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February 21, 2021

The MoA Week In Review - OT 2021-015

Last week's posts at Moon of Alabama:

> [E]very U.S. president since Bill Clinton has, at Israeli insistence, signed a secret letter upon entering office that effectively pledges the United States will not “press the Jewish state to give up its nuclear weapons so long as it continued to face existential threats in the region.”
the U.S. government has promulgated a regulation—described in the U.S. Energy Department’s Classification Bulletin WPN-136 on Foreign Nuclear Capabilities—that threatens government employees with severe punishment if they acknowledge Israel has nuclear weapons. Naturally, the regulation is withheld from public release. <
> "Nothing has changed. Biden claims that Trump's policy of maximum pressure was maximum failure... But for all practical purposes, they are pursuing the same policy," he said.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Zarif said that those alleging that the JCPOA has to encompass more subject matters than it already has should be sure that it will “absolutely not.”

The US and some of its regional allies have demanded that Iran’s missile program and regional influence be included in the nuclear talks. Tehran has roundly rejected any such prospect, saying it will not renegotiate “a done deal” and that its defensive activities and regional might are not open to any negotiation. <

> And in fact, Joe Biden’s administration will not cancel anything which was done by Donald Trump except for leaving the World Health Organisation (WHO). The Democrats are returning there now. <

Other issues:


The piece below partly builds on our previous one: Why Do These Uighur Witnesses' Stories Constantly Change?

Sputnik Vaccine propaganda fail:

> “We still wonder why Russia is offering, theoretically, millions and millions of doses while not sufficiently progressing in vaccinating its own people,” the European Commission’s president, Ursula von der Leyen, told a news conference this week. “This question should be answered.” <
> “There will absolutely be excess supply in Russia. I believe that around 30% of Russian-made vaccines will be ready for export,” said Vitaly Shakhnazarov, quality director at COREX, a pharmaceutical logistics firm working through Russia and Eastern Europe.
Kulish believes that the RDIF’s estimates of 30 million Sputnik doses manufactured monthly by March — 10 million of them in Russia and the rest in countries including Brazil, South Korea and Kazakhstan — may be conservative, and that by June the Russian pharmaceutical sector could overshoot its ambitions and produce up to 40 million jabs monthly. <

Covid-19 U.S. failure:

> The 2.7-year drop in life expectancy for African-Americans from January through June of last year was the largest decline, followed by a 1.9-year drop for Hispanic Americans and a 0.8-year drop for white Americans. <

Covid-19 On variants of concern:

  • In Kent - Patrick Cockburn / LRB
  • Eeek! - Rupert Beale / LRB


The cause was fan blade off (FBO) event on a Pratt & Whitney 4077 engine. This is the THIRD time this happens (UA1175 13 Feb 2018, JA8978 4 Dec 2020, UA328 20 Feb 2021). All incidents were contained and all three flights made safe landings. But one of these days an FBO will not be contained and a 777 will come down from such an incident. An FAA investigation of the 2018 event found unsafe procedures during P&W routine inspections of the fan blades : NDI Process Failures Preceded Boeing 777 PW4077 Fan Blade Off (FBO) Event (United Airlines N7773UA) - Aerossurane

Use as open thread ...

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@ karlof1 | Feb 24 2021 19:26 utc | 299 with all the good links and commentary...thanks

But Mr. Market went up over 400 points today setting new highs....all on fundamentals, I'm sure/snark

The shit show continues until it doesn't

Posted by: psychohistorian | Feb 24 2021 21:39 utc | 301

If any body is following Scotland, the balloon is about to go up.

I've made my own suggestions. We'll see

24 February, 2021 at 11:21 pm
The harrassment enquiry was the lead item on ITV news at 10 tonight. Very badly reported as Salmond v Sturgeon of course. The UK media seem more interested in whether it will reduce support for independence rather than any facts

Stephen I agree. But we’ve got to change our thinking.

We know the media works on Salmond v Sturgeon, and it ain’t gonna change.

So we have to get our message out in those terms. For God’s sake, Salmond is still being the gentleman, and she has knifed him how many times?

What did she do with those two “genuine ” complainants, those two slices of reality about which to burnish her poison?

The Lord Advocate, or something working through his office, “instructed” the two complainants to file complaints with the police.

That’s what used to go on in Clarence House in the good old days.

They must be terrified.

Why is nobody telling the media?

ohn Cleary says:
24 February, 2021 at 11:47 pm
The thing that this jeggit bloke posted.

I don’t see how it can possibly help the cause.
So far as I can see it simply makes Mr Jeggit the centre of attention.

The proprietor puts out fantastic intelligence every day. There is truly nothing like it in the blogosphere*. He gives us a laugh.

