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Pompeo’s promise to intervene against Corbyn should surprise no one

Catte Black

The alt media-verse is currently on fire with the news that the US State Dept’s answer to Al Capone, Mike Pompeo, has been caught promising “Jewish leaders” to send the boys round to Jeremy Corbyn if he should get elected and subsequently prove to be uppity and out of line. According to the WaPo, who broke the story:

The remarks, which are contained in audio of a private meeting leaked to The Washington Post, make Pompeo the second senior U.S. official to comment on Britain’s turbulent leadership succession in the past week.

During his meeting with Jewish leaders in New York, Pompeo was asked if Corbyn “is elected, would you be willing to work with us to take on actions if life becomes very difficult for Jews in the U.K.?”

In response, Pompeo said, “It could be that Mr. Corbyn manages to run the gantlet and get elected. It’s possible. You should know, we won’t wait for him to do those things to begin to push back. We will do our level best,” he said to fervent applause from attendees.

“It’s too risky and too important and too hard once it’s already happened,” he said.

Of course the idea the “Jewish leaders” harbor any real fear that Jeremy Corbyn (Jeremy Corbyn!) is going to make life “difficult” for British Jews if elected is simply risible. They know, just as every moderately informed person knows, that that’s absurd. They know Corbyn has no wish to make life difficult for anybody – except possibly the uber wealthy and the profiteer class.

They know the “antisemitism” fear is just a cover for the very very real fear that a Corbyn government will break the unwritten rules of modern western governance and reject the agenda of austerity, exploitation and perpetual war that has been creating huge profits and ideological thrills for the blessed few over the last twenty years.

They know that what Pompeo is promising is action to prevent this possibility coming about.

People are up in arms about this, and some seem quite shocked. Apparently the idea the neoliberal elites would try regime change or regime-control on a relatively prosperous western country was something they didn’t previously think possible.

Unfortunately it’s more than possible. The state apparatus of the different western nations are a tight bond of mutual regard and interest, just as likely to foment regime change on their own or their allies’ elected representatives as on those of impoverished or “developing” countries, if they believe those representatives threaten the perceived interests of the state. Of course it isn’t too often necessary, since the same western state apparatus also works to ensure that only governments that don’t threaten perceived state interests manage to get elected. But, when the unthinkable happens, MI5 and the CIA are quite happy to step up to the plate and throw their own or their allies’ democratic governments out the window.It’s happened – or nearly happened – at least twice in the last fifty years.

In the 1960s the UK security agencies, senior military and members of the royal family were apparently contemplating a fullblown coup against Labour prime minister Harold Wilson.

In 1975 it was Australia’s turn, when democratically elected reforming prime minister Gough Whitlam was overthrown in a bloodless constitutional coup organised jointly by the US and UK.

The old empire and the new have form in this regard, and this means no one should take Pompeo’s words (spoken in private let’s not forget) lightly.

It’s also interesting to look at how the WaPo frames the revelation. There’s no sense of outrage or surprise there. In fact it’s an almost matter-of-fact piece, written with no awareness of its potential impact. Even those in the comments who object in some form are mostly doing it within the permissible current language of dissent – blaming Trump, because in these identity politics-saturated times, your morality resides in who or what you are NOT in what you do.

To the WaPo – and many of its readers – there’s nothing intrinsically either wrong or surprising in the idea a US secretary of state should be overtly promising to interfere in the democratic governance of another country.

It’s just what they do when they need to.

OffG co-founding editor. Writer. Opinionated polemicist.

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Martin Usher
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Martin Usher

I was discussing this with a colleague today because it contains a number of quite jaw dropping takeaways. One that might have been missed by “Jewish Leaders” is that they seem to be doing a very good job of validating “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”. This document, a blueprint for Jewish world domination, was supposed to be a forgery, a crude work of fiction. Let’s keep it that way.

rats
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rats

Wannabe radical politicians and their staff and supporters take note. After many years the Guardian has rejected my login. It seems to be because I browse the net from outside the UK but say I’m in the UK. I AM in the UK but the computer I use to browse the net IS outside the UK. I use it to browse the net, yes, but because I administer that network and am logged into it over a corporate VPN most of the working day and because it is nobody’s business but my own where I enter the Internet. I do not think it is to do with O-G but my apparent location glitch. I may be mistaken but it looks like kettling based on profiling. The attempt to identify and control speech on the Internet proceeds apace.

Martin Usher
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Martin Usher

IP address allocation was never intended to identify where a system was located but unfortunately you can’t stop people from misusing stuff they don’t understand.

