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Evil Cybernat Bully

by craig on Jul 23rd 2014 in Uncategorized

Evil Cybernat Bully Shona McAlpine has been stalking and harrying a poor innocent unionist. Doubtless this will be in the Daily Mail tomorrow. I am fascinated by how the BBC are going to play the Commonwealth Games opening. There have been numerous warnings to Alex Salmond not to try to stoke up a wave of […]

Ceasefire My Arse

by craig on Jul 23rd 2014 in Uncategorized

When Gaza was being strafed by sea and air, 500 Palestinian dead to 1 Israeli dead. Since the ground invasion, that total has come down to 30 to 1 and a daily average of 6 to 1. Suddenly all those, including Obama, who did not call for ceasefire when Palestinians were being killed like helpless […]

MH17 – Downed by Elite Collusion

by craig on Jul 22nd 2014 in Uncategorized

The immediate cause of the MH17 disaster was a missile shot by pro-Russian forces who mistook it for one of the military aircraft they had been regularly shooting down. It is a terrible tragedy – and tragically not unique. There have been several such events in my lifetime, including the USS Vincennes incident and the […]

MH17 – Curiouser and Curiouser

by craig on Jul 22nd 2014 in Uncategorized

Pro-Russian forces have removed large parts of MH17, and then substituted or altered them before returning to the site. This is extraordinarily important. I know and absolutely trust Natalia Antalaeva of the BBC. About one hour ago she broadcast live on BBC World that OSCE observers had witnessed that sections of fuselage were being removed […]

For Scotland, The Spirit of Tony Blair

by craig on Jul 22nd 2014 in Uncategorized

New Labour has officially voted to support austerity, benefit cuts, government spending cuts, Trident missiles and rail privatisation, and done so without serious internal opposition. Polly Toynbee reckons that this is a sign of maturity, and that it is great that the party now has the approval of “Westminster” – her word, not mine. She […]

You Don’t Say

by craig on Jul 21st 2014 in Uncategorized

After leaving the British diplomatic service because of my commitment to Human Rights, and horror at their abuse by the US and UK in the “War on Terror”, I applied for a job at Human Rights Watch. I travelled to New York for a job interview, which was chaired by Kenneth Roth. Rather to my […]

Political Puppets

by craig on Jul 21st 2014 in Uncategorized

Massive demonstrations have taken place all over the UK against the continuing massacre in Gaza. There appears for the last three decades, to be a massive gulf between the attitude of the population of the United Kingdom towards the continuing genocide of the Palestinians, and the attitude of the political class across all mainstream political […]

Gaza Invasion

by craig on Jul 17th 2014 in Uncategorized

CNN just announced that Israeli is launching a ground invasion “after ten days of Hamas attacks by land air and sea.” There was no questioning of that quite incredible statement. Talk about the big lie. In a strange way I prefer this to the continued aerial bombardment, because at least the Palestinians will be able […]

Air Disaster

by craig on Jul 17th 2014 in Uncategorized

Grief is the only appropriate reaction to the death of so many people on Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17. The point scoring and guessing games are macabre. Of course, some people have to suppress grief and get to work urgently to secure the crash site from interference so there can be a proper investigation of what […]

Stockholm Syndrome

by craig on Jul 17th 2014 in Uncategorized

Most of the Stockholm hearing into the Assange case yesterday was held in secret. It is plain from comments on my blog that many people have not grasped this point: if Assange goes to trial in Sweden it will be mostly held IN SECRET. There will be no jury. There will be a judge and […]

They Really Do Hate Scotland

by craig on Jul 16th 2014 in Uncategorized

This blog exclusively broke the news that Juncker was much more friendly to Scottish independence, and that was a major reason for Cameron’s bitter opposition. Unionists were in frenzies of delight this past 24 hours at Juncker’s statement that he saw no further enlargement of the EU for five years. Wings Over Scotland has done […]

Gaza Conundrum

by craig on Jul 15th 2014 in Uncategorized

Egypt’s bloodthirsty military dictatorship, installed with CIA and Israeli support, offers to mediate. What’s not to trust?

Cage Prisoners and the Police State

by craig on Jul 15th 2014 in Uncategorized

I have repeatedly said that Peter Oborne is the best journalist working in the UK today. Left and right are issues of economics over which well-meaning people can legitimately have a discussion and disagreement. A much more fundamental political divide is between those who serve the establishment of the super-rich who are mulcting the people, […]

Five More Years of Tory Rule

by craig on Jul 15th 2014 in Uncategorized

In the UK, the Tories have edged into the lead in the latest Guardian/ICM opinion poll. While New Labour’s support for benefit cuts, government spending plans and the entire neo-con agenda means it makes no difference who is in power at Westminster, residual voter tribal loyalty to these moribund and corrupt parties remains the basic […]

Hysteria versus Impunity

by craig on Jul 14th 2014 in Uncategorized

It is a mystery why the Observer failed to name Lord Greville Janner as the paedophile abusing boys from care homes. The facts of this particular boy’s continued molestation, and the existence of the letters to him from Janner, have been public knowledge for decades. I can only presume that Britain’s appalling libel laws, which […]

I am not a Pacifist

by craig on Jul 13th 2014 in Uncategorized

I am an anti-militarist. But I believe violence in defence can be justified. The Israeli mass killings by bombing in Gaza are absolutely unjustified. I also oppose the random and ineffective rockets being fired from Gaza into Israel. But when Israeli ground troops actually move into Gaza, it is my sincere hope that the Palestinians […]

Scots Self-Hating Myths

by craig on Jul 13th 2014 in Uncategorized

This is Lord George Murray, painted in 1745. He is wearing a kilt. This is the piper of Clan Grant in 1714. He is too. Tartan type designs go back thousands of years among Celtic tribes, becoming more complex over time as technique developed. The kilt evolved from the belted plaid. Kilting – the sewing […]

The Absence of Liberalism

by craig on Jul 11th 2014 in Uncategorized

The overruling of a European Court judgement to assert individual privacy, and the anti-democratic rushing of emergency legislation through parliament where no emergency exists, are the antithesis of liberalism. So of course is the jettisoning of all the Lib Dem manifesto pledges on civil liberties. It is not news that Nick Clegg has become the […]

Camping on the Indus

by craig on Jul 10th 2014 in Uncategorized

Burnes was to live a great deal of his life camped in tents, and it is important to have an idea of what these camps looked like. British officers generally had large, individual tents. These would normally be taken on by bearers and pitched a day’s march ahead, ready for the officers’ arrival in the […]

Water Damage

by craig on Jul 10th 2014 in Uncategorized

The FCO claim that records of extraordinary rendition flights to Diego Garcia were destroyed by water damage is an insult to all our intelligence. The FCO is refusing to say where the records were at the time, or what else was damaged in the (presumed) flood. This is of a piece with, but much more […]

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