The Hottest Potato 277

Taking on the Zionist lobby head-on is well nigh impossible.

I have written a stunning piece on Werritty, Israel and a neo-con plot to attack Iran. It contains information not published anywhere, even here. I have circulated it to several national newspapers, for each of which I have written many times. I have never had a piece refused before.

Several national papers have checked out my story factually and nobody has found a single hole in it. But nobody will publish it. I reproduce below every email I have received from any of these papers in reply. They show what a hot potato a serious anti-Zionist is – and I strongly suspect that the repeated inability of editors to make decisions which emerges from these emails shows they need on this subject to consult their proprietors.

The emails are given with the source removed and which is from which paper disguised, because I don’t wish to attack anyone in particular for this generic fear of the Israeli lobby, and also because I hope I may one day work for them again. In fact I still have not received an actual “no” from anybody – just a repeated batting off of the hot potato. The story is so good nobody can actually think of an excuse to refuse it, but they dare not accept it.

I think some of the individuals involved are ashamed. Each of the papers have had the article between five and ten days – which when you consider how the newspaper industry works, is an astonishing period in which nobody is able to make a decision.

“Sorry. … is the editor.”

“Just back in after being out most of day. Jury (i.e. editor) is still out on this one. I’ve spoken to …, and emailed him your copy. Will report back in the morning.”

“Dear Craig, sorry to have been slow back, but I’m on holiday. I’ve looked at your earlier email and can’t find the attachment you mention (of the long piece), but think I’ve got the basic idea. I’m no longer comment editor and don’t commission pieces, but would recommend getting in touch with …(who is comment editor, currently editing …) if you’re thinking of a comment piece. If it’s more news, then … worth talking to, or maybe one of the reporters who’s worked on the Werrity case. Let me know how you get on, all best,”

“Hi Craig OK, had some feedback from the editor. We can’t do anything on this this week, for various reasons. In an ideal world, we would like to hold on to it for another week. We would then have our politics team make some inquiries and then run your piece – or a version of it – alongside a news story on this particular issue (providing of course that our team can come up with one). Obviously there are quite a few ifs and buts here – we can’t guarantee that we will run the piece – so I completely understand if you feel that this is unsatisfactory and that you want to cut your losses and take it elsewhere. In that case, we’ll simply pay you the £200 we’ve already agreed and hope you will consider us again the next time you have something.”

“OK, thanks Craig. Will give you a call or drop you a line tomorrow.”

“I’m temporarily out of action- deal w …?”

“Well, we can pay £200 to hang on to it until tomorrow and then I’ll have to talk to the editor about what he wants to pay to run it but if we ran it at the length you sent it, it would be a minimum of, say, £1,500”

“Yes, there was talk of it on the Today programme as well.”

“Yes, sorry for delay in replying. The answer is we are interested in your piece. It’s too early in the week to say that we’re definitely going to run it. Can we sit on it for the time being and talk again late tomorrow? Naturally, we’ll pay you for the piece”

“Good stuff.”

“Hi Craig. Thanks for your email. This other meeting might allow us to take the story on and reprise a lot of the material which was left out of our original story. What do you think?”

“Hello Craig Thanks for this. Let me have a read and a think about it and then I’ll get back to you. Cheers”

“Craig Having now had a look at your piece, let me have a bit more time to think about it, would you? best wishes”

“Craig I’ve been out of town and offline until this morning. But I’m no longer comment editor, so I don’t commission any articles anyhow best wishes”

“Craig. As I mentioned, I am off this week. I’m sorry I didn’t get back to you on Saturday. I have handed your piece over to …, the Foreign editor, and recommended it to him. He is extremely experienced and will have its best wishes at heart as well as the knowhow to secure its place in the paper. I do hope he and you can make it work. With good wishes”

“Craig.. Thank you. I have read it and have now shown it to the editor. He is having a think. I’ll get back to you as soon as I know anything … ”


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  • Elisabeth Angel

    “But why here and now? What is the point of this, except to distract attention from pressing concerns eg
    a) how are we going to unite to keep the fledgling wings of progress (care, society, decent representation) flapping
    b) (related) how are we going to stop these warmongers”

    Is that to me? My first post, which was not and will not be posted, talked about that. I am convinced that bringing the historical truth to light is the key to stopping the warmongers.

