The Purpose of Politics 192

A stark example of the entire purpose of modern politics; careers for the political class. Lib Dems may agree to a referendum on EU membership because it “reflects the thinking of English Lib Dem MPs in seats where they face Eurosceptic pressure”. That is, nothing to do with their beliefs, just trying to save their jobs. Exactly like the Westminster Labour establishment in Scotland.

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  • Republicofscotland

    Fiona Woolf, the chair of the inquiry into historic child abuse has stepped back from issuing a statement about her links to Leon Brittan.

    Former Tory home secretary Brittan is embroiled in claims of an establishment cover-up.

    Woolf was going to issue a statement and then decided better of it. It is unclear why there was a change of heart and a cancelled press conference last week.

    It looks like Woolf may well be the wrong person for the job, the question is who appointed her in the first place?, and if she’s to close to the matter, why was she appointed at all?, could this be another failed attempt at an establishment cover-up?

  • Republicofscotland

    A Rockefeller Foundation white paper published in May of 2010 titled Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development takes a look at hypothetical future scenarios which may be used to benefit privy globalist corporations, businessmen and organizations at a later time.

    Shockingly published in the Scenario Narratives section on page 18, titled Lock Step, the Rockefeller Foundation nearly hit the nail on the head with their futuristic and fictitious scenario.

    A scenario that mirrors the Ebola outbreak, is it a coincidence or, is it a bit more sinister?

  • Anton

    Just to get back to the original post, which relies on a Guardian report. I had thought that this blog was based on a healthy scepticism of the mainstream media. How come it’s so reliable in this case?

  • Ben E. Geserit Muad'Dib Further Confounding Gender Speculators

    “. How come it’s so reliable in this case?”

    Just because the truth of matters can be scrubbed or manipulated doesn’t mean truth does not exist in the MSM. Skepticism only arises when something about a story seems out of whack. That’s when you seek corroboration.

  • Republicofscotland

    Udo Ulfkotte, a former editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (which is one of Germany’s largest newspapers), has decided to go public about the corruption of himself and the rest of the Western ‘news’ media, because he finds that this corruption is bringing Europe too close to a nuclear war against Russia, which he concludes the U.S. aristocracy that controls the CIA wants to bring about, or else to bring closer to the brink.

    This man’s just confirming what we, well, some of us, already knew.

  • Republicofscotland

    Don’t want Microsoft tracking you online and collecting data on your computing habits? Then you probably shouldn’t install the Windows 10 Technical Preview, Redmond says.

    The interwebs were abuzz on Monday over concerns about the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy of Microsoft’s newly released, not-even-beta-yet OS, with some sites going as far as to claim that Windows 10 comes with a “built-in keylogger” to watch users’ every move.

    Turns out these Chicken Littles were right – sort of – but according to Microsoft they should have known about the data collection from the get-go, because they agreed to it.


    You have been warned.

  • Ben E. Geserit Muad'Dib Further Confounding Gender Speculators

    “Is this only the case with German journalists? No, I think it is especially the case with British journalists, because they have a much closer relationship. It is especially the case with Israeli journalists. Of course with French journalists. … It is the case for Australians, [with] journalists from New Zealand, from Taiwan, well, there is many countries, … like Jordan for example. … ”

    NGO’s are everywhere and frequently recruited by CIA. It’s harder to get out, than get in. He’s obviously nervous but publicity and his book may keep him from harm, RoS.

  • fred

    “Nobody has suggested otherwise; do you believe that it’s a problem here in the UK ?”

    I think it is one of many problems that would be extremely difficult to solve.

    Did you have any suggestions as to a solution? Attempts to solve the lobbying problem was met with a lot of opposition from people like charities and trade unions who considered they should be allowed to unduly influence governments.

  • Republicofscotland

    British lawmakers will next week hold a symbolic parliamentary vote on whether the government should recognize Palestine as a state, a move unlikely to shift official policy but designed to raise the political profile of the issue.
    Britain does not class it as a state, but says it could do so at any time if it believed it would help the peace process between the Palestinians and Israel.

    The motion due for debate in Britain’s lower house of parliament on Oct. 13 will ask lawmakers whether they believe the government should recognize the state of Palestine.

    It is unlikely to win approval through the British parliament because it is at odds with official policy, but even if it did pass, it is non-binding and would not force the government to changes its diplomatic stance.

    It would appear that the mainly “Friends of Israel” House of Commons are prepared to go through the motions, to appear to the public, that they’re doing the right thing.

    Unfortunately they’re kidding no one but themselves, holding a mock vote with the eyes the world watching does Westminster’s credibility no good whatsoever, Palestine will have its day in the sun.

  • Republicofscotland

    NGO’s are everywhere and frequently recruited by CIA. It’s harder to get out, than get in. He’s obviously nervous but publicity and his book may keep him from harm, RoS.

