The change.org petition demanding a re-run of the Scottish referendum, “counted by impartial international parties”, has now reached 93,000 signatures as incredulous reaction mounts to the highly dubious referendum vote. Even Ron Paul expressed extreme scepticism about the result. The British media, meanwhile, is having a field day mocking the viral video footage of suspect activity at counting venues across Scotland, laughing off the fact that the only international observers to report anything about how the referendum was conducted were Russian observers, and dismissing Scots’ calls for recounts and fresh referenda as being “sour grapes” based on “conspiracy theories”.
But are these 93,000 (mostly) Scottish citizens, and the thousands of Facebook users demanding an investigation, just deluded sore losers?
If we look at the British voting system in general, we find a somewhat less than glowing 2008 report from the Council of Europe’s human rights watchdog stating that reforms to the postal voting rules introduced by Labour made electoral fraud in Britain “childishly simple”. The British voting system was now open to fraud and the system “makes it extremely easy to add bogus characters to the voters’ lists”, the report stated.
But to conclude that the Scottish referendum specifically was likely rigged for a ‘No’ vote by ‘British’ intelligence, we need to provide reasonable evidence that the British elite have the necessary character ‘qualities’, motive and operational history to engage in such a serious crime. We must also provide reasonable cause to believe that the British government and media opinion polls, that generally predicted a majority ‘No’ vote in the run-up to the referendum, were false, that the majority of Scots intended to vote yes, and that rigging of the vote was therefore necessary. Most importantly, we must present a plausible scenario, backed up by evidence, that British agents had the opportunity to commit this most undemocratic of crimes. Read more »
Western mainstream media whores are already jumping all over a single sentence in the Preliminary report [on the] Crash involving Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 flight MH17, that reads:
“Damage observed on the forward fuselage and cockpit section of the aircraft appears to indicate that there were impacts from a large number of high-energy objects from outside the aircraft.”
According to paragons of bullshit like the BBC, this “pretty much rules out anything else other than a [BUK] missile”. Read more »
At the Nato summit in Wales yesterday, General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, Britain’s most senior commander in Nato, said there had been “some deception and some deceit” from the Russian side over the conflict in Ukraine, and that “the reality on the ground is that Russian regular armed forces are being employed on the territory of Ukraine in support of this separatist movement.”
Russia, and Putin in particular, has been demonized by the West for the alleged involvement of the Russian government and military in aiding the pro-independence rebels in Ukraine. Putin and his ministers have repeatedly denied this claim but, of course, it is highly likely that the allegation is true.
Should we therefore all be outraged along with our Western ‘leaders’? Well, it depends. If you live in ‘moo-moo’ land, where, over the past 70 years, Western governments have been paragons of virtue and all things wonderful, and have only ever involved themselves in the affairs of supposedly sovereign nations in order to stamp out evil and bring freedom and democracy to all, then yes, you should be outraged that Russia would involve itself in Ukrainian affairs. Read more »
Five hours after the crash of MH17, U.S. VP Biden had proclaimed it was “not an accident” and was “blown out of the sky”. How did he know?
Within hours of the destruction of Malaysia flight MH17 on July 17th, with the wreckage and bodies still smoldering, western politicians already knew what had happened and who was to blame. This fact alone is highly suspicious and reminiscent of the 9/11 attacks when, within an hour of the first plane hitting the WTC, western politicians and media pundits had already named Osama bin Laden as the likely culprit. On both occasions, were they reading from a pre-prepared script?
Despite what you may have heard, or think you heard, there is no official explanation as to what happened to MH17. If you ‘know’ that Russia was responsible, then you’ve fallen victim to the lies and anti-Russian propaganda of the West.
While the US govt. citing ‘intelligence sources’ has claimed that they have satellite evidence that a BUK missile destroyed the plane, and that, given the area in which it crashed, it must have been the ‘rebels’, they have failed to provide any evidence to back up their claim. Read more »
Here’s the short version: There are up to 10,000 Israeli collaborators in Gaza. They ‘tag’ houses for Israeli jets to bomb, they follow Palestinians and report their movements to Shin Bet etc. Since Israel apparently knew well in advance that there was going to be rocket fire of which Hamas was not aware, and had planned to bomb the house that Deif was in immediately after the rocket fire, and justify it by claiming that the rocket fire was a ‘breach of the ceasefire’, who fired the rockets?
The answer appears to be “someone who was courteous enough to fire the rockets on an Israeli schedule.”
Did anyone else notice that the ‘ceasefire’ in Gaza sort of came out of the blue? Pundits put this down to ‘war weariness’ on both sides, but the precise timeline of events leading up to the ceasefire has me a little perplexed.
On Monday, 18th August, a 72-hour ceasefire was declared as part of the talks in Cairo. The following day, Tuesday, the Israeli delegation left at 4 pm, precisely the time when the IDF would later say that Hamas had fired rockets at Beersheba, thereby “breaking the ceasefire”. Read more »
Saleh al-Arouri: never forget, for many people, money trumps ideology every time.
A Hamas official who lives in Turkey has claimed that members of its militant wing kidnapped and killed three Israeli teenagers in June. The killing of the three was initially used by Israel to being its two-week-long bombardment of Gaza, killing 2,000 Palestinians.