Why concern ourselves with”pure wind”?

*Narrow (Scotland) focus. (Broad focus would be Moon of Alabama)

Posted by: John Cleary | Feb 25 2021 0:07 utc | 302

@ Paco | Feb 24 2021 17:35 utc | 293.. yes - oaxaca is indeed a special place and has the highest concentration of indigenous people of all the states of mexico.. one gets more of a feel of being in a different country, especially when one leaves the city for places beyond.. i would like to go back and hopefully will one day...

@ john clearly... sounds like modern day shakespeare.. looking at your link and etc. now.. thanks..

Posted by: james | Feb 25 2021 0:52 utc | 303

@ John Cleary

Pardon my ignorance, but how would this affect the Scottish Independence Vote? I know Sturgeon is pro-Independence, but what about Salmond?

Posted by: Smith | Feb 25 2021 1:33 utc | 304

@ smith... let me speed the answer for you by quote john clearly via craig murrays website...

John Cleary
February 24, 2021 at 13:32
Goosey, old mate, you don’t seem to understand.

Sturgeon is not pro independence, and nor is the SNP so long as she remains leader.


Posted by: james | Feb 25 2021 2:12 utc | 305

this is a pretty good quote to as i understand it..

February 24, 2021 at 17:49
Sturgeon is a lackey of the British Establishment and is feigning her desire for independence in order to gather up pro-independence supporters and then lead them down a blind alley

Posted by: james | Feb 25 2021 2:16 utc | 306

@ james

Thanks, then she must go then.

Weird, I thought she was pro-Independence, maybe she has some other plans in mind.

Posted by: Smith | Feb 25 2021 2:17 utc | 307

smith - check out craig murrays site, or wings over scotland that john cleary linked to... cheers..

Posted by: james | Feb 25 2021 2:33 utc | 308

I think I get it now.
A MSP is forced to stand down, for what is a trivial offense. This is the time of me too, when every man is guilty of rape, and every woman is to be believed.

Ms 1 fears that this may be an opportunity for Alex Salmond to get back into Hollyrood. So she makes a charge of sexual harassment, just so that it is on the record for vetting purposes. We know this because this is what she said to the court.

Nicola and Liz get to hear about this. They look at each other and ask "….Do you think there might be any others?"

A fishing expedition ensues. They get two nibbles. Ms 2 and Ms 3.
Heavy investment is made into encouraging a concrete complaint from both.
They will be told harrowing tales about Ms 1. They will be told how she needs their support.
They will want to support their sister.

Judith McKinnon holds their hand all along the way. She writes their story. She hands this story to Leslie Evans, who nods gravely and pronounces Mr Salmond guilty as charged.

She passes the dossier to the police, who refuse it.
She announces that the report will be put on the record, meaning it is available under FOI
Meanwhile Ms 1 has quietly slipped away.

Mr Salmond seeks an injunction and a judicial review to protect his reputation.
"Someone" (Liz Lloyd) leaks the report to her ex at the Daily Record. Everybody knows.
Maximum damage to the reputation of Alex Salmond.

SNP government try to bleed him dry. Try every dirty legal trick in the book. Keep on going even though told they will lose by their own briefs.

Fearful of losing the judicial review, a second front is opened. Preparations had been made since December 2017, when Police Scotland were approached for the first time by Judith McKinnon.

An array of evidence is compiled. Police Scotland were pressurized to open an investigation.

The significance is that if Alex Salmond had been charged by the police, the judicial review would be "sisted". It would have been closed down and buried (rather like the Board meeting of Anglia Television got buried) and there would have been no defeat for Sturgeon and her gang.

With pressure, and a slow increase in the number of charges, the police did open an inquiry.
At that point the charges amounted to Ms 2 and Ms 3, together with Liz Lloyd, Mrs Booby and eight other SNP/Gov of a similar seniority.

You see how important Ms 2 and Ms 3 are to the plot. Without them there is nothing.
We know they were reluctant to go to the police.
We know they were betrayed by their sister, Leslie Evans, who took the material direct to the Crown Agent against their explicit wishes

Now we learn that they were "instructed" by the Lord Advocate, or by something acting through the offices of the Lord Advocate, to make their statements to the police.

Yes, there are animals involved here. But the animal is not Alex Salmond.

Those poor women have been abused just like the Lloyds Names were abused. They must be terrified.

