Salisbury : A Rush to Judgement

salisbury.pngThis new Cold War is thrilling, isn’t it ? The spy-games, the poisonings of Russian double agents on British soil, the suspicion, the intrigue, the complete suspension of the rule of law, or any obligation toward critical thinking….

“By repetition, each lie becomes an irreversible fact upon which other lies are constructed.” ― John le Carré

The art of (cold) war  by Claire Connelly


A police officer stands at a cordon around the bench where former Russian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found after they were poisoned, in Salisbury, March 14, 2018 © Henry Nicholls / Reuters

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”Corbyn’s request for further details on the evidence united the British Parliament… against him. From the jeering Tories opposite, to his own angry backbenchers, there was uncontained anger at his request to clarify exactly what is currently known about events in Salisbury. If the consensus is such that the leader of the opposition’s attempt to propose some kind of opposing viewpoint is shouted down, shouldn’t that cause at least some pause for thought? The British Parliament has seen this kind of consensus before. The voices of dissent were drowned out. It didn’t end well. And the evidence was wrong.”

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This is NOT an ”open and shut” case 

~ former UK diplomat Craig Murray on the Salisbury poisonings.

It is very carefully worded propaganda. Of a type developed by liars.….”

salisbury3The prepubescent Gavin Williamson, speaking in his official capacity as ”Defence Secretary” (sic) told Russia to “Go away and shut up.” Putin must surely be terrified by this boy’s steely determination, diplomatic expertise and dazzling repartee

go away


Jerusalem : Trump Crosses the Red Line

israel ruleTrump’s reckless and provocative recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel surely constitutes the final nail in the coffin of the Middle East peace process, inexorably forcing the Palestinians down the path of physical resistance in the form of a Third Intifada as a consequence.
And who could possibly blame them ? For decades they have existed under the heel of occupation in the West Bank, where entirely illegal Jewish-only settlements have expanded and continue to spread; where hundreds of checkpoints are a daily reminder of their subjugation and degradation; and where the natural resources of the occupied land have been, and continue to be, expropriated.
Meanwhile Gaza continues to endure a siege which amounts to collective punishment, helplessly awaiting the next murderous assault on its poorly- defended and impoverished population.
Quite simply….
israel is a terrorist state

And the egregious ”recognition” is not just another Trump aberration. It has been approved overwhelmingly by Congress –  and  unanimously  by the US Senate.

And America blames  RUSSIA  for foreign interference in its politics !


Trump Crosses Red Line on Jerusalem

article by John Wight, Sputnik

Catalonia The Defiant

Results of the Spanish Civil Guards’ ”proportionate’’ actions.

As Guardia Civil  paramilitary forces are today using extreme violence to prevent crowds of peaceful citizens from voting, the entire political Establishment across the European Union has declared itself on the side of the paramilitaries.

Across the whole of the EU, the mantra of its mainstream media is that the Catalonian referendum is ”illegal”.

By what twisted logic can the right of a people to self-determination be constrained by the domestic legislation of the larger state from which that people seeks independence ?

Visca Catalunya ! Visca La Revolució !

craig murray The Freedom of Courage by Craig Murray

By arguing that Catalonia specifically signed up to the current Spanish constitution, all the Spanish government and its supporters are doing is offering conclusive evidence that the Catalans are indeed a people with the right of self-determination.

‘Double standard & hypocrisy’: Serbian president on EU denouncement of Catalan referendum

“The question every citizen of Serbia has for the European Union today is: How come that in the case of Catalonia the referendum on independence is not valid, while in the case of Kosovo secession is allowed even without a referendum. How did you proclaim the secession of Kosovo to be legal, even without a referendum, and how did 22 European Union countries legalize this secession, while destroying European law and the foundations of European law, on which the European policy and EU policy are based?”

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, 3 October 2017

The Other 9/11


Exactly 44 years ago the USA orchestrated a violent coup d’etat against the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende in Chile, and imposed a brutal Neo-liberal regime led by Augusto Pinochet.

To say that Neo-Liberalism had a painful birth in Chile would be an understatement. During General Pinochet’s ruthless dictatorship over 3,000 people were “disappeared” (captured and tortured to death) whilst another 28,000 were detained without trial, most of them suffering torture and in many cases sexual abuse. Aside from those tortured and killed, and the families that survived them, other victims of this savage US-backed dictatorship included protesters who were burned alive in the streets by police, and musicians who had their fingers broken before being machine gunned to death.

1973 ~  The Other 9/11

Those who are unaware of the details about Pinochet’s blood-soaked two-decade reign should read about them, but take care not to eat beforehand.

He was a merciless overseer of torture, rapes and thousands of political executions. He had the hands and wrists of the country’s greatest folk singer Victor Jara broken in front of a crowd of prisoners before killing him. He had democratically elected Socialist President Salvador Allende shot dead at his desk. His specialty was torturing people in front of their families. As Naomi Klein has written so expertly in The Shock Doctrine, he then used this period of shock and slaughter to install a nationwide laboratory for neoliberal economics. If Pinochet’s friend Milton Friedman had a theory about cutting food subsidies, privatizing social security, slashing wages or outlawing unions, Pinochet would apply it.

