The British Cabal Behind a Gulf Dictatorship

23 April 2021 — Consortium News

Senior figures in the British establishment have secretly served as “privy councillors” to a highly repressive dictatorship in the Gulf state of Oman, Phil Miller reports.

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman. (CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons)

By Phil Miller
Declassified U.K.

The repressive ruler of a close U.K. ally in the Gulf secretly received decades of advice on security, foreign and economic policy from a group of privy councillors who were drawn almost exclusively from the British establishment, it has emerged.

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What is the UK’s “Grey Eminence”, Charles Garrett, Doing in Kyrgyzstan?

7 April 2021 — Origin: New Eastern Outlook

Vladimir Platov

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It has long been noticed that the candidates appointed as US and UK diplomatic ambassadors all have impressive experience of military or intelligence service, which in a way shows that the tasks these countries assign to their foreign representative offices are rather of military and strategic nature, than simply a diplomatic mission.

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Questions about BBC producer’s ties to UK intelligence follow ‘Mayday’ White Helmets whitewash

7 April 2021 — The Grayzone

The BBC’s Chloe Hadjimatheou produced a podcast serial designed to rehabilitate the White Helmets’ late, scandal-stained founder, while blaming critics for his demise. Was she a channel for a wider British intelligence operation?


White Helmets founder James Le Mesurier falling to his death from the top floor of his Istanbul home in uncertain circumstances in November 2019 created a myriad of extremely serious problems for a great many powerful people.

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India should hold the line on Myanmar

15 March 2021 — Indian Punchline

Fire from burning Chinese-owned factories in Myanmar’s industrial township of Hlaingthaya, Yangon, March 15, 2021

The Indian government has done the right thing by sending an advisory to the four northeastern states — Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh — to be vigilant about preventing large scale influx of people from across the border with Myanmar where the internal situation is deteriorating.

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Coup 1953 film opens up wounds over Britain’s criminal role in Iran’s history

19 November 2020 — Middle East Eye

Hamid Dabashi

While the documentary’s release has been blocked by British filmmakers, the truth of its story cannot be suppressed

Protesters run in the streets of Tehran after the 1953 coup orchestrated by the US and Britain (AFP)

“Angry TV film-makers stop release of lauded Iranian documentary,” ran the headline of a recent Guardian news story. What documentary exactly is this? We learn: “Coup 53, which charts MI6’s role in the shah’s restoration, has been blocked by makers of a 1985 show, who say it sullies their names.”

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COUP 53: New Documentary on Overthrow of Iran’s Mosaddeq

17 August 2020 — The National Security Archive

Film Uses Declassified Documents and Recently Recovered Interviews to Revisit Much-Debated Episode

MI6 Had Unwitting Part in Murder of Tehran Police Chief in Leadup to the Coup, According to Ex-Spy 

Spoiler: Oscar Nominee Ralph Fiennes Fills in On-Screen for MI6 Operative Who Was Interviewed for, but Did Not Appear in, 1985 TV Documentary 

Washington, D.C., August 17, 2020 – Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service – MI6 – took part in the 1953 kidnapping of the chief of police of Tehran, Iran, according to a recently recovered interview of an ex-MI6 operative that is featured in a new documentary film, COUP 53. The full interview transcript is posted today for the first time by the National Security Archive.

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The Political Narrative Around the Origins of COVID-19 is Starting to Crumble

12 June 2020 — Mint Press

     Wet Work at the Wet Market

Confusing messages surrounding COVID-19’s transmissibility are laying bare the factional tug of war over how to blame China for the pandemic without implicating the West.

Over the last several days, conflicting reports about COVID-19 have sprung from both official and non-official sources. On Tuesday, Maria Van Kerkhove, Ph.D. of the World Health Organization (WHO) caused a firestorm of reactions from health experts across the globe after declaring in a press briefing that transmission of COVID-19 via asymptomatic individuals is “very rare.”

MI6 Might Become The CIA’s Proxy For Stopping Europe From Moving Towards Russia

3 June 2020 — One World

By Andrew Korybko American political analyst

MI6 Might Become The CIA
MI6’s shadowy role in four separate Russia-related fake news scandals in recent years strongly suggests that it’s being groomed to be the CIA’s proxy for stopping Europe from moving towards Russia once Nord Stream II is completed.

Five questions for new Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer about his UK and US national security establishment links

5 June 2020 — Grayzone

The public deserves answers about the UK’s new opposition leader and his relationship with the British national security establishment, including the MI5 and the Times newspaper, his former role in the Julian Assange case and his membership in the intelligence-linked Trilateral Commission.

By Matt Kennard

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Le Mesurier Gets Cross By Craig Murray

13 November 2019 — Source: Craig Murray

Perhaps the only fact on James Le Mesurier about which I would agree with the MSM war cheerleaders is that he was a very busy man. It is remarkable therefore that he found the time and inclination to follow “Philip Cross” on twitter. Given that “Philip Cross” has virtually never posted an original tweet, and his timeline consists almost entirely of retweets of Nick Cohen, David Aaronovitch and openly pro-Israel propaganda accounts, why would Le Mesurier bother to follow him?