    Yes Ben I’m sure his book will make a few quid, and he may have to take a long holiday in a dark hole in the middle of nowhere, the main point though is how much damage has he done with his pre-packed, lie filled media reports, for his covert masters.

  • Ben E. Geserit Muad'Dib Further Confounding Gender Speculators

    ” the main point though is how much damage has he done with his pre-packed, lie filled media reports, for his covert masters.”

    It’s true we can’t measure his motive, but let’s give him the benefit of the doubt. If we threaten all the purveyors without giving them an exit, fewer will come forward out of conscience. Most whistleblowers are guilty of some bad behaviors in the past.

  • Silvio

    On the topic of the CIA using bought off presstitutes to plant its propaganda in the media:
    As our French amis like to say, “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”.

    MOCKINGBIRD: The Subversion Of The Free Press By The CIA

    “You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month.” – CIA operative discussing with Philip Graham, editor Washington Post, on the availability and prices of journalists willing to peddle CIA propaganda and cover stories. “Katherine The Great,” by Deborah Davis (New York: Sheridan Square Press, 1991)

    “The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media.” — William Colby, former CIA Director, cited by Dave Mcgowan, Derailing Democracy
    “There is quite an incredible spread of relationships. You don’t need to manipulate Time magazine, for example, because there are [Central Intelligence] Agency people at the management level.” — William B. Bader, former CIA intelligence officer, briefing members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, The CIA and the Media, by Carl Bernstein

    “The Agency’s relationship with [The New York] Times was by far its most valuable among newspapers, according to CIA officials. [It was] general Times policy … to provide assistance to the CIA whenever possible.” — The CIA and the Media, by Carl Bernstein
    “Senator William Proxmire has pegged the number of employees of the federal intelligence community at 148,000 … though Proxmire’s number is itself a conservative one. The “intelligence community” is officially defined as including only those organizations that are members of the U.S. Intelligence Board (USIB); a dozen other agencies, charged with both foreign and domestic intelligence chores, are not encompassed by the term…. The number of intelligence workers employed by the federal government is not 148,000, but some undetermined multiple of that number.” — Jim Hougan, Spooks

    “For some time I have been disturbed by the way the CIA has been diverted from its original assignment. It has become an operational and at times a policy-making arm of the government…. I never had any thought that when I set up the CIA that it would be injected into peacetime cloak and dagger operations.” –former President Harry Truman, 22 December 1963, one month after the JFK assassination, op-ed section of the Washington Post, early edition


  • Republicofscotland

    An internationally-reputed political commentator says the United States has spent billions of dollars to engineer an “entire coup” in Ukraine.

    “The US spent 5 billion dollars through NGOs to call for a revolution [in Ukraine] which Russia has correctly identified as a war,” Mike Billington, with the Executive Intelligence Review, said in an interview with Press TV.

    The analyst went onto say that the US Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland is still in Kiev to manage the aftermath of the “coup” and the ongoing chaos in the country.

    He concluded that the US would fail to advance its vicious plots as the American empire was on the “verge of collapse,” adding Barack Obama has become the “most unpopular” president of the history.

    $5 Billion Dollars, and thousands of lives lost including flight MH 17, one day, the USA will be the cause of WWIII.

  • Republicofscotland

    It’s true we can’t measure his motive, but let’s give him the benefit of the doubt. If we threaten all the purveyors without giving them an exit, fewer will come forward out of conscience. Most whistleblowers are guilty of some bad behaviors in the past.

    True Ben we need more to come forward, if we’re going to make a half decent change.

  • Ben E. Geserit Muad'Dib Further Confounding Gender Speculators

    Fuck Truman. The sumbitch signed our death warrants in 1947 (National Security Act)

  • Republicofscotland

    The United States warplanes have killed at least 22 civilians and injured 43 others during an airstrike in Iraq, reports say.

    According to reports, the attack occurred in the city of Hit, recently captured by the ISIL terrorists, in the Anbar province on Monday.

    The planes erroneously targeted a building just 70 meters away from where the ISIL militants were holding a meeting.

    There were five women and four children among the dead after the strike hit the apartment building where families lived.

    Well, well, it didn’t take them long to start killing women and children, they’ll be no justice for them.

  • Republicofscotland

    Thousands of people have abandoned their homes in the disputed Kashmir region, following deadly cross-border clashes between Pakistan and India.

    The villagers are fleeing the violence-ravaged region to take shelter in underground bunkers, the two countries’ officials announced on Tuesday.

    According to official reports, the recent spell of violence in the disputed territory of Kashmir has so far claimed the lives of nine civilians and injured more than 20.

    On Monday, the Indian and Pakistani military forces exchanged gunfire and mortal shells in Kashmir with each side blaming the other for initiating the violence, saying it has just retaliated.

    A similar outbreak of violence in August resulted in the displacement of over 15,000 villagers on both sides of the border.

    And to think India and Pakistan, both posses nuclear weapons.

  • Ba'al Zevul

    I don’t believe we have a problem anything like as bad as they do in America, largely down to our having an entirely different system of government.