Frank Speaker
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Frank Speaker

Never had a problem logging into the Graun from outside the UK, directly or via VPN. I only read their sports and some environmental articles these days.
It’s nothing to do with OffG though, but if you have problem you should try to browse these various news sites using private mode so that the cookies are not kept, or alternatively use Firefox and enable all the anti-tracking options. You could also regularly clear your DNS cache too on the PC. Better still, use your own device and network.

Frank Speaker
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Frank Speaker

For those who thought that Brexit was all about independence and freedom: bollox.

I’ve said it right from the start that Brexit is a Neocon project, intended to tear the UK away from the EU right into the arms of the US. Other EU countries to follow. Divide and conquer is their gameplan.

Once the UK is “free”, it will be forced (in despecration of a deal if nothing else) into a totally one-sided trade agreement favouring US businesses.

Piece by piece, EU country by EU country, the US will consume them every time. That will include political coups by Godfather Pompeo and his thugs against Corbyn and other socialists.

Corbyn, and other socialists, who saw Brexit as a chance to escape the EU and set up their own little independent republic were naive to say the least, in fact utterly stupid, given what we know about how the US operates.

Francis Lee
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Francis Lee

The Euro – including the UK – always was, and still is a US Vichy/Petainist occupied zone. NATO is the instrument through which the US imposes in foreign policy and economic directives through the subaltern Euro areas. It’s the EU which is the neo-con project and the civilian wing of NATO. The Euro/NATO area is already in the arms of the US right up to the Russian border. It was Obama who told the UK in no uncertain terms the if Britain were to leave the Euro area it would have to wait to the ‘back of the queue’ before it would be able to do deals with the US. The elites in every Euro states are slavishly pro-American, pro-NATO, neo-liberal and in the embarrassing habit of prostrating themselves to the master on the other side of the pond.

”Piece by piece, EU country by EU country, the US will consume them every time.”

Ermm, I think that every EU country has already been consumed piece by piece for some time past. The EU area is an American occupied dead-end, cul-de-sac, going nowhere except into a gradual disintegration.

This fixation with the EU by the centre-left is very reminiscent of the gradual falling apart of the Soviet Union. Like the EU there we many apologists for the Soviet System – including me – who thought that the USSR should be defended since it represented a progressive force in world affairs. But as time went on it became impossible to hold on to this view. The same is true of the EU – it flattered to deceive turning into a dysfunctional, undemocratic and increasingly an economic basket case which no longer had any raison d’etre, apart from the cushy jobs enjoyed by the various institutions within a burgeon bureaucracy.

mark
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mark

If you’re right and Brexit is all a big Neocon scam, why isn’t Blair in favour of it?
Why isn’t Soros agitating for it?
Why has the Deep State been busting a gut to sabotage Brexit for the past 3 years?
Why has all the Soros money been going into court cases by Gina Wotsername to prevent it and prosecute Boris?
Why did Obongo come to Britain shilling for Remain?
Is this all just an elaborate double bluff?

The EU countries already are satellites of Uncle Sam. They jump when he says jump. There’s no need for any elaborate conspiracy to subordinate the EU to the US. It already is subordinate. Macron, Merkel, May are just satraps of Uncle Sam. And the UK is even more grovelling and obsequious than the others. They’d probably prefer Britain inside the EU as an obedient proxy to look more closely after Washington’s interests.

It’s right to be wary of false flags and scams, but if the powers that be wanted Brexit, it would have happened by now. They are fighting tooth and nail to prevent it.

Kathy
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Kathy

The timing of Blair, Obama etc pleading to the British public to heed them and not vote brexit did seem to me to be guarantied to send every one off in opposition. Cameron was pleading a case for remain having spent the couple of years or so before misleading the population of Britain on the purpose of his visits to the EU. Telling us it was about begging the EU to stop sending more people here because the UK was full. {We already had every right to send people home who did not start to pay into the system after Three months}. In reality he spent most of his time trying to extract the UK out of the tax and money laundering rules the EU were going to implement. Double bluffing does spring to my mind. The fact that the likes of Soros make money either way should also be a consideration. The pound has been fluctuating ever since depending on a hard or soft brexit narrative.

Frank Speaker
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Frank Speaker

Good points, and perhaps it is a double bluff for the masses. Perhaps it’s an internal battle between deep state factions, who knows.

Anyway, Queenie looked mightily impressed with Donnie. He happily proclaimed his plans for a US trade deal and decimation of the NHS as full-price US drugs hit it. Prisons and police will be privatised, in fact everything will be up for sale. Outside the EU Britain will become a corporate tax haven. Neoliberalism full speed ahead.
At least in the EU there’s the counterbalance and common sense of other States which prevents unfettered neoliberal destruction.

mark
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mark

Tell that to the Greeks……tell it to the Italians…….tell it to the Irish……tell it to the Spaniards……..tell it to the Romanians…….

