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Started 7/16/19 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 43972 views.
adwil

From: adwil

12/2/19

PTG (anotherPTG) said:

Let us not forget that it was during the 10 year "misrule" of the Conservative Government that allowed this to happen" He was tried and convicted as a terrorist and released EARLY because of the lax laws kept in place during their remit.

I'm not sure that's true. It's a 2008 law that allowed early release. Khan was sentenced in Feb 2012. The Lib/Con coalition government changed the law later in 2012 so automatic early release couldn't happen. Khan was sentenced under the old law so that was why he was released early.

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

12/3/19

Di (amina046) said:

No 10 did not 'push matter' to avoid offending US president, say commissioners of Steele dossier

If I posted that people might think it was somehow dubious!

And yet, we're probably about to elect a Prime Minister intent on sucking up to Trump.

According to Crime in Progress, to be published next week in the US and UK, MI6 was “already aware” in 2016 of “suspicious links” between Russia and the Trump campaign. The book is written by Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, who co-founded the Washington research firm Fusion GPS.

The firm has been at the centre of furious controversy in the US since the publication of Christopher Steele’s dossier of allegations about Trump and Russia.

The report was commissioned by the pair and Steele is quoted extensively in their new book. He describes Russians as “formidable adversaries” with a gift for deception. “It is perilous to underestimate them,” he says.

Citing his source network, Steele alleged in his dossier that Vladimir Putin’s regime had been cultivating Trump for at least five years and had collected enough compromising material to blackmail him – including from a Moscow hotel room. Trump has always denied these claims.

Steele’s conclusion was so alarming that he alerted the FBI and the British government. He briefed Sir Charles Farr, chairman of the joint intelligence committee, in the days after Trump’s unexpected victory, according to the new book. Steele is quoted as saying Farr took the dossier “extremely seriously”. Farr briefed Andrew Parker, then the head of MI5, and the “wider cabinet”, the book claims.

In December 2016 Steele also met Sir Richard Dearlove, the former head of MI6 and Steele’s old boss, at the Garrick Club, Simpson and Fritsch write. Steele “walked” Dearlove through the dossier’s explosive contents. Dearlove reportedly found the reporting “credible”.

The book claims: “[Dearlove] then surprised Steele by indicating that he was already aware that the British government had suspicions about links between Russia and members of the Trump campaign. It seemed that the British government had made a political decision not to push the matter further”.

It adds: “This news irritated Steele while at the same time reinforcing his view that the reporting was strong. If MI6 had reason to believe that the incoming head of state of Britain’s top ally could, in fact, be compromised by Moscow, he asked himself, why would the government be willing to ‘kick it into the long grass’.”

At this point Boris Johnson was foreign secretary. Johnson has robustly defended President Trump – including when the British ambassador in Washington, Sir Kim Darroch, was forced to resign following the leak of embarrassing diplomatic cables calling the White House “dysfunctional”.

Since becoming prime minister, Johnson has claimed there is no evidence Russia has ever meddled in British affairs. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/22/donald-trump-links-to-russia-steele-dossier-uk-book-claims

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

12/3/19

Di (amina046) said:

Israel protects many criminals, without diplomatic immunity, from extradition!

It would appear so - any list published anywhere?

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

12/3/19

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

So you have escaped from ISIS.  You're a woman with 2 children.  The nearest town is Mosul. Where do you go and how do you get there?

You've not escaped ISIS.

You've been victimised by US and UK bombers now operating on the foothills of Holocaust II.

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

12/3/19

adwil said:

I'm not sure that's true. It's a 2008 law that allowed early release. Khan was sentenced in Feb 2012. The Lib/Con coalition government changed the law later in 2012 so automatic early release couldn't happen. Khan was sentenced under the old law so that was why he was released early.

That sounds credible - but you're such a liar that I suspect its another fraud from you.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

12/11/19

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

12/16/19

Poor little rich girl grinning I bet she put her holiday departure on FB

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

12/17/19

Di (amina046) said:

Poor little rich girl  I bet she put her holiday departure on FB

I'm not following this link since I've heard this story already.

And yes, she indeed put it on FB! (Weekend in California?)

Strong suspicion it will have been some kind of inside job ... but in that case, the FB tipoff is perhaps irrelevant.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

12/22/19

Who the hell needs that much jewellery?

How many refugee camps could that money feed for a year?

Harold27Z

From: Harold27Z

12/22/19

That money could rather buy condoms to prevent additional poverty by third world components.

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