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The first ploy was to tell the public (and possibly Britain’s allies) a lie. Porton Down had indentified the substance used as coming from Russia. That was exposed as a lie. What has happened since is exactly what we would expect from Britain’s intelligence services. They have leaked a series of claims to the press. […]

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The Daily Telegraph today briefly had a headline about Theresa May’s “outrage” about the “suspected” chemical attack in Syria. The headline was altered quite quickly to lose the word “outrage”. Notice however that the url for the story still refers to May being “deeply disturbed”. The article includes the sentence: “The Government has stressed the […]

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The story on the Skripal poisoning is being stage-manged by the intelligence services and No. 10 for political effect. As usual the UK media does what is required of them and amplifies and broadcasts the preferred narrative. One characteristic of the current rash of anti-Russia stories is how we move so quickly from probability to […]

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There is an article in this week’s Economist magazine about Russian military power. The opening paragraph contains a phrase along the lines of “since Russia’s invasion of Eastern Ukraine in 2014”. No such invasion has taken place. Whoever wrote this (the article is not attributed) is insane or evil. – This is really the only question worth […]

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Just a few tasters from 5 minutes of exposure to the “free press”. 1. The BBC News reports on some student demonstrations which are apparently taking place in Iran. They acknowledge (the first time they use it) that their video clip material is culled from “social media”. They interview two people – both of whom […]

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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas’s western-backed Palestine Authority, which is controlled by Fatah, fought a war with Hamas over Gaza in 2007, which led to Hamas taking over. The above is from this article. There is no mention of in the article that Hamas won the election in Gaza. [1] A standard piece of sheer make-belief from […]

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