Assange Judge’s Husband Runs Security Firm With Ex Head of MI6 1235


“Security Intelligence Consultancy” SC Strategy Ltd has only three directors. One is the husband of the judge in yesterday’s Assange ruling. One is the former Head of MI6, Sir John Scarlett, who is synonymous with crooked security operations and personally wrote the notorious dossier of lies on Iraqi WMD, thus causing the subsequent deaths of millions of people. One is Lord Carlile, who was notably close to protected Establishment paedophiles Greville Janner and Cyril Smith. Is the British Establishment not endlessly fascinating?

The corporate media has published no information about “Lady” Arbuthnot’s background and sinister links at all, despite the fact it is uniformly carrying her jibes at Assange as a major story. There can be no clearer example of the fact that it is the corporate media which, deliberately and systematically, spreads fake news, while bloggers get out the actual facts via social media.

Directors of SC Strategy Ltd from Companies House Register

To anyone to whom British corruption is not axiomatic, it appears pretty rum that the judge in the Assange case is married to a government parliamentarian and close to the security services.

“Lady” Arbuthnot’s Husband

There is some interesting background in the Mirror here. The taxpayer paid £1,200 in restaurant bills for “Lady” Arbuthnot and her husband in one long weekend jaunt to Turkey alone.

If anybody thinks the Assange case had anything to do with justice, they are very mistaken. Please read my analysis of “Lady” Arbuthnot’s judgement here.


1,235 thoughts on “Assange Judge’s Husband Runs Security Firm With Ex Head of MI6

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  • Paul Barbara

    It should come as no surprise that spooks are closely allied with Banksters and Corporations (as well as with the Occult – Churchill sought Aleister Crowley’s advice, and the Navy thanked him for ‘Services Rendered’).
    I forget the name of the author who wrote: ‘The CIA is Wall Street – Wall Street is the CIA’.
    Here’s an article detailing some of the links:
    ‘Rise of the National Security State’: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30605.htm

    ‘..According to former CIA director Richard Helms, when Allen Dulles was tasked in 1946 to “draft proposals for the shape and organization of what was to become the Central Intelligence Agency,” he recruited an advisory group of six men made up almost exclusively of Wall Street investment bankers and lawyers. Dulles himself was an attorney at the prominent Wall Street law firm, Sullivan and Cromwell. Two years later, Dulles became the chairman of a three-man committee which reviewed the young agency’s performance. The other two members of the committee were also New York lawyers.i For nearly a year, the committee met in the offices of J.H. Whitney, a Wall Street investment firm.ii

    According to Peter Dale Scott, over the next twenty years, all seven deputy directors of the agency were drawn from the Wall Street financial aristocracy; and six were listed in the New York social register.iii So we see that from the beginning the CIA was an exclusive Wall Street club. Allen Dulles himself became the first civilian Director of Central Intelligence in early 1953…..’

  • Courtenay Barnett

    HOW TO EFECT A LEGAL TRAVESTY – HIDDEN BEHIND POLITICAL MOTIVES
    ( THE CASE OF JULIAN ASSANGE)

    SO WIKILEAKS HAS PUBLISHED TRUTHS ( ALL TRUTHS) ABOUT CORRUPTION IN HIGH PLACES – IN THE US AND THE UK AS WELL – SO WHAT DO THOSE GREAT POWERS DO?

    Assange is alleged to have committed rape in Sweden – so alleged and complained of by the “victim”.

    Assange was is in the UK. Well – interview a willing accuser as police authorities around the world routinely do if the suspect is not within the jurisdiction. Not so:-

    i) On the 18th October, 2013 the Swedish director of public prosecution wrote to Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service and stated that under Swedish law there was not provision to permit the extradition process to continue.
    ii) Now Assange from onset had stated to the Swedish authorities that he was amenable at any time to be interviewed in the UK.
    iii) There had been precedent of some 44 previous UK/Swedish cases where precisely that process of interviewing the accused overseas was utilized.
    iv) What does the UK Crown Prosecution Services ( CPS) do?:-

    a) The CPS destroys exchanged emails between the Swedish authorities and CPS, contrary to UK protocols governing preservation of such correspondences.
    b) So in the CPS arsenal they find that, as they say, Assange skips his bail and takes polical refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy.
    c) Over time Assange gets Ecuadorian citizenship and acquires Ecuadorian diplomatic status, while Sweden drops the rape case some 4 years on and the UK continues to her master’s voice over in the US.

    So – now that international law comes to the fore – what stand does the UK take?

    Need we all guess? Just look at the murderous violations and disregard for said international law as inflicted in Iraq and Libya and the unity of purpose between the UK and US then as now.

    Did someone mention – the rule of law – or even for that matter – rule of international law?

    Vienna Convention?

    Assange’s biggest crime? : Truthfully exposing US and UK and other countries’ corruption!

  • Republicofscotland

    It’s pretty clear no matter how strong the argument to retain the enforcement of a warrant for Assange by a judge, who’s links to the establishment are reasonably clear for all to see. That there’s more to pursuing Julian Assange than the warrant in question.

    The British establishment has in most part been compliant when it comes to the needs of its larger ally. In this instance Assange is wanted by the US security agencies, ergo the warrant cannot be quashed, for that action would allow Assange to leave the embassy and fly possibly to Ecuador.

    As long as the warrant remains active Assange dare not leave the embassy. For it is more than likely he’d be detained and fall into the hands of the American security services, and then taken to the US, where he wouldn’t receive a fair trial.