Frank Speaker
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Frank Speaker

Greeks: belong to the EUR curreny zone, with it’s special and stict rules.

Italians: belong to the EUR curreny zone, with it’s special and stict rules.

Irish: belong to the EUR curreny zone, with it’s special and stict rules.

Spaniards: belong to the EUR curreny zone, with it’s special and stict rules.

Surely you realise that there is Gulf of difference between those countries who have given up their sovereignty to join the Eurozone, versus those countries in the EU who retain their full sovereign rights to set their own exchange rates, interests rates, corporation tax rates???

No, thought not.

Trotskyists are as binary-thinking as UKippers on the opposite side of the political spectrum: they simply can’t manage much joined-up thinking.

Northern
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Northern

Glad to see our nose dive into fascist failed vassal state continues apace. I fear that in the event Corbyn was to somehow win an election in spite of years worth of smears by the media, a suitable right wing loon would be found and primed to remove him by violent, public means long before he was able to set about dismantling the system successive corrupt governments and business leaders have constructed for themselves. Almost every aspect of our lives has been sold and financed to the point most people (especially in my under 30 age bracket) can’t even contemplate that their could be an alternative way to organise a state.

How do we advance changing this system, when the only person in the field who we think, might, possibly have it in him to change it, comes tied to the unashamed psychopaths, class traitors and warmongers of the PLP?

systemicfraud
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systemicfraud

Pompeo is a hardcore Christian Zionist who has been filmed calling for The Rapture while giving a sermon at a church in Kansas in 2015. Reportedly, Pompeo even “spooked the spooks” at CIA by making similar comments during his short term as CIA director.

Corbyn, of course, was seen being targeted by the Jewish lobby in Al Jazeera’s documentary film “THE LOBBY”

So, of course, Pompeo–a fervent Christian Zionist–would be willing to obey his true masters in Israel and go after Corbyn is not surprising in any way.

Ken Kenn
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Ken Kenn

And don’t forget The Chosen Few are all going to Heaven in a Flaming Chariot.

The Question for Fat Mike is who’s doing the Choosing?

Looks like we need a bigger Chariot Mike?

mark
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mark

The Orange Baboon and him were put on the earth by God, apparently, to save precious Israel from them Sand Ni**ers in Eye-ran.

harry law
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harry law

Could Pompeo have something worse in mind for Corbyn…………….. Known as the ‘Deal of the Century’ but labelled the joke of the century Mike Pompeo, Trump’s Secretary of State, said recently it was a deal “only the Israelis could love” and possible was “unexecutable.” Still, for what it reveals of the minds that could come up with such a scheme, the ‘deal of the century’ is still worth examining.
The ‘deal’ would be the joke of the century were it not so seriously intended. Whether deal or joke, however, the bottom line is blackmail and even murder. If Hamas and Islamic Jihad don’t accept this deal, the US will allow Israel to “personally harm” their leaders, in other words, kill them. https://ahtribune.com/world/north-africa-south-west-asia/palestine/3203-the-joke-of-the-century.html
Nothing new for the CIA here is another example……
“I was a CIA director, we lied, we cheated we stole… like, we had entire training courses. It reminds you of
the glory of the American experiment,” Pompeo told an audience in College Station, Texas earlier this month amid self-amused chuckles. https://www.rt.com/news/457452-pompeo-cia-moment-honest-
interviews/

KarenEliot
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KarenEliot

Thanks for the link Harry. Absolutely chilling to read it all laid out like that. How much longer, I wonder, before the laughably rigged form of democracy in place in UK is “suspended” on some pretext, if we elect the wrong person(s). If all the relentless propaganda doesn’t work then naked force could easily follow. Despicable slime, the lot of them.

Nice to see a Catte article for the first time in a while too.

mark
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mark

This is just the latest manifestation of the essentially criminal and terrorist character of the Zionist Infested US Regime.
Like this repulsive toad’s recent pronouncement that “If they (Iran) want their people to eat, they have to do as they are told.”
Or Tillerson gleefully announcing that sanctions against the DPRK had caused deaths in that country.
Or that vile piece of subhuman Zionist filth Albright gloating over the deaths of half a million Iraqi children under 5 from sanctions.

Or the procession of leading luminaries and Two Bit Hoods of this Mafia State openly threatening to murder Assange and Snowden. “We’re gonna whack the son of a bitch in the street.”

