Mainstream Media Wakes Up 162


A week late, but the mainstream media has finally learnt (not least through my telling them) that it was the Mossad link that was really worrying Whitehall about Fox.

And I have an article in the Mail on Sunday.

The Indie on Sunday story of a Fox-Israel plot against Iran is a great deal more credible than Obama’s announcement of a plot by Iranian used car salesmen to employ the Canadian Mounties to assassinate Justin Timberlake outside the Won-Ton Chinese restaurant in Champaign-Urbana (I may have got some of the details of Obama’s fantasy wrong, but what’s the difference?)

It is now absolutely essential that Matthew Gould. British Ambassador to Israel, answers the questions I have put to him.


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  • numberstation

    Congrats Craig. I actually made a post a few days back saying I was surprised the Daily Mail were not knocking on your door asking you to write a piece as they have done so on previous occasions. It took some time as you said but you have to have a reasonable level of respect that that this shows elements of the Press can and often do get to the nub of issues.

  • willyrobinson

    One of the clearest, and least discussed, issues regarding Fox/Werrity is back door political funding using bogus charities. I can only assume that all of the major parties have similar schemes to Atlantic Bridge etc. or else they would be attacking the Tories mercilessly on this point.
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    More worryingly, the press doesn’t seem to give a toss either.
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    BTW the mounties always get their man – Timberlake better watch his bony ass!

  • Larry Levin

    President Ahmadinejad is brilliant, watch some of his interviews he cuts through the zionist mind control with ease. President Ahmadinejad’s appearance at columbia university is also good, he answered all questions. God Bless Iran and keep her safe.

  • Ex Pat

    BOLLOX ? UTTER BOLLOX ? OR BOLLOX ON A TRAY ? (*)
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    Independent – “Leading article: The message is, the media works” – The Independent wisely buried this laughable front page headline. But let the ripostes commence, regardless!
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    http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/leading-articles/leading-article-the-message-is-the-media-works-2371387.html
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    ER, NO! Not in this universe!
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    WAR IN HEAVEN
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    If, now, the media appears to work, it is because there is a ‘War in Heaven’ between competing factions. There is zero chance of an honest British government with the interests of the British people at heart. Not unless there are several million men under arms who are not about to settle for less. As was the case in 1945. Hence the Health Service in 1947. –
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    Tony Benn with Michael Moore – Sicko –
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37wkX2gklzo
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    Europe – A progressive land of milk and honey, where the crazy right wing is ‘Norwegian conservative guy’ @ 1.20. From Michael Moore’s Sicko. –
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svSUCbClg8E
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    “The media works?” – Not unless Wikileaks was a figment of our collective imagination. Because Wikileaks proved conclusively that the the Main Stream Media (MSM) has created a fictional reality over decades that bears no relation to the real world. They have lied and lied and lied, to the point that our collective view of reality, and of history, is a fantasy.
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    Peter Dale Scott – JFK, 911 and ‘deep state’ analyst sees groups within the elite in a ferocious battle for control. –
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    – “But, I mean, it leaves intact the whole criminal structure.” “Groups within the elite in a ferocious battle for power.” Who wouldn’t battle over that much corruption?
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    – Peter Dale Scott – ‘911, Left Gatekeepers, Zelikow’. – @4.05 –
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDZR72PPUO0#t=04m05s
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    Russia invaded Afghanistan? As an American plan, by right-wing nutcase ‘Bonkers’ Brezinsky to give them their Vietnam. Iraq invaded Kuwait, says Peter Dale Scott. Iraq was led to invade Kuwait by the US Empire fooling its ambassador April Gillespie into unwittingly lying to Sadam Hussein that any action that Iraq might take against Kuwait was an Iraqi affair.
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    911? 3000 dead was a rounding error in the toll of the Empire’s slaughter of the Third World. 16-20m dead says John Stockwell. 12-16m dead says the revered father of peace studies Johan Galtung.
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    The Madrid Bombings and London 7/7 – a continuation of the US Empire’s ‘Strategy of Tension’ – bombing the crap out of Europe and helping the right to seize power.
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    – Operation Gladio – Allan Francovich – Google Video. The Lockerbie Bombing? A US Empire internal conspiracy. See ‘The Maltese Double Cross.’ –
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    http://tinyurl.com/3e9dvv5
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    – Peter Dale Scott –
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    http://www.peterdalescott.net/
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    12M TO 16M US EMPIRE DEAD
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    By the same government that has caused the deaths of 12-16 million in fifty years, says Johan Galtung, or 6-20 million in their Third World War — a war _on_ third-world peasants — John Stockwell. 1.6m Iraq War – 3.6m in twenty years. 3m in Afghanistan – mostly by starvation. 6m in thirty years. Say! That sounds unhealthy! No @#[email protected]#$ $herlock!
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    John Stockwell – ‘America’s Third World War’ – 6 – 20M killed –
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    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4068.htm
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    Johan Galtung – the US empire has murdered 12m or 16m in forty years. “The difference is between overt murders and including covert murders by the US.” In illegal wars and genocides. –
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    – “How would we know that the Empire is dead?” – Johan Galtung –
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRXmk7piHXY
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    (*) UP the Empire. UK. US. Other. ER, Ann Taintor ; ) –
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    http://www.amazon.com/Anne-Taintor-Inc-01440-Magnet/dp/B003MZ1P4A/

