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The EU is an unfair, exclusive political system and Brexit is worth considering: Outsider thoughts

I ran out of RAM researching this topic about the moment that I found the EU has *four* presidents. President of the European Council (since 1 December 2014, Donald Tusk), President of the European Commission (since 1 November 2014, Jean-Claude Juncker), President of the European Parliament (since 1 July 2014, Martin Schulz), Presidency of the Council of the European Union (since 1 January 2016, The Netherlands). I don't have time to plug in the links but I want to share this incomplete piece anyway.


The vibes around the Brexit situation are pretty toxic. But they are not in isolation. How many months ago was Scotland was basically polling to leave and fell a ways short, then the Scottish National Party swept out Labor, against Tory austerity, across the whole area. They've avoided total disaster but young people are fed up, and in London spend most of their money on rent. The National Health Service and other public services get gobbled up by SERCO, G4S and other all-encompassing contractor giants.

Beyond Pax Britannia, Italy has a major proposal that would reorganize its strange national system, and the Five Star comedian / right populist movement just got Rome. Its banking system is also said to be weak - who knew? Catalonia has been locked in a long conflict with its central government. France has been in a labor-driven social insurrection for what, a month now? France is like ~60% negative on the EU compared to Britain's ~50% according to one poll I saw.

10+% employment across the EU (which surely includes all precariat and bit work as a Job as the US does) with much higher youth unemployment is perpetual and structural and is a direct consequence of the EU's rigidity and sluggish, isolated decision cycle structure.

How many "remain" proponents have chosen to focus on how the EU makes legislation and budgets, the central functions of government? This next bit is kind of amazing - brace yourselves:

There are four legislative procedures through which Community acts can be adopted. Each begins with a proposal from the Commission, which the Commission may withdraw at any point before the legislation is finally adopted. Although the Commission has a monopoly in initiating legislation, the Council, European Parliament and Member States can suggest to the Commission that it table a proposal. This procedure is referred to in French as "l'initiative de l'initiative", which can be described as initiating the initiation of legislation. The Commission is not obliged to act on this request and remains the sole institution capable of proposing Community acts.
The four procedures ensure that the European Parliament is involved in the Community decision-making process to a greater or lesser extent.

Yes this is how it actually works, via http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=URISERV%3Al10119

And of course it is only available in a few languages. Great customer service here.

If this was how the US worked -- admittedly it's close, but it's like if ALEC and party apparatchiks had all the power of the US House, staffed entirely by the friends of Beltway regulars -- you can see how whole regions might switch over to seething, reactionary parochialism, with a far bigger violent fringe than we have in America today.

The European Commission, not the European Parliament, is the body that originates legislation. This is hugely important. It is designed to work like a ratchet. This has caused British conspiracy wags to claim that the EU was designed as the Soviet Politburo's German-powered counterpart, with an untouchable core deep state set to control everything for its nefarious purposes. The conspirators then of course trolled everyone by parking the rump parliament in a building obviously modeled on the Tower of Babel.

In the US, only the House of Representatives can originate budget legislation. The finance committees are controlled by legislators directly elected every 2 years. That is a pretty short line and a close circle. It isn't totally lost behind vague, appointed extra parties.

In the US, any time at a state legislature will illustrate that legislators' churning proposals are part of something like the opposite of this ratcheting, technocratic system. A lot of conservatives, and progressives, go after different kinds of entrenched things. Federal and state governments keep thickening but there are a lot of cross currents the EU doesn't have. There is no oxygen in the EU system for the spirit of criticism and willingness to knock down really bad rent seeking behavior.

In the US the usual suspects may usually win, but at least they can be confronted and big things can hit the next election, with more legislative turnover. This affects the tone from one session to the next, and through this muddled process, a somewhat larger group of people in the whole polity actually get some kind of representation.

The EU poses as if it provides huge representation to all these member peoples, but if their direct representatives are stripped of major traditional powers–originating legislation and budgeting–how can there be outcomes that reflect a wide range of different peoples' interests?

Making matters worse, a lot of European affairs are still controlled by bloodline aristocrats. Does the EU help social mobility or entrench top classes? Juncker is kind of a standard sort, and has ticked off a lot of people lately, he is one of the four presidents of the EU.

For Jean-Claude Juncker, the prime minister of Luxembourg, the threat of immediate market turbulence means the usual norms of transparency don’t apply.

“When it becomes serious, you have to lie,” Juncker, who as the chairman of the regular meetings of eurozone finance ministers is one of the currency union’s key spokesmen, said in recent remarks. (source)

See also The time of Juncker’s troubles (Politico)
I am voting for Lexit because the EU isn't the socialist project you think it is:

In January 2015, the radical left party Syriza was elected, with its leader Alexis Tsipras declaring “Greece is leaving behind destructive austerity.” Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, baldly responded that “To suggest that everything is going to change because there's a new government in Athens is to mistake dreams for reality… There can be no democratic choice against the European treaties.”
The economic warfare unleashed on Greece by the Troika has seen living standards slashed, services privatised and workers' rights dismantled as part of what the Jubilee Debt Campaign has called “The Never-Ending Austerity Story”.


Wait who is in charge?

Gonna go wiki on this one.

The Commission was set up from the start to act as an independent supranational authority separate from governments; it has been described as "the only body paid to think European".[40] The members are proposed by their member state governments, one from each. However, they are bound to act independently – neutral from other influences such as those governments which appointed them. This is in contrast to the Council, which represents governments, the Parliament, which represents citizens, the Economic and Social Committee, which represents organised civil society, and the Committee of the Regions, which represents local and regional authorities.[2]
Through Article 17 of the Treaty on European Union the Commission has several responsibilities: to develop medium-term strategies; to draft legislation and arbitrate in the legislative process; to represent the EU in trade negotiations; to make rules and regulations, for example in competition policy; to draw up the budget of the European Union; and to scrutinise the implementation of the treaties and legislation.[41] The rules of procedure of the European Commission set out the Commission's operation and organisation.[7]
.......The Commission differs from the other institutions in that it alone has legislative initiative in the EU. Only the Commission can make formal proposals for legislation: they cannot originate in the legislative branches. Under the Treaty of Lisbon, no legislative act is allowed in the field of the Common Foreign and Security Policy. In the other fields the Council and Parliament are able to request legislation; in most cases the Commission initiates the basis of these proposals. This monopoly is designed to ensure coordinated and coherent drafting of EU law.[47][48] This monopoly has been challenged by some who claim the Parliament should also have the right, with most national parliaments holding the right in some respects.[49] However, the Council and Parliament may request the Commission to draft legislation, though the Commission does have the power to refuse to do so[50] as it did in 2008 over transnational collective conventions.[51] Under the Lisbon Treaty, EU citizens are also able to request the Commission to legislate in an area via a petition carrying one million signatures, but this is not binding.[52]

The European Parliament, the thing with members people actually regularly vote on, can't write its own legislation.

What? Its finance committees, policy committees etc are a kind of perfunctory window dressing. They get issued stuff to go up/down from the European Commission. It is like Fast Track as an entire system of government, and not surprisingly the overall thing resembles these terrible secretive TTP and TTIP deals.

They are as far outside the flow of power as the US Senate is when the president is making his appointee picks. Senators can assent to the appointees but they don't directly control who the President sends them. MEPs can assent to the policies and the budgets sent by the Commission but they can't set their own.

What a terrible this setup really is, because it dramatically limits wide range of class & networks to have any real access to actual EU policymaking. On the one hand it allows a kind of perpetual deep state of technocrats to keep cranking their plans - and indeed their wealthy friends' plans as well. This is similar enough to the US, but happens through a system that is like a nuclear reactor for resentment.

Go to a museum sometime and look at all the different currencies of history. Have you ever seen the ancient rough gold blobs of the Lydians, probably the first minters of coin? Why did all these currencies emerge? Why do countries typically have currencies? How do currencies work, anyway? What computers does the money supply come from? Would there be harmful effects from pooling the same primary currency across deeply different regions of the world?

Is it really possible to manage the bulk of the EU's economic affairs inside one currency? In some ways monetary policy in the US is divided into Federal Reserve Districts. Although the dollar buys much less than it did in 1920, the district system was able to cope with a lot of regional disparities. The US, which is in many ways more politically and economically homogenous than Europe, had a district based system.

The European Central Bank system generating the eurozone has not proved capable of setting the stage for good monetary policies for the member nations of the EU. I honestly felt this way getting into France and seeing a Euro for the first time many years ago. Greece can never weaken its currency, which would attract tourism and make its exports more competitive.


Sturm Clouds over the EU

The Brexit Movie here is perfect for UKIP people, it is all from that certain class perch and doesn't have virtually any viewpoints representing any of the diversity in the UK. There is one thing they focused on, an extended sequence about the far-right parties increasing all over Europe, with Britons arguing they want out because of these movements. For the most part the EU is not effectively advancing the standard of living of its residents and they have no direct representation into the technocratic government's workings. Hence, European nations (with the important exception of Ireland) are steadily moving towards far-right parties that are xenophobic, nationalist and intolerant of immigrants.