    It’s not rocket science: according to Craig’s own statement, his article deals with a Zionist conspiracy to start a war with Iran. Well, a great deal of Zionist power — particularly any shred of moral authority they have left, is owing to the “H” (– trying not to trigger the bots :-)) narrative.

    Now, if that narrative is true — well it is still misused, as Norman Finckelstein (an”H” believer, BTW) makes clear — but if were found to be a massive criminal fraud that has sucked up a trillion or so dollars and enabled the theft of a country from its inhabitants with the accompanying genocide of many of them — and the masses found out how they had been scammed — then things could change very fast.

    But it is not just the big “H”(as I type this I am rapidly losing faith that this post will be published) — the whole commonly accepted WWII narrative is basically a lie, in that there was a Zionist conspiracy to start a war with and destroy Germany. It’s a continuum, you see. How about WWI? Do you really think it simply “broke out” because someone happened to shoot the Archduke of Austria? or was it too a “conspiracy”? Of course it was.

    The more people understand that all war is just planned mass murder for the profit of those who pull the strings, the fewer people will be willing to fight those wars.

    Technicolor wrote:
    “But honestly, the people who would like to silence the truths Craig has encountered by pretending that the ‘whole thing’ never happened or that ‘if it did happen, far fewer people were starved/gassed/tortured/imprisoned without trial/worked to death/disappeared than you would like (?) to think’ are kidding themselves.

    And you know this how?

  • anno

    I agree with Craig that Holocaust denial, and all genocide denial, is horrible. But if you made a museum of genocide, the Nazi holocaust would occupy a very small booth compared to everything else.
    A couple of things are puzzling me though about Craig.
    Q.1/ If D.Cameron went to S.Africa at 24 in 1990, how come C.Murray didn’t know the purpose of the mission either through personal contacts or in his official role until 1993. I smell something fishy about that even if it was something as innocent as fish-net tights.
    Q.2/ Those up to 200,000 UK special troops in Libya plus mercenaries the Daily Telegraph reported about. Were they doing Tory-party special-links-with-Africa oil-installation protection duties, to stop AlQaida from interfering with matters that didn’t concern’em? Like 1990 Cameron, or were they part of the anti-Gaddafi campaign?
    Our man has shown that he has Tory sources which as a professional journalist he can’t reveal. At some stage, if the Tories continue down the proxy genocide path of Libya, he is going to have to put the Tories into the same bin as Blair and Brown. Is that going to be difficult for him? I told my Tory friends to f. off irreversibly in 1990. Good riddance to them.

  • Pony Chase John

    please provide us with your alternative theories as to where the significant Jewish populations pre 1939 of many European cities actually disappeared to
    Do you actually know what you’re talking about here, Stephen? Do you have the figures to hand? The difference between pre- and post- Jewish populations is one of the points most often used in questioningthe scale of the holocaust – I’ve never seen it used in support.

  • Pony Chase John

    I stumbled across this preposterous blog. I can’t decide whether it’s a neo-nazi black op to undermine the struggle against anti-semitism, or just some rather dim people who don’t see the logical conclusion of what they’re doing.

  • Ken

    Pony Chase John

    Cifwatch is just another silly pro Israeli group that runs around the internet claiming antisemitism. Bit of a joke really. I just had a look at their website and it says that the Guardian got the so called Honestreporting 2010 award for dishonest reporting. Honest reporting is yet another pro Israeli pressure group,they are based in Israel. They featured in the Dispatches report from a few years ago about the Israeli lobby in the UK and how 80% of Tory MP’s are basically in their camp including Cameron. You can watch it here.

  • DonnyDarko

    How come frustration at the zionist bias in fleet street has led to an argument about the holocaust?
    Let’s just call it WW II. There were many more victims than just jews.
    Let’s get back to getting Craigs piece published.
    Have you tried the Herald in Scotland ? Or is that also a zionist rag ?

