The Pedophile Scandal – Burning the Evidence
… by Michael Shrimpton, London
I hope all y’all had a fine July 4th weekend. We don’t celebrate it over here, of course, as we lost!
We always feel a bit like Brazilians watching the World Cup final on July 4th.
Anyone familiar with my writing over recent years will know that a constant theme has been German use of pedophile networks to reward and ensnare politicians and senior civil servants.
This scandal has now blown into the open, and has led this week to the appointment of Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss to head a judicial inquiry into the Savile Paedophile Ring.
This followed rapidly upon the heels of the appointment of the head of the National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children to an inquiry into missing dossiers about pedophiles supplied by the late Geoffrey Dickens MP.
I never met Geoffrey Dickens, but we were thinking along the same lines. He identified a number of pro-EU MPs and peers, mostly Tories, who were abusing children. What he did not do, with respect, was to make the connection to the EU.
that he missed the role of the Cabinet Office, which has been penetrated by German intelligence and linked to pedophiles since it was set up, at German request, in 1916.
The idea of the Cabinet Office, as explained in Spyhunter, was to have an over-arching government department, which could boss the others. That made German control of Whitehall easier.
The first Cabinet Secretary was the notorious Maurice Hankey, known in the trade as ‘Hankey Pankey’ for his naughtinesses with young boys. He and his protègés inflicted immense damage on Britain for five decades.
The Whitewashes, Sorry, That Should Read ‘Inquiries’
These latest inquiries will be whitewashes. The inquiry into the missing pedophile dossiers will probably be conducted under ‘Warwick Rules’, whereby the result is agreed with the Cabinet Office in advance, no offense to anyone intended.
Judicial inquiries are not conducted under Warwick Rules, at least not unless the judge has a dodgy dossier! I would not dream of suggesting that Dame Elizabeth is in any way dodgy, of course.
Judges however rarely get to the bottom of things, even with pedophiles. The problem, with respect, is that they tend to be naïve. They are easily fooled and have an institutional bias against allegations of wrong-doing involving the legal or political establishments, or the senior civil service.
They reached their nadir with the Hutton Inquiry, into the assassination of the brilliant weapons scientist and scientific intelligence officer Dr David Kelly. Lord Hutton is a nice chap, with respect, but his conclusion that David Kelly committed suicide brought the whole concept of judicial inquiries into disrepute.
Don’t expect anything to change as a result of these inquiries. With respect, I predict that Dame Elizabeth’s report will be well-written, beautifully expressed, bland and shallow.
To my knowledge there has only ever been one serious judicial inquiry, and that was Mr Justice Mahon’s report into the loss of the Air New Zealand DC-10 on Mount Erebus. The learned judge slammed the airline’s management and rightly so, although none of the witnesses was aware of the DVD’s role in setting up the disaster and murdering Captain Collins, his crew and passengers.
The Mahon Report was savaged by the New Zealand Court of Appeal, every judge on the panel later being exposed as having links to the airline. The Privy Council in London partially exonerated Judge Mahon, but with respect should have gone further.
It’s not just that Mr Justice Mahon conducted his enquiry in good faith. He also had an open mind and was not in awe of officialdom. I would have loved to appear in his court. He was everything that a judge should be, and his memory should be cherished by lawyers everywhere.
The Prosecution of Rolf Harris
It is a great shame that poor old Rolf Harris was convicted. Frankly, I do not expect his conviction to survive the inevitable appeal.
I do not approve of having juries out for eight days. It is not unknown, but it usual to give a majority verdict direction after two days. How can there not be a doubt after eight days of discussion, with not that many counts in the indictment and a single defendant?
I share the usual lawyer’s disdain for stale charges, based on events which allegedly happened years or decades ago. Most lawyers view uncorroborated allegations of sexual misconduct with reserve, even more so if they come from people who are admittedly unstable or have drinking and other problems.
The problem lies in deciding whether it is the chicken or the egg – do the mental health issues flow from sexual abuse, or do the allegations flow from a mind or personality which is not fully functioning?
I am commenting generally, as I was not present at the trial and did not hear the complainants give evidence. I have met Rolf Harris, however, and I do not accept that he is a sexual predator. He came across as a thoroughly decent and likeable man. It is common ground that the complaints are ancient and are not supported by eyewitness testimony or medical evidence.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) were playing the old game of bundling – adding a bunch of weak charges together and hoping they would support each other. Rolf Harris should have had separate trials, one per complainant. I do not accept that the complainants were unaware of what other women were saying.