    If indeed he should even stand trial in the first place.

    The British establishment has in my opinion gone out on a limb over the enforcement of this minor warrant. It has exposed itself, for one and all to see, why it persists with enforcing the warrant, even the Swedes had the sense to drop their’s.

    • Martinned

      So the submission is that, if the warrant were dropped, Assange wouldn’t mind coming out of the embassy because then he’d no longer be at risk of being “spirited away”? I don’t get that logic at all…

      • Republicofscotland

        Not quite, however he’d have better chance, of not being, than if he’d were handed over from the detention of the warrant.

          • Republicofscotland

            No need to act coy Martinned, I’m sure you know fine well, that on completion of his short sentence, it would be far easier to hand him over than snatch him off the streets.

            As I’ve already stated earlier on this thread, leaving the embassy whilst the warrant is active would more than likely see Assange (on completion of sentence) end up in the US, Assange knows this as do many others, you however vehemently deny it’s a possibility, though you provide no solid evidence.

          • Martinned

            Wait, the person who denies the conspiracy theory has the burden of proof? How did that happen?

            Here’s a hint: if your conspiracy theory relies on masses of people keeping a secret, it’s probably nonsense. Kidnapping someone off the street requires two guys and an unmarked van. Kidnapping someone out of prison – including upon release – requires the involvement of the prison authorities and the prison staff, at a minimum. How on earth would you keep that secret?

          • Republicofscotland

            “An email from an employee of intelligence consultancy Strategic Forecasting, Inc. (Stratfor) leaked in 2012 said, “We have a sealed indictment on Assange.”

            So we know the indictment is waiting.

            “Kidnapping someone out of prison – including upon release – requires the involvement of the prison authorities and the prison staff, at a minimum. How on earth would you keep that secret?”

            Well how on earth do you keep a minor warrant active? Actually we know the answer to that one. Anything lower down the chain shouldn’t be too difficult to implement.

            You underestimate the clout of the US security services. If the British establishment can forcibly clear out the population of the Chagos Islands to accommodate a US airbase and staging post, without much of an outcry from the British media.

            Then I’m pretty sure Assange can on release from prison be turned at the gate and handed over to US authorities, very discreetly.

  • Paul Barbara

    Perhaps a deal could be worked out between Assange, Russia, Iran and the UK, where Iran could be persuaded to hand over the woman ‘journalist’ to Britain in exchange for Assange, and then he could travel from Iran to sanctuary in Russia.
    I would not class Ecuador, with it’s new government, as being a very safe place of sanctuary.

      • giyane

        Because Boris Johnson used her case in the HoC for his own nefarious purposes and to her great detriment by calling her a teacher of journalism. UK politicians must at all times pretend to be enemies with Iran, and somce the Minister is an accomplished ;iar he thus killed 2 birds with one stone. Much to his own smug satisfaction because in apologising for the lie about her being a journalist, he strengthened the lie about the UK hating Iran. This sordid arse-wipe, also from Eton, likes planting babies in Tory groupie wombs. Beween the 2 of them I’d choose Norwich Arbuthnot to plant my trees.

      • Sharp Ears

        An ex BBC employee (that’s the BBC, the state broadcaster) and latterly. she was a ‘project manager’ with the Thomson Reuters Foundation. 😉

        • giyane

          The Minister said she was teaching journalism, which was a lie, like most of his utterances.it was a particularly british kind of Islamophobic lie by which it is implied that the UK government always purveys perfect truth while the Iranian government suppresses it. I suppose it comes from the Minister practising his speeches in front of his dressing room mirror, where the accusations are highly accurate.

          Talking of which, has the minister been part of a psychological trial, in which top brains are removed and floated in alcohol in a small saucer? He claims that we need hard brexit in order to achieve trade deals with China, when the reverse has just been categorically stated by Japan that without free trade with the EU the Far East cannot invest in the UK. Why did Boris not say ‘ the Japanese are talking balls ‘ ? No. The minister , as ever, is lying, and his fellow MPs seem to think he’s entertaining.

          Why? fuck knows what the Zionists can do with a wild card of a loose cannon post-EU UK. Mrs May made up the policy of Hard Brexit from nowhere, so she’s quite capable of making up anything else as the wishes of the British people on foreign policy. We are being led down a dangerous totalitarian road by the foaming nutcases of the Tory party, while a rational, sane opposition is available under Corbyn. That’s the joke the MPs find so hilarious, that through Nick Clegg, the rabid right have grabbed power. The monkey is in charge and the organ grinder is locked up in his cage.

          • Stu

            “The Minister said she was teaching journalism”

            I think it was probably true.

            In this case journalism means stage managing protests, filming it and passing the footage to western broadcasters. Ideally it will feature a very photogenic woman contrasted with aggressive looking police.

          • giyane

            I think it’s extremely unlikely that a woman travelling with her baby daughter would do anything of that kind. She probably just wanted to unite her family generations as in the beautiful etiquettes of Muslim families. My wife goes back home every year.
            No, Boris Johnson unforgiveably mixed somebody else’s business with somebody else’s pleasure. He does it in his own life. He’s a psychopathic liar / nutter.

          • Laguerre

            Zaghari is precisely the sort of person MI6 would choose for a deniable mission in Iran – someone with good contacts in Iran, with an excellent cover-story, and on whom they could put pressure. And, as expected, deny it is exactly what they have done.

