for one government to the next, commencing as BLiar’s principal private secretary, then Brown’s and now Cameron’s. He must know ALL the secrets. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Heywood

    Do these top honchos in the Civil Service maintain complete impartiality and work for the good of the people who pay their salaries? :)

    PS Some other interesting names if you keep linking round on Linked In.

  33. Missed out the inverted commas.

    Ba’al Zevul’s comment was:

    Kyzylordia. There’s a name to conjure with. Seems an angel from the Office of The Holy Blair has recently been meeting someone with a view to getting money for something in Kazakhstan:
    http://strategy2050.kz/en/news/8188

    Doctor Doctor (sic) Andreas Baumgartner, a suit who does business stuff, runs Blair’s Abu Dhabi front op.
    http://ae.linkedin.com/pub/dr-dr-andreas-baumgartner/47/2b9/7b0

    ~~

    The rest of the post is mine.

  34. Back to Baumgartner – Representative Middle East North Africa Central Asia at The Office of Tony Blair – and all those visits that sleek black BLiar jet makes to the region.

    Syr Darya
    A beautiful river that ‘rises in two headstreams in the Tian Shan Mountains in Kyrgyzstan and eastern Uzbekistan—the Naryn River and the Kara Darya which come together in the Uzbek part of the Fergana Valley—and flows for some 2,212 kilometres (1,374 mi) west and north-west through Uzbekistan and southern Kazakhstan to the remains of the Aral Sea.’ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syr_Darya

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8516200.stm Factual about the diminishing glaciers and as we know BLiar is obviously concerned to limit pollution in his climate change work for JP Morgan.

    “Kyrgyzstan has significant deposits of metals including gold and rare earth metals. Due to the country’s predominantly mountainous terrain, less than 8% of the land is cultivated, and this is concentrated in the northern lowlands and the fringes of the Fergana Valley.

    Thats my JPMorgan boy! Very relevant to his envoyship too. Go get those goodies Tony. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyrgyzstan

  35. Ba'al Zevul (à bas Pangloss)

    20 May, 2014 - 9:42 am

    “Not only are the senior politicians in all mainstream parties members of the same “club”, committed to the same neo-conservative principles and indebted to the same corporate paymasters”.

    Further to that, this topic throws up at least one supporting argument. The merger of Xstrata and Glencore, creating a gigantic global mining and commodity conglomerate, was at least partly facilitated by Blair. Who is at least known to Glasenberg. The boss of Xstrata (who was eased out of the conglomerate) was Mick Davis. Who donated £509K to the Conservative Party in the year of the takeover alone.

    http://politicalscrapbook.net/2013/06/conservative-party-donors-tax-havens/

    That’s in addition to helping to bankroll the Fox-Werritty disaster, and numerous other donations.

    In passing, like Michael Levy, Blair’s fundraiser when in government, Mick Davis is a prominent member of the UJIA -

    http://www.powerbase.info/index.php/United_Jewish_Israel_Appeal

    Lotta connections there. So it can be a little difficult to assign loyalties to the very rich people who are actually in the driving seat. Let alone inconvenient principles. Can’t it?

  36. “I have become, for the first time in my life, a political revolutionary…” Eh? I thought you’d been going on like that for years. Judging from past experience, I predict that in a few years you will be saying that Western democracy is not so bad, same as the transition from “Gordon B is a @#*1!!” to “Gordon B is not so bad after all..” :)

  37. A remarkable blog, I congratulate you for the clarity of your thinking, Sir.

  38. When Lady Thatcher died, I was rather sad that, like her or loathe her, due respect was not shown to the recently-deceased. However, I am not at all sure I will not be among the cheering crowd lining the street upon which the rotting corpse of the Blair creature is dragged by its gonads.

  39. Ba'al Zevul (à bas Pangloss)

    20 May, 2014 - 10:22 am

    Meanwhile, in withholding protected evidence, USG admits ongoing multitargeted investigation re. Wikileaks, and by implication Assange.

    http://www.smh.com.au/world/assange-targetted-by-fbi-probe-us-court-documents-reveal-20140520-38l1p.html

    Court record here -

    http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/wikileaks_doj_05192014.pdf

  40. I think this is one of Craig’s best and most powerful pieces. I agree that “the senior politicians in all mainstream parties are members of the same “club”, committed to the same neo-conservative principles and indebted to the same corporate paymasters”, but that this infiltration is very much wider than political parties. It also infects the entire mainstream media and powerful institutions throughout much of the world.

    I am convinced that neocon ideology is inherently evil, and directly responsible for gross human suffering on a vast scale. Yet most people will have absolutely no idea what it is, nor where it came from. We can all theorise about that, but what I want to more fully understand is the methods used to achieve such infiltration and dominance across the planet, by what is actually a tiny clique of very few, very powerful people. How can all our institutions, and points of control, have been so corrupted, in such a relatively short period of time?

    In my view money, bribery and blackmail do not have sufficient leverage. I think something else is going on, which involves almost satanic / religious / psychological mind control at multiple different levels. Unless we more fully understand such techniques, we have little or no defense against them. Its all very well coming to the conclusion that psychopaths have taken control, but if that control includes all the instruments of law and justice, such that the most powerful criminals are isolated and secure against prosecution, how do we protect ourselves from them? What is to stop them moving on to the next stage, such that the horrors we already see in other countries such as Yugoslavia/Iraq/Afghanistan/Libya/Syria/Ukraine envelop us too? Drones and GPS work just as well in the UK, as anywhere else, as can Fascist thugs.

    Tony

  41. Jermyn St. Jim., 20 May, 2014 – 12:43 am – Thanks for that video link, rather confirmed my assumption that the limitation of jurisdiction in the Rome Statue was deliberate and at the instigation of the US.

  42. @Tony: That was my point a couple of months ago when I came back to Craig’s blog. Germans are a really decent, principled people, but in the 1930s they were systematically groomed to accept any level of violence towards a goal of world domination. Plenty of good psychology in the 1950s showed this “mass psychology of fascism” could happen to any people. I guess the lessons learned have been largely forgotten…

  43. “I think this is one of Craig’s best and most powerful pieces. ”

    Please add ‘COURAGEOUS’.

    You have my full support Craig

    From Australia.

  44. Au contraire, Peacewisher – they have been well learned and developed further, only by the wrong people, of course.

    Nice to see you, Tony – hope you are keeping well.

  45. offended:

    resentful or annoyed, typically as a result of a perceived insult.
    “he sounded rather offended”
    synonyms: upset, hurt, wounded, injured, insulted, aggrieved, affronted, pained, displeased, distressed, disgruntled, put out, annoyed, angered, angry, cross, exasperated, indignant, irritated, vexed, piqued, irked, stung, galled, nettled, needled, peeved, ruffled, resentful, in a huff, huffy, in high dudgeon, fed up; More
    antonyms: pleased

    The lady on Radio 5 spent 15 minutes telling us how offended she was at the premier leagues worker Peter Scudamore.

    I am sorry but I agree sexism has it’s place and either way it is perceived i find somewhat less offensive than a bucket load of offenses that most here would also take great offence.

    The lady on radio 5 who opened up Scudamores emails is seeking legal action to help her come to terms with her offended position.

    Sorry for my deluded writings but it is all so offensive.
    Enjoy your day.

  46. Three essays on the Truthseeker today comprise my Holy Triumvirate of ‘foundations’/substantiations

    (i) Bilderbergs’ Silent Takeover of Britain’s 60billion Defense budget-Tony Gosling
    (ii) Lessons from the Sinking of the Titanic -Rebel of Oz
    (iii) Surfing the Lowlands with Friends in High Places -Les Visible

    (i)- a ‘family history’ in which our Dutch Queens got involved with tawdry, low-level German ‘nobility-NOT’ NAZIS
    (ii) – a romantic if doomed Love story-from the Netherlands to DownUnder and back to Germany, Canada, Pakistan, Australia…which kind of demonstrates how our hearts (COURAGE) DO live on, and on…..ETERNITY
    (iii) -where I come from (the mud of the Lowlands, and whence I return….

  47. Ba'al Zevul (à bas Pangloss)

    20 May, 2014 - 11:14 am

    More lulz at the Astana Anti-Crisis Forum this week. Once you’ve got over the potted bio.

    http://astanaforum.org/2014/en/author/tony-blair

    One “brutal regime” Tony knows better than to remove, or do much about:

    http://www.economist.com/blogs/banyan/2013/11/tony-blair-kazakhstan

  48. ‘I have, unexpectedly, lost my faith in the ability of the currently constituted “democratic” system to provide a fair society. That seems to be because the extreme and escalating concentration and control of capital coincides with the extreme and escalating concentration and control of the media. That media control seems, despite the availability of alternative new media, to have sufficient power of influencing people to grant untrammeled hegemony over society to the wealthy.’

    Exactly. But there is some kind of revolution going on. I know you don’t like UKIP but if you look at the readers’ comments in the Daily Mail after one of the never ending smearing articles, you’ll find that a huge majority of the readers are utterly disgusted with the political elite. I’ve never seen such a thing and find it very, very encouraging.

  49. Ruth

    I quite agree. The wave of discontent with the political elite is being ridden by UKIP, because (despite UKIP’s whinges) that is where the mainstream media show an alternative. A common view is that any change must be better.

  50. Ba'al Zevul (à bas Pangloss)

    20 May, 2014 - 12:11 pm

    This too is relevant. Tony Opmoc asked how it was possible that the socio-political system had been subverted so thoroughly and quickly – actually he put it more clearly than that, see above – and the answer is the formal doctrine of globalisation. This is now seen by the fat cats as the cure for the crises caused by their own greed. And once again, Blair provides a lead. The conference he is probably being paid at least ten times my annual wage to address is this one:

    http://www.group-global.org/en/page/view/516

    Reading between the lines we see that the “crisis” is basically concerned with rich people being impeded in the act of filling their boots – the concerns of the proles being tertiary.

    And, in this, very rich FSU people, very rich Chinese people and very rich Western people are speaking essentially the same language. Be very afraid.

  51. Gordo
    19 May, 2014 – 10:24 pm

    “George Galloway is against Scottish Independence.”

    Yes he is and I disagree with him but he is entitled to his view.

    “He is supposed to be trying to expose Tony Blair and I actually contributed to his project, but now that he has been exposed as a hypocrite…”

    How has he been exposed as a hypocrite Gordo? Is it because he disagrees with you on Scotland?

    “Scotland must become independent as its the only way to escape from the scammers and conmen like George Galloway…”

    Sounds like he’s upset you Gordo.