This is a pretty major threat. If say 20% of the MEPs are far-right parties, now imposing their views on your country through various committees, isn't that eventually going to summon more nationalist-driven resentment from your side? And/or embolden your own extreme right??

While many people can accept that the US and EU are broadly class-based societies, where upper classes have more power over the economy and decisionmaking, there is also an international network of far right parties that are rallying more to their cause and coordinating, even if they disagree on issues. As Nafeez Ahmed and other concerned observers have noticed, both Russia and US Republicans links of friendship and support into this network. Russians have loaned money to National Front, to cite a key example. Obviously Russia, a major geopolitical power in Europe, has a strategic interest in fostering far right-wing "euroskepticism". And as Ahmed notes helps makes sense of the Putin-Trump mutual admiration society. Far-right ideologue Alexander Dugin is a key bridge figure in this network.

In Germany the AfD (Alternatives for Germany)... well 10 hours ago it was reported they declined to expel Wolfgang Gedeon in southern Germany's Baden-Wuerttemberg over antisemitic writing. Reuters says they have 15% public support now. Their vice chair Alexander Gauland recently said that Germans would not want soccer star Jerome Boateng with African heritage to be their neighbor.

So in Germany the main party that is against the EU and euro is of course the one that is obviously a home for those angry about the Jews. The British have noticed this, and have asked their table if it's time to pay the check and head for the door. Where is there any euroskeptic left, that rejects a dodgy superstate for an open, tolerant and egalitarian German society? This is the vacuum quickly being filled by these forces.

Ireland has managed to find a way to prevent any huge far-right Catholic-driven cluster from forming, apparently through a ton of social organizing. If Americans want to avoid having a Trump-esque National Front type political force take hold over, say, 20% of the population by 2020, it's key to study what Ireland has done right, and quickly.


I have to leave it there for now... it is really quite ominous on several levels and I can understand why anyone would want to get out. I hope that tolerant people can prevail against xenophobes and the world doesn't get embroiled in something terrible again.

Question Time: Jimmy Savile pedophile network story encompasses BBC, royal family, Parliament, Jersey, Netherlands -- crickets from US media

"What you have to understand, John, is that sometimes there are forces and events too big, too powerful, with so much at stake for other people or institutions, that you cannot do anything about them, no matter how evil or wrong they are and no matter how dedicated or sincere you are or how much evidence you have. This is simply one of the hard facts of life you have to face."
- Former CIA director and Cercle member William Colby giving advice to his friend senator John DeCamp, urging to quit his investigations into the Franklin child abuse affair and to write a book about his experiences (The Franklin Coverup, 2nd edition, foreword). via archived Institute for the Study of Globalization and Covert politics project - https://wikispooks.com/ISGP/

[TRIGGER WARNING - Your world is controlled by many abusive psychopaths - details/links below. Aside from blockquoting Icke, Madsen & other stories, this post does not reach into many details of the abuse. Some of these links & the 1993 video "Conspiracy of Silence" contain very disturbing material including direct documentation of abuse]

A creepy theme, usually derided by debunker types as 'conspiracy theory' material, has been the frequent overlap between child abuse networks and vertically hierarchical, often sexually-codified, social structures & institutions, particularly those with some degree of control over vulnerable people. However these patterns are typically 'latent' & suppressed in media awareness until the dam bursts. Whether or not this horror encompasses interdimensional entities, blackmailed Nazi operatives or other exotically creepy ideas, the sheer evil of it all can send one's imagination hunting for weird connections. After all, one principal reason this never surfaced until now is because of the cognitive dissonance that tends to deflect our attention from such unthinkable cruelty.

Whether it's the revelation of vast abuse in the United Kingdom, Catholic hierarchies or Penn State, perpetrators & handlers of human trafficking & abuse are often well-protected & truth rarely spills out.

VIDEO: Member of Parliament Tom Watson asks Prime Minister Cameron about protected pedophile activity within the highest ranks of British government at House of Commons Question Time. (source)

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Across the United Kingdom, hundreds of new leads & investigations have opened up with broadening awareness that a major BBC pop music presenter and producer, Jimmy Savile, helped mastermind a vast network of child abuse across much of the United Kingdom for decades, implicating major figures in the British Broadcasting Corporation, Parliament, the Prime Ministerial and Royal Family levels of UK society in undeniable horrors.

For decades, Savile [with a creepy resemblance to the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang childcatcher character] got what amounted to a green light from the major figures in British society, the BBC and the Royal Family, to do as he pleased, with full access including keys to numerous institutions hosting vulnerable children and teens.

For years the BBC's hierarchy looked the other way as Savile used his venues to not just abuse children [including it's widely said now, even dead children] directly, but also arrange for their trafficking on behalf of many other powerful figures.

A former BBC director, Mark Thompson, is now 'incoming president and chief executive' of the New York Times, forcing NYT Publisher Arthur Sulzburger Jr to back up their man, since he is obviously under the shadow of the BBC pedo coverup situation.

See: Amid BBC Scandal, Incoming Times Chief Receives Support - NYTimes.com // BBC Scandal Threatens to Become a Political Crisis - NYTimes // BBC News - Newspaper review: Savile scandal still leads papers // Jimmy Savile child abuse probe: TV stars set to be arrested 'within days' as probe widens - Mirror // Jimmy Savile scandal: Tom Watson MP claims powerful child sex ring was linked to Downing Street - Mirror Online // Jimmy Savile: Sex fiend was a 'necrophiliac', claims former colleague Paul Gambaccini - Mirror Online // Jimmy Savile abuse scandal: Doctors claimed to have attacked patients at hospitals where Savile allegedly struck - Mirror Online // BBC News - Giving Jimmy Savile victims their voice // BBC News - Jimmy Savile scandal: Alleged victims' stories

#OTB: The quirky alternative site OccupyTheBanks.com has been covering dimensions of this: see #BELGIUM DUTROUX CHILD RAPE & SNUFF #DEMMINK #DUTCH #Savile #BBC #Hague && THE top legal officers in HOLLAND (see last post) can be a NAMED PEDOPHILE, and CHILD RAPIST // #MASSARRESTS UK POLICE 50 POLICE PEDO ARRESTS // #NETHERLANDS TOP GOVT LAW OFFICER #PEDOPHILE #Demmink #Dutch #JUSTICE // **BREAKING** NO 10 PEDO RING NAMED UK PARLIAMENT // [UPDATED 7th OCT]] SATANIC RITUAL CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE #VATICAN #NWO #ILLUMINATI etc etc. Follow @censoredNewsNow for more items - a chatty account to be sure!

It's no surprise Savile was able to gather many honorifics thanks to the Royal Family and even made a member of the Knights of Malta (Sovereign Military Order of Malta - a major sketchy European aristocratic network). (additionally, with recent work from people identifying with Anonymous in exposing child porn networks, d0xing abusers, as well as criticism of the sexist, misogynist & creepy issues plaguing such groups as Reddit & "jailbait" subreddits, the 'skeptic humanist' community etc, it seems like these broader topics are finally getting the attention & reactions they need.)

It's important to realize that pedophiles and particularly creepy 'fixers', such as for example, that John Mark Kerr creeper, who bizarrely claimed to have killed Jon Benet Ramsey several years ago, are just outer tentacles, who clearly are 'charmed' with protection from law enforcement entanglements. [In Minneapolis, the longtime Park Police chief was yet another pedo in a key power position]

Icke was right?! Of all people, noted "interdimensional reptilian conspiracy" exponent David Icke gains a certain validation for having documented both Savile's depredations and others, prevailing in exposing ugly truths despite the famously libel-locked down British publishing world. His 5500 word exegesis on this subject is posted below.

I think this statement is well-substantiated - many examples are out there: Icke: "Paedophilia is a fundamental ‘cement’ that holds the networks of manipulation together across all political persuasions and allows those in the shadows to blackmail politicians into introducing legislation that advances the agenda of human control."

At this time in the UK press, former Tory Prime Minister Edward Heath & minister Sir Peter Morrison, a confidante of Heath's successor, Margaret Thatcher, are openly talked about. Former Minister says Thatcher aide was paedophile who preyed on boys' home - and Hague should have known | Mail Online

A former Tory Minister last night made incendiary claims that one of Margaret Thatcher’s closest aides was implicated in one of the most harrowing child abuse scandals of recent times.

Rod Richards, a former Conservative MP and ex-leader of the Welsh Tories, made the shocking allegation that he had seen evidence linking Sir Peter Morrison to the North Wales children’s homes case, in which up to 650 children in 40 homes were sexually, physically and emotionally abused over 20 years.

