The British Government has been caught in a huge number of lies


The British Government has been caught in a huge number of lies

By Richard Galustian

So many things unfolded in the last seven days that ridiculed almost every vitriolic claim Theresa May’s Government directed against Russia, and Putin personally, over the Skripal case, as well as bring us new information.

First let’s deal with this fact; Skripal’s daughter Yulia and her father Sergei have made a full recovery, when it was said they was at ‘death’s door’ itself  a huge inconsistency contrary to the UK Government statements these past weeks – as well as the last announcement from Porton Down that proves beyond doubt Prime Minister Theresa May and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson blatantly lied; all these and more changes this whole affair.

On the latter point above, to be specific, the Porton Down’s CEO Gary Aitkenhead on Tuesday stated it was of “a type” of Novichok, adding a caveat which was that his scientists cannot determine where the poison came from. This directly contradicts the May Government’s version of the so called facts.

An important point I add is if Porton Down established it was really military grade ‘Novichok’, it would have killed anyone in its vicinity in minutes. A question therefore is why is the CEO of Porton Down being, shall we say, economic with the truth? Is it due to political pressure from No.10 or some other Whitehall Department?

The British Conservative government popularity has tumbled; they therefore now are attacking the man who probably will be the next Prime Minister, Jeremy Corbyn, and probably with a Labour majority.

Polls in UK are being ‘manipulated to state otherwise, that the Conservatives are in the lead, much like happened in America with Hillary Clinton.

Not wishing to bring levity to this important subject, it is unavoidable not to mention that the police removed one dead cat and two dead hamsters from Skripal’s home who were taken to Porton Down where they were immediately incinerated – no information was forthcoming if there were  any forensic tests carried out on these animals, specifically if they ingested any type of poison. Why incinerate? Something to hide?

The reason(s) and speculations, true and not true, will be in Sunday’s newspapers and in the coming week’s real and fake news in the main stream Press and media.

The British Government has been caught in a huge number of lies maybe bigger than any others, we will in future discover, of this Century, not just for demonising and provoking irresponsibly a nuclear power but also their unprincipled stance to use this incident for domestic party political politics. Specifically by slandering the leader of the Conservative opposition in the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn accusing him of being a ‘Putin lackey’ . An outrageous tactic and attack.

The Conservative Party have tremendously underestimated the degree of sophistication of the British electorate. This is the final straw for the British people.

The Conservative Government’s rush to judgement within hours of the Skripal event will be a major reason why they will lose the next General Election.

Also damning was the way the Government flip flopped in its story last week saying the ‘substance’, whatever it was, was most concentrated on the front door nob of the house. Then saying it might have been in breakfast cereal, both silly conclusions even for us laymen. We can expect more fabricated excuses, lies, as if as they make it up as they go along, day by day.

All humbug.

Though many countries, including America, expelled Russian diplomats, no Ambassadors it should be added, that ruse is also backfiring as most countries are reconsidering the veracity of the British Government’s statements. Importantly Germany has already changed their view.

A person with a great deal of experience in Russia, Sir Tony Brenton, (the UK’s Ambassador in Moscow in the aftermath of the Alexander Litvinenko poisoning), tried to give wise counsel to Mrs. May and the FCO but obviously to no avail.

An interesting aside is also last week voluntarily commenting on the alleged attack by Russia on the Skripal’s, the father of Litvinenko categorically stated that he too questioned the veracity of the British government’s claims about the Skirpal poisoning. Even more intriguing is a rumour emanating from a French former security services individual that he has evidence that UK actors murdered Litvinenko. The plot thickens!

Also this past week, a very curious recording, contents wise, of a phone conversation surfaced that took place between Skripal’s daughter and Sergei’s niece in Moscow.

That was followed by an astoundingly stupid decision; the British Embassy in Moscow refused to grant a visa to UK to the niece.

What is the British Government hiding? Are the Skripal’s now prisoners in Britain?

The “organic chemistry” comment by Cornell professor Dave Collum is particularly insightful and important for an external observer. Those wishing to move beyond ‘the Russia motive’, may want to take a look at Noam Chomsky’s propaganda model and Thomas S. Kuhn’s paradigm shifts. Many Brits intuitively feel that this Skripal subject is as much to do with domestic British politics as anything else and that the path of ‘untruths’ chosen by Theresa May and Boris Johnson is motivated more by a desire to covertly and overtly as well as subliminally attack Corbyn, and to infer he to be an unpatriotic Brit, due to his growing popularity amongst the British electorate.

To add and complicate this subject even further here is more intrigue. There seems some connection to ‘the Steele Dossier’ and therefore American domestic politics.

It’s certainly a multi layered conundrum that will unfold slowly.

By the way Trump last week agreed to meet Putin, inviting him to the White House. This fact can hardly be found in the mainstream media.

One conclusion which deserves extensive debate on another occasion is this. The Skripal lies will have a definite consequence; they will prove the undoing of the Conservative Party and their lose of power in the next election.

This brings new and important questions for Britain’s future relationship with America, and in fact all countries, as Jeremy Corbyn’s view of the world is diametrically opposite to Theresa May and in fact also to, in particular, all the Neocons warmongers in America. Corbyn has a very different position as regards the Palestinian Cause for one. Corbyn also has, what can best be described as an ambivalence towards NATO and its role.

To add an almost farcical note to the Skripal affair is this weekend the British Government announced it wants to send father and daughter to America “ for their own protection”.

How much more ridiculous can this affair get and how many more lies, revelations and disinformation can we expect in weeks to come?