  • TonyF

    Brilliant work, Craig.

    Fox was pursuing a foreign policy for himself and his group of dodgy connections in Israel and the USA, separate from that of the P.M., Foreign Office and M.o.D.. The realisation of that fact must have been what finally tipped the balance for David Cameron. Adam Werritty was just a trusted manager to keep things at “arm’s length” looking clean, and to look after the books as his appointed Chancellor-cum-Deputy PM.

    Iran has been in the gunsights of Israel and of US neocons for a long time, high up their list of strong leaderships to be eliminated. Trigger-fingers are getting very itchy.

    Let us hope the demonstrations in so many countries around the world focus the minds of our politicians that their electors expect more of them than ever more banker bailouts and ever more wars in the Middle East. We demand better value for our tax-money.

    The game is up.

  • Guest

    This whole episode is being orchestrated by forces within the far right, it has nothing to do with the press doing its job. Craig, you are just being used, strange is it not, that you have suddenly become so popular, as you said..”I was, for the first time in three years, not cancelled at the last moment.” Indeed, before you were 100% non grata!, as you will be again after all this!.
    Its all a big chess game.

  • mary

    Hague has just been on Marr. The usual. No he did not meet Werritty since he has been in govt. but he ‘thinks’ he might have met him before then. He was asked about Atlantic Bridge on whose advisory council he was a member. Marr had called him a trustee but Hague corrected him. Just one of those many groups that promotes closer ties between the US and the UK he said! He did speak at one of their conferences in the US. No he was not aware that Werritty was there. An expensively dressed and glib liar and the more I study him, the stranger he appears.

    I did not listen to the next segment which was about Libya. Could not stomach any more of the propaganda.

    Earlier Marr had inserted the word ‘violent’ when referring to the protests yesterday. Only in Rome and Madrid as far as I could see and the people of Italy and Spain have more than enough justification to feel as they do.

  • Komodo

    Well done, Craig.

    However, the pressure needs to be kept up. There are suggestions that Hague nay be vulnerable. Despite his public protestations that Atlantic Bridge was not a suspect organisation, he has served on its advisory board and may have benefited from this himself:
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    http://www.stephennewton.com/william-hague-denial/
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    Do we live in a democracy? Who determines our foreign policy?
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    Hague, on R4 news at 1200, answers these questions;

    “Foreign police is set by me, the Prime Minister and the National Security Agency…”

    Next news item – Israel starts prisoner transfer process. Such nice people, and nothing to do with international subversion, obviously.

    Pass the sick bag.

