Paul Staines Grandstands for Blair and Murdoch 297


The neo-con Blair and Cameron regimes are very comfortable with each other. War criminal Alistair Campbell’s “evidence” to the Leveson inquiry is risible.

“Only a few people in number 10 knew Cherie was pregnant, so it must have been phone hacking that led the Mirror to it” is a statement that would not stand ten seconds thought, if it were not ramped by being given the status of a leak.

Campbell’s statement ignores the range of explanations as to how the Mirror could have learned from the “small number of people in No. 10” that Cherie was pregnant. These include:

a) gossip
b) No 10’s motive to get the news out to boost Tony’s popularity
c) the hospital
d) phone hacking

Phone hacking is the least possible explanation. My money is on b)

No, this is a rather pathetic attempt by the Blair camp to divert attention from Murdoch onto Piers Morgan, who the war criminals have never forgiven for his opposition to the War in Iraq. It is so blatant a ploy that it needs an extra boost to the story as a daring “leak” by the Tory neo-con PR man Paul Staines, to be a succesful diversionary tactic.

Blairites and Tories get together to manufacture an incident to take the heat off Murdoch at Leveson Inquiry. That is the real story.


297 thoughts on “Paul Staines Grandstands for Blair and Murdoch

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  • nuid

    They’re going to get worried now?? You could see this coming a mile away:
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    “Rand Paul: Americans Could Be Sent to Gitmo Under ‘Indefinite Detention’ Bill”
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    Senator Rand Paul told Judge Andrew Napolitano last night that Americans could be stripped of their rights and sent to Guantanamo Bay under the terms of the ‘indefinite detention’ provision of the National Defense Authorization Act set to be passed by the Senate this week.
    http://www.infowars.com/rand-paul-americans-could-be-sent-to-gitmo-under-indefinite-detention-bill/

  • Franz

    Passerby:
    The US isn’t scared shitless by Iceland; if Iceland really mattered the US could and would have ruined it.

    Iceland has a population of half a million people and as far as I know is of little geostrategic importance. The US has bigger fish to fry.

  • Michael Stephenson

    Franz:
    Your wilful misunderstanding of what Passerby was saying is a bit hard to fathom.
    It was clear he was saying the US is scared of what happened to Iceland. ie the US is afraid of it’s own people, not Iceland.
    That was quite clear.
    Comprehension fail? Or wilfully misrepresenting what he said?

  • Mary

    Agree Tony. The Americans are very insular. Don’t know much about geography or history.
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    http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news_events/ed/2007/winter/features/geography.html
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    Don’t Know Much About Geography
    by Lory Hough
    In many ways, it shouldn’t come as a shock, but it still does: Last year, when the National Geographic Society surveyed 18- to 24-year-old Americans to find out what they knew about the world, only 37 percent could find Iraq on a map, despite the fact that U.S. troops have been in that country since 2003. (Places closer to
    home didn’t fare much better: 50 percent couldn’t locate New York, the country’s third largest state.)
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    And it wasn’t just geography that highlighted their lack of what Ed School alum Bill Jaeger, Ed.M.’03, calls “planet awareness”: More than 70 percent thought English was the most spoken native language in the world (it’s Mandarin Chinese) and only 10 percent communicated regularly with anyone outside the United States. (With only 22 percent having a passport, most didn’t travel abroad, either.)
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    Are American students “as dumb as rocks,” as the Weekly Standard newspaper once called them, or are schools to blame for failing to teach them that there is life outside their own communities?

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    Hague on his feet demonizing Iran one more time this week. Sounding very Yorkie. He is
    C R O S S about the ‘attack’ on the Embassy which is now closed.

  • Michael Stephenson

    People everywhere seem to be implying that the group that stormed the embassy was ordered to do so by the regime, it doesn’t take undying support of your government to attack the embassy of the country conspiring to bomb the shit out of you.
    I don’t like my government but if Iran was threatening to bomb the shit out of the UK and blow up our nuclear facilities, one of which I live a few miles from, I’d be a bit peeved.

  • angrysoba

    ‘The vote paves the way for formal recognition by the small north Atlantic island, which led the way in recognizing the independence of the three Baltic states after the collapse of the former Soviet Union in 1991.’
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    Remember what followed after that!

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    They all joined NATO!
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    So that’s the new Zionist game; to make Palestine a member of NATO!

