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According to the London Sunday Express, Prime Minister Theresa May’s delegation to the G20 summit in Hangzhou was offered some ripe sartorial advice. Said one British participant: “We have been told that if you feel uncomfortable about people seeing you naked, you should change under your bedclothes.”

Surveillance is everywhere in the sort of top hotels favored by foreign dignitaries in China. Indeed Chinese spooks now deploy some of the world’s most microscopically miniaturized cameras and bugs. They are also, as the British delegation has been warned, particularly aggressive and effective in the use of such traditional spy-craft techniques as honey traps. Significantly several British reports recently have described the unhappy experience of a British official who accompanied Prime Minister Gordon Brown to China in 2008. He was waylaid by a particularly beautiful young woman and slipped a Mickey Finn. Eventually waking with a world-class hangover, he discovered he was missing his Blackberry and much of the contents of his briefcase.

The Sunday Express account – headlined “The spies in Theresa May’s bedroom: Prime Minister warned over Chinese snoopers at G20” – can be read here. For another good account , click here.

For those of us who know East Asia (I covered the region from a base in Tokyo for 27 years), the interesting thing is not so much that, in their blackmail efforts, Chinese spooks now deploy no-holds-barred stratagems. Rather it is that Western intelligence agencies haven’t long ago raise the alarm.

After all, blackmail has always been a routine lever of power throughout the region. Sexual blackmail generally works on Westerners.

Other forms of blackmail are also possible. As I have recounted in several books, the standard form used by East Asian governments on their own people is a technique best described as selective enforcement. Regulations are written strictly but — in most cases — are enforced laxly. Officials, however, reserve the right to tighten up enforcement on anyone who displeases them. The classic manifestation of selective enforcement is in tax policy. For a rising businessman, it is understood that certain forms of tax evasion are fair game and are rarely if ever challenged. Indeed if a businessman wants to keep up with the competition, it is imperative to take full advantage of evasion opportunities. But if, having grown wealthy, he decided to use his money to promote a cause considered undesirable by top officials — say, the promotion of genuine Western-style democracy — retribution would be fast and effective. All the authorities need do is take a closer look at his tax books. A stiff jail term would soon follow.

There is no way of knowing the full extent to which Western influence in East Asia has been frustrated by blackmail and similar dirty tricks. What we do know is that both Western corporations and Western governmental institutions have a long and ostensibly mysterious history of spinelessness in the region.

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Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this story is its London provenance. Why haven’t we had similarly frank warnings from Washington? At a guess, several factors are involved, but one surely is American-style political correctness. British officials have far fewer inhibitions about criticizing the less salubrious aspects of Chinese political culture.

From reading between the lines, it would appear that the decision to plant this story may have come from Theresa May herself. If so, it is another indication that she is demonstrating a new streak of pluck in facing down East Asian pressures. What we do know is that she has already slammed the brakes on a proposed nuclear power deal with China that seemed likely to compromise British national security.

All in all, May seems to be a considerable improvement on her too-clever-by-half predecessor David Cameron. In fact it may not be overstating it to suggest that she may be a new Iron Lady in the making – and, in contrast with the late-phase Margaret Thatcher, an Iron Lady whose feet seem likely to remain planted firmly on the ground.

 
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  1. “He was waylaid by a particularly beautiful young woman and slipped a Mickey Finn. Eventually waking with a world-class hangover, he discovered he was missing his Blackberry and much of the contents of his briefcase.”

    Lesson being, skip the drinks (you’re obviously already in the mood) and get the sex before hey relieve you of your secrets.

    “Other forms of blackmail are also possible. As I have recounted in several books, the standard form used by East Asian governments on their own people is a technique best described as selective enforcement. Regulations are written strictly but — in most cases — are enforced laxly. Officials, however, reserve the right to tighten up enforcement on anyone who displeases them.”

    Yeah, good thing we never do that sort of thing in the West, especially in things like handling of official secrets or proper tax disclosure filings for charitable foundations.

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    • Replies: @Avery
    {Yeah, good thing we never do that sort of thing in the West,...}

    Or jailing CEOs on manufactured charges, when they refuse to go along with the illegal activities of the State.

    Qwest Communications was the only company that refused to work with NSA in illegally siphoning of everybody's phone calls, emails, etc, etc without court order.

    CEO of Qwest Joseph P. Nacchio spent years in jail on bogus 'insider trading' charges. ('Insider trading' is one of the easiest Federal charges to manufacture and hardest to disprove).