Mr Richards also linked a second leading Tory grandee – now dead – to the scandals at homes including Bryn Estyn and Bryn Alyn Hall, both near Wrexham.

He said official documents had identified the pair as frequent, unexplained visitors to the care homes.

Mr Richards – who helped establish the inquiry that unearthed the scale of the abuse – said bluntly: ‘What I do know is that Morrison was a paedophile. And the reason I know that is because of the North Wales child abuse scandal.’

He added that William Hague, who was Welsh Secretary at the time of the inquiry, ‘should have seen the evidence about Morrison’.

Morrison was Lady Thatcher’s parliamentary private secretary and deputy chairman of the Conservative Party.

Back in the 1990s -- the website ISGP.eu - [now archived via Wikispooks.com] covered a Belgian-centered dimension of the protected European elite child abuse network. This material gets very deeply disturbing & is not to be taken lightly [TRIGGER WARNING x infinity] ISGP - Beyond the Dutroux Affair // ISGP - Dutroux case and X-Dossier victim-witnesses // ISGP - Dutroux, Nihoul and X-Dossier investigators // ISGP - Belgian X-Dossiers - the accused // ISGP - Alleged assassinations in Belgium

"From East Belfast's Kincora Boys' Home, via Leicestershire, Staffordshire and London, to the children's homes of Clwyd, we have witnessed 25 years of cover-up. Cover-up, not to protect the innocent but to protect the regularly named elements of the British establishment who surface whenever widespread evidence of child abuse is exposed. From the public schools right through to the Catholic and Anglican churches, child abuse has been allowed a special place of sanctuary... Social workers, police, security services, local and national political figures remain the common factors in the fall-out from the [child abuse] inquiries... In case after case the cycle is described - a child is 'taken into care', then abused in a home, handed on to an outside pedophile ring and out on to the rent-boy/prostitution circuit beyond, if they live that long... Journalists find themselves battling first with authority, then with the libel laws, to publish the truth about a vast web of abuse."
- June 6, 1996, The Guardian, 'True scandal of the child abusers'. These lines were written by the author of the article and are not quotes.

....and so here we are in 2012, 18 years after that Guardian story was posted, previous layers breaking through to the surface anew. The 1990s saw parts of this general elite network [or layer] surface and recede again into obscurity. John DeCamp, a former CIA employee and Nebraska state representative, helped expose a major node of protected child abuse and trafficking in the American heartland.

This could almost be seen as an intra-CIA war or conflict as The Minders was a CIA-linked group that participated in child trafficking as well. Here is the long-suppressed 1993 documentary Conspiracy of Silence. The central figure in Nebraska, the late GOP rising star, Lawrence "Larry" King, bears some resemblance to Jimmy Sevile as another 'doorman to the cesspit' of protected elite child abuse.


savile_princecharles.jpegArguably, much of this ugliness, from Jim Jones to the recently deceased Rev. Sun Myung Moon to the CIA-influenced "evangelical" movement (Campus Crusade for Christ was set up as a counterpart to Mario Savio's Free Speech Movement by the CIA) all tie together ritualized group mind control and the inte-generational abuse of minors.

It could roughly add up to the distillation of MK-ULTRA & Nazi-derived research into a mind control template which could be applied across many religious & cultural gradients in Western societies. In the Scandinavian side, the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series illustrated via fiction Nordic fascist intergenerational abuse families.

Whether or not you find plausible the notion of "entities operating beyond human sight which mentally and emotionally possess these people feed off human energy in general", the rest of the piece is an ugly read on a lot of very solid foundations.

So let's get to the Icke piece - via here Jimmy Savile ... Doorman To The Cesspit - David Icke Website && ELITE CHILD ABUSE: ‘JIMMY SAVILE… DOORMAN TO THE CESSPIT’ « 21st Century Wire::

By David Icke

Something of massive significance has happened in Britain in the last two weeks which might have been lost on most of the rest of the world. It concerns the revelations about serial child abuse over decades by a man considered by many to be a British ‘icon’ and ‘national treasure’.

Savile’s connections to the political and royal elite are undeniable.

His name is Jimmy Savile and the reason the significance of what is happening may have passed most people by outside the UK is that Savile was a major figure in these islands, but little known beyond them. What, and who, he was involved with, however, is global in nature and has the potential to expose both the staggering scale of child sexual abuse and many of the mega-famous names for whom it is a way of life.

Savile was one of the first in the entertainment field known as ‘disc jockeys’ who emerged with the 1960s music and cultural explosion known as the ‘Swinging Sixties’. I remember him well as a kid appearing on television shows, still in black and white then, and in fact you could hardly miss him. Once seen, never forgotten. He would always appear with dyed hair, mostly blond, and highly colourful and eccentric clothing accompanied by multiple rings and other jewellery. Savile was what they called a ‘one-off’, a ‘character’ and people either loved him or deeply loathed him and thought he was seriously weird. There was little of the half-way about Jimmy Savile.

He began as a disc jockey in dance halls and later managed several of them before he launched a career in the media via the legendary Radio Luxemburg in 1958 and eventually moved to the BBC which was to be his prime public platform for decades. He was a first and last presenter of the ground-breaking music chart show Top of the Pops, which ran from 1964 to 2006, but his biggest claim to fame was the BBC show Jim’ll Fix It which he presented from 1975 to 1994.

This is particularly relevant to current events because it was a programme in which children wrote in to describe what they would most like to do or who they would most like to meet. The programme then ‘fixed it’ for the children chosen to take part. The ‘fix’ could be anything from going up in a hot air balloon to meeting their favourite pop star.

Savile was also famous for his charity work, which included running many marathons. He was also a volunteer porter at the Leeds General Infirmary; a volunteer and fundraiser at Stoke Mandeville Hospital with its world-famous spinal injuries unit; and he was involved with the Broadmoor high-security psychiatric hospital where many famous killers have spent their days. Savile is reported to have had his own room at both Stoke Mandeville and Broadmoor and, it was revealed this week, he was given his own set of keys that allowed him access to many areas within Broadmoor.

His public face was of a jolly and eccentric character who was famous for his trademark expensive cigar and constantly repeated catch phrases such as ‘how’s about that, then?’, ‘now then, now then, now then’, ‘goodness gracious’, ‘as it ‘appens’ and ‘guys and gals’. But away from the screen Savile lived a very different life and operated in very different circles to the ‘man of the people’ image that he so cultivated and it is now clear that much of his charity work was designed to give him access to children and below-age teenagers.
Savile was given a hero’s funeral when he died in 2011 at the age of 84, but a recent television documentary – not by the BBC – has revealed his decades of sexual abuse of underage girls with more revelations coming out by the day. Iceberg and tip come to mind.

Saville was a regular visitor to the royal households, and was close to Prince Philip and Prince Charles.

I was first told about the real Jimmy Savile in the late 1990s in conversations with people who had serious insider knowledge about the British royal family and they said that Savile had been a close friend of Prince Philip until they had fallen out after a ‘big row’.

When I questioned why someone like Savile would be so close to the royal family I was told about his paedophilia and necrophilia (sex with dead bodies) and, of course, his famous voluntary work at hospitals would have given him potential access to the mortuaries.

Savile himself would boast about his connections to the royals and it was publicly acknowledged that he was a regular visitor to Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace (where Princess Diana lived after her marriage ended with Prince Charles), and Highgrove (the country estate of Prince Charles).

Savile told Esquire: ‘The thing about me is I get things done and I work deep cover. I’ve known the Royal Family for a million years.’

According to the UK Daily Mail at the time of Savile’s death in 2011, he ‘was used as an intermediary in an attempt to resolve the differences between the Prince and Princess of Wales shortly before their split’. Savile said that he was invited to regular meetings with the royal family because ‘I have a natural good fun way of going on and we have a laugh.’

Would one of the world’s most powerful families invite an aging disc jockey into their inner sanctum so often just because he gave them ‘a good laugh’? Or is there likely to be a far more plausible reason for their strange closeness?

I have been writing since the 1990s and a book called The Biggest Secret about the royal family’s connection to Satanism and paedophilia and about paedophile Satanists like British Prime Minister Edward Heath and President ‘Father’ George Bush – just as I have told those who would listen about Jimmy Savile. But all I have had for my trouble from mainstream society is ridicule and dismissal.

Their minds are too closed and too programmed to make the leap into the world as it really is.

Now, in the wake of the public confirmation about Savile, it is time that they did. How many more children need to suffer before humanity grows up and faces the reality and sheer undiluted evil of the force that controls them?

Jimmy Savile and the royal family shared a love of Scotland and the sporting events known as the Highland Games. Savile was the Honorary Chieftain of the Lochaber Highland Games which he attended for 30 years. He had a secluded cottage at nearby Glencoe where Prince Charles was a visitor. Savile said after a visit by Charles in 1999: ‘I’ve had a few nosh-ups with the royals and I thought it was time I returned the hospitality.’