  52. Scouse Billy,

    “well learned and developed further” – agree completely, though I think they have now got too arrogant, and one step beyond, such that even people who read the Daily Mail, and even the Israeli Government (which takes some doing), can see through their lies and evil, and are disgusted at their insanity which goes even beyond what they would consider.

    I think both Syria and The Ukraine are a turning point, in that ordinary people, not normally politically aware, are revolted at what they see and the involvement, complicity and lies from our Government and media.

    Hope you are keeping well too. Can’t complain myself. Not only am I amazed I’m still alive, it still works O.K.

    Tony

  53. Ba'al Zevul (à bas Pangloss)

    20 May, 2014 - 1:22 pm

    Used to be called brainwashing, didn’t it?

    We engage your target audience via conventional,
    Digital, Social, Viral and Experiential media channels driven by culture-specific analyses

    http://global-ny.com/wp-content/uploads/Global-US_Market_Entry-2013.pdf

  54. Thanks, Jermyn St. Jim, hope your confidence is justified, but I strongly doubt it.

    Jill Abramson was less able in seeing that real justice was served regarding the vast 9/11 cover up than she was in seeing that Clarence Thomas didn’t become a Supreme Court Justice.

  55. Active Interest

    20 May, 2014 - 1:45 pm

    Excellent post.

    “I have become, for the first time in my life, a political revolutionary. I have, unexpectedly, lost my faith in the ability of the currently constituted “democratic” system to provide a fair society. That seems to be because the extreme and escalating concentration and control of capital coincides with the extreme and escalating concentration and control of the media.”

    Welcome hermano.

    And from a progressive perspective, Scottish independence offers both a much greater chance of escaping the austerity-ridden stranglehold of entrenched British state power, and the opportunity to create a more egalitarian society. Either of those would be reasons enough to support independence, but when we also consider that the alternative is maintaining the status-quo, it seems a no brainer. If it might make it more likely to bring Blair to justice too, then all aboard the good ship self-determination!

    Solidarity.

  56. Post by “Oddie” at 01.25:-

    “John Friend: 9/11 Museum run by “Holocaust” industry
    Link to blog run by Holocaust denier. Why is this still here?

    [craigmurray.org.uk - thanks, deleted now]

  57. Ruth & Craig

    A “wave of discontent with the political elite” expressed as online comments and voting for another party is the same old same old. The idea that such things make “some kind of revolution” is an illusion that sustains the corrupt system we have.

    Our discontent needs to be expressed in unsanctioned ways.

  58. @Peacewisher,
    20 May, 2014 – 9:17 am

    Some of the bodies had bullet holes to the head. There is a lot more to this than is at first apparent. It was a carefully-planned operation with those involved having access to the roof of the building.

    As to the school teacher’s letter it must be like a nightmare for good people in the Ukraine to see the seeds of Fascism once more planted on their land. It is a moving letter. I wonder what people who have shown support for Pravy Sector and Svoboda on this blog would think reading that letter?

  59. Like what, Phil?

    I haven’t discovered anything that makes a bit of difference.

  60. doug scorgie

    20 May, 2014 - 2:36 pm

    Rehmat
    20 May, 2014 – 1:20 pm

    “…Rupert Murdoch, a Zionist Jew…”

    I must inform you Rehmat that Murdoch is a Zionist but NOT Jewish.

    It helps if you check the facts otherwise our Zionist friends on this blog will scream anti-Semitism!!

  61. Ba'al Zevul (à bas Pangloss)

    20 May, 2014 - 3:00 pm

    Errrr…craigmurray.org – hadn’t you better delete the link to John Friend on Kempe’s post?

    I mean, really ironic, yeah?

  62. “That media control seems, despite the availability of alternative new media, to have sufficient power of influencing people to grant untrammeled hegemony over society to the wealthy. “

    38 degrees campaigning group are warning members of a prospective trade deal which perfectly illustrates the above.

    “Right now, officials in the US and EU are secretly negotiating a hugely influential and dangerous trade deal which would put the profits of big business ahead of our welfare, health and environment. [1]

    It’s called the “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership”, or “TTIP” for short, but in reality it’s more like a Christmas-list for big business. The negotiations are shrouded in secrecy, but leaked details suggest the deal will:

    - Allow companies to sue governments if they make decisions which negatively affect big business’ potential profits (like capping energy prices, or introducing plain packet cigarettes.) [2]

    - Stop future governments from rolling back privatisation of our public services, such as the NHS, energy companies, or the Post Office. [3]

    - Relax the rules which protect consumers, our environment, our welfare and health services, to much weaker US levels. [4]“

    NOTES
    [1] World Development Movement: EU-US Trade Deal:
    http://www.wdm.org.uk/food-and-hunger/eu-us-trade-deal-written-banks-banks
    [2] The Guardian: The lies behind this transatlantic deal:
    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/02/transatlantic-free-trade-deal-regulation-by-lawyers-eu-us
    [3] Independent: NHS could be ‘carved open’ by US health profiteers:
    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/nhs-could-be-carved-open-by-us-healthcare-profiteers-warns-shadow-health-secretary-andy-burnham-9292530.html
    [4] EurActiv: TTIP means trading away better regulation:
    http://www.euractiv.com/sections/science-policymaking/ttip-means-trading-away-better-regulation-301454

  63. lucydiclonius

    20 May, 2014 - 3:19 pm

    Graham W Phillips a reporter for RT ,UK citizen and top bloke is being held by the National Guard in Maripol any idea how to approach the British Embassy to deal with this?

  64. John Friend’s piece is right on target about 9/11 and its memorial except for his questioning its three thousand plus victims.

    But I find the anti-semitism it elicits distasteful.

    I recall the Swedish Jewish couple who commemorated Anna Linidh’s cruel assassination so tellingly and graphically that the Israeli Ambassador to Sweden felt obliged to wreck it.

  65. Thing to remember about UKIP is that they’re there to scoop up discontents.

    A managed operation.

    Couldn’t quite do it with BNP. Remember how they tried. Much too much baggage. Another try with EDL and its dancing partner UAF came to naught.

    Elite manufactured entities all.

    Should Scotland seccede from the UK then you’re looking at the final collapse of English power on the world stage. Actually happened some time ago, but this will be the first public performance.

    This too will be managed.

    English scapygoats aplenty. A whole history of their utter horribleness on endless replay.

    Trials likely.

    And each of us will play our part in this unfolding drama, the script already written.

  66. Ba'al Zevul (à bas Pangloss)

    20 May, 2014 - 3:58 pm

    A Node – timely info.

    More on the corporate takeover of government:

    http://corporateeurope.org/sites/default/files/attachments/record_captive_commission.pdf

  67. doug scorgie

    20 May, 2014 - 4:31 pm

    A Node
    20 May, 2014 – 3:19 pm

    “That media control seems, despite the availability of alternative news media, to have sufficient power of influencing people to grant untrammeled hegemony over society to the wealthy. “
    “38 degrees campaigning group are warning members of a prospective trade deal which perfectly illustrates the above.”

    Absolutely correct A Node. The 38% group is struggling to get the message out to the public when it should be the duty of our media to inform us properly on the consequences of this deal.

    A deal that is completely anti-democratic and puts profits over people.

  68. Crackerjack piece, Craig Murray – bloody well done.
    Throughout the run-up to Chilcot there were persistent rumours that the anti-Blair faction inside the FCO would destroy Moral Tone by releasing this very correspondence.

    When – showing their usual degree of spine – the Sir Humphreys failed to do this, my one source at the time assured me, “Don’t worry…the Obama administration will release it to further smear the GOP in the end”. That didn’t happen either.

    All I can say is that Mr Blair must have some very entertaining pics/videos/screen captures/affidavits squirreled away somewhere in Zurich.

  69. “Errrr…craigmurray.org – hadn’t you better delete the link to John Friend on Kempe’s post? ”

    Actually I was going to suggest the same thing. I really shouldn’t have cut and pasted the whole post.

    Friend’s whole blog is so crackpot I wonder if he really believes it or if it’s just a hoax. Sadly I think he might really believe it.

  70. @Gordo
    Scotland must become independent as its the only way to escape from the scammers and conmen like George Galloway and the rest of them at Westminster who live off our backs
    How does an independent Scotland escape Scots like Galloway, Blair, (Brown and Cameron[yes!])? Will all Scots to the right of Marx be exiled?

  71. doug scorgie

    20 May, 2014 - 4:44 pm

    “In a key agreement Venezuela created a new corporation, Petro-Palestina, through which Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA will send oil to Palestine at a subsidised price.

    Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro committed to sending an initial shipment of 240,000 barrels of oil.”

    “It is not clear how the shipment will reach its destination, as Israel maintains an economic blockade of the Palestinian territories.

    However Maduro said that he didn’t anticipate a problem and that the oil’s passage could be agreed through “dialogue”.”

    http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10692

    I’m not as optimistic as Maduro that the shipment will be allowed in. Zionists being Zionists.

  72. “There is nothing short of political revolution which would bring justice.”

    excellent article, now, with which bits shall we start, council tax boycotts? barricading transport hubs and motorways a la Putin?
    And how do we bring the masses on to the streets? by stopping their benefit payments?
    A BBc production of ‘come die for Britain’?

    How do we do it and where are the computers that need ‘re structuring’?

  73. The Conservatives at Norfolk county Hall are at it again, trying to wrest power for themselves and schemeing as usual. These are the chaps who signe a 682 million contract to bvuilt a 1960′s waste burner, without planning permission.

    This from their deputy top Tory Ian Mackie

    “Dear Fellow Conservatives,
    As some of you may have been aware we have been approached to form the
    Administration on the2TthMay, and regain control of the Council.
    19ljsl20r4
    Page2 of 2
    his was discussed on Friday with UKIP, details of their modest ask for discussion at
    our Group Meeting, Tuesday at 5pm, at County Hall is attached. This would be a
    common understanding, not formal con/UKIP/Lib coalition
    Given where we have been, and where we could end up from now until 2017, this is a
    considerable turn-around, it will give us 600Z control with 45% of the Qouncil, it will
    also ensure that we would have 63 votes in full council and representT5o/o of the votes
    cast inNorfolk. This once only offer is from May 2014 until2017.
    The offer would mean Conservatives have the following posts across the 5 main
    committees:
    1. Leader of the Council
    2. Chairman – PolicY and Resources
    3. Chairman – Communities
    4. Chairman – Adult Services
    5. Chairman – ETD Econ Dev Committee
    6. Vice Chairman – Children’s Services
    7. Vice Chairman – Adult Services
    Conservatives would have the majority on all committees. Conservatives
    Member Special Responsibility Allowances based on the above and other committees
    would Ue C.S,t 17,000pa or c.f,351,000 across the next three years. In
    addition, Conservatives would have the status, office and profile to assist in the 2015
    elections, ensuring we are the ones to deliver azero council taxfteeze in election year’
    we can claim the ciedit for all WE did to create 400 apprentices, launch OIIR Better
    Broadband across Norfolk in 2015 and push for the A47 duelling. We can stop the raid
    on second homes bonuses, halt all the anti Conservative messaging being pumped
    out and ensure our rural roads and capitai assests are not at the mercy of Labour.
    Also attached is a second chart showing how the council will look without this offer.
    This is based on UKIPs discussions with others, but does not form their wish, that is to
    enable us to lead the council again now the committee system is in place. This chart is
    how the council would look until 2017.
    I very much look forward to seeing you on Tuesday’
    Best wishes,
    Ian
    Ian Mackie
    Deputy Conservative GrouP Leader”

  74. doug scorgie

    20 May, 2014 - 5:34 pm

    J Street banned from Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations

    “J Street, recently rejected by the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish organizations, arrogantly claims to be a heroic group daring to criticise Israel when others fear to. But it merely echoes mainstream media and organizations that are constant critics of Israel”

    “Since its inception in 2008, J Street, co-founded by Jeremy Ben-Ami, who is highly experienced and skilled in public relations, has been very successful in gaining access to and presenting its point of view in Jewish and other public forums.It was a legitimate issue for the Conference to discuss whether J Street should be allowed inside the tent.”