    Main difference between Chinese blackmail and our own is that Chinese are somewhat more crude in their methods, and we are more subtle and sophisticated.
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  2. dan hayes says:

    Regarding your upbeat take on May: true or wishful thinking? Time will tell. I hope your positive outlook proves true, but I have my doubts.

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  3. 5371 says:

    [He was waylaid by a particularly beautiful young woman and slipped a Mickey Finn.]

    As Nancy Mitford said in an analogous case, he ought to get a medal for being the only normal one of the lot.

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  4. How many more unsupported (be evidence, attribution of motive, or just plain common sense) allegations against the wily Yellow Peril or the menacing Russian Bear to we have to endure? This is tiresome, stupid, and counterproductive.

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    you, be nice. don't destroy their entire life's purpose. it is what they live for, don't take it away.
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  5. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    One wishes we had more real men like Theresa May to guide our nations.

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  6. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Meh. After all the cyber-shenanigans of recent years, and now that the Maxim gun is more widely available, I suppose the Chinese will just remind Ms. May that she isn’t Playboy material and move on.

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  7. @godfree roberts
    How many more unsupported (be evidence, attribution of motive, or just plain common sense) allegations against the wily Yellow Peril or the menacing Russian Bear to we have to endure? This is tiresome, stupid, and counterproductive.

    you, be nice. don’t destroy their entire life’s purpose. it is what they live for, don’t take it away.

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  8. denk says:

    Josef Goebbels
    The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.

    https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2007/10/383820.html

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  9. Avery says:
    @The Alarmist

    "He was waylaid by a particularly beautiful young woman and slipped a Mickey Finn. Eventually waking with a world-class hangover, he discovered he was missing his Blackberry and much of the contents of his briefcase."
     
    Lesson being, skip the drinks (you're obviously already in the mood) and get the sex before hey relieve you of your secrets.

    "Other forms of blackmail are also possible. As I have recounted in several books, the standard form used by East Asian governments on their own people is a technique best described as selective enforcement. Regulations are written strictly but — in most cases — are enforced laxly. Officials, however, reserve the right to tighten up enforcement on anyone who displeases them."
     
    Yeah, good thing we never do that sort of thing in the West, especially in things like handling of official secrets or proper tax disclosure filings for charitable foundations.

    {Yeah, good thing we never do that sort of thing in the West,…}

    Or jailing CEOs on manufactured charges, when they refuse to go along with the illegal activities of the State.

    Qwest Communications was the only company that refused to work with NSA in illegally siphoning of everybody’s phone calls, emails, etc, etc without court order.

    CEO of Qwest Joseph P. Nacchio spent years in jail on bogus ‘insider trading’ charges. (‘Insider trading’ is one of the easiest Federal charges to manufacture and hardest to disprove).

    Main difference between Chinese blackmail and our own is that Chinese are somewhat more crude in their methods, and we are more subtle and sophisticated.

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    Good points.
    , @The Alarmist
    A little obtuse here, but one can't help but see the distinct possibility that HRC lied to the FBI and will walk away scott-free, while the likes of Martha Stewart and Scooter Libby got hard time (though the Scooter lucked out by not doing actual time) and substantial asset forfeitures and fines.

    We like to think that there is justice for the rich and justice for the rest of us, but it really is justice for the connected and justice for the rest of us.
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  10. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    lol.

    So the west does not engage in surveilance, honey traps, or selective enforcement? This article is so biased it is laughable.

    You do realize that the most iconic British movie character is James Bond right? No other nation, except for tellingly Isreal, chooses to lionize spy work like the British do.

    I say this is just payback for all the spycraft the British have done and continue to do.

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  11. pyrrhus says:

    And exactly how is China different from the West? How many officials were charged for aiding and abetting the Rotherham white slavers in the UK? How did Hillary and Sandy Burgher get off scot free for blatant espionage? What about the blatant bribery scheme with the Clinton Foundation….
    The Chinese have not forgotten the Opium Wars, “Chinese” Gordon, or the western traders and financiers who wreaked havoc on their country….

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    Wrought.

    Please. It's not hard.
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  12. “How many officials were charged for aiding and abetting the Rotherham white slavers in the UK? How did Hillary and Sandy Burgher get off scot free for blatant espionage? What about the blatant bribery scheme with the Clinton Foundation….”

    If these things had happened in China, the offenders (and officials who looked the other way) would have been shot and a bill for the bullet would be sent to their families.

