The UK Michael Shrimpton case
Jailed for communicating false information?
Or jailed for communicating true information badly?
Was a nuclear attack on the 2012 London Olympics averted by Shrimpton’s tip-off?
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On Friday 6th February 2015, in the UK, Michael Shrimpton (57), an English barrister, was jailed for one year. He was found guilty of two counts of communicating false information.
The trial took place at Southwark Crown Court (London). A jury of nine men and three women took six hours over their deliberations. The final decision was a majority (11-1) verdict.
The story which led to this legal outcome involved two telephone calls and a covert issue of UK national security.
In April 2012, four months before the London Olympics, Michael Shrimpton telephoned two of his contacts in the UK government.
The first person Shrimpton spoke to was Barry Burton, the principal private secretary to Philip Hammond (UK Secretary of State for Defence in 2012; later UK Foreign Secretary).
Michael Shrimpton explained that he had credibly-sourced information which suggested that a German Nazi-Continuum agency had secreted a nuclear weapon (or weapons) into an ambulance garaged near an East London hospital in Newham. The agency was the Dachau-based Deutsche Verteidigungs Dienst (DVD Dachau).
Their plan was to launch a nuclear attack on Queen Elizabeth II at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics or, failing this, on the Olympic Stadium itself at another time during the Games. The location of the ambulance garage in Newham was in blast distance of the stadium.
The information given to Barry Burton during the twenty-minute telephone call included a reference to the source of the nukes. They had been smuggled into the UK from Bremerhaven in Germany and had a traceable history.
German DVD Dachau agents had sabotaged the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk in the Barents Sea in April 2000, causing it to sink with the loss of all 118 lives on board. The agency, centrally involved in a putative international rescue attempt, then stole four of the twenty-four nuclear warheads from the wreck. These warheads were originally mounted on cruise missiles. One (or possibly two) of the warheads was smuggled into London.
Shrimpton explained that this intelligence had been blocked in official channels in the UK because Deutsche Verteidigungs Dienst had infiltrated MI5, MI6 and GCHQ.
Barry Burton suspected that the telephone call was a hoax, but was obliged to pass the information over to the Olympic security team and the police.
The following day, Michael Shrimpton telephoned the Aylesbury Conservative Association and asked to speak with Conservative MP David Lidington (Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office at the time) about the threat. The call was reported to officials, and Shrimpton was arrested by police on the same day.
Sometime afterwards, in a move which may or have may not been linked with Shrimpton’s tip-off, or others like it, the UK authorities deployed surface to air missiles on the tops of a number of blocks of flats adjacent to the Olympic stadium.
The UK legal authorities waited eleven months until they formally charged Shrimpton with communicating false information. There was no nuclear attack on the Olympic stadium.
A commentary on the case by Gordon Duff of Veterans Today, the American alternative military intelligence website, is here(10.11.14).
Among the points which Duff made in Veterans Today were:
(1) The existence of a London Daily Mail newspaper hit-piece here(10.11.14). This, Duff suggested, seemed to add credibility to Shrimpton’s information.
AB note: But is it actually a hit-piece? Or is it just an English-style court report styled for tabloid readers?
(2) The Kursk nuclear weapons theft cited in Shrimpton’s intelligence, or the UK establishment reaction to it, had resonances with the Bush-era 9/11 Able Danger documentation.
(3) According to Duff’s sources at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the US Department of Energy (America’s nuclear weapons design agency), Shrimpton was an expedient scapegoat tied to the exposure of very real establishment scandals, including nuclear blackmail.
AB note: Also in Michael Shrimpton’s back catalogue was the hushed-up identification of two UK Prime Ministers (Edward Heath and Tony Blair) as being German (DVD) intelligence assets. Shrimpton and Christopher Edward Harle (Christopher Story) had also asserted that Tony Blair’s establishment political mentor, Roy Jenkins (UK Chancellor of the Exchequer 1967-1970 and British Home Secretary 1974-1976), was a Deutsche Verteidigungs Dienst agent.
(4) Gag orders were executed against insiders with veridical information willing to back Shrimpton in court. These orders carried a realistic threat of prosecution in the UK if the people gagged were to come forward with pertinent evidence.
(5) The diplomatic relationship between the United States and the UK was significantly damaged following the receipt of Shrimpton’s information. NEST Nuclear Emergency Support Teams from the US are said to have launched an operation which secured the nuclear weapon (or weapons) from the vicinity of the London Olympic stadium, apparently without official UK knowledge or approval.
A year after Duff’s piece appeared in Veterans Today, information surfaced about one of the people who had been prevented from giving information in Shrimpton’s court case. He was Benjamin Fulford, a professional financial & investigative journalist of thirty years standing, based in Tokyo, Japan.
Fulford placed it on the record, in a formal witness statement dated the 6th December 2015, that he had agreed to give evidence for the defence at Shrimpton’s trial in London in November 2014. He intended that this would be done by video-link from Tokyo. The application to hear Fulford’s evidence in this way was refused by the court.
Learning this, Fulford arranged to attend the court in person. A seat on Virgin Atlantic Airways flight VA901 from Tokyo’s Narita Airport to London Heathrow Airport on Monday 17th November 2014 was booked in his Japanese name (古歩道ベンジャミン).
Fulford’s ticket was arranged over the weekend of 15th & 16th November 2014. On the Sunday morning (16th November), he was forced to withdraw from the flight under pressure from the Japanese Finance Ministry. They had scheduled a surprise tax audit overnight.
Fulford believes that this official interference was deliberately timed to prevent him flying to London to give evidence. The evidence he would have given in court involved Japanese national security issues connected with Kursk-sourced nukes used in the tsunami attack on Fukushima in March 2011.
On Sunday 6th December 2015, Benjamin Fulford posted the text of his formal witness statement in the UK Michael Shrimpton case online. It runs as follows:
STATEMENT OF BENJAMIN FULFORD, TOKYO, JAPAN WITNESS STATEMENT
STATEMENT OF BENJAMIN FULFORD,
(CJA 1967, S.9: MC Rules 1981, 7 70.)
Magistrates’ Court Act 1980 S.102
Name: Benjamin Fulford, also known as 古歩道ベンジャミン
Date of birth: March 19, 1961
Address: 3-6-9 Kichijoji Higashi Machi, Musashino-Shi, Tokyo 180-0002 Japan
This statement is being made at the request of Mr. Michael Shrimpton, who is making an appeal against a conviction for making an untrue bomb hoax to the UK authorities.
I have been a professional journalist for 30 years, working as Tokyo based correspondent for such companies as Knight Ridder Newspapers, the Nikkei Newspaper, The South China Morning Post and as Asia Pacific Bureau Chief for Forbes Magazine. Currently I am editor and publisher of Weekly Geopolitical News and Analysis. I have also published 70 non-fiction books written in Japanese.
As a professional journalist I am well acquainted with libel laws and the need for fact checking. As such, the statement below is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Some articles of mine have appeared on the respected Veterans Today.com website, whose Editor-in-Chief is Gordon Duff. Mr Duff is well-connected, to my knowledge. I am aware, for example, that he recently travelled, under tight security, to Damascus, capital of the Syrian Arab Republic, for informal peace talks with President Assad.
Mr. Shrimpton has also been a commentator on Veterans Today.com and I have read his columns with interest. From my own knowledge I can say that Mr. Shrimpton is well-known in the Intelligence Community. I am aware that he holds himself out to be a specialist in the ‘black’ or covert German intelligence agency, the Deutsche Verteidigungs Dienst or DVD.
I have published books (in Japanese) and articles claiming that the tsunami and nuclear disaster that occurred in Fukushima, Japan on March 11, 2011, sometimes known as “3/11” was the result of a deliberate attack.
My sources for this assertion, and what I am about to write, include Japanese military intelligence, former Prime Minister Naoto Kan (whom I have known personally for many years), members of the crew that smuggled the nuclear weapons used in the attack on Fukushima into Japan, members of both the French and British branches of the Rothschild family, senior CIA agents and a member of the team that actually drilled the nuclear weapons into the seabed before the 3/11 attack.
I had no contact at all with Mr. Shrimpton before he was arrested. Mr Shrimpton and I have never met.
The first thing the court needs to know with respect to Fukushima is that the attack was planned many years before it happened.