          • Laguerre

            I thought you were a lawyer, Martinned. Normally lawyers know what words mean, but you don’t seem to know the meaning of the word dictator.

      • Paul Barbara

        @ Martinned February 15, 2018 at 15:49
        You’ve already had a number of answers; I would disagree with Giyanne that it is ‘extremely unlikely’ she would spy while ‘travelling with her baby’.
        Given ‘Mockingbird’ and Udo Ulfkotte’s expose, not at all ‘unlikely’.
        I’m sure Iran would be happy to send the baby back to the UK, if the lady requested it.
        Do you really believe that the PTB don’t use ‘journalists’ and ‘NGO’s to spy?
        Well?

        • Martinned

          I’m sure Iran would be happy to send the baby back to the UK, if the lady requested it.</i.

          Well, gee, why didn't they think to ask for that. OF COURSE THEY ALREADY ASKED FOR THAT!!!

        • giyane

          Paul Barbara

          You didn’t understand why I said that it is ‘extremely unlikely’ she would spy while ‘travelling with her baby’. My reason is that I understand USUKIS to be allies of Iran while pretending to be enemies, and I also understand USUKIS to be convicted enemies of Saudi Arabia while pretending to be their friends.

          Boris Johnson the flatulent Bullingfon arsehole knows nothing about politics except for the tiresome little rule of the game that the UK always lies. He knows we are friends with the Shi’a against the Sunnis, and therefore there is no need for journalists to foment unrest amongst our Shi’a friends, nor for USUKIS spies to be encarcerated. It’s all an elaborate charade to convince Saudi Arabia that our little tinpot dictatorship which boasts of punching above its weight in international affairs, is acting in good faith. With magnets in its boots.

          If you don’t see USUKIS as a tin-pot dictatorship, why have there been 18 school attacks in the US in 6 weeks; why do the homeless die in front of parliament; and why are 15 year old girls locked up in Israel? Utter paralytic incompetence.

          The nobbers of eachothers’ wives public school class will die one day from the utter fatuity of their existences, in which they seek to double-cross great systems of governance like Russia, China and Islam, which all have centuries of experience in the perfidy of Albion and its bastards the zioyanks.

          By digging further into their graves, the failed imperialists only serve to make themselves look ever more ridiculous. By their fruit shall ye know them , by the corruption that produces Grenfell Tower, 9/11 and Gaza. Once you know the Bullingdon code, always lie, the toff ascent turns to comedy. We kicked out Cameron and we will shortly kick out the rest of these arse-wipe Tories. Nobody can bear the pain of their sides splitting at their ridiculous antics.

      • Republicofscotland

        Well no actually, distrust in the press, and poor journalism over a prolonged period, is a more likely cause.

        • Martinned

          Not sure. That would suggest that declines in sales should vary across countries depending on the perceived quality of the press, but I don’t think that’s the case. Press sales are falling everywhere, suggesting an explanation that is valid everywhere, such as the rise of the internet/social media.

          • Republicofscotland

            There is something in it, the BBC state broadcaster funding establishement journalism. Watch out Russia, the British press are right behind you, with regards to state funded propaganda.

          • giyane

            Most other countries do not have the power in NATO of the BBC’s main sponsor. They can think and say what they like – it doesn’t translate into real power.

          • Paul Barbara

            @ Martinned February 15, 2018 at 16:14
            Which at least allows the ‘Truth’ to get out, much to the PTB’s chagrin.

          • Paul Barbara

            @ Martinned February 15, 2018 at 17:07
            I’d even go so far as to say that more and more people are waking up to the fact that our War Criminal Government, and it’s Presstitute Propaganda outlets (BBC etc.) are LYING TO US.
            But you, presumably, have no probs with their lies and propaganda for totally illegal War Crimes?
            By the by, Wikileaks (Julian Assange) exposed Manning’s video of a blatant War Crime by US forces in Iraq.
            Result? Manning spent time inside, Assange has been persecuted, but the evil SOB’s who committed the crimes haven’t had their collars felt. Do you reckon that’s OK?

  • Tony

    “One is the former Head of MI6, Sir John Scarlett, who is synonymous with crooked security operations and personally wrote the notorious dossier of lies on Iraqi WMD, thus causing the subsequent deaths of millions of people.”

    Yes:
    “John Scarlet changed the title of the dossier from ‘Iraq’s Programme of Weapons of Mass Destruction by deleting the word ‘Programme’. ”

    But also:

    “But in its final drafting stages (Alastair) Campbell nevertheless sought and secured no fewer than fourteen changes to the wording of the dossier, each one toughening its language” (Correspondence released to the Hutton Inquiry

    (The End of the Party: The Rise and Fall of New Labour” by Andrew Rawnsley (Viking 2010) hardback edition)
    p117.

    • reel guid

      Jeez. In 2014 Labour told Scots there were great benefits to staying in the union.

      These are the benefits.

      In the indyref2 campaign is Richard Leonard going to swan about in his seemingly limitless collection of cashmere scarves to tell Scotland about the benefits of staying in the union? Even when it means being governed/dictated to by the likes of Dominic Raab.

      At least when the Victorians had workhouses they were heading in the right direction away from them with reforms.

    • giyane

      And all of those opinions are distractions from his real function in Tory government which will get me zapped again if I mention it here.

  • reel guid

    I don’t usually agree with you Martinned. But you always argue without rancour and get people thinking.
    As far as I’m concerned your visits to this blog are to be welcomed.

