Savaged By Rotting Sheep 59


Labour have called on Nicola Sturgeon to block me as a SNP candidate. Giggle. She is not known for taking the advice of war criminals. I have also been attacked by the Scotsman.

It is quite a feat by the Scotsman, on the day when CIA torture is the headline news of the entire world, that the Scotsman runs a story about me that leaves out the fact I was sacked as Ambassador for being the first whistleblower on CIA torture and extraordinary rendition. Particularly given that I pointed that out to them when they called me.


59 thoughts on “Savaged By Rotting Sheep

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  • Peacewisher

    All the labour (especially Scottish labour) have to do to win the 2015 election is reject the Blair doctrine, and return to their roots. This would get them the 3-4% support back that would win them the election. Yet they won’t do that, and the only reasonable conclusion is that they cannot do anything that is not in line with NWO corporate policy, whatever that is. Those of grass roots tendency should have reassumed control when they had the chance, but maybe there aren’t any grass roots left. They’ve all gone green, or SNP. Go for it, Craig…

  • doug scorgie

    Things are getting dirty already Craig and this is just the beginning. I hope you have a thick skin.

    Two comments on the Scotsman’s article:
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    Mr Murray was rejected by his first choice of party, UKIP.
    A spokesman for UKIP said. ” We have a few nuters in UKIP but Mr Murray takes the biscuit.”
    …………………………………………………………………

    Failed ambassador to nowheresville with a penchant for dumping his family and running off with an Uzbek stripper is the perfect profile for an SNP pol. In fact he seems overqualified. Thoughts Nats?
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  • Mary

    Down, down, deeper and down.

    The Scotsman is a Scottish compact newspaper published from Edinburgh. It was a broadsheet until 16 August 2004. The Scotsman Publications Ltd also issues the Edinburgh Evening News and the Herald & Post series of free newspapers in Edinburgh, Fife, and West Lothian.

    As of 2014, it had an audited print circulation of 27,208,down from 35,949 in 2012 (Jan – Aug average) and 42,581 in August 2011. Scotsman.com websites, including the news site, job site, property site, mobile site and others have an average of 119,672 visitors a day.

    It backed a ‘No’ vote in the referendum on Scottish independence.

    ~~~~
    http://www.johnstonpress.co.uk/about-us/directors See Highfield and King’s BBC past connections.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnston_Press

  • KingOfWelshNoir

    Craig, in all fairness they don’t entirely leave it out:

    “He was withdrawn as the UK ambassador to Uzbekistan in 2004 after the Foreign Office became frustrated with his vociferous criticism of human rights abuses in the former Soviet country.”

    Although I certainly agree you couldn’t get a more mealy-mouthed way of describing a man being sacked for objecting to people being boiled alive.

    Anyway, congratulations on your vindication with the publication of the CIA torture report, I look forward to your post on the subject.

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    I don’t see that the SNP’s choice of candidates is any business of the Labour Party and certainly not at the selection (or even pre-selection) stage.

  • Ba'al Zevul

    Oh, and may I suggest that you drop ‘giggle’? The mental image conveyed is not a happy one.
    *snigger*
    ^ works for me.

  • fred

    “I don’t see that the SNP’s choice of candidates is any business of the Labour Party and certainly not at the selection (or even pre-selection) stage.”

    They didn’t have the Br’er Rabbit books when you were at school then.

  • MBC

    Wishing you all the best Craig. Don’t let them ever get you down. I’m really glad you are standing. You will be a first rate MP.

  • BrianPowell

    Let’s hope they interview her on this. Senate report, even when redacted, 0ver 600 pages remaining from 6000, it is ammunition in abundance.
    We’ll see if this ‘attack’ quietly disappears. However people know anyway, and soon it will be reported on all social media. Maybe even hardcopy in the National.
    Sorry you’re not standing in NE Fife.

  • Edward O'Neil

    Ruffling feathers?……suggesting he is blocked as a candidate?……..Scotsman writing nasty things about you?……..GOD you have started well, Craig!!!! Big Eck will need people like you around him……Well Done!

  • Robert Crawford

    Craig.

    Well done.

    They are giving their energy to you, which is a good thing.

    Maybe the Scotsman should change it’s name to the Englishman, to reflect it’s anti Scottishness.

  • Ishmael

    Don’t know if commiserations or congratulations are in order.

    It must be incredibly difficult remaining a human being in modern politics. On the one had you can’t say any, perhaps off hand comments, on the other you must support holding weapons of mass destruction and warfare (that increasingly kills civilians) whenever possible.

    So you can kill people, but not call them names.

  • Phil

    “Labour have called on Nicola Sturgeon to block me as a SNP candidate. Giggle. She is not known for taking the advice of war criminals. I have also been attacked by the Scotsman.”

    So “Labour” is now a war criminal? What an odd idea. Do you mean anyone in the party? Anyone labour voter? Or is this just throwing out meaningless smears? A bit rich coming from someone complicit is sanctions that killed hundreds of thousands of innocent people. Giggle.