The Japanese business magazine Zaikai Tembo, citing a CIA report, wrote in February of 2007 that the US had decided that Japan was getting too much of its energy from nuclear power and that if that trend continued, Japan would no longer be dependent on US controlled oil and thus would no longer have to obey the US.
The conclusion of the report was that the best way to ensure Japan remained a colony would be to destroy the Tokyo Electric Power company, the people who run the Fukushima plant.
The Zaikai Tembo report is in the public domain. It is not readily to hand, but in an endeavour to assist the court I shall try to obtain a copy and annex it to a further short statement, along with copies of any other documents to which I refer, although I have been careful not to refer to documents which are not in the public domain. No discourtesy to the court is intended by my not annexing documents at this time. The reporting of terrorist attacks in Paris, France on Friday November 13 and the aftermath has meant that this is a particularly busy time for me.
Former Senator John Davison ‘Jay’ Rockefeller (D-WV), great-grandson of John D. Rockefeller, whose family controls (through foundations) General Electric, the manufacturers of the plant, was deeply involved in the Fukushima operation.
As a preliminary to destroying Japan’s nuclear power generation capability, Westinghouse and General Electric sold their nuclear power plant manufacturing businesses to Toshiba and Hitachi. This was insider trading at the highest level.
It is in the public domain that Senator Rockefeller is or has been associated with the Trilateral Commission, which Mr Shrimpton identifies in his text Spyhunter: A Secret History of German Intelligence (Totnes: June Press, 2014) as a DVD front organisation.
The ongoing attempt in recent years by an Asian/Western secret society to wrest control of global finance from Western oligarch families is a bigger back-ground to the Fukushima sub-plot.
The ‘black’ or covert world is, almost by definition, opaque. I should explain that what Mr Shrimpton may identify as the DVD may operate in different parts of the world through fronts and secret societies. Intelligence agencies have long favoured the use of secret societies.
For example, Democratic Party of Japan Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa was asked at a G7 meeting in 2009 to hand over $100 billion to what I refer to as ‘the Cabal’, in order to finance an attempt to start a carbon tax scheme. He answered that he would raise the money by selling $100 billion worth of US Treasury bonds. He was going to say this at the press conference that followed the G7 meeting, so he was drugged to prevent him from doing so.
Later, when he returned to Japan, he was murdered by CIA death squads, although I note what Mr. Shrimpton says about the Frankfurt-based COREA Group, Allen Welsh Dulles and DVD penetration of the CIA.
Getting back to Fukushima, the refusal of the Japanese Democratic Party and authorities to hand over any real hard currency to the Western Oligarch families resulted in their decision to go ahead with the Fukushima operation as a way of intimidating the Japanese once again into surrender and obedience.
One key source of mine, who has variously gone by the names of Richard Sorge, Alexander Romanov, etc., was part of a multi-agency Western ring involved in smuggling drugs into Japan.
I have confirmed through a long-term acquaintance by the name of Steve McClure, a supposed music journalist, that ‘Richard Sorge’ was his long term supplier of drugs. ‘Sorge’, whose real name is, according to his identity papers, Sasha Zaric, says he was a member of the Australian secret service. He also claims to have been recruited into an organization known as the Illuminati by former Chess champion Bobby Fischer. The Illuminati claim to be a secret society established by the Greek Mathematician Pythagoras but having roots that go back to Atlantis. The organisation is real but shrouded in secrecy and self-propagated mythology.
In any case, ‘Sorge’ told me that he was summoned to Pattaya, Thailand, by a member of the British Special Air Service, a South African going by the name of Spencer, and told to bring 70 kilograms of “Thai stick” marijuana, heavily laced with mind destroying chemicals, into Japan and approach me.
He was told to tell me to introduce the Yakuza, or Japanese mafia, to him or else I would be killed. The Yakuza told me it was a trap and to keep away from it, which I did.
‘Sorge’ also told me that when he was in Thailand, he was shown a 500 kiloton nuclear warhead that he was told was stolen from the Russian submarine the Kursk (K-141) which sank in 2000. He claims that four such warheads were removed from the Kursk and that the Kursk was sabotaged for this purpose. This warhead was smuggled into Japan together with the drugs via a yacht from the Philippines.
The man overseeing the smuggling operation was a former Hong Kong deputy police commissioner by the name of Stephens, according to ‘Sorge’ and Spencer. This is the same Stevens, ‘Sorge’ says, who was later killed in Libya. The man in overall operational control of this operation against Japan was General Richard Myers, according to CIA and other sources.
Based on subsequent interviews with members of Pentagon military intelligence (the Defense Intelligence Agency, or DIA) and MI5, the route taken by the missile to Japan has been identified. It was part of the batch of four nuclear missiles stolen from the Kursk by Nazi-era underground forces, which Mr. Shrimpton identifies as the DVD, who took them to their submarine base in the Atlantic Island of Sao Tome, according to MI5. From there, it was taken to another submarine base in New Guinea, according to Pentagon Military intelligence.
From there it was taken to the Philippines Yacht Club where Stevens’ crew then took it by yacht to a remote island on the Okinawan archipelago. From there it was transported by fishing boat to the port of Kyushu. From Kyushu, the warhead was taken by van to a property owned by former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone in Hi No De Cho, in Western Tokyo. From there it was taken to the North Korean Citizen’s organization headquarters near the Yasukuni shrine, according to ‘Sorge’.
‘Sorge’ risked his life and has survived multiple murder attempts because he attempted to warn the Japanese authorities about the impending nuclear terror attack. He told them the warhead was at Nakasone’s property and he told me as well. The Japanese authorities ignored our warnings.
Later we again told them the warhead was located at the North Korean headquarters in Japan. He also went to the Australian embassy in Tokyo, Japan and provided them with similar warnings. As a result of this, he had all his Australian identity papers confiscated and is now, apparently, stateless.
For his efforts, ‘Sorge’ was arrested by plain clothes police who ignored his warnings about impending nuclear terror and instead asked him to testify falsely that I was a drug dealer. He was also forcibly confined to the Inagidai mental hospital in Musashino, Tokyo where he was heavily drugged.
This writer helped obtain his release by pressuring the Japanese authorities and threatening to take legal action against them for their illegal incarceration of ‘Sorge’ or Zaric. He remains undocumented and unable to leave Japan.
I do not have the slightest reason to suppose that ‘Sorge’ suffers from any form of mental illness. I should explain to the court that bad faith allegations of insanity are a standard intelligence tactic, refined in the USSR in the 1930s by the NKVD under the leadership or influence of the notorious Soviet spymasters Nikolai Yezhov and Lavrentiy Beria.
When intelligence is presented which contains an uncomfortable truth for the state it is sometimes easier for the state to discredit the source by locking him or her up than to deal with the intelligence on its merits. This is sometimes known as political psychiatry.
A South African/British agent by the name of Michael Meiring, who had both legs blown off in the Philippines by a bomb he said was set by George Herbert Walker Bush Senior also began contacting me prior to these events, starting around 2006. He came to me under the name of Dr. Michael Van de Meer and he showed me a bullet proof attaché case, 7 passports and an Uzi machine-gun.
Dr. Van de Meer told me that Tony Blair had bragged I would be arrested on drug charges. The reason for this contact was, in part I believe, because I held a press conference at the Foreign Correspondent’s Club of Japan where I presented evidence that the September 11, 2001 terror attacks were the work of a rogue faction inside the Israeli and US governments.
In any case, Japanese authorities failed to react to our warnings and the warhead was loaded onto the deep sea drilling ship Chikyu Maru. Local news reports place the Chikyu Maru drilling into the seabed off-shore from Sendai in the months before the March 11, 2011 tsunami and nuclear terror attack against Japan. Takamasa Kawase, of Japanese military intelligence, also told me about the Chikyu Maru drilling.
Furthermore, multiple witnesses have come forth to testify that the Prime Minister Naoto Kan was seen inside the Japan Freemason headquarters building near Tokyo tower on the day before the 3/11 attack. He was being shown a map of Japan missing the Tohoku region where the tsunami hit.
The Israeli company Magna BSP was in charge of security at the Fukushima nuclear plant at the time. A Miyagi prefectural government official says employees of this company loaded plutonium into the plant against his will in the months before 3/11.
Furthermore, on March 10th, 2011 Kurt Campbell, then Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs for the United States State Department, requested a meeting with Ichiro Ozawa, a senior member of the then ruling Democratic Party of Japan, according to DPJ officials.