  • mike cobley

    quote – “Hague, on R4 news at 1200, answers these questions;
    “Foreign police is set by me, the Prime Minister and the National Security Agency…”

    The National Security Agency?? Is this another instance of a British government arm being rebadged to sound like its American counterpart, like the Supreme Court, for example? Sheesh, these Atlanticists – how long before we get a colossal statue of Maggie seated within a pillared building…

  • Komodo

    I’d be happy to admit I’m wrong if you can show me I am. I wrote the line down seconds after he’d said it and the full horror had registered, and I may have got it wrong. He did say policy, not police, though.

  • Larry Levin

    Cameron had a murdoch(israeli) agent as his pr man, Liam Fox has a zionist agent as his handler/confidante/room mate, what’s the common element here? The Blair invents fake intelligence to justify an attack on Iraq.

    President Ahmadinejad is a man of god he does what god has told him to do, does not need to question it for himself. At Columbia University he was questioned on the gay hanging stuff, he gave a rambling justification, along the lines that certain acts spread bacteria.

  • Jon

    @Larry_Levin – your criticism of the British ruling classes is fine, but that does not mean you should wholeheartedly support their enemies. I don’t care if Ahmadinejad is “a man of god” – plenty of religious people do abominable things. The Catholic Church, for example?
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    You would condemn the use of capital punishment against innocent people based on their sexuality, I trust?

  • Jon

    @Craig, yes – well done in shouting this from the rooftops. It is conceivable that the Mail and the Indie wouldn’t be running these stories without your persistence!

  • craig Post author

    Jon,

    I am quite certain the Mail, Guardian and Indie got the scent originally from my blog – I have the emails to prove it!! In fact I honestly believe it was my pointing the media in the right direction that caused Fox to go before it really hit the fan. But I am not the hero here – my source is.

  • Komodo

    But, exactly as you say, Mike, a cool new unit sharing its name with its transatlantic equivalent.
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    http://www.number10.gov.uk/news/establishment-of-a-national-security-council/
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    “The Council will be chaired by the Prime Minister. Permanent members will be the Deputy Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the Home Secretary, the Secretary of State for Defence, the Secretary of State for International Development and the Security Minister.”

    Therefore Fox WOULD have had input to foreign policy, like any other recipient of help from foreign agencies and companies.

  • Komodo

    Might be an idea to delete off-topic and unsubstantiated posts from comments on this subject, Craig? It is less likely to be accessed by journalists if they have to wade through Iran and the Rothschild conspiracy to get the nuggets on the real story. You have my willing consent to deleting any of mine, anyway.

  • mary

    16 October 2011 Last updated at 12:50
    Liam Fox did not run separate foreign policy –
    William Hague said he met Adam Werritty “only in passing”
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    Related Stories
    Profile: Liam Fox
    Fox leaves unfinished business
    Fox resigns as defence secretary
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    Foreign Secretary William Hague has rejected suggestions that ex-defence secretary Liam Fox and his friend Adam Werritty may have been independently trying to create foreign policy.
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    “The idea that it’s possible to run a completely separate policy by one minister is a fanciful idea,” he told BBC’s Andrew Marr show.
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    Mr Fox had co-operated with the Foreign Office in policy matters, he added.
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    His remarks come as the police consider investigating Mr Werritty for fraud.
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    Labour MP John Mann asked City of London police to look into Mr Werritty’s use of business cards falsely claiming he was an adviser to Mr Fox.
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    “If I asked him not to go to Sri Lanka, then he didn’t go. Or if I asked him when he went to convey messages of the government, messages from me then he conveyed those messages.”
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    He added: “The foreign policy of this country is set by me, the prime minister working through the National Security Council, pursued by 140 ambassadors in 260 embassies and consulates – it’s a huge operation.
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    “One adviser or non-adviser, whatever he may have been to one minister, isn’t able to run a totally different policy from the rest of the government. And I think people can at least be reassured about that.”
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    Mr Hague said he had not come across Mr Werritty since becoming foreign secretary, but did meet him while in opposition.
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    In recent days, attention has centred on Atlantic Bridge, the now-defunct charity founded by Mr Fox.
    […]
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15326141

  • havantaclu

    Craig – I for one certainly have linked articles in your blog to comments I’ve made in The Guardian.

