Deluge of Propaganda Begins 60


The day after the announcement that air defence missiles are being stationed around London to guard the Olympic stadium from the Luftwaffe and the army will be coveing the turnstiles from armoured vehicles, we have the arrest of six Muslims, three of them in Stratford, for yet another famous “terrorist plot”. The Guardian reports this as a “pre-planned operation”. You betcha.

What scares me so much is that is blindingly obvious what kind of society we are becoming, but so many people refuse to see it.


60 thoughts on “Deluge of Propaganda Begins

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  • mebully?

    and read comments on yahoo news thread, what a hatred there, what a nazi-mood we are becoming!

  • Mary

    This is the house in Newham whose door was blown off and where three people were arrested. The TV news showed the badly damaged door lying in the garden. One eyewitness described it like a bomb going off. One man was Tazered but did not need medical treatment. That’s a miracle. The witnesses say that there was a ladder up to a first floor window and also someone up on the roof.
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    http://www.newhamrecorder.co.uk/newham-life/organisations/picture_police_blow_front_door_off_house_as_they_make_terror_arrests_in_stratford_1_1434295
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    The site of the Berlin Olympics was just visible in the background. You could just see the very ugly metal sculpture called Orbit sponsored by Mittal which cost £19.1m {http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ArcelorMittal_Orbit}
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    This is in a country where currently over 1m children are considered fortunate to get 11 meals a week instead of 21 and where thousands of families are on food banks.
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    The other house raided was in Ealing. A married couple and a man were arrested there.
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    What a stinking country. I am ashamed to be British.
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    Presumably this was a planned dummy run/frightener to warn off any attacks after July 27th. Horgan Howe is a toughie and we have probably got that American supercop Bill Bratton over here too. The place is said to be crawling with CIA type operatives in advance of Michelle Obama gracing us with her presence.

  • MarkU

    Naturally of course, if one were to make a list of potential terrorist targets, the Preston to London coach service would stand out as a really obvious target, wouldn’t it. The passengers should consider themselves lucky that they weren’t in Pakistan, where the presence of a single terrorist suspect would apparently justify destroying the whole coach with hellfire missiles.

  • mike

    We also had a warning last week, given by a senior Met copper whose name escapes me, that the terror threat is increasing. Given the architecture of repression that now engirds London – for the satety of Olympic ticket holders and athletes, you understand – it would be a shame not to give corporate-managed martial law its dress rehearsal. I’m not a betting man, but if I were I’d say Iran will be fingered for any terrorist attack during the Olympics. Thus will the infernal neocon conspiracy reach its ejaculatory zenith, both at home and abroad. And ordinary people will pay in blood, as is usual.

  • Rose

    Mike – not ordinary people – just people – people like you and me; perpetrators of horrors are not people at all because they lack any kind of imagination and so IMO have forfeited the right to be regarded as part of the human family, which as I understand it, means the capacity to put ourselves in another’s shoes. Isn’t that what marks us out from animals?

  • Fedup

    In the old days it was usually the USSR embassy staff who used to get the brunt of the hatred and any time the gobiment was in any difficulties, it used to expel the USSR embassy staff for spying.
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    These days this bunch of showers just use the age old trick of kicking the minority Muslims, and get on with the terrorist under the bed is coming to get you routine.
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    The day that carries the “news” of armed forces are getting cut down, so that the next wars can be fought with cheap part timers who have been watching too many Rambo movies and cannot wait to get their itchy trigger fingers soothed, and or mercenaries hired from the respectable firms traded in the exchange. The bankers running amok and then mooning at the nation, and starving children stories abound, the best way to get everything out of the way is: Achtung Achtung alqida is here schnell schnell hide under the beds and don’t forget to leave the lights on (power companies have shareholders too you know), and oh yeah those bad, bad Mooooslums, if only we could have bigger concentration camps, the costs of building the Olympics stadiums would have been halved and the profits doubled.

  • ToivoS

    Positioning antiaircraft missiles in London has to really stupid. These things are very dangerous. If one was ever fired the most likely outcome would be it not hitting anything in the air but exploding when it returned to earth.

    This makes as much sense as buying a handgun for home protection. We have real data on this. For every protection incident there will multiple accidental discharge incidents or family members shooting each other in some deranged argument. Recall poor Marvin Gay. He bought his father a handgun for home protection and the old man used to gun down his son.