Posted by: John Cleary | Feb 25 2021 2:37 utc | 309

I came across a doco today which should be essential viewing for MoA-ites. Entitled The Spider's Web - Britain's Second Empire it details exactly how the city of London was set up, how it runs and how it and the Bank of England exercise control which they claim not to have over the many trillions of dollars and sterling held in overseas financial territories - The Caymans, Jersey etc.
The tales are told by experts who have extensive experience and detail how developing nations are burned over and over again, contributing hugely to global capital far in excess of their alleged indebtedness, yet that indebtedness is the means that 'the west' uses to continue to exploit them.
According to bankers, economists and accountants involved in overseas finance more than 99% of the capital is used for illicit purposes, from tax evasion, to fraud, arms selling, election rigging to drug dealing.
As well as making the rich richer, overseas financial holdings have been the prime facilitator for the deindustrialization of amerika and england, that way ensuring the poor get poorer.
I found a copy on YouTube which is linked to above as I can't be f'd uploading it today.

Doubtless some of you will have seen this doco but if you haven't it is well worth a watch.

Posted by: Debsisdead | Feb 25 2021 3:36 utc | 310

@309 John Cleary

Thanks. Yes, those poor women must be terrified. They were suckered in and then betrayed, all to get a false scandal out front to imprison Alex Salmond and thus preempt and thwart the real scandal of government procedural malfeasance. And the sub-text of the Scottish National Party being run from London as an obvious "sheepdog" to gull the people away from independence.

Commenters noted nominal underling David Harvie as Evans's probable MI5 handler. The first few dozen comments at Murray's site I read spoke often of LeCarre's "Bill Haydon-Percy Alleline" inverted relationship. Fascinating tidbit.

I just read Salmond's 4th Submission as presented by Murray. It really is a page-turner, as someone said. What a story emerges. What a cold stitch-up.

Everyone seems convinced this means the end of Sturgeon. I hope they all are correct. I know enough about establishment venality in general, and too little about the political scene in Scotland, to make such a guess.

But I am rooting for the ordinary and honorable people here - and there are many who appear in the submission, from the police to numerous jurists.

Thanks for all your posts here. I hope you're a regular.

Posted by: Grieved | Feb 25 2021 4:37 utc | 311

thanks john cleary and debs... appreciate it... i plan on watching that video debs.. looks good..

Posted by: james | Feb 25 2021 5:29 utc | 312

juliania #290

Thank you, that resonated with an old Aries with a splash of water here and there. Also metal tiger according to the chinese count of years.


Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To know that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Feb 25 2021 7:18 utc | 313

Capitalism forever!

Job losses in pandemic due to performance issues, say nearly half of Britons


Five-eyes eating Five-eyes:

Australia Passes Law Requiring Google, Facebook Pay For News

Capitalism is indeed a dog-eat-dog world.

Posted by: vk | Feb 25 2021 12:15 utc | 314

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you an American historian:

Will Anything Stop Putin’s Pet Project? Nord Stream 2, a direct pipeline from Russia to Germany, isn’t going away. Neither is the clamor to cancel it.

The guy is simply delirious.

However, his op-ed is very useful in order to understand what's going on in the Western mind, as he condensates all of its prejudices and myths in one single document. It's almost a Western Manifesto on the Easter and Central European geopolitical situation.

Posted by: vk | Feb 25 2021 12:41 utc | 315

This is very interesting:

Asian-American civil rights group blasts critical race theory as ‘hateful, divisive fraud’ in fiery letter

The group described CRT as “heavily influenced by such hate promoters as Marx, Lenin, Gramsci, Schmitt, Marcuse, Foucault and Freire, but with race struggle replacing class struggle.”


Pointing out that CRT reduces everything to skin color, the CACA argues it will inevitably collide with immigrants who arrive “with little more than their human capital” and are “grateful to be here, work hard and educate their children hard, and believe in the American dream under the Constitutional guarantee of equal rights.”


The oldest Chinese-American association has announced a revolt against critical race theory. Many fled the Cultural Revolution in their home country—and they're not going to fall victim to the New Cultural Revolution in this country. Welcome to the fight, friends. Swords up!

Translation: do not speak against capitalism, in any form, intentionally or not. Or else...

Posted by: vk | Feb 25 2021 12:52 utc | 316

@312 james
By the way, I meant to say thanks for first linking that Murrray post. I bookmarked it until I could get to it.

Posted by: Grieved | Feb 25 2021 15:03 utc | 317

@John Cleary

Thanks for interesting posts. Please keep them coming.

Posted by: Norwegian | Feb 25 2021 15:59 utc | 318

It's official now:

The U.S. Air Force Just Admitted The F-35 Stealth Fighter Has Failed

Posted by: vk | Feb 25 2021 16:41 utc | 319

Biden remarks at an executive order sighing yesterday:

This is the transcript [on the teleprompter] of what he was supposed to say :

And this is what Biden actually said: (3 min)

(It is edited, but is the only video I could find. A Google search of "biden executive order signing Jamal Khashoggi report question video" returns *no8 BORG media video recording hits at all of the signing event and press pool reporters questions afterwards)

God [or Dog] help us.

