Aug 21

- It’s Official: “We Are All Terrorists Now” (ZeroHedge, Aug 20, 2014):

On the heels of the gruesome and disgraceful ISIS clip of the beheading of American journalist James Foley, The UK’s Scotland Yard, according to The Guardian, warned the public that viewing, downloading or disseminating the video within the UK might constitute a criminal offence under terrorism legislation. In other words – ‘if you watch terrorism, you’re also a terrorist’. Continue reading »

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Aug 21

- Blast of wintry weather to hit Britain…In August (Ice Age Now, Aug 20, 2014):

Forecasters warn of ‘coldest August spell in a century’


Parts of Britain are getting an unexpected dose of winter weather as gale force winds send temperatures plunging.

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for northern England and Scotland, with Ireland also likely to be affected by gusts which “would not be unusual in the autumn and winter”.

Met office spokesman Calum Maccoll said there could even be frost in parts of Scotland as temperatures approach zero later in the week.

Maybe even snow! Continue reading »

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Aug 20

- UK ambassador ‘lobbied’ US senators to obscure Britain’s complicity in CIA rendition program (RT, Aug 19, 2014):

Records published under Britain’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Act have compounded concerns that the UK government lobbied US officials to keep Britain’s role in CIA torture and rendition out of a soon-to-be published Senate report.

Newly-released data reveals Britain’s ambassador to the US, Peter Westmacott, engaged in at least 21 separate meetings with members of the US Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) prior to its publication of this report, heightening existing allegations that the British government may be seeking to sanitize the document. Continue reading »

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Aug 20

- Wall Street banks ‘may desert UK for Ireland’ if Britain leaves EU (RT, Aug 19, 2014):

Wall Street banks could abandon Britain for the Republic of Ireland if the UK decides to leave the EU, senior figures in the industry have reportedly said. This is despite a Forbes report that names London the world’s ‘most influential city’.

Changes to EU banking rules could see London stripped of its financial preeminence. Some major institutions including Bank of America, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley are believed to be drawing up plans to desert the City amid concerns the UK is drifting further from the EU.

This is despite a Forbes list of “The World’s Most Influential Cities 2014″ which ranked London as the most influential city in the world, because it attracts more than double the amount of foreign direct investment deals than New York, which came in second. Continue reading »

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Aug 19

GCHQ headquarters

- Masters of the Internet: GCHQ scanned entire countries for vulnerabilities (RT, Aug 18, 2014):

GCHQ is scanning servers in multiple foreign countries for vulnerable ports, according to German newspaper Heise. Using a tool called Hacienda, the intelligence agency seeks to ‘master the internet’ for sources of espionage.

Spanish for estate, Hacienda can port scan all of the servers in a country to provide information on user endpoints and scan for potential vulnerabilities. The ability to port scan is not new, but the scale of its use by government spies, with 27 countries scanned by 2009, has shocked many familiar with the software.

“In 2009, the British spy agency GCHQ made port scans a ‘standard tool’ to be applied against entire nations,” Heise reports. “Twenty-seven countries are listed as targets of the Hacienda [program].” Continue reading »

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Aug 19

- Business as usual: UK arms factories ‘profit’ from Palestinian bloodshed (RT, Aug 18, 2014)

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Aug 18

And yes, the New World Order would not “be helped by an independent Scotland”.


- Scotland’s leader brands Australian PM’s remarks on independence ‘foolish’ (RT, Aug 17, 2014):

Alex Salmond, the First Minister for Scotland, has said that comments by Tony Abbott, the Australian Prime Minster, that the world would not “be helped by an independent Scotland” are “foolish, hypocritical and offensive”.

Mr Abbott who is on a visit to London told the Times newspaper that the decision on whether Scotland should be an independent country and break from the more than 300 year union with the rest of the UK, is “a matter for the scots”.

He then said that it was “hard to see how the world would be helped by an independent Scotland.”

“I think the people who would like to see the break-up of the United Kingdom are not the friends of justice, the friends of freedom, and the countries that cheer at the prospect are not the countries whose company one would like to keep,” he said.