    Your faith is touching. But it’s no more immune to undue and undemocratic influence. Witness the very close comradeship between BP or BAE Systems and succesive governments. Particularly the latter’s dependence on Blair’s selective blindness (but that saga continues today) Or, if you’re feeeling typically antinationalist, why did Trump and Salmond come to an arrangement re the former’s obscene golf course? Why, for that matter, do all our leaders take such conspicuous pains to reassure a very small minority-faith community that they are really pro-zionist, if not actually (Cameron, recently) committed zionists?

    Answer, in every case, follow the money.

    WS Gilbert, of Gilbert and Sullivan fame, wrote a song on the same issue, sometime around 1892:

    Put a Penny in the Slot

    If my action’s stiff and crude,
    Do not laugh, because it’s rude.
    If my gestures promise larks,
    Do not make unkind remarks.
    Clockwork figures may be found
    Everywhere and all around.
    Ten to one, if I but knew,
    You are clockwork figures too.
    And the motto of the lot,
    “Put a penny in the slot!”

    Usurer, for money lent,
    Making out his cent per cent –
    Widow plump or maiden rare,
    Deaf and dumb to suitor’s prayer –
    Tax collectors, whom in vain
    You implore to “call again” –
    Cautious voter, whom you find
    Slow in making up his mind –
    If you’d move them on the spot,
    Put a penny in the slot!

    Bland reporters in the courts,
    Who suppress police reports –
    Sheriff’s yeoman, pen in fist,
    Making out a jury list –
    Stern policemen, tall and spare,
    Acting all “upon the square” –
    (Which in words that plainer fall,
    Means that you can square them all) –
    If you want to move the lot,
    Put a penny in the slot!

    ( The Mountebanks: words WS Gilbert, music Alfred Cellier)

  • BrianFujisan


    Great to see you back 🙂

    John Great Vimeo Cheers

    Nevermind…Sorry to hear of the Troubles in your Birth Place.

  • Ben E. Geserit Muad'Dib Further Confounding Gender Speculators

    “Follow the money” A truism. Even better ‘cui bono’. I can’t think of no better metrics for discernment.

  • Ben E. Geserit Muad'Dib Further Confounding Gender Speculators

    I can think of no better….sheesh.

  • BrianFujisan

    War Criminal Cameron is a Proud Zionist…

    Video footage of Jewish Israelis with ISIS-style flags, chanting “niggers go home” at an anti-African rally in Tel Aviv on October 5 has surfaced. Hundreds of protesters could be heard in streets of Tel Aviv chanting anti-African racial slurs, following an Israeli High Court ruling to close down “Holot” detention facility within 90 days. Holot is essentially an internment camp holding about 2,300 of 60,000 African asylum seekers in Tel Aviv. Israelis are outraged by the court decision to close “Holot,” where African migrants from Eritrea and Sudan have been locked in facilities overnight and are forced to sign in several times per day

  • Ben E. Geserit Muad'Dib Further Confounding Gender Speculators

    Brian; thanks for that link. It highlights the hypocrisy of Israeli frequent objection that racist bigotry (antisemitism) is a scourge on humanity.

    I guess it depends on whose ox is being gored. How do they feel about oxes?

    I guess they better study up if they are going to be called ‘orthodox’ Jews.

    Deuteronomy 25:4

  • BrianFujisan

    Aye Ben

    Crazy how fast all the Evil and Hatred sprang up after 9/11…. Rather than some isolated Areas … now its just Everywhere… And all the While the MSM keep it locked up, as to whom is behind virtually all of it…

    The vids and other confrontations in my link, reminded me of our so called Rebels Murdered Black Africans in Libya. ( Cameron’s First Illegal War )

  • fred

    So a high court judge in Israel has ruled that immigrant detention centres are illegal. I think we could use a few judges like that in Britain.

  • DoNNyDarKo

    Quote of the day: Pepe Escobar on US Intelligence

    “The CIA couldn’t find a Louis Vuitton handbag in Hong Kong”

  • nevermind, there's a future, still

    “So a high court judge in Israel has ruled that immigrant detention centres are illegal. I think we could use a few judges like that in Britain.”

    Yes he has, but he has not said anything about the fascist mob outside, nor does the police who is witness to this human rights crime, guilty by association.

    What detention centres operate like Holot in Britain, Fred? Would you assist in such judgement par excellence and offer shelter to these Sudanese/Ethiopian immigrants next door to your lofty croft?

    Or do you mean the Labour council in Newham London who is keeping unemployed singles and mums under lock and key, and tries to house others around the country against their will?

    Can you see anybody attacking those unemployed people in Newham, calling them names racially sluring them as these zionist protester are doing to African immigrants?

    I mean the only one’s here are the misguided and infiltrated EDL, they are just about on the same level than their Israeli cousins.

    with that I shall hit the feathers for a long hard day talking resource recoveries.

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