Posted by: gm | Feb 25 2021 17:49 utc | 320

Re: gm/320

Just found the full (11 min) long version of the Biden EO signing event here:

Posted by: gm | Feb 25 2021 18:00 utc | 321

re: gm | Feb 25 2021 18:00 utc | 321

Can you just point out the differences you find significant. 11 min of listenning to Bidet mumbling is bit much.

Posted by: tucenz | Feb 25 2021 18:35 utc | 322

When the UN, the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs and NATO call on Armenia to solve its problems in a peaceful way, there is a strong reason to worry about the events unfolding in Erevan.

Posted by: Paco | Feb 25 2021 18:55 utc | 323

psycho, karlof, james, Grieved, Norwegian a nd of course b

Thank you for the feedback and for your support.

Anything original I write I will post first here.
Otherwise keep an eye on Craig and Wings. Things are now moving so fast that there is something new every day.

Posted by: John Cleary | Feb 25 2021 18:56 utc | 324

More outstanding information about the interlinkages between Russia's government and its business sector through the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. One outtake; the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sergei Katyrin speaks:

"I would like to point out that thanks to the Government we organised webinars in the federal chamber, that is, we communicated with entrepreneurs all over the country, and invited a whole variety of services, ministries and departments to take part in them. Central Bank representatives spoke there several times, explaining all provisions, what financial tools to use and how to use them. Rospotrebnadzor also explained different positions frequently. Representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Industry and Trade also spoke at our webinars – practically all of them attended. I must say that none of those whom we addressed and invited to our webinars ever refused to participate. All the government bodies and services displayed understanding of their importance."

This arrangement is far healthier than that within the Outlaw US Empire for the Chamber of Commerce is subordinated to the national interest, not that of private business. How Putin and many other Russians have organized their national government from the ashes of the USSR and kleptocratic period IMO is outstanding and continues to be positively modified as shortcomings are discovered. That built-in ongoing reform is very similar to that of China's government, and like the latter has a feedback system that helps to improve governance.

Posted by: karlof1 | Feb 25 2021 19:06 utc | 325

@tucenz | Feb 25 2021 18:35 utc |

The 3 min version highlights the [almost]Dead President's biggest groaners; the 11 min version include Biden's incoherent/muttered answers to a few WH press reporters' called out questions at the end, before caregivers can get him herded along to shuffle offstage.

Posted by: gm | Feb 25 2021 20:13 utc | 326

Following it today in Scotland.

It's clear that all she's got is "those poor wee women. That animal Salmond and his behaviour."
And she'll hide behind it to the grave.

So we've got to deal with it, and we've got to be proactive.
So let's use our marketing expertise.
Can we segment the "poor wee women" market, whilst maintaining their anonymity?

It turns out that we can.

There are two segments.

There are the original two complainants who went through the Scottish Government "procedure".
Junior civil servants.
Working class women, who probably did it more to support Ms. 1 than for themselves.
These women are NOT liars.

Then there are the nine (later eight) complainers who by and large comprised the Whsapp group.
Powerful upper middle class women.

The original two (Ms 2 and Ms 3) did not want to go to the police at all.
Their stories were stripped from them by those acting for the British State


First, when Leslie Evans passed this most personal history to the Crown Agent, and through him to the police*.

Then again when something wicked "instructed them" to give those stories direct to the police in the form of signed statements.

The Whatsapp eight (bar one, Ms 1) did not go through the "procedure" at all.

They joined the action afterwards when it had already passed through the hands of David Harvie and James Wolfe.
I make the point here. All of these allegations were trivial, apart from the one that was proven not to have happened in court and under cross-examination. The attempted rape.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

When you separate the groups it is quite clear that only the working class women that have been damaged by this affair. They continue to suffer horribly. They are terrified of all that has befallen them, simply for "helping" another woman. Another woman who withdrew her own charges rather than get involved.

It is equally clear that this damage has been, and continues to be inflicted by Nicola Sturgeon, Leslie Evans, David Harvie and James Wolfe and their ultimate controlling mind, Queen Elizabeth II**.

The posh bitches with their fancy clothes and their impecable makeup have been touched by this not at all, only by the coming backlash..

No way at all are they part of the "poor wee women" market.

*The police, who got such a kick up the arse from somebody that 22 full time officers were assigned and more than 400 interviews conducted. Yet still they found no dirt.