Scottish voters will go to the polls on 18 September and will be asked the question “Should Scotland be an independent country?” Continue reading »

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Aug 18

- UK must stop selling weapons to Israel or face legal action – anti-war group (RT, Aug 17, 2014):

The UK government is being taken to court over its continuing multi-million pound program of selling arms to Israel after claims they could have been used in Gaza. Unless it stops, its issuing of licenses to arms manufacturers will be legally challenged.

The lawsuit comes from the UK-based Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), which is represented by law firm Leigh Day. The firm wrote to the UK’s business secretary, Vince Cable, stating that the government was acting unlawfully and that a judicial review of its activities would be carried out if it refuses to stop the exports, the Guardian reports. Continue reading »

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Aug 11

FYI.


- HSBC targets account of Syrian refugees in the UK (RT, Aug 8, 2014):

Banking giant HSBC has been accused of “shamelessly profiling” its customers after it closed bank accounts belonging to Syrian refugees and students in the UK.

Despite cracking down on its customers with even the most flimsy connection to Islam, HSBC itself has been linked to terrorism financing, including Hezbollah and 9/11 and the laundering of billions of dollars by Latin American drug cartels.

HSBC, branding itself as “the world’s local bank,” is increasingly being accused of Islamophobia, after it emerged that the bank is closing accounts of Syrian nationals in the UK. The move comes shortly after the global banking giant closed the accounts of high-profile UK-based Muslim groups. Continue reading »

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Aug 11

Watch from 1:30 into the video.



Apr 13, 2013

Slip of the tongue at 2:05

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Aug 11

- ‘Jihadist’ flag flown at entrance of East London housing estate (RT, Aug 08, 2014):

A black flag, bearing white Arabic inscriptions similar to those flown by Jihadis, was mounted at the entrance of a housing estate in Canary Wharf’s East London early this week.

Surrounded by an array of Palestinian slogans and flags on the arched gateway of the Wills Crooks estate on Popular High Street, the provocative symbol has generated considerable attention. Continue reading »

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Aug 09

AIR_X-35B_and_Harrier

Reader squodgy commented:

I know your interest in Gov incompetence. Get this, the UK dumped all its Harriers & parts to US for $1 because we couldn’t either afford, justify or find enough pilots for it.

Spain & Italy have the AV8B US Harrier. Both are committed to the exorbitent F-35 Lightning at $700m each, but it’s excessive costs are giving them diarrhea.
It’s operational envelope cannot match the Harrier, so now they are both drawing on Boeing & BAe to breathe another ten years into the old girl that first flew in 1960. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawker_Siddeley_P.1127)
Talk about the bottomless pit of the Military Industrial Complex.

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/the-hiss-harrier-support-program-03369/

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Aug 08

Before:

- UK Activists Shut Down Israeli Arms Factory


- ​London activists arrested after pro-Palestine demo shuts down arms factory (RT, Aug 7, 2014):

Pro-Palestinian protesters who shut down a factory allegedly producing Israeli weapons have been arrested and placed in custody by British police.

Joseph Lee, 29, along with eight other activists from the London Palestine Action Group (LPAG) occupied the premises of UAV engines, a subsidiary of the Israeli defense contractor Elbit, based in Staffordshire.

Lee is the only activist to have been formally charged by police so far. Continue reading »

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Aug 06

Stop arming Israel - Stop Elbit

- UK activists shut down Israeli arms factory (London Palestine Action, Aug 5, 2014)

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Aug 05

UK Foreign Office minister Baroness Sayeeda Warsi
UK Foreign Office minister Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

- UK minister resigns over ‘morally indefensible’ Gaza policy (RT, Aug 5, 2014):

UK Foreign Office minister Baroness Sayeeda Warsi has resigned from government, saying she can “no longer support” its policy on Gaza.

She told her Twitter followers that she was leaving with “deep regret”. She was previously chairman of the Conservative Party.