We live, as they say, in interesting as well
as dangerous times.

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Libya condemns Italy’s decision to increase troops in Misurata


Libya condemns Italy’s decision to increase troops in Misurata

TRIPOLI, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) — The National Defense and Security Committee of the Libyan eastern-based House of Representatives on Thursday condemned Italy’s decision to deploy more troops in the city of Misurata.

“The National Defense and Security Committee condemns the clear violation of Libya’s sovereignty by Italy through the Italian House of Representatives vote to approve the increase of its forces in Misurata,” the committee said in a statement.

“With this vote, Italy admits the presence of its forces, despite its previous denial of any troops on Libyan territory,” the statement added.

The committee warned Italy against “continued violation of Libya’s sovereignty,” and demanded explanation from Italy.

The Italian parliament on Wednesday approved the increase of Italian troops in Libya.

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said earlier that Italy will transfer part of its military units from Iraq and Afghanistan to North Africa to combat illegal immigration and counter terrorism threats.

In September 2016, the Italian government sent a non-combat military mission, which includes about 100 special forces personnel, at the request of the Libyan UN-backed government to Misurata, some 200 km east of the capital Tripoli, to provide protection for the Italian field hospital inside Misurata air base.

Afriqiyah Airways CEO resigns, blames Presidential Council for Mitiga Airport’s gunbattle


Afriqiyah Airways CEO resigns, blames Presidential Council for Mitiga Airport’s gun battle

Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

The CEO of Afriqiyah Airways Abu Bakr Al-Forteya resigned Monday and blamed the Presidential Council for the clashes that rocked Mitiga Airport in Tripoli and the consequent deaths, injuries and damage.

The CEO’s resignation came in a phone call interview with a TV channel, where he said the attacking brigade that wrecked havoc in the airport was part of the Presidential Council’s Defense Ministry.

“The Presidential Council enabled a parallel legitimate executive department to surface on the scene.” He added, saying the Libyan judiciary ruled three times for his favor and adding that the PC’s executive department violated the methods used by the airliner regarding distributing planes to Libyan airports to avoid danger, citing Monday incident when “all planes came under fire.”

“Foreign Minister Mohammed Sayala and the PC are involved in corruption contract with Airbus worth 3.7 billion dollars and Afriqiya Airways under my watch was trying to stop this contract but those officials kept it going by enabling a parallel executive department, which did not move along regarding the deal.” Al-Forteya explained.

He added that Sayala disregarded the verdicts ruled for the airliner’s current executive department and prevented making them public, saying “Libya’s judiciary is corrupted.”

“We are now left with one airplane from the whole Afriqiyah Airways fleet as the others were hit by the clashes and the repairing works need a long time as we have to talk to the manufacturer company.” He said, adding that the PC and its parallel executive department for the airliner tried to bring all the Libyan planes from abroad but failed as Libya was checked unsafe by insurance companies.

The PC, he added, cannot secure the airliner’s staffers against any harm such as arrests and kidnap, saying three of the staffers were abducted and the last of whom was an employee heading to a meeting in Tunisia.

“They never appeared before court or any investigation bureau, and the reasons behind their arrest were not announced. The PC never replied to our questions regarding those employees.”

Afriqiyah Airways suspended all flights from Mitiga and Misrata airports on Monday following the damage that hit most of its planes during the clashes in Mitiga airport.

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Records of #Jerusalem deeds found in #Ottoman archives cause #Israel unease


Records of Jerusalem deeds found in Ottoman archives cause Israel unease. 

There are 171,306 deeds recorded in 46 registries of Jerusalem in Ottoman archive records. Of these, 133,365 are private property and 37,671 belong to foundations. In addition to this, Turkey’s archives also have records of Jerusalem between the hijri years 950 and 1917.

Among the records of private property were 139 deeds belonging to Sultan Abdul Hamid II, 137 of which were transferred to the treasury in the past. The remaining two are in Jerusalem’s Erihav region. The records show that there is a plot of land approximately 30,000 square meters in size that is recorded under the name of Sultan Abdul Hamid II.

The deeds proving that Palestine belongs to Palestinians were handed to Palestinian officials. Israel did not ask for deed records from Turkey. Had Israel requested these records, it would mean that Israel would be accepting that it is occupying Palestine.

A memorandum was signed between Palestine and Jordan. Procedures such as the maintenance and repair of foundations in Jerusalem were transferred to Jordan. Therefore, in 2016, upon the request of Jordan, Turkey provided copies of the deeds of foundations in Jerusalem to Jordan.

Foreign-installed Puppet Government in Tripoli Declares State of Emergency


Foreign-installed Puppet Government in Tripoli Declares State of Emergency

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Presidential Council of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) declared a state of emergency in the country’s capital of Tripoli on Monday over the deadly clashes at the Mitiga International Airport, according to the GNA’s statement.

Earlier in the day, the clashes between the Special Deterrence Force and a militant group based in Tajoura neighborhood erupted near the Mitiga airport in Tripoli, claiming the lives of at least 11 people and injuring over 20, according to media reports.

“We announce the state of emergency in Tripoli until the security personnel manage to end the clashes that are terrifying the residents around the Mitiga airport, ” the statement read, as quoted by the Libyan Express media outlet.

Following the incident, the flights to and from Tripoli were halted and redirected to the International Misrata airport in the city of Misrata.

Libya has been in turmoil since the 2011 NATO war against the country and the brutal assassination of revolutionary leader Muammar Gaddafi.