    And I, for one, thank you most sincerely for the information that you and many of your commenters have provided.

    As a member of the ‘Peterloo Massacre’ group – our main idea has been, recently, to try to spark a debate with The Guardian about its continuing support for the Liberal Democrats – I, and many others, am becoming seriously concerned with the links between The Atlantic Bridge, its financial background, and The Guardian itself.

    There is a very large fungus growing underground, of which only the fruiting bodies are currently visible. Its nature and toxicity are perhaps undecided, but a closer study is certainly needed.

  • mary

    Filleep the new bod at the MoD (he reminds me of one of those floorwalkers you used to see in department stores) is performing his first official duty which is a bit of flag waving for the Empyre. Wootton Bassett is now ROYAL. Cameroon and Princess Anne are there for the ceremony. A Globemaster has just flown overhead. The choice of plane says it all. State broadcaster and Sky givinh live coverage.

  • Yonatan

    Richard Silverstein posts a quote (translated from Hebrew) from Likud MP Shama-HaCohen who chairs the Israeli government economic committee and has a high-level intelligence background:

    “At the beginning of the current government’s term three chief objectives were set: ending the economic crisis, returning Gilad Shalit, and eliminating the Iranian nuclear [program]. We’ve exited the economic crisis for some time, Shalit comes home Tuesday alive and well…”

    Silverstein says “Two outa three ain’t bad. But this MK is telling his Facebook audience that Bibi’s goin’ for the Trifecta. The ellipsis after the word “well” says it all.”

    http://www.richardsilverstein.com/tikun_olam/2011/10/15/senior-likud-mk-key-government-goal-elimination-of-iranian-nuclear-threat/

    All Israel has to do is light the fuse. Obama has backed himself into a corner. He would have no choice but to take over should Iran retaliate against Israel. Remember the saying from 2003 – “real men go to Tehran”.

    A question for Mr Murray: If Iran is attacked (an act of war in old-speak), would the Persian Gulf automatically become a war zone (with all the implications that has for shipping insurance etc)? If not, under what circumstances would it become a war zone?

  • Jon

    @Craig, well hearty thanks to Mr. or Ms. X in that case. Buy him or her a glass of their favourite 🙂
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    The Observer leads with this in their paper edition today:
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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/oct/15/liam-fox-resignation-exposes-tories
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    So it looks like most of the press are now reporting the real story. Meanwhile Private Eye has a picture about “Foxy Foxy” on its front page – I will get kicked out of the supermarket one of these days for laughing too loud.

  • angrysoba

    Jon: Meanwhile Private Eye has a picture about “Foxy Foxy” on its front page – I will get kicked out of the supermarket one of these days for laughing too loud.

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    ‘Ere! Are you gonna buy that? This aint a library you know!

  • Komodo

    Zabludowicz. Zabludowicz. Zabludowicz.

    The guy’s anxiety to distance himself from Werrity, and the coincidence of the official spin – that Werrity is a fraud, nothing more, with his own brief account of the matter, is significant, I think. The guy was heir to an Israeli arms fortune, and is involved in the ongoing dePalestinisation of Israel.

    Zabludowicz.

  • mary

    Have to laugh.
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    http://www.private-eye.co.uk/covers.php?showme=1299&
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    There is also a good piece about the first Leveson hearing.
    more »
    THE LEVESON INQUIRY
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    THERE were tantrums in the tearoom on the very first day of the inquiry into press ethics under Lord Justice Leveson. The deputy editor of the Daily Star, Kieran Saunders, managed to cause such a scene that sensitive Alan Rusbridger, editor of the Guardian, nearly choked on his quiche.
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    Whitewash brushes and buckets at the ready?

  • DonnyDarko

    Now this is more like it !! They tried to make it look like simple greed and corruption when it was much more spicy!! Well done Craig, may the source stay with you !!
    As any gardner knows,once you start weeding, you just have to get the whole bed done !
    It will be very interesting to see what happens to these weeds from St Andrews.It has to be worse than just the compost heap of history.
    It’s made my Sunday !! Think I’ll crack open a malt.

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