    The Scotsman article mentions you are standing against a local candidate, an SNP activist, in fact. So you are doing exactly what you said you would not. Giggle.

    How does anyone takes you seriously?

  • Ishmael

    I’d like to know, Just where the hell are all these great people used as the measuring stick. No doubt the same media that’s been covering up for all kinds of horrors, and politicians involved in most of them, for an element of the population with 0 self reflection, are really just awesome.

    Fucking fascists.

  • Tony_0pmoc

    Great photo of you in The Scotsman though. You look about 25, and your Mum has just cut your hair. Get writing Craig. Straw & Blair are patiently waiting.

    Tony

  • Je

    I hardly ever defend newspapers but that article is not an “attack” Craig. Where’s the “attack”? They fairly quoted something you said – you were responsible for that. Its publicity for you – what more could you want?

  • Ba'al Zevul

    Re. Tony @1127 –

    Would be sweet if you could write something for the Scotsman. Under your own name would be even sweeter. Think about it.

    Re Je @1132 – I tend to agree, after the dust has settled. It was obviously slanted, but its publicity value greatly exceeds the reputational damage, and it’s preaching to the unionist choir in any case.

  • Ishmael

    For what it’s worth, It actually makes me feel quite good to try and support this resistance, and imo that’s what it is, a resistance to the fascist tendency that’s always been a serous threat to ordinary people before during and after the war in the UK.

    I would say just that term in itself, is a fascist concept. The idea that we have ever been united, should be, or could be, under one cosy umbrella run by the queens servants. It has to end, and it will.

    I’m not using that word in any scholarly way, but through experience of behaviour patterns. Like the culture itself, I don’t know that there has ever been a “real fascism”. But the blind exultation of power, the attack on the unprivileged without ANY reasonable comparison to those who exist within the power stricture. The total disregard for ‘other’ human life. The constant raising of idols and mythical personalties. Attacking the sick and elderly.

    Laughing as you crawl in the shit they force upon you. Whatever it is some have it in spades.

  • Ba'al Zevul

    Oops. That’s Craig writing for the Scotsman, not, with the best will in the world, Tony. Though that could be fun too.

  • Abe Rene

    Good luck, if you decide to stand as an SNP candidate. I wonder why you didn’t do it long ago, well before the referendum. 🙂

  • nevermind

    There is no such thing as bad publicity and that the Scotsman can’t count to three on torture is synonymous for this paper pulp directed by Westminster’s three stooges, they are standing side by side with the coalition and Labour.

    Phil wrote:’So “Labour” is now a war criminal? What an odd idea. Do you mean anyone in the party? Anyone labour voter? Or is this just throwing out meaningless smears? A bit rich coming from someone complicit is sanctions that killed hundreds of thousands of innocent people. Giggle.’

    Phil is explaining to us that all those who voted for Tony Blair’s torturous actions in Iraq and around the world, did not really mean it, they were just a little bit into torture and extraordinary rendition, ‘torture lite’ as they say in USUK. Guilt by association does not exist for him.

    But, Phil thankfully includes a link to the article where Craig clearly explains that he would not be carpet bagging any constituency or push people aside, just apply as any other SNP member could/would.

    good to know you care.

  • bigbuachaille

    You were a bittie slow off the mark, Craig: Jack Straw contrived to text Jon Snow live on Channel 4 News, to tell everyone how blissfully ignorant of all this torture stuff HM Govt was. Jon, disappointingly, read it out live.
    Suggest you get Jon Snow’s mobile number as it seems a sure-fire way of getting your complaint aired.

  • Ben the Inquisitor

    In Show Biz, there is no bad press. Craig, I think the Scotsman gives more column inches to obituaries, but it wasn’t an attack.

    Rather than allowing them to excise the reasons for your ‘controversial’ firing, maybe you should challenge with an OP-Ed for them to publish.

    Refusing to publish could be yet another story.

  • David Milligan

    “Murder in Samarkand” should now be compulsory reading in all Secondary Schools.
    “Murder in Samarkand” should now be compulsory reading for all those who wish to read the truth about the United States of America’s hidden foreign policy and the support they got from the British Government and British Foreign Office. Jackals the lot of them.

    Well done Craig.

    I hope you enjoy your time as an MP. I know you ran against Jack Straw before but Labour got up to their dirty tricks again. This time they’ll be shocked at the level of support for pro-Scotland MP’s instead of the usual pro-Westminster MP’s that we’ve sent to Westminster in the past.

    Westminster, there’s a storm coming…

    Kindest regards,

    David Milligan

  • Mary

    Completely shocking, Others injured before by Israeli tear gas canisters have been blinded, had heart attacks, been put into comas or like Mr Ein, asphyxiated.

    ‘A Palestinian minister has died after a confrontation with Israeli troops at a protest in the West Bank.

    Palestinian medics told the BBC that Ziad Abu Ein had died as a result of inhaling tear gas during the incident near the village of Turmusaya.

    But several witnesses said the minister had been hit and shoved by soldiers. One said he had been hit in the chest by a tear-gas canister fired by them.

    The Israeli military said it was looking into the reports.’

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30411523

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