Charles sent a Christmas card to Savile in which he wrote: ‘Jimmy, with affectionate greetings from Charles. Give my love to your ladies in Scotland.’ The reference to the ‘ladies’ was meant for the women that Savile had arranged to serve the Prince during a visit to the Glencoe cottage.

Savile said that he had first been introduced to the royal family in 1966 by (known paedophile) Lord Louis Mountbatten, the uncle and mentor of Prince Charles. Mountbatten was Commandant General of the Royal Marines and arranged for the disc jockey to become the first civilian to be awarded the Marines’ Green Beret. It was one of a many ‘honourees’ that Savile would be awarded in the years that followed. Savile said:

Coming from Lord Louis, who was the favourite uncle of Prince Philip, that was quite something. So obviously I hooked up with the Prince – what was good enough for Lord Louis was good enough for him.

But what was ‘what’? Mountbatten was killed when a bomb exploded on his boat in Ireland in 1979 – a murder officially blamed on the Provisional IRA. New Zealand writer and researcher Greg Hallett writes in his book, Hitler was a British Agent:

Lord Louis Mountbatten was a pedophile, adulterer and homosexual incestuous lover for 10 years … the former King Edward VIII … was truly troubled by the revelations he too had betrayed the Canadians to the German Army, resulting in the open slaughter of those 4,000 men …

… the British monarchy arranged for MI-5 to blow up his boat (1979), happily covering their trail; by fitting up four IRA men … the tactic of blowing up one of your own leaders to cover up any incriminating evidence … was a face saving device to distract from even more damaging intelligence about the British monarchy working for the Germans, against peace, and for a prolonged war.

This is a young Prince Charles with his ‘mentor’ Lord Mountbatten, and father Prince Philip. Greg Hallett names both Mountbatten and Philip as paedophiles. Of course, you don’t just take one person’s word for that, but my own sources which have proved to be so accurate about Savile and others told me the same nearly 15 years ago with the addition that they were both Satanists. This is no surprise given that the British royal family, like all the royal bloodlines of Europe and further afield, are founded on Satanism and the manipulation of occult knowledge for deeply malevolent ends in league with the ‘dark suit’ expressions of the bloodlines in politics, banking, corporations and media.

But Jimmy Savile’s connections were certainly not confined to the royal family. They fanned out into the realms of politics and the rich and famous across the spectrum of human society. In short, he was not only a paedophile himself, but a supplier of children for some of the most famous paedophiles and Satanists on the planet.

The victims of his abuse that are now speaking out in the wake of the television documentary exposing his secret life are only part of a gigantic cesspit of paedophilia, Satanism, drug-running and murder in which he was involved.

I describe him as a ‘doorway to the cesspit’ because if you get past him and his fake persona you enter the sick and depraved world of the global bloodline elite. Savile was a ‘fixer’ – he described himself as such, though not in terms of what he was really fixing. As he told Esquire: ‘The thing about me is I get things done and I work deep cover.’ His most famous TV programme, Jim’ll Fix It, could not have been more appropriately named.

British police have said they are currently following 320 lines of inquiry into Savile’s abuse over decades all over the country, but if they are genuine and tenacious in their investigations and really want to know the truth they can multiply that by a very large number and still not be close to the totality.

If they do really want to uncover the truth they will have to be knocking on the door of Buckingham Palace eventually. If they don’t, it’s a cover up given the Windsors’ close relationship with Savile.

The current public revelations about Savile are being confined largely to the abuse of underage girls, but the truth about the way he supplied girls and boys for people like Prime Minister Edward Heath and so many others must also come out because the barricade is being held at the moment with only his own paedophilia and a few sleazy showbiz people. This is only one aspect of the scandal and his work as a supplier of children for the ‘elite’ is still being hidden in the mainstream media to protect the biggest names. This firewall has to be breached.

Guy Marsden today.

One of Savile’s nephews, Guy Marsden, now 59, has said publicly this week that he and his friends were taken to parties by his uncle in the late 1960s to ‘act as intermediaries for adults and younger children’. He said that the parties were attended by ‘household names’ in showbusiness, but only men – never women.

Marsden, then 13, and some friends from Leeds in the north of England, ran away to London for ‘an adventure’, he said. They were approached by men at Euston railway station and invited to a grubby flat. Then about four days later Savile turned up at the flat by coincidence because Marsden soon learned that his famous uncle mixed with ‘fellow child molesters’. He said he thought he would be in trouble for running away and not telling his parents where he was, but instead his uncle Jimmy just took him and his friends to a ‘much better place’ – the house of a ‘famous pop impresario’ which had a big indoor swimming pool and was one venue for Savile’s ‘paedophile parties’.

Marsden said that little boys and girls would disappear into bedrooms with the famous attendees and it was ‘perfectly obvious’ what was happening. ‘You heard sounds and moans and groans coming from the bedroom and knew what was going on.’ Marsden added:

At night you would get about 15 or 20 people turning up. There would be music and tables full of food, we couldn’t believe it. There was everything we needed and we just hung around.

At first we automatically assumed the children lived there, but we soon realised they didn’t. They would be brought there, sometimes by Uncle Jimmy, and would stay for six or seven hours until 3 or 4am. They were just little kids, boys and girls.

Interestingly, Marsden said that Savile sometimes arrived with a man dressed as a priest and he believed that children being abused may have come from an orphanage or children’s home. They almost certainly did – it fits the modus operandi of the paedophile rings to the letter. What better way to supply your children than have control of children’s homes?

Several of Savile’s victims who have come forward in recent times say they were abused by him at the Duncroft boarding school for ‘intelligent, emotionally disturbed girls’ in Surrey and wherever children and young people are gathered together in a boarding situation needs to be watched like a hawk. These establishments are the predators’ hunting grounds with often their own people appointed to the staff.

Savile at the infamous Haut de la Garenne children’s home in Jersey, Channel Islands.

This is Savile with the children at the infamous Haut de la Garenne children’s home on the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands. Jersey is the fiefdom of mega-rich and mega-crooked networks that combine criminal business, banking and drug operations with paedophilia and Satanism. The island of Jersey, off the French coast,, is only nine miles by five with a population of 90,000 and yet has 55 banks, more than 33,000 registered companies and hundreds of billions of dollars on deposit. It is a money laundering operation of global proportions and attracts the super wealthy with low tax rates.

Haut de la Garenne, or ‘Forest Heights’, was a ‘children’s home’ (detention centre) from 1867 to 1986 and it is clear that it played the role of providing children for sexual and violent abuse by the Jersey Mafia in all its forms – as well as the rich and famous of mainland Britain, including members of the Royal Family.

Jersey has an almost self-contained government of its own, but the Queen remains at the top of its power structure and wherever the ‘Crown’ holds sway, so does Satanism and child abuse.

The infamous Satanist, Edward Paisnel, who was dubbed ‘The Beast of Jersey’ after being jailed for 30 years for the rape of boys and girls, used to play Father Christmas at Haut de la Garenne during the 1960s. You get the picture.

A high-profile police investigation began in 2008 into historic long-term abuse at the home and, unfortunately for those involved, a decent, honest copper was in control of the investigation. This was Lenny Harper, a States of Jersey police detective who led a three-year child abuse inquiry that genuinely tried to expose what happened.

Genuine police officers and detectives who sought the truth in the Marc Dutroux child abuse and murder scandal in Belgium in the 1990s found that refusing to cover up the facts is not a good career move for law enforcement personnel if the truth is leading to rich, famous and powerful people and their networks. So it proved again with the Jersey investigation.

Both sets of genuine investigators were removed from these cases and any credible ‘investigation’ went with them. Lenny Harper, like his counterpart in the Belgian inquiry, was accused of ‘misconduct’ as a blatant excuse to get rid of him – the allegations were later proved false. Harper’s boss, Jersey police chief Graham Power, was also outrageously suspended and neutralised as part of this.
More than a hundred people came forward claiming to have been sexually and violently abused at the Jersey home and Lenny Harper has confirmed that Jimmy Savile’s name came up early in his investigation but with not enough evidence to charge him at the time. Savile denied any knowledge of ever being at the home, but a picture emerged of him at the home to show that he was lying.

Highly significantly, the name of Edward Heath, the British Prime Minister between 1970 and 1974, has also emerged in relation to abuse at Haut de la Garenne and to Jimmy Savile. I named Heath as a serial child abuser and killer and practicing Satanist in The Biggest Secret seven years before he died in 2005.

A local newspaper reporter, or an excuse for one, contacted Heath when the book was published in 1998 and read him the passage. He replied with the usual ‘Icke is crazy’ response and did nothing else. The reporter, a Charlotte Hofton, condemned me for attacking a ‘nice old man’.