  • MarkU

    Mike.
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    I agree with you entirely. Iran and/or Syria would be immediately blamed if there was a terrorist attack on the Olympics, and that is despite the fact that there is absolutely nothing that either country could possibly hope to gain. I am beginning to wonder whether it is even remotely possible to insult the intelligence of the British public.

  • Courtenay Barnett

    @ Craig,

    I will be chided for doing this – but I will.

    There is a “game” going on with the Olympics. It is political – we must have enemies to justify the production and sales of arms – and – what better forum to showcase than the Olympics.
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    I think that anyone interested in answering the question:-

    Why do greedy fools run the world should read this. As I said – I will be chided. I am not posting a link – but the entire article – because I think that this researcher has it spot on – and I want all to read. Yeah – I am at fault.

    “Blockade of the Strait of Hormuz. Iran’s Options
    A Historical Perspective

    by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

    Global Research, July 5, 2012

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    George Santayana wisely said: “”Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Oblivious to history and its lessons, America and its Western allies are repeating their actions of the 1950’s — that of imposing an oil embargo on Iran. The American-led alliance has forgotten the past.

    Iran remembers.

    When under the leadership of the nationalist Dr. Mossadegh, Iran opted to nationalize its oil industry, the British Royal Navy blocked Iran’s oil exports to forcefully prevent if from nationalizing its oil. In retaliation to Iran’s nationalistic ambitions, and to punish Iran for pursuing its national interests, the British instigated a worldwide boycott of Iranian oil.

    In the 1950’s, Iran did not have the military might to retaliate to the oil embargo and the naval blockade was aimed at crushing the economy in order to bring about regime change. The subsequent events is described in The New York Times[i] article as a “lesson in the heavy cost that must be paid” when an oil-rich Third World nation “goes berserk with fanatical nationalism.” Iran learnt that sovereignty and nationalism necessitate tactical/military strength and determination.

    Not heeding the aftermath of the 1950’s, the American-led Western allies have once again imposed an oil embargo on Iran. In retaliation, Iran has drafted a bill to stop the flow of oil through its territorial waters – the Strait of Hormuz, to countries which have imposed sanctions against it. This bill is not without merit and contrary to the previous oil embargo, it would appear that Tehran has the upper hand and the heavy cost associated with the embargo will not be borne by Iran alone.

    Iran’s Legal Standing

    The 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea stipulates that vessels can exercise the right of innocent passage, and coastal states should not impede their passage. Although Iran has signed the Treaty, the Treaty was not ratified, as such, it has no legal standing. However, even if one overlooks the non-binding signature, under UNCLOS framework of international law, a coastal state can block ships from entering its territorial waters if the passage of the ships harms “peace, good order or security” of said state, as the passage of such ships would no longer be deemed “innocent”2.

    Even if Iran simply chooses to merely delay the passage of tankers by exercising its right to inspect every oil-tanker that passes through the Strait of Hormuz, these inspections and subsequent delays would maintain or contribute to higher oil prices. While higher oil prices would benefit Iran and other oil-producing countries, they would further destabilize the European economy which is already in crisis.

    The Military Option

    Although American-led Western allies are flexing their muscles by sending battle ships to the Persian Gulf, Washington’s own war game exercise, The Millennium Challenge 2002 with a price tag of $250 million, underscored America’s inability to defeat Iran. Oblivious to the lesson of its own making, by sending more warships to the Persian Gulf, the United States is inching towards a full scale conflict. The inherent danger from the naval buildup is that unlike the Cuban Missile Crisis, the forces in the Persian Gulf are not confined to two leaders who would be able to communicate to stop a run-away situation. Nor would the consequences of such a potential conflict be limited to the region.

    Given that 17 million barrels of oil a day, or 35% of the world’s seaborne oil exports go through the Strait of Hormuz, incidents in the Strait would be fatal for the world economy. While only 1.1 millions barrels per day goes to the United States, a significant amount of this oil is destined for Europe. Surely, one must ask why the United States demands that its “European allies” act contrary to their own national interest, pay a higher price for oil by boycotting Iranian oil and running the risk of Iran blocking the passage of other oil-tankers destined for them?

    Again, history has the straight answer. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the United States and not the oil-producing countries has used oil as a weapon. Some examples include the pressure the United States put on Britain in the 1920s to share its oil concessions in the Middle East with U.S. companies. Post World War II, the United States violated the terms of the 1928 Red Line Agreement freezing the British and the French out of the Agreement.