At the meeting Campbell told Ozawa the world was “entering biblical end times,” and that as a result natural disasters were coming. Campbell offered Ozawa the rights to xeolite (a substance used in cleaning up radio-active waste) for Fukushima prefecture if he would abandon his plans to remove his political faction from the ruling party and cause Prime Minister Kan to lose power. Ozawa accepted the offer, according to several sources, including the above mentioned DPJ officials.
On the evening of March 10th, 2011, I was summoned by the daughter of Masaru Takumi, the former number two boss of the Yamaguchi Gumi, Japan’s largest crime syndicate, to meet a person she described to me as a Japanese style chiropractor (seitaishi). This so-called chiropractor identified himself to me as a Japanese professional assassin. He had somehow gained access to my private medical records and other knowledge about me that was not part of the public domain. He also wrapped me with a cloth that he said contained “traditional medicine” and told me to keep it on for 24 hours.
As soon as I left the meeting, I immediately removed it because I had the distinct unpleasant sensation that it contained a poison. In any case, Takumi’s daughter asked for my mobile phone because she wanted to set the alarm for 11 AM on March 11, 2011, the day of the tsunami. She now works for the Kroll detective agency in Tokyo, Japan. The very act of writing this information has put her life in danger and I would like to warn explicitly that any attempt to murder her in order to silence her will be met with serious repercussions.
Immediately after the tsunami and nuclear terror attack began, Prime Minister Naoto Kan was asked by officials from Tokyo Electric Power and others to order the evacuation of 40 million people from the Kanto plain, Kan said during a press conference at the Foreign Correspondent’s Club of Japan.
He also received a phone call from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the day after the attack demanding that he sign over ownership of all Japanese government holdings of US government bonds to cabal oligarchs, which he did, according to Japanese military intelligence.
Following the attacks, a member of the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) who was involved in breaking up the nuclear warhead from the Kursk into several smaller nuclear devices and drilling them into the seabed, presumably for drill-bit diameter compliance, showed up at the Tachikawa Christian church, run by Pastor Paolo Izumi, asking for protection.
He said that 14 of his colleagues, who were involved in the drilling operation not understanding the purpose of what they were doing, had been murdered in order to silence them and that he feared for his life. The man was sheltered by the church and is now in the witness protection program.
After the 3/11 attack, this writer went to South Korea at the invitation of Dr. Van de Meer. While in Korea he was told the Rothschild family had planned the attack because they wanted to force 40 million Japanese refugees to take shelter in North and South Korea. The Rothschild family intended to move the base of their Asian operations from Tokyo to a planned new special economic zone in Korea, he said. He knew in advance about the 3/11 attack and looked deeply ashamed when he admitted he did not warn me about it.
Following the 3/11 attack, un-marked planes were spotted dumping radio-active industrial waste containing caesium, according to a Japanese gangster whose gang was sub-contracting for the CIA and Mossad around Fukushima.
The massive propaganda fear campaign following the 3/11 attack can be traced, in my opinion, to Mossad, and rogue factions in the Pentagon and the CIA.
In addition to the people named above, some of the individuals involved in this mass murder and fear propaganda campaign include Kenneth Curtis, the head of CIA Japan, Michael Green, the head of Mossad Japan and Richard Armitage, former Deputy Secretary of State.
According to my sources, other people involved in this mass murder campaign included George Bush Sr. and Jr., Michael Chertoff, James Baker, Paul Wolfowitz, Senator J. Rockefeller, Michael Hayden, Guy de Rothschild, Evelyn de Rothschild, Peter Hans Kolvenbach, former Pope Benedict, and others yet to be named.
The most convincing evidence in the public domain that 3/11 was a nuclear attack on Japan is probably seismic. I have seen the seismic records and hope to annex them to my follow-up statement. From them the court will be able see that the main event, triggering the deadly tsunami, is preceded by a smaller release of energy, consistent in my opinion with a nuclear detonation or detonations.
I went public with what I knew about 3/11 and hope to produce a sample of my writings in my next statement. I have no reason to believe that Mr Shrimpton was unaware of them. To my knowledge a man named Neil Jones in Folkestone, England was, and I now understand that he was in contact with Mr. Shrimpton. Mr. Jones and I have been in contact, although again we have never met.
Here is a copy of the first correspondence I had with Mr. Jones:
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: neil jones
Subject: Threat to London
Aplogies for repeating this message but the original has found it’s
way onto the comments part of your typepad blog in the section titled
‘RE: March 31st deadline. As my comments to you were not intended for
publication it would be great favour if that particular message from
me could be removed. I would be very happy to post another if so
required. Many thanks.
The real aim of both these mesages is to assure you that the threat
posed by the Kursk Granit warhead in London is being taken seriously.
Hopefully you gave the warning in part to help prevent the slaughter
of innocent people in London. To this end any information you have
about the planned attack would be passed to the relevant authorities.
It would be incomprehensible for you to be involved in such a plan
and so you must have some information which convinced you of the
credibilty of the threat. Such information would be useful and in
particular more about the present location of the weapon, the date it
was planted, whether it will be moved for the attack, and the location
and timing of the attack. Anything which convinced you that the
threat was real would be more than useful.
As you may realise, like Drake, it is my belief that civilians should
not be exposed to this kind of action. It is understood that your
Illuminati connections have a problem with the Royal family, Queen
Elizabeth in particular, but this does not seem to justify the mass
slaughter of innocents. This would directly contradict the good work
you are doing on energy, food, water and quality of life for the
planet and it’s occupants.
Thanks for your attention
In or about March 2012, I was informed by my source code-named ‘Richard Sorge’ that one of the nuclear devices stolen from the Kursk had been smuggled into East London and that the intended target was the Olympic Games. Again I went public with this intelligence. Again, I hope to produce a sample of my writings on the nuclear threat to the London Olympics as an annex to my next statement.
I have no doubt that Neil Jones saw my comments.
From what I know of the case, Mr. Shrimpton appears to have passed to the British Ministry of Defence substantially the same information supplied by ‘Richard Sorge’ to me.
I do not doubt that ‘Sorge’ (the code-name was very obviously taken from the famous World War II Soviet double-agent in Tokyo, although I note that in Mr. Shrimpton’s published opinion, the original Richard Sorge was a treble-agent of the German Abwehr intelligence organisation headed by Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, the man he says founded the DVD) has sources in Russia, including inside Russian Military Intelligence (the GRU), as well as sources in British and Australian intelligence agencies.
I am also aware that the intelligence provided to me by ‘Richard Sorge’ has now been verified, amongst others by Veterans Today Editor-in-Chief Gordon Duff. I do not doubt that the United States recovered a total of two ex-Kursk warheads, which had been in East London. So far as I am aware, that is the position of Japanese Intelligence and, in private at least, is the position of the Japanese Government.
I did agree to give evidence for the defence at Mr. Shrimpton’s trial in London in November 2014. He and I had hoped that I could do that via video-link from Tokyo. When that application was refused, he put me in contact with a person in the United States, on the Eastern Seaboard, in possession of a large bank of frequent flyer miles on Delta Airlines.
That person arranged a confirmed seat for me, in my Japanese name, which appears in Hiragana script at the head of my statement, in Upper Class, on a Delta Airlines partner airline, Virgin Atlantic Airways, on their flight VA901 from Tokyo’s Narita Airport to London Heathrow Airport on Monday November 17 2014. Flight VA901 was scheduled to depart Narita at 1225 hours Japan Standard Time (JST).
My ticket was arranged over that weekend, i.e. the weekend of November 15 and November 16 2014. On Sunday morning November 16 I had to withdraw under pressure from the Japanese Finance Ministry, who arranged a tax audit overnight.
I have no reason to doubt that official pressure was applied to me to prevent me from flying to London to give evidence. I would have told the jury about 3/11 and what is written above, among other things.
In Mr. Shrimpton’s defense, I would also like to state that a simple internet search would have revealed that the WorldWide Web was full of articles about a nuclear terror threat to the London Olympics appearing long before Mr. Shrimpton made his warnings to the authorities. That alone should have been enough evidence to exonerate him.
I am prepared to attend Court and expand upon the above matters that I say are true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and belief.
The full text of Benjamin Fulford’s witness statement in the UK Michael Shrimpton case can be found here (06.12.15).
