Julian Assange Gets The Bog Standard Smear Technique 1895

The Russians call it Kompromat – the use by the state of sexual accusations to destroy a public figure. When I was attacked in this way by the government I worked for, Uzbek dissidents smiled at me, shook their heads and said “Kompromat“. They were used to it from the Soviet and Uzbek governments. They found it rather amusing to find that Western governments did it too.

Well, Julian Assange has been getting the bog standard Kompromat. I had imagined he would get something rather more spectacular, like being framed for murder and found hanging with an orange in his mouth. He deserves a better class of kompromat. If I am a whistleblower, then Julian is a veritable mighty pipe organ. Yet we just have the normal sex stuff, and very weak.

Bizarrely the offence for which Julian is wanted for questioning in Sweden was dropped from rape to sexual harassment, and then from sexual harassment to just harassment. The precise law in Swedish, as translated for me and other Sam Adams alumni by our colleague Major Frank Grevil, reads:

“He who lays hands on or by means of shooting from a firearm, throwing of stones, noise or in any other way harasses another person will be sentenced for harassment to fines or imprisonment for up to one year.”

So from rape to non-sexual something. Actually I rather like that law – if we had it here, I could have had Jack Straw locked up for a year.

Julian tells us that the first woman accuser and prime mover had worked in the Swedish Embassy in Washington DC and had been expelled from Cuba for anti-Cuban government activity, as well as the rather different persona of being a feminist lesbian who owns lesbian night clubs.

Scott Ritter and I are well known whistleblowers subsequently accused of sexual offences. A less well known whistleblower is James Cameron, another FCO employee. Almost simultaneous with my case, a number of the sexual allegations the FCO made against Cameron were identical even in wording to those the FCO initially threw at me.

Another fascinating point about kompromat is that being cleared of the allegations – as happens in virtually every case – doesn’t help, as the blackening of reputation has taken effect. In my own case I was formerly cleared of all allegations of both misconduct and gross misconduct, except for the Kafkaesque charge of having told defence witnesses of the existence of the allegations. The allegations were officially a state secret, even though it was the government who leaked them to the tabloids.

Yet, even to this day, the FCO has refused to acknowledge in public that I was in fact cleared of all charges. This is even true of the new government. A letter I wrote for my MP to pass to William Hague, complaining that the FCO was obscuring the fact that I was cleared on all charges, received a reply from a junior Conservative minister stating that the allegations were serious and had needed to be properly investigated – but still failing to acknowledge the result of the process. Nor has there been any official revelation of who originated these “serious allegations”.

Governments operate in the blackest of ways, especially when it comes to big war money and big oil money. I can see what they are doing to Julian Assange, I know what they did to me and others (another recent example – Brigadier Janis Karpinski was framed for shoplifting). In a very real sense, it makes little difference if they murdered David Kelly or terrified him into doing it himself. Telling the truth is hazardous in today’s Western political system.

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  • Abe Rene

    Jaded. at August 29, 2010 5:45 PM: My apologies, given that a creep called ‘Lamby’ was pretending to be you.

  • Jaded.

    No problem, the guy is losing his mind it seems. Just take him with a large bucket of salt until he eventually self-destructs.

    Roderick, yes Lamby is a deranged little imp. Fortunately, everyone can see him for what he is. I wouldn’t pay him any attention. Anyhow, as I said, he does seem to be unravelling of late…

  • tony_opmoc


    You should have gone to The Green Man Festival in Wales.

    Hell, even I should have gone to The Green Man Festival in Wales.

    But I didn’t have a ticket and it was sold out.

    My 19 year old daughter didn’t have a ticket either – and didn’t know anything about it until a few hours before…

    Her boyfriend had been invited to help with this Music Workshop thing…

    My Son was an Angel and took them there in my car – asked at very short notice…

    And immediately drove back because we were going to another festival and needed the car..

    But This is What Being a Rockstar is all about

    Why go around the World Shooting People and Generally Being Horrible when you can have so much fun in Wales

    Americans ain’t all bad.

    I see Larry is still hilarious.



  • tony_opmoc


    Re PC Security and ubuntu

    Well, I got this phone call

    I don’t think you made these payments – but maybe you did…???




    All within a few minutes

    Even the company receiving this money sent me an email…

    Did you really make these payments?

    Not me mate

    So I got my lad on the case….

    My virus checker revealed nothing, until I downloaded the very latest updates…

    What puzzles me, is why the guys in Rumania who had a semi permanent connection to my PC – and a nice keylogger running didn’t choose other amounts





    So I reckon it was the CIA

    They must be getting a bit skint


  • tony_opmoc

    I do realise that evil people in the world can for example drop nombs on my house and garden and kill or kidnap my wife and my children and totrure them or me, trying to extract something from me, that they think will make their lives better…

    I mean FFS

    I am happy

    And I am old

    I expect things to get considerably worse

    I expect my body to be invaded by cancer and I expet to be in horrendous pain and then I will die

    You can’t take anything from me

    And if you are trying it is just a measure of how unhappy you are

    Maybe you should Try a Bit of Giving Instead

    Its what makes me happy

    I give a little

    And I get 10 times More Love Back

    My Wife is an ANGEL


  • Mark Golding - Children of Iraq

    ‘American ain’t all bad’ totally agree Tony – Hell I lived in America; hospitality unlike no other and generous to boot – the reminders of a pioneering spirit.

