Le Mesurier Gets Cross 177

Perhaps the only fact on James Le Mesurier about which I would agree with the MSM war cheerleaders is that he was a very busy man. It is remarkable therefore that he found the time and inclination to follow “Philip Cross” on twitter. Given that “Philip Cross” has virtually never posted an original tweet, and his timeline consists almost entirely of retweets of Nick Cohen, David Aaronovitch and openly pro-Israel propaganda accounts, why would Le Mesurier bother to follow him?

“Philip Cross” has never posted any news other than to retweet columnists. He has never given an insight into a story. In addition to James Le Mesurier, why then were all these MSM journailsts following “Philip Cross” from before “he” gained notoriety for his Wikipedia exploits?

Oliver Kamm, Leader Writer The Times
Nick Cohen, Columnist The Guardian/Observer
Joan Smith, Columnist The Independent
Leslie Felperin, Film Columnist The Guardian
Kate Connolly, Foreign Correspondent The Guardian/Observer
Lisa O’Carroll, Brexit Correspondent The Guardian
James Bloodworth, Columnist The Independent
Cristina Criddle, BBC Radio 4 Today Programme
Sarah Baxter, Deputy Editor, The Sunday Times
Iain Watson, Political Correspondent, The BBC
Caroline Wheeler, Deputy Political Editor, the Sunday Times
Jennifer Chevalier, CBC ex-BBC
Dani Garavelli, Scotland on Sunday

Prominent Freelancers

Bonnie Greer (frequently in The Guardian)
Mason Boycott-Owen (The Guardian, New Statesman)
Marko Attilla Hoare (The Guardian)
Kirsty Hughes
Guy Walters (BBC)
Paul Canning

What attracted all of these senior MSM figures to follow an obscure account with almost no original content? No reasonable explanation of this phenomenon has ever been offered by any of the above. What a considerable number of them have done is to use the megaphone their plutocrat or state overlords have given them, to label those asking this perfectly reasonable question as crazed conspiracy theorists.

This week, on the day of Le Mesurier’s death, “Philip Cross” made 48 edits to Le Mesurier’s Wikipedia page, each one designed to expunge any criticism of the role of the White Helmets in Syria or reference to their close relationship with the jihadists.

“Philip Cross” has been an operation on a massive scale to alter the balance of Wikipedia by hundreds of thousands of edits to the entries, primarily of politically engaged figures, always to the detriment of anti-war figures and to the credit of neo-con figures. An otherwise entirely obscure but real individual named Philip Cross has been identified who fronts the operation, and reputedly suffers from Aspergers. I however do not believe that any individual can truly have edited Wikpedia articles from a right wing perspective, full time every single day for five years without one day off, not even a Christmas, for 2,987 consecutive days.

I should declare here the personal interest that “Philip Cross” has made over 120 edits to my own Wikipedia entry, including among other things calling my wife a stripper, and deleting the facts that I turned down three honours from the Crown and was eventually cleared on all disciplinary charges by the FCO.

I hazard the guess that at least several of the above journalists follow “Philip Cross” on twitter because they are a part of the massive Wikipedia skewing operation operating behind the name of “Philip Cross”. If anybody has any better explanation of why they all follow “Philip Cross” on twitter I am more than willing to hear it.

The “White Helmets” operation managed for MI6 by Le Mesurier was both a channel for logistic support to Western backed jihadists and a propaganda operation to shill for war in Syria, as in Iraq or Libya. Wars which were of course very profitable for arms manufacturers, energy interests and the security establishment. It should surprise nobody that Le Mesurier intersects with the Philip Cross propaganda operation which, with the active support of arch Blairite Jimmy Wales, has for years been slanting Wikipedia in support of the same pro-war goals as pushed by the “White Helmets”.


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177 thoughts on “Le Mesurier Gets Cross

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  • OnlyHalfALooney

    Le Mesurier, his wife Winberg and a certain “Rupert Charles Owen Davis” are/were all directors of a mailbox company in Amsterdam, Sisu Global B.V.

    This is the posh address:

    Le Mesurier withdrew as director in November 2018, but his wife remained a director. (Why?)

    Prior to 20 August 2018, the limited company was called: R3COVERY B.V.

    I can’t find any information about Robert Davis

    Except that a “Rupert Charles Owen Davis” is also a director of “Chameleon Global Ltd.”

    This company seems to be linked to the Panama Papers, but I have not had time to investigate futher.

