Sunday, 6 November 2016
Thursday, 27 October 2016
|(Mossad Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
On my desk, one day, landed a telegram from the Egyptian government to their embassy in Jordan detailing what Kissinger had been telling them during his shuttle diplomacy. He was a serial liar telling different governments in the middle east what they wanted to hear, and as well as Nixon's Secretary of State our Henry, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, had a nice little earner in selling weapons of mass destruction. I was very pleased with the report that I had drafted BUT it was never published. I asked why?
"Spiked" ,was the reply from the head of branch, -"Why", I politely asked - "because you need to know that everything that we get on the Arabs is passed to the Israelis and that also Kissinger has an agreement with us, as well as the US government, that enables him to veto any intelligence that he doesn't like from being published ", (e.g. from being forwarded to the Joint Intelligence Committee and The Prime Minister and other Security Services in Whitehall). He thinks this casts him in a bad light and does not want it published. I was given no apology for not having been given this information on joining the Branch.
On grounds of conscience I asked for a move, because I had not joined GCHQ to have the results of my analyses given to the Israelis. At that time I was totally neutral on the ongoing Arab Israeli dispute. I was moved the next day. I believed that my human rights had been breached because I had not been given this information before starting to produce intelligence reports that may have resulted in brutal Israeli actions against Arabs. For all I knew innocent Palestinians may already have been killed by Israeli Mossad terrorists as the result of information that I had produced, which I thought would only be distributed to Whitehall and our intelligence partners which I had been told about when I joined what the BBC euphemistically described in 1984 as "a Spy Centre". So much for British sovereignty and our neutral stance in the Middle East.
The terrorist states are alive and well, and asking for your vote at a polling station near you.
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Thursday, 20 October 2016
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Please read here. A little more:-
I read A Journey all night and into the early hours. At 5.10am I had a revelation. Mr Blair surrounded himself with Alpha Males: Alastair Campbell, Gordon Brown, John Prescott, Margaret Beckett, Philip Gould, Jonathan Powell and Peter Mandelson, yet he was not an Alpha Male himself. He was a receptacle and a conduit of their wishes and opinions. Mr Blair had as much self-belief as a chameleon.
I remembered that when he returned to London after a long period in the United States he had an American accent, much like that of his fellow Christian and friend, Sir Cliff Richard.
I am not a trained psychologist but I am wise beyond my 40 years and think that I have discovered why Mr Blair was so keen to become a war leader and to swagger alongside George Bush. He thought it would give him another pair of testicles and would promote him to Alpha Maleness."
Is he now supporting alpha male Trump ot Bomber Clinton? Tough call Tony.
Monday, 17 October 2016
I have failed so far to find what I have always considered to be the definitive version of this Bob Dylan standard recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary, which I have on a vinyl long player. There are truly so many appalling covers of this song on Youtube, many of which have been viewed by millions and seems to be a perennial standard for winners of naff programmes like The X Factor - most of whom are never heard of again. If anyone can find a video of the PPM version then please let me know.
This is the classiest version that I could find.
This is the classiest version that I could find.
Friday, 14 October 2016
|The Likud Party led by Benjamin Netanyahu wins a narrow victory in the Israeli general election (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
However to be anti-Zionist is not to be anti-Semitic. Zionism is a political movement.Advocates of Zionism view it as a national liberation movement for the repatriation of a persecuted people residing as minorities in a variety of nations to their ancestral homeland. Critics of Zionism view it as a colonialist,racist and exceptionalist ideology that led advocates to violence during Mandatory Palestine, followed by the forced exodus of Palestinians, and the subsequent denial of their human rights.
My honest belief, as someone who served in British Intelligence for over twenty years, is that at some stage during the creation of the State of Israel there was a secret agreement signed, guaranteeing the preservation of the Israeli state. The agreement, I can divulge, included the supply of arms and the sharing of top secret intelligence, by organisations such as Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) with them, and the guarantee of military intervention to support them, if it looked as if they were about to be over run. The original parties to the agreement would most definitely have included Israel itself
the United Kingdom, and France and, at a later stage, crucially the USA.
One early indication of this occurred in 1956 when France and the UK , under the cover of protecting the Suez Canal from nationalisation under Nasser, launched a military operation against Egypt including a secretly agreed invasion by Israel to coincide with this. Although Britain and France withdrew because of American and Russian opposition and enormous domestic pressure the Israelis continued the war and achieved their territorial objectives. Excluding the initial Israeli overthrow of the state of Palestine this was to be the first Arab Israeli war. The American objection to the French and British action does not nullify the assurances that they have given that I was suggesting earlier. Nor, at any time , have these rhree members of the UN Security Council raised objections to Israels development of a nuclear bomb.I have come to this conclusion as the only possible explanation for the unconditional support that, "The West" has given to the Israelis since the formation of that state and the deafening sound of silence to the war crimes committed by Israel over many years and more recently in Gaza whilst these same hypocrites have condemned Russian action in The Ukraine and other actions sadly currently occurring in the middle-east. This western support for Israel and the gun runners and torturers of Saudi Arabia is all part of a wider policy of military and political action in Libya, Iraq and elsewhere which have been a disaster for mankind and may yet result in unforeseen consequences which could dwarf 9/11.
When, after the first world war, the British and the French carved up the middle east by drawing straight lines on a map and ignored the history of the Arab peoples over many, many centuries they laid the seeds that have grown into the disaster that is today the worlds biggest crises area. As for today's Foreign Office it continues, like its predecessors, to regard "The Dirty Arab" with contempt. Shame on them and shame on us.
|Coat of Arms of Saudi Arabia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Sunday, 9 October 2016
|Harold Wilson, UK Labour leader, at a meeting with US Defense Secretary Robert McNamara (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|English: Sandstone cliff, Corbyn Head "The name Corbyn is a corruption of the 12th century corvanesse, 'the carved nose'" http://findarticles.com/p/news-articles/herald-express-torquay-uk/mi_8032/is_20071120/torbays-beautiful-red-heads-3/ai_n43857996/ . This (mostly) red Permian sandstone cliff is above a little cove only accessible from the water. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
My own, perhaps cynical view, is that Corbyn should not have reached out to these people but surrounded himself with those that he knows he can trust.
In his quest for the party leadership the usual suspects spoke out against him including the Kinnock dynasty. The patriarchal Neil was chief amongst them although his son Stephen made repeated and orchestrated media appearances to slag off the leader of his party. Let us hope that he is deselected by his constituency party before the next general election.
I will return to Lord Kinnock in a more detailed post but his hypocritical rantings came from the mouth of a leading left winger during Harold Wilson's time who constantly rebelled against the then party leadership. He was a disaster for the Labour Party, losing two elections when he had the opportunity to bring the Thatcher administration down. And he will be remembered most of all for his betrayal of the miners during their 1984 strike.
As usual, dear reader, I have diverted from my subject.
I can almost certainly guarantee that some or all of the rejoiners will resign from the shadow cabinet again at a time and place guaranteed to do the maximum damage to Jeremy Corbyn. Sadly, more on this later.