    Think that’s outrageous? Here’s what happens in the “civilised” West …

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/5/1140892/-NYPD-Tops-China-s-sending-a-bill-for-a-bullet-to-the-families-of-those-executed

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  13. @Avery
    {Yeah, good thing we never do that sort of thing in the West,...}

    Or jailing CEOs on manufactured charges, when they refuse to go along with the illegal activities of the State.

    Qwest Communications was the only company that refused to work with NSA in illegally siphoning of everybody's phone calls, emails, etc, etc without court order.

    CEO of Qwest Joseph P. Nacchio spent years in jail on bogus 'insider trading' charges. ('Insider trading' is one of the easiest Federal charges to manufacture and hardest to disprove).

    Main difference between Chinese blackmail and our own is that Chinese are somewhat more crude in their methods, and we are more subtle and sophisticated.

    Good points.

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  14. @Avery
    {Yeah, good thing we never do that sort of thing in the West,...}

    Or jailing CEOs on manufactured charges, when they refuse to go along with the illegal activities of the State.

    Qwest Communications was the only company that refused to work with NSA in illegally siphoning of everybody's phone calls, emails, etc, etc without court order.

    CEO of Qwest Joseph P. Nacchio spent years in jail on bogus 'insider trading' charges. ('Insider trading' is one of the easiest Federal charges to manufacture and hardest to disprove).

    Main difference between Chinese blackmail and our own is that Chinese are somewhat more crude in their methods, and we are more subtle and sophisticated.

    A little obtuse here, but one can’t help but see the distinct possibility that HRC lied to the FBI and will walk away scott-free, while the likes of Martha Stewart and Scooter Libby got hard time (though the Scooter lucked out by not doing actual time) and substantial asset forfeitures and fines.

    We like to think that there is justice for the rich and justice for the rest of us, but it really is justice for the connected and justice for the rest of us.

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  15. Rehmat says:

    Theresa May, who as UK’s home secretary was known as ISRAEL TANK GENERAL, must have been escorted by Mossad agents for sure.

    Israel operates it largest espionage network in United States, the very country which has donated trillions of dollars to the Zionist entity since 1960s and has shielded its crimes against humanity at international forums since 1948. In addition to Katya (Jewish spies), Israel also maintains over one million Sayanin (local Jewish collaborators who works for Israeli espionage network) around the world.

    Steven Green in his 1984 book Taking Sides: America’s Secret Relations With A Millitant Israel, exposes several espionage and theft activities carried out by the Israelis, which no politician has the courage to admit in public and most of those traitors were not prosecuted by the FBI or DHS.

    According to Hollywood billionire producer Arnon Milchan’s biography, ‘Confidential: The life of secret agent turned Hollywood tycon – Arnon Milchan‘, used to work for Israeli spy agency LAKAM in the 1960s. While working in Israeli espionage network, Arnon became close friend of Netanyahu and Shimon Peres and procured armaments for the Zionist entity.

    https://rehmat1.com/2012/07/30/cia-us-cannot-trust-israel/

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  16. @pyrrhus
    And exactly how is China different from the West? How many officials were charged for aiding and abetting the Rotherham white slavers in the UK? How did Hillary and Sandy Burgher get off scot free for blatant espionage? What about the blatant bribery scheme with the Clinton Foundation....
    The Chinese have not forgotten the Opium Wars, "Chinese" Gordon, or the western traders and financiers who wreaked havoc on their country....

    Wrought.

    Please. It’s not hard.

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  17. denk says:

    bald faced lie,
    exhibit d,
    [diego garcia was an 'uninhabitated isle' ..]

    *To get rid of the population, the Foreign Office invented the fiction that the islanders were merely transient contract workers who could be “returned” to Mauritius, 1,000 miles away. In fact, many islanders traced their ancestry back five generations, as their cemeteries bore witness. The aim, wrote a Foreign Office official in January 1966, “is to convert all the existing residents … into short-term, temporary residents.”

    What the files also reveal is an imperious attitude of brutality. In August 1966, Sir Paul Gore-Booth, permanent under-secretary at the Foreign Office, wrote: “We must surely be very tough about this. The object of the exercise was to get some rocks that will remain ours. There will be no indigenous population except seagulls.” At the end of this is a handwritten note by DH Greenhill, later Baron Greenhill: “Along with the Birds go some Tarzans or Men Fridays …” Under the heading, “Maintaining the fiction“, another official urges his colleagues to reclassify the islanders as “a floating population” and to “make up the rules as we go along”. *

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/video1027.htm

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    Seems like what they had done to Ireland in the 19th Century except on a much greater scale. Napoleon's operational definition of England ("Perfidious Albion") was surely a gross understatement.
    , @Karl
    > many islanders traced their ancestry back five generations


    is that a long time?


