Monday, August 29, 2005

Madsen and Rodriguez

Journalists sometimes feel threatened.

Greg Szymanski, 27 August 2005, at , writes of reports that government operatives are trying to assassinate someone highly critical of the Bush administration.

William Rodriguez, the WTC janitor who has been speaking out across the nation about a 9/11 government conspiracy, has just found that his Jersey City apartment has been broken into.

Rodriguez has damaging eye-witness testimony that bombs exploded in the WTC basement before the 9 11 planes struck.

Rodriguez has contacted the police about the burglary.

Rodriguez has received a “warning email” from contacts close to Washington investigative journalist Wayne Madsen, who received credible information his life may be in danger.

The inside intelligence source that leaked the information to Madsen said the target was not specifically mentioned by name, but fits the description of both Madsen and Rodriguez.

“I just received this email this morning, warning that someone who fits my description is going to be targeted,” said Rodriguez, concerning the communication he received from John Caylor, a friend of Madsen who is spreading the word to others potentially in danger.

Madsen, highly critical of the Bush administration, left Washington for several days and is taking the warning seriously while keeping his whereabouts secret.

“I am laying low for a few days,” said Madsen in an email Saturday from an undisclosed location. “The threat, although not directly to me personally, was credible enough to leave D.C. for awhile.”

Madsen, a former National Security Agency employee turned reporter, has revealed financial corruption linking the Bush administration to major foreign and domestic scandals, including 9/11.

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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Andrew Marr

'Journalism is in terrible trouble' said BBC broadcaster Andrew Marr at the Edinburgh Book Festival.

Marr was asked a question by Tam Dalyell, the former anti-war MP.

Dalyell asked why journalists such as Marr had not bothered to question the truth of Blair's “Dodgy dossier”, even though colleagues on the ground in Iraq, such as Robert Fisk and Patrick Cornwall, had already rubbished many of its claims.

“It just never crossed my mind the dossier could be that ropey,” said Marr.


Looks like Marr does not use the internet or read Robert Fisk?


Saturday, August 27, 2005

Polly Toynbee


The Guardian's Polly Toynbee wrote that Blair's speech at the October 2001 Labour party conference "will stand as a moment British politics became vigorously, unashamedly, social democratic. The day it became missionary and almost Swedish in pursuit of universal justice".

Toynbee described Blair's "noble sentiments for a new world order".

Toynbee noted that Blair declared "war on poverty, tyranny and injustice while barely using the word 'war' at all".

The article was entitled: "He promised to take on the world. And I believed him".

Does anyone believe anything that Polly Toynbee writes?


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Monday, August 22, 2005

The BBC, drugs, sex and the security services.

In 2003, Channel 4 broadcast a documentary detailing the cocaine scandals involving some of the BBC's best-known presenters.

The programme, 'Snorting Coke With The BBC', suggested that cocaine abuse is rife at the BBC.

Bough, who presented the BBC’s Breakfast Time news programme admitted in 1988 that he had attended cocaine and sex parties.


In the 1980s, Peter Duncan, from the children's programme Blue Peter, was outed as a former soft-porn star; in 1998, Richard Bacon was fired after the News of the World "revealed" that the "Blue Peter goody-goody" was "a cocaine-snorting sneak".


According to a site called tvlicensing:

"The BBC is controlled by new Labour placemen...

"The BBC offers poor quality, unfocused services, accounting that rivals Enron's for murkiness, and some of the worst gutter programming ever made, with perhaps 5% of its output constituting real public broadcasting, by any reasonable definition."


To get a job at the BBC it helps if your family has a military connection.

It also helps if you are sympathetic to the Anglo-American-Israeli establishment.

Extract from 'Blacklist: The Inside Story of Political Vetting' by Mark Hollingsworth and Richard Norton-Taylor -

At the BBC:

"All news and current affairs journalists, film editors, directors and producers in every department were vetted by the Security Services.

"Vetting was run from Room 105, a secluded office on the first floor of Broadcasting House – a part of the same network of corridors on which George Orwell modelled his Ministry of Truth in 1984.

"There the BBC employed a Security Liaison Officer who received the names of all successful job applicants from the chairmen of interviewing boards...

"In 1982 Brigadier Ronald L. Stonham, a retired army officer, moved into Room 105 as ‘Special Assistant' to the Director of Personnel, Christopher Martin, himself a former Royal Marine."