    “By a vote of 22 against, 17 in favor, and 3 abstentions, a vote that was related to both ideological and tactical issues, J Street was denied entry.”

    So, even if you are Jewish and support a Jewish state alongside a Palestinian state you get barred from joining the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish organizations!!

    http://www.thecommentator.com/article/4959/j_street_s_one_way_traffic

    What a set of tossers

  75. Yes Doug,
    Bearded man in skirt sings – blanket coverage.
    Trade agreement which will deeply effect everybody in the Western world for decades to come – blank it.

    P.S.

    “What does the name “38 Degrees” mean?
    In nature, avalanches begin when they reach the tipping point angle of 38 Degrees. In the UK, 38 Degrees members work together to bring about real change in the UK by taking action on the issues that we all care about, to create an avalanche for change.”

  76. Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    20 May, 2014 - 6:04 pm

    Mr Scorgie (re J Street – 17h34)

    The Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations

    “By a vote of 22 against, 17 in favor, and 3 abstentions, a vote that was related to both ideological and tactical issues, J Street was denied entry.”

    “What a set of tossers”

    ___________________

    Since 17 voted in favour of admission, surely you meant 22 (or perhaps 22+3) “tossers”, Doug?

    Dunce’s corner awaits!

    Since 17 voted in favour.

  77. Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    20 May, 2014 - 6:10 pm

    Mr Scorgie

    ““In a key agreement Venezuela created a new corporation, Petro-Palestina, through which Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA will send oil to Palestine at a subsidised price.

    Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro committed to sending an initial shipment of 240,000 barrels of oil.””
    _____________________

    Would you not agree, Doug, that this has a whiff of Chavez-esque gesture politics about it?

    Especially as you also quote President Nicolas Maduro MOROS as saying, in an appealingly understated way:

    ““It is not clear how the shipment will reach its destination, as Israel maintains an economic blockade of the Palestinian territories.”

  78. Galloway is no Nationalist. Internationalist for sure. I love to hear him speak but do not agree with his views on Scottish Independence.
    Not sure if anyone remembers the joke, “come home to a real fire, buy a holiday cottage in Wales ” and at the same time there was the so called so called Scottish Liberation Army blowing up pillar boxes and lamp standards in remote locations.It was said that the English were doin it themselves.It never made sense back then but there are rumours that it was MI5 and their army of provocateurs.When I saw the faces of the two SAS prisoners in Basra caught red handed with explosives , detonators , Arab clothes and beards at the same time that Mosques were being attacked all over the south of Iraq, I realised then that we were the bad guys.So with all likelihood our forces were doing the nasty stuff in Scotland and Wales to keep the people quiet. No-one wanted what was happening in Ireland to cross the sea.
    So far it is just disinformation and a loaded press + TV against the Yes movement, but should the polls which get suppressed show a continuing rise in support for Independence, then Westminster will probably let their pitbull’s loose north of the border.
    They won’t let Scotland go.

  79. Well done there Messrs Cameron and Hague! You have done to Libya what Bush and Blair did to Iraq and have obviously not heard of the phrase ‘leaving a vacuum’ as your legacy.

    May 20, 2014

    A Nation Disintegrates
    Libya on the Brink of Civil War

    by PATRICK COCKBURN

    Libya is tipping toward all-out civil war as rival militias take sides for and against an attempted coup led by a renegade general that has pushed the central government towards disintegration.

    In a move likely to deepen the crisis, the army chief of staff, whose regular forces are weak and ill-armed, called on Islamist-led militias to help preserve the government.

    His call came after forces commanded by General Khalifa Hifter stormed the parliament building in Tripoli at the weekend, after earlier attacking Islamist militia camps in Benghazi.

    The fighting has been the heaviest since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 and there are signs that opposing militias and elements of the security forces in different parts of the country and with differing ideologies may be readying to fight a civil war.

    /..
    http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/05/20/libya-on-the-brink-of-civil-war/

  80. “Especially as you also quote President Nicolas Maduro MOROS as saying, in an appealingly understated way:

    ““It is not clear how the shipment will reach its destination, as Israel maintains an economic blockade of the Palestinian territories.””

    That’s editorial, habby.

    Maduro is quoted as saying:

    “that he didn’t anticipate a problem”

    New glasses, re-reading and apologies please.

  81. Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    20 May, 2014 - 6:24 pm

    I’m amused to see that a couple of old tropes have suddenly resurfaced.

    We have the egregious Herbie with the idea that absolutely nothing is what it seems ( a kind of reverse Occam’s razor) – everything is a sinister conspiracy directed by dark, all-powerful hidden forces: thus, UKIP is “a managed operation” and UKIP, BNP, EDL and UAF are “elite manufactured entities all”.

    Followed by “The Slog” (who he?) who appears to believe that the actions or inaction of any public figure can be explained by blackmail:

    “All I can say is that Mr Blair must have some very entertaining pics/videos/screen captures/affidavits squirreled away somewhere in Zurich.”

    (I love the Zurich touch – sooo redolent of the “Gnomes of Zurich” of yesteryear)

    My own opinion is that such dark thoughts are best banished by repeating to oneself, several times a day, the mantra:

    La vita è bella, life is good!

  82. Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    20 May, 2014 - 6:29 pm

    Mr Scorgie

    “Maduro is quoted as saying:

    “that he didn’t anticipate a problem”

    New glasses, re-reading and apologies please.”
    _______________

    He was indeed so quoted, but you do not seem to agree with him whole-heartedly:

    “I’m not as optimistic as Maduro that the shipment will be allowed in.”

    ************

    Who is right, I wonder – President Nicolas Maduro MOROS or Mr Doug Scorgie?

    Only time will tell, Doug.

    I know we can count on you to keep us posted about developments! :)

  83. Standard practice, habby. Standard practice.

    By the way, only a buffoon would argue that “life is good”. It’s far from good and it’s only going to get much worse, I’m afraid.

    But, as we know, you have difficulty reading.

  84. Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    20 May, 2014 - 6:36 pm

    DD

    “So with all likelihood our forces were doing the nasty stuff in Scotland and Wales to keep the people quiet.”
    ___________

    Absolutely correct, Donny, and I can inform you on a strictly confidential basis that Prince Charles headed up operations in Wales (he is the Prince of Wales, after all) and in Scotland it was Prince Philip (because of Balmoral and all that).

    Any thoughts about the various IRA bombings in England? Would love to know who was behind them!

  85. Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    20 May, 2014 - 6:38 pm

    Herbie

    “Standard practice, habby. Standard practice.”
    _____________

    That reminds me of Mary’s “same old, same old” expression.

    Do you use the same instruction manual?

    ********************

    La vita è bellissima, la via non è dolorosa!

  86. Have you ever read any history, habby?

    If so, what did you learn?

  87. I am reminded of an old neglected house plant I had completely forgotten to water and attend to. It was wilted and its leaves were dropping off. Suddenly, all by itself, it came to life and wouldn’t stop growing as if by magic.

  88. Right, Nevermind, I have found writing letters to he media and politicians about the most serious problems are just wasted, unacknowledged efforts, posting provocative articles in Europe, the UK, and the USA about all kinds of dirty tricks in the hope they will provoke telling libel cases in the courts go nowhere, adding things to sites like this are simply ignored, getting others to write similar ones result in the same way, etc.

    All it accomplishes is all kinds of insults, lies, and real threats which would have succeeded if it had not been for my being most healthy for my age, a good bit of luck, and a modicum of intelligence by me about what was afoot before it was too late.

    Our covert governments do not take lightly serious claims and complaints.

  89. Ever heard of the Lavon Affair, habby?

    It was a failed Israeli false flag effort where they targetted innocent tourists in Egypt, hoping to blame it on the Muslim Brotherhood.

    “JERUSALEM – After half a century of reticence and recrimination, Israel on Wednesday honored nine Egyptian Jews recruited as agents-provocateur in what became one of the worst intelligence bungles in the country’s history.”

    http://www.ynetnews.com/Ext/Comp/ArticleLayout/CdaArticlePrintPreview/1,2506,L-3065838,00.html

  90. Or what about the Dr. David Kelly assassination, Herbie, where the resident Mossad kidon in Britain killed him with the knives and drugs it was allowed to have in its war on Islam?

  91. Obomber, Cameron and the other war criminals will be inflicting their presence on the Welsh in September. That will be a shutdown in a wide area then.

    ‘The 2014 Nato Summit, hosted by the United Kingdom, will take place at the Celtic Manor Resort near Newport on September 4-5, with other events being held in Cardiff over the course of the weekend.’

    Nothing to do with the outcome of the Scottish referendum vis-à-vis Faslane a fortnight later I suppose??

  92. Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    20 May, 2014 - 7:40 pm

    “How Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Became Propaganda for Imperial Policy
    Posted by The Editors on May 20, 2014, 6:03 pm

    Glen Ford: Western intervention aims to make region malleable to neoliberal economic policies and further militarize the continent:..”

    _____________________

    Right on cue and retold with apparent approval from Mary, a wonderful example of the kind of Herbie-”thought” I identified in my comment at 18h24 today!

    Of course – Boko Haram is ” a managed operation” and “an elite manufactured entity” – all courtesy of the CIA/Evil West, of course. Noblessse oblige!

    And, as a little bonus, the hint that the “girls” are not quite what they seem. Of course they’re not: just like the scenes at the Boston Marathon bombings, the picture of the abducted girls reciting verses from the Koran somewhere in the bush are surely fakes, with actresses supplied by Hollywood.

