The Vulcan Trial
… by Michael Shrimpton
Just a short column this week, as I have trial preparation to attend to! Guilty people of course tend not to talk about their forthcoming trials. Being innocent I am under no such constraints! There are no reporting restrictions and I am free to comment.
This is the trial my distinguished VT colleague Ben Fulford has been referring to, of course. It starts on Monday (November 10) at Southwark Crown Court, right by dear old HMS Belfast, His Honour Judge McCreath presiding.
Regular readers of mine and Gordon Duff’s columns will know the background. A few weeks after I returned to England, having completed the draft of Spyhunter, in March 2012, reporting reached me from a reliable source, a prosecution witness in fact, that one of the missing warheads from the Russian submarine Kursk had been infiltrated into England. The four (at least) variable yield 500 KT SS-N-19 Granit warheads removed from the sunken sub have been a concern for nuclear counter-proliferation experts for years.
The Kursk of course was sabotaged by the German DVD, who then staged a technically brilliant underwater recovery operation. Since the ‘Jerries’ murdered Captain Liachin and over 100 Russian crew in the process, it was hardly morally brilliant. There had already been two probable nuclear detonations of SS-N-19 warheads, one or both of which had come off the Kursk (four similar warheads were shipped out of Ukraine to Iran in 2002, in a deal brokered by the DVD’s Viktor Bout).
The first of those undersea detonations led to the Asian Tsunami, the second Fukushima. When reporting came in of a Kursk warhead already in situ in London I could not ignore it, indeed I was under a duty both in law and morality to call it in. In the events which happened the intelligence was confirmed, as Gordon Duff has stated on Stew Webb’s radio show. The US Navy recovered the Vulcan One warhead in the Indian Ocean, in shallow water off the Comoros Islands.
I have been battling dim-witted policemen (no offense) and state prosecutors for two and a half years now. My arrest was ordered from the Cabinet Office, who have been astute to suppress critical phone recordings and satellite overheads from the jury. Neither Thames Valley Police nor the CPS have ever tried to understand the defence case. They are utterly ignorant, with respect, of the DVD and GO2, and wholly unaware of the number of missing nukes out there. Given their basic ignorance of material facts, how could they possibly evaluate my intelligence briefing for the Secretary of State for Defence?
Since no nukes have gone missing in their world view, presumably ANY reporting of a nuclear threat must be a fantasy. If you even mention the word ‘nooclear’ you must be a hoaxer. TVP are trying to smear me as an “intelligence nuisance”, a campaign that goes back to 2005 and has involved the international circulation of crude smears and lies, such as that I was forced to leave my old barristers chambers, Tanfield, in the Inner Temple (I left of my own accord), did not represent General Pinochet in Washington in 1999 and 2000 (they finally seem to have backed down from that nonsense, having been confronted with contemporaneous fee note evidence) and was asked to leave the Military Commentators Circle.
To bolster that claim, which was also wholly untrue, Leicestershire Special Branch invented a conversation with Falklands War hero Major-General Julian Thompson. The general has been good enough to deny their claim in writing. In a panic, the prosecution appear to be accusing him of lying.
At any rate they have yet to tell me whether or not I need to call the general as a witness, even though they’ve had his e-mail for over a year. So far as I know they have never tried to contact him to verify the claim by Special Branch, even though they have had his home phone number for two and a half years (it’s in my address book, which they seized)!
I have been subjected to almost continuous personal attacks and vilification since I discovered and verified the existence of the DVD and the location of its headquarters. A DVD agent tried to assassinate me and I’ve had 15 years of increasingly hysterical personal attacks on me ever since. You can read some of them on this website – some of the trolls having a go at me are simply ill-informed, with respect, some are anti-Semitic and hate me for my strong support of Israel’s right to exist and some are clearly working for a DVD client agency such as the Correa Group, or GO2.
They have plenty of low-level assets. One, Mike Smith, was put under unbearable pressure by GO2 over his private life and after years of being forced by blackmail threats to attack Germany’s opponents online he threw himself off the top of a church tower, poor man.
He couldn’t go to the police as they are GO2 penetrated. One of his tactics was to make false postings online in my name, having been supplied by GO2 with my usernames and passwords. I wish the poor man had come to me. I will always forgive anyone put under pressure by the enemy. Having been under pressure myself I know what it’s like.
I look forward to clearing my name of this latest malicious allegation. The trial should also blow the disgraceful Special Branch tactic of lying about me out into the open. If you’re in the intelligence community you should always treat any adverse statement about me from any British police force with suspicion. They are almost all penetrated and what you reading will most likely be a smear originating with GO2. Any police force which refused to smear me would quickly come under pressure from the Cabinet Office. In practice our chief constables report to the Cabinet Office. The Cabinet Office in turn are penetrated by GO2.
Manipulation of state bureaucracies is something ‘Jerry’ understands very well. We are so naïve in the West that we are acutely vulnerable to this tactic. Bringing baseless accusations and malicious prosecutions is a German tactic that goes all the back to the Dreyfus Case in 1894. The purpose of that wholly bogus accusation (brilliantly dealt with, with respect, by Robert Harris in his latest fact-based novel, An Officer and a Spy) was to get Germany’s man General Mercier into the Elysee Palace. I can understand how Dreyfus felt!