    All a bit murky. Why the need for mailbox companies if a “charity”? And why the fancy address? Did they need a fancy place to meet fancy clients?

    Sounds as if lots of money was involved along the way.

    • OnlyHalfALooney

      It seems the “Chameleon Global Ltd” mentioned in the Panama Papers is probably a different company. because different incorporation dates.

  • philipat

    Connecting the dots to the Guardian (A large number of the “followers” are from this “newspaper”) is easy. It is now widely believed that the Guardian is the almost official mouthpiece of the UK Security services.

    This became very much more obvious after the raids on the Guardian after the publication of the Snowden documents. Just a coincidence I’m sure…..

  • Stonky

    Comment based on nothing other than deductive logic and absolutely no inside info (plus Occam’s Razor):

    1. Hundreds of millions of dollars were swilling around the “White Helmets”…
    2. Jimbo Jee had access to these vast and orgasmic levels of loot…
    3. There was next to no worthwhile scrutiny over these vast and orgasmic levels of loot…
    4. You would have to be a Saint not to be tempted…
    5 Anybody involved in this kind of scumbucketry is not a Saint; they’re a sociopath…
    6. Some significant portion of these vast and orgasmic levels of loot was diverted into the pockets of Jimbo Jee…
    7. There was some level of risk of this becoming embarrassing to someone with a lot more clout than Jimbo Jee…
    8. Jimbo Jee needed to be offed…

    “Shall we be trotting home again? But answer came there none,
    And this was scarcely odd, because they’d killed the f*cking sc*m…”

    • Jack

      Who is “running” the White Helmets today? I have not updated myself on key-players in that organization..

  • corkie

    Maybe someone has already posted this. The linked video is perhaps the sort of thing that P Cross is doing ‘his’ utmost to expunge from the James Le Mesurier record. In it the Chief of Al-Qaeda Levant aka Nusra Front praises the White Helmets in Idlib. Basically he describes them as a scouting operation. https://videopress.com/v/fqMeQaD6

  • Disinterested Bystander

    Mr. Murray, have you seen your RationalWiki entry?


    Apparently you’re an antisemitic conspiracy theorist, you have suggested that Israel was responsible for the Skripal affair and that you have some unorthodox views on sex. There’s lots more of what I would consider to be at least borderline libellous statements in the article.

  • Pascale

    I tried to have a look at https://twitter.com/philipcross1963 but all I can see is this message:

    “These Tweets are protected
    Only approved followers can see @philipcross1963’s Tweets. To request access, click Follow. Learn more”

    Is that recent or as it always been like that? It means you can’t check who his followers are either.

    • Leftworks

      It is recent: Philip Cross protected his tweets on 13 Oct 2019.

      However, he has protected and unprotected like a yo-yo over the past year or so.

  • squirrel

    I would just add… those with a serious addiction to alcohol or drugs don’t get ‘days off’ and the same can be true of other addictions.

  • michael norton

    On 6 October 2019 Trump ordered his troops to start withdrawing from Northern and Eastern Syria.
    At the same time Turkey initiated Operation Peace Spring .
    Then Baghdadi died, then James died.
    If the Amreicans had not chosen to pull out, possibly neither of these deaths would have happened at this time.

    • michael norton

      Today we learn that Israel is again attacking targets in and near to Damascus by overflying Lebanon.
      I am fairly certain this is against United Nation rules.

      Perhaps Craig could enlighten us?


      What was the overall purpose of the coalition of the willing trying to destroy Syria, with The Syrian “Civil” War?
      It seems so bizarre, the only reasoning given seems to be “Bringing Democracy to Syria”

      • michael norton

        The BBC have an article explaining why Donald Trump is protecting the Syrian Oil Fields and keeping or determining how the oil money is distributed.
        America is stopping Syria buying oil from Iran, to continue to hinder the economies of Iran, Russia and Syria.
        Donald Trump has moved the Embassy of the U.S.A. to Jerusalem.
        He has recently claimed that the Israeli settler building in the West Bank are nor legal.
        He has said that the conquest by Israel of the Syrian Golan Heights, is now legal and should just be considered part of Israel.
        In this latest BBC article they have a map, there is no longer any covering up, the BBC show Golan as part of Israel.

        Yet, in the U.K. if you say anything whatsoever against Israel you are a terrible person and should not be allowed to stand as a candidate in the U.K. General Election.
        The BBC were pushing this theme, this morning on Radio 4.

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