  • Henry M'Turk

    erm…on the basis that one jew is worth 1027 palestinians, if 6 million jews got hitlered, that equates to almost the entire human race, if counted as palestinians. is that why they harp on about WWII so much?

  • Henry M'Turk

    Really the Middle East is insoluble without radical cultural change and allowing time for a generation or so to pass.
    The root cause is this:
    All male Jews and Moslems are circumcised, or, in plain English, they have mutilated genitalia. They all feel insecure in their manhood. They all feel violated. They must compensate for this with a heightened tendency to be aggressive.
    Stop the barbarism of circumcision and within 30 years they’ll be at peace.
    P.S. This probably explains the Yanks too.

  • mary

    Something else of great horror to think about on Remembrance Sunday when the emphasis is on our losses in war. This was terrible.
    In this book, Mohammad Gholi Majd argues that Persia was the greatest victim of World War One and also the victim of possibly the worst genocide of the twentieth century. The author based his research on the great famine in Iran on documents and reports of the US State Department archives as well as from news and information taken from newspapers printed in those years, especially the Ra’d and Iran newspapers in Persia. Majd quotes the American Charge d’Affaires in Tehran at the time, William Smith Murray, has having claimed that a third of Persia’s population died from a combination of famine and disease. He also used as sources the memoirs of the British officers and commanders who were present in Persia (Iran) during the World War I. The book reflects on the direct role that the interventionist British and Russian forces played in the famine and subsequent mortality in Iran during the World War I.

    In large, Majd blames the British who, after the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, were the controlling power in Persia. Local transportation was taken over by the British for the transport of war materials, isolating farmers from their customers inside Persia. At the same time, Majd claims that significant amounts of food were confiscated by the British to supply British troops both within Persia and in the region.

    Majd’s conclusion is that, unknown to most, one of THE major genocides of the twentieth century occured in Persia during and immediately after WW1. In general, one can believe the approximate accuracy of his sources – there was a major famine and millions died – whether it was one third or one half of Persia’s population is purely an academic argument – deaths were literally in the millions and the impact on Persia was enormous. However, “genocide” assumes the deliberate and wilfull killing of large numbers of non-combatants. That the British would deliberately undertake this is not believable and in this, Majd’s argument is not credible, it’s more of an emotional response. Which is understandable – picture in your mind if a third to a half of the US population had died off in WW1 from famine which was made worse by a foreign occupation under the same basis as happened in Persia. What would your reaction be?
    The whole review is here.

  • Suhayl Saadi

    It is fascinating, is it not, that this thread, which originally referred to what is, in essence, whistle-blowing and potentially very important revelations concerning statecraft and governance in today’s Britain, appears to have been swamped – or at least, a prodigious attempt has been made at swamping – by what one can only describe as a load of auto-piloted anti-Semitic garbage, triggered mainly by ‘new names’ (and some usual suspects), to which regular commentators then have responded. I completely share Technicolour’s, and also I think Craig’s, frustration at all this. I would suggest deletion of all of the irrelevant posts, to clean-up the thread and keep it focussed. Are the spambots insufficient? It seems that someone, somewhere has gone into overdrive. You must be onto something, Craig. Get that article out ASAP, man, anyway you can!

  • Henry M'Turk


    You find it fascinating but you want it deleted? What is this, Catholic guilt?

    PS Not sure which you mean – CM already said his thing caught the holocaust stuff he didn’t want. My first was frivolous, granted, but my second is a damn serious thesis!

  • mary

    No irony then. Marr has one of the warmongers from the last decade, Condoleeza Rice and one from this decade, General David Richards, as guests on his programme this morning.
    Richards speaking three days ago.
    ‘“What you did in Libya and the way you have responded over the last few months have been in the best traditions of the Service; not only have you done great work operationally but you have broken new barriers professionally, particularly with the Apache.
    “The name of HMS Ocean is held in high regard back in the UK and you should be proud, and deservedly so, of what you have achieved.”
    Apache attack helicopters from 656 Squadron Army Air Corps were deployed in Libya via HMS Ocean.
    Their crew carried out missions, hitting military vehicles, installations and communications equipment.’