And the full text of Michael Shrimpton’s own official defence statement, dated 20th August 2013, has been up on the web since March 2014. It reads as follows:
IN THE CROWN COURT AT SOUTHWARK
B E T W E E N:-
R E G I N A
– and –
M I C H A E L S H R I M P T O N, E S Q U I R E
D E F E N C E C A S E S T A T E M E N T
1. At all material times the Defendant acted in complete good faith, as a good citizen should, drawing to the attention of the proper authorities intelligence which came into his possession, via prosecution witness Neil Jones (page 129), whose good faith in the matter is not disputed. The intelligence indicated a potential nuclear or radiological threat to the Games of the XXX Olympiad (“the London Games”), with surface detonation and a Ground Zero within 2.5 miles of the Olympic Stadium in East London. The intelligence appears to have been passed to Mr Jones via multiple sources, including a cut-out in Belgrade and the respected intelligence commentator Benjamin Fulford in Tokyo. It followed published threats by the al Qaeda terrorist organisation of a catastrophic (“Level Three”) attack against the United Kingdom during the Games period, specifically mentioning London as the target city.
2. As an illustration of his good faith, the Defendant used his best endeavours to try and verify the intelligence before contacting the authorities. The approach to the Secretary of State for Defence, in his capacity as a member of the National Security Council of the United Kingdom, was on the informal advice of a retired Director-General of Intelligence, Air Marshal Sir John Walker, whom the Defendant contacted on his mobile telephone. The Defendant was known to the Air Marshal, a distinguished air intelligence officer and former commander of a nuclear strike wing. The actus reus of the offence is not made out in respect of either count in the indictment. No positive assertions as to the presence of an Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) in London were made in either call, i.e. the intelligence was qualified. The notes of the conversations are inaccurate to the point of being garbled. The note by Mr Barry Burton of the MOD was not made until the following day and the note by Ms Sarah Sproat is little more than a summary on a ‘Post-It’ note. In the ordinary course of events each call, having been made on a digital telephone exchange, would have been recorded by Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) under the Echelon system, the Defendant’s voiceprint being held by GCHQ, the American National Security Agency (NSA) and other Allied signals intelligence agencies under the ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence-sharing arrangements. On the balance of probabilities recordings of both calls are being withheld by GCHQ from the CPS in order to prejudice the defence. On balance the Director GCHQ probably has the sanction of the Cabinet Secretary, Sir Jeremy Heywood, to withhold this material evidence from the CPS, the Defendant and the court. The Defendant respectfully adopts the conclusions of Benjamin Fulford (www.Veterans Today.com, already disclosed) that (1) the Cabinet Secretary reports to the Director General Operations 2 (GO2) and (2) the current Director GO2 is Sir John Scarlett, former Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6).
3. The intelligence briefing to the MOD, which it was intended to back up with a briefing to the Foreign Secretary, hence the call to David Lidington MP’s agent, was substantially accurate and was confirmed by radiation signature readings taken by US military satellites, probably KH-13s, of the National Reconnaissance Office, in low earth orbit between 2200 hours Zulu (GMT) and 0100 hours Zulu on 20th/21st April 2012. These readings, which were downloaded to a ground station near Fort Belvoir, Virginia, USA, indicated that a source of weapons-grade plutonium was present adjacent to, then on, the Blackwater River Estuary in Essex. This Satellite Intelligence (SATINT) is consistent with reporting of a viable IND being removed from the UK by a German SSK. The SATINT would have been made available to GCHQ as a matter of course under the UKUSA (originally BRUSA) Intelligence Treaty and on balance is probably being withheld from the CPS, the defence and court. The intelligence was also confirmed in broad terms in November 2012 at the Lancaster House GICNT seminar, the Powerpoint presentations of which should be disclosed (the Defendant has learnt from several of the participants that there were no formal papers).
The Nature and Sources of the Defendant’s Intelligence Expertise
4. As set out in Part 1 of Spyhunter the Defendant is an intelligence and national security specialist, as confirmed by the amount of intelligence material in his possession when his new flat was unlawfully raided by Thames Valley Police. Since nothing of evidential significance to the prosecution, save for one Exhibit (AAH/4, a notebook), which simply confirms the point made in paragraph 2 supra, as it listed a number of people and agencies via whom the Defendant was trying to verify the intelligence, or vice versa, the Defendant does not intend making an application under PACE s.78 to exclude any of the illegally seized material. The Defendant has never held himself out as an intelligence officer. If the prosecution wish to assert that he has made such a claim they must call the person who alleges that claim was made to him or her, i.e. objection will be taken at trial to inadmissible hearsay statements.
5. The Defendant has advised and represented intelligence officers, including “Juliet Lima”, now living in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA, from whom the prosecution has taken a statement and whose connection to the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was acknowledged in interview. He has had an article published in a specialist peer-reviewed intelligence publication, the respected Journal of International Security Affairs, whose then Editor, the late Ambassador Harvey Feldman, had long-standing links to the CIA. He has also been invited to speak at intelligence conferences, including the Intelligence Conference (INTELCON) at Crystal City, Virginia, USA in February 2005, the Intelligence Summit, at the same venue (the Hyatt Crystal City) in 2006 and the Intelligence Conference at Gregynog, Wales in 2013. He has also taught the subject, online, using an encrypted online teaching programme called “Educator”, at Masters Degree level, as a member of the Adjunct Faculty at the American Military University and has recently written an intelligence text, Spyhunter: The Secret History of German Intelligence. The Defendant has also acted as Human Intelligence (HUMINT) source for a number of Western intelligence and law enforcement agencies, including the Metropolitan Police. In 2010 the Defendant provided accurate intelligence about memory sticks holding raw intelligence data being in the possession of the murdered GCHQ officer Dr Gareth Williams to Detective Chief Inspector Jackie Sebire, who led the police investigation into Dr Williams’s death. The facts that he was murdered and was in possession of memory sticks were subsequently confirmed at the inquest into his death. The Defendant was about two years ahead of any other HUMINT source to the Met on the memory sticks.
6. The Defendant has also been consulted by the media on inter alia intelligence matters, including by the makers of the BBC TV series Spooks. The attempt to denigrate him by Kudos may simply reflect an anxiety not to lose contracts from the BBC, which pays for a substantial amount of Kudos Productions’ output. The hearsay opinions about him attributed to the Spooks scriptwriters are not accepted and the prosecution are put to strict proof of them.
7. The Defendant has visited inter alia the Department of Defense (Pentagon) and the White House in Washington DC. He has conferred at the Pentagon with inter alia Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England, military advisers to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and the Director of the Office of Net Assessment, Dr Andrew Marshall. Pace the with respect intelligence illiterate assertions of the officers in interview Dr Marshall remained at the Pentagon well beyond retirement aged (he is presently aged over 90). The most powerful intelligence officer in the Pentagon, Vice-President Cheney and Defense Secretary Rumsfeld were protégés of his. The Defendant successfully represented the late General Pinochet Ugarté in negotiations in Washington DC in 1999/2000 designed to secure the general’s release from house arrest in the United Kingdom, in breach of the United Kingdom’s international obligation of comity with the Republic of Chile, of which the general was a former Head of State.
8. The CIA and the White House were represented informally in those negotiations by the late Lieutenant-General Vernon Walters, formerly Deputy Director and briefly Acting Director of the CIA. An exceedingly high-powered individual General Walters acted as an advisor to every American President from Harry S. Truman onwards. He was heavily involved in the arrangements for the Paris Peace Talks which concluded US involvement as a belligerent in the Vietnam War, and advised President Richard Nixon in respect of the US rapprochement with the People’s Republic of China (PRC). During the course of the Pinochet negotiations the Defendant was invited to lunch by Ambassador (as he became) John Bolton. That lunch was held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington. Ambassador Bolton, subsequently, was gracious enough to invite the Defendant to attend the Ambassador’s swearing in as Under-Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs by Justice Thomas of the United States Supreme Court, at the State Department in Washington, in 2001. Thames Valley Police are well aware of this as they rang the Defendant on his mobile phone following an incursion by gypsies onto land in Aylesbury, Bucks in which he held a moiety interest, and the Defendant took the call just as his limousine arrived at the State Department.
