Sunday, December 31, 2006
SIR JOHN SCARLETT AND THE IRAQ WAR
While my mind was being invaded by the grotesque media images of Saddam's lynching, BBC Ceefax finds space to mention that the MI6 Head John Scarlett has been knighted - he is now Sir John Scarlett.
Do you remember him ? Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) who master-minded the 'sexed-up' WMD dossier - "45 minutes" and all that - gave evidence at the 2004 Hutton inquiry concerning the 'apparent' suicide of Dr David Kelly, and subsequently resulted in the 'resignations' of BBC's Greg Dyke and Andrew Gilligan, and the disgusting apology to the Government (& Alastair Campbell) by Lord Ryder.
Well, I remember it - and the dossier was total crap, and Blair squirmed his way out...
Now, The Establishment (which is very, very real) sees fit to give a knighthood to this guy. It sickens me to the stomach - especially as I continue to be invaded by the media orgasm over Saddam.
Well, I'm angry - and I'm going to act impulsively...
Tomorrow morning at 08.00, there will be a protest outside the Security Services offices at Vauxhall Bridge Road, London. 3 signs will read :
1. "Though your sins be as Scarlett, they shall be as white as Blair" (Isaiah 1 v 18 adapt.)
2. "It is sometimes necessary to lie damnably in the interests of the nation" (Belloc to Chesterton 1917).
3. "Political language...is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind"
For those of you who think I'm quite mad, I don't give a s...
It all depends on one thing though...whether I can wake up in time, let alone get up, after seeing in the New Year !!!
Don't you think he deserves the distinction better than Scarlett?
But I still consider that future history will judge the like of Sir John Scarlettas traitors to their country.
2. Donald Maclean - Cambridge
3. Guy Burgess - Cambridge
4. Sir Anthony Blunt - Cambridge
5. ? - Cambridge
Henry Jackson Society (HJS) - Cambridge
Sir Richard Dearlove OBE
Head of MI6 (1999-2004) - Pembroke College, Cambridge. HJS Signatory.
James Woolsey - Director of CIA (1993-95). HJS Patron
Richard Perle (HJS)
William Kristol (HJS)
Has the British and American Security Services been 'infiltrated' by those who do not act in the interests of national security of either country ?
In the Cold War, which idealogical 'ism' was fighting Communism - Was it Capitalism ? Americanism ? Zionism ?
William is editor of Weekly Standard - a US/Murdoch publication. He is also a pivotal part of The Henry Jackson Society (along with Richard Perle etc)
His father, Irving, was the US co-editor of Encounter Magazine (the other co-editor was British - Stephen Spender).
When it was discovered that the CIA covertly funded Encounter, Spender resigned immediately. Irving Kristol stayed on, presumably aware of the CIA financing.
If that presumption is correct, does that make Irving Kristol an American agent - or, in other words, a US spy ?
Instincts tell me the same kind of 'infiltration' is going on in the 'left-of-centre', or 'independent' media ?
New Statesman ?
The Fabian Society ?
The Guardian ?
The BBC ?
Might be wrong - but nothing would surprise me now