Hysteria versus Impunity 120


It is a mystery why the Observer failed to name Lord Greville Janner as the paedophile abusing boys from care homes. The facts of this particular boy’s continued molestation, and the existence of the letters to him from Janner, have been public knowledge for decades. I can only presume that Britain’s appalling libel laws, which function solely to protect the very rich from exposure of their misdeeds, are the reason for the Observer’s reticence. My own view is that the gross suppression of freedom of speech in the UK has been insufficiently considered as a major reason for the impunity which the wealthy and the powerful have enjoyed for so long.

Janner of course was for decades the leading spokesman for Zionism in this country. His response to the last major massacre of Palestinians in Gaza was to visit an Israeli settlement and blame Hamas rocket attacks. It is interesting to contrast Janner’s protection by the media with the case of David Mellor. For decades the media knew that Janner buggered boys from care homes, and did nothing about it. He remained the whole time the chosen spokesman for UK Zionism.

By contrast, David Mellor was the last British minister who ever told the truth about Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians. The immediate result was a tabloid campaign about Mellor’s perfectly legal, consensual and adult sex life, which destroyed Mellor’s career.

What do you think caused the extraordinarily different media treatment of the playful Mellor and the sinister child-buggerer Janner? Why is the Observer still protecting his name yesterday?

Despite the major evidence against him, there will be no prosecution of Janner because the establishment has accepted an argument that he is too senile. Interestingly enough, a man who knows a very great deal about the much more recent sex secrets of the establishment, “Lord” Edward Davenport, has just been allowed out of jail seven years early on the grounds of ill-health. I was in charge of British relations with West Africa as Deputy Head of the Equatorial Africa Department at the FCO, when the Sierra Leone Embassy was sold to Davenport, under very peculiar circumstances indeed, to become a kind of fantasy sexual pleasure palace for the upper classes.

The whole was one of the weirder things I had encountered in my life. At the time there was in effect no functioning government in Sierra Leone, and the flogging off of the extremely valuable building by the Ambassador was very obviously corrupt. Among the many strange things I was told at the time was that the purchase was funded by Freemasons to whom the building was important. I should say I have no idea if that was true or not, and took little notice at the time. I was told very firmly the FCO had no locus to intervene.

Do not worry, I am not myself going senile. The goings-on inside the former Sierra Leone Embassy after its sale link in to this topic in a number of ways, not only Davenport and Janner’s shared immunity from punishment on grounds of ill-health. But I should make plain I am not accusing Davenport personally of paedophilia or of organising it.

I received an email from a respected friend accusing me of stoking a wave of hysteria. I certainly do not wish to promote a witch hunt. But given that there has very obviously been a culture of impunity in this country for generations, under which the rich and powerful are simply let off criminal activity, a little hysteria is not harmful. Especially when ironically it has been caused by the establishment’s constant cries of paedophilia as their excuse for ever increasing state surveillance of ordinary people. Hoist with their own petard!

The impunity if still there. Where are the scores of bankers going to jail for involvement in Libor-fixing, or the dozens of other illegal scams they have run? It is an accepted thing that, once you are inside the golden circle, a blind eye is turned to a great deal. They all support each other. Whoever replaces Dame Lady Queen Sloshed-Butler, it won’t be one of us, it will be one of them.


120 thoughts on “Hysteria versus Impunity

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  • Anon

    Mary

    “What does his daughter, the rabbi think? Is she standing by him? Probably.”

    Could you enlighten us as to the relevance of this information about his daughter, Mary?

  • Clark

    Point, Anon? Sorry, I’m trying to see it; the Independent hadn’t named Jenner. Craig did, so you criticise Craig, and not the Independent, for not pursuing all paedophiles.

    Fine, clear.

  • Cap'n Grimes

    Just goes to show, if you aspire to be a highly-placed agent of influence for Israel, you’re a more attractive candidate as a pedo than an ordinary crook. The serious consequences of a sex-abuse charge give the government of Israel far greater confidence in your reliability.

    Word to the wise, anon: start boning up on your Shirley Temple videos.

  • Muhammad

    About 14 years ago I met a couple who explained they were parents of a young boy (if I remember rightly about 10-12 years old at the time) that had ‘won’ a competition to visit the Houses of Parliament, promoted by Janner. The boy was shipped off by his parents on a train from Leicester, then Janner’s ‘seat’, to London where he was met by the pervert himself. On returning home the boy complained of being raped by Janner whilst being shown around the actual houses. The parents approached the Leicester police to lodge a formal complaint and the police refued to accept the complaint. The parents approached the social services, various child abuse/care lines and also lobbied politicians to try an get justice for their son. When all of those avenues failed they personally printed 40,000 leaflets detailing the crime and the failure of the local police to take action, also asking their neighbours to write to the chief of police supporting them and demanding action. I met the parents some time after this campaign, where the police still refused to take action, and they gave me a copy of their leaflet. I then took a copy of the leaflet to the Labour party HQ and engaged them in dialogue, explaining they had enough evidence to destroy a leading conservative peer. As history demonstrates the Labour party did nothing with the document or the evidence.