**What Elizabeth II has going on here is a "Modified Enhanced Assange"

You've got the same two tentative complainants.
You have no intention of complaining.
Then force is applied. The police are involved in a criminal inquiry against their express wishes.

The enhancement comes in with the piling on by the nine posh bitches who provide the ballast for the Moorov Doctrine (see Craig Murray)

Posted by: John Cleary | Feb 25 2021 23:52 utc | 327

John Cleary #327

**What Elizabeth II has going on here is a "Modified Enhanced Assange"

Plus her pet Sturgeon will do as directed.

The novichok will be applied soon if the wheels get wobbly.

Thank you for all your posts.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Feb 26 2021 1:30 utc | 328

gamestop has reignited

Not by guy fawkes but more like the progeny of BCCI staging a lawless coup on wall street according to Wallstreetonparade.

It’s not just the nation’s Capitol that saw a lawless attempted coup this year. There’s an ongoing lawless coup taking place on Wall Street among stock manipulators who seem to be sending the message to the Biden administration, “we dare you to catch us.”

We continue to write about GameStop because it stands at the intersection of everything that is corrupt and broken in U.S. markets: from payment-for-order flow, to high frequency trading, to front-running, to Dark Pools, to hedge funds masquerading as market makers and lack of an audit trail at the Securities and Exchange Commission to shed daylight on the whole corrupt mess.

Just six days after some of the major players in the wild trading action of GameStop were hauled before the House Financial Services Committee and put under oath, the stock more than doubled in price yesterday. GameStop opened at $44.70 and closed at $91.71, a one-day gain of 103.94 percent.

As the chart above shows, the big action came shortly after 2:30 p.m. in the afternoon, like someone had rung a bell to start the bull raid. Adding to the suggestion that high frequency traders felt they had nothing to fear from the SEC or Congress, Dow Jones’ MarketWatch reports that a total of 83,111,740 shares of GameStop traded yesterday, which is 1.8 times the 45 million share float of the stock. (Float is the number of outstanding shares issued by the corporation that are available to trade. It excludes such outstanding shares as those owned by corporate insiders that are restricted from trading.)

Biden will, of course, do nothing "c'mon man the casino runs the show and you people will just have to get used to it."

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Feb 26 2021 1:39 utc | 329

Hindu supremacists will be furious. The courts have given a small pinch of justice to a Dalit.

After being imprisoned for over two years, on Monday, February 22, Varavara Rao, noted intellectual from Telangana, was granted bail by the Bombay High Court for six months on medical grounds.

The octogenarian activist, poet and professor has spent nearly 31 months in jail since his arrest in August 2018 under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Since his incarceration, he has been shifted twice to Mumbai’s JJ Hospital after his health deteriorated — first in May 2019 and again in July 2020 when he tested positive for COVID-19. A number of petitions had been moved over the last two years asking the state government to grant him bail on humanitarian grounds.

“With all humility and human considerations, we are of the opinion that this is a fit case for allowing the relief,” a bench of Justices S.S. Shinde and Manish Pitale opined. They further said,“We feel that with the condition of the under trial, it would be inappropriate to send him back (to jail from hospital). The bench, however, directed the poet to remain within the jurisdiction of the special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court and to not indulge in any “nefarious activity”. The judges stated that these bail conditions were “necessary for ensuring that the under trial on his own or those allegedly associated with him do not take undue advantage of the situation, which would ultimately adversely affect the trial.”

Rao’s declining health condition had been highlighted on several occasions. On November 18, the Bombay High Court had advised the Maharashtra government to shift him to Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital for 15-days treatment. According to senior lawyer Indira Jaisingh, he was completely bed ridden through prolonged periods and “(in November) when his catheter was not changed for three months, he developed a urinary tract infection.” There was a significant chance that the octogenarian might die in custody as a result of such neglect, she had argued, and that would be nothing short of a “custodial killing.” Rao’s lawyers and family have repeatedly pointed out that he suffered from a range of serious ailments, and needed immediate relief from imprisonment.
Elgar Parishad Case

Varavara Rao was one of the sixteen political prisoners arrested in the controversial Elgar Parishad case.

On December 31, 2017, Dalit [the former untouchable castes] organizations and other progressive forces in Maharashtra had organized a gathering to commemorate 200 years of Bhima Koregaon, a battle fought between the Peshwa, the Indian ruler dominating the region, and the British army. The latter’s troops, comprised largely of Mahars — a Dalit community of Maharashtra — had defeated the Peshwa’s army, and the event has since been commemorated as a symbol of Dalit assertion. The December 2017 gathering invited the wrath of Hindu right-wing groups, who attacked people visiting the site, killing a Dalit youth and injuring many others.