  • macky

    Ah, the hypocritical irony of the muddled-head Liberal !

    Craig is complaining about nobody being willing to publish his “stunning “ article because of the possible fear of being accused of anti-Semitism by Zionist supporters, and yet as the same time does not want PressTV to publish his article because of the fear of being accused of supporting homophobia ! !

    As already pointed out, the granting of respectability & legitimacy to pro-Government media organisations, that acted and still act as blood-soaked pro-war propagandists, doesn’t seem to be of equal concern to Craig; if it’s the persecution of homosexuals that are only of such paramount concern, not mere genocides, then perhaps we can expect him now to boycott all US media;

  • Young One

    The good things about some posts here is that I get to know more about the people and issues in news after an event, but the people causing the troubles seem to be ahead since they all have access to ministers diaries.

  • ingo

    Fully agree with Ken, there is no need to have this thread contaminated with Holocaust deniers. I find it incredible that those who pursue the truth, as they profoundly claim at every step of their argument, then can deny that guilt, racial hatred and callous organisation carrying it out.

    I can’;t deny it, because as a young german barely 9 years old, we were ‘visiting’ a Concentration camp near neuengamme, samml but abasolutely disgusting, the stench of burning bones permiating the walls of a dank stable type building, it was our day out in the countryside, an allied instruction to all Germans to have their de nazification applied, good and proper.

    It is this single event which has moulded itself into my brain, something that is undeniable. Despite being born after the war, despite this pathetic attempt to make us feel guilty for our fathers horrible mistakes, I feel that a new page has been turned, that we should strive not to let it happen again, but it did, in Cambodia, Laos, in ex Yugoslavia, on both sides and in Libya, now.

    Thanks for the hearteneing video of a more moral moderate young jewish community, Mary, a community which rejects being indoctrinated with racialist messages, who had enough of the incessant superiority complex that guides zionists and their actions.

    lets concentrate on why they cannot/ dare not inform their thinkling public of the Fox Werrity scandal? My feeling here is that it was a true conspiracy, here only known by those high up in the CFI, who knows maybe some LFI, but in Israel, its seemingly was not known by the Likud cabinet, merely a paln amongst many.

    What makes this scenario so viable is Netanyahu’s mental state, his obsession with WW” and churchil, he, Barak and Liebermann seem to think they can bowl over their own country and play up to the military armourers of the world, whilst paving the way for our gloabl oil giants, etc.

    Just a thought

  • mary

    When will Bliar ever be silenced? When creeps like Marr stop interviewing him I suppose.
    Former prime minister Tony Blair has said the collapse of the euro would be “catastrophic” – and said Europe must get behind it.
    Mr Blair told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show he hoped and believed it would not collapse, but European leaders faced “very difficult and painful” choices.
    A “long-term framework of credibility” was needed, he said, which included “strong fiscal co-ordination”.
    David Cameron says the UK is “preparing for every eventuality” over the euro.

  • Komodo

    Scouse –
    Thank you, but I don’t buy it. Power elites control people, sure, that’s how they gain power. On of their methods is, obviously, “dialectic”…as I recall this is also the method of choice for Marxists seeking power for the people…but it is very far from being the only approach, and the Rothschilds are very far from being the only elite.
    In any case, there are far too many people on the planet, the ecosystem is collapsing and resource wars are escalating. Who is to say the Rockefellers aren’t right? (assuming there’s any truth in your assessment)

  • Scouse Billy

    Komodo, it is Dr Cuddy’s assessment. However, the alliance of Rothschilds and European royalty dates back to the early 19th century.

    Regarding depopulation I suspect the most pressing issue is what started out as Project Cloverleaf – essentially “geo-engineering” in the stratosphere, ostensibly to prevent global warming through reflecting UV back into space with nano particles of Aluminium and other heavy metals. Of course, Monsanto have patented Al resistant GMO seeds – there’s a dialectic for you.

    See What on Earth are they Spraying?

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