    Idiots!

  93. Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    20 May, 2014 - 7:46 pm

    Herbie

    “Ever heard of the Lavon Affair, habby?

    It was a failed Israeli false flag effort where they targetted innocent tourists in Egypt, hoping to blame it on the Muslim Brotherhood.”
    _________________

    Yes indeed, Herbie, I do know about the Lavon affair over 60 years ago.

    And now – your point is…? Relevance to UKIP, whom you were writing about?

    Illuminate us, Herbie, I need a good laugh, even though my present mood is one of:

    La vita è bella, life is good!

  94. “Or what about the Dr. David Kelly assassination, Herbie, where the resident Mossad kidon in Britain killed him with the knives and drugs it was allowed to have in its war on Islam?”

    Link please. I have little doubt that Dr David Kelly, another graduate of my alma mater, was murdered. Those of us who have been trying to find out by whom, and when exactly, and why the body was moved (if it was moved), and why Thames Valley Police will not release the photographs and videos that might support, or not, the government’s Hutton Inquiry, held in contravention of coronial law, and why such photographs and videos are on hold till we are all dead would be very pleased to see your evidence. Do you have any?

  95. HabbaStrauss: Still got your head stuck in the Negev.

    If you’d been keeping up with current affairs instead of trolling for a living,you would have heard the British Govt had their fingerprints over all sides in the “troubles” It made some bombings deadlier and it certainly got more people killed than necessary.S’pose when you’re fighting yourself ,you know when its time to give up.

  96. Another storm in a teacup, a bogus controversy of the establisment’s making. Does anyone really think seriously that the mass-murdering Bush and Blair, in writing -are going to have made any significant disclosures that would assure they end their days incarcerated. These letters will be anodyne formalities and ego-stroking with a view to posterity, their eventual release with a flourish and hypocritical mouthing of platitudes on the theme on open-ness, will be a let down trumpeted as exculpating these genocidaires, ‘all smoke no fire’, told you so, they’ll say. Get Cameron, get Hague, you’ll get Saint Blair, get Saint Obama impeached, unseated, defrocked and you’ll be able to get Bush I and II in the dock, and clear up much unfinished business. The Bush crime family however has private islands off the Florida coast, seemingly outside US jurisdiction, defended by enough weaponry to launch ww3 entirely on their own, possibly even N/B/C. Not to mention the Bush family own vast tracts of the South-American continent, bigger many times over than the entire British Isles. There’s a surfeit of evidence, these letters could only merely gild an already unanswerable case. The rats would have run down their rat-lines to their boltholes by now if these letters were at all compromising. There’s plenty of room for the Blair dynasty and entourage there too, in Florida’s billionaire’s redoubt or the Paraguayan Bush Lands, there’s enough space for the entire Conservative, Liberal-Wotsits and Labour party royalty, MPs and their remaining delirious fanbase too, if Blair could be persuaded to take them with him I don’t think anyone would stand in their way.

    The humanitarian in me thinks we should have some sort of sanctuary for these tortured creatures, deservedly reviled everywhere they go and facing extinction. Please consider donating something, you could sponsor a war-criminal, you’d get quarterly progress reports and a glossy colour photo too; a contribution of just £50.00 a week could keep a Congress Member or Westminster Parliamentarian high as a kite on drugs and keep a bright light switched on all night in their cell, or it could pay for waterboarding lessons with a qualified instructor.

    Yours sincerely,

    D. E. Spot

    ps. Does anyone have a copy of the Ladybird Book of International Law, I could borrow.

  97. Just look for my articles about the ‘false flag’ assassinations of Kelly and Lindh on cryptome, codshit, truth seeker, etc.

    Think they answer all your questions.

  98. doug scorgie

    20 May, 2014 - 8:28 pm

    Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !
    20 May, 2014 – 6:36 pm

    “Any thoughts about the various IRA bombings in England?”

    “Would love to know who was behind them!”

    Er…the IRA??

  99. Habbabkuk (La Vita È Bella) !,

    The Slog, is a blog run by a bloke in his 60′s originally from Manchester, but now living in the South of France. Some of the stuff he writes is occasionally quite brilliant, but he is not one for most old conspiracy theories, especially 9/11. When he was a schoolboy from a humble background, although I think he was brought up a Catholic, he also used to play for a Jewish football team…and you must know what this tribal thing is like particularly if it involves football.

    To think “La vita è bella, life is good!”, and be an optimist, is commendable and very much my attitude too. Unfortunately though, for many Millions of people, life is a complete horror story, largely because of exceptionally evil people, who want to control all our lives and impoverish and make war on us, whilst enriching themselves. To deny such conspiracies, are regular occurrences, is to be completely disconnected to what is actually going on in the world. I accept that many people are like this, and I too was myself, until about 20 years ago, when I had a wake up call in Halkidiki, Greece of all places. The teenage young children’s entertainer – suddenly had to leave to fight a war in Yugoslavia. 4 years later in 1999, We (NATO) were dropping bombs on the country. I was completely horrified, and finally woke up. When it comes close to home, and no one stands up against it, it eventually arrives on your doorstep. So far nothing has stopped the tide of horror, and it is getting worse.

    Tony

  100. Trowbridge, I’ve read your blog. It is speculation. We need facts. Can you point me to anything that is factual, because if Dr David Kelly was murdered, which many people suspect, we need to be able to nail the culprits.

  101. Everyone has a hashtag these days.

    #Bring back our girls

    #Now Find our sailors

    #Don’t stop searching

    http://media.skynews.com/media/images/generated/2014/5/20/310334/default/v1/family-2-626×352.jpg

    Should we have a Twitter campaign

    #Find the Blair Bush letters

    ??

  102. Craig,perhaps you should have your lunch with Farage?he is the most likely to agree to a full investigation of Blair,and might possibly be in a position to deliver.

  103. Resident Dissident

    20 May, 2014 - 9:29 pm

    “Chilcot is holding out to be able to include the Bush-Blair correspondence, which offers conclusive proof that the “WMD” meme was a knowing lie to justify a vicious and pre-determined war.”

    How do you know or is this just conjecture.

  104. Resident Dissident

    20 May, 2014 - 9:31 pm

    “…the junta in Kiev is clearly provoking Moscow in every possible way”

    I don’t you think that there might just be the tiniest bit of provocation aimed in the opposite direction?

  105. It is certainly not my blog, and what is posted of mine is not just speculation.

    I talk about the boat and its kidon, moored on the Thames the whole night until Louise Holmes et al. found the body in thick woods about 50 yards away after a long, rough walk along the river- what the TVP got access to by driving in on the field on the other side. While Holmes party was retracing its steps to get out of the difficult area, the body was taken by helicopter to Harrowdown Hill to get it as far away from the murder scene and the murderers as possible where it was easily rediscovered, though the body displayed all the effects it had had while struggling with the kidon, etc.

    Just read the testimony of the revenant sources – though conveniently taken in reverse order of relevance to reduce the existence of all the foul play.

  106. Resident Dissident

    20 May, 2014 - 9:37 pm

    Very revealing how vineyardaker introduces Zionism into the Russian Ukraine conflict.

  107. John Goss,

    If you haven’t already, read Norman Baker’s book “The Strange Death of David Kelly”. It is very well researched and very well written. Unsurprisingly, even though he is now a Home Office Minister, they will not let him read the classified files on security issues, which is ironic, hilarious and very revealing.

    “Norman Baker, who believes the MI5 covered up murder of Dr David Kelly, will not see top secret files
    Norman Baker accused security services of death cover-up in book
    Home Office has told soy chiefs that Baker is frozen out of security issues
    Home Secretary Theresa May said to be ‘spitting tacks’ over appointment”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2450671/Norman-Baker-closed-door-theory-David-Kelly-murdered.html

  108. During his recent visit to Israel, Labor party boss, Ed Milliband assured Benjamin Netanyahu that London will never allow Iran to have nuclear capability.

    Ed forgot what Israeli lawmakers thought of British politician when his elder brother, David Milliband announced in March 2010 that British government had decided to expel an “un-named Israeli diplomat” in response to its passports being used in the Dubai assassination of one of Hamas’ leading freedom-fighters, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh – two members of Israeli Knesset, Aryeh Eldad and Michael Ben-Ari, called David Miliband and the entire British nation as “dogs” and “anti-Semite”.

    “I think British are behaving hypocritically and I don’t want to offend dogs on this issue, since some dogs are utterly loyal,” Aryeh Eldad of Israel National Union (MK).

    “The British may be dogs, but they are not loyal to us, but rather to an anti-Semitic system,” Michael Ben-Ari, MK

    http://rehmat1.com/2010/03/26/israels-british-zionist-dogs/

  109. @John re Graham Phillips: He’s a very brave British citizen reporting in a war zone, but… “for the other side”. You know.. the bad guys. You saw the BBC prog last night.

    Same as “Bush Blair letters”, I suppose. We’ll protest but get no publicity because the mmedia already has him nailed as “supporting the bad guys”. So what do we do then? I don’t know what you think about new agey stuff, but it costs nothing to visualise positively regarding his release.

  110. From top of page

    Craig Murray
    Vauntie Cybernat, Former Ambassador, Human Rights Activist

    “Vauntie cybernat”?
    Wasn’t that in Dr Who? :-)

  111. Yes Tony, thanks, I’ve already read Norman Baker’s book, and agree it is well-researched. He’s stumped, like the rest of us, and does not make any conclusions. Although the police operation was called ‘Operation Mason’ he points out that it was nothing to do with Freemasonry, just an alphabetical coincidence, and I have no reason to doubt that. The most important anomaly seems to be that when the body of David Kelly was first found it was leaning against a tree. By the time the paramedics arrived there was a gap between the tree and Dr Kelly’s head sufficient for one of the paramedics to get behind.

    Hutton was contacted to conduct the Inquiry (now drubbed a whitewash) as soon as Tony Blair informed his old friend Lord Falconer that Dr Kelly was dead. Miles Goslett and the Daily Mail have been tenacious in pursuing a ‘need to know’.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2362659/Revealed-How-Blair-fixer-picked-judge-David-Kelly-Inquiry-just-hours-weapons-inspectors-suicide.html

    Can you actually believe that Hutton was engaged to conduct an inquiry a long time before the selected pathologist arrive on the scene?

  112. Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    20 May, 2014 - 11:13 pm

    Mr Scorgie

    “Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !
    20 May, 2014 – 6:36 pm

    “Any thoughts about the various IRA bombings in England?”

    “Would love to know who was behind them!”

    Er…the IRA??”
    _______________________

    Oh, good! At least you’re not accusing the UK govt of false flag operations here.