I had spoken to many people who said they had been abused by Heath and witnessed his sexual abuses and satanic child murders, while I was told about Savile by those who knew from having access to the ‘inside’. I was therefore confident enough, with direct contract with the abused themselves, to name Heath in the book and defend any libel action. But that never came because what I said was true.

Those who survived Heath’s abuse were the minority. He loved to torture children and then kill them, often by cutting their throats. This was the man who ran Britain for his masters for four years as prime minister and signed us into the fascism that is the European Union.

Heath was famous as an ocean-going sailor in his yacht Morning Cloud which he used to sail to Jersey and visit the children’s home, Haut La Garenne. According to some sources it was Jimmy Savile who supplied children for Heath that would be abused at sea and probably never return.

Savile had many close and intimate contacts in British politics and he boasted that he spent Christmas with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her husband Dennis every year for a decade. Thatcher replaced Heath as leader of the Conservative Party and many of her government ministers were paedophiles.

Edward Heath and Lord Mountbatten, who first introduced Savile to the royal family, have also been connected by some researchers to the Kincora Boys Home in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the centre of another paedophile ring scandal that broke in 1980. It was clear that the authorities knew what was going on for years before that, but did nothing.

Kincora was a home for working class boys, the very type of kids which Mountbatten was said to be most keen to abuse. Kincora children would also be taken to castles and other homes of the rich and aristocratic families, some of whom were connected to the Irish branch of the Hellfire Club. This is the Satanic network established in the 18th century by British politician and Chancellor of the Exchequer, Francis Dashwood, 15th Baron le Despencer, and his close friend, American hero, Benjamin Franklin.

Three members of staff at Kincora were jailed, including William McGrath, a friend and associate of Northern Ireland’s most famous politician, Ian Paisley, but none of the elite clientele were ever investigated, let alone named and charged. The official inquiry (anything but) decided there was no wider ring operating from the home when that was clearly absurd.

The same happened when a paedophile ring was exposed at children’s homes in North Wales in the 1990s, including the Bryn Alyn home in Wrexham. Policemen, social workers and prominent public figures were named during public sessions of the North Wales Child Abuse Tribunal by those abused, but its chairman, Sir Ronald Waterhouse QC, threatened the media with High Court proceedings if the names were published.

First Waterhouse said that this ban applied only to people who were alive and who did not have previous convictions for child abuse. Then he banned the naming of a man who had died 16 years before and another with two convictions of abusing children in North Wales homes. All together now…

Lord McAlpine – denies involvement.

The UK Guardian went so far as describing one of those named as ‘A man who bears the same surname as a prominent Conservative supporter’. The report added that two witnesses had told the tribunal of a rich and powerful man who belonged to the alleged ring.
The now defunct Scallywag magazine named Lord McAlpine, a treasurer of the Conservative Party, and also Derek Laud, a leading ‘mover and shaker’ in Conservative administrations. Both were close friends of long-time Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, a close friend of Jimmy Savile. McAlpine and Laud denied the allegations. I am not saying that Margaret Thatcher knew about Savile’s background, only that his friendship with her reveals his connections into the Conservative Party at the highest levels.

Scallywag also alleged that MI5 took foreign diplomats to the North Wales homes and secretly filmed them abusing and torturing boys to use the tapes for blackmail. This is a classic Intelligence modus operandi with regard to child abuse by the famous and influential – especially politicians that they want to control..

Paedophiles and Satanists pervade the world of politics, royalty, banking, corporations and media and it is just as rife in the UK Labour and Liberal Democrat parties as it is in the Conservatives – and among the Democrat and Republican elite in the United States.

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War criminal and long-time Prime Minister Tony Blair represented the paedophile-infested Labour Party (see website link after this article) and at his private school, Fettes in Edinburgh, Scotland, he was a close friend of its chaplain, the Very Reverend Dr Ronald Selby Wright, who was known as a persistent paedophile. Edinburgh is a major centre for elite paedophilia and secret societies. Wright was a Church of Scotland Moderator and Chaplain to the Queen and the Fettes historian Robert Philip once said that the young Blair looked up to Dr Wright as a `spiritual mentor’. Philip said: `When Mr Blair was having trouble with the establishment, he confided in Ronald. I think a lot of seeds for his religious faith were sown there.’

And what else?

Tony Blair is reported to have blocked the exposure of famous names during Operation Ore – Operation Avalanche.

Tony Blair is reported to have blocked the exposure of famous names in law, business and politics, including some in his own cabinet, during the police investigation into paedophile Internet activity known as Operation Ore, which came out of the FBI investigation in the United States called Operation Avalanche. Neither convicted any of the big fish – as usual.

The figures in Operation Ore were enormous: 7,250 suspects identified, 4,283 homes searched, 3,744 arrests, 1,848 charged, 1,451 convictions, 493 cautioned; 140 children removed from suspected dangerous situations. But still no major names in the paedophile-infested elite levels of society. Operation Avalanche in the US produced 35,000 Internet records, but only 100 charges.

Blair was leader of the Labour Party at the time of the mass killing of children by known paedophile Thomas Hamilton who walked into Dunblane Primary School in Scotland in 1996 and shot dead 16 children and a teacher before killing himself. Hamilton, like Savile, was a procurer of children for ‘pillars’ of the Establishment.

Scottish judge Lord Cullen was appointed to head the official inquiry into Dunblane and he ordered that significant documents relating to the case should be locked away from public view for a hundred years. He said that this was to protect the victims and families when anyone with a brain could see that it was to protect the Establishment.

Cullen also led the five-judge tribunal which heard the appeal against conviction of the (innocent) Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi and decided that he was guilty. It was revealed that Lord Cullen is a member of an elite Freemasonic group based at Edinburgh University known as The Speculative Society.

Lord Burton, a former Grand Master of Scottish Freemasonry, told a British Sunday newspaper that Cullen’s ‘inquiry’ was a cover up that suppressed crucial information and he linked Cullen to what he called the ‘Super Mason’ Speculative Society. He said that he had been bullied and threatened by other members of the House of Lords when he tried to raise his concerns about a Dunblane cover-up. ‘There’s no escaping the fact that there’s something sinister about the whole affair’, he said.

Thomas Hamilton wandered around Queen Victoria School, Dunblane’s only private boarding school – just like Savile did in girls’ homes and hospitals – and these people are given so much protection and free rein because they are the sources of children for the paedophiles that run government and law enforcement.

Paedophilia is a fundamental ‘cement’ that holds the networks of manipulation together across all political persuasions and allows those in the shadows to blackmail politicians into introducing legislation that advances the agenda of human control.

Jimmy Savile’s involvement with politicians goes back to the 1960s and he has been a ‘friend’ of so many who have dictated the direction of national and even world affairs, including the long-time Labour Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, who I have exposed in my books as a Rothschild front man and manipulator fully aware of the Orwellian world that he was helping to create. Savile was also associated with paedophile Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe and the London gangland villains, the Kray twins, who are also reported to have provided children for the famous.

The network is just so vast – and global.

Jimmy Savile was also closely associated with convicted pop music paedophiles, Jonathan King and Gary Glitter (who he publicly defended after Glitter’s conviction) and he was into far more than child molestation. Satanists get their biggest ‘high’ from having sex with dead bodies and some paedophiles get their ‘high’ from sex with mentally and physically disabled children. Savile’s charity work gave him access to both.

He was a volunteer porter at Leeds General Infirmary and had his own room at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, with its world-renowned spinal injuries unit, and the Broadmoor psychiatric hospital. Allegations of abuse have come from all three and it is said to have happened with the knowledge of staff. Some children were told by staff to act as if they were asleep when Savile came round to avoid his sexual abuse. Hospitals have mortuaries and Savile’s fellow BBC radio presenter Paul Burnett said without knowing the significance: ‘He did a lot of work as a porter in the [Leeds] hospital that he collected money for. He would go there at night and work as a porter.’ Yes, and what else?

None of this wider background is appearing in the mainstream media. The story is being sold as a famous paedophile being exposed, but of most importance to the big picture here is that Savile was a procurer of children for those in positions of national and international power.

Savile died extremely rich and no one seems to be asking where all that came from. Okay, he would have earned well enough in his prime with television, advertising and personal appearances, but he has done none of that with any serious earning capacity for a long time.

Yet he still owned a £160,000 Rolls Royce and had five other cars including a Bentley Turbo and Mercedes 500 SL. He also reported to have owned at least eight homes and left millions in his will on top of that. Where did all the money come from into old age to keep that scale of lifestyle going?

The answer is that child procurement for elite paedophiles is a very lucrative business and also ensures you protection from the law so long as you keep the secrets because if you go down so do your clients. This is why Savile could boast that he was untouchable. He told television presenter Louis Theroux: ‘I can get anything. There’s nothing I can’t get, and there’s nothing I can’t do.’