On 29th January 1987, Alasdair Milne, 'the last Director General to take the corporation's public service remit seriously', was removed by Marmaduke Hussey, Thatcher's new chairman of the board.

The government did not like some of the programmes broadcast by the BBC while Milne was Director General.

1. 'Maggie’s Militant Tendency', broadcast on 30th January 1984, was a Panorama documentary which looked at extreme right-wing elements on the backbenches of the Tory party and showed Neil Hamilton MP and Gerald Howarth MP attending extreme right meetings.

2. Duncan Campbell’s 'Secret Society' [available here] series that showed evidence that £500 million of unauthorised Military Intelligence spending on a Zircon spy satellite had been concealed from the House of Commons' Public Accounts Committee. The Zircon film was not broadcast to the public.

3. The drama 'Edge of Darkness' was about collaboration between rogue elements in government and the nuclear industry.

Thatcher appointed Marmaduke Hussey chairman of the BBC Governors in November 1986.

According to 'Chance Governs All', Marmaduke Hussey's memoirs, 2001:

In 1986, Hussey had a conversation with Victor Rothschild, head of the C.P.R.S. government 'think tank'.

"Can you fire the Director General?" enquires Rothschild

A long pause from Hussey, "I think so".

"Well, that's all that needs to be said isn't it" Rothschild replies.

Articles about manipulation of the BBC - in chronological order
18Apr05 - Guardian - 'Most interesting speech of BAFTA night' cut by BBC
03Oct04 - Observer - BBC governor under fire for Iraq contracts
30Aug04 - Independent/Observer - Privatised arms boss is BBC board's backstabber
24Jan04 - by Tim Llewellyn - Why the BBC ducks the Palestinian story
22Jan04 - New Standard - The Real BBC: Balanced, Fair and Honest... Unless it Really Matters
08May03 - Media Guardian - Liddle lashes out at 'arrogant' BBC
11Mar03 - Daily Mirror - Fi's show dropped - so who runs the BBC then, lawyers or broadcasters?
12Aug02 - John Simpson claims Labour spin doctors are hacking into BBC Journalists' Computers
09Apr02 - BBC block staff access to this website -
10Mar02 - Sunday Times (Censored) - Dyke spends £250,000 on BBC bosses' junket - story withdrawn part way through the papers' print run
20Sep01 - Guardian - Gavyn Davies 'Mr Charisma' new Chairman of the Board of Governors
03Feb01 - What's the difference between a television and a toaster? - Grahame Murdock, media lecturer
10Sep01 - Independent - How the Chairman of the Board of Governors is selected
13Mar00 - 'I Hate The BBC' - Mental hospital for BBC intruder
11Sept99 - Daily Express - BBC moved news security man two weeks before raid
03Jan99 - Sunday Times - BBC bosses wriggling to deny corruption allegations
29Jan87 - Director General Milne is too independent - Thatcher's political takeover of the BBC - extract from Milne's autobiography
December 1986... The Zircon cover-up: £500 million of public money goes missing and the BBC attempt to report it... will they ever dare again?
July97 - Report of my attendance at a 'consultation' at BBC Broadcasting House
What the BBC Charter is supposed to Guarantee and other information - including the military police taking over BBC premises and locking staff out


The BBC works for MI6?

From the BBC website:

"Iran had just nationalised the very oil fields that had powered Britain through two world wars. Downing Street wanted them back. London paid Iranian agents to sow seeds of dissent in Tehran. Then, to win American support for a coup, the men from the Ministry fanned fears of a Russian invasion.

"Even the BBC was used to spearhead Britain's propaganda campaign.

"In fact, Auntie (the BBC) agreed to broadcast the very code word that was to spark revolution."


So, the BBC admits that it played a role in the toppling of the democratic government of Mossadeq in Iran.

According to a leaked CIA document, the BBC used its broadcasts to relay a codeword to the plotters in Iran.

British agents Donald Wilber and Norman Derbyshire developed the coup plan.

Derbyshire worked with the BBC.


In 'MI6: Fifty Years of Special Operations', Stephen Dorril argues that 'MI6 has operated as a state within a state, influencing and manipulating foreign policy to suit its jaundiced view of the world.',4273,3983551,00.html

MI6-controlled organised the coup in Iran which removed the popular and moderate prime minister, Mohammed Mossadeq, despised by the British because he nationalised the Iranian oil industry. MI6 and the CIA armed, funded and directed the conspirators, and Mossadeq was ousted in 1953.