    Five generations ago, were there any Limeys in Islas Malvinas?
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  18. denk says:

    bald faced lies,
    exhibit I
    ……………………………

    the lies that launched the iraq genocide…

    We Don’t Need to Wait for Chilcot, Blair Lied to Us About Iraq. Here’s the Evidence

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article43280.htm

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  19. dan hayes says:
    @denk
    bald faced lie,
    exhibit d,
    [diego garcia was an 'uninhabitated isle' ..]


    *To get rid of the population, the Foreign Office invented the fiction that the islanders were merely transient contract workers who could be "returned" to Mauritius, 1,000 miles away. In fact, many islanders traced their ancestry back five generations, as their cemeteries bore witness. The aim, wrote a Foreign Office official in January 1966, "is to convert all the existing residents ... into short-term, temporary residents."

    What the files also reveal is an imperious attitude of brutality. In August 1966, Sir Paul Gore-Booth, permanent under-secretary at the Foreign Office, wrote: "We must surely be very tough about this. The object of the exercise was to get some rocks that will remain ours. There will be no indigenous population except seagulls." At the end of this is a handwritten note by DH Greenhill, later Baron Greenhill: "Along with the Birds go some Tarzans or Men Fridays ..." Under the heading, "Maintaining the fiction", another official urges his colleagues to reclassify the islanders as "a floating population" and to "make up the rules as we go along". *

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/video1027.htm

    Seems like what they had done to Ireland in the 19th Century except on a much greater scale. Napoleon’s operational definition of England (“Perfidious Albion”) was surely a gross understatement.

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    *The United Kingdom sought to expunge ‘very embarrassing’ information about its role in the 1953 coup in Iran from the official U.S. history of the period, British documents confirm. The Foreign Office feared that a planned State Department publication would undermine U.K. standing in Iran…”
    The cynic might ask: What standing?

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/1953-coup-detat-in-iran-perfidious-albion-the-view-of-the-u-s-national-security-archive/5346759
    , @denk
    London complicit in state terrorism ?
    What a surprise ! Not !

    http://www.countercurrents.org/glazebrook180810.htm
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  20. denk says:
    @dan hayes
    Seems like what they had done to Ireland in the 19th Century except on a much greater scale. Napoleon's operational definition of England ("Perfidious Albion") was surely a gross understatement.

    *The United Kingdom sought to expunge ‘very embarrassing’ information about its role in the 1953 coup in Iran from the official U.S. history of the period, British documents confirm. The Foreign Office feared that a planned State Department publication would undermine U.K. standing in Iran…”
    The cynic might ask: What standing?

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/1953-coup-detat-in-iran-perfidious-albion-the-view-of-the-u-s-national-security-archive/5346759

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    On Monday, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United Kingdom exchanged ambassadors after five years of hostility.

    Hamid Baidinejad, acted as director-general for political and international affairs at Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs before heading to London. He presented his credentials to UK’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson, former Mayor of London and of Turkish-Jewish family roots.

    Boris Johnson welcomed Hopton’s appointment as an important moment, saying the upgrade in diplomatic relations would increase dialogue between the two countries over conflicts in the region.

    Nicholas Hampton, UK’s chargé d’affaires to Iran since 2013, presented his credentials to Iran’s foreign minister Dr. Zarif. Hampton had been UK’s ambassador to Yemen, Qatar and Morocco in the past.

    UK’s new prime minister Theresa May as home secretary under David Cameron was against normalizing diplomatic relation with Iran.

    In 2014, a British parliamentary report claimed that Iran’s new president Hassan Rouhani is a ‘moderate’ leader and can be trusted – suggesting that “Rouhani should be judged not by his words but by his actions.”

    In June 2014, former foreign secretary William Hague (with Jewish family roots) said: Iran is an important country in a volatile region, and maintaining embassies around the world, even under difficult conditions, is a central pillar of the UK’s global diplomatic approach.

    After becoming prime minister, May tried to block the normalization of Iran-UK relations by asking president Rouhani to use his powers to get release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, an Iranian-UK dual citizen, who was arrested in April while on visit to Iran. She is accused of spying for British intelligence agency MI6.