Those who stay quiet are protected. Those who threaten to speak out are soon dead. The latter was not going to happen to Savile who knew how the game worked and played it for his personal benefit.

Savile was so good at what he did – ‘working deep cover’ – that he was made a member of the Knights of Malta, an elite secret society that I have long exposed in my books, and awarded a papal knighthood by Pope John Paul II in a show of thanks and admiration from the biggest paedophile racket on Earth, the Roman Catholic Church. He was also awarded a knighthood by his friend the Queen and the Establishment in general.

Paedophile and Satanic rings are just that – rings, networks. They include people in all walks of life from politics, law enforcement, judiciary, banking, corporations and media, and they watch each other’s’ backs because their own backs depend upon it.

This happens the world over and most certainly in the United States, as I have widely exposed, and involves a mass of prominent people including US presidents like Father George Bush and major manipulators like Henry Kissinger.

Children’s homes and government mind control programmes are the major source of children for the American ‘elite’. High on the list is Boys Town, Nebraska, which is also known as ‘Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home’ after its founder, Roman Catholic priest Father Edward J. Flanagan. He established Boys Town in 1921 for the ‘care, treatment, and education of at-risk children’.

If you read the book, The Franklin Cover Up, by former Nebraska state senator, John W DeCamp, you might wonder when the children are most ‘at risk’ – before they go to Boys Town or after. The story almost got out at one point during the Reagan and Bush administrations, but was quickly covered up after this was published in 1989.

So the question is why? Why is paedophilia so all-pervading in these elite levels of human society? The answer is that entities operating beyond human sight which mentally and emotionally possess these people feed off human energy in general, but the energy they want more than anything is that of children before puberty.

The hormonal changes that happen at puberty are only holographic expressions of deeper energetic changes and the entities want that energy before those change takes place. When the paedophile is having sex with the child the possessing entities are using the paedophile as a conduit to draw off the child’s life-force.

The bloodline-possessed are genetically and energetically stimulated to desire sex with children and when they get what they want the entities get what they want – the child’s energy. This requires an endless supply of children to constantly repeat this process and this is where the Jimmy Saviles and Thomas Hamiltons come in.

I see that I have written 5,500 words in this article and yet I could have written 30,000 and still not told the whole story of how Satanism and paedophilia are the foundation and connecting tissue of the global network of human suppression.

People find it so hard to go there, or to accept what appears to be so fantastic, but if the Savile story continues to be pursued tenaciously, and with an open mind, it can open a doorway to expose the darkest of dark.

Source: DavidIcke.com

RELATED STORY: BEN FELLOWS FULL INTERVIEW ON LIVE – EXPOSING BBC CHILD ABUSE /// RELATED STORY: 'I RAN THE GAUNTLET OF PEDOPHILES IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY' /// RELATED INTERVIEW: Blowing the Lid on Child Abuse in Entertainment – The Ben Fellows Radio Show

Labour25 – paedophiles in the UK Labour Party - http://labour25.com/

David Icke – Knock Knock … Who’s There? Your Apathy! (Viewer Discretion Advised) Click here to watch …

/// BELOW THE FOLD: More from Wayne Madsen & Christopher Story on disturbing pedophile networks, perhaps even the Illuminati / German authoritarian connection to PM Heath, & more ////

Libyans, Prepare to Hail & Welcome the New NATO/UAE/AFRICOM occupation - CFR Richard Haass is pimping the International Force in Financial Times

Libya looks like it's finally kicking into the next step. I posted this up onto Agonist. Sorry for lack of links but you can google this stuff... As we close in on 50,000,000 good Americans on food stamps, yet another occupation & Hard Power hegemony scheme kicks off. Get ready for Monday's marketing Campaign.


It is paywall'd on FinancialTimes but Richard Haass officially has the goddamn headline "Boots on the Ground" going right now. *(!@#$&@#%$@#
Reason 1022174741 to loathe the Council on Foreign Relations and its soft fuzzy interventionism "for the Children" or whatever, as always.
The Times UK is chattering about some 70 page post-downfall manual they've got, with the accession of the Rebel Council. The claim is 80% of the security structure only aboard The Green Government because of fear (to be retained presumably) .
The 70 page plan sez the United Arab Emirates gets a piece of the Arab force to be brought in as the "legit Arabs" security force. And they want to pitch a Tripoli-originated "non occupation" force for the Capital.
From a marketing point of view you roll out new products on Monday! The New NATO psyop for its home audience / Civil Affairs & etc package. I'd bet AFRICOM will be setting up the kernels of its new shop at the Tripoli airport in 72 hours, and henceforth into North Africa colonial operations.
Lol wikileaks looked a little opportunistic/tacky suggesting Ghaddafi post all his intel files, but they were right that it will be a hell of a scene for Libyans get the NATO forces off their necks now... In any case better watch the Sinai and see what cooks over there. This looks like another hairy geopolitical week eh?
Earlier on hongpong: Ghaddafi Fail ////// Ex Libya asset Lindauer on Patriot Act coverups //// Lindauer: NATO's War Crimes in Libya

British Lord James of Blackheath sez "Foundation X" has unfathomable amounts of bullion-backed currency, wants to bail out UK; X = OITC?

For the past 20 weeks I have been engaged in a very strange dialogue with the two noble Lords, in the course of which I have been trying to bring to their attention the willing availability of a strange organisation which wishes to make a great deal of money available to assist the recovery of the economy in this country. For want of a better name, I shall call it foundation X. That is not its real name, but it will do for the moment. Foundation X was introduced to me 20 weeks ago last week by an eminent City firm, which is FSA controlled. Its chairman came to me and said, "We have this extraordinary request to assist in a major financial reconstruction. It is megabucks, but we need your help to assist us in understanding whether this business is legitimate". I had the biggest put down of my life from my noble friend Lord Strathclyde when I told him this story. He said, "Why you? You're not important enough to have the answer to a question like that". He is quite right, I am not important enough, but the answer to the next question was, "You haven't got the experience for it". Yes I do. I have had one of the biggest experiences in the laundering of terrorist money and funny money that anyone has had in the City. I have handled billions of pounds of terrorist money.
Baroness Hollis of Heigham: Where did it go to?
Lord James of Blackheath: Not into my pocket. My biggest terrorist client was the IRA and I am pleased to say that I managed to write off more than £1 billion of its money. I have also had extensive connections with north African terrorists, but that was of a far nastier nature, and I do not want to talk about that because it is still a security issue. I hasten to add that it is no good getting the police in, because I shall immediately call the Bank of England as my defence witness, given that it put me in to deal with these problems.

This is just fantastic... From the British Lord James of Blackheath, an old skewl banker, one of the best British conspiracy tales in quite some time!! I put it below the fold, this is uncut, unedited. The first part about excess commercial capacity is also true, but the turn into a bizarre thing about drugs, the Vatican's gold hoard, and mostly about how a mysterious Foundation X is trying to bail out Britain. There is nothing quite like a classic British banking conspiracy thing, and this is definitely the best in quite some times. Already Most Popular on Internets. Huge hat tip to Cryptogon and Antipope - official source is the Lord Hansards Text (compleat log of britishgovernments) . 

Quick Update - it could be something called the Office of International Treasury Control - their official website is offline but I saw it a while ago. Truly a strange hoax or something with those guys. Pretty good possible explanation here. [or it is a hoax wrapped around a secret reality :-] OITC was I think on the radar screen of the late Christopher Story - for a strange angle of bits see the site FourWinds10.net and some enemy of Story's named 'Casper' going on. But I think it was thru this general area I heard of OITC before.

Update Nov4 7PM: Blackheath now sez X is not OITC - see the story on ZDNET for more

A mysterious organisation that claims to have billions of pounds to invest in the UK economy is not an attempted scam, according to a peer with extensive City experience.

Lord James of Blackheath told ZDNet UK on Thursday that the organisation, which Lord James has dubbed 'Foundation X', to his knowledge is a viable organisation.

"I'm convinced it's bona fide," said James. "I've been working on this case for five months, and I've not found a single reason [to think otherwise]."

Blogger Hopi Sen suggested in a blog post on Wednesday that the mysterious organisation could be the "United Nations Office of International Treasury Control" (UNOITC), which claims to be a sovereign entity formed after the Second World War.

James told ZDNet UK that he had not been approached by the UNOITC, and that there were no links between Foundation X and UNOITC.

James, who was a respected troubleshooter in the City, made a speech to Parliament on Monday. James said that a mysterious organisation was willing to put £5bn into the UK economy, plus an extra £17bn for hospitals, schools, and Crossrail, with no strings attached.

"The problem is, the government has not carried through the checks that I want them to do and open up lines of enquiry," James told ZDNet UK.

James also said in Parliament that he had been appointed by the Bank of England to "deal with problems" caused by the laundering of terrorist money.