    That must count as progress. Let’s see if you can do even better :

    do you share DoNNy’s view that “with all likelihood our forces were doing the nasty stuff in Scotland and Wales to keep the people quiet.”, Doug?

  113. Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    20 May, 2014 - 11:30 pm

    Tony _ Opmoc (20h41)

    Thank you for that.

    Re your other comment on Ukraine/Russia, you will surely know that describing people (or peoples!) as “fascists” was Uncle Joe’s favorite term of (deadly) abuse from the advent of Hitlerism until well after the end of WW2. For instance, any Eastern European who for – some inexplicable reason – objected to Uncle Joe’s plans for the future of his country after WW2 was labelled a “fascist”.

    Uncannily similar to the labelling of the Kiev govt as “Nazis” by Mr Putin’s crew and various Eminences on this blog.

    +++++++++++++++++

    “Life has become better, life has become merrier!” (J. Stalin, ca. 1934)

  114. Peacewisher, we were discussing the teacher from Odessa and suddenly you plant Graham Phillips into my basket. I am so sorry to hear about him and have no advice as to how we can pressure the Yatsenyuk-loving UK government to intervene on behalf of a UK journalist.

    http://rt.com/news/160188-rt-journalist-detain-army/

    Sorry, RD, forgive me again this is Russia Today, you know, the programme that’s not worth watching because of its bias. I could not find anything about it on the BEEB. Perhaps you have some ideas as to how a UK journalist might be allowed to do his work.

  115. “George Galloway is against Scottish Independence.” – We have an older (80+) member of our local (Scottish) CND group who is objecting to Scottsh CND signing up to the Yes Campaign, on the basis that it is more important to remain in British CND to influence the British gov’t's decision about renewing Trident. To me (aged 50+), his stance is delusional, to him, it’s part of his personal history of (old) Labour Party activism. There’s no changing his opinion, same way as there’s probably no changing Galloway’s, though both in their own ways have been valuable campaigners in the past. The world’s changing – nationalism, in terms of Scottish independence, is a different word than some previous bids for nationalism – but only if we’re vigilant and make sure our new independence does the right thing. If (and I pray) when, we get independence, that’s when the real hard work will start.

  116. At least two of the groups call themselves fascists, Habby. They are followers of Bandera, who is now proclaimed the great hero, and presumably this was passed by a majority in parliament. How much more do you need? Read up on recent history of the Kiev government in Ukraine… since 2010 elections

  117. @John: That guy was/is almost unbelievably brave, as were/are the two Russian journalists working for Life News.

  118. Peacewisher, probably the two groups you refer to are called Pravy Sector and Svoboda, they are spearheaded by Yatsenyuk, who’s Fatherland Party, the largest, helped form this coalition of fascists. I fight against such parties, I do not make them my friends.

  119. Peacewisher ‘unbelievably brave’. They do not like it. They use the same approach that got Shaker Aamer and Moazzam Begg arrested, tortured in Bagram, Guantanamo and elsewhere, by offering a bounty. A question: who do you think are their mentors? Couldn’t be those, by any chance, who offered bounties on the heads of ‘outlaws’ and robbed the native Americans of their hunting-grounds and fishing areas, could it?

  120. Tony M

    Liberal – what seats were looking for?

  121. Good form Tony_Opmoc – so nice to hear from you.

    I am reminded of an old neglected house plant I had completely forgotten to water and attend to. It was wilted and its leaves were dropping off. Suddenly, all by itself, it came to life and wouldn’t stop growing as if by magic.

    Quite fitting, be it the magical power of intention Mary – Craig has raised that power and we are convincingly the endemic garden of connected thoughts to out the vile for the desirable to flourish and survive.

    Maintain the shield.

  122. We can provide Same old sTory seats, you’re not as Green as you look seats, Slave Labour seats, U-kip while we wreck the country seats. Discreet, premium service to suit all political perversions/persuasions.

  123. @John: Our whole country fought against their ideology, and the USSR fought with us as allies. Bandera was defeated. He should be forgotten. Presumably Rumania had their fascist leader in ww2 supporting Hitler, but I don’t think their government would pronounce him as a hero. And Mussolini… nuff said. Why should OUR Britain support such regime, however? And why should our mainstream media support them? The inevitable result will be millions of Ukrainians killed and a fascist state on Russia’s doorstep.

    Interesting anecdote about George Galloway and the 80 year old who believe in “The Union”, and just can’t change their thinking no matter what. Maybe also some influential UK politicians have a belief that “Washington is right”, no matter what.

  124. Here is just a short list of those in the public eye,and they are just a few of many.
    Gareth Williams, Dr David Kelly, Stephen Ward and Allan Turing, all British Intelligence workers who committed suicide by persons unknown.

  125. Dave Lawton, yes, Alan Turing, is a suicide I never questioned. Especially after what he did in leading the cracking of the Enigma Code. You would have thought hey had forgiven him for being ‘queer’. Did he leave a note. Nearly all real suicides do if, they are honest and do not want to cause unnecessary work for their loved ones. I am not an expert and realise some people are so disturbed they just do the desperate thing.

  126. Norman Baker MP is controlled opposition i sense.

  127. When one considers the UK security services of the last hundred years it seems perfectly clear that the grestest danger to UK national security has come from within their own ranks e.g.Philby,Burgess,McLean et al.

  128. The heir to our ‘throne’ has likened President Putin to Hitler! Wonder what Putin thinks of him?

    It is high time he realized that he should keep his opinions to himself and should not follow the example of his father.

  129. I’m surprised at Prince Charles. I thought he had more independence of thought than that… And he’ll be meeting Putin face-face in a couple of weeks. Time for a history lesson, perhaps?

  130. Jermyn St.. Jim.

    21 May, 2014 - 1:59 am

    ‘Jives’, I wouldn’t want to speculate unduly, about your allegation concerning Norman Baker’s integrity, in this matter, suffice to add, that George Galloway, had to the best of my recollection, asked him on several occasions, to come into the TALKSPORT Studio, as his Guest, when he (GG) was doing his Mother of All Talkshows, but Mr Baker, never seemed to ‘make it into the Studio’, and no explanations were ever furnished, as to why..;) Here is a very brief clip,however of George chatting with him, on the telephone, about Dr Kelly….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMtBUsiIkQI

  131. Jermyn St.. Jim.

    21 May, 2014 - 2:15 am

    ‘Jives’, Permit me to further furnish you with another youtube clip, featuring Mr Baker, which may just possibly, dissuade you of your earlier stated supicions, apropos Mr Bakers broader motives and bona fides, concerning the Investigation into Dr Kelly’s Death….;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0QbDTtl2A4&list=PLqkEUFvQ4CfEEZ-85mQGZRemQmSz9VSf2

  132. Jermyn St Jim,

    Cheers for the links,il check them out when ive got time.

  133. Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, former prime minister of Malaysia for three decades, is beck in the news. In a latest post on his personal blog, he has blamed Boeing and American government for the disappearance of Malaysian plane MH370.

    http://rehmat1.com/2014/05/21/mahathir-mohamad-on-jewish-lobby/

  134. @john Goss

    Is it possible to be a left wing fascist. I believe in education and rule of law. You cannot force principles on people but as a society censorship and social engineering through cultural manipulation would produce better well being among society.

    With the spear of our wars of aggression against alien societies the first part of the wests social engineering complicit in fragmentation and division of peoples other forms of social engineering would be favourable .

    How John would you support international unity and in what for?

  135. I’m inclined to agree with Tony_M, ie that Bush and Blair would not have made overt references to doing the wrong thing in their correspondences. At best, those letters will only reveal conveniently ambiguous nudges and winks. And benign verbiage liberally sprinkled with words like “freedom”, “democracy”, “liberty” and “justice”.

    Blair : “Hey George, have we found those ‘WMDs’ yet? Might need to send the SAS into the Oil Ministry to find the maps that point to them, so we can liberate the people and bring freedom and democracy to the people. Did anyone check inside Hussy’s Teddy Bear?”

    Bush : “Teddy Bear, LOL! Yes. The boys at the Firm said that all they found was some vintage Jewish porn, a used cigar and an old sock. I am so keen about bringing freedom and democracy and justice and freedom to the people of Iraq that I will be sending some B52s in to fight the war on terror to bring democracy and justice to the people of Iraq.”

    Blair : “I agree. Freedom and democracy for the people is what I’m in it for. Our chaps at the office have a few fellows in their care who might know a thing or two about some plans to deny justice and freedom to the people of Iraq. Can you help us out with that?”

    Bush : “Don’t you worry about that none, Tony. I’ll get the guys to send a transporter to pick’em up and transfer them to our friends in Egypt. Those guys are really good at translating, I hear. The Iraqi people won’t know what fuckin’ hit’em when freedom and democracy crushes those motherfuckin’ terrists who hate freedom and democracy and the people of Iraq.”

    Blair : “Splendid. I’m sure those fellows will be happy to know they’re off to see the Pyramids. And that last part about freedom and democracy for the Iraqi people was very eloquently put. Especially the bits about the people and the democracy and the freedom for the people of the democracy of Iraq.”

    Bush : “Thanks, man. ‘Preciate your support. When this is all over, the free liberated people of democracy will be crying so much they’ll choke on their words and I’ll say – Hey, I get it already! You’re fuckin’ welcome.”

  136. ‘On Monday, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Pier 21, Canada’s national immigration museum, during their four-day tour of Canada.

    It was, Marienne Ferguson told the BBC, “just a little remark. I didn’t think it was going to make such a big uproar”.

    The prince chatted to Ms Ferguson, who left Poland for Canada just prior to the Nazi occupation, and some of whose family died in concentration camps.

    “He [Charles] asked when I came to Canada, I told him 1939,” said Ms Ferguson.

    “He made the remark that now Putin is doing some of the same things that Hitler was doing.

    “I agreed – you know, he is taking countries the same as Hitler did.”‘
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-27497899

    ~~~

    Mr Peter Hunt, Royal Correspondent, last heard from outside the Lindo Wing when Baby George was born joining in the adulation.

    ‘Peter Hunt Royal correspondent, BBC News
    It was, Marienne Ferguson told the BBC, “just a little remark. I didn’t think it was going to make such a big uproar”. It has had significant ramifications because it was uttered by a man who will one day be head of state.

    The British monarchy is in a period of subtle transition. Prince Charles is, slowly, taking on more of his 88-year-old mother’s workload. As a result, there’s a renewed focus on the type of king he will become.

    Privately, Charles – a passionate prince – probably won’t be too bothered he’s highlighted the actions of President Putin. Others at Buckingham Palace and the Foreign Office are likely to be less sanguine.