Good to hear of another prisoner of conscience being freed.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Feb 26 2021 1:55 utc | 330

Craig Murray has provided a correction.

Reply ↓
craig Post author
February 26, 2021 at 01:19
John, that’s kind of right, but only one of the original two women was not a liar. The one original genuine complaint, the second was the start of the weaponisation process.

Reply ↓
craig Post author
February 26, 2021 at 01:25
That one original complainant was, rightly enough, the “not proven” verdict.

Reply ↓
John Cleary
February 26, 2021 at 01:47
Thank you, Craig. I appreciate the correction.

Reply ↓
John Cleary
February 26, 2021 at 01:56
Doesn’t that mean there is a single person about which this whole thing revolves. Is that person not very vulnerable. Should pastoral care not be offered, say by Jackie Bailey, on behalf of the Committee?

Posted by: John Cleary | Feb 26 2021 2:00 utc | 331

thanks john cleary... i appreciate your comments and updates..

Posted by: james | Feb 26 2021 5:44 utc | 332

I received an interesting reply

ElGordo says:
26 February, 2021 at 12:25 am
@John Cleary

True enough, but i think “posh bitches” and QE2 detracts from your central point.

Perhaps “inner circle” and “the british state” may have been better.

and I replied

Gordo, Thank you.

Yes, that is something I’ve considered as I’ve pondered these matters this past quarter century.

You see I think you are brainwashed. You are brainwashed not to confront the central issues.
Somebody on her feet for eight hours every day is not going to identify with this vapid bunch with their pompous titles. They are posh bitches – it’s a genre in women’s fiction.

It's interesting because we (Brits) are brainwashed. We dare not question the authority of Queen Elizabeth. We mention her name in hushed tones. It's so basic that it's instinct.

And that is quite deliberate.

And it is deliberate for this reason: the crimes are personal crimes, done by Queen Elizabeth personally.

It is Queen Elizabeth who swore before God that she would keep her promises.

She promised

Archbishop: Will you to your power cause Law and Justice, in Mercy, to be executed in all your judgements?

Queen: I will.

And she doesn't do it. She pretends she doesn't know what is going on in her name.
She pretends to "have no knowledge" about "powers at work in this country"

It's nothing more and nothing less than the plausible deniability gambit, on an enormous "big lie" scale.

How do we hold Queen Elizabeth to account if we are not allowed to talk about her. Look at El Gordo's comment. It's ingrained.

I wouldn't dream of writing this on a UK blog, because it would get taken down straight away.

Posted by: John Cleary | Feb 26 2021 7:03 utc | 333

Alex Salmond will give his evidence today at 12:30 (just over three hours from now)

Posted by: John Cleary | Feb 26 2021 9:19 utc | 334

@ 333 john clearly.... the picture on the queen is sort of directly gotten via the link debs shared earlier - video called 'the spiders web'... i am sure her money is very much tied up in that as well...

Posted by: james | Feb 26 2021 19:32 utc | 335

I think this is correct. It might be that the floodgates are about to open.

Al says:
26 February, 2021 at 8:50 pm
Chris McLaughlin.

I think you misinterpret the request re his lawyers.

If his lawyers receive a legal submission from parliament they can’t not follow it.

I think AS and lawyers have at the last minute skewered the crown office.

This is the dirt that we all want to see.

It might provoke more unlawful activities in response.

james, I stay away from the "Treasure Islands" literature.

I'm much more interested in her mind.

Posted by: John Cleary | Feb 26 2021 22:42 utc | 336

@ john cleary.... that video is fascinating either way and you would learn a lot about britian - london in particular if you watch it... cheers..

Posted by: james | Feb 27 2021 4:40 utc | 337

This fella's on tomorrow.

Mr Salmond comments: “I believe that the Committee should ask the Lord Advocate
directly whether he instructed two unwilling complainants to make police statements.”
I did not direct any complainer to make a police statement; indeed, I have no power
which would enable me to issue such a direction.

James Wolfe. Queen Elizabeth's lackey in Scotland.

The game is called "Spot the Sophistry, identify the casuistry, and see if they can tell the difference"

Watch it live here:

Anyway, my warning to Ms F.

John Cleary says:
1 March, 2021 at 10:49 pm

Sooner or later Ms F will realise that she MUST out herself to save her own life.

Learn from others. Monica Coghlan and Angela Peppiat.
And of course Jill Dando (though unintentionally).

You are in the same place as Angela Peppiat.
When she saw what had happened to Jill, and then Monica, she knew she had to fight for her life.

Lord Archer’s QC sought to under-mine her honesty. But questions about expenses claims and a disputed £10,000 bonus failed to dent her credibility.