Saturday, August 20, 2005

Would you believe these journalists in future?

Martin Woollacott in the Guardian on 24 January 2003:

"Among those knowledgeable about Iraq there are few, if any, who believe he (Saddam) is not hiding such weapons. It is a given."

Andrew Rawnsley, in The Observer 24 February 2003:

Blair was "genuinely disturbed - it would not be going too far to say petrified - about Saddam Hussein's potential ability to use weapons of mass destruction."

The BBC's Laura Trevelyan on 14 January 2004:

Tony Blair "passionately believes" that Saddam had to be confronted if future generations were not to be haunted by our inaction.

The Daily Telegraph's editors:

"Any fair-minded person who listened to [the] debate... must surely have concluded that Mr Blair was right, and his opponents were wrong."

The Independent's editors:

"Tony Blair's capacities as a performer and an advocate have never been in doubt. But this was something much more... this was the most persuasive case yet made by the man who has emerged as the most formidable persuader for war on either side of the Atlantic. The case against President Saddam's 12-year history of obstructing the United Nation's attempts at disarmament has never been better made."

ITN's Nicholas Owen, 3 April 2003:

Saddam is surrounded by "a rogue's gallery of the world's most wanted men."


Operation Rockingham,3604,1089931,00.html

David Kelly, giving evidence to the prime minister's intelligence and security committee in closed session on July 16, the day before his suicide, said: "Within the defence intelligence services I liaise with the Rockingham cell."

Operation Rockingham was set up by the defence intelligence staff within the Ministry of Defence.

In an interview in the Scottish Sunday Herald, 8 June 2003, with Scott Ritter, the former chief weapons inspector in Iraq spoke about Operation Rockingham.

Ritter said: 'As inspections developed throughout the 1990s it became clear that Unscom were accomplishing a great deal. This became a liability for the UK and the US. Because of the level of Iraqi disarmament, France, China and Russia began talking about lifting sanctions. This wasn't what Britain and America wanted to hear - they wanted sanctions and regime change.

'Operation Rockingham became part of an effort to maintain a public mindset that Iraq was not in compliance with the inspections. They had to sustain the allegation that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, even though Unscom was showing the opposite.'

Operation Rockingham aimed to tell lies. It aimed to create a fake picture that Saddam was armed to the teeth.

Ritter: 'Operation Rockingham cherry-picked intelligence. It received hard data but had a pre-ordained outcome in mind. It only put forward a small percentage of the facts when most were ambiguous or noted no WMD.'

Ritter described how its staff ignored proof of Saddam's compliance.

'Britain and America were involved in a programme of joint exploitation of intelligence from Iraqi defectors. There were mountains of information coming from these defectors, and Rockingham staff were receiving it and then selectively culling reports that sustained the claims that weapons of mass destruction were in existence. They ignored the vast majority of the data which mitigated against such claims...

'In terms of using selective intelligence, this policy was coming from the very highest levels.'

A written reference to Operation Rockingham is found in a 1998 British parliamentary report.

Ritter reports that Rockingham's tactics included leaking false information to the weapons inspectors, and then using the resulting inspectors' search as 'proof' of the weapons' existence.

'Rockingham was the source, in 1993, of some very controversial information which led to inspections of a suspected ballistic missile site. We went to search for the missiles but found nothing. However, our act of searching allowed the US and UK to say that the missiles existed.'


Tuesday, August 16, 2005


Jason Burke, in the Observer, 17 July 17 2005:

"It needs to be said, loud and clear, that it was not the CIA or Mossad who brought down the Twin Towers."


Christopher Hitchens, at slate.msn, 15 August 2005:

"Sheehan has obviously taken a short course in the Michael Moore/Ramsey Clark school of Iraq analysis and has not succeeded in making it one atom more elegant or persuasive... she is spouting sinister piffle."


Edmund Morris, at the New York Times, 17 August 2005:

"Ms. Sheehan....A president has to protect himself from emotional predators."


18 August 2005:

Dana Milbank wanted to "determine, once and for all, whether Cindy Sheehan is Rosa Parks or Lyndon Larouche."


Bill O'Reilly ... "At one point he quipped that she'll be sending her income tax check to the terrorists in Iraq."


August 15 2005 broadcast of The Rush Limbaugh Show:

Limbaugh: "Cindy Sheehan ... Her story is nothing more than forged documents."