    • Republicofscotland

      Agreed reel guid.

      I might not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.

      Evelyn Beatrice Hall.

  • Mochyn69

    Uh oh, now Jezza’s a commie spy, according to toxic tory Gavin!

    They really are getting totally paranoid, these tory twats.

    I doubt there are any of us who may have been involved in politics or public affairs or education or business who didn’t have fleeting encounters with Eastern Europeans at the peak of the cold war.

    Once I bumped into two Russians in HMV shop in Oxford Street and I met Evgeniy Yevtushenko in Liverpool and I went out with a Polish girl called Barbara.

    Really, really dodgy, huh!?

    >

    • Don

      Mochyn69, If Corbyn had anything to do with foreign spies, it would have been on behalf of UK’s intelligence agencies. (I think I heard something like this before) Why would any Tory be afraid of Corbyn, he’s the best thing that happend to them.

    • giyane

      I hitch-hiked back from Greece through Yugoslavia in 1977. A few years before the NWO jihadis took on the Soviet Union proxies as proxies of USUKIS. I was very unimpressed by the mind-numbing greyness of the mindset of the people there. Gavin would like you to believe that Jezza is a Soviet-style communist. Far from it.

      The point is that, for the senior citizens that vote Tory, their core vote, everything Russian is tainted by state espionage and communist serfdom. He’s far too young to know that from his own experience, so he must be under the wing of some old FCO retired farts. This is a story completely over the heads of anyone under 65 years of age. When they die out, the Tories are nothing. But their votes have to be milked until they hit their graves.

    • Paul Barbara

      @ Mochyn69 February 15, 2018 at 17:35
      They tried the same sh*t with Wilson, but they had him over a barrel re the ‘Lady Falkender’ honey-trap.
      They have sweet FA on JC, so let them ‘bring it on’.
      Just off the top of my head, the ‘Virgin’ boss (name escapes me) kowtowed to ‘pressure’ for the heinous crime of serving ‘Palestinian Couscous’ on his planes. But BDS is a heinous crime, already?

  • Node

    Speaking as someone who reads far more than I post these days, I value Martinned’s input. I’d much rather read an intelligent dialogue and draw my own conclusions than have to assess an unchallenged monologue.

    Martinned obviously enjoys winding up contributors who take themselves seriously, but why shouldn’t he, he takes enough stick. I rarely agree with his opinions, but his comments are reasoned which is more than some on this blog can claim. He’s selective about applying his knowledge, but aren’t we all?

    • Node

      I hadn’t seen RG’s and RoS’s comments when I wrote mine – don’t want to seem like I’m jumping on a bandwagon!

  • Christine Willis

    Thank you for posting this article. Shows who the corrupt are. Now lets see who of MSM will pick your article up and print it. Not.

  • Aidworker1

    O/T

    If you care a little about mainstream media can you please complain about this:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-43032411

    “For Palestinians, Ms Tamimi is a symbol of resistance to Israeli occupation, but many Israelis regard her as a violent troublemaker seeking publicity.”

    This is a child.

    “Many Israelis say Ahed Tamimi has long been exploited by her family, who they accuse of using her to try to provoke Israeli soldiers on film.”

    I’ve just had a letter saying my TV licence has expired. Whyever should I renew this?

      • Chris

        No she’s not, she’s a heroine, a modern Joan of Arc, Mary Wollstonecraft and Emmeline Pankhurst rolled into one.

      • Paul Barbara

        @ Anon1 February 15, 2018 at 20:20
        Par for the course from you. The a**hole occupiers who shot her cousin in the head deserve a medal?

      • Node

        @John Goss

        I went to your Just Giving page to donate £10 to Palestinian children on behalf of Anon1. The ‘donate’ button is showing but it isn’t working. I know I could give it to another Palestinian charity but if I give it to yours, I can leave a message so that Anon1 knows for certain that his post has beneffited Palestine. Let me know when you have sorted this issue. Otherwise I’ll double my donation when you do your sponsored bike ride later this year.

        Thanks, Anon1.

        https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/John-Goss2

      • J

        Mate, you’re boorish at the best of times, but anyway, with a little research you can view the long history of relatives shot, shot dead, beaten, arrested, imprisoned and abused by the state of Israel. I mean that literally, you can watch them die or see them maimed. Rather than pontificate from an account by a third or fourth party, with added context, you can just cut out the middle man and simply see it as it happened.

        One of the clearest examples of you not having a fucking clue what you’re talking about.

    • Kempe

      The BBC reporting the Israeli position (which incidentally does them no favours). What’s your problem with that?

  • james

    thanks craig.. these last 2 posts really shed a clear light on the malfeasance of the corporate media, not to mention the people with high sounding names, but very low characters… you’re right… the only place to find out what is going on, is via independent outlets like your website… unbelievable… thanks..

  • J Emery

    The judge sounds like a horribly corrupt human being, and in with the cabal and the child traffickers and the pedophiles. As well as the liars that lied us into the war against Iraq. Sounds like she’s one of the supporters of the neocon crowd. She’s the kind of people that need to be thrown out of office. Are people sick and tired of these creeps that manipulated the money system and the banks to make everyone struggle well they just sucked up all the dollars into their greedy pockets.