Why did she risk her reputation in what some would describe as an act of disloyalty to a man who had trusted her so much that he left a picnic basket full of signed, blank cheques by her desk? The answer is that he offended her deeply by questioning her integrity.

Ten days of hostile cross-examination, because he questioned her integrity?

I think not.

Angela Peppiatt became Lord Archer’s personal assistant in 1985 after he was appointed deputy chairman of the Conservative Party. She was a main witness in the recent trial.

During the perjury trial she told the court that in May 1987 Lord Archer asked her to fill in a blank 1986 diary, using a list of names he provided, and to deliver it to his solicitors. She says this was the diary used during the 1987 libel trial.

Mrs Peppiatt told the court she had kept the genuine diary after she left Lord Archer’s employment in December 1987, and handed it to police in 1999.

She said she had photocopied the new diary pages before and after making the entries. The court also heard that she counter-signed a letter with another assistant, Caroline Norman, saying she had acted under Lord Archer’s orders.

Angela Peppiatt told the court she had falsified a 1986 diary

During the perjury trial she told the court that in May 1987 Lord Archer asked her to fill in a blank 1986 diary, using a list of names he provided, and to deliver it to his solicitors. She says this was the diary used during the 1987 libel trial.

Mrs Peppiatt told the court she had kept the genuine diary after she left Lord Archer’s employment in December 1987, and handed it to police in 1999.

She said she had photocopied the new diary pages before and after making the entries. The court also heard that she counter-signed a letter with another assistant, Caroline Norman, saying she had acted under Lord Archer’s orders.

Michael Stacpoole was a good friend of Lord Archer’s for around 20 years, and worked with him on business and fund-raising deals.

He was a high society PR man who later gained notoriety when he was photographed handing over an envelope of cash to the prostitute Monica Coghlan, on Lord Archer’s behalf.

When the Monica Coughlan story broke, Mr Stacpoole left the country.

Monica Coghlan

In 1986 Monica Coghlan claimed that Lord Archer had agreed to pay her £70 for sex. She told her story to the News of the World which then taped Archer on the telephone offering her money to flee overseas.

Lord Archer told Ms Coghlan to go to London’s Victoria station to collect the money. Michael Stacpoole was photographed by the paper offering Coghlan a packet said to contain £2000.

The scandal caused Lord Archer to resign from the Conservative party. He sued the Star newspaper, which had alleged he had spent the night with Monica Coghlan.

Lord Archer won the case and £500,000 in damages.

Monica Coghlan died in a car crash in April 2001.

ohn Cleary says:
1 March, 2021 at 11:04 pm
holymacmoses says:
1 March, 2021 at 10:22 pm
I wonder why Mr Salmond suggested that the committee should ask Mr Wolffe whether he suggested that the two complainants should make statements to the police?


Salmond’s suggested question was whether the office of the Lord Advocate had instructed the two complainants to make their statements to the police.

We are talking about coercion by those very same people who are acting “in the complainants interests”. The original complainants (F and K) were forced, against their will, to do what they did NOT want to do.

Remind me again about the definition of rape, of sexual assault. Anything to do with using force to overcome resistance?


Posted by: John Cleary | Mar 1 2021 23:54 utc | 338

For the avoidance of doubt.

Ms F and Ms K were forced to start proceedings by thugs hiding behind the royal prerogative.
Very nicely dressed thugs, of course. Probably just as smooth as the salesmen who conned the stupid Yanks into unlimited liability at Lloyds of London.

Thugs, nonetheless.

And of course Queen Elizabeth II has no knowledge of any of this.

We know that, because she is wonderful.

And we know she is wonderful because they keep on telling us so.

Posted by: John Cleary | Mar 2 2021 0:19 utc | 339

Dando death claim in Archer case

Disgraced peer Lord Archer is to appeal against his perjury conviction, citing evidence including a claim that he was responsible for Jill Dando's death.
He says the verdict should be quashed as some evidence - such as the baseless claim - was not shared at his trial, his wife has told the Mail on Sunday.

Police were told Ms Dando was killed by mistake after the former Tory peer ordered a prosecution witness's death.

His ex-employee Angela Peppiatt lived in the same road as the TV presenter.

'Preposterous claim'

The former deputy Tory chairman was jailed for four years in 2001, and was released in 2003.

Archer's wife Mary said that her husband was preparing his appeal, but could not say how long it might take before it reached court.

His argument will hinge on claims that certain allegations against him were not divulged.

These include the charge that he ordered Ms Peppiatt to be killed.

The claim was that television presenter Jill Dando - who lived very close to Ms Peppiatt and drove a similar car - was murdered in 1999 by mistake.

