The Nigerian Schoolgirl Kidnap


 The Nigerian Schoolgirl Kidnap

… by Michael Shrimpton


Nigerian schoolgirl incident
Nigerian schoolgirl incident

Boko Haram’s mass kidnap of Nigerian schoolgirls has set the cat amongst the pigeons. The left, which has not been on side in the Global War on Terror, have finally woken up to the nature of terrorism. Islamic terrorists are Bad Guys. That clown Abubakar Shekau has done us a good service with that idiotic and offensive rant of his.

Selling school kids off as sex slaves is a Bad Guy thing.  Don’t think he isn’t serious, indeed he may even have started selling them off.  Welcome to the 21st century.

The MSM have missed the point, as usual. I suspect that the claims by a Nigerian senator that the government in Abuja had forewarning are correct. It looks as though Boko Haram had a green light. Even the teachers, or some of them, seem to have been in the loop.

It is inconceivable that the Nigerian army had no idea where such a large party of schoolgirls were taken. The government’s response has been so woeful it has sent out a signal that the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a failing state.

Trading Programs

Nigerian schoolgirl incident
Nigerian schoolgirl incident

The elephant in the room (I know you won’t find many elephants in Nigeria!) is the offshore economy, in particular trading programs.  These are run from Frankfurt and are a popular way of leveraging aid cash in the Third World.

Funds are blocked in an onshore account, a line of credit is set up in say Switzerland, the bank leverages the amount 10 times, as it knows the Medium Term Notes will not be purchased on Euroclear or wherever until an exit is guaranteed, and away you go.

The vast profits to be made, if you have around $100 million to start with, mean there is a huge incentive, if you are a poor army officer, to grabbing hold of your country’s treasury, or aid receipts. Western governments are hopelessly naïve when it comes to aid, and no checks at all are made on whether or not funds have been blocked in an account.

There is no such a thing however as a free lunch. If you make stacks of cash using an MTN program you will find yourself beholden to ‘Jerry’. Why does that matter in this context?  Because Boko Haram work with al Qaeda and al Qaeda are controlled from Germany, by the DVD at Dachau.

This is a mess. Clearly British or American grounds troops need to be deployed in Borno state and equally clearly Boko Haram need their bottoms smacked. Nigeria could do with regime change, but that’s not going to happen. I hope the girls are recovered soon, but frankly I am not hopeful. The idea that they are going to be well-treated by Boko Haram is a bit hopeful.


Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann
Madeleine McCann

Official willingness to sacrifice children where Germany is involved is something I’ve come across before.  The true and shocking story of the DVD’s kidnap of Madeleine McCann, and police and governmental indifference once the German and EU angles were grasped, is set out in Spyhunter.

Appendix Eight is a redacted copy of the report we prepared at Gerard Group in 2007 for the Joint Intelligence Committee. We knew where she was, the intelligence having been verified by satellite, but Whitehall left her to her fate, the poor little thing.

The Metropolitan Police have been wasting their time and everybody else’s this week running around the Algarve digging up bits of land. Unsurprisingly, the Portuguese authorities, who aren’t completely stupid and know that Madeleine was murdered in 2008, have refused access to Portuguese nationals, who very obviously were not involved.

The Met operation, frankly, is a cruel hoax on the McCann family, designed to distract media attention away from callous official criminality and negligence back in 2007. I am not pulling my punches on this one.  I was sickened by the way in which Madeleine was abandoned to a grisly fate, at the age of four. I warned Whitehall and the police then that it would blow up in their faces. Trust me, it will.


Rolf Harris

Another distraction operation got underway in Southwark Crown Court this week. This is the, with respect, musical comedy prosecution of poor old Rolf Harris. He’s an awfully nice chap, if I may say so.

Rolf Harris
Rolf Harris

The idiot Crown Prosecution Service, no offense, who as you will recall report to the Cabinet Office, i.e. the Bad Guys, are playing the old game of bundling, i.e. adding together a number of weak cases in the hope that they might get a conviction. Some of these cases are nearly 50 years old.

The concept of Operation Yewtree was to distract public attention away from the Savile Ring, in the hope that people wouldn’t find out that the Cabinet Office had protected Jimmy Savile, a real pedophile, as opposed to a nice, harmless, octogenarian Aussie entertainer. Savile of course supplied young boys to the notorious DVD political asset Sir Edward Heath and the then Cabinet Secretary John Hunt.

Hopefully Rolf Harris’s able defense team will tie the CPS down, sport. The CPS need breaking up and standards of sexual offenses prosecutions in the UK need raising, fast. There should be a tight statute of limitations (you don’t need nearly 50 years to decide whether you have been assaulted or not) and a requirement of corroboration.