"I have had one of the biggest experiences in the laundering of terrorist money and funny money that anyone has had in the City," James said in Parliament. "I have handled billions of pounds of terrorist money. My biggest terrorist client was the IRA and I am pleased to say that I managed to write off more than £1bn of its money. I have also had extensive connections with north African terrorists, but that was of a far nastier nature, and I do not want to talk about that because it is still a security issue."

James told ZDNet UK on Thursday that he had been brought into five companies between 1989 and 1997/98 at the direction of the Bank of England. James was to run the companies down, as they had been identified as conduits for IRA funds.

"The IRA had five companies completely ruined," said James. "They had built the companies up as pensions funds."

James' express instructions were to run the companies down and liquidise the assets, he said. "I'm a money washer, not a money launderer," said James.

WikiLeaks battles suspicious front companies in the Caymans; Swedish server room fire; WikiLeaks mirrors holding strong!

All right here is a new one. WikiLeaks.org got set up a while ago to offer a WikiPedia-style spot for edgy secret documents to get dumped. And they are getting some press. Now, a Situation has arisen, knocking the main server offline as their CA-based domain registrar folds under legal pressure. Because WikiLeaks was leaking.... suspicious bits about the Cayman Islands fronts of some bank or something. Apparently the UK server, among others, are still fine. Here is the list of mirrors.

Here is a list of Wikileaks Cover Name URL links which worked ok for us in the last few hours:

http://wikileaks.la/
https://secure.wikileaks.la/

http://home.e.co.za/
https://secure.home.e.co.za/

http://joburg.e.co.za/
https://secure.joburg.e.co.za/

http://new.alain.co.za/
https://secure.new.alain.co.za/

http://wikileaks.be/
https://secure.wikileaks.be/

http://stockholm.divx.se/
https://secure.stockholm.divx.se/

http://jwdc.org/
https://secure.jwdc.org/

http://ljsf.org/
https://secure.ljsf.org/

http://freedomsbell.org/
https://secure.freedomsbell.org/

http://freedomspen.org/
https://secure.freedomspen.org/

http://libertypen.org/
https://secure.libertypen.org/

http://sunshinepress.org/
https://secure.sunshinepress.org/

http://new.1.vg/
https://secure.new.1.vg/

http://zurich.base-v.ch/
https://secure.zurich.base-v.ch/

http://bratislava.iypt.sk/
https://secure.bratislava.iypt.sk/

http://new.iypt.sk/
https://secure.new.iypt.sk/

http://wikileaks.org.uk/
https://secure.wikileaks.org.uk/

http://new.ilex.cl/
https://secure.new.ilex.cl/

http://wikileaks.tl/
https://secure.wikileaks.tl/

http://freedomsbell.com/
https://secure.freedomsbell.com/

http://wikileaks.in/
https://secure.wikileaks.in/

http://bucharest.roxi.ro/
https://secure.bucharest.roxi.ro/

http://wikileaks.es/
https://secure.wikileaks.es/

http://wikileaks.ws/
https://secure.wikileaks.ws/

http://riga.ax.lt/
https://secure.riga.ax.lt/

http://special.k.vu/
https://secure.special.k.vu/

http://wikileaks.cx/
https://secure.wikileaks.cx/

http://new.it.cx/
https://secure.new.it.cx/

Some of the Cover Names presumably just re-direct traffic to the now missing www.wikileaks.org and so are effectively not working either i.e.

http://wikileaks.org.au/
https://secure.wikileaks.org.au/

http://wikileaks.de/
https://secure.wikileaks.de/

http://wikileaks.org.nz/
https://secure.wikileaks.org.nz/

Some are more peculiar in that unencrypted URLs either time out or are not working,

However, the corresponding SSL URLs work ok e.g.:

https://secure.smoke.ganja.nl/
https://secure.moskva.orts.ru/

There are some caveats about the secure proxy certificates and whatnot - I.E. what are these 'moskva orts' Russians really up to? [Something quite cool i would bet, anyway]

There is a blog here: WikiLeak.org with more news on that.

http://wikileaks.org.uk/wiki/Wikileaks_survives_censorship%2C_ddos%2C_fire :

Spy Blog: Wikileaks survives a fire, but is under Temporary Restraining Order partial censorship

Link
http://spyblog.org.uk
Country
United Kingdom
Date
2008-02-17

It looks as if the interesting and controversial, Wikileaks website, which promises "anonymous, untraceable, uncensorable" publication of leaked documents from whistleblowers, and which recently published the devastating No2ID Campaign annotated leaked UK National Identity Scheme document , is weathering some technical hitches and legal litigation attacks.

It seems that there has been a fire in an Uninterruptible Power Supply, which took the WikiLeaks web servers offline for much of Saturday, at their Swedish co-location hosting company, PRQ Inet, which has experience of attempts at censorship, through their former hosting of the peer to peer filesharing and political phenomenon, The Pirate Bay.

[editor: shortly before the fire unknown persons launched a 500Mbps distributed denial of service attack. It is not known if or how the attack is related to the other events described in this article].

More seriously and for the longer term, the brand name of WikiLeaks.org is no longer online, due to a Temporary Restraining Order issued by the California Northern District Court in San Francisco, aimed at a Domain Name Registrar, rather than just the actual publishers of controversial material, who happen to be outside of US legal jurisdiction..

See this partial public list of Wikileaks Cover Names for alternative URLs which have not yet been censored.

The plaintiffs in the California case are a Swiss Bank bank - Bank Julius Baer and its associated Cayman Islands tax avoidance subsidiaries, egged on by their expensive Hollywood media celebrity shyster lawyers Lavely & Singer. Julius Baer have been pursuing a Swiss whistleblower, some of whose leaked documents have been allegedly published on WikiLeaks.org. Why this is a problem when the world's financial monitoring and tax authorities appear to have already had access to them, is a mystery.

See Bank Julius Baer vs. Wikileaks

WikiLeakS.org have also had legal threats from ineptitude lawyers Schillings -- who in tried to censor blogs critical of the dubious Russian / Uzbek billionaire Alisher Usmanov] which caused much of the UK political and Arsenal football club fan blogosphere, to rally together in condemnation of the "collateral damage" which was to caused to innocent political bloggers, across the political spectrum.

Schillings are acting against WikiLeaks.org because of their publication of a prospectus to potential rescue investors of the Northern Rock plc bank scandal, something which is now obsolete, but was of massive public interest to all UK taxpayers and investors, and which the mainstream media caved in to after Schillings shyster threats, and an expensive (effectively taxpayer funded) High Court Injunction.

See Northern Rock vs. Wikileaks.

It is interesting that the first threats to this supposedly "uncensorable, anonymous, mass whistleblowing" project, do not come from Government Big Brother authorities, but from the private sector, and from equipment failures at a Single Point of Failure.

As with the Alisher Usmanov affair, the tactics of the media celibrity shysters in the Bank Julius Baer case is to threaten parts of what should be neutral, exempt internet infrastructure companies, with potentially expensive litigation in court rather than just the actaul publishers of the allegedly defamatory or confidential or copyright material.

Even if such companies win in court, the expense of kegal advice is such that it could cost them far more money in legal fees, than they are getting from a cheap domain name registration or webhosting package, so they are tempted to cave in to such shyster demands for censorship.

Only by pointing out the damage to their own brand names and potential profits, as a result of the disgust that most active internet customers feel, when the rich and powerful and their shysters, try to bully individuals or small groups of activists, can this economic threat be counterbalanced.

See the Censorship Threats from Lawyers category archive of blog postings on the WikiLeak.org blog, which comments on the technical, legal and ethical aspects of the WikiLeakS.org project.

UK diplomat: "Britain is protecting the biggest heroin crop of all time," Afghan-Uzbek-Russian pathway = $$ & Power!

All is going well on my trip and I'm now in France. I have been scanning the UK media quite heavily over the last week and later I'll share some really funny material (including a huge media buzz over cannabis & the seven members of the new cabinet who smoked it in the past). But for now just consider this basically obvious, yet also rather shocking, situation. In many ways nothing is new. Dostum, one of the elemental warlords of the situation, the leader of the ethnic Uzbek contingent in Afghanistan and currently a top minister, has for decades based his entire regional political economy around the export of opium. What's new is an entrenched Russian angle going to St. Petersburg, as well as the ongoing, pointless fight around there (as compared to the Moghuls and other hordes that have failed to secure the area for their purposes).

On a different note I'd recommend, as always, checking out agonist.org. The proprietor of the site is visiting Mexico right now, but the writing from contributors is, as always, well selected and top-notch.

