Historical Notes: Blair and Gladstone

[…] and as one of the founders of liberalism. So how can he have been an imperialist? The charge rests to a large extent on Gladstone’s policy towards Egypt in 1882. Here the great liberal ended up presiding over a colonial adventure by which Egypt was turned from an autonomous province of the Ottoman Empire […]

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Robert Kennedy and the Middle East connection

[…] options and plans to drastically widen the war. Hounam claims that nuclear-armed A4 Skyhawks were launched from the US Sixth Fleet during the Liberty attack, targeted at Egypt, but were recalled in minutes by a frantic Robert McNamara. Hounam (see note 1) pp.171-88. 13 See Ellsberg (see note 9 ) p.218. Ellsberg became a […]

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9/11’s Trainer in Terrorism Was an FBI Informant

[…] Rahman, who like Ali Mohamed had been admitted to the United States, despite being on a State Department Watch List. (14) As he had done earlier in Egypt, the sheikh “issued a fatwa in America that permitted his followers to rob banks and kill Jews.”(15) In November 1990, three of Mohamed’s trainees conspired together […]

How many divisions does the Pope have?

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[…] by the last of a series of denazification trials and appeals, was invited by President Sukarno to overhaul the finances of Indonesia. He travelled to Djakarta via Egypt. Here he met privately with the army officers who would later overthrow King Farouk. He also stopped in India, which he visited at the suggestion of […]

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[…] Newton indicts for hypocrisy, in fact initially resisted for almost two years Bradford Liberal MP, former education minister William Forster who wanted ‘gunboats’ and outright ‘annexation’ of Egypt. Radical leader John Bright was openly allowed to critique the whole bloody ‘Protectorate’ acquisition to the poignant point of his own permanent resignation from both cabinet […]

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Intelligence Personnel Named in ‘Inside Intelligence’

[…] see Lobster 9 and Lobster 10. EASTON, Air Comdr. Sir James Alfred KCMG (1956), CB (1952), CBE (1945) B.11/2/08 1926 RAF 1929-32 Served Northwest frontier, India 1935 Egypt 1937 Canada 1940 armaments advisor to Dept. of National Defence 1941 Group Capt. 1943 Dir. Air Staff Branch, Air Ministry, Royal Air Force Delegation, Washington 1945 […]

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Forty Years of Legal Thuggery

[…] CAMBRIDGE 1956-66 PROVOST 1980 CHAIRMAN NATIONAL GALLERY ARCHER, WING COMM JOHN OLIVER CBE (1920) OBE (19) B 22.9.1887, D 15.9.68 MI5 (W) 1915-18 ROYAL FLYING CORPS FRANCE EGYPT PALESTINE AND SOUTH RUSSIA 1926-30 COMMANDER NO 3 INDIAN WING 1940-46 MI5 LIAISON OFFICER WITH RAF MARRIED JANE E A SISSMORE (ARCHER), MI5 SINCE 1930s. SENIOR […]

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The Case of Otto Skorzeny

[…] Sukarno and advance man for Krupp. (90) The consequences of this CIA favour to Nasser and the Nazis were to be widespread and long term. Skorzeny left Egypt after about a year, but he left behind him about 50 former S.S. and Gestapo men, many of them recruited from Argentina and neighbouring countries by […]

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British Spooks “Who’s Who” part 2

[…] BERLIN 1939 POLAND, FRANCE 1940 MI6 LISBON 1941 DEPT EH THEN POLITICAL WARFARE EXEC BLACK PROPAGANDA SECTION 1945-59 D EXPRESS CHIEF FOREIGN AFFAIRS REPORTER 1956 EXPELLED FROM EGYPT WORKING FOR ARAB NEWS AGENCY 1963-64 EDITORIAL ADVISER TO DER SPIEGEL, HAMBURG DE MOWBRAY, STEPHEN ARTHUR B 15.8.25 NEW COLL OXFORD MI6(CP) 1950 MI6 1952 BRITISH […]

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Bean counters and empire

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[…] essential prism through which to view this debacle? One is struck when reading this episode that the UK political leadership could clearly have continued the fighting in Egypt for long enough to have secured complete control of the Suez Canal (another 24, maybe 36 hours) and then have told the US that they would […]

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