Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Ambassador Craig Murray Examines the British Deep State's Connection with the Skripal Nerve Agent Poisonings

Craig Murray reminds me of Rex Stout's fat detective, Nero Wolf: he is very lazy and very bright, but when he exerts himself one is rewarded by a display of genuine intellectual heft. Murray's recent blog post, which focuses on the poisoning of Russian double-agent, Sergei Skripal (or was he a triple that the Brits had no further use for?) and his Daughter, Yulia, signals a surge of activity that should be worth watching.

Murray begins his post by reference to a Freedom of Information request submitted to the BBC, the British state's official propaganda outlet:

On 8 July 2018 a lady named Kirsty Eccles asked what, in its enormous ramifications, historians may one day see as the most important Freedom of Information request ever made. The rest of this post requires extremely close and careful reading, and some thought, for you to understand that claim.
Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,
1: Why did BBC Newsnight correspondent Mark Urban keep secret from the licence payers that he had been having meetings with Sergei Skripal only last summer.
2: When did the BBC know this?
3: Please provide me with copies of all correspondence between yourselves and Mark Urban on the subject of Sergei Skripal.
Yours faithfully,
Kirsty Eccles
The ramifications of this little request ... cut right to the heart of the ramping up of the new Cold War, of the BBC’s propaganda collusion with the security services to that end, and to the concoction of fraudulent evidence in the Steele “dirty dossier”.

A challenge, that is, to the British Government's claim to democratic legitimacy and one that Murray himself has pursued with an unanswered request for information from BBC news editor, Mark Urban.

What next, I have no idea, but Murray ends his piece with the words of the Scottish/American, naval commander, John Paul Jones:

“We have not yet begun to fight.”

And for those unfamiliar with the words of John Paul Jones, here's an outline of the kind of fight Murray is talking about:

At the outbreak of hostilities with the British in 1776, Captain John Paul Jones, in command of the Providence, wrecked the enemy fishing industry in Nova Scotia and captured sixteen prize British vessels. In 1777 and 1778 he captained the Ranger and raided along the English coast, bringing the war home to King George and his subjects. In recognition of his feats, the Continental Navy put him in command of five American and French warships, including his flagship, the Bonhomme Richard. Commodore Jones led his tiny squadron on raids of the Scottish coast, disrupting commerce, capturing numerous merchant ships, and making an aggravating nuisance of himself to the Crown and Royal Navy.

John Paul Jones later engaged in one of the bloodiest naval engagements of the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Flamborough Head, off the northern coast of England. At dawn on September 23, 1779, his four-ship squadron spotted what they believed to be a 41-ship convoy, guarded by the 44-gun Royal Navy frigate, Serapis, and the sloop-of-war HMS Countess of Scarborough. One of his squadron, the warship Alliance, captained by a Frenchman, refused to obey Commodore Jones' orders to engage the enemy.

He attacked the Serapis, but two of his heavy 18-pound cannon burst in the opening salvo, seriously damaging the Bonhomme Richard and killing many sailors. John Paul abandoned the use of his heavy cannon, believing them to be too dangerous. The Serapis pounded and raked his ship with her heavy cannon. Severely mauled and outgunned, his ship on fire and sinking, John Paul had few options. The British commander issued a taunting demand for John Paul to surrender. His lieutenant recorded his historic words of defiance,

"I have not yet begun to fight!"

John Paul knew that his only hope was to attack and board his enemy, so he swung his burning vessel around to ram the British warship. They came alongside and bound the ships together with grappling hooks. To John Paul's astonishment, the Alliance showed up two hours after the fight began and poured cannon fire into both ships.

In bloody hand-to-hand combat, his crew fought the British sailors with hand grenades, musket fire and sabers-and overcame them. The British commander was forced to surrender the Serapis to the Americans. Jones' crew tried desperately to save the Bonhomme Richard but the damage was too great and the vessel was lost. John Paul crossed over to the Serapis and took command of one of the greatest naval prizes of the war.

Source: American Thinker

So stay tuned. The fight over the fraudulence of the May government's Russian WMD attack narrative may yet have spectacular consequences.

Craig Murray: Imagine if the BBC Were Honest

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