Lady Warsi became the first female Muslim cabinet minister when David Cameron took office in 2010. She was demoted from the cabinet to a middle-ranking FCO post in 2012 and became minister for faith and communities at the same time.

She tweeted on Tuesday morning: “With deep regret I have this morning written to the Prime Minister & tendered my resignation. I can no longer support Govt policy on #Gaza.”

She grew up in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, as one of five daughters of Pakistani immigrants. After studying at Leeds University she later worked for the Crown Prosecution Service before setting up her own legal practice.

In her resignation later she said the government’s current stance on Gaza is “morally indefensible, is not in Britain’s national interest and will have a long term effect on our reputation internationally and domestically”.

Lady Warsi also claimed there is “great unease” in the Foreign Office over “the way recent decisions are being made”. Continue reading »

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Aug 04

- UN was right to speak out on the Gaza crisis, says UK Prime Minister (RT, Aug 4, 2014):

David Cameron has endorsed the United Nation’s recent criticism of an IDF attack on a UN-run school in Gaza, which culminated in ten casualties. UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, condemned the assault as a “moral outrage” and “criminal act”.

Cameron failed to indicate if he wholly agreed with Ban Ki-moon’s condemnation of Israel’s recent strike, however, merely emphasizing that the event had brought about“an appalling loss of life,” and civilians should not be targets.

Continue reading »

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Aug 03

- Pro-Israel Tory MP condemns ‘disproportionate’ IDF Gaza offensive (RT, Aug 3, 2014)

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Jul 31

- How deadly Ebola has spread across the globe: Health officials try to trace 30,000 linked to death of US victim – as Nigerian film star sparks outrage by fleeing Africa first-class in an Ebola mask (Daily Mail, July 30, 2014):

  • Hong Kong woman quarantined when she fell ill after returning from Kenya
  • Expert claims panic over death of U.S. man in Nigeria is ‘justified’
  • He warned the spread of Ebola could become a global pandemic
  • Health campaigners petition U.S. drug authorities to fast-track potential cure
  • Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond declares disease is ‘very serious threat’
  • He will chair an emergency meeting on how to boost defences
  • British airlines are also on ‘red alert’ for cases of the deadly virus
  • Man with ‘feverish’ symptoms tested for deadly Ebola at Birmingham hospital
  • He had travelled into Midlands from Benin, Nigeria via France when he fell ill
  • Charing Cross Hospital staff also feared man had Ebola symptoms this week
  • No cases have been confirmed in UK but 672 people have died in West Africa
  • Warning issued to GPs, A&E departments and all NHS trusts across the UK
  • Symptoms include high fever, bleeding and damage to the nervous system

Fears of a global Ebola pandemic are ‘justified’ an expert has said as Nigerian health officials try to trace 30,000 people at risk of contracting the deadly disease following the death of Patrick Sawyer.

The U.S. citizen boarded a flight in Liberia carrying the disease to Nigeria, potentially infecting ‘anyone on the same plane’. Continue reading »

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Jul 31

Bees-Pesticides

- Look Again: Who is Behind UK’s Initiative to “Help the Bees”? (Activist Post, July 29, 2014):

With friends like these…

Recently I wrote about a large Canada-wide surveillance initiative: Look Who’s Behind This Large Study to “Help the Bees”. Following the money trail, one could see that Canada’s government was placing “hope” for an answer unto major international biotech and agricultural companies such as Monsanto, BASF, Bayer, Syngenta etc… The very same companies whose chemical products are implicated for diminishing bee populations and have everything to gain by “finding” an answer that doesn’t point back to them.

Does that seem like a gross conflict of interest to you?

It may or may not surprise you to know that similar shadow puppeteering is going on in the UK. Continue reading »

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Jul 30

- British university system faces collapse (RINF, July 29, 2014):

Half of Britain’s 150 universities must close down if the system is to remain viable, according to a senior academic.