  • Anon

    Clark, a word to the thick. The only reason for this highlighting the Janner case is because he is a Jew who supports Israel. Virtually everyone here is interested solely in making political capital out of it. Just read the comments, or at least the ones that remain. Paedophiles exist in all sections of society, but all the talk here is of paedophiles who support Zionism and Israel.

    There is absolutely no difference between this site and a far-right site in which you will find an equal obsession about ‘Muslim’ paedos. Funny thing is, I’ve been on those sites and put the exact same criticism to them. And what was the response? “So you’d rather we didn’t expose paedophiles”!

  • David Halpin FRCS

    “My own view is that the gross suppression of freedom of speech in the UK has been insufficiently considered as a major reason for the impunity which the wealthy and the powerful have enjoyed for so long.”

    Dead right Craig.

    And one other factor, counter to the opinion of Anon above, is that the terrible sexual abuse of children by those with power is probably hidden by mutual blackmail. In their vile orgies, photographs/videos will have been taken. Aside from protecting their own reputations, blackmail will extend to their exercise of power and to their alliances both within and without this benighted nation.

    It is suggested that ‘senility’ will allow Janner to escape trial, just as death allowed the Satanic Savile to escape. I was familiar with the fractured elderly as an orthopaedic and trauma surgeon. But I was not familiar with the Saunders/Pinochet syndrome where ‘mental insufficiency’ can lift as a cloud. Anyone who faces this ‘millstone about the neck into the deep’ crime on good evidence, must stand in the dock whatever his apparent or pretended brain function.

    A final thought. This crime of crimes – worse than murder, is not owned by any ethnic or religious group. But it is worth considering whether the Sanhedrin Talmud is an excuse for some, just as it justifies the killing of the women and children of the enemy – as in Gaza day after night after day.

  • Anon

    Mary

    “What does his daughter, the rabbi think? Is she standing by him? Probably.”

    Mary, you still haven’t enlightened us as to the relevance of this information about Janner’s daughter.

  • Ed

    Craig – I think your correspondent cautions well.

    There is no doubt that Elm House and Haute de la Garenne and the like point to a large, long-running establishment scandal. And any justice, however long delayed, would be extremely welcome.

    But two, related things immediately spring to mind. One is what happened with Lord McAlpine. The second is the concept, which I learned from you, of “Kompromat”.

    My read of what’s come to light with the paedophilia industry and the connections to the Special Branch and whatever, is that one reason why the sordid business went on unchecked was because higher-ups somewhere wanted dirt on higher-ups elsewhere. I just think there’s good reason not to engage in hysteria because that way innocent people get caught up, and it makes it easier for people with something to hide to throw up chaff and distract legitimate inquiry.

    When there’s clear cut evidence – as with Lord Janner, apparently – then nail the bastard. But up till that point, we all should be very careful about what we put out there.

    To my mind, I would say to date you’ve written cautiously about all this. And I think it’s the right standard to hold yourself to.

  • Clark

    Anon, thank you for helping me with my stupidity. So basically, are you saying that Craig only named Janner because Craig hates Jews? And if I’ve any moral scruples, I should leave this site?

  • Trowbridge H. Ford

    Given the obvious attempt by the Government to cover up the whole scandal by appointing Lady Butler-Sloss, sister of the most suspect Lord Havers, to head the inquiry of child abuse, people who are concerned about it like me should be quite willing to make charges about anyone mentioned by whistleblower Anthony Gilberthorpe in the hope that libel trials at least fill the political vacuum the authorities are trying to promote.

    It’s started off like the investigation of the Dr. David Kelly murder.

  • Clark

    Anon, it’s an interesting argument. If Craig shouldn’t have named Janner because some commenters might use it against Zionism, exactly who in your opinion would be morally well positioned to do so?

  • Kempe

    ” The boy was shipped off by his parents on a train from Leicester, then Janner’s ‘seat’, to London ”

    Let me get this right, they let a 10-12 year old boy travel from Leicester to London and back unescorted?

  • Anon

    “Its as mysterious as Pope Francis’ visit to herzls grave in zionistan, which the hacks would have us believe was due to the mossad videos of the poncy pederasts who run his Vatican Bank?”

    “Given that all kinds of institutions are having to own up to who knew what when, I think it is very important that the Board of Deputies, the office of the Chief Rabbi and the Jewish Chronicle all now up to when they received information of Janner’s paedophilia, and why they did nothing about it.”

    “What does his daughter, the rabbi think? Is she standing by him? Probably.”

    “Janner also knows all about Israeli covert operations in Britain, and going after him for child abuse would create an unprecedented furore.”