Speaking on her husband's behalf, Mary Archer told the newspaper: "I have long known false allegations were made to the police to assist the prosecution and undermine Jeffrey's defence.

"I am astonished that the police did not make known to us, as the law requires they should have done, the preposterous claim that Jeffrey commissioned the murder of Angela Peppiatt.

"We believe that some of this material was included in the successful applications by the prosecution to the trial judge to withhold material from the defence on the grounds of public interest immunity," Mrs Archer said.

She added the failure to disclose all of the information "fatally undermines the fairness of Jeffrey's trial".


A Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) spokesman said it would not comment about a case ahead of a possible appeal.

"If an appeal is launched then we will deal with it in the normal way and deal with the Court of Appeal in the normal way," he said.

Barry George was jailed for life in July 2001 after being convicted of Ms Dando's murder.*

Jeffrey Archer has served a five-year ban from the Conservative Party, and in February Conservative Party co-chairman Dr Liam Fox hinted the party would consider his return.

"I'm sure that in line with people having served their sentence and having done some reparations for what they did wrong, we would look at that sympathetically," he said.

*Subsequently quashed by the Court of Appeal in 2007.
Yes. Another fit-up.

Posted by: John Cleary | Mar 2 2021 2:05 utc | 340

@340 John Cleary

If you make your new contributions directly to the latest Open Thread people will more easily see them.

Posted by: Grieved | Mar 2 2021 2:31 utc | 341

@ john.. thanks for your overview here... ditto grieved comments... keep up moving to the latest open threads so that more people see your commentary... thanks..

Posted by: james | Mar 2 2021 3:15 utc | 342

The louder he talked of his honour, the faster we counted the spoons.

Wolfie Smith to the Committee:

Any suggestion that prosecutorial decisions in that case were susceptible to political
influence would not only be unfounded, but would be a serious slur on the integrity
of the professional prosecutors involved, who, as part of their professional
responsibilities, routinely take difficult and sometimes unpopular decisions, always
independently, in the public interest.
I also reject the criticisms of the steps which the Crown has taken in respect of the
evidence to the Committee. All decisions, in relation to these matters have been taken
by senior professional prosecutors, exercising their professional responsibilities
independently and with a view to the proper application of legal rules and restrictions
which are designed to protect the integrity of the administration of justice.

Can this possibly be the same team that submitted a signed statement to Lord Pentland to the effect that there were no further documents?

You know. The same team that committed this perjury?

Now I know that they have faced no sanction for this felony, but that does not mean that Wolfie and his gang are not criminals: they are.

It just means that Queen Elizabeth II has taken a personal interest.
And of course, she knows nothing about what she is doing.
That would be a breach of her Coronation Oath, wouldn’t it?

Will do as you suggest james an Grieved

Posted by: John Cleary | Mar 2 2021 9:56 utc | 343

Gorby’s 90th birthday today, and he still wonders why he is not loved in his native land -to put it mildly- and adored in the West.

Sarkozy condemned for corruption, the conqueror of Libya awaits for his partner in crime The Queen of Chaos, we came we saw… and you know the rest.

Tony Bliar comes back from Avernus to congratulate his party for going center, and give the world another one of his “lectures”.

God save the queen, and who will save us from the queen?

No wonder we live in permanent crisis, with leaders like those it is a miracle the whole thing has not fallen apart yet.

Posted by: Paco | Mar 2 2021 10:29 utc | 344


Sarkozy condemned for corruption,...

Though it'll probably amount to small potatoes, you'd think people would be ecstatic about this news. I mean, the president of a prominent western democracy convicted and sentenced to prison.

Can we keep this ball rolling?

Posted by: john | Mar 2 2021 11:58 utc | 345

Sarkozy condemned for corruption,...

Though it'll probably amount to small potatoes, you'd think people would be ecstatic about this news. I mean, the president of a prominent western democracy convicted and sentenced to prison.
Can we keep this ball rolling?
Posted by: john | Mar 2 2021 11:58 utc | 345

Considering the vast quantity of Gold Bullion and Cash reserves which disappeared from Libya's Balance Sheet under NATO's watchful eye, the profiteers can afford to pay $1,000,000-00 per day for Sarko's (& Tony Blair's) jail-time. NATO, aka Al-CIA-duh's Airforce, conducted 23,000 bombing sorties on Libya's infrastructure without losing a single aircraft. Satanic doesn't begin to describe the evil of NATO's Christian pussies.

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Mar 2 2021 13:11 utc | 346


...which is why I'd prefer to see the fucker put up against a wall and shot.

Posted by: john | Mar 2 2021 13:19 utc | 347

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