9. On 27th February 2006 the Defendant was flown out to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65) in the North Atlantic in a Grumman Greyhound C-2 Carrier On Board Delivery (COD) aircraft, as part of the of the United States Navy’s Distinguished Visitor Program. The Defendant was invited to a one on one working breakfast with a Flag Officer. The matters discussed must of necessity remain confidential, on the grounds of national security, not least as none of the Thames Valley Police (TVP) officers or CPS officials involved in this prosecution, with respect, has a sufficiently high security clearance. Whilst it is not unknown for a British civilian, not connected to the government nor a member of the intelligence services, to be flown onto and catapulted off an American nuclear carrier it is not an everyday occurrence
Intelligence Successes in which the Defendant has participated.
10. The Defendant is well used to working with others in the broader Allied Intelligence Community (INTELCOM) and freely acknowledges that others have participated in some of the intelligence successes identified below. In relation to Operation Vulcan he has never denied that he worked as part of a team, loosely defined. That does not mean that there was direct contact between members of the team. Given the level of intelligence monitoring of the Defendant’s phone lines and e-mail no intelligence source or officer could contact him by electronic means including via digital telephone exchange without exposing their identity to inter alia GCHQ, Siemens, the covert German Deutscher Verteidigungs Dienst intelligence agency and GO2. The Defendant respectfully adopts the statement in the Washington Post for 9th June 2013, commenting on the NSA’s Prism programme (which the Defendant supports) that “intelligence analysts are typically taught to chain through contacts two “hops” out from their target.” The context is admittedly different, but applies just as well to the deniable supply of intelligence by an agency wishing to remain in the background. It follows a fortiori that the telephone call tracing exercise carried out TVP was with respect pointless. The fact that public money was wasted on it at all simply reflects with respect the intelligence illiteracy of the officers involved.
11. The Defendant correctly categorised the 7/7 terrorists as non-suicide bombers within two weeks of the attacks and so informally briefed in West Midlands Police Special Branch at the first specialist conference on the 7/7 attacks, held at the Royal United Services Institute in Whitehall on 26th July 2005. The Defendant also warned the Metropolitan Police, at or around midnight on 19/7, after a SO12 (Special Branch) officer visited his then home on Watermead, near Aylesbury, about the possibility of an al Qaeda attack on the London Underground on 22/7. The police failure to act on this warning placed dozens if not hundreds of lives at risk. In the events which happened the al Qaeda terrorists were concerned that their detonators had been rigged for immediate detonation, as on 7/7, and withdrew them from the explosives. The Defendant correctly appreciated that Jean Charles de Menezes was not an “electrician” but a rogue Brazilian intelligence officer, ex ABIN, who was working for al Qaeda as a mercenary electronics expert. If the prosecution wish to assert that he was working as an electrician in London they are challenged to say where and to produce evidence. MI5, MI6 and GCHQ all hold relevant files on de Menezes, which should be produced.
12. In relation to nuclear threats and nuclear terrorism Operation Vulcan was the Defendant’s fifth success. In August 2000, as set out in Spyhunter, he correctly appreciated that al Qaeda were seeking to acquire weapons-grade U-235 uranium from a covert source in the Philippines. That was the background to the fax to the Defendant on 24th August 2000 from Dr Henry Kissinger, which TVP have. Since U-235 would only be used in a Level 3 catastrophic attack and the only one in the planning stages in August 2000 was 9/11 it is a reasonable inference that al Qaeda and the DVD originally planned to leverage the 9/11 attacks with Improvised Radiological Devices (IRDs). The relevant US files will have been made available to MI6 under the UKUSA arrangements.
13. The Defendant also correctly appreciated that the scientific intelligence officer Dr David Kelly CMG was murdered and that the motive for his murder, by GO2, was to prevent him passing on to his contacts in Tel Aviv the fact that President Chirac of France, at German request, had covertly shipped, by SSK, several quantities of weapons-grade plutonium from the covert French stockpile. The Defendant further appreciated, and so advised the proper Israeli security authorities, the National Nuclear Safety Administration in the US and Mohammed el-Baradei, then the Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, in Vienna, that the Iranian enriched uranium programme was an intelligence blind and that Iran was in possession of operational, plutonium-cored, nuclear warheads. These conclusions are disputed within INTELCOM but the Defendant stands by them and notes that both the United States and Israel abandoned plans for a first use of nuclear weapons against Iran. So far as the Defendant is aware his conclusions are now widely accepted by intelligence agencies throughout the Middle East.
14. After the Defendant became aware that Dr Kelly, along with David Cameron, then a Conservative Central Office official and now First Lord of the Treasury and Prime Minister, accompanied UK-manufactured nuclear weapons casings to South Africa, suitable for the South African Blackburn B-103 Buccaneer S. Mk 50 delivery system, with its unique rotary bomb-bay, and that three of the SA weapons were supplied in turn to Iraq and the Iran he correctly appreciated a possible threat to Houston, Texas. The SA weapons were covert, since the Republic of South Africa was officially not a nuclear-armed state, and the weapons were designed for easy covert shipment in a standard ISO container with rails welded to the floor, using a cradle designed by a British engineering firm. Since they could easily be shipped in a container they were a security nightmare, since any Iranian-flagged container ship could deliver a device to any port in the Western world. If the containers were lead-lined, as they would be bound to be, detection would be difficult, until the advent of muon tomography, partly inspired by this very threat.
15. The Defendant’s appreciation that Houston was a possible target was probably correct. After he so advised the FBI he was invited into a meeting in the FBI Houston Field Office in February 2005, driving there from Los Angeles, via meetings with inter alia the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Tuscon, Arizona (a DEA Supervisor involved in that meeting, India India, now retired, kindly agreed to take a call from the second officer in the case, DS Mottau, who has refused to speak to him, evidence the Defendant says of TVP’s bad faith and unwillingness to due diligence the Defendant’s statements). There was Iranian intelligence (VEVAK) activity on the ground in Houston and the nearby port of Galveston. One of these weapons was probably detonated by North Korea, confirming the theoretical yield of 15 kilotons (KT). The Defendant’s appreciation that a 15KT detonation in a container ship moored in Galveston harbour would significantly damage Houston, home to a large part of America’s energy sector, was correct. The Defence Intelligence Staff (DIS), MI5, MI6 and GCHQ all have files on these weapons. The then Chief of the Defence Staff, Lord Boyce, may be able to confirm to the Attorney-General, it being a matter entirely for him, that British Special Forces were charged with intercepting these devices on the ground, near the Iraq/Syrian frontier, shortly before the Iraq War, at a time when the weapons were under the control of the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
16. In 2010/11 the Defendant correctly appreciated the possibility that one or more of these devices might be used by Iran to threaten the London Games, by mooring a container ship downstream of the Thames Barrier in the Thames Estuary, where the blast radius would pose a threat to the Olympic Stadium. This appreciation seems to have been shared by Admiral Lord West of Spithead (page 122).
17. In 2007 the Defendant correctly appreciated that Madeleine McCann’s kidnap was sponsored by the German DVD, whose existence is acknowledged by Commodore English (page 132). As a matter of law the prosecution may not traduce the evidence of their own witness, not least as intelligence is a highly specialist area, requiring high IQ, the CPS officials and TVP officers involved with the case with respect lack any meaningful intelligence expertise or experience whatsoever and none of them is qualified to contradict the Commodore on matters falling within his specialist area of expertise. The largely inadmissible smear report circulated by Leicestershire Police contains outright fabrications, including the false claim that an officer of Leicestershire Police spoke with Major-General Julian Thompson, RM (ret’d). The willingness of TVP Special Branch to adopt these smears without putting the allegations to the Defendant or checking them with respect drags down their credibility as well.
18. GCHQ, MI5, MI6 and DIS all have relevant files on the McCann kidnap and murder. The Pentagon and CIA files will also be available under the UKUSA arrangements. The current Metropolitan Police inquiry is a farce with respect and arguably a cruel hoax upon the poor parents, who have been systematically and cruelly misled by the police, who are partly responsible for their daughter’s murder. The Cabinet Office and intelligence services are perfectly well aware that the poor girl was murdered in or around December 2008, and that her photograph was sent via e-mail to Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, who selected her for kidnap and sexual abuse. GCHQ have a copy of the e-mail, with Madeleine’s photograph annexed as a JPEG file, which was intercepted by the NSA at the e-maul switching centre at RAF Minwith Hill, Yorkshire. It should of course be disclosed. The Prime Minister of the day, Tony Blair, was probably aware that she had been located to a high degree of probability on board the MV Naomi Corlett in Moroccan territorial waters. The rescue mission proposed by Gerard Group International LLC, on whose Advisory Board the Defendant then sat, was blocked, it would seem for political reasons, as the UK Government was fearful of the damage which would be done to Anglo-European relations by the exposure of the President of the European Commission as an active paedophile, and moreover one who was being blackmailed by the most powerful German intelligence agency (the DVD), who were supplying him with kidnapped toddlers to abuse, in order to satiate his perverted sexual desires. Leicestershire Police are suppressing inter alia an e-mail to them from the Cabinet Office, annexing a chain e-mail from the Foreign Office, complaining about the Defendant’s level of access to IMINT and Communications Intelligence/Intercept (COMINT) material. The Defendant respectfully asserts this is being done for fear of the credibility it would give the Defendant.