    In 1956, the United States made it clear to Britain and France that no oil would be sent to Western Europe unless the two aforementioned countries agreed to a rapid withdrawal from Egypt. The U.S. was not opposed to the overthrow of Nasser, but as Eisenhower said: “Had they done it quickly, we would have accepted it”3.

    Demonstrably, although Europe is a major trade partner of the United States, the U.S. does not concern itself with Europe’s well being when it comes to executing its foreign policy. This should come as no surprise, especially since the United States sacrifices its own national interest to promote the Israeli agenda and that of the military industrial complex. But this does not explain why Europe would shoot itself in the foot at a time when its economical woes have passed the crisis point.

    It is possible that the leaders of Western European countries are beholden to special interest groups – the pro-Israel lobbies, as the United States is, or they believe Iran will not call their bluff by ratifying the bill passed by Majlis and their oil will be delivered unhindered; perhaps both. Either way, they are committing financial suicide and their demise may well come before Iran’s resolve is shaken.

    Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich is a Public Diplomacy Scholar, independent researcher and blogger with a focus on U.S. foreign policy and the role of lobby groups.

    Notes

    1“THE IRANIAN ACCORD”, The New York Times, Aug 6,1954, cited by S. Shalom

    2 Martin Wahlisch, The Yale Journal of International Law, March 2012, citing UNCLOS, supra note 12, , art. 19, para1, and art. 25, para1.

    3 Stephen Shalom; The Iran-Iraq War citing Kennett Love, Suez: the Twice-Fought War, New York: McGraw Hill, 1969, p. 651

    Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich is a frequent contributor to Global Research”

  • John Goss

    Yes, these arrests are reminiscent of the days when if you were black and had a nice car, you couldn’t get in it without being stopped by the police. Now it is Muslims who are the target. As Fedup says, the old enemy, the USSR, was once the focus of UK and US angst to divert attention from domestic problems. The difference with that ‘old’ enemy was it had the means to defend itself. The Muslim community, at home and abroad, is an easy target for government cowards. Many countries where Islam is the major religion have oil. So the bully-boy tactics of droning out the indigenous population opens the door to global theft and feeds the problem. It is a sick society. Clark believes it will destroy itself – eventually, if we show there is an alternative. It is not going away unless it is removed.
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    Even this morning there is division between coalition members about constituency borders. Their whole mindset is geared to territorial acquisitions. Like I say, it is sick. I just wish I had a cure.

  • Chienfou

    Courtenay, you are right – the primary target of “anti-terrorist” activities is the British public. They are used as an instrument of political manipulation and they work brilliantly. I have intelligent & educated friends here in rural Wiltshire who seriously believe they are at risk of a terrorist attack. This is why there are AA misiles sited next to houses in London. As ToivoS says – the given reason makes no sense at all.
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    The use of doublethink in the fake cigarette article is quite blatant – describing this a ‘Genuine security alert’ is supposed to make us all think “well you can’t be too careful where security is concerned”.
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    Craig’s last sentence is what we should be discussing here. “What scares me so much is that is blindingly obvious what kind of society we are becoming, but so many people refuse to see it.”
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    He implies that we are not there already – something which many posters dispute but which I agree with. Central control in not absolute so it is worth trying to overcome it.
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    He also implies we are progressing towards a future state – are we? Hasn’t this kind of propaganda been around for decades? I am not sure it’s getting any better or any worse.
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    Finally, why is it that people refuse to see it? If we could work out why that is we might be able to help more people to recognise what is happening and that would start to change things for the better.

  • Mary

    Yet another senior police officer is under suspicion. Credibility of our ‘guardians’ is near zero especially following the arrests in the phone hacking investigations.
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    Sussex Police Chief Constable Martin Richards is being investigated over an allegation of misconduct.
    Chief Constable Martin Richards said he would fully co-operate with the IPCC investigation
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    Sussex Police Authority said it voluntarily referred the matter to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) in June.
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    It concerns an allegation, made anonymously, of undue influence on a criminal case.
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-18733279
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    The morale of the lower ranks in the police force can only be at a very low ebb as some of their seniors are being put in the frame and the ConDems cut their numbers and have plans to introduce privatization. All part of the destabilization of what remains of ‘society’.

  • Abe Rene

    If these arrests turn out to be false alarms, I wonder whether innocent people can sue.

  • Rob

    M6: eFags and over-reaction. Pity I didn’t buy a lottery ticket yesterday (“Judge-led bullshit”: my comment at 1:29pm); I wouldn’t have won the jackpot but a few grand would have been nice. (Thanks for the hat-tip, Fedup).