  • J Emery

    Songe must be freed. A Songe helped Donald Trump when everyone was attacking him here in the United States. When the COBOL was trying to bring him down with all their lies about Russia and he colluding to beat Hillary Clinton, while at the same time Hillary and the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz was sabotaging Bernie Sanders campaign. Julian a Songe was the person who released The emails that showed the corruption that was going on with Hillary and the Democrats and the DNC. And I used to be one of them. No I just want to get all these creeps and Julian a Songe is the one that helped us to understand and become aware of the John podesta‘s and the other corrupt people. Where are you Donald Trump, when Julian Assange needs you?

    • glenn_nl

      Where are you Donald Trump, when Julian Assange needs you?

      Stuffing his face with Big Macs, sending racist tweets, meeting white supremacists, sucking up to the world’s most filthy dictators, fawning over Putin, and using his position to enrich himself and his family.

      That’s where Trump is right now. Or more specifically, playing golf at his resort at Mar-a-Lago, where the fees are now $200K/year, so you can buy access to the President and his favours. But you’re not concerned at that sort of corruption, I take it.

  • reel guid

    The SNP win the Falkirk Council by-election in Bonnybridge & Larbert ward. Win it with some ease too. 6% ahead of the Tories and 12% ahead of Labour.

  • reel guid

    Will Jeremy Corbyn be Russian to Czech his Pole ratings in the light of 1980s Eastern Bloc spying allegations?

    He could well be getting framed of course. But those of us who believe in freedom for Scotland can only view it all with a certain detachment, seeing as Corbyn has sided with May in trashing democracy in our country.

      • Republicofscotland

        I find it rather odd Martinned, that you side with the British establishment over Assange. Yet on Brexit you appear to side against them, just a thought.

        Mind you some Dutch MP’s don’t exactly set a good example, for the rest of us.

        Dutch Foreign minister, Halbe Zijlstra has resigned after admitting he lied about being in Russian president Vladimir’s dacha in 2006 and hearing Putin talk about his plans for a greater Russia.

        Meanwhile Mark Rutte just survived a vote of no confidence, due to the sordid affair.

    • fred

      Does anyone else remember the time before the Labour leadership elections when the Scots Nats were pro Corbyne?

      When they were sending off their £4s to Labour HQ in droves to secure their votes?

      • JOML

        Are you sure, Fred? You can’t be a member of the Labour Party if you are already a member of another political party. Did these “Scots Nats” cancel their SNP membership do do as you say? Strange this didn’t come through on the SNP membership figures. Or do you have another explanation made up?

        • fred

          SCOTTISH Nationalists have infiltrated the Labour leadership campaign, it has been claimed, as calls were made for acting leader Harriet Harman to halt the contest until checks on bogus supporters could be made.

          A senior Labour insider said: “There is definitely entryism going on; the question is whether or not it is on an industrial scale.”

          http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13500612.SNP_supporters_have_infiltrated_Labour_leadership_contest_to_swing_it_for_Corbyn__party_source_claims/

          • JOML

            Yes, Fred, “it has been claimed”. These “Scottish Nationalists” could not be a member of the SNP at the time they joined the Labour Party, so what identifies them as Scottish Nationalist? I suspect the Herald was filling space that day, utilising their anonymous sources… an insider said, sources close to, etc. etc.
            So, Fred, to answer your original question, no I don’t remember when Scottish Nationalists were sending their £4s in droves. I do know that Corbyn has something in common with Scottish Nationalists though – the press writes shite about them on a regular basis, often using anonymous sources i. e. make things up.

  • Republicofscotland

    Well it looks like at least one Dutch MP, is set to anger the quasi-dictator of Turkey president Erdogan.

    MP Joel Voordewind, and possibly a majority of the Dutch parliament are set to recognise the Armeninan genocide by the Ottoman empire.

    I thought the Dutch would have had more sense, than to keep this long running spat with Turkey on the boil, apparently not.

    Hopefully Mark Rutte, won’t suffer the same fate as Jan de Witt or his brother, if the Dutch people become tired of this tit-for-tat politics.

    • glenn_nl

      You’d have thought wrong, then.

      The Dutch – at least those I speak to every day – are not that fond of the way Turkey behaves in general, and towards Holland in particular. They’re also very aware that Erdogan is a pretty unpleasant individual. They also are very much of the view that the Armenian genocide is an absolute fact, and the Dutch are not that shy of acknowledging things which are actually true. They’re a funny lot like that. Very direct, no nonsense, so you know where you are with them.

      • Republicofscotland

        Yes Halbe Zijlstra, is definitely not full of nonsense.

        I might be wrong but I don’t recall a Dutch outcry over the Armenian genocide, pre-Erdogan and the spat with the Netherlands.

        • glenn_nl

          I thought you were talking about what you thought the Dutch people – as opposed to the government – were about? That is what you said, and I thought you might like to know what they actually appear to think about the matter. If you want to change the subject now, that is of course your prerogative.

          • Republicofscotland

            Halbe Zijlstra, is a Dutch person, and has thoughts on matters, and surely the Dutch people must’ve had thoughts on the Armeninan genocide before this politicial spat.

            Strange then that you, who speak to Dutch people every day, that you never once mentioned the Armeninan genocide in here about how the Dutch people feel about it.

            It is however rather convenient that the Armeninan genocide now pops up in the Netherlands. It’s patently obvious to those on the outside, that the sudden concern is down to the political spat that will now probably escalate between the Netherlands and Turkey.

            I look forward Glenn to reading thoughts from your Dutch friends on matters, such as this and say Assange in the future in here.

          • glenn_nl

            If you have any questions about Dutch attitudes, please ask away! If I haven’t already heard, I’ll be sure to ask my colleagues and neighbours.