19. The Defendant correctly appreciates that terrorism is a state-sponsored phenomenon. He took a leading role in making the link between 9/11 and Iraq, in particular in identifying the terrorist training facility in Iraq (Salman Pak) where the 9/11 pilots were trained and the equipment on which they were trained (a Boeing 767 simulator seized from Kuwait Airways in August 1990). GCHQ are well aware of this intelligence, as relevant NRO/NSA IMINT was passed to them, but have chosen to suppress it. The Defendant did offer to give evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry but with respect its report is likely to be a whitewash. TVP, and UK police in general, are prevented by doctrinal constraints from dealing with Level 3 terrorist attacks. Viewing terrorism as a spontaneous phenomenon carried out by groups with a grievance, real or imagined, as they do, with respect they are unable to grasp that successful terrorist organisations are backed by intelligence agencies. They also fail to grasp that terrorist attacks in the UK are normally assisted from the inside by GO2. This helps explain their with respect pathetic failure to get to grips with the IRA’s murderous campaign and a whole series of policing failures, including the Brighton Bombing, where they nearly managed to lose the Prime Minister. The police at best are only able to deal with a Level 2 attack, almost invariably after the event, as policing in the UK, unlike the USA after 9/11, is not intelligence led. With a nuclear/radiological attack the police with respect are hopelessly out of their depth, indeed at best can only be spectators. The official counter-terrorist strategy, CONTEST, is with respect risibly inadequate and calculated to perpetuate the failures of the campaign against the IRA, such as it was.
20. The Defendant also correctly appreciated that Osama bin Laden was not personally religious, i.e. that his public image was a front. In coming to that conclusion he was informed by his knowledge, gained in part through high-level direct and indirect Saudi contacts, including the late H.E. Prince Mohammed, Governor of the Eastern Province, who before his assassination supported the Customer Buy-Out bid for Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motors co-ordinated by the Defendant in 1997/1998, without wishing to give offence to any Muslim, that Islam was a fraudulent religion. That is because the Koran was not dictated by God, as Islamic theologians proclaim, but by a series of theologians at the Vatican, hence the original being in Latin and the requirement for early Islamic scholars to speak Latin. The Defendant also understood that the first author of the Koran died before the work could be completed, explaining the differences between the earlier and later chapters. That in turn helps explain the deep division between Sufi and Salafist Muslims, which in turn has a bearing on understanding Islamo-fascist terrorist organisations such as al Qaeda. Understanding that bin Laden only wore religious dress when on public view (e.g. when recording propaganda videos) helped in tracking him. This analysis was of interest inter alia to the NSA and FBI, which may help explain why the illegally seized material included a name in the Arabian Peninsula intelligence section of the FBI. Intelligence analysts and policy-makers who view Islam as a genuine religion, and fail to understand that al Qaeda is sponsored by the DVD, inevitably will be unable to accurately predict its targeting priorities. TVP, e.g. have mocked the Defendant for stating that al Qaeda had probably targeted British rail infrastructure. It is of course easy to mock that which you do not understand. Bild carried reports in the week beginning 19th August 2013 that al Qaeda was targeting rail infrastructure in Europe, citing US intelligence reports.
21. The Defendant also passed on intelligence on several planned assassination attempts on President George W. Bush. Since urgent warnings were passed to the Secret Service via telephone GCHQ will on balance have a record of them. It is highly improbable that the Secret Service would agree to the release of files from its efficient Intelligence Center in Arlington, but the GCHQ files should suffice. The Defendant has been in contact with the Secret Service, who have agreed to speak to TVP. The absence of a Secret Service witness refuting the Defendant’s claims, which are not being made for the first time and in any event appear in Spyhunter, is noted, as is the absence of a witness from the FBI, to whom the Defendant has also spoken.
The Boeing Sentry AEW Mk 1 Grounding
22. The political grounding of the Sentry fleet, our best defence against a nuclear terrorist attack, at the critical time provides powerful support for the reasoning of the Vulcan team, and powerful evidence that the Cabinet Office, as Benjamin Fulford has stated, are penetrated by Germany’s GO2. Of course the aircraft could have been sortied, had there been the political will, as there was nothing wrong with them. The MOD would not have misled the public, and in turn the court, with the with respect nonsensical explanations put forward, without Cabinet Office backing. The prosecution position on the Sentries is built upon an obvious lie, that an RAF Sentry has been withdrawn from service. Seven Sentries in all were delivered by Boeing, and all seven are still in service, six in squadron service and one as a training aircraft, all at RAF Waddington. The prosecution would not have put themselves in such an exposed position, potentially damaging to the credibility of TVP and the CPS as organisations (clearly both should be broken up), had not they not fallen with respect for their own propaganda and refused to accept that the Defendant is an air intelligence specialist sufficiently high-powered to be able to confirm from both Boeing, the airframe manufacturer, and Lockheed Martin, the prime maintenance contractor, that there were no reported problems with the Boeing E-3 Sentry in 2012.
Nuclear Warheads Available to the German DVD for Terrorist Purposes as of 01APR12
23. As of 1st April 2012 there were probably up to seven (7) nuclear warheads available to the DVD, although there are areas of uncertainty over the deployment of a nuclear warhead trigger for the Boxing Day Tsunami and if so how many were deployed, the North Korean nuclear programme and the possible splitting of acquired warheads, i.e. the division of fissile material so as to create two or more smaller viable devices. TVP have never accepted with respect that there are any nuclear warheads unaccounted for, a facile position with respect, unsupported with INTELCOM, indeed, again with respect, it borders on fantasy. Officially there are no missing nuclear warheads of course, but the official position is simply adopted so as to not to alarm the public. A total of four, diallable, 500KT P700 Granit warheads were removed from the SSGN Kursk in August 2000 (the already submitted article on Soviet cruise missiles, which need not be evidenced as it is a published text from a reputable source, and may be cited in the same way as an extract from a learned specialist journal, accurately sets out the history of the Soviet/Russian SLCM programme). A further four 550 KT, non-diallable, SS-19 warheads seem to have been acquired from Kiev on behalf of Iran by the DVD agent Viktor Bout in or about 2002. Two, possibly three, of these may have been deployed in earthquake-triggering undersea detonations (GCHQ have access to the seismic surveys of each event). One may have been retrieved since April 2012 by the CIA in a successful sting operation. There may have been two of the SA 15 KT devices still in circulation, although they appear to have been sent to North Korea, where both may have been detonated. It is the threat posed by these warheads which stimulated the immense research effort into methods of countering covert IND insertion, including muon tomography, able to penetrate lead shielding.
24. The purported interview transcripts are incomplete and inaccurate, and are not accepted. Strictly the interviews are inadmissible, as there are no admissions, however there is no objection to the discs being played to the jury. The Defendant will be giving evidence, there is no departure from any of his statements in interview, all of which were given in good faith and are accurate, save as some confusion over Skype (the Defendant has been a long-term Skype user and has used Skype terminals other than his own, but Skype software was not in fact downloaded onto seized mini-laptop computer) and playing the discs would to a large extent, the court may agree, take the place of evidence in chief.
Disclosure/Abuse of Process
25. There has been a wholesale failure to disclose material intelligence files in the possession of JIC, the Cabinet Office, MI5, MI6, TVP Special Branch, SOCA, CTC, GCHQ and DIS, such as to corrupt the trial process and with respect call into question the integrity of both TVP and the CPS. The DPP has very properly, with respect, been forced to stand down and hopefully his replacement will work to a higher ethical standard, ditto the new Director-General of MI5. Clearly Sir Jonathan Evans could not continue as D-G after the Service’s multiple failures over Vulcan, which happened on his watch and nearly cost tens of thousands of lives. The Director of SOCA has also been forced out and rightly so, with respect. Again the defence respectfully hope that his successor will work to a higher ethical standard and stop withholding relevant material, including the Defendant’s role as a CHIS, from the defence and the court.