    But the whole affair was interesting in a bizarre sort of way. Was it all a set-up, a dry run in case a bigger exercise is needed for real? How much did it cost – directly and indirectly? (As an aside, I remember from many years back, someone did a back-of-envelope sum of how much motorway traffic jams cost after an accident or breakdown. It worked out that it was easily worthwhile to send all the emergency services by bloody big helicopters to the site immediately and just clear the roads asap)

    And, crucially, in my view, who reported the matter, how and in what terms? Was it just some eejit with a mobile phone and paranoia about some bloke with a beard and a suntan? What exactly gave justified the OTT response?

  • KingofWelshNoir

    According to Marina Hyde writing in the Guardian, all visitors to the Olympic Games will pass through a military checkpoint.
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    It’s official: we are a banana republic (without the good weather).

  • Mary

    Side splitting. Also ironic in view of the crimes committed against the Palestinians in the little outpost of democracy in the ME.
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    ‘The police held a counter-terrorism seminar in Golders Green on Monday to teach the Jewish community how to help combat the terror threat.
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    The Metropolitan Police hosted the event at Menorah Primary School to give people the opportunity to learn more about how they could work with police to combat crime.’
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    http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/9765280.Police_hold_counter_terrorism_seminar_for_Jewish_community/

  • willyrobinson

    This is pretty scary.
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    “…the risk assessments guiding when to intervene are changing as the Olympic Games draw closer. This “collapsing timescale”, as investigators call it, is likely to result in increasing numbers of arrests and visible disruptive activity in the coming days, the Guardian understands.”
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    So as a preemptive measure they went in pre-dawn, blowing the fucking doors off, tazering anything that moved.
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    I dont post comments much, but I check in every day. Please dont stop writing this blog.

  • Bert

    In October 1999, Andrew Rennison was a Detective Superintendent in West Yorkshire Police, who was the ‘Director of Intelligence responsible for the management and use of informants in West Yorkshire’
    (See paragrapgh #73 here: preview.tinyurl.com/3sf8wf6 )

    Under Andrew Rennison’s watch/responsibility at that time, gross misconduct involving crown witnesses occurred, involving West Yorkshire Police who took a Mr Karl Chapman (aka Karl Ryan), a murder trial witness to a brothel and allowed him to use heroin & cannabis to ensure he co-operated, Chapman also had sex with a policewoman and socialised at police officers’ homes, whilst on remand. More here: preview.tinyurl.com/3quu6eu & preview.tinyurl.com/3r7cy7z

    The Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal (CDCA) has stated that the convictions secured by the WYP use of Karl Chapman as a prosecution witness were procured by ‘gross prosecutorial/police misconduct on the part of the West Yorkshire police’. See preview.tinyurl.com/3k6mvpx

    The same Mr Andrew Rennison is now the present Forensic Science Regulator, CCTV Regulator & who also sits on the National DNA Database Strategy Board.

    Shocking…

  • Mary

    The numbers of vehicles involved is incredible. Let alone the number of personnel. Megabus. Mega overreaction. Grandstanding.
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    ‘Even so, the incident sparked a major alert involving 17 police cars and vans, 13 fire engines, four ambulances and even the military at the southbound M6 Toll plaza in Staffordshire.
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    Last night one passenger told how she had feared she would be shot after being marched off the coach by police at gunpoint.’

    .http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2169070/M6-toll-road-terror-alert-traffic-chaos-sparked-FAKE-CIGARETTE-Megabus.html#ixzz1zpwJwJX0

  • nevermind

    The militarisation of inner London is a bad plan. Any interception of a plane with those missiles would already amount to a last ditch action, the plane would have got through. Incidents and hijacks are most likely occur on domestic flights, from nearby airports, on long haul flights such incidents would leave enough time for reactions, but on short haul flights from Luton Stanstead, Heathrow and Gatwick the reaction time would be minutes, before these flights are over a massively populated area.
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    They should have shared the Olympic chaws with France, re-use their already existing stadias, and pay for the security over there, instead of another tub thumping nationalistic flag waving experience and Rambo style machismo. It would have sent a message of sharing and lesser CO2 expenditure, but even the Green Party LAM Darren Johnson talked of the ‘greenest ever Olympics’, a fallacy from day one, so, what chance when Greens talk tosh.
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    I shall keep away from this corporate advertising summit without ethics, one ponders whether athletes find the ever increasing control, greed and profiteering from their extraordinary abilities a positive move, whether they hanker for an Olympics were the sport matters more than anything else.
    The 2012 terror Olympics are upon us and I hope that Wikileaks is monitoring and securing information for later releases, cause our media and police seem to be part of the whole shebang, partial and engaged in this farce.