    And his critics – he has plenty for a person who’ll one day occupy a unifying role – will see this as yet another example of an unelected hereditary heir meddling when he shouldn’t.’

    In all events, the Israelis will be loving it.

  137. doug scorgie

    21 May, 2014 - 8:50 am

    Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !
    20 May, 2014 – 11:13 pm

    “…do you share DoNNy’s view that “with all likelihood our forces were doing the nasty stuff in Scotland and Wales to keep the people quiet.”, Doug?”

    I have to admit that I hadn’t read DoNnyDarKo’s comment (20 May, 2014 – 6:14 pm) when I made my comment.

    However, I have now. I don’t know much about the Welsh and Scottish incidents mentioned but I agree with most of what he wrote, especially:

    “So far it is just disinformation and a loaded press + TV against the Yes movement, but should the polls which get suppressed show a continuing rise in support for Independence, then Westminster will probably let their pit bulls loose north of the border.”

    “They won’t let Scotland go.”

    Don’t forget Habbabkuk the security services and police both in Northern Ireland and Mainland Briton, fitted-up many innocent Irishmen for terrorist offences that they did not commit.

    So they do engage in the dark and dirty stuff.

  138. Ba'al Zevul (Bokonon Rastafari)

    21 May, 2014 - 8:55 am

    Peripherally – this has been bubbling under for a while, and there may be something in it.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/bulic-forsythe-killed-protect-paedophile-3578788

    The ‘Blair minister’ theme is recurrent.

    Meanwhile, it is very hard to find any mention of Blair’s attendance at the VII Astana Economic Forum (in Kazakhstan, for non-geographers), which opened today. Nothing whatever in the Western Press, and he doesn’t seem to be a headline act anywhere else, although he is listed as attending, to address the World Anti-Crisis subforum. There is nothing about his attendance on any of Blair’s charidee/aid broking websites, either.

    He will presumably be voting by post or proxy on the 22nd.

  139. Ba'al Zevul (Bokonon Rastafari)

    21 May, 2014 - 9:03 am

    Actually, the little bastard would have to fly across Ukraine to/from Uzbekistan. Target practice, anyone?

  140. Ba'al Zevul (Bokonon Rastafari)

    21 May, 2014 - 9:04 am

    …Kazakhstan. Doh.

  141. Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    21 May, 2014 - 9:12 am

    Mr Scorgie

    “I have to admit that I hadn’t read DoNnyDarKo’s comment (20 May, 2014 – 6:14 pm) when I made my comment.

    However, I have now. I don’t know much about the Welsh and Scottish incidents mentioned but I agree with most of what he wrote, especially:

    “So far it is just disinformation and a loaded press + TV against the Yes movement, but should the polls which get suppressed show a continuing rise in support for Independence, then Westminster will probably let their pit bulls loose north of the border.””
    ______________________

    My question to you was about something else DoNNy wrote in the same comment, namely:

    “with all likelihood our forces were doing the nasty stuff in Scotland and Wales to keep the people quiet.”.

    Do you agree with that specific thought of DoNNy’s?

  142. This is from Medialens about the Papers review last night on BBC News. Lance Price who spun for BLiar’s wars. YCNMIU

    BBC the Papers : Prince Charles deserves a pat on the back for saying Putin is acting like Hitler!!!

    Posted by CJ on May 21, 2014, 3:26 am

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0444gcw/the-papers-20052014

    The papers 20/5/14
    with Clive Myrie :
    Lance Price (political commentator – ex Labour adviser in Downing St.) and Miranda Green (political commentator – ex Liberal commentator)

    CM introduces the Daily Mail Headline
    14:10 minutes in:
    CM:
    “certainly Prince Charles feels a certain Russian leader has crossed the line according to the Daily Mail” this headline is then shown on screen from the Daily Mail:
    “Exclusive: Prince’s controversial verdict on Russian leader’s invasion of Ukraine
    CHARLES: PUTIN IS BEHAVING JUST LIKE HITLER” ”

    (I suspect the Daily Mail thinks it has inside knowledge on Hitler’s behaviour!)

    Lance Price:
    “On this occasion I felt like patting him on the back if I had the opportunity in that he is saying what a lot of people are thinking that in Europe to annexe a country to foment unrest in the country and then use that as an excuse to go in and take a slice of it is exactly what Hitler did in the run up to the Second World War ”

    CM – “Vladimir Putin would say he is defending Russian speakers defending those people who are his countrymen and that’s what any leader should do”

    MG “well he would say that yes but…” NATO blah blah blah”

    outrageous material from these political media thugs! Is it any wonder a lot of people are thinking along these lines with the lies pouring from every orifice of the MSM! And now we get the APPROVAL of the ROYAL SEAL.. or something like that!

    http://members5.boardhost.com/medialens/thread/1400639162.html

  143. “Is it possible to be a left wing fascist.”

    Hitler’s NAZIs were national socialists. But the answer I think is no. Tony Blair, who was an elected dictator, purported to have socialist values. But the answer I think is still no.

    Socialism cannot be built on aggression from aggressors. I see no compatibility with fascism and socialism. Perhaps somebody could direct me to an instance in history where socialism has been successfully introduced by fascist states. I can see people queuing up on the blog to cite North Korea. However there was a report on Russia Today this morning about North Korea and an actress, former lover of the president, who the west had reportedly told us was dead appeared on television. Don’t know anything about North Korea except without the Yanks there would have been a united country.

  144. I have just read that Mirror link Ba’al Zevul. The content is sickening. Will that investigation go down the memory hole like so many others?

    We await:

    Sir Cyril Smith Seven men come forward
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-27427952 May 15 2014

    Patrick Rock Cabinet secretary responds to Labour letter on arrest of ex-No 10 aide(that’s Heywood)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-26463916 March 6 2014

    Greville Janner Lord Janner evidence considered in child abuse probe
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-27225553 April 30 2014

  145. Ba'al Zevul (Bokonon Rastafari)

    21 May, 2014 - 9:35 am

    Might be worth resurrecting this, too -
    http://www.sundaytimes.lk/100328/International/int_02.html

    In the three years since he stepped down as prime minister, Blair pocketed more than $30 million in oil revenues from his secret dealings with a South Korean oil consortium, UI Energy Corporation.

    UI is now considered among the largest investors in Iraq’s oil rich Kurdistan region…

    Blair worked hard to prevent disclosures of what is alleged to have been only a three year relationship with the South Korean oil firm, but it’s not inconceivable that his relationship with UI Energy Corp. precedes his departure as prime minister.

  146. Not only a war criminal but criminal.

    From your link Ba’al at the conclusion…….

    ‘Blair worked hard to prevent disclosures of what is alleged to have been only a three year relationship with the South Korean oil firm, but it’s not inconceivable that his relationship with UI Energy Corp. precedes his departure as prime minister. It’s also quite conceivable that his dedication to keeping this matter confidential was meant to protect other international political figures besides himself.

    As the UK Daily Mail notes, “The secrecy is particularly odd because UI Energy is fond of boasting of its foreign political advisors.” Who else may be found to be among UI’s secret foreign political advisors?

    Importantly, it is one thing to consult with a firm that acknowledges resource “development” in Iraq when one is envoy to the Middle East.

    Yes, that may well be conflict of interest, but multiply that conflict of interest exponentially should evidence emerge of his dalliance with UI Energy while he was acting prime minister.

    Clearly, the Blair scandal calls into question the exact nature of the alliance between two central figures, and engineers of the Iraq war; then UK prime minister, Tony Blair, and an American president, George W. Bush.’

    March 28 2010
    Blair strikes Oil in Iraq
    http://www.sundaytimes.lk/100328/International/int_02.html

    I hope you have kept all this in a file for when his time at The Hague comes.

  147. Ba'al Zevul (Bokonon Rastafari)

    21 May, 2014 - 9:59 am

    Running with the ‘Kurdistan’/UI linkage…

    http://www.ekurd.net/mismas/articles/misc2013/8/state7261.htm

    http://www.ekurd.net/mismas/articles/misc2013/7/state7196.htm

    JP Morgan? (highly paid advisor, A.Blair) Tony Buckingham? Heritage Oil and Sandline (see also: http://williambowles.info/ini/ini-0266.html )

    I’m getting the distinct impression that the less said about Blair’s involvement in Iraq, the happier he will be.

    And we don’t want that.

  148. Ba'al Zevul (Bokonon Rastafari)

    21 May, 2014 - 10:18 am

  149. “This too is relevant. Tony Opmoc asked how it was possible that the socio-political system had been subverted so thoroughly and quickly – actually he put it more clearly than that, see above – and the answer is the formal doctrine of globalisation. This is now seen by the fat cats as the cure for the crises caused by their own greed. And once again, Blair provides a lead. The conference he is probably being paid at least ten times my annual wage to address is this one:

    http://www.group-global.org/en/page/view/516

    Reading between the lines we see that the “crisis” is basically concerned with rich people being impeded in the act of filling their boots – the concerns of the proles being tertiary.

    And, in this, very rich FSU people, very rich Chinese people and very rich Western people are speaking essentially the same language. Be very afraid.”

    Brilliant and terrifying.

  150. China calls US ‘a mincing rascal’ in ongoing spying row.

    LOL…best phrase ive heard in ages.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/21/china-calls-us-mincing-rascal-over-hacking-charges

  151. Mary at 8.47am
    I am not sure, reading your comment, what you are saying about Prince Charles, really.

    To be sure, I have grown up in Australia with a very soft spot for Prince Charles. I think he has a good heart, no matter his mama calling him a fool and whatever else that cold, calculating woman has projected onto him. And others like him.

    The monarchy is well past its use-by date.
    As cute as George might be, let the family get on with business along with the rest of the human race, minus Royal military colleges and the rest of the Big Guns designed to fill the coffers, protecting interests of the select few.
    It has all been a terrible CON-DOM for too long; our world is now confronted with the REAL DEAL, for once and for all.

    As your Lord Acton famously said: time for the people to take on the banksters

  152. “I’m getting the distinct impression that the less said about Blair’s involvement in Iraq, the happier he will be.”

    Not just Blair but Straw too.

    This is from the link you gave Ba’al Zevul.