Not, of course, that this is going to stop the Exceptional And Indispensable People in the Yew Ess Ayy from climbing on their high horse and delivering lofty sermons and pious lectures to the lesser breeds about their human rights failings, and how they need to pull their socks up to reach the exalted standards of the Exceptional People and their “Rules Based Order.”

harry law
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harry law

Could Pompeo have something worse in mind for Corbyn…………….. Known as the ‘Deal of the Century’ but labelled the joke of the century Mike Pompeo, Trump’s Secretary of State, said recently it was a deal “only the Israelis could love” and possible was “unexecutable.” Still, for what it reveals of the minds that could come up with such a scheme, the ‘deal of the century’ is still worth examining.
The ‘deal’ would be the joke of the century were it not so seriously intended. Whether deal or joke, however, the bottom line is blackmail and even murder. If Hamas and Islamic Jihad don’t accept this deal, the US will allow Israel to “personally harm” their leaders, in other words, kill them. https://ahtribune.com/world/north-africa-south-west-asia/palestine/3203-the-joke-of-the-century.html

Nothing new for the CIA here is another example……
“I was a CIA director, we lied, we cheated we stole… like, we had entire training courses. It reminds you of
the glory of the American experiment,” Pompeo told an audience in College Station, Texas earlier this month amid self-amused chuckles. https://www.rt.com/news/457452-pompeo-cia-moment-honest-interviews/

ZigZagWanderer
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ZigZagWanderer

Leak ?? oh puleeze .. are you seriously suggesting that a closed door meeting of Jewish leaders had an audio recording traitor in it’s midst ?
This was a press release to the WP and was printed under the ‘National Security’ header.

Welkom to the new Soviet …

Headlice
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Headlice
Steve Hayes
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The US has interfered in the domestic politics of dozens of countries, sometimes openly, sometimes covertly. It is an outlaw state, whose elite think that words like the rule of law, democracy, human rights, sovereignty, self-determination and the rest are simply rhetorical tools to justify their criminal pursuit of their own narrow self interests.

Not if but when
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Not if but when

“democracy, human rights, sovereignty, self-determination and the rest are simply rhetorical tools to justify their criminal pursuit of their own narrow self interests”

All evidently true. We might as well add ‘Religiosity’ to the list since those pious individuals in the Establishment who proclaim themselves to be Jesus followers are evidently the last people to give a damn about God or Christianity.

Where is the condemnation by the the Church of war crimes and war criminals?

DunGroanin
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DunGroanin

‘The US has…’

So have we, the UK, and are doing so across the world.

The Integrity Initiative /Institute of Statecraft memos prove it.

The works of SCL with its Aristo/MIC control and its minions in CA/AIQ, Atlantic Council Bellends prove it.

They are all in it upto their 5-eyes and world dominating PR and tech.

Imagine the furore if the same starement was made by Putin and co about a would be UK PM!

Francis Lee
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Francis Lee

Herewith some real anti-semites. Kiev January 2018

Tutisicecream
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When a car sales manger offers you a deal and promises you peace of mind for the future do you believe them? If they flannel you with some corn syrup slogan like “Make America Grate Again” and buy the deal? Do you buy, if you’ve been off your meds for a few days?

If some religious nut job accosts you in the street and tries to brow beat you into believing that God is great and and so is Amerika; then threatens you when you just look rictus faced and scratch your head, do you agree with them?

When some flunked clown of a Mr Pastry looky-likey screams War, War, War in your face when you know he’s been a veteran draft dodger do you beat the drum with him?

Of course you don’t!

Unless it’s the so called leadership of your country and then what do you do?

Francis Lee
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Francis Lee

The irony of this entire zionist offensive against their opponents is that it is actually creating anti-semitism. People don’t like being called anti-semitic if they do not share the zionist views on Palestine and the State of Israel. You can only cry wolf so many times.

A second irony is that the real anti-semites are comfortably ensconced in Riga, Lviv, and Kiev. Oh you didn’t know about these chaps? You must have apparently missed the annual Waffen SS Reunions in Lativa, Lithuania, and torchlight processions of up to 20,000 Banderists every January in Kiev to honour their hero – Stepan Bandera and OUN-B (Organization Of Ukrainian Nationalists) as well as the UPA (Ukrainian Insurgent Army). As an example of what was to come, in June 1941 anti-semitic pogroms took place in Ukraine (Lviv) were up to 2000 Jews were massacred. Later in the western Ukraine the UPA was responsible for the mass murder of Russians, Jews and Poles in 1943-45. Then there was the 14th Waffen SS Division (Galizia) composed of the scum of the earth drawn from the Western Ukraine, Croatia, and various other Eastern European states. This particular formation was the brainchild of one Heinrich Himmler – ring a bell? Happily it was decimated at the battle of Brody by the Red Army in 1945. The remnants of this formation dragged themselves to Rimini and surrendered to Anglo-American forces. Many of their members sought and got asylum in Britain the US, and especially Canada, where their political presence has had a strong presence in Canadian foreign policy ever since.