26. The Defendant should explain the concept of collateral intelligence attack. When it becomes desirable in the national security interest to force say the director of an intelligence or law enforcement agency from office it is almost unknown for the real reason to be made public, particularly in a nation such as the UK where the state bureaucracy is penetrated by a hostile intelligence agency and has only limited functionality (the CPS with respect is a classic example of a penetrated state prosecutor, hence the Defendant’s conclusion, expressed in Spyhunter that it is in the national security interest of the United Kingdom for it to be broken up). The director in question will usually come under counter-intelligence scrutiny and may or may not be placed under surveillance. If the surveillance or standard MISE checks throw up concerns over corrupt practices, as was the case with the outgoing Director of SOCA (improper concealment of private business dealings) these can be used to force the Director to resign, usually ‘to spend more time with his family.’ This can either be done directly, or indirectly through say an oversight committee or tame journalists in the media. For the avoidance of doubt, although several hundred media contacts were in the unlawfully seized material, this not something the Defendant himself would ordinarily do, although he might be sounded out informally by intelligence officers about concerns they might have, or asked for suggestions as to a suitable successor.
Lines of Cross-Examination
27. These are indicated in the attached Annex, which it is hoped is a helpful way of setting them out.
20th August 2013
A N N E X
Why was the Defendant’s voicemail not treated as a hoax if that was genuinely her view? The Defendant would also with to further clarify the timeline and why the political references he gave were not taken up. If the prosecution wish to take statements from them they are at liberty to do so.
What was actually said? Why was no note taken at the time? What exactly was said by the Cabinet Office and to whom did he speak? Why is there no statement from that person? To which agencies was the intelligence passed on and why, if it genuinely the view of MOD that the Defendant’s briefing on Vulcan was given in bad faith? What checks were made with DIS? Did TVP go back to Burton after DIS, DIA and ONI names and numbers were seized from the Defendant’s home? Why were the MOD willing to mislead the public, TVP, the CPS and the court over the Sentries? Who grounded them? What is the state of MOD’s knowledge on Vulcan? Why were the referees the Defendant named not consulted, as a background check on him? Can Burton confirm the accuracy of the names and numbers for MOD in AAH/18? Have checks been made, e.g. with former Chiefs of Staff, as to whether they know the Defendant? Are MOD aware of the United Kingdom National Defence Association (UKNDA)? Is it right that the Defendant is associated with them? How many former Chiefs of Staff are associated with UKNDA? What follow-up contact has there been with the Pentagon, the RAN and the Indian Navy over Vulcan, in particular over associated naval activity in the Indian Ocean? Why was the call not recorded? What have MOD done to retrieve the Echelon recording from GCHQ?
Why was the Defendant’s e-mail not acted upon? What checks if any were made with e.g. AWRE Aldermaston about the phrase ‘emissions-silent’, standard terminology for a nuclear security specialist? What qualifications does Ms Brit possess which suit her to make judgments about nuclear security? Can she confirm that Sir David Nicholson has been forced to resign in disgrace following over 1,000 unnecessary deaths at a hospital for which he was responsible? Was that scandal the real reason for his resignation or was it his contribution to the grotesque security failure over Vulcan, which placed many more lives at risk, including that of our beloved Sovereign?
What actually was said and why were the recordings not kept? Does she support David Lidington’s re-selection as MP?
Does she support David Lidington’s re-selection? Is it right that ACCA is split, on the issues of gay marriage, HS2 and Europe, on which issues the Defendant is opposed to David Lidington? Can she confirm the circumstances in which the Defendant defected to the Conservative and Unionist Party in 1997? Can she confirm that the Defendant is known to senior figures on the Right of the Party?
Can she confirm that the Defendant and John Randall MP are known to each other? The media reports of the Defendant’s defection and the associated press conference, attended by John Randall and the Defendant, at which he was introduced as a Tory should be put to her, as a courtesy. They were served as an annex to the dismissal submissions.
Where are his notes, supporting his claim that the Defendant stated that he was an “intelligence officer”? Was this officer mistaken about that, or is he simply lying, in order to discredit the Defendant? If he was lying was asked to lie by a superior officer and if so which officer?
Agreed, as to fact.
Agreed, as to fact. Clearly the legality of the search and seizure are disputed but those are matters for the civil proceedings.
Why have there been no follow-up enquiries re the Defendant’s intelligence contacts? What has been done to review Neil Jones’s telephone records, even after it became clear that he and the Defendant were in regular communication at the material time? Why was nothing done to verify the Defendant’s statements in interview, save for pointless checks of his phone records, even after he had made it clear that cut-outs were being used? Did she notice a van opposite 8 Jusons Glebe when the illegal raid was being carried out? What contact has there been with MI5 and GHCQ? Why were MI6 and the Foreign Office not contacted after the ministerial statement to the press on 1st November 2012 confirming a nuclear threat to the London Games? What has been done to put material statements by the Defendant to other prosecution witnesses? Why are the two letters from MI5 to the Defendant being suppressed?
Agreed as to fact.
As per Lynsey Blas, with additional questions about contact with MI5. Intel contacts in AAH/18 and 19 will be put to this witness. Why can the claim in interview that Ambassador Bolton gave a statement not be supported by a statement from the Ambassador? Why were no checks made with Major-General Howes in Washington or MOD re Director Marshall of ONA at the Pentagon? Does this officer now accept the truth of the Defendant’s statements about the age and status of Director Marshall? Why do TVP still support CONTEST when it’s risible nonsense and has been an obvious failure? Does this officer now accept that SECTU are out of their depth in dealing with terrorism and do not understand it? What nuclear warheads do SECTU accept are in circulation and available to al Qaeda? Why could SECTU not do a basic Internet search and locate the websites missed by those responsible for Olympic security? What contact has there been with the Russian GRU and SVR? Why is there no statement from the US Secret Service? Does this officer accept that TVP have a history of lying about the Defendant and concealing material facts from the Bar Council and High Court judges? Why was the Special Branch report on the ID of the bogus Iranian Bar Council complainant not disclosed? Why have Special Branch had the Defendant under surveillance for “thirty years” (the officer’s own words in interview) and why have TVP Special Branch been party to the dissemination of smears on the Defendant including the blatant lies that he was forced out of Tanfield Chambers and the Military Commentators Circle? Why did TVP SB smear the Defendant to Christopher Story, aiding the latter’s assassination by the DVD and was this officer in any way involved in the disgraceful murder of the British intelligence officer Dr David Kelly CMG?
Why was this witness party to gross breaches of security and confidentiality? Who is John Lynes, to whom does he report and why is there no statement from him? Does he accept that the Security Liaison Office are penetrated by GO2? Did any of the Principals approve of the actions he took? Has he been asked to verify the contact details at the Palace seized from the Defendant? Why have the Defendant’s Palace and Lord Lieutenancy files not been disclosed? Does he accept that the Defendant was in communication with the Palace over a successful attempt to prevent the theft of monies from a joint account in which one of the Principals had an interest?
Squadron Leader Evans
With whom did you consult before issuing your statement? Why have you not dealt with the discrepancy between your statement and the public statements at the time of the MOD? What was the “engineering issue”? Which aircraft was “disposed of”? What aircraft were delivered to the RAF and how many are still in service? Where is the audit trail for this alleged “engineering issue”? Why was Boeing, as the design authority for the E-3, not notified? Ditto the USAF, Royal Saudi Air Force, Armée de l’Air and NATO? The known hull losses and production history of the E-3 will be examined in detail. Where is the statement from Lockheed Martin? Is it right that Lockheed Martin maintain the aircraft? Why is there no reference to them in his statement? Were the Vulcan team correct in their conclusion that that the Sentry was the one aircraft in the RAF inventory able to carry suitable radiation sampling equipment? Does this officer accept that the RAF have a long history of radiation sampling, e.g. Operation Chanti 01 (543 Squadron, ex El Pumerillo AFB Peru, following a French nuclear test, probably at Mururoa Atoll, 20th June 1974, Handley Page HP80 Victor B(SR) Mk 2 XL193)? Does the Sentry have the ability to deploy muon tomography packages? What nuclear devices are assumed to be available for terrorist insertion into the UK? What intelligence follow-up was there to the NRO/NSA satellite confirmation of the Vulcan intelligence? What intelligence ‘wash-up’ has there been to the E-3 Fleet’s failure to detect the Vulcan devices, in particular consultation with the USAF AEW community? What about the Cambridge Airport King Air crash and its monitoring of the Olympic site?