Classic Bond Movie – Moonraker (1979), dir. Lewis Gilbert
The movie is a long way from the book, which was inspired by the DVD’s successful sabotage operation against the Comets. That was a breath-taking cover-up, which astonished former members of the most secretive and powerful British Intelligence agency in World War II, MI18. It involved high-level German assets in London and Rome.
In the book M and 007 have a conversation about the largest cover-up in history. Informed readers understood that it was underway even as he wrote the book.
If you want to know more about the sabotage of Comets Yoke Yoke and Yoke Peter have a look at Chapter 21 of Spyhunter. It’s such a powerful attack on Arnold Hall’s nonsensical metal fatigue theory that no aviation journal dare mention it, although many are aware of it. I presented Chapter 21 as a paper at the Intelligence Conference in Gregynog, Wales, last year (a truly delightful spot, set in stunning Welsh countryside), to stunned silence. No single fact presented in Chapter 21 has been challenged, let alone successfully, since Spyhunter was published in April. No part of my reasoning has been attacked either, let alone dismantled.
No documentary maker has had the guts to even talk to me about revising the rubbish they’ve talked about the fine old De Havilland company over the years. They will keep spouting nonsense about ‘square windows’ even as you can see the rounded edges of the windows on the film footage. Like policemen, their view of the facts is rigid and not evidence-based. The official explanation is stress build-up at square window corners so they trot that out without checking the facts. Thus you have video giving the lie to the soundtrack in the same documentary.
Goebbels understood the tactic perfectly. It’s called the ‘Big Lie’ technique. Lie big and just repeat the lie endlessly, and enough people will believe it that it may as well be true. When someone dares to tell the truth you play the man and not the ball, since if you try and engage him or her on their arguments you will lose.
Moonraker was not intended to be the next movie in the Bond series, but was brought forward due to the great interest in science fiction and space generated by movies like Star Wars. Whereas the book is set in England the movie is set in California, Brazil and Venice, giving an opportunity for the hilarious hover-gondola ride.
Lois Chiles is the Bond Girl, and a very sexy one too, if I may say so. Since I swing both ways the shortage of sexy young men in the movie is a source of disappointment, but you can’t have everything. Apologies if this is too much information, but I dislike doing things by halves. Having been outed by Thames Valley Police I am now out in a big way, if all ya’ll will excuse the pun! I’ve even joined the Bar Lesbian and Gay Group. No doubt Thames Valley Police will now put it about that I’m a lesbian.
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The Bond movies are not actually that sexist. The Bond Girls have always been more than sex objects, right from Honey Rider in Dr No, who knew things that Bond didn’t. Dr Goodhead is a rocket scientist, who also happens to be work for the CIA. In her first meeting with James Bond she gently chides him for his sexist assumption that only men can be rocket scientists.
The plot moves at a cracking pace, right from the opening scene, which sees a Space Shuttle blast off from the top of a 747. The movie-makers based that scene on technology under development when the script was written. The villain, Drax, named by Ian Fleming for a dangerous German double-agent in Naval Intelligence (Admiral Sir Reginald Plunkett-Ernle-Erle Drax), who helped trigger the Invergordon Mutiny, the bastard!
Moonraker is the only Bond movie featuring a Concorde, in this case an Air France machine landing at Rio, on the run from Paris and Dakar. Jaws makes a welcome re-appearance and shows his human side, by falling in love with a pretty young girl, who does not meet with Drax’s ideas of human perfection. There are no perfect human beings. Even I have faults, excessive modesty being one of them!
The space scenes look dated to modern eyes, although they looked modern in 1979 (I am old enough to remember). Special effects have moved on a lot since then – just look at Gravity. There are however some wonderful outdoors shots.
My favorite is of the scene looking down at the Lockheed Electra taking off. The Electra, borrowed I suspect from Varig, who were still operating them in 1979, is a handsome aircraft, basis of course for the Orion. I grew up with Electras in Brisbane (TAA and Ansett-ANA both operated them, although TAA wanted the Vickers Vanguard) and remember them fondly.
The DVD’s Sabotage Section by way picked up the engine mounting vibration problem before Lockheed, but failed to warn them, in the hope that a plane would break up in mid-air and lots of passengers would die, as indeed happened. The DVD always review new British and American airliner designs for sabotage purposes. If they spot a flaw in the design they will sit on it – no need to sabotage an airliner which is going to crash anyway.
The fault was actually quite minor, and easily fixed. Lockheed are a fine company, with a tradition, sadly now ceased, of making fine-looking airliners. The Electra was a sound design and after its early grounding went on to give years of valuable service. The P-3 Orion derivative has been an extremely reliable airplane and is still in service. Moonraker is one of the few movies by the way to feature an Electra.
Moonraker is worth watching.
November 8th 2014
Editing: 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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