Sir Roderick Floud has proposed a plan for mass redundancies and closures to be adopted by the government in which he criticised the “messy, muddled non-system of higher education” as “inefficient” and in need of root-and-branch reform. Floud is the former head of Universities UK, an advocate for universities, and has run several universities. Continue reading »

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Jul 24

- UK journalists could be labeled ‘terrorists’ for attempting to uphold public interest (RT, July 22, 2014):

British journalists who publish politically motivated content could be labeled terrorists if UK authorities deem the material to be a threat to public safety, according to Britain’s counter-terrorism watchdog.

In his annual report published on July 22, the UK’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation David Anderson QC emphasized the UK’s anti-terror laws were simply too broad. His comprehensive review was presented to parliament by Britain’s Home Secretary on Tuesday morning. Continue reading »

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Jul 24

- ‘If I lived in #Gaza would I fire a rocket’ UK politician roasted for anti-Israel tweet (RT, July 23, 2014)

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Jul 24

uk-homeless

- UK Families living on ‘knife edge’, homeless charity says (RT, July 22, 2014):

Welfare cuts and pressures on household budgets is driving people to the brink of homelessness, a leading UK charity has warned.

Shelter, a charity that campaigns against homelessness, says it can no longer keep up demand for its helpline after calls increased by 20% since 2011. As a result, almost a third of phone calls go unanswered.

Last year, the charity received 7,600 calls from renters at risk of eviction, compared to 3,997 over the same period in 2011-12.

It warned that people were living on a ‘knife edge’ as losing a job or falling sick could tip them into homelessness. Continue reading »

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Jul 23

Flashback:

- This Is The Government: Your Legal Right To Redeem Your Money Market Account Has Been Denied – THE SEQUEL


- Frontrunning: July 23 (ZeroHedge, July 23, 2014):

  • Here come the gates which we predicted in 2010: SEC Is Set to Approve Money-Fund Rules (WSJ)
  • Dick’s cuts 400 jobs as golf now less popular (MW)
  • Kerry arrives in Israel, pushes for peace (Reuters) (Sure!)
  • Pay Penalty Haunts Recession Grads as U.S. Economy Mends (BBG)
  • Appeals Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings on Health-Law Subsidies (WSJ)
  • Rebel Stronghold Donetsk Holds Breath as Shellfire Mounts (BBG)
  • Business executive wins Georgia Republican runoff in U.S. Senate race (Reuters)
  • Five held in China food scandal probe, including head of Shanghai Husi Food (Reuters)
  • Jobs Hold Sway Over Yellen-Carney as Central Banks Splinter (BBG)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

* Two U.S. appeals courts issued conflicting rulings on subsidies for health coverage purchased on federal insurance exchanges, clouding a major part of Obama’s health law. (http://on.wsj.com/1pb81yo)

* The Federal Reserve Bank of New York found that Deutsche Bank AG’s U.S. operations suffer from a litany of serious financial reporting problems that the lender has known about for years but not fixed. (http://on.wsj.com/1jUoOXe) Continue reading »

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Jul 23

In London of all places!

You really can’t make this stuff up!


- MH17: Europe must hit Russia hard with sanctions, says David Cameron (Telegraph, July 21, 2014):

In his strongest intervention since the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which killed 298 people, the Prime Minister compares Russia’s aggression to that of Nazi Germany

- Flight MH-17 Black Boxes To Be Analyzed In “Impartial” London (ZeroHedge, July 22, 2014):

Now that the black boxes from flight MH-17 have been handed over by the Ukraine separatists to Malaysian authorities (somewhat denting the credibility of the fabricated Ukrainian YouTube clip in which the rebels were “instructed” by Moscow to hide the black boxes), there was one question: which impartial entity and/or country would be tasked with an objective retrieval and analysis of the contents. A little while ago we got the answer courtesy of none other than UK Prime Minister David Cameron:

So the Dutch are incapable of analyzing black boxes on their own and needed London’s help? Curious.