    UK under May would play more aggressive part in the US-Israel agenda to bring a pro-Israel regime change in Tehran once they’re done with Damascus. Normalizing diplomatic relations are mainly for economical reason. While France, Italy, and several other European nations have inked trade agreements, Britain doesn’t want to miss an opportunity to dip into Iran’s $408 billion annual economy, the second largest in the region.

    May like Obama has one consolation prize – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei doesn’t trust the regimes in the US and UK. It has been proven that Britain is an Israeli puppet.

    In 2013, former prime minister David Cameron told his Jewish friends: “An enemy of Israel is an enemy of mine. A threat to Israel is a threat to us all.”

    On September 5, UK’s largest online news-site Jewish News commented: “News of the continuing rapprochement will provide no comfort to Israel’s supporters in the UK, who remain convinced that Iranian state-funded terrorism targets Jews in Israel and around the world.”

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/09/06/iran-and-uk-exchange-ambassadors/
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  21. denk says:

    bald faced lies,
    exhibit c

    china invaded india, 1962

    * If a general of the Chinese imperial government representing the Manchu dynasty had, by force of arms, pillage and plunder, succeeded in subjugating the North American continent and on that basis had artificially created a border line between the United States and Canada called, let us say, The Manchu Line, would a sovereign U.S. government abide by thus border line?

    Let us suppose further that the boundary line demarcated by this general included, for the Canadian side, parts of Buffalo, Detroit, Seattle and Duluth. Let us suppose again that the treaty between Canada and the U.S. dictated by this general had never been accepted by any government of the United States, and that in truth the people of the U.S. regarded this treaty and its boundary line as illegal, null and void, and as the imposition of a foreign power at a time when the U.S. was weak, divided and under the domination of a foreign imperialist power.

    All we have to do with this analogy is to just change the name — Canada to India, United States to China and China to Great Britain — and the picture becomes immeasurably clearer than it is represented in the U.S. and uk press. *

    http://www.workers.org/marcy/cd/samwith/within/pcnvrt05.htm

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  22. Cameron was a trust fund baby who never did a real job in his life. He was derided as a ” belief free zone,” who would do whatever the string pullers wanted. The nuclear power deal was one of the most stupid deals a British PM has ever agreed to, not only the Chinese angle, but the French too.
    Many thought that May would be just as dismal. But she seems to have a grasp of reality completely denied to Cameron. She seems to realise that the nuclear deal was a disaster, and that it will be necessary to Brexit fairly quickly, otherwise UKIP will massively increase their vote at the next general election.
    However, the vast majority of MPs of the main parties are convinced Europhiles. They will delay, obstruct and prevent Brexit. Nigel Farage is on holiday at the moment – I hope he enjoys his holiday – he will be back after the next election as PM of a UKIP government. And they will Brexit.
    May will be unable to make the fractious MPs Brexit and I suspect she may resign well before a putative 2020 election date.

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  23. Rehmat says:
    @denk
    *The United Kingdom sought to expunge ‘very embarrassing’ information about its role in the 1953 coup in Iran from the official U.S. history of the period, British documents confirm. The Foreign Office feared that a planned State Department publication would undermine U.K. standing in Iran…”
    The cynic might ask: What standing?

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/1953-coup-detat-in-iran-perfidious-albion-the-view-of-the-u-s-national-security-archive/5346759

    On Monday, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United Kingdom exchanged ambassadors after five years of hostility.

    Hamid Baidinejad, acted as director-general for political and international affairs at Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs before heading to London. He presented his credentials to UK’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson, former Mayor of London and of Turkish-Jewish family roots.

    Boris Johnson welcomed Hopton’s appointment as an important moment, saying the upgrade in diplomatic relations would increase dialogue between the two countries over conflicts in the region.

    Nicholas Hampton, UK’s chargé d’affaires to Iran since 2013, presented his credentials to Iran’s foreign minister Dr. Zarif. Hampton had been UK’s ambassador to Yemen, Qatar and Morocco in the past.

    UK’s new prime minister Theresa May as home secretary under David Cameron was against normalizing diplomatic relation with Iran.

    In 2014, a British parliamentary report claimed that Iran’s new president Hassan Rouhani is a ‘moderate’ leader and can be trusted – suggesting that “Rouhani should be judged not by his words but by his actions.”

    In June 2014, former foreign secretary William Hague (with Jewish family roots) said: Iran is an important country in a volatile region, and maintaining embassies around the world, even under difficult conditions, is a central pillar of the UK’s global diplomatic approach.