I am reposting this article in full because it is an accurately framed deep reference to the regional situation, and also provides a new angle on the Litvinienko assassination that I haven't yet heard. One of the top stories in the UK last week was of course the booting of four Russian diplomats from the embassy after Putin failed to extradite a former FSB security officer supposedly implicated in the murder. (Of course I don't know what happened to Litvinienko, but the whole thing has reeked of Public Relations / PSYOPS manipulation, and I just don't grok why the Russkies didn't put two bullets in their former spy's head, and instead chose a lurid, slow poison offering dramatic time for interviews &etc. Altho the blanket of CCTV cameras in London woulda made that pretty hard to do....)

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Britain is protecting the biggest heroin crop of all time, By Craig Murray, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan
Mail on Sunday
Sunday July 22, 2007

This week the 64th British soldier to die in Afghanistan, Corporal Mike Gilyeat, was buried. All the right things were said about this brave soldier, just as, on current trends, they will be said about one or more of his colleagues who follow him next week.

The alarming escalation of the casualty rate among British soldiers in Afghanistan – up to ten per cent – led to discussion this week on whether it could be fairly compared to casualty rates in the Second World War.

But the key question is this: what are our servicemen dying for? There are glib answers to that: bringing democracy and development to Afghanistan, supporting the government of President Hamid Karzai in its attempt to establish order in the country, fighting the Taliban and preventing the further spread of radical Islam into Pakistan.

But do these answers stand up to close analysis?

There has been too easy an acceptance of the lazy notion that the war in Afghanistan is the 'good' war, while the war in Iraq is the 'bad' war, the blunder. The origins of this view are not irrational. There was a logic to attacking Afghanistan after 9/11.

Afghanistan was indeed the headquarters of Osama Bin Laden and his organisation, who had been installed and financed there by the CIA to fight the Soviets from 1979 until 1989. By comparison, the attack on Iraq – which was an enemy of Al Qaeda and no threat to us – was plainly irrational in terms of the official justification.

So the attack on Afghanistan has enjoyed a much greater sense of public legitimacy. But the operation to remove Bin Laden was one thing. Six years of occupation are clearly another.

Few seem to turn a hair at the officially expressed view that our occupation of Iraq may last for decades.
Lib Dem leader Menzies Campbell has declared, fatuously, that the Afghan war is 'winnable'.

Afghanistan was not militarily winnable by the British Empire at the height of its supremacy. It was not winnable by Darius or Alexander, by Shah, Tsar or Great Moghul. It could not be subdued by 240,000 Soviet troops. But what, precisely, are we trying to win?

In six years, the occupation has wrought one massive transformation in Afghanistan, a development so huge that it has increased Afghan GDP by 66 per cent and constitutes 40 per cent of the entire economy. That is a startling achievement, by any standards. Yet we are not trumpeting it. Why not?

The answer is this. The achievement is the highest harvests of opium the world has ever seen.

The Taliban had reduced the opium crop to precisely nil. I would not advocate their methods for doing this, which involved lopping bits, often vital bits, off people. The Taliban were a bunch of mad and deeply unpleasant religious fanatics. But one of the things they were vehemently against was opium.

That is an inconvenient truth that our spin has managed to obscure. Nobody has denied the sincerity of the Taliban's crazy religious zeal, and they were as unlikely to sell you heroin as a bottle of Johnnie Walker.

They stamped out the opium trade, and impoverished and drove out the drug warlords whose warring and rapacity had ruined what was left of the country after the Soviet war.

That is about the only good thing you can say about the Taliban; there are plenty of very bad things to say about them. But their suppression of the opium trade and the drug barons is undeniable fact.

Now we are occupying the country, that has changed. According to the United Nations, 2006 was the biggest opium harvest in history, smashing the previous record by 60 per cent. This year will be even bigger.

Our economic achievement in Afghanistan goes well beyond the simple production of raw opium. In fact Afghanistan no longer exports much raw opium at all. It has succeeded in what our international aid efforts urge every developing country to do. Afghanistan has gone into manufacturing and 'value-added' operations.

It now exports not opium, but heroin. Opium is converted into heroin on an industrial scale, not in kitchens but in factories. Millions of gallons of the chemicals needed for this process are shipped into Afghanistan by tanker. The tankers and bulk opium lorries on the way to the factories share the roads, improved by American aid, with Nato troops.

How can this have happened, and on this scale? The answer is simple. The four largest players in the heroin business are all senior members of the Afghan government – the government that our soldiers are fighting and dying to protect.

When we attacked Afghanistan, America bombed from the air while the CIA paid, armed and equipped the dispirited warlord drug barons – especially those grouped in the Northern Alliance – to do the ground occupation. We bombed the Taliban and their allies into submission, while the warlords moved in to claim the spoils. Then we made them ministers.

President Karzai is a good man. He has never had an opponent killed, which may not sound like much but is highly unusual in this region and possibly unique in an Afghan leader. But nobody really believes he is running the country. He asked America to stop its recent bombing campaign in the south because it was leading to an increase in support for the Taliban. The United States simply ignored him. Above all, he has no control at all over the warlords among his ministers and governors, each of whom runs his own kingdom and whose primary concern is self-enrichment through heroin.

My knowledge of all this comes from my time as British Ambassador in neighbouring Uzbekistan from 2002 until 2004. I stood at the Friendship Bridge at Termez in 2003 and watched the Jeeps with blacked-out windows bringing the heroin through from Afghanistan, en route to Europe.

I watched the tankers of chemicals roaring into Afghanistan.

Yet I could not persuade my country to do anything about it. Alexander Litvinenko – the former agent of the KGB, now the FSB, who died in London last November after being poisoned with polonium 210 – had suffered the same frustration over the same topic.

There are a number of theories as to why Litvinenko had to flee Russia. The most popular blames his support for the theory that FSB agents planted bombs in Russian apartment blocks to stir up anti-Chechen feeling.

But the truth is that his discoveries about the heroin trade were what put his life in danger. Litvinenko was working for the KGB in St Petersburg in 2001 and 2002. He became concerned at the vast amounts of heroin coming from Afghanistan, in particular from the fiefdom of the (now) Head of the Afghan armed forces, General Abdul Rashid Dostum, in north and east Afghanistan.

Dostum is an Uzbek, and the heroin passes over the Friendship Bridge from Afghanistan to Uzbekistan, where it is taken over by President Islam Karimov's people. It is then shipped up the railway line, in bales of cotton, to St Petersburg and Riga.

The heroin Jeeps run from General Dostum to President Karimov. The UK, United States and Germany have all invested large sums in donating the most sophisticated detection and screening equipment to the Uzbek customs centre at Termez to stop the heroin coming through.

But the convoys of Jeeps running between Dostum and Karimov are simply waved around the side of the facility.

Litvinenko uncovered the St Petersburg end and was stunned by the involvement of the city authorities, local police and security services at the most senior levels. He reported in detail to President Vladimir Putin. Putin is, of course, from St Petersburg, and the people Litvinenko named were among Putin's closest political allies. That is why Litvinenko, having miscalculated badly, had to flee Russia.

I had as little luck as Litvinenko in trying to get official action against this heroin trade. At the St Petersburg end he found those involved had the top protection. In Afghanistan, General Dostum is vital to Karzai's coalition, and to the West's pretence of a stable, democratic government.

Opium is produced all over Afghanistan, but especially in the north and north-east – Dostum's territory. Again, our Government's spin doctors have tried hard to obscure this fact and make out that the bulk of the heroin is produced in the tiny areas of the south under Taliban control. But these are the most desolate, infertile rocky areas. It is a physical impossibility to produce the bulk of the vast opium harvest there.

That General Dostum is head of the Afghan armed forces and Deputy Minister of Defence is in itself a symbol of the bankruptcy of our policy. Dostum is known for tying opponents to tank tracks and running them over. He crammed prisoners into metal containers in the searing sun, causing scores to die of heat and thirst.

Since we brought 'democracy' to Afghanistan, Dostum ordered an MP who annoyed him to be pinned down while he attacked him. The sad thing is that Dostum is probably not the worst of those comprising the Karzai government, or the biggest drug smuggler among them.

Our Afghan policy is still victim to Tony Blair's simplistic world view and his childish division of all conflicts into 'good guys' and 'bad guys'. The truth is that there are seldom any good guys among those vying for power in a country such as Afghanistan. To characterise the Karzai government as good guys is sheer nonsense.

Why then do we continue to send our soldiers to die in Afghanistan? Our presence in Afghanistan and Iraq is the greatest recruiting sergeant for Islamic militants. As the great diplomat, soldier and adventurer Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Alexander Burnes pointed out before his death in the First Afghan War in 1841, there is no point in a military campaign in Afghanistan as every time you beat them, you just swell their numbers. Our only real achievement to date is falling street prices for heroin in London.

Remember this article next time you hear a politician calling for more troops to go into Afghanistan. And when you hear of another brave British life wasted there, remember you can add to the casualty figures all the young lives ruined, made miserable or ended by heroin in the UK.

They, too, are casualties of our Afghan policy.

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