            You say it’s “strange” that I haven’t already talked about Dutch attitudes about the Armenian genocide – you find that strange, seriously? Fascinating. Kindly explain why, if you’d be so kind. Is it some glaring omission in my otherwise complete recording of Dutch attitudes here?

            Anyway, I only like to comment on things that I know about. Instead of, for instance, peppering this blog with “Breaking News!” about any random subject that hits the news ticker, and then supplement it with my own entirely uninformed views. I leave that sort of thing to the experts, RoS.

            But as I say – if you have a specific question, ask away – I’m not so inclined to blather about all and sundry just to satisfy some peculiar urge to appear knowledgeable on every subject and all history (with a sneaky peak at google to help, no doubt!). Ask away please.

  • reel guid

    So Team BG finally have a bronze medal. Rejoice!

    Dom Parsons should have changed his name to Von Parsons and then he’d have won gold.

  • Sharp Ears

    Comments are closed on Craig’s ‘Zionist censorship on Facebook’.

    He talks about the FB censorship of his post on his book ‘Zionism is Bullshit’ in this interview on Mintpress by Randy Credico and Denis Bernstein of Pacifica Radio.

    Former British Ambassador Weighs in on Assange, Russia Hacking and Israel
    Former British Ambassador Craig Murray weighs in on the current situation with Julian Assange, the alleged Russian election hack, Trump’s Israel embassy move and more with Consortium News’ Randy Credico and Dennis J Bernstein.
    https://www.mintpressnews.com/former-british-ambassador-weigs-assange-russia-israel/237050/

    • Macky

      Out of respect for the people who donated money, Craig should really stop saying that he didn’t lose the case, until of course he proves it by actually blogging about Israel; he can always start by addressing the Priti Patel affair & Trump’s Jerusalem Move, which both seem to have not warranted his attention so far.

      • Tony_0pmoc

        Macky,

        Craig is just one bloke under tremendous pressure. Many years ago, he admitted his vulnerabilities with regards to mood swings. My sister has the same problem complete with an IQ off the scale (160+). She is well into her 70’s now, and survived it all, with the help of Lithium. Personally, I much preferred her, when she was on nothing, but I didn’t have to live with her. Her husband was a Saint.

        Many highly intelligent people, are prone to what used to be called manic depression, renamed bi-polar, or more recently, if you want to avoid a torture chamber in the USA, Aspergers syndrome.

        Life is a lot easier, if you are a good boy, a bit thick, and you have no idea what the hell is going on.

        The band tonight should be good. I’ve seen him on the Telly (not live of course). My wife recorded it on SKY+ when we were out. i hope no one noticed it, or we might not be able to get in. One of the regulars comes on his Sinclair C5.

        Don’t be hard on Craig. He does his best, and is quite obviously a good man.

        Tony

      • SA

        Macky
        I feel that the donations should be made unconditionally. The aim is to stay the course and continue the battle not to fall victim to the system which want you out of the way.
        Anyway the PP scandal ran its course and was exposed even by the MSM and Jerusalem also was widely discussed so and all of the US allies were against it. But in my view a post that Craig posted on his doubts about his sanity regarding the system was a really good post and out of the mainstream, and that’s what keeps me reading his blogs.

  • Bob Apposite

    That’s great that we have this deep dive into this Judge’s husband’s connections.

    How about any transparency on WikiLeaks?

    Oh wait…

    • Bob Apposite

      That organization could be corrupt as all get out, but Craig will never tell you who’s in it, much less who’s married to who’s in it.

      • Bob Apposite

        I’m sorry – if you stump for a secret organization with absolutely no transparency at all, you don’t get to criticize those who are transparent.

        • joel

          To criticize corrupt establishment figures you must first condemn a whistleblowing organisation that exposes establishment lies and crimes? Mmmkay, I’m sure a lot will abide by that command.

          • Bob Apposite

            If WikiLeaks was ever a “whistleblower” organization, they left that business model behind long ago.

          • Bob Apposite

            And what about WikiLeaks “lies and crimes”?
            You do realize everything they obtain is stolen? Right?
            It’s all criminal.

            And they’re not “whistleblowers”. They’re revolutionaries.
            Their goal is not to “inform the public”.
            Their goal is to agitate against the Left Wing.

          • Bob Apposite

            In fact, they went to great lengths to keep the American public “un-informed” during the 2016 election, by flooding every news cycle with another dump of pointless DNC emails.

            Which, coincidentally, was timed to pace with a Russian misinformation campaign.

          • Bob Apposite

            What they were really doing was concealing the misinformation/defamation campaign against Clinton.

            That’s the exact opposite of “whistle blowing”.
            They were in fact, CONCEALING the wrong-doing of the Russians and the Tea Party.

          • Bob Apposite

            They weren’t whistle-blowing.
            They were covering-up.

            They’re a cover-up organization.

          • Bob Apposite

            All during 2016 they provided cover for all the fake news.

            Every time they leak a CIA tool, they provide cover for Russia or whomever to make more fake news, and hack more.

            They’re a criminal cover-up organization masquerading as a “whistleblower”.