    After becoming prime minister, May tried to block the normalization of Iran-UK relations by asking president Rouhani to use his powers to get release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, an Iranian-UK dual citizen, who was arrested in April while on visit to Iran. She is accused of spying for British intelligence agency MI6.

    UK under May would play more aggressive part in the US-Israel agenda to bring a pro-Israel regime change in Tehran once they’re done with Damascus. Normalizing diplomatic relations are mainly for economical reason. While France, Italy, and several other European nations have inked trade agreements, Britain doesn’t want to miss an opportunity to dip into Iran’s $408 billion annual economy, the second largest in the region.

    May like Obama has one consolation prize – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei doesn’t trust the regimes in the US and UK. It has been proven that Britain is an Israeli puppet.

    In 2013, former prime minister David Cameron told his Jewish friends: “An enemy of Israel is an enemy of mine. A threat to Israel is a threat to us all.”

    On September 5, UK’s largest online news-site Jewish News commented: “News of the continuing rapprochement will provide no comfort to Israel’s supporters in the UK, who remain convinced that Iranian state-funded terrorism targets Jews in Israel and around the world.”

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/09/06/iran-and-uk-exchange-ambassadors/

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    *In June 2014, former foreign secretary William Hague (with Jewish family roots) said: Iran is an important country in a volatile region, and maintaining embassies around the world, even under difficult conditions, is a central pillar of the UK’s global diplomatic approach*

    Might it be a central pillar of the UK’s global espionage capers ?
    Sounds better to me, after all, as the joke goes,
    *Why isnt there a coup in Washington dc* ?
    Cuz there aint no murkkan embassy in Washington dc !!
    The same goes for London of course !

    *UK under May would play more aggressive part in the US-Israel agenda to bring a pro-Israel regime change in Tehran once they’re done with Damascus. Normalizing diplomatic relations are mainly for economical reason. While France, Italy, and several other European nations have inked trade agreements, Britain doesn’t want to miss an opportunity to dip into Iran’s $408 billion annual economy, the second largest in the region.*


    Typical UKUS m.o.,
    For example, they want to earn big bucks in China, but cia/mi6 wanna screw China every which way they please. !

    Mrs May seem to have intimate link to the spooks. [1]
    People say UK has shaken off its Nato shackles after Brexit, but I bet her abrupt cancellation of the Hinkley proj was dictated from Washington.
    This is no idle speculation, anybody paying attention should knows by now that Washington has been stalking China all over the world, sabotaging, undermining Chinese investments by NGO/regime change/outright terrorism. !

    [1]
    http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/08/25/mrs-may-and-mi5.html
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  24. denk says:

    [It's much preferable if you were to use standard capitalization, grammar, and acronyms. Although you're a foreigner, most of the people reading these comment-threads are not, and if you intend to persuade them, such changes would be very beneficial to your efforts.]

    exhibit i,

    mi6 planted disinfo launched the 1965 indonesia genocide, in which 3m peasants were massacred. almost one third were chinese indonesians framed by cia/mi6 as ‘china’s 5th columnists’.
    cia operatives compiled a kill list of tens of thousands of ‘commie sympathizers’ and passed it to the death squads. royal navy even supplied several warships to ferry the butchers to their killing grounds. !

    exhibit t

    in 1989, cia/mi6 orchestrated the tam rebellion,the mother of all color rev.
    tens of thousans of students/workers occupied tam for weeks [months ?], when persuasion failed to budge the protestors, ccp sent in unarmed troops to disperse the crowd, they were attacked by agent provocateurs , many soldiers were bludgeoned to death, lynched, or burned alive in their vehicles. armed reinforcements were subsequently sent in to quell the violence. pitch battles erupted bet the soldiers and the armed gangs, ccp reported hundreds of casualties from both sides.
    entered the perfidious albions,
    mi6 planted disinfo in a hk paper claiming ‘thousands of unarmed students were massacred by the pla’.
    almost three decades later, after the tam hoax was debunked by ex aussie diplomat gregory clark [1], confirmed by wikileaks, the stigma sticks.
    truth is irrelevant when u’r up against the cia/mi6/ propaganda juggernaut, which cia proudly declares as ‘the mighty wurlitzer‘ that controls world opinion.
    i could go on but it’d take an entire encyclopaedia of 50 volumnes to document fukus propagandas.
    hell, london/washington shenanigans practically hogs the entire top 100 hoaxes of the century. !