  • Mary

    From Medialens
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    UK shuts down Iran’s embassy in London and kicks out Iranian diplomats
    Posted by gabriele on November 30, 2011, 2:34 pm
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    Now, is this a rational answer to what happened the other day in Tehran or is the UK government taking that as a pretext to escalate the confrontation aiming at a all out war against Iran?
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    Those questions raised recently by Craig Murray and others about the UK diplomacy get a heavier weight in the light on these new events.

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    UK to expel all Iranian diplomats over embassy attack
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15966628

  • Herbie

    Indeed, Passerby.
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    Things are now so bad that well known NWO shill and footsoldier for the 9/11 Lies Movement, Angrysoba, has given up blogging and taken to watching old black and white movies from the good ol days.
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    Ahhh…
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    Meanwhile, Craig’s blog goes from strength to strength.
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    Events dear boy, events, as hope and history rhyme.

  • tony_opmoc

    Well, I disagree with him on a lot of stuff, but I am almost certain that it was him who invited me to an environmental thing in Wales.

    He does occasionally write something which I think is brilliant, but so too does the completely insane Melanie who’s double sometimes turns up at our local pub.

    It was Monbiot who started it. I think it was him, who also did the arrest Tony Blair thing.

    http://www.monbiot.com/registry-of-interests/

    Tony

  • Dec

    I was out of order last night. May I make an apology to Tony Opmoc, Nuid and everyone else I offended.

  • Suhayl Saadi

    I heard a professor on BBC Radio 4 this morning – the Today prog. – he was debunking most of the incipient warmonngering stuff being peddled currently by the USA/Europe et al in relation to Iran and the nuclear theme, the sanctions, etc. Not sure it was what the interviewer wanted to hear. One suspects that the Prof. must’ve kept fairly quiet about his views when approached by the prog’s researcher. It was really refreshing – and nowadays, in relation to such important matters of geopolitics-and-war, rare – to get a genuinely different point-of-view on the BBC.

  • passerby

    Mary,
    Billy fourteen pints is doing a kata, pay no attention. Iranians have passed a bill to downgrade the diplomatic relationship. Therefore, some if not most of the embassy staff in Tehran will be redundant, hence their hasty exit from Tehran. This also applies to the staff in the Iranian embassy in London, whom will be called back.
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    This Billy the kid act fourteen pints is putting on is for the benefit of the cameras in UK. This is designed to cover up the ineptitude of these novices in handling international affairs, which coincidentally was also the basis of the unholy trinity of the rats knackers; Werrity, Fox, and Gould of Tel Aviv. The sponsors of these rats knackers were precisely counting on the inexperience of the current bunch, intent on steering a course set by Tel Aviv.
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    However, given the events that have unfolded, UK is in no position to start any kind of war, US is caught up in the quagmire of Afghanistan has all but lost that war, and is in no position to take any kind of aggressive stance. France, with most of her military assets back in the hangers, dry-docks, and garages for repairs and renovation is also in no position to carry out any meaningful gestures.
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    The above can be the reason that Russians have started flexing their muscles sending various naval assets to the Mediterranean, whilst China is coming out in support of Pakistan, that has blocked the NATO supply routes, with irate Pakistanis setting fire to all manner of trucks, and supplies destined to Afghan theatre.
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    I cannot help thinking that Craig’s sources had embarked on a pre-emptive chess move, to go on record that the current debacle is not of their doing, and the responsibilities solely lie on the Israel firsters and the sponsors thereof. Hence pulling their own chestnuts out of the reach of the leaking flames that has engulfed the bunch of showers masquerading as our dear leaders.
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    Anno,
    We are all, brothers, I understand your worry, and understandably there is room for worry. However, at this stage it is highly unlikely for NATO or any other entity to attack Syria. This can be discerned from watching the dance of the seven veils performed by the Arab League (curse be upon their moustaches), whom have been disingenuously pretending that if they do not get on with their openly traitorous treason; “US will Attack”. Fact is if there were going to be any attacks there would be no talk, and no sanctions, world would have been watching the bombs falling on Damascus.
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    However, Syrian people need our support, by our understanding of the presence of mercenaries guided by the former Black Water boss Erik Prince now residing in Abu Dhabi and running errands for al Saud, al-Nahayan, and the Oligarchs in US. This includes the arming of the thugs and traitors in Syria, who in turn are attacking Syrian civilians and military in Syria. The current Oligarchs’ mouthpiece Media hysteria surrounding the “abuses in Syria” have all been lopsided representations of actualities with a view to Lybia that country too, and in the melee Golan region can be annexed by Israel for her troubles of killing all those Palestinians and ethnic cleansing the area from Arabs. Although there is the added bonus that an Iran friendly foe is removed from the scene too.
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    No need for people to share your Islamic views, so long as people you are dealing with are decent human beings in search of the truth, and justice for all humanity. Remember this is more than one way of reaching the truth. However decency and justice are universal and all of us wish for the day that a single human being is not killed for the sake of profits for twisted money junkies whom have no end to their greed.