Speaking at a conference in Turkey, Saleh Al-Arouri said the al-Qassam Brigades were responsible. The claim has been met with skepticism by many. Al-Arouri is the only member of Hamas to make this claim, and it stands in contrast to the statements of both the Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal, who is in exile in Qatar, and the Israeli police, both of whom stated that Hamas was not responsible.
Questions must be asked about Al-Arouri’s motivation for making this claim and whether or not he is in a position to make any authoritative statements about Hamas, or the operations of any other Palestinian groups or individuals in the West bank or elsewhere in the occupied territories. First of all, the Turkish government is no friend of the Palestinian people, so why is Al-Arouri living there? Read more »
The biggest problem in our world today is that the vast – and I mean vast – majority of people have no – again, I mean no – idea of how the world actually works and has been working for centuries. Let’s take Putin’s Russia as an example. Most people in the West, including those who are relatively well-informed about the geo-political context, see Putin as a ‘dictator’, a cold-eyed ex-FSB agent who is running Russia with an iron fist. There is only one reason why anyone can have ever formed this opinion: they are massively ignorant of how the world works. Putin is ex-FSB, and it is he, along with the upper echelons of Russian intelligence, that runs Russia. This is seen as ‘anti-democratic’ in the West and in those Russian minds infected by Western ‘values’ and propaganda. Yet US and British intelligence (among others) have been running not only the USA and UK for decades, but, indirectly, much of the rest of the world also.
It’s difficult (in a face-palm kind of way) to listen to people, even well-informed educated people and ‘experts’, opine on global politics when they are clearly ignorant of (or studiously ignore) this most important fact. There is no ‘democracy’ in this world, and there has not been for, oh… forever. Western populations are so damn dumbed down and dissociated that they actually can’t figure out that nothing of any significance changes with a change of government, despite all the evidence before them. In fact, it’s worse than that, things do change, but for the worse from the point of view of the average citizen. Who will argue that Western warmongering and the divide between rich and poor has increased dramatically over the past 40 years? How many administrations does that period comprise, about 10? Democrat, Republican, Democrat, Republican… Whoopee frickin’ doo. In the UK, it’s Conservative, Labour, Conservative, Labour… In both countries, the supposedly ‘bleeding-heart lefty’ Democrat and Labour governments fronted by Tony Blair and then Obama actually out-warmongered their supposedly traditionally uber-warmongering opposition parties.
How do you explain that? Easy. There is no difference between them because neither of them, as parties or Presidents or Prime Ministers, actually control anything of any significance. Someone else does. Read more »
Two Palestinian boys, murdered by the Israeli military
Dead women, dead children, dead babies. Limbs missing, brains missing, guts spilled out on the floor. It’s impossible to put a positive spin on those kinds of images, unless you’re Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Two days ago, Bibi sought to explain why, in the space of a few hours, Israeli soldiers, under his orders, had massacred 63 people, including 17 children, in the Shuja’iya neighborhood to the east of Gaza City. He said:
“We have to protect ourselves. We try to target the rocketeers, we do. And all civilian casualties are not intended by us but actually intended by Hamas who want to pile up as many civilian dead as they can because somebody said they use telegenically dead Palestinians for the cause. They want the more dead the better.”
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East Ukrainian rebels inspect the crash site of MH17
Is everyone enjoying the show? The ridiculously transparent attempt by the entire Western media and their political ‘elite’ masters to use the alleged shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 as part of their ‘asymmetric’ warfare against Russia and Vladimir Putin. Even the supposedly ‘leftist’ UK Guardian newspaper has been running headlines like World demands answers from Russia after Malaysia Airlines plane’s destruction over Ukraine and Hilary Clinton (wasn’t she fired?) wasted no time in declaring authoritatively that Russian rebels were responsible for the downing of the plane and that “Putin has gone too far”. Clinton’s statement clearly exposes her own and her former government’s complete lack of respect for due process, truth, and the extreme prejudice with which they both view the Russian Federation. It’s also clearly complete and utter BS because no one could possibly know who was responsible for the shooting down of Flight MH17 just a few hours after it fell out of the sky.
Then again, the US government never did let the facts get in the way of a good dose of propaganda, and to be fair, from the point of view of Clinton and her ilk, Putin has gone ‘too far’, but it has nothing to do with any Malaysian aircraft. Read more »
While much of the public was being distracted by news reports of the score line in the Germany-Brazil World Cup game, another, admittedly less important, high-scoring ‘game’ was playing out in Israel/Palestine. While Brazil lost 7 to 1 to Germany, so far, Palestinians losses to Israel are running at 81-0, with no end to the carnage in sight.
A week ago I expressed my suspicions about the timing of the kidnapping and murder of the three Israelis teens. Since then, more details have come to light that confirm that the kidnapping was most likely a carefully orchestrated Israeli government propaganda campaign designed to destroy the Fatah/Hamas unity government, demomize the Palestinians as ‘terrorists’, and, as always, give the psychopaths in Tel Aviv another opportunity to blow Palestinian women and children to pieces. Read more »