    “Straw’s forward to the Green Paper went on to say,

    “Today’s world is a far cry from the 1960s when private military activity usually meant mercenaries of the rather unsavoury kind involved in post-colonial or neo-colonial conflicts.”[18]”

    The private activity that Jack Straw was backing in Iraq was Tim Spicer’s private armies. These mercenaries are still operating. The CIA only this week got their man in power in Libya the only way the Yanks know how deliver democracy to backward realms.

    http://nsnbc.me/2014/05/19/libya-cias-general-khalifa-hifter-ousts-tripoli-government/

    I wonder if all this activity in Libya, the attacks in Benghazi and Buckingham’s deal with the Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani former Prime Minister of that paragon of freedom and equality, the democratic NATO-loving republic of Qatar. Apologies for the self publicity but people need to keep an eye out for those, who like Jack Straw and Tony Blair, have benefited from the oil that Tony Blair claimed, if it was oil we were after we could cut a deal with Saddam – the lying toad.

    http://newsjunkiepost.com/2014/05/08/benghazi-the-insecure-crossroad-of-oil-mercenaries-and-jihadists/

  153. @ John Goss

    In simpleton terms you can force compassion but you can nurture barbarism.

    Blair and Bush nurtured barbarism.

    Censorship is state control and could foster society. Liberals I believe are anti censorship I believe that is a risk of civil breakdown.

  154. BZ, interesting article on the murder of Bulic Forsythye.

    Some people believe that these reported paedophile rings are protected by powerful friends of paedophiles, sympathisers or associates who would be embarrassed by revelation of those involved.

    Are these paedophile rings set up and run by paedophiles? Maybe some are and maybe some aren’t.

    My suspicion is that paedophile rings, if they really do exist to the extent reported, might serve a much more sinister purpose beyond what is obvious. They could be used to recruit and compromise people of potential value in the business of realpolitik.

    In order to retain the asset value of compromised members, such rings need to be maintained and protected. Unexpected exposure by vigilant members of the public immediately destroys that asset. So those good people like Bulic Forsythe must be bumped off.

    It’s an old idea, setting up a camera behind a two-way mirror to film and later blackmail a victim. But most sexual habits have been long rehabilitated and no one cares so much about queers, adulterers and cross-dressers these days. Child sex abuse is different tho’. In fact, public attitudes to it are now at hysteria levels compared to those of several decades ago. The mere accusation that someone is a paedophile is enough to damage or destroy their lives.

    So entrapment in a child sex sting rather than gay adult, would prove to be more effective.

    Stings can be set up and managed individually for control of many assets or they could be set up as rings which would prove easier and cheaper.

    Paedophile rings would allow a more gradual entrapment and tighter grip on an unsuspecting target. An invitation to a social gathering sounds less suspicious than a one-off proposal to arrange a meeting with a child somewhere unfamiliar. The social conditions of the ring also allows for groupthink to take root. Residual moral objections are eroded when one hears that what they’re doing is ok from other members.

    And the lonely fear of accidental discovery is diminished when you are mutually indebted to each other for protection. People’s defences are lowered when they are amongst others who share a common interest.

    Rings hold their members tightly. No one can deny their involvement with so many witnesses and the ongoing production of evidence in the form of photos and videos – made much easier with today’s tiny electronic devices.

    As soon as a member is properly inducted, he can be put to use and issued with instructions like .. destroying documents.

    It would be hard to refuse such instructions when you are being blackmailed. What could you do?

    Even people who are known for their integrity can be drawn into the grip of a vice and brought under the control of its master.

    The only way out might be suicide.

    Does anyone know of any suspicious suicides? They might actually be genuine suicides, but not for the reason/s in their goodbye notes.

  155. “Rings hold their members tightly.”

    Just think about what you really said here.

    The essence of the whole disgusting, criminal pedophiliac predators which we should all be removing well away from our children. Boys and Girls alike.

  156. Much as I enjoyed his occasional flashes of wit and recitation of plagiarisms from the Oxford Book of Quotations, I can only assume that Clement Freud, grandson of Sigmund the cocaine addict and father of the current ‘Lord’ Freud, the bankster welfare expert beloved of both NuLabour and the Tories -who in the 1970s whilst a Liberal MP, shared a parliamentary office with Cyril Smith, and must have gained some insight into his nature and a sufficiency of evidence of his illegal activities, routine and flagrant child abuse etc. to ensure not only his own knighthood but the banking and media careers and the ennoblement of his offspring too. Though whistleblowing wasn’t popular then, blackmail probably was and probably still is all the rage. How many must have lost a bit of extra income and leverage when asbestosis king ‘Sir’ Cyril pegged out.

    Lord Steel has made plans to drive coast to coast across the USA next year, East to West, I wonder if by then the the USA might rather resemble scenes from Mad Max.

  157. Peripheral figures, how they distract us whilst Cameron/Obama/Hague repeat the sins of Blair/Bush/Straw unimpeded. Prince Charlie too, anyone who thought there was a shred of intelligence there might just have had a rude awakening by his ignorant, inflammatory and wholly based on propaganda intended for us masses, not for the likes of him, comments on the western-backed fascists who’ve illegally seized power in Ukraine and caused or been concerned in wholesale loss of human life. I can only imagine he’ll next accuse the Palestinian people of invading and stealing Israel’s land and water, he really is an embarassment and the succeeding generations ever greater imbeciles.

    You have nothing to lose but your little plastic union jack flags.
    Don’t all rush to sell your framed prints of Corgi dogs, or you’ll create a glut.
    Dandelions and dock leaves, off with their heads and up with their roots.

  158. Babushka My views on the monarchy are well known much to the disgust of some here. The Union Flag/The Butcher’s Apron is used by them to promulgate wars. Get rid of them, the ‘honours’ system and all the toadies and hangers on in the establishment.

  159. ‘They could be used to recruit and compromise people of potential value in the business of realpolitik.’

    That has always been obvious. It probably accounts for BLiar’s rise to power.

  160. Ba'al Zevul (Bokonon Rastafari)

    21 May, 2014 - 1:41 pm

    I suspect this guy’s got the Ukraine situation essentially right. And it’s not simple.

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/19/ukraine-narrative-moscow-versus-washington-oligarchs

    This was not Russia against the west; everyone piled in. Just look at the needless intermediary company created by Dmitry Firtash in 2004 to buy gas from Russia and sell it to Ukraine, making more than $600m a year. RosUkrEnergo was a west-east joint venture: half owned by Russia’s Gazprom, half owned via an Austrian bank. Every dollar it earned was a dollar less for ordinary Ukrainians.

    Some would have you believe that Yanukovych was a democratic, pro-Russian president driven out by western spies – yet he held his palaces and hunting estate via British shell companies, and his son’s assets were owned through the Netherlands and Switzerland. Ukraine was a modern Prometheus, chained to the ground, while vultures of all geopolitical persuasions companionably pecked at its liver.

    Re Charlie: making a Charlie of himself is what he does. Remember Hilary Clinton saying exactly the same thing a month or two back? Yes? In public, not in a private conversation? Remember how she got forced to resign, beat herself with chains and cover herself in ashes specially dug at Katyn? Er, no, I don’t actually remember that bit. I seem to remember Hague approved, though…

  161. Prince Charles equating President Putin with Hitler is totally outrageous. He should be reminded
    his own family background and his Nazi relatives. Here is a little bit of history by Heathcote Williams.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJA7HnbWjnM

  162. Ba'al Zevul (Bokonon Rastafari)

    21 May, 2014 - 1:55 pm

    pffft. Runs in the family. Remember the slitty-eyed Chinese and the drunken Obanites? (wonder what Di’s late mum, the frequently-refreshed Argyll resident, Mrs Shand-Kydd, had to say about that one)

  163. BBC now finally mention RT journalist

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27506545

    Briton detained in Ukraine – FCO
    Breaking news
    A British national has been detained in Ukraine, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

    Graham Phillips is a journalist working for Russian TV station Russia Today.

    It is understood he was detained in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, on Tuesday and was taken to Kiev overnight by the Ukrainian National Guard.

  164. Ba’al Zevul:
    Indeed that’s what Ukraine was. If you ever watched the ” Merchant of Death” with Nicholas Cage, he made his fortune by having an Uncle in the Ukrainian Army. They sold every piece of Soviet made weaponry at knock down prices creating fortunes and wars.It’s Hollywood but based on fact.Ukraine was fleeced.
    Just read in a Scandinavian newspaper that the Nazi stormtroopers used in the Maidan to oust the legal Government have just finished military training. They are now fascist thugs with guns and orders. Guess there’ll be some action in the East before the weekend.

  165. Merchant of Death = Lord of War ? Good movie.

  166. Ba'al Zevul (Bokonon Rastafari)

    21 May, 2014 - 3:15 pm

  167. Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    21 May, 2014 - 3:58 pm

    Mary

    Jemand wrote as follows about paedophile rings:

    “They could be used to recruit and compromise people of potential value in the business of realpolitik.’”

    Subsequently you commented as follows:

    “That has always been obvious. It probably accounts for BLiar’s rise to power.”
    ________________________

    Are you saying that Blair’s rise to the Labour Party leadership was a result of his rivals having been compromised by their membership of paedophile rings?

  168. Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    21 May, 2014 - 4:08 pm

    Mary

    Further to my previous comment/question:

    Blair’s most obvious rival for the leadership of the Labour Party was Gordon Brown.

    Are you saying that Gordon Brown ceded leadership to Blair as a result of having been compromised by his membership of a paedophile ring?

  169. Note: The following is pure conjecture about someone who is now well known for being a paedophile.

    I wonder if Jimmy Savile was an asset. Being able to move through all levels of British society like he owned the keys would have made him very useful as a recruiter.

    I know almost nothing about his personality, but those publicity pics suggest he had an outgoing, friendly, fun demeanour. I should imagine that he was also loquacious and had a knack for delivering bawdy jokes. Is that about right?

    Imagine then how he would test the sexual disposition of his assigned target. It starts off with a very warm introduction, moves on to some fun banter, a few suggestive remarks about an attractive young girl and a joke or two about deflowering her. He’s a really fun guy.

    When all goes well, Jimmy invites the target to a party where he has a few drinks and relaxes in the company of friendly strangers with interesting backgrounds. A couple of very young looking adult girls unexpectedly arrive to perform in a sex show. Their ages and physical attributes very strongly imply that they are minors. But all of it is legal because they are really adults. The mumbling amongst the audience, however, is that they are definitely minors and the target is studied for his response to the overall situation.

    He seems to have enjoyed himself and is later sent off in a taxi, tanked up and ready for bed.

    Months are allowed to pass by before he is contacted again in order to fool him into a false sense of security. Jimmy calls him up for a quick hello and an invitation to another show that involves the real thing. Evidence is recorded, and later presented in a deal in which he is given the option of becoming an asset.

    Jimmy did a great job. The target is now owned and Jimmy is permitted to continue in his wicked ways.

    Plausible? I think so. Tho’ Jimmy is mostly irrelevant here. The role could be performed by anyone with the same abilities.

    Desirable? Men of robust integrity would never have anything to do with such a scheme to exploit children, wicked men and greater society. But the significant minority of functional psychopaths who pervade the establishment at all levels certainly would – unless they already have a better means of having people do things that they know are illegal and immoral.