          • giyane

            Bob Apposite
            You remind me of the techie US videos on YouTube about how to get your AirCon unit working again. I should do it like this but it’s quicker to just cut it off and braze on another component. I’ve used an old garden tap to introduce the refrigerant gas in here …

            You cannot use the component of Russian interference in the US election on your Democratic political manifesto because the leak was through a member of the Democratic Party dissatisfied with the corruption and sheer malfunction of the Clinton machine.
            You have to fix the Democratic Party, clean it, lea-test it, purge it of unwanted greed and chemicals. Only then will you be able to challenge and beat the Trump’s self-contradictory Republicanism. e.g. If there had been gunmen guarding the school, all these kids wouldn’t have died.

          • Republicofscotland

            Bob.

            Assange is a publisher, he isn’t the first to publish whistleblown information, most tabloids do it. Infact the American press (such as the Washington Post) has a history of doing so.

            The US security service are annoyed at the amount of info, the quality, and the fact that they couldn’t stop Assange and Wikileaks from publishing.

            Assange is no more a criminal than Woodward and Berstein, in time people will come to see Assange in a similar light.

          • Bob Apposite

            “because the leak was through a member of the Democratic Party dissatisfied with the corruption and sheer malfunction of the Clinton machine”

            Really? Who? LOL. This is mere hearsay/rumor.
            This is not what any of the US Intelligence Agencies say happened.
            Also it’s irrevelant where the leak came from. What’s relevant is what WikiLeaks did with it.
            Which was use it as cover for fake news and criminality.

            “if there were gunmen guarding the school, none of these kids would have died”

            They had two armed guards. It didn’t stop the shooter.
            How many gunmen do they need? You realize the Republicans claim they can’t even afford to give the teachers pencils for the kids.

            Also, apparently this school shooter corresponded with Trump. He was a Trumper.

            Following up your dumb WikiLeaks argument with a dumb gun argument doesn’t impress me much.

          • giyane

            Bob
            Craig Murray says, since you ask.
            The fact that you can’t accept it is perhaps why you think that you can out-talk his evidence here.
            The dumb argument about more guards is not mine, it’s the white supremacists’ trigger happy argument.

            this might get lost in space, we seem to have run out of Replys

          • Bob Apposite

            “Craig Murray says so”

            Yes, he *is* the hearsay I referred to.
            And he has presented no evidence, just a story about a “friend” that would be inadmissible as evidence in any court.
            There’s nothing for me to “out-talk”.

      • fred

        This is proof Brian, proof that the claims of Russian involvement in the US elections wasn’t fake news as has been claimed.

        So often we see people evading the facts by writing them off as media lies or newspapers filling space that day, we are starting to see just who can and can’t be trusted.

        • reel guid

          There is no country that has ever meddled in as many elections in other countries as the USA.

          • fred

            Which made the cries of “fake news” at the suggestion Russia might interfere in other countries’ elections even less credible yet there were many desperate to believe them.

          • Republicofscotland

            Touche! reel guid, teapot and kettle springs to mind.

            Presenting the indictment to reporters on Friday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein acknowledged that none of these efforts actually affected the outcome of the election.

            Pity that most South American countries cant say the same, about American interference.

          • fred

            No they didn’t say it did not affect the election, they said that they were not saying that it did. That is something completely different.

          • fred

            Which is what I said. They say there are no allegations it happened not that it didn’t happen.

          • Republicofscotland

            We’ll leave it there Fred, you’re beginning to tie yourself up in knots, your approach is all very Norman Collier-esque in my opinion.

        • MJ

          We know full well there was “tampering” in the US election. It’s there for all to see in the leaked DNC e-mails showing that the Clinton camp subverted the Democrats’ nomination process to the extent that Clinton got the nomination rather than Sanders. This is unlawful “tampering” of the highest order and it led directly to Trump winning the election rather than Sanders. Compared to this a few spoof Facebook accounts are just insignificant fluff.

          • fred

            It doesn’t matter if they swayed the elections or not. What matters is that Russia launched a very real attack on the American electoral system, that it wasn’t all a hoax as had been claimed.

            If it was known Russia had been stuffing ballot boxes in a British election would you think it didn’t matter just so long as nobody could prove whether it affected the result or not?

          • SA

            “If it was known Russia had been stuffing ballot boxes in a British election would you think it didn’t matter just so long as nobody could prove whether it affected the result or not?”

            Evidence?

    • Edward

      A show trial still mesmerises the punters. You’re feeling sleepy. Don’t look at the Clinton campaign emails because they come from the nasty man. Here’s nice Mr G W Bush to sell you some lovely nice apple pie and cookies.

      The perception you have of Trump collusion with Russia will persist. When you wake up you will remember nothing. And the the indictment reads::

      “Some Defendants, posing as U.S> persons and without revealing their Russian association, communicated with unwitting individuals associated with the Trump Campaign and with other political activists to seek to coordinate political activities.”

      “Defendants and their co-conspirators also used false U.S. personas to communicate with unwitting members, volunteers, as well as grassroots groups that supported then-candidate Trump. These individuals and entities at times distributed the ORGANIZATION’s materials through their own accounts via retweets, reposts, and similar means.”

      Those naughty emails from the nasty man, those which document Clinton campaign election fraud, those aren’t the rigged election you’re looking for. Watch my hand, see how it moves this way, that way. Don’t look at the other hand, watch this one:

      By 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators used their fictitious online personas to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. They engaged in operations primarily intended to communicate derogatory information about Hillary Clinton, to denigrate other candidates such as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and to support Bernie Sanders and then-candidate Donald Trump

  • reel guid

    BBC sports presenter Clare Balding glowers at studio guest Rhona Howie and gives her a humourless mini-lecture for referring to the British men’s curling team as Scottish. Well they are the Scottish team actually. Same as the GB women’s team is the Scottish team. And they compete as the Scottish teams in the Curling World Championships. There are only GB curling teams at these Olympics because the Scottish teams qualified for the Olympics at the World Championships.