    psyops targeting china were particularly vicious. …tam ‘massacre’, tibet ‘genocide’, ‘mao killed xxxmillions of his own county men’, ‘china invaded india 1962′, ‘brutal crackdown on peaceful protestors, tibet 2008′, …..
    these would surely rank in the top ten bullshit of the century list. !

    no sooner than these lies were exposed when fukus are already mounting new rounds of demonisations. the current themes are, china the no 1 cyber rogue state, china the bully in scs,ecs…..china the human rights abuser…..blah blah blah.
    that fukus are certified serial lying scums should’ve given one pause, not to mention the ludicrous suggestions that china has been siphoning off data from top secret lockheed martin etc etc servers at will,or beijing choose to ‘bully’ all these murkkan vassals, er, ‘allies’ right under uncle scams’ nose after its ‘pivot’ back to asia !
    yet to fukus eternal discredit, the sheeples swallow these hogwash hook line and sinker just the same !

    this piece smacks of typical fukus disinfo, all insinuations,no evidence !
    coming at a time when intense fukus destabilisations are raging on in scs, ecs, tibet, xinjiang, hk, mainland, this sounds like another classic
    rober crying out robbery bullshit !
    yet again, the sheeples would lap it up hook line and sinker nonetheless !

    fukus prove that u can fool most of the people all the time, works like a charm
    since 1675.
    !

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  25. denk says:

    hello Mr Unz,

    Capitalization can be done, but I’m at a loss how to improve on my grammar !
    If you didnt get it right when young, bad grammar would stick with you for life !
    I just have to try better I guess !

    thank you for your advice !

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  26. denk says:
    @Rehmat
    On Monday, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United Kingdom exchanged ambassadors after five years of hostility.

    Hamid Baidinejad, acted as director-general for political and international affairs at Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs before heading to London. He presented his credentials to UK’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson, former Mayor of London and of Turkish-Jewish family roots.

    Boris Johnson welcomed Hopton’s appointment as an important moment, saying the upgrade in diplomatic relations would increase dialogue between the two countries over conflicts in the region.

    Nicholas Hampton, UK’s chargé d’affaires to Iran since 2013, presented his credentials to Iran’s foreign minister Dr. Zarif. Hampton had been UK’s ambassador to Yemen, Qatar and Morocco in the past.

    UK’s new prime minister Theresa May as home secretary under David Cameron was against normalizing diplomatic relation with Iran.

    In 2014, a British parliamentary report claimed that Iran’s new president Hassan Rouhani is a ‘moderate’ leader and can be trusted – suggesting that “Rouhani should be judged not by his words but by his actions.”

    In June 2014, former foreign secretary William Hague (with Jewish family roots) said: Iran is an important country in a volatile region, and maintaining embassies around the world, even under difficult conditions, is a central pillar of the UK’s global diplomatic approach.

    After becoming prime minister, May tried to block the normalization of Iran-UK relations by asking president Rouhani to use his powers to get release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, an Iranian-UK dual citizen, who was arrested in April while on visit to Iran. She is accused of spying for British intelligence agency MI6.

    UK under May would play more aggressive part in the US-Israel agenda to bring a pro-Israel regime change in Tehran once they’re done with Damascus. Normalizing diplomatic relations are mainly for economical reason. While France, Italy, and several other European nations have inked trade agreements, Britain doesn’t want to miss an opportunity to dip into Iran’s $408 billion annual economy, the second largest in the region.

    May like Obama has one consolation prize – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei doesn’t trust the regimes in the US and UK. It has been proven that Britain is an Israeli puppet.

    In 2013, former prime minister David Cameron told his Jewish friends: “An enemy of Israel is an enemy of mine. A threat to Israel is a threat to us all.”

    On September 5, UK’s largest online news-site Jewish News commented: “News of the continuing rapprochement will provide no comfort to Israel’s supporters in the UK, who remain convinced that Iranian state-funded terrorism targets Jews in Israel and around the world.”

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/09/06/iran-and-uk-exchange-ambassadors/

    *In June 2014, former foreign secretary William Hague (with Jewish family roots) said: Iran is an important country in a volatile region, and maintaining embassies around the world, even under difficult conditions, is a central pillar of the UK’s global diplomatic approach*

    Might it be a central pillar of the UK’s global espionage capers ?
    Sounds better to me, after all, as the joke goes,
    *Why isnt there a coup in Washington dc* ?
    Cuz there aint no murkkan embassy in Washington dc !!
    The same goes for London of course !