  170. Thank You Mark Golding. I Love what you write too – and often quote you in examples of what is Really The Best..I just Love – Your – God – Human – Interconnected -Thing – Are You a Buddhist – who plays Bass Guitar?

    Do I actually know You?

    Have I met you???

    And Mary – What a Girl…

    Blimey. I have no idea what she looks like – but she is a totally Brilliant Researcher – who cuts through all the…you know – and just says it like it is..I like girls like that..though I am not sure I could ever be married to one – such intensity – we would burn each other out..I am incredibly lucky as I am…My Wife is Pure Angel Fairy…

    Thank You

    Tony xx

  171. Thank you Mary for clarifying – I very much appreciate all the research you present here, and especially your forthright stance on issues close to your heart.

    I think, living in Australia for most of my adult life, when Australia was, according to some, a fourth rate culture, has left quite a few of us bemused and bewildered about the rest of the world and its realpolitik.

    The pedophile/sodomy/murder of little boys has been the real eye-opener for me. I thought that happened thousands of years ago, in far far away places. When I realised the extent of these events, in high places, in the backwater where I then lived, and the tawdry but sure intentionality of Cover-Ups, I was so shocked and devastated I needed to take time out from the human race.

    It took several years.

    Now I know, from following the alternative news sites, that I am not alone in my horror. Therefore am watching the unfolding and unravelling of society as we have known it, starting with Europe, UK and America as they are the Anglo-Saxon foundations of our culture, which has some very fine and noble aspects.

    There are great upheavals in store for all of us, as the Powers That Be never let go without major holocausts.

    I feel sure though, for what it’s worth, that the eternal victims will for once and for all lose their trump card.

    We can only stand up and speak out where we are, on what is wrong/unjust.

    Which is why I keep returning to Craig’ blog. His post here is truly courageous, as it demonstrates a firming up of convictions, as if he has not already suffered and lost …..

    That to me is inspiring!

  172. Jermyn Street. Jim.

    22 May, 2014 - 12:56 am

    ‘Babushka’, Magnificent comment, on what is, unfailingly, an increasingly absorbing, enlightening and ultimately,( due to the sage wisdom and quality of submissions, expressed and expostulated here on Craig’s blog), an uplifting online experience, for all those who hunger for saner solutions to the incessant, geopolitical ills, and homegrown horrors, that exercise us all, not least the likes of myself, whose cynicism, concerning the collective credentials of our extant, and historical,Parliamentary and Public Figures, (The Craig Murrays of this Parish, excluding, of course)…;)

  173. Jermyn Street. Jim.

    22 May, 2014 - 1:15 am

    ‘Babushka’, Magnificent comment, on what is, unfailingly, an increasingly absorbing, enlightening and ultimately,( due to the sage wisdom and quality of submissions, expressed and expostulated here on Craig’s blog), an uplifting online experience, for all those who hunger for saner solutions to the incessant, geopolitical ills, and homegrown horrors, that exercise us all, not least the likes of myself, whose cynicism, concerning the collective credentials of our extant, and historical,Parliamentary and Public Figures, (The Craig Murrays of this Parish, excluding, of course)…;)is now of such perplexed proportions, that one can be forgiven for thinking that we have regressed as a species, despite the marvels of our scientific and technological accomplishments. The Soul and spirit, of our body politic, has been diminished, to the point of near depletion, as a result of the loss of the individual and collective, moral compass, which should be guiding and influencing our lives and liberty, and not the risible ‘we (Blighty) have no friends, only ‘interests’, philosophy and policies, which has been adopted as the Mission Statement,now underpinning all of our involvements in International Relations, or the determinants and delivery of Public Services, at Home.

  174. Well said Craig.

    Plus that sycophant to the USA, then Australian Prime Minister John Howard, member of the gang of unrepresentative swill: should be joined to the list for prosecution by the ICC.

    The smugness, the arrogance, the lies of that time: as a legal practitioner I’m supposed to be objective, measured, but I say:

    BASTARDS

  175. Ba'al Zevul (Demonetiser)

    22 May, 2014 - 1:10 pm

    The Torygraph is taking a closer look at Cameron and Blair’s association, currently benefiting only Blair – and how.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/10846599/David-Camerons-friendship-with-Tony-Blair-isstarting-to-do-serious-damage.html

  176. Ba'al Zevul (Demonetiser)

    22 May, 2014 - 1:53 pm

    And, just to repeat yet again something I have still failed to publicise sufficiently –

    Anyone with an entry to Gibraltar Companies House ( I don’t have this) is earnestly requested to take a look at Windrush Ltd and Firerush Ltd*, no’s 104738 and 104737, registered 23 Sept 2010.

    * NOT UK companies. NOT ‘Windrush/Firerush Ventures Ltd’. The above are separately registered in Gibraltar. I have as yet found no companies with the name ‘Firerush’ which are not linked directly to Blair.

    Gibraltar’s income tax rate is a flat 10%.

  177. Pure chutzpah from Gibraltar Companies House.

    To register for online services, use this form, send them a direct debit for £120 pa) from which they will deduct payment for services used, amount unspecified.
    http://www.companieshouse.gi/publications/C0003.pdf
    https://www.companieshouse.gi/publications/FormOnlineServices.pdf

    Who runs this rotten outfit? Bandits?

  178. Ba'al Zevul (Demonetiser)

    22 May, 2014 - 2:31 pm

    Reminder of Blair’s acknowledged company structure here – it’s apparently a Blair Inc ™ production for Colombia:

    http://www.forossemana.com/upload/documentos/Documento_4977_20131114.pdf

    (scroll down to ‘Disclaimer’)

  179. What’s the word for the author of this garbage? How do his type live with themselves? It is as if the slaughter, maiming and mayhem never happened.
    ‘A grand folly’!!!!!! WTF.

    How much gory detail do we need the Iraq war inquiry to publish?
    Iraq was a grand folly, but the official report must still observe the boundary between privacy and disclosure
    Simon Jenkins
    The Guardian, Thursday 22 May 2014

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/22/how-much-detail-iraq-war-inquiry-publish

  180. Mary,

    Simon Jenkins is an establishment shill.

    Always has been.

    He occasionally drops the odd controlled opposition riff to cement his fake bona-fides.

    IMO.

  181. @ Ba’al Zevul (Demonetiser)
    22 May, 2014 – 2:31 pm

    Does the little shit speak Spanish? ;)

    Which of Columbia’s assets does he have his eye on?

    ‘Ecologically, Colombia is one of the world’s 17 megadiverse countries, and is considered the most megadiverse per square kilometer. Colombia is a middle power with the third largest economy in South America, and is part of the CIVETS group of six leading emerging markets. Its principal industries include oil, mining, chemicals, health related products, food processing, agricultural products, textile and fabrics, garments, forest products, machinery, electronics, military products, metal products, home and office material, construction equipment and materials, banking, financial services, software, IT services and the automotive industry.’

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombia
    ~~
    ‘The initial trip to Latin America in April 2011 had been bountiful. A day before the Rio meeting began, Mr Blair had been in Colombia meeting his “close friend”, President Juan Manuel Santos.

    Nine months earlier, Mr Blair’s Government Advisory Practice secured a deal with Colombia to provide a team of consultants. The value of that contract is not known but is also likely to run into millions.

    There is no mention of Mr Blair’s Government Advisory Practice on any of the former prime minister’s websites. Its exact contracts are not known.

    The consultancy is run out of Mr Blair’s headquarters in Mayfair in London by Stephan Kriesel, a German who studied in São Paulo.

    Mr Blair’s close friend Jonathan Powell, his former chief of staff in Downing Street, is a consultant — he has visited Kazakhstan on Mr Blair’s behalf — while its South American office is run by Joe Capp, a former senior employee with the worldwide consultancy McKinsey, where Dr Kriesel also once worked.

    Dr Kriesel appears to enjoy his role. His Facebook page, which is open to public viewing, shows him in various locations — often wearing flamboyant clothing, including a bright white suit and gold turban, or else photographed on a camel wearing Arab dress.’

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/tony-blair/9685253/Tony-Blair-strikes-business-deals-in-Brazil-and-Colombia.html

  182. He has ‘access’ wherever he goes.

    Tony Blair strikes gold in Mongolia
    Tony Blair has added a new country to his portfolio of multi-million-pound business interests — the mineral-rich backwater of Mongolia.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/tony-blair/10108005/Tony-Blair-strikes-gold-in-Mongolia.html

    The vultures in charge. http://mongoliagrowthgroup.com/the-company/board-of-directors/
    How about Kupperman and Fleckenstein?

    Kriesel from the previous link gets a mention in the Torygraph piece10.

    ‘Stephan Kriesel, the head of Mr Blair’s Government Advisory Practice, is already preparing for his move to Mongolia. About three months ago, Mr Kriesel joined the internet group ‘Expats in Mongolia’ on the social networking site Facebook.

    ‘Expats in Mongolia’ is billed as an ‘Online social community for expats in Mongolia’. The administrator of the site Ihab Aziz said it was mainly aimed at sharing interests and news of activities in Mongolia. Mr Aziz said he screens members before admitting them into the group by sending messages to people whose profiles don’t make it clear they live or work in Mongolia.

    “I only accept people that have real interests in Mongolia. People who live in the country, people who want to come to the country, and people who want to conduct business here. It’s for people with a general interest,” said Mr Aziz.

    Tony Blair Associates posted an advert in The Economist magazine in April seeking recruits to its Government Advisory Practice both in Asia and in South America. “We seek Project leaders and Consultants to join our organisation to work on projects in Asia and Latin America, serving clients at the highest level of government.’

  183. PS I made a connection between Blair and the Mongolia Growth outfit because I found the Torygraph piece on their website. Cached on Zoom Info.
    http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Stephan-Kriesel/1576244955

    Stephan Kriesel, the head of …
    mongoliagrowthgroup.com, 10 June 2013 [cached]
    Stephan Kriesel, the head of Mr Blair’s Government Advisory Practice, is already preparing for his move to Mongolia. About three months ago, Mr Kriesel joined the internet group ‘Expats in Mongolia’ on the social networking site Facebook. ‘Expats in Mongolia’ is billed as an ‘Online social community for expats in Mongolia’.

  184. Ba'al Zevul (Going Postal)

    23 May, 2014 - 8:35 am

    Cameron-Blair love-in (2) – Jonathan Powell, banker/politician who helped organise Iraq 2003 for Blair, is to ‘mediate’ in Libya.

    https://www.politicshome.com/uk/story/42332/

    Fuller details on FT, but there’s a paywall.

    Powell is a Principal of Tony Blair Associates. You bet there’s a connection.

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