Commander Gareth John
What was the Fleet’s disposition as of 21st April 2012? Why is there no reference to contact from ONI, ‘wash-up’ after Vulcan and the SOSUS records? What contact was there with the Indian Navy, RAN and USN over the incident in the Indian Ocean involving an SSK, NE of the Comoros Islands? Does this officer accept that there is a covert Iranian submarine base in the Comoros Islands? What was done if anything about the covert SSK facility in the Philippines identified by the Vulcan team?
This witness’s offensive characterisation of the Defendant’s dealings with Kudos will be challenged. Was she involved in the attempt to deceive BBC Bristol over the Defendant’s retention by Kudos?
The political differences between the Defendant and this witness, particularly over the EU, will be explored, along with the strong links between EAG and the Foreign Office. It will be suggested that there is a degree of political bias in his statements.
Was this statement cleared with the Chief Constable? If not, why not? Why was there no investigation of the Defendant’s analysis that Shimon Peres (not “Perez”) had pulled out of the Opening Ceremony on security advice from the Mossad? If the witness cannot even spell the name of Israel’s veteran Head of State how could be set himself up as an expert on Jewish religious observance? Is he Jewish? How many Jewish religious services has he attended? Has he ever visited Israel? The witness will be challenged as to his apparent rejection of the Defendant’s briefing to BTP on 10th August re 7/7, 21/7 and Jean Charles de Menezes. Why have those officers not been called, not least as the reference to their views is clearly inadmissible?
Clarification will be sought as to why the Defendant was invited and the attendees at this seminar. Has Professor Neumann been passed the name of Patricia Wilson in the Chancellor’s office in Berlin and if not, why not? Does the witness know who Patricia Wilson is?
This witness will be strongly challenged as to the circulation by TVP of smears of the Defendant and various lies in his statement, including the false claim that TVP SB officers visited him. Was this officer involved in the smear operation which helped the DVD to murder the Defendant’s friend and source Christopher Story FRSA and the cover-up of Dr Kelly’s murder? Why have SB put the Defendant under unlawful surveillance for 30 years? Who authorised the surveillance? Why does he think the Defendant’s Wikipedia entry was placed by him?
Cross-examination will be limited to identifying by name the West Midlands SB officer who attended the RUSI seminar on 7/7.
The same issue as to the SB officer arises.
Why have Leicestershire Police lied about the Defendant? Who authorised the lies? Why is the e-mail from the Cabinet Office being suppressed, along with the tapes of the briefing by the Defendant on the McCann kidnap? Why did Leicestershire Police facilitate Madeleine McCann’s continued kidnap and murder by passing on highly confidential intelligence to Lisbon after they had been warned that Lisbon were penetrated? What does this officer know of the blocking by the Cabinet Office and DIS of the planned JARIC/NSA hook-up? What steps were done to verify the contents of the Barham report? How does this witness explain the kidnap and continued hiding of the young girl from sight if the Gerard Group analysis is rejected? If Madeleine is still alive, where is she? Why was nothing done to retrieve the Montpelier CCTV footage of Madeleine? Does the witness accept that the police inquiry was not intelligence led and was largely a farce, being based upon the facile premise that a kidnap on this scale could have been organised by a lone paedophile with no intelligence agency backing?
How did the OIC manage to miss multiple Internet references to a catastrophic/nuclear attack on the London Games? What steps were in place to detect a nuclear attack on the Games and when was the ramp-up hinted at by Alistair Burt MP in November 2012 implemented? What detection devices were in place and when were they put there? Why is there no reference to the Cambridge King Air? Why were the public fobbed off with such an obviously untrue explanation as to why the King Air was overflying the Olympic site? Why did it crash? The generalised incompetence of the civilian security arrangements for the London Games, leading to the need for military intervention to assist the civil power, will be examined. Is it not true that one reason for the dramatically increased military involvement was that intelligence reports had started to circulate of a nuclear/radiological threat? Is this witness contradicting the Security Minister at the Foreign Office? If not how does he explain the discrepancy between his statement and the minister’s press briefing?
Admiral Lord West of Spithead
Has the e-mail from him to the Defendant been shown to him? Why did he send it? Why did he not deny the analysis put to him by the Defendant at the time? Has he heard of Sir Louis le Bailly, an equally distinguished predecessor as DGI? Is he aware that Sir Louis and the Defendant knew each other and has he been shown the dedications by Sir Louis when making gifts of his two splendid little books to the Defendant? What does Lord West know of naval deployments on 20th/21st April? Does he still accept that he was right to be concerned when in government with the potential Iranian threat? Can His Lordship comment on the Kursk sinking, the article on Soviet cruise missiles served on the CPS, which he should be shown in advance, and does he accept that the Kursk was carrying 4 nuclear-tipped SS-N-19s? If not, why not, given Russian naval doctrine for attacking US CVBGs? What about the SA 15KT nukes? What are his views on the Defendant’s observations on naval matters in Spyhunter? How usual is it for British civilians to be flown by the US Navy onto a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier?
Air Marshal Sir John Walker
How did Sir John advise the Defendant in their call(s)? Does he accept that the Defendant has intelligence expertise? Has he been told about the number of intelligence contacts found when his home was raided? What does he know about RAF radiation sampling capabilities? Were the Vulcan team correct to assume that the Sentry was the right ‘bit of kit’ for the job? What does he know of the SA nukes, the Kursk nukes, the stolen SS-N-19s and the development of muon tomography? What does he know of Commodore English? Is he aware that Commodore English has confirmed the existence of the DVD and GO2? Same questions for Sir John, as a former DGI, re Sir Louis le Bailly, as for Lord West. What does Sir John know about the McCann kidnap and murder by the DVD? Questions re the Barham report, prepared at his suggestion for the JIC. Does he accept that Leicestershire Police were only allowed to lead the investigation in the expectation that they wouldn’t get anywhere, as they were known to be incompetent, to the extent that they were a laughing stock in INTELCOM? What does he know of Juliet Lima, the U-2 pilot represented by the Defendant? General questions re the analysis in Spyhunter, e.g. of the abortive coup in the UK in 1968.
What passed between him and the Defendant in their telephone calls in April 2012? What does he know of GO2? General discussion re the utility of ambulances and liveried vehicles for transporting illicit material and radiation masking. What does he know of the Olympic security ramp-up and the deployment of muon detectors? What does he know of the DVD and the Vulcan devices? Are their security concerns re the TVP Chief Constable? What is his intelligence background? What does he know of the McCann kidnap? What conversations has he had with Sir John Scarlett concerning the Defendant, Operation Vulcan and Operation Canberra (the McCann kidnap/murder investigation)? What intelligence files is he aware of which have been suppressed in this case?
The witness will be taken through Operation Vulcan from the beginning. Why was he concerned? What statements were being made on the Internet? What discussions did he have with Ben Fulford in Tokyo? Can he assist re his other sources? What can he say about a Type 23 frigate deployed off the Kent coast on 20th and 21st April 2012? What does he know of the exfiltration of the first device, code-named Vulcan One? What about Vulcan Two? What about the Kursk? What nuclear devices are out there, in his opinion? Are there any MISE concerns re the Chief Constable of TVP? What does he know of the McCann kidnap and murder and the assassination of Christopher Story? How well did he know Mr Story? What track record does Mr Jones have in the intelligence field?
What is his intelligence background, starting with the Nazi Party rally at Nuremberg 1937, continuing through World War II and thereafter? Did he interrogate former Deputy Führer Rudolf Hess? Exploration of his statements, which are accepted, re the DVD and GO2. What does he know of Vulcan One and Two? What does he know of the McCann case? Exploration of his knowledge of the DVD’s SSK fleet and movements, with particular reference to Vulcan and McCann. What can he say about the relationship between GO2 and the Cabinet Office? What does he know of the Kelly and Story assassinations?
Why the change in TVP’s investigations, both as to line and personnel? Why have the MI5 letters been suppressed? What is her true opinion of the intelligence contacts, details of which were seized in the raid on the Defendant’s home? Discussion of the failures of the investigation generally.
As per DC Havelock and DC Slater.