  • Suhayl Saadi

    Azra, thanks for your kind and supportive words.
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    Jives, ta much for the musical link, will check it out! You’re right about not getting trammeled by possible spookery. We all are Scooby-Doo now! All we need is a painted van, a guitar and lots of tea.
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    Anno, Dec and me too: We’ve all posted fiery, ‘personalised’ posts in our time. A good tactic might be to type out the fiery post as a document and save it. Then look at it 24 hours later. If we still want to post it, unedited, then we can post it. If not, we don’t. Granted it doesn’t accord with the ‘heat-of-the-moment’ form of the blog, but now that the blog is moderated, might be a good way of minimising personal fights. Yes, I know, pots and kettles…

  • Suhayl Saadi

    Incidentally, it was revealing that the interviewer on the ‘Today’ prog (BBC Radio 4) seesm knocked off-balance. At the end of the interview, he stated that “we” have a dfferent view. Excuse me, but who is this, ‘we’? He was trying to mark out the Prof as being ‘not-we’, alien and therefore not to be listened to. The BBC interviewer most certainly does not represent ‘me’, so how can he claim to represent ‘we’. He was identifying closely with the Government. That is rather concerning. I think the Prof. was Iranian-American – from his accent – but I didn’t catch the details.

  • tony_opmoc

    And the answer is “Herbert George”, and the location formed the basis of one or other of the Novels “The Time Machine” or “War of the Worlds”. There was some debate about this at the pub on Saturday afternoon.

    No one could identify the species from the photo on my mobile, but the answer is almost certainly here

    http://www.booktryst.com/2010/10/case-of-murderous-mushroom-when-rare.html

    Extract

    “Don’t eat amanitas–you’ll quiver,
    You’ll fall to your knees and you’ll shiver.
    Poison mushrooms, that’s why,
    And you’ll probably die.
    If you don’t then you’ll need a new liver.”

    I still haven’t had any alcohol by the way, though I suggest the moderator block my IP over the next few hours as I am about to start.

    Tony

  • Mary

    Was it this Suhayl at the end of the programme?
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    0855
    The chancellor’s Autumn Statement announcement yesterday was a bitter pill for many to swallow, with a freeze on public sector pay and jobs, more austerity measures to come over the next six years and a downgrading of the UK’s growth forecast. The Sunday Telegraph’s political columnist Matthew D’Ancona and Frances Cairncross, economist and Rector of Exeter College Oxford, discuss the political and economic implications.
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9651000/9651682.stm

  • Mary

    Probably not as I have muddled Iran with the UK economy. It must have been:
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    0841
    The Foreign Office is withdrawing diplomatic staff from Iran after the storming by protesters of two British compounds in Tehran. Professor Seyed Mohammad Marandi, Professor of American Studies at the University of Tehran, reflects on how Iranians feel about the attacks
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9651000/9651638.stm

  • Sunflower

    @anno I can see where you are coming from, makes sense to me. And I like Tony, and many others here. You are brilliant.
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    “No need for people to share your Islamic views, so long as people you are dealing with are decent human beings in search of the truth, and justice for all humanity. Remember this is more than one way of reaching the truth. However decency and justice are universal and all of us wish for the day that a single human being is not killed for the sake of profits for twisted money junkies whom have no end to their greed.”
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    Idd

  • tony_opmoc

    I am just testing. I don’t do twitter. I just want to upload my new avatar. I assume I have to be a twit to do this

    Tony

  • Tony_0pmoc

    Still Testing

    Hi anno, and Dec.

    Neither of you offended me in the slightest. However, the police did on Saturday night, what with their dogs sniffing my arse, and no I did not have any drugs and had not consumed any drugs well except for alcohol and nicotine.

    I hoped you liked my Introduction to Syria post.

    Tony

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