Chinese Takeaway


By Michael Shrimpton

It’s been a good week for the Chinese, and a bad one for the NSA, which is a shame, as they are such nice people.  Hopefully the Good Guys will start hitting back soon.
I am not stating that Edward Snowden is a Chinese spy.  It is however possible to see the hand of China in this.  Snowden’s stunt was timed for the meeting between Obama and Xi Jinping, the new Chinese kingpin.  The NSA, very sensibly, have been prioritising (should that be a ‘zee’?) intercepts on Chinese communications.  That’s partly why they have an operation in Hawai’i, the closest part of the US to China.
The Chinese of course have a massive espionage operation directed at the US.  It’s a bit rich them complaining about the NSA, given the number of computers in the West with Chinese chips in them, most of which probably have a trapdoor.
The good news is that the NSA have clearly been upsetting the Chinese.  Great.  That’s what the commies are there for.  General Alexander is doing a great job and patriotic Americans should get right behind him.
It was noteworthy that Snowden ran to Hong Kong, which is part of China. Forget the autonomous bit.  That’s strictly for public consumption.  It’s Chinese territory, sadly, and the Chicoms get to say who comes in and who goes out.  Wikileaks is not exactly anti-Chinese either.
I am intrigued by what’s happening in Moscow. Obviously the Russians are having a quiet word with Snowden.  Obama can’t afford to upset the Chinese and he wouldn’t want to anyway.  That error in the extradition request to Hong Kong may even have been deliberate.  They normally check these things.  They’d spell Woolwich with 2 ‘Ws’!
The Russians won’t grant him asylum but relations with Washington are so bad they won’t want to return him.  Quito are coming round to the realization that taking in Snowden will prejudice their new trade treaty.  Not with the Administration, who may already have given them a green light, but with Congress.  I hope you guys get Snowden back.  He needs to do some serious time in a federal penitentiary.
Rudd v Gillard
Peking will also have been pleased with the outcome of the extraordinary party room coup in Canberra, which saw nice, pro-Australian Julia Gillard ousted in favour of Kevin Rudd.  I am not saying that Rudd is a Chinese asset, merely that he is pro-Chinese.   He is also anti-British and a republican scumbag, no offense intended, whereas Julia was knitting a woolly kangaroo for the Cambridges’ new baby, which was very sweet of her.   Rudd can’t even knit.
I expect Rudd will bring the election due in September forward.  Hopefully he’ll lose it – electorates do not like divided parties and the ALP have just had a big stoush, Aussie for bust-up.   I gather from people who know him that Tony Abbott is a nice chap.  He’s a bit left-wing but has generally sensible views on immigration, the economy, the War on Terror and global warming.   He beat a guy called Costello to the leadership – it was the Abbott and Costello show all over again.
I don’t recall ever meeting him  – the guy believes in global warming and would not have been in the academic stream – but allegedly we are at school together, for a brief period, in Scarborough, Queensland, in the late 1960s, in the De La Salle Junior College.  I grew up in Queensland, after we emigrated in 1964.
Not much to reply to this week on the comments front.  I entirely agree with the comment that Albert Pierrepoint was a very efficient hangman.  He was quick, humane and competent.  For that reason he ran into trouble with Phillip Allen, a German spy at the Home Office.
Interesting murder trial down in Florida.  I’ll delay my comments until after the trial, save to say that I think Sanford Police got it right the first time around.  I’ve only ever been through Sanford once, on AMTRAK’s Silver Meteor.  It’s the terminal for the motorail service.  Seems like a nice place, with an efficient Neighborhood Watch.

Author Details
Michael Shrimpton is a barrister, currently suspended of course, called to the Bar in London in 1983. He is a specialist in National Security and Constitutional Law, Strategic Intelligence and Counterterrorism. He has wide ranging connections both in Western Intelligence agencies and amongst ex-Soviet Bloc agencies. The late Generaloberst Markus Wolf, of the Stasi and DVD, was one of his contacts. Michael has earned respect in the intelligence community for his analysis of previously unacknowledged post-WWII covert operations against the West by the German DVD organization based in Dachau, near Munich, Germany, and its British, French and American client agencies. These continue to the present day, as politicians and the media are too nervous of standing up to them.

Michael was formerly an Adjunct Professor of Intelligence Studies in the Department of National Security, Intelligence and Space Studies at the American Military University, teaching intelligence subjects at Masters level to inter alia serving intelligence officers. He has represented US and Israeli intelligence officers in law and briefed in staffers on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9-11. In the wake of that murderous attack he addressed panels on terrorism in Washington DC and Los Angeles organized by the respected Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. Fellow panelists included a former head of Special Operations Command and a former Commander of the US Atlantic Fleet.

Michael’s active assistance to Intelligence and Law Enforcement agencies in the Global War on Terror produced some notable successes, including the exposure of the Abu Ghraib ‘hood’ photograph as a fake. His work on strategic intelligence took him to the Pentagon and he has also met with senior advisors to the President of the Russian Federation, in Moscow, in November 2005. He participated in the Global Strategic Review conference in Geneva in 2005 and was a speaker at both the Intelligence Conference (Intelcon) in 2005, and the Intelligence Summit in 2006, each at Crystal City.

In 2006 he was flown out to, and flew off from, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65), as part of the US Navy’s Distinguished Visitor Program. She was then working up her air group off the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, before operational deployment to the Persian Gulf. It is comparatively unusual for a foreign civilian to complete a carrier landing and launch cycle.

Michael’s ground-breaking, 700 page intelligence text “Spyhunter: The Secret History of German Intelligence” was published in England by June Press in April 2014. It features on a number of intelligence syllabuses, as does intelligence analysis prepared by Michael, e.g. on the brutal 2003 assassination of British weapons scientist Dr David Kelly CMG.

In their unlawful raid on Michael’s home in Wendover, Buckinghamshire in April 2012 Thames Valley Police officers seized the manuscript of Spyhunter and all of Michael’s onshore backups. Publication was only possible because the draft had been backed up offshore. The police hung onto the seized copies long after it was decided not to use them as evidence.

In November 2014 Michael was convicted at Southwark Crown Court by a tampered-with jury panel on two bogus bomb-hoax charges. Prior to bringing in the police the British Ministry of Defence, after consulting with the Cabinet Office, destroyed their recordings of Michael’s initial contact and qualified intelligence briefing re a DVD operation to target the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics using a stolen Russian SS-N-19 warhead.

Happily the NSA intercepted both Michael’s call to MOD and their call to him (on a number he had provided) and the intercepts are now in the hands of MI5.

As Michael’s distinguished Veterans Today colleagues Gordon Duff and Ben Fulford have confirmed on this website, his intelligence briefing to MOD was substantially correct and two warheads, both off an SS-19, were recovered by the US. After inspection the Department of Energy estimated their yield at 20KT.
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