    But do not be deceived by the spoken English, below the surface is apprehension, uncertainty and fear. Those who I met were struggling for their roots, eager to tell me of a cousin, a great uncle, a war-time acquaintance, even a place-name in Britain where ancestors may have hailed.

    On many a hot, humid night in Florida I played the Cockney chords I knew and they learned, they sang – they loved me – I was the ‘lord of the manor’ from the land of music and the Beatles, from quaint old England and Winston Churchill.

    Beneath it all were ‘lost children’ the sadness evident, the brain-washing severe, the fragility over-whelming.

    Like a game of poker or Russian roulette life in America is on the edge, weakness means drowning in the stampede of existence, truth too painful and lies the only means of escape.

  • Clark


    I assume that occurred on your Windows installation, not Ubuntu? I mean, you wouldn’t be running an anti-virus program on Ubuntu. Please clarify, as some people may get the wrong impression!

    Any system can be compromised, but Windows systems are by far the most vulnerable. Whichever system you use, I recommend running Firefox with the NoScript extension – it’s a minor hassle to get used to using it, but worth it. I don’t know of a NoScript equivalent for any other browser, but maybe someone else does.

    Regarding those payments; this sort of thing goes on all the time, it must run to millions or billions. I’m glad you didn’t have to pay, but the criminals still got the money, so in the end, we all pay, somehow. Is this what we’re bailing out banks for?

  • TM

    Re: The body in the bag.

    He’s a young fellow, honest, idealistic. Through his work he discovers that his government is engaged in vast crimes against the people.

    What does he do?

    Emails the evidence to Wikileaks of course.

    Then what?

    Wikileaks notifies the CIA, MI something or other, or Oz Security Services.

    Security services gets onto trusty contractor, Xe, Mossad, whoever’s handy to do a job.

    Young fella ends up in duffle bag.

    Phew, our state secret remains a secret.

    Now, how should our bagged whistle blower have done it?

    What I’d do probably is put it all on my own website with my photo, and name and address. Then at least a few people would notice the coincidence of the leak of info and the demise of website owner.

    Better, perhaps, would be to steal a laptop and email the data from an Internet cafe to a few dozen alt news sites, plus the MSM.

    But, come on, you geeks. How should it be done?

  • KingofWelshNoir

    Thanks for the link Suhayl. Is it me, or is the Daily Mail being edited by Alex Jones these days?

  • Mark Golding - Children of Iraq


    I wondered as well – then I remembered writing something about the Mail a while back and somebody here (memory useless) warned me the Mail, ‘can often sparkle like gold glitter. But it is fools gold that you see, most of the time. The Mail is a far right wing paper at the end of the day (as they all are) remember that…’

    I wonder.

  • Mark Golding - Children of Iraq

    I wonder – The Mail obviously agreed to print the garbage GENIUS WHO CRACKED THE TALIBAN’S CODES and VOIP difficulties.

    VOIP (voice over IP) is relatively easy to monitor – obviously it can become difficult if plain voice is delta modulated and the digital stream is encrypted as it is for army field communications.

  • Jaded.

    Unknown – ‘oh, i feel a bit jaded, in the lee of the john, there are many barnes :)’

    Bless you my son.

    Mark Golding – ‘VOIP (voice over IP) is relatively easy to monitor – obviously it can become difficult if plain voice is delta modulated and the digital stream is encrypted as it is for army field communications.’

    I can’t remember who it was, but there was this high up numpty linked to spookery I saw doing an official interview on the BBC a while back. He was spouting complete nonsense. He was harping on about how they couldn’t monitor VOIP. Like they would advertise that fact? Hilarious! Anyone see it or know who it was?

  • Courtenay Barnett

    @Craig ( off topic),

    In a future post, paying due respect to your diplomatic background, and by extension, considerable practical exposure to world affairs, do consider answering the following questions:-

    1. With China, a rising economic power, and Russia, still a military power with nuclear capacity able to obliterate the US, while China’s rising economic star does threaten US economic dominance, then to maintain US global hegemony, will the US through reliance on force any time soon seek to repeat the debacle that was the invasion of Iraq? In raw power terms will the US bear out what George Kennan predicted:-

    George F. Kennan quotes( architect of the ‘cold war’)

    “Were the Soviet Union to sink tomorrow under the waters of the ocean, the American military-industrial establishment would have to go on, substantially unchanged, until some other adversary could be invented. Anything else would be an unacceptable shock to the American economy.”

    So ?” must we conclude that perpetual warfare is the ‘American way’?

    2. If the answer to 1 above, is “no” then what alternative does the US have, given the pivotal position that the military-industrial complex occupies in the US economy?

