You Guessed It – More Syria!


ScreenHunter_2130 Sep. 06 18.35YOU GUESSED IT – MORE SYRIA!


By Michael Shrimpton

As I always told my intelligence students you keep an intelligence assessment under continuous review.  Only conspiracy theorists and Thames Valley Police officers work backwards from a desired result. 
It is perfectly clear however that Assad was behind the gas attack in East Damascus on August 21st.   Of course many people are refusing to accept that fact, but it is a fact nonetheless.  Desperate efforts to suggest that Israel, or the rebels, or the Saudis carried out this war crime have failed, miserably.  None of the rebel groups has the capability or anywhere near it.
The German BDO have made some progress on Assad’s motive.  COMINT suggests that he was afraid he might lose Damascus.  His position is not as strong as the MSM have been making out.  I remain impressed by Major-General Paul Vallely’s point, having visited Syria, that Assad’s forces have lost control of large chunks of the national territory.   His position is weaker than I, and many people, thought.  There is no substitute for having an experienced military man go over the terrain.  The MSM thought that US and South Vietnamese forces failed to repel the Tet offensive.  They also think Oswald shot Kennedy, which goes to show how much they know.
Even ‘Blind Freddie’ could see that the attack was green-lighted from the Cabinet Office and Washington anyway, i.e. Assad knew he had little to fear from the West.  The top German spy in the Cabinet Office is a cold-hearted bastard, no offense intended, who would not be likely to object to mass murder.  He was happy with mass-murder in East London (that’s UK, not South Africa, by the way) last year, never mind East Damascus.  Human life counts for little with the DVD, except their own of course.
Shells, Rockets or Missiles?
This is the real debate.  Did Assad’s boys use gas shells, rockets, or missiles?   There are several ways of defining the difference between rockets and missiles, but essentially a missile is a guided rocket.  Majority opinion seems to favor rockets, but I’m not buying yet.  I still incline to gas shells from tube artillery, around 155 mil calibre, roughly 6 inches.  Might have been 105s but gas shells tend to be the big bore stuff.  By ‘big bore’ I mean big gun, not big bore in the John Kerry/David Cameron sense.
Sarin or VX?
It wasn’t mustard gas, an old German favorite.  Thinking seems to be sarin, but again I’m not quite convinced.  It was probably sarin but there is room for doubt.  Sarin is cheaper and Assad has tons of the stuff.  VX is more lethal, and the low dead to wounded ratio points towards sarin, but chemical weapons are notoriously difficult to deliver.   It may also be a new gas.  ‘Jerry’ loves gassing people and he is always working on new methods of mass murder.  Syria is an ideal test-bed for new CW.  They’ll be testing new Volkswagens there next.
The Collapse in the UN’s authority
The good thing to come out of this, apart from the damage done to David Cameron, the Cabinet Office and Obama, is the massive collapse in the UN’s authority.  The UN Charter is effectively a dead letter.  We may as well wind up the UN, which would only be fair.  They have been winding us up for years.   The UN Security Council has effectively sanctioned mass-murder.  Whenever we see the UN logo from now on all we will see is helpless children choking to death on lethal nerve gas.
Just as Abyssinia shattered the credibility of the League, so has Syria shattered the already tattered credibility of the UN.  It is time for UNO to join the League of Nations in the dustbin of history.  I hope the next Conservative (Cameron is no more a conservative than Neville Chamberlain) Government will denounce the UN Charter.  Those children may not have died for nothing.  I hope not.  Just as you want your life to count for something, so too do you want your death to count.
Response to Comments
Well done someone for pointing out that the Swiss made the mistake of joining the UN in 2002, only to find out that it had more holes in it than their cheese.
Nice to hear from a reader in Buenos Aires!  He or she (most comments are anonymous) is quite right to point out that the ‘Jerries’ shipped key people to Argentina in U-Boats after the war.  The continuing German operation of U-Boats after 1945 (by the DVD’s naval section) has been a regular theme of mine for some years.
I do owe an apology to Jim Fetzer for getting his name wrong.  I knew a nice lawyer named Felter some years ago and I was eliding the two names!  We still disagree, but at least I’ve now got his name right.
Death of Nelson Mandela
You are now about to witness a rare event – George Bush Senior and myself agreeing about something. His people pushed out a statement this week, expressing condolences on the death of Nelson Mandela, whom I’m afraid I never met.  We stayed in the same hotel once, in the 90s, in Birmingham, where I was doing a trial, but his Anti-Apartheid minders couldn’t be bothered to introduce me, despite all the work I had done in the 80s on opposing apartheid (I helped set up Lawyers Against Apartheid).  It was a bit of a smack in the face.
Officially Mandela is still alive, but his tv appearances have become a little sparse as of late, sadly.  I agree with President Bush that Mandela is dead.  It is very odd, indeed even bizarre, that Pretoria could claim that he will receive the same standard of care at home as in an intensive care ward.  Hmmm.  I note the use of the wording ‘there has been no change in his condition.’  The French came up with that formula after Yasser Arafat snuffed it, and there were arguments over his offshore accounts (I am not sure what’s happening to Mandela’s offshore account, which is held in the British Virgin Islands, in Road Town, Tortola).  The French needed to pretend that the old boy was still alive, i.e. not an ex-terrorist who had fallen off his perch, but needed something for the medical bulletins.  The ‘no change’ line was quite witty.  He was still dead, in other words.
Auschwitz Prosecutions
I am nothing if not fair to our community partner ‘the Hun.’  I am totally opposed to the decision of German prosecutors to press charges against 30 former guards at Auschwitz.  These guys are all in their 90s.  As a lawyer I abhor delay.  I am also unhappy about putting people aged up to 97 in the dock, whatever they have been accused of doing.  It is far too late to be having trials about World War II.  These guards, if they ever were at Auschwitz, should have been tried, if at all, in 1945.
Always go for the boys in charge is my motto.  It is a sign of weakness, and not the conduct of a gentleman, to go against the small fry, who were only following orders.  The orders may have been, indeed were, criminal and obscene, but that was a ground for giving those issuing the orders a fair trial and executing them.  It would be like prosecuting junior officials in the Cabinet Office, some of whom are quite nice, for complicity in Assad’s war crime in East Damascus, just because there is a war criminal in their chain of command.  Concentration camp guards were not responsible for the murderous policies of the then German government.
They showed this great John Wayne movie again on British tv this week.  It reminded us of what a great guy, and fine actor, John Wayne was.  After a week listening to weanies in Congress it reminded us of why we like you guys.  For aviation enthusiasts there are find studies of a Lockheed JetStar, complete with Comet 1 style ‘square windows’, in flight and rare footage of a Douglas Globemaster 1.  The only other movie I can think of featuring an early, piston-engined Globemaster, is The Italian Job.  That example was non-flying however.
Aussie Elections
Polling has just opened.  I predict that the ALP will lose at least 15 seats, mostly in NSW, Victoria and Queensland.  I am expecting a big slump in their vote in the Sunshine State.

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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