Clippings Digest. June/July 1984

Lobster Issue 6 (1984) £££

[…] the Merseyside Police Authority on this issue, has a new book-length report on the police use of computers, published by the GLC. For details see Publications. RR 007 Murray Sayles’ long apologia for the official version – “a conspiracy of circumstances” – in the Sunday Times (May 20th and 27th 1984). More interesting is […]

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Western Goals: LA Police Settle For $1.8 million

Lobster Issue 4 (1984) £££

[…] private intelligence agency, something like our Economic League). Western Goals was headed by Larry McDonald, the Chairman of the John Birch Society. McDonald subsequently died in KAL 007. Larry Flynt suggests in his Hustler piece that KAL 007 was sent into Soviet airspace precisely in the hope that it would get shot down and […]

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The dark side of Washington: Seymour Hersh and the Kennedy legacy

Lobster Issue 38 (Winter 1999) £££

[…] the critical insider. In keeping with this stance, however, Hersh has an almost visceral aversion to anything suggesting ‘conspiracy’ – as evinced in his take on KAL 007 – and it is this bias which leads to an ultimately flawed, if highly readable work. Like Hitchens et al, he is no fan of the […]

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Western Goals (UK)

Lobster Issue 21 (1991) £££

[…] conflict between the libertarians’ individualism and Western Goals (UK) nationalism and support for what it describes as a ‘pan-European order based on the values of European civilisation’. (7) It is a source of conflict understandably played down by the libertarians who are only too aware that their own anti-statist line is not as consistent […]

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The British Right

Lobster Issue 16 (1988) £££

[…] heavy-weight far-right American circles as one of the committee organising the first Larry McDonald Memorial Dinner. (Conservative Digest February 1985). McDonald, a Bircher, was killed when KAL 007 was shot down. Predictably, some of the US far-right think it was shot down to kill McDonald. He thus became a ‘martyr’. It’s an ill wind […]

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Magazines/Articles

Lobster Issue 8 (1985) £££

[…] decline, a Marxist perspective would produce an accurate picture. Grassy Knoll Gazette The February 1985 edition of the Grassy Knoll Gazette (see also the review of the 007 pamphlet) contains the transcript of a radio phone-in conversation with Gordon Novel. Novel is one of those people who have appeared at various points in the […]

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Publications and Book Reviews

Lobster Issue 6 (1984) £££

[…] articles from the world’s press plus reprints of especially notable pieces is very useful. This latest edition includes the significant extracts from the Defence Attache article on 007, a two page review/article on Loftus’ The Belarus Secret, and precis on events in Italy, Peru, Africa, Mozambique, Iran, the General Collins trial mentioned in Lobster […]

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The Activity, Grenada

Lobster Issue 3 (1984) £££

[…] is active in the American Security Council, and on the board of Western Goals, brainchild of right-wingers Larry McDonald (a leading John Bircher who died in KAL 007), and John Rees, editor of The Information Digest. Singlaub was dismissed by President Carter because he publicly opposed the withdrawal of some ground forces from South […]

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Editorial

Lobster Issue 3 (1984) £££

[…] be doing more on it, probably in the summer. Predicting future issues is always a little dodgy. For example we had planned a large piece on flight 007 for this issue but then R.W. Johnson in the Guardian pre-empted what we would have produced. But it is safe to say that among the pieces […]

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Introduction

Lobster Issue 2 (1983) £££

[…] ready by the end of February – but no promises. In the forthcoming issues there will be essays on: ** The assassination of Airy Neave; ** Flight 007; ** The anti CND groups; ** The SAS in Vietnam; and a variety of bits and pieces on policing/intelligence/the Falklands/Kincoragate etc. Plus reviews of some of […]

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