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I am going to publish the very important article on the plot to attack Iran at noon GMT on this site. Other sites are welcome to republish it, and I would be grateful if each and every reader can do whatever is in their power to get it seen, be that reposting it yourself, sending it to an outlet, retweeting it, facebook messaging it, emailing a link or just telling your mates or family to look at it.

To remind you, here is the extraordinary reaction from the mainstream outlets I write for regularly. I have left nothing out from the replies I received. Nobody found a single fact that did not check out, and nobody could claim it was not newsworthy. They simply prevaricated and passed it around various editors in a risible buck-passing exercise.

The extremely strong Israeli influence on the media is not a theoretical construct. It has a real existence, vast amounts of real money and physical mechanics of operation. Anybody who doubts this should read this recent leaked internal email from BICOM, a full time highly-funded Israeli lobby organisation which was closely linked to Adam Werritty. Their direct and day to day access to those making editorial decisions could not be more clear.

We can’t match anything like their funding, and they can block me from mainstream media effectively. But we have honesty and we have effort. Noon. Be ready.

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  • North by Stringvest

    Oxus Gold on getting shafted by the Uzbeks:
    …Looking back at 2010 Oxus had at the beginning of the year progressed discussions with a Chinese Consortium to a point where on 6 January 2010 it entered into a US$185 million financing agreement which would have enabled Oxus to build and develop the underground Sulphide mine for AGF in Uzbekistan.

    Despite an extensive due diligence undertaken by the Consortium which indicated the strong viability of constructing and developing the mine, it became obvious by late 2010 that even though the investment was to be made at the level of Oxus Gold, the Uzbek government would not welcome the development of a gold mine in Uzbekistan by Chinese investors.

    Both I and senior management of the company consider the Uzbek position as very short-sighted. An inward investment of up to $185 million would have been positive for the Uzbek gold mining industry and would have created employment opportunities for people in the region of the proposed mine. As a consequence of the Uzbek government’s negative reaction to the transaction, the Chinese Consortium terminated their agreement with Oxus in December 2010. This had the effect of impairing Oxus’s liquidity and operational capabilities in Uzbekistan.

    Events following the withdrawal of the Chinese Consortium led our directors to believe that it would be in the best interest of shareholders to sell the 50% shareholding in AGF to the Uzbek government. Despite assurances that a buy-out by Oxus’ Uzbek joint venture partners was in principle acceptable to the Uzbek government, Oxus then faced an ongoing attack campaign against it by the Uzbek government. These attacks included Uzbekistan’s failure to issue certain licences to AGF, a frivolous court action initiated by the Uzbek Ministry of Finance, and pressure from Oxus’ Uzbek joint venture partners to liquidate AGF despite AGF under trying circumstances producing a profit of US$4.82 million for the twelve months to 31 December 2010.

    The attacks against Oxus continued into 2011, with the first quarter marked by an arbitrary and onerous Uzbek government audit of AGF that effectively excluded Oxus from its investment in Uzbekistan. Oxus and AGF personnel fled the country over legitimate concerns about their safety, and Oxus was forced to declare force majeure as to its management obligations toward AGF.

    Also in 2011, Oxus retained the international law firm Amsterdam & Peroff LLP to protect the interests of Oxus and its shareholders against the wrongful conduct of the Uzbek government, and to pursue the legal remedies available to Oxus. Oxus’ subsequent attempts to discuss and resolve the issues with the Uzbek government proved unproductive. Consequently, on 31 August 2011, Oxus served a Notice of Arbitration on Uzbekistan under the Agreement for the Promotion and Protection of investments dated 24 November 1993 between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Uzbekistan (the Investment Treaty). Among other things, the Investment Treaty requires the Uzbek government to treat Oxus fairly and equitably as an investor, to refrain from discriminating against Oxus, and to provide Oxus with full protection and security. Oxus asserts in the arbitration that the conduct of the Uzbek government constitutes a systematic violation of the Investment Treaty, and that Oxus is entitled, in addition to other relief, to full compensation for its injuries in an amount estimated to be no less than $400 million. This amount includes a claim in respect of the Khandiza base metals project, which the Uzbek Government took from Marakand Minerals in 2006 without offering any compensation at the time.

    The filing of the Notice of Arbitration represents significant progress toward obtaining redress for Oxus and its shareholders, and comes as a result of considerable effort by Oxus personnel and its international legal counsel. I am confident in the strength of Oxus’ claims, and pleased with the progress of the arbitration. Nevertheless, we remain, as always, open to a resolution of the dispute on fair and equitable terms….

  • South

    as someone who has dealt with Uzbeki officials in the past as an investor, I could tell you that you will get nothing from them. None will decide your decision unless Karimov or his daughter gets involved with personal interest. sorry, mate, you guys made big mistake investing in a stalinist regime with no laws abiding. all laws in uzbekistan are in paper. in actual life, it’s karimov, his state and family linked mafia and fat beauracrats make decisions.
    the option of resolving your case through british government channels has also no prospect based on the following:
    -firstly, british diplomatic mission members in tashkent are now all rubbish, all including the ambassador, are arse lickers of karimov;they won’t dare to say anything against the local regime;

    -secondly, americans are again back in friendship with the local regime and so are british foreign policy representatives because of afghanistan. well, you must know uzbekistan has the biggest and the most convenient airbase that can be used to bomb the talibs in the region; besides, if there is war with iran, that base can also easily be used.

    the only way out in your situation is going thru english and european courts and getting uzbek national companies’ assets arrrested such as uzbekistan airways’ fleet, uzbekistan related insurance company’s share in AIG in London, state cotton companies in France, Switzerland. There was a case some years ago when assets of above mentioned companies were arrested due to foreign investment related court case. you can find similar case of Uzdon v. Romak on internet.

    ~my final advice: do not trust uzbeki officials and their promises. they just drag you so that you can become crazy one day or die out of hopelessness.

    well, i wish you success in something obviously difficult.

  • larry Levin

    I Larry Levin pledge allegiance to craig murray and the principles(excluding the homosexual stuff) for which he stands, And stand ready to go into electronic battle when the orders are given,

  • Komodo

    SH: It is clear to me that governments, all of our governments, are terribly intimidated by Israeli propaganda and unfortunately they are not strong enough to really act. They have drafted resolutions but they are not implementing them; they come together in Quartets but nothing occurs. For that reason we feel that civil pressure from public opinion is absolutely needed. We are not too hopeful that it will prevail quickly but I also have the feeling, and that is the focus of my “Time for Outrage”, that it is time for the civil population to take responsibility.

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