AP has more: Continue reading »

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Jul 23

- Europe Agrees To Disagree Over New Russian Sanctions (ZeroHedge, July 22, 2 014):

As usual, Europe is talking out of both sides of its mouth (or other orifices). On the one hand, we are told:

  • EU foreign ministers failed to agree new sanctions against Russia at a Brussels meeting

And on the other hand:

  • Dutch minister says EU imposing new sanctions on officials over Russia

So – which is it Europe? Continue reading »

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Jul 22

- Episode #43 – SUNDAY WIRE: ‘MH17 and the New Normal’ with Vladimir Suchan, Dean Ryan and Basil Valentine (21st Century Wire, July 21, 2014)

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Jul 19

- How British Spies “Seed the Internet With False Info, Control YouTube Pageviews and Manipulate Online Polls” (Liberty Blitzkrieg, July 16, 2014):

Thanks to Edward Snowden, we now have proof about an incredible set of tools used by the British equivalent of the NSA, known as the GCHQ, or Government Communications Headquarters. These tools will essentially confirm every single conspiracy theory you could have ever imagined when it comes to propaganda on the Internet. It allows British intelligence officers to: “manipulate the results of online polls, artificially inflate pageview counts on web sites, ‘amplify’ sanctioned messages on YouTube, and censor video content judged to be ‘extremist.’”

Being the creative folks that they are, GCHQ even came up with code words to describe each “product.” These include, UNDERPASS (for poll manipulation), SILVERLORD (for censorship), GESTATOR (for the manipulation of YouTube views), PREDATORS FACE (for DDOS attacks), the list goes on…

Glenn Greenwald writes at The Intercept that: Continue reading »

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Jul 19

Jimmy-Saville

- The U.K. Political Pedophile Ring Scandal is Just The Tip of the Iceberg – The Full Story is Much More Disturbing [UPDATED] (SCG, News, July 8, 2014):

Numerous high ranking British politicians are being investigated for their involvement in an extensive pedophile ring, however the full scope of this scandal can’t be fully appreciated without looking at the other side of the Atlantic

It wasn’t that long ago that those who claimed that there was a massive pedophile ring involving officials in the highest levels of government were written off as conspiracy theorists and kooks. That is no longer the case, at least in the U.K. It turns out that this so called conspiracy theory was true, and is finally being officially investigated. The coverup isn’t going well at this point. The British government is even coming under heat for the convenient disappearance of key files regarding the allegations. At least forty British MPs are implicated, but this is really just the tip of the iceberg. Continue reading »

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Jul 19

I’m glad Washington’s Blog asked that question.

First let me tell you that this gentlemen does not have a computer and an internet connection, because he is aware that our governments can easily install some child porn on our computers …

- Former Royal Navy Microwave Weapons Expert And UK Intelligence Services Agent Dr. Barrie Trower: Dangers And Lethality Of Microwave Technology (Video – 2:19:36)

- Former Royal Navy Microwave Weapons Expert: NWO TECHNOLOGY UPDATE – Deadly Mobile Phones & The Worst Genocide Ever Committed – The Dangers Of Wi-Fi To Women And Children (Video)

… and they really do!

So if they have nothing in their hands to destroy your reputation and your life they will make it up. To them this is routine.

Our elite puppet Presidents, Chancellors and Prime Ministers are selected, not elected.

The elitists keep detailed dossiers of their elite puppet assets and their weaknesses.

In fact they only choose puppets who have ‘weaknesses’ (lots of them!!!).

If their assets do not follow their orders or misbehave, well, then here comes the scandal.

If it is only a misdemeanor, they come up with a Monica Lewinsky.

If the behaviour is totally unacceptable, they give you the JFK treatment.

(And by the way, Pope Benedict resigned not because of sexual blackmail, but to fullfill the prophecy.)


- Are Governments Using Evidence of Homosexuality and Child Pornography to Blackmail People … Including High-Level Officials? (Washington’s Blog, July 18, 2014):

Sexual Blackmail Is Apparently Common

The Express reported last month:

British security services infiltrated and funded the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange in a covert operation to identify and possibly blackmail establishment figures, a Home Office whistleblower alleges.

The former civil servant has told detectives investigating the activities of paedophiles in national politics that the Metropolitan Police’s Special Branch was orchestrating the child-sex lobbying group in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Continue reading »

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