    3. If the answer to 2 above is “none” then please post the answer very quickly ?” or ?” if you plan to delay, then tell me where the nuclear bunkers are built around the globe.

    As always, myself and all the others on this blog appreciate your insights.

    CB ( http://www.globaljusticeonline.com)

  • Ruth


    The article mentioning Jonathan Moyle says:

    ‘He had been investigating a company owned by arms dealer Carlos Cardoen which was modifiying helicopters, possibly to carry nuclear weapons, to sell to Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.’

    But I thought Moyles was investigating how PRB of Brussels was involved with Cardoen and the supply of equipment from the UK to Iraq. I think PRB was taken over by Astra Holdings and manufactured the propellant for Project Babylon. Gerald Bull, who was shot just a few days before Moyle, was apparently going to expose ‘commissions’ being paid from the propellant contract to companies and individuals (including named politicians) who had no role in the contract or its negotiations.

  • tony_opmoc

    I said to him 23 minutes ago…

    But that is all we have got…

    We have Got Our Love and We Have Got Our Music

    He is 20 Years Old and He Is The Best Musician I Have Heard Play Live in Our Home….

    I kind of watched him from outside in our garden

    I think my daughter is in love with him nearly as much as I am

    He just stroked my guitar and he made it sing


  • tony_opmoc

    You might think it is hard doing what you do and it probably is…

    But I have been retired for over 5 years now..and they pay me a pension

    But I reckon that must have been because I was Really Good

    And so when they finally Fired Me at The Age of 51…

    A Year Later Than I Had Planned…

    You See – My Mum Had Great Genes

    And Whilst The Job Turned Me White Overnight – That Was Only Because I Was Working So Hard

    When I was about 45 years old – there is a photograph of a Really Old Man – with his 7 year old daughter..

    Coming out of a Yellow Submarine in Lanzarote..Yes We Did…

    The Really Old Man is Me

    I Look Over 20 years years younger now

    And I can now Play Guitar and I am Learning Violin and To Be Perfectly Honest I am More Beautiful Than David Coverdale was 5 years ago

    But I haven’t yet even started learning to sing…

    My only claim to fame is that I reckon even now…

    Even in an Audience of 80,000 +

    It is My Voice You Can Hear

    Shouting For




  • tony_opmoc

    So she saw it

    And she just had to have it because it is So Girly,pink,flowery and Beautuful

    So I checked the size and the price

    And she asked a really important question realising how it was structured…

    And I said – well I don’t know – it might fit…

    So we started trying to work out the geometry in our heads – and the sizes…

    You see This Enormous Great Fucking Teepee has got a Pole Going Through The Middle

    And My Squarr Wants To Cuddle Up To Me At Night When It Is Relly Cold On Our Blow Up Bed

    I don’t know how to spell the name of a Native American Indian Girl But I want To Spend some time with original North American Indians Before I Die

    In a Teeppee

    Bought the fucking thing anyway

    Half Price

    After September Comes Winter

    And Then Comes Spring and Summer

    And I Just Love Christening New Tents


  • tony_opmoc

    I do realise this Tent is Completely Unsuitable for next weekend – unless 10 of our friends also crash in it

    It is just too fucking big

    And it can get really cold at night in England in September

    However if it is just me and 8 Beautiful Girls Are Keeping My Wife and I warm in Our Tepee – then I reckon I can handle that


  • tony_opmoc

    So what are You Doing?

    See You Later


    PS – I am about to re-install my prime computer

    The one upstairs that arrived on September 11th 2001 is still going strong

    Sure I have upgraded the processor and the memory

    But – well

    I find it hard to believe that Craig still doesn’t get it….

    9/11 and all that – Yes It Really Is That Bad

    I am almost certain that 9/11 was done by human beings – from Our Culture

    We Did It

    It Was Us


  • Larry from St. Louis

    “I am almost certain that 9/11 was done by human beings – from Our Culture

    We Did It

    It Was Us”

    Of course you believe that. You’re one of many British leftist/Islamist nutjobs who inhabits Craig Murray’s site.

  • Jaded.

    LOL Lamby. You been on the booze again? You think aliens did it right? :-0 Oh dear, how could your credibility get any lower? Just resign!

  • Abe Rene

    Kompromat disinformation operations are foolish because they undermine the credibility of the organisation that runs them. Take the case of Gareth Williams. Some reports say that people in gay bars knew him as a regular. Maybe they did. But a lurid kompromat operation makes even something as simple as this less believable. The police must have been annoyed to openly contradict disinformation if they knew that it came from the security services.

    Perhaps the security services need to go back to recruiting people with Character, devoted to Platonic ideals of Truth, Justice, Beauty and Goodness, like Boris Johnson maybe, after all he did Classics at Oxbridge. Boris might be a loudmouth sometimes, but I don’t see him engaging in kompromat operations.

  • Mark Golding - Children of Iraq

    We can trust Boris Abe – he is very much like his dad and we remember he got rid of Sir Ian and subdued his Israeli ‘trigger happy’ followers – Cameron is the one to watch – must be time for his next MI5 briefing.

    Hi! – from WebCameron Rejects.

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