The results of these experiments became political ammunition for neoliberal economists throughout the world, including Britain.

Pinochet was in charge of this human rights catastrophe. And yes, he was also someone who Margaret Thatcher called a friend. She stood by the General even when he was in exile, attempting to escape justice for his crimes. She said to Pinochet, “Thank you for bringing democracy to Chile.” Thatcher’s government directly supported Pinochet’s murderous regime, financially, via military support, even military training, which we know now took place in Dundee University.

The Shock Doctrine

Film by Michael Winterbottom, based on Naomi Klein’s terrifying book ”The Shock Doctrine : the Rise of Disaster Capitalism’’

Every September memorials are held for the 9/11 attacks in the US. Yet few recall the far more destructive 9/11 that occurred 28 years before.

Carthago Delenda Est


When Vladimir Putin was elected President of Russia in 2000, the nation owed $16 billion to the International Monetary Fund, and its debt to the Rothschild-controlled ‪‘’Paris and London Club Of Creditors’’ was over $36 billion.

Since then, at the same time as fully repaying these debts, Russia has written off a large part of the debt developing countries owed to it. In total, Russia has forgiven more than $100 billion in debt owed by developing countries (including Cuba, Iraq, North Korea, and much of Africa) over the past decade.

This is the REAL reason the global banking elite and their puppet governments in the West demonize Putin — Russia has effectively escaped the clutches of their rapacious hegemony and neo-liberal austerity doctrine, restored its own national financial sovereignty, and set the ‘dangerous’ precedent of unilaterally writing off unpayable or crippling debt.

Carthago delenda est.

Russia pays off balance of Soviet Union’s foreign debt





Big Liz : A Pirate Ship


So the global financial elite parade their latest toy, the Royal Navy’s ‘newest and biggest’ ship HMS Queen Elizabeth which berthed in Portsmouth this morning.

‘Spectacular’, ‘mighty’, ‘astonishing’ – drool the lackeys in the BBC and the ”newspapers”, but this charmless heap of floating steel In no way represents the British public. The flag of piracy would be more appropriate.

​Aircraft carriers are tools of offensive war and ​HMS Queen Elizabeth will be of no use whatsoever ​in dealing with the security threats that we really do face.

And at a time when public services are being decimated by cuts, ​one ​might have​ expected​ greater scrutiny over the construction of this £3 billion-pound killing machine – which is not even fit for purpose. It’s a bomb magnet, vulnerable to attack by unsophisticated missile systems available to all ”our” enemies, including Yemen. On the eve of the unveiling, an amateur drone enthusiast managed to fly a £300 drone onto the carrier’s deck. It is astonishing, laughable indeed, that such an expensive ship ​does​ not have defences ​against​ such transgressions. If it is as ‘state-of-the-art’ as we are led to believe, how could it be breached so easily by a member of the public ? It is in fact a white elephant that will be militarily redundant even before it is fully equipped (for another £3 billion, incidentally).

Admiral Sir Philip ‘Jingo’ Jones, the head of the Royal Navy, said at today’s ceremony : “In the years and decades to come, she and her sister ship will demonstrate the kind of nation we are – not a diminished nation, withdrawing from the world, but a confident, outward-looking and ambitious nation, with a Royal Navy to match.”

Fuck off.

Manchester : ”Al-Qaeda Town UK”


Manchester bomber Salman Abedi

Anti-Gaddafi Libyans living in Manchester had been trained, armed and aided by Britain to wage jihad against the Gaddafi regime.
The level of responsibility that the UK Government must thus bear for turning Manchester into a hotbed of jihadism is, in a word, monumental.
Muammar Gaddafi warned in February 2011, shortly before his country was ruthlessly destroyed and he was himself brutally murdered ~ ”The Jihadists want to control the Mediterranean, and then they will attack Europe.”
But Britain not only did not listen, it did the opposite – and in the end British troops even guided the jihadists to Gaddafi’s hiding place, where they hacked him to pieces..

How the British Deep State Turned Manchester into Al-Qaeda Town UK

Terror in Britain: What Did the Prime Minister Know?

Muslims in Manchester did their civic duty by repeatedly reporting Abedi to the authorities, but the authorities apparently did nothing to actually stop him.

13 questions mainstream media should be asking about Salman Abedi

”The ‘smoking gun’ is that when Theresa May was Home Secretary, Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) jihadists were allowed to travel unhindered across Europe and encouraged to engage in “battle”: first to remove Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, then to join al-Qaida affiliated groups in Syria.”

”The Libya that once boasted the highest level of development of any African nation, where the standard of education, housing, infrastructure, and health stood as a beacon in a region that has long laboured under the depredations and ravages of free market capitalism; the Libya that helped set up the African Union and invested billions in development projects throughout the African continent, working tirelessly for African unity – this Libya has been destroyed.”