    “This crime of crimes – worse than murder, is not owned by any ethnic or religious group. But it is worth considering whether the Sanhedrin Talmud is an excuse for some”

    “Craig, Great post! But your blog is being increasingly targetted by hasbara”

    “Just goes to show, if you aspire to be a highly-placed agent of influence for Israel, you’re a more attractive candidate as a pedo than an ordinary crook. The serious consequences of a sex-abuse charge give the government of Israel far greater confidence in your reliability.”

  • Mysterious sphincter

    Butler-Sloss was only a small tippex whitewash pot, the big kahuna crypto can arrives after the 2015 election – its called Milliband !

    Cousin Rifkinds virtuoso “al-Ghouta false flag” performance on the floor of the Commons will pale into insignificance, as it takes us into war against Iran then, you heard it here first.

  • Anon

    “Anon, it’s an interesting argument. If Craig shouldn’t have named Janner because some commenters might use it against Zionism, exactly who in your opinion would be morally well positioned to do so?”

    Oh dear God. I’m not saying a paedo shouldn’t be named IF that person is a paedo. I’m saying the whole reason you lot are so obsessed about this particular case is because the man is a Jew and a supporter of Israel.

  • Whinerama

    WHAT ABOUT BARON CORVO????
    WHAT ABOUT PLATO?????
    WHAT ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON???????
    WHAT ABOUT THE YANOMAME INDIANS??????

    It is really is all he can do, Isn’t it?

  • Anon

    ““The immediate result was a tabloid campaign about Mellor’s perfectly legal, consensual and adult sex life”

    Immediate? Mellor’s comments about Israel were made in 1988. The tabloid campaign against him started in July 1992. In December 1991 Mellor outraged the press by calling for curbs on the “sacred cow” of press freedom. I think you may have got the wrong end of the stick.”

    ——————————–

    Still no reply to MJ’s excellent point. The implied allegation is that Jews hold a grip on the entire establishment, one of the oldest anti-Semitic slurs.

  • Anon

    Areas of concern:

    Guido Fawkes – Labour/Lib Dem paedos
    Guardian – Tory paedos
    Telegraph Blogs – Muslim paedos
    Craig Murray – Jewish paedos.

    All upset that Roland Freisler isn’t around to chair the inquiry.

  • Mary

    This is the Haredi community’s way of dealing with sexual abuse carried out by its elders. Cover it up.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_abuse_cases_in_Brooklyn%27s_Haredi_community

    This rabbi spoke out and look what happened to him.

    Some activists have encouraged victims to come forward. Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg created a hotline that features “his impassioned lectures in Yiddish, Hebrew and English imploring victims to call 911 and accusing rabbis of silencing cases.” He is now shunned by communal authorities.[12] In 2008, fliers were posted around Williamsburg depicting a coiled snake around Rosenberg’s head with the words “Nuchem Snake Rosenberg: Leave Tainted One!”. Rosenberg has also been banned from Satmar synagogues by the Satmar authorities, while a group of 32 prominent Ultra-Orthodox rabbis and religious judges formally ostracized him.[1]

    Anon doth protest too much. All I was saying was that his daughter is a rabbi and a daughter would probably stand by a father. She is married to a brother of Amos Oz, the Israeli writer.

  • Fedup

    the Board of Deputies, the office of the Chief Rabbi and the Jewish Chronicle all now up to when they received information of Janner’s paedophilia, and why they did nothing about it.

    I second this, given the following glowing resume published, in the light of the police investigations;

    The home of Lord Janner has been searched by police in connection with allegations of historic child abuse.

    Leicestershire Police searched a property owned by the former Board of Deputies president in the London borough of Barnet as “part of an ongoing criminal inquiry”.

    Officers spent two days at the apartment in north-west London earlier this week. Lord Janner has not been arrested or interviewed .

    P.S. Is it intestinal fortitude or fear which is driving the zionist apologist scum to keep copying and pasting the comments published?

  • Anon

    “This is the Haredi community’s way of dealing with sexual abuse carried out by its elders. Cover it up.”

    “Is it intestinal fortitude or fear which is driving the zionist apologist scum to keep copying and pasting the comments published?”

  • Anon

    “Anon doth protest too much. All I was saying was that his daughter is a rabbi and a daughter would probably stand by a father. She is married to a brother of Amos Oz, the Israeli writer.”

    LOL. Is that all you were saying, Mary? Coming over all conciliatory now?

  • Mary

    ‘Es gorn Hague to replace Sir George Young. There’s a demotion for the twerp.

    Hammond to replace him? Abandon hope ……..

  • Anon

    Hague has wanted out of government for a while but Cameron relies on him to balance out the advice he receives from Geroge Osborne who as well as being an old friend is also a leadership rival.

    Just a small correction Mary, Hague is moving to become Leader of the House, which was held by Andrew Lansley. Sir George Younger is the soon to be the former Chief Whip.

  • craig Post author

    Anon

    I made no mention at all of Janner being Jewish. The obsession with that appears to be yours.

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