And the really disgusting thing is that all of this political pondlife is the way that the zionists and their vassals in the western media has put up a wall of silence over such events past and present. Never a bad word against ‘our’ allies.

Could political opportunism sink any lower than this?

Question This
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Question This

Correction the real anti-semites are based in Tel Aviv (not Jerusalem as they would like us to think)

DunGroanin
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DunGroanin

Always worth remembering Gandhi when peaceloving revolutionary leaders are monstered.

Also the religiously knowledgeable ought to keep in mind the story of Moses (and Christ) – it seems Up Pompeo and zionist supremacists don’t.

George
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George

The whole Corbyn-is-Hitler meme manufacture is the most pathetically desperate propaganda manoeuvre I’ve ever seen. With books having titles like “Dangerous Hero: Corbyn’s Ruthless Plot for Power” and “The Left’s Jewish Problem: Jeremy Corbyn, Israel and Anti‑Semitism”, it’s all “Corbyn is Comin’ Ta Get Ya!” Astonishingly it does seem to work in some quarters. I have heard a close friend call Corbyn “racist”. I put him right. But the real problem is that too many people have this completely unthinking trust in the mainstream media. It’s as if they all walk around in a trance while this slimy airborne virus casually but consantly drops turds in their brains.

Wilmers31
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Wilmers31

So that was the commitment that the Bilderbergers had to sign up to in Montreux:

Meddle in British elections.

I hope the CIA-type organisations pay the Murdoch media for running the campaign against Corbyn.

BigB
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BigB

Leaked? If anyone reads this and thinks I must vote Labour – betraying our sovereignty to EU/NATO vassalship; supporting Russophobia and Browder’s arch-imperial Magnitsky agenda; legitimating NATOs war crimes and Drang nacht Osten neo-Nazi occupations; legitimating the White Helmets and NATO jihadis; legitimating ‘pro-business’ credit imperialism oppressing most of the disadvantaged world – so we can have bourgeois green imperialist climate chauvinism and business as usual exponentially increasing levels of world poverty …framed euphemistically as ‘anti-austerity’ – maybe they better have a critical consciousness rethink and consider possibly that they are being manipulated to do exactly what the elites want?

mark
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mark

Vote Labour and you’re voting for Benn, Bradshaw, Bryant, Watson, Ellman, and a menagerie full of Blairite reptiles. Why not just vote Tory?

Wilmers31
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Wilmers31

So, there are unwritten rules?! I never voted for these.

I hope, the Brits will do as they did with Brexit. American recommendation from Obama was to vote against Brexit – so many realised

– when the US wants you to do one thing it is best to do the exact opposite.

harry law
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harry law

The Americans sometimes get things right, after they have tried everything else first.

andyoldlabour
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andyoldlabour

The Obama moment was the turning point for me, as I weighed up how I was going to vote in the referendum.
I think Jeremy Corbyn is basically a good man, but that does not mean he would be a good or effective leader.
Both the Conservatives and Labour are like puppets, being controlled/influenced by their “Friends of Israel” groups, and this is an incredibly dangerous situation, where our Middle East policy is being dictated by a tiny self interested group.
You would think the Pompeo story would make headlines, but on the front page of the Guardian today, there is absolutely nothing – tumbleweed.

Francis Lee
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Francis Lee

So perhaps we can expect a visit from those lovely chaps in Mossad landing at Heathrow sometime soon. Zionist terrorism is nothing new. In 1946 there was an attempt to assassinate Ernest Bevin, then
Foreign Secretary of the Labour administration by the terrorist group the LEHI – also known as the Stern Gang – letter bombs were also addressed to other members of the Cabinet but were intercepted. The terrorists did actually manage to knock-off leading British diplomat, Lord Moyne, in Cairo 1944.

mark
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mark

The Jew Terror Gangs also plotted to kill the British PM.
And they murdered Count Bernadotte, who risked his life to save thousands of Jews during WW2.
Wonderful people, these Chosen Folk.

SwampNotDrained
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SwampNotDrained

See how ‘natural’ interference in other states comes to these arrogant bullying exceptionalists.

The US is the biggest state sponsor of terrorism –worldwide, and now they are bragging about it!

mark
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mark

Ah, but you can do that, S, when you’re Exceptional and Indispensable.

andyoldlabour
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andyoldlabour

Totally agree, and I had a comment removed from another forum yesterday for saying exactly the same thing.