    You would think in light of all that any slip of the tongue would be treated with understanding and humour. Balding seemed to think it bordered on being a crime. All Scots have lost count of the number of times British sports teams have been mistakenly referred to on television as England by presenters, commentators and studio guests. Which has invariably been followed by a humorous ‘oops sorry’ and grins all round. Or not even corrected at all.

    Scotland being forced to leave the EU is a major manifestation of the attempted eradication of Scotland’s identity by the authoritarian Britnats. The BBCs Olympic treatment of Scotland and Scots is a minor manifestation of it. But it’s the same thing.

    • giyane

      reel guid
      If female presenters are to get the same pay as their male counterparts, they are going to have to deliver the same high quality bullshit imperial propaganda lies. They’ll probably wish they could go back to making minor political incorrectnesses such as recognising the Scottish component of the national team. Obviously there are some female bullshitters like Lady Arbuthnot, Shirley Williams or Theresa May but we like to think that even in 2018 women are less good at lying than men.

  • Republicofscotland

    The release of the indictments, on Friday, of Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections.

    Could be timed to draw heat and attention away from the Florida school shooting, in which the FBI, repeatedly failed to take action over the shooter, even though they were warned again and again of the shooters unstability and his obsession with firearms, something they already knew.

    Just a thought.

    • giyane

      According to Trump bad things are done on all sides, i.e. the white supremacist and the FBI. I bought a shop cake on Valentine’s Day. It had 3 cms of icing in the shape of flowers on the top which we had to cut off.
      Trump’s views on white supremacy are inedible, even if the cake part, eliminating Islamist terror, is OK

  • Republicofscotland

    Meanwhile as another Palestinian man, is savaged by a IDF biting dog, he committed no crime. One Palestinian man has had enough and is set to sue the Dutch firm that supplies the IDF with the huge savage biting dogs.

    For more than 20 years, Four Winds K9, a company based near the city of Nijmegen, has annually provided the Israeli army with dozens of dogs trained to attack civilians.

    The military dogs “are intentionally used by Israeli occupying forces to terrorise and bite Palestinian civilians, especially during protests and night house raids,” according to Shawan Jabarin, director of the human rights group Al-Haq.

    Here’s a prime example of a child being terrorised by one of the Dutch supplied biting dogs.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YlQ1WF2cCvo

  • Republicofscotland

    So the bench filler, Alex McLeish is now the new manager of the Scottish national football team. McLeish has already been the manager of the national team achieving nothing in the process.

    In my opinion, McLeish is in it for the money, he doesn’t even believe that Scotland should be a independent nation, let alone posses the ability to take the “national” team to a major finals.

    It’s a bit like Ruth Davidson becoming Scotland’s FM, she’d wax lyrical about how much she loves Scotland whilst achieving nothing for Scotland.

    The SFA, haven’t a clue.

    http://archive.is/5RB0I

  • reel guid

    No user Tory MP John Lamont has posted a photo of himself and a group of party activists in Selkirk for the Borders Council by-election. Lamontable is at the front holding leaflets that say “Ruth Davidson’s Scottish Conservative & Unionist Candidate” with a big photo of the Colonel instead of the candidate.

    So they’re back to the star Ruth tactic in desperation, as their support dwindles.

    Davidson, Mundell and Carlaw have yet to say anything to the Scottish public about the Tory Brexit report, two weeks after it was published.

    • giyane

      “…have yet to say anything to the Scottish public about the Tory Brexit report, two weeks after it was published ”
      Mrs May has not yet produced anything which will be acceptable to the 27 EU countries on any topic.
      Of course Mrs Chancellor Merkel has only joked about the contradictory waffle issuing out of the Tory gonks in government. When it comes for the time for the EU to negotiate they will trash the Tory speculations about Brexit. The plan for the Irish border will not be acceptable. The plan for blocking freedom of movement immediately will not be acceptable. The plans for sharing security info will not be acceptable. The undemocratic imposition of Brexit on the regions will not be acceptable.

      All this Tory hocus pocus is self-made. All May needed to do after the referendum was to extricate the UK from enslavement to the Federal EU institution, while retaining everything else, freedom of movement and trade. Racists would have to argue their case in public and would be humiliated. Neo-imperialists woulkd have to do the same. everything the Tories have said so far about Brexit is total garbage.. How could anybody make any sensible comment about the total Tory garbage. Tories talk with fork tongue and they can fork off very soon when their lies are exposed.

  • squonk

    nyone feel the earthquake?

    https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=649041

    Magnitude mb 4.7
    Region WALES-ENGLAND REGION, U.K.
    Date time 2018-02-17 14:31:05.6 UTC
    Location 51.66 N ; 3.82 W
    Depth 10 km
    Distances 249 km SE of Dublin, Ireland / pop: 1,025,000 / local time: 14:31:05.6 2018-02-17
    49 km NW of Cardiff, United Kingdom / pop: 303,000 / local time: 14:31:05.6 2018-02-17
    10 km NE of Swansea, United Kingdom / pop: 171,000 / local time: 14:31:05.6 2018-02-17
    1 km W of Neath, United Kingdom / pop: 46,200 / local time: 14:31:05.6 2018-02-17

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