Rolf Harris should have his CBE upgraded to a K, i.e. he should be made Sir Ralph, and his defense costs should be paid in full, not least as the word on the street is that the Met have been listening in to defense legal conferences, using the Engage G-12 Tactical Interception System.  That would involve far greater criminality on the part of the prosecution than they are alleging against the defense.


Chris, the nice rhea

Chris the rhea
“Chris” the rhea

Sad news this week concerning Chris, the escaped rhea, who has been entertaining golfers on a golf course (where else?), the Barkway Park Golf Club, near Royston, Hertfordshire. The poor bird was shot on police orders, allegedly as it posed a risk to motorists.

This was pretty fanciful. Any self-respecting motorist would brake for a rhea, and if they ran off the road and hit a tree it would be their lookout, or rather their fault for not keeping a lookout. Given that Royston is in the Home Counties there’s a good chance that the motorist might not even have been British anyway.

Sadly, there are no plans to shoot the police inspector who ordered the bird’s termination with extreme prejudice.

For the avoidance of doubt the legal procedures for putting down an out of control policeman are a lot more involved than those for putting down an out of control bird. You would need an Act of Parliament and a whole bunch of other stuff. The paperwork alone would be horrendous. I am not of course suggesting that mad policemen be shot illegally!


Novo Rossiya, formerly the eastern Ukraine

This crisis is bubbling along nicely. William Hague, our Foreign Secretary, has been racking up the air mile this week in a Brazilian biz-jet, to no obvious purpose. Dear old Pooters has got the drop on Cameron and Obama and we will both be sitting this one out, thankfully.

It’s marvellous to see at least one of the Allies celebrating the great win in 1945. German political and intelligence influence in London and Washington is such that the anniversary of VE-Day passed in the West without ceremony. The parade they just held in Moscow would be unthinkable in London. Cabinet Office resentment at Germany’s defeat is just too great.


More Good News

Well done to whichever kind motorist it was who spotted poor Kristin Hopkins, a mother of four.  She ran off the road near Fairplay, Colorado, in her Chevy Malibu and seems to have been trapped in her upside down car for a week.  She must have been pretty much all in when she was found.

The motorist who went to her aid deserves public recognition. It was the right thing to do. That’s pretty rugged, high country out there, no place to be trapped in a vehicle on your own.

Fairplay is a very friendly town by the way, set amidst the splendour of the Rocky Mountains on a high plain.  The view as you drive south from Grant over the pass on US285 is simply stunning. First time I drove that road I hauled over and must have spent half an hour just admiring the scenery.

Many thanks to Ani by the way for his/her kind comments in response to last week’s column. My observations on Birmingham were of course tongue in cheek, although trust me, it is a bit of a dump. It’s a shame that we may have to lose a few thousand people to an asteroid before politicians sit up and take notice.


Classic Movie of the Week: Sands of the Kalahari (1965, directed by Cy Endfield)

Sands of the Kalahari
Sands of the Kalahari

The follow-up to Zulu, this enjoyable airplane disaster movie starred Sir Stanley Baker, a fine actor, the lovely Susannah York, Stuart Whitman, Harry Andrews and Nigel Davenport. It was not a great success at the box office, but maybe should have enjoyed more success than it did.

There are some good aviation sequences in the opening scenes, with fine shots of a parked South African Airways DC-4, and the Beech 18 which does the actual crashing. If you are stranded at an airport always be wary of people with a monkey on their shoulder offering you a fine plane for hire with a good pilot!

The movie is a throwback to a more entertaining time in aviation, when there was no guarantee that you would actually arrive at your destination, especially if you were flying across the Kalahari Desert in a Beech 18. How often these days do you hear of airplane passengers being eaten by baboons, even on Southwest? (In fairness to Southwest they do seem to care for their passengers, if Airline USA is any guide, and would probably be terribly upset if any of them were eaten).

May 11th 2014

Hot off the press - Spyhunter
Hot off the press – Spyhunter

Michael Shrimpton is a barrister, called to the Bar in London 1983. He is a specialist in National Security and Constitutional Law, Strategic Intelligence and Counterterrorism. Michael was formerly an Adjunct Professor of Intelligence Studies in what was then the Department of National Security, Intelligence and Space Studies at the American Military University.

Michael’s ground-breaking, 700 page intelligence text “Spyhunter: The Secret History of German Intelligence” was published in England by June Press on April 14, 2014.

 Editing:  Erica P. Wissinger


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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