    *UK under May would play more aggressive part in the US-Israel agenda to bring a pro-Israel regime change in Tehran once they’re done with Damascus. Normalizing diplomatic relations are mainly for economical reason. While France, Italy, and several other European nations have inked trade agreements, Britain doesn’t want to miss an opportunity to dip into Iran’s $408 billion annual economy, the second largest in the region.*

    Typical UKUS m.o.,
    For example, they want to earn big bucks in China, but cia/mi6 wanna screw China every which way they please. !

    Mrs May seem to have intimate link to the spooks. [1]
    People say UK has shaken off its Nato shackles after Brexit, but I bet her abrupt cancellation of the Hinkley proj was dictated from Washington.
    This is no idle speculation, anybody paying attention should knows by now that Washington has been stalking China all over the world, sabotaging, undermining Chinese investments by NGO/regime change/outright terrorism. !

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    http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/08/25/mrs-may-and-mi5.html

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  27. denk says:
    @dan hayes
    Seems like what they had done to Ireland in the 19th Century except on a much greater scale. Napoleon's operational definition of England ("Perfidious Albion") was surely a gross understatement.

    London complicit in state terrorism ?
    What a surprise ! Not !

    http://www.countercurrents.org/glazebrook180810.htm

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  28. denk says:

    *There is no way of knowing the full extent to which Western influence in East Asia has been frustrated by blackmail and similar dirty tricks. What we do know is that both Western corporations and Western governmental institutions have a long and ostensibly mysterious history of spinelessness in the region.* [sic]

    Ever heard of the ‘Economic HIt man’ ?
    Do CIA/MI6/NED qualify as governmental institutions’ ? [1]
    Do I’ve to cue you on what have these charming fellas been doing in the region ?
    ‘Mysterious’ they surely are, but meek and ‘spineless’ victims tembling under the nefarious Chicoms ?
    Dont make my toes laugh !

    As for chinese ‘blackmail and dirty tricks’,
    I’m not saying they are above any skulldrugeries,
    But Im old enough to know that anything coming out of Washington/London and its presstitudes need to be taken with a pint of salt.
    Better still, it should come with a health warning !

    Empire watch rule no 1…
    Assume UKUS are lying evey time they open their mouth, until proven otherwise.

    But events in recent years make me realise that I’m not nearly cynical enough,
    Empire watch rule no 2…
    Assume Ukus are lying , even when ‘proven’ otherwise. !

    Trouble is, MI6./CIA are not only experts in planting disinfo, they’r also very adept at fabricating ‘evidence’.
    in 1965, MI6 planted disinfo in a HK paper insinuating an impending Beijing sponsored coup in Indonesia, then CIA planted ‘evidence’ of Chinese supplied arms , from its own cache set up for precisely this kind of False Flag op.
    Thus launched one of the worst genocide in the 20C , 3 millions ‘commie sympathisers’ slaughtered like sacrificial lambs, almost one third were Chinese framed by CIA/MI6 as China’s ‘fifth columnists’.

    That was just the tip of an iceberg !
    Have you ever heard of those ‘terrorists’ passports in pristine condition, found on ground zero 911 , found in escape cars in those Euros/Murkkan ‘terrorists’ attacks ?

    p.s.
    I dont know what you do for a living but here’s a suggestion,
    How about writing satires instead of politics….there’s a jungle out there ?

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  29. Karl says:
    @denk
    bald faced lie,
    exhibit d,
    [diego garcia was an 'uninhabitated isle' ..]


    *To get rid of the population, the Foreign Office invented the fiction that the islanders were merely transient contract workers who could be "returned" to Mauritius, 1,000 miles away. In fact, many islanders traced their ancestry back five generations, as their cemeteries bore witness. The aim, wrote a Foreign Office official in January 1966, "is to convert all the existing residents ... into short-term, temporary residents."

    What the files also reveal is an imperious attitude of brutality. In August 1966, Sir Paul Gore-Booth, permanent under-secretary at the Foreign Office, wrote: "We must surely be very tough about this. The object of the exercise was to get some rocks that will remain ours. There will be no indigenous population except seagulls." At the end of this is a handwritten note by DH Greenhill, later Baron Greenhill: "Along with the Birds go some Tarzans or Men Fridays ..." Under the heading, "Maintaining the fiction", another official urges his colleagues to reclassify the islanders as "a floating population" and to "make up the rules as we go along". *

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/video1027.htm

    > many islanders traced their ancestry back five generations

    is that a long time?

    Five generations ago, were there any Limeys in Islas Malvinas?

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