  • Mary

    There are more terrrrr arrests, this time in W Yorkshire. A car was stopped on the M1 on Tuesday and seven men have been arrested. The car was not insured. It’s another psyop.

  • Passerby

    Well this tears it, the fugitive ex/current boss of wikileaks is quoted in “Fox news”:
    “WikiLeaks’ founder, Julian Assange, said he decided to release these emails now because they show that certain European companies were still doing business with the Assad regime as recently as this year.”
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    The farticle then goes on: WikiLeaks’ Sarah Harrison told journalists at London’s Frontline Club that the emails reveal interactions between the Syrian government and Western companies, although she declined to go into much further detail.
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    With the added bonus of 25 of the two million four hundred thousand emails resealed, with the remaining 2399975 that are yet to be released, just as the case with the last leaks fiasco,
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    The leaks are of course about Western Companies dealing with Syrians, as enigmatic as the puzzle of where do bears shit? or is the Pope a Catholic question, but hey it is the fishwives era, and so anything goes so long as sounds terrible, and paints the Assad “Regime” as dark as possible.
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    As was the case of the farticle ran in DM, about Syrian torturers pulling nails and making the victims suck the nails, as similar to the Iraqi soldiers bayoneting Kuwaity infants out of their incubators into the streets and loading the empty incubators into the trucks on their way back to Baghdad.
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    Evidently the “Western News Consumers”, have a propensity for taking these stories as real, and apparently that is a good enough reason for the “villains of the moment” to get bombed the shit out of!
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    {–ttp://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/07/05/wikileaks-has-data-from-24-million-syrian-emails/#ixzz1zq1oRecp}
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    PS the sight of the lonely bus parked on the roadside did not exactly look as good as an airplane on the apron. from the helicopter, did it? The money they spent , at least they could have treated us to some real exciting edited shots from various bus horror movies.

  • KingofWelshNoir

    Moses, thanks for your response.
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    Yes, I’ve read reports of false flag attacks planned, and various stuff about the Illuminati. Nick Pope, former MOD UFO guy, even predicted the arrival of flying saucers.
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    I’m sceptical about all that, although not totally dismissive of it.
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    But I am in no doubt that having soldiers on the streets, wearing combat fatigues and marshalling civilians, is grotesque. In the past the authorities have gone out of their way to avoid such sights. I can still remember a fireman’s strike in which the army operated Green Goddess fire engines and this relatively innocuous episode led to much disquiet. Now, out of nowhere, we have troops on our own streets.
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    I find it very disturbing and even more disturbing is the fact that most people can’t see what the problem is.

  • Mark Golding - Children of Iraq Association

    The cost of creating and exploiting disinformation has been behemothic and monstrous. The United States murdered close to 3000 people to condition it’s people and indoctrinate the long war against terror or al-Qaeda, itself an asset of paid and trained fighters, substitutes for their own legitimate armed forces that could be summoned for covert aggression and even proxy wars.
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    Britain sacrificed another 57 innocent, it’s own citizens, to reinforce and somehow justify the terrible losses in the Iraq war in 2005 when al-Qaeda fighters were used aS ‘death squads’ calculated to divide the Muslim population and further the annihilation by faction, sedition and mutiny.
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    Exactly the same master plan has been used in Afghanistan, Libya and Syria and attempted in Iran during a Presidential election. The evidence is in plain sight and I want every single good British citizen to realise. to comprehend, this deceit and treachery by the corrupt leaders of Britain, America and Israel.
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    Are we helpless, weak and prostrate? We are not. Collectively we can petition, we can also gather in a ‘million/man/woman’ Western Spring, yet we can write with a potent pen. We can build pressure with a warning to the leaders, the governments of Britain, America and Israel that we, the people, intend to sue in the International Courts of Justice for failing to engage in reasonable negotiation before war.
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    This tactic(it has been used before) must and will slow the momentum towards war, even *World War* as Russia and China are pushed towards more positive reactions in response to increasing subjection, dominion, Blitzkrieg and encroachment.
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    Not too much to ask – is it? – slowing momentum is the greatest threat to the Western plan – they have limited time.
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    Can’t be bothered? OK! Subject your children, and their children and their children’s children to the sort of society Craig envisages/envisions here.

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