Saturday, 17 March 2018

The Reporting War Against Russia Continues


Dear Reader,

The once-famed BBC dropped another brick last night in trying to pin Jeremy Corbyn to the wall. Simply because Corbyn asked some perfectly legitimate questions in the Commons - about "what evidence is there?" (questions still not answered) - he's being touted as being out of touch.

Please read this.

I would throw the question back at May and Johnson: "Please give real proof as to why you think Putin is to blame" rather than we being treated as though those that don't follow the Tory line are somehow traitors to the UK. The more that the government pursues this line the more I think they're trying to deflect their poor record on Brexit and in dealing with poverty and also the NHS. And something else?

This government is incompetent, there's no other word for it. The real sadness is that though I can see the positive aspects of Corbyn, I somehow don't trust him as a future prime minister. But - there again - who else is there?

Corbyn is up against it. It was only a few weeks ago that he was accused of passing secrets to Russia (a move that seems to have been 'planted' to create room for this diversionary issue about Putin) and he clearly does not have proper support from within his own political party.

It makes you wonder what really did happen to the likes of John Smith and Robin Cook. I really do wonder whether their deaths were really of the natural variety. John Smith's death let in Tony Blair, and Robin Cook vehemently opposed Blair on the Iraqi War. Their deaths were coincidences?

Add in the strange death of Daivid Kelly (the weapons expert) and the foreign policies of the west (i.e. US/UK) since 2003 and the latest anti-Russia issue, then I feel there are some disturbing questions to be asked as to who is really pressing which buttons.

Friday, 16 March 2018

What's Wrong With Putin?


Dear Reader,

What is really going on in the west in their attitude towards Putin? In particular, is the west right to accuse the Russian government of the nerve agent attack at Salisbury? Where's the evidence, particularly in the light that Russia are by no means the only possessor of the agent.

It would behove us, I feel, to look more closely at what's been going on. Firstly, I learn that the secret service departments in Russia still carry on as they have done since Soviet days, so could it be they who master-minded the Salisbury attack (and other attacks) without the knowledge of their government (the Kremlin)?

There was a book written in 2014, entitled: "The War Against Putin: What the Government-Media Complex Isn't Telling You About Russia". The Amazon site tells you:
In the West, politicians and journalists of all stripes have referred to Russian President Vladimir Putin as a "thug", a "tyrant", a "murderer", a "Communist", a "Nazi", the next "Hitler" and more. But amongst the Russian people, his popularity rating has reached levels as high as 85%. There is even a very popular hit 'disco' song about him - 'A Man Like Putin'. So, who's right? Why such hatred for Vladimir Putin? Is it justified? Or has Putin been targeted merely for standing up the US-EU Axis of Internationalism? In clear, simple, powerful and concise language - supported by more than 100 illustrations - 'The War Against Putin' takes readers on an exciting 'crash course' journey from Russia's Medieval founding, through the days of the Czars, through the Communist Revolution and bloody Civil War, through Stalin & World War II, through the Cold War, through the Soviet collapse, through the Yeltsin disaster, and finally the Putin-led rebirth of the Russian nation. It is one of the "greatest stories never told", and will shed badly needed light on the new Russia, its dynamic leader, the dark forces aiming to bring about its demise, and maybe even World War III. Says Dr. William Carlucci: "I was glued to the edge of my seat with jaw wide open as I read this gem of a book from start to finish, in a single sitting. The clarity and simplicity with which King's masterpiece demystifies current events represents a rare ability to speak to the reader with entertaining and understandable prose. This piece really needs to go viral, and fast. 5 Huge Stars!"
One reader of the book has remarked: "President Putin waged a war on globalism, George Soros and now with President Trump in office... the powers to be and ones to lose all so much want to stop a Putin/Trump dialog at all costs as they know together Putin/Trump would be the final blow to the globalists and Soros."

Over the years, Putin took the step of removing Rothschild's banking influence, removed Monsanto and wages a war against GMOs. Are these the real reasons why the west is so against Russia?

And we are still waiting for real evidence of whether Russia committed the Salisbury attack. All we've had is waffle from the British government about proof, and also a refusal by Britain to provide Russia with samples of the nerve agent used in the attack.

Why?

And why the argument against GMOs? Please watch this.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Does True Independent Reporting Exist?


Dear Reader,

Two days ago, before May's government's ultimatum to Russia, I asked for this message to be posted on the 'Letters To The Editor' page of the i newspaper:
Dear Sir/Madam,
As I believe something like 16 countries have a supply of the nerve agent apparently used in the attack on Skripal and his daughter, how is it that May seems convinced that Russia is the culprit?
It does seem to me that attacks on Russia are often created against them even though the evidence is weak.
There is also the related attack on RT, which (in my opinion) provides one of the best news outlets around. Interestingly the Mail ran an editorial on Saturday about how wonderful BBC News is (I don't rate it!) just before May's speech yesterday. Are we observing a carefully contrived smeer attack?
Though Russia's ways are different to ours, and sometimes questionnable by our standards, it does not make sense to me that the World Cup finals are to be held there this year and that Russia would risk its status just prior to that event.
There's more going on here than meets the eye in my opinion.
Regards,
John Lerwill
This letter has hitherto not been published, nor has any letter been published in the  that follows my train of thought.

Although I've previously run into an argument with them over a letter I sent, and which they eventually published in edited form, I've generally thought well of this newspaper, thinking that they were maintaining an independent view as a result of their ownership by the Independent newspaper. The i  has since separated itself, of course, and it now seems to me that it's losing its bravery and not holding a middle ground.

This morning, the Foreign Secretary (Boris Johnson) waffled on TV about Russia having done this and done that, but when asked for evidence by the interviewer, he could provide no substantive evidence at all.

The general diplomatic attitude towards Russia does worry me, and I am wondering whether this is the Prime Minister seeking to deflect attention from the poor progress being made on Brexit, and the trade deals that might be made with the US that would not be in the UK's interests.

Somone today asked whether our gas supplies from Russia might be affected. I would say 'most probably', but who is waiting for that trade but the US, using tankers to ship it across and causing even more pollution in the process. Either that or it will be said that there's no option but to go with fracking, the argument for which has been waining lately.

I smell something unsavoury in the air...