Operation Yewtree, the discredited Met operation which ensnared Rolf Harris, is a distraction operation. Its aim is to divert attention away from the Cabinet Office’s role in protecting Jimmy Savile and granting him access to government facilities where children might happen to be present.
The Engage G12 Tactical Interception System
I have intelligence from a highly reliable source that this system, developed from an earlier Mossad eavesdropping system called Centurion, was used to bug legal conferences in the phone-hacking trial at the Old Bailey.
That was very naughty of the Met, indeed it involved far greater criminality on the part of the police, and probably the with respect sleazy CPS, than that alleged against the defendants, most of whom were acquitted anyway.
It is highly improbable that the Cabinet Office would not have sanctioned the use of the G12, which works by covertly activating cellphones and using their inbuilt mikes, in the Yewtree prosecutions. The Cabinet Office has always operated to low ethical standards (no offense intended) and, as they control the CPS and the police, they had nothing to fear from committing serious crime.
They see themselves as above the law. If the use of the G12 in the Harris case can be demonstrated, then his appeal will have to be allowed.
His legal team (which may be about to change, if robing room gossip is any guide) will be powerless without evidence. They could however be assisted by Australia’s excellent and very professional ASIO and ASIS intelligence services.
Rolf Harris is an Australian citizen caught up in an espionage operation mounted by agents of a hostile state (the Federal Republic of Germany) in the Cabinet Office and is entitled to support from the Australian government and Australian agencies.
MH 370 Update
It has now been confirmed that Inmarsat’s predicted flight path for MH 370 crossed the high-tech Australian Jindalee Radar System’s area of operation. In particular, it should have been detected by the Laverton long-range HF radar station in Western Australia.
It wasn’t, confirming my analysis, first reported on VT, that the Indian Ocean search boxes were an intelligence blind, designed to draw the search away from the shoot-down area.
The shoot-down was also with range of the excellent AN/SPY-1 Aegis phased array radar system on board USS Pinckney. Not only did her radar not track a diversion by MH 370 over Malaysia, I gather it tracked the intercepting missile, although not from launch (as the ChiCom sub was too low over the horizon).
Merger of a slow-moving target on a designated airway with a fast-moving ascending target, followed by multiple returns and the eventual disappearance of both targets from the screen, means only one thing to radar operators – another airliner shoot-down.
Classic Movie of the Week: Away All Boats (1956), dir. Joseph Pevney
There are no big names in this fine motion picture, unless you count Jeff Chandler as a big name (you should). Chandler was backed up by a strong supporting cast, of whom Richard Boone and Don Keefer are perhaps the most familiar to students of movie history. There is even a very brief cameo from Clint Eastwood, although I had to look that up. (It made my day when I found out!).
This is a moving study in the responsibilities of command, and of the war at sea. The heroine is a fictional attack transport, the USS Belinda (APA-22), in reality APA-193 USS Sanborn.
The producers received the full support of the US Navy in the making of the movie, with experienced USN and USMC technical advisers. It shows. It is based on the novel by Kenneth Dodson, which I am going to read.
The movie has never received the critical acclaim that it deserved. From Frank Skinner’s stirring theme music on it is a magnificent tribute to the US Navy and the men who served on the attack transports in particular. Chandler’s character is enormously sympathetic, but no cardboard cut-out hero.
The plot follows the Belinda from commissioning, through work-up (shakedown, in USN parlance – we work ships up and you shake them down), to her first combat and kamikaze attacks off Okinawa. She makes it through, and you feel like cheering when she does.
If you’ve seen it, watch it again. If you haven’t, you should. If America’s enemies watch it, they might gain a better understanding of why they keep losing. As a great maritime nation we in Britain understand such ships and such men, and that is why we keep showing this movie.
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 14th 2014.
Editing: Jim W. Dean and Erica P. Wissinger
Michael Shrimpton was a barrister from his call to the Bar in London in 1983 until being disbarred in 2019 over a fraudulently obtained conviction. He is a specialist in National Security and Constitutional Law, Strategic Intelligence, and Counter-terrorism. He is a former Adjunct Professor of Intelligence Studies at the American Military University.
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