FROM PHOENIX, ARIZONAEUROPEAN AFFAIRS
London 1. “Big Brother” Resurfaces in Britain; Call for a
Worldwide Internet “Boycott Britain” Campaign
2. British “Big Brother” Clone
Resurfaces in Montenegro, Too
Echelon Investigated by a Portuguese MP
New York 4. New World Order - по-русски (in Russian) Aug. 2, 2000
Marseille 5. French Minister: Europe 'Should Accept' Up to 75 Million
New Immigrants Aug. 2, 2000
6. French Leftist Minister Expelled over Gay "Slur"
7. Brits Fume over Gibson's "Patriot"
Podgorica 8. Blasted Montenegro "Vacations:" Two Britons and Two
Canadians Arrested in Montenegro?
Sydney 9. FBI Goes International: Australia Also to Use "Carnivore" Aug. 15, 2000
Call for a Worldwide Internet “Boycott Britain” Campaign
LONDON, July 28 - It is now official. The “Big Brother” has made its first public appearance since the end of the Cold War. And appropriately, he has resurfaced behind the Iron Curtain. In Great Britain (see “A New Iron Curtain Over Europe”). On Wednesday (July 26), the U.K. became the first western country to pass a law that legalizes government eavesdropping on the Internet.
From Oct. 5, 2000, forward, the day the new British cyber-snooping legislation becomes effective, you can safely assume that any e-mail sent to or from Britain will be about as private as an open letter. Mainly as a formality, the bill must now be signed by the Queen to receive its official passage into law with what is known as the Royal Assent.
Of course, five Anglo-Saxon countries, led by the U.S. and the U.K.,
and also including Canada, Australia and New Zealand, have been spying
electronically on their citizens (illegally) for years - see “ECHELON:
New World Order's Fifth Column Among Us,” Feb. 22, 2000).
But this was the first time that cyber-snooping has been legalized
by an act of parliament.
Ironically, the same day the British House of Commons passed the Big
Brother legislation (July 26), Germany conceded defeat to the cross-border
reach of the Internet, and gave up trying to bar access to international
“neo-Nazi” sites. Deputy Interior Minister, Brigitte Zypries, the government's Internet
security chief, said in an interview with Reuters last week that it was
unrealistic to try to shield Germans from outside Web sites, even though
police do aim to stop homegrown Nazi and other offensive material to the
New World Order types.
“With the growth of Web pages there is a greater chance of encountering such sites. We are not happy about this,” Zypries said. “That's life and that's the Internet and you can't change it. You can't build a wall around Germany.”
Well, evidently not in Tony Blair’s Britain, the world’s new bunker mentality haven run by a Big Brother maven.
And back in the U.S., both Democrat and Republican members of a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee launched a barrage of questions on July 24 at the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officials about a system known as Carnivore that federal law enforcement officials have been using (ILLEGALY!) to track and read e-mail messages in supposedly criminal and national security investigations.
In a contentious hearing, many members of the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution expressed grave concerns about the potential for privacy violations and skepticism that Carnivore's operations are as confined as the FBI says they are. At least one member, J.C. Watts, a Republican from Oklahoma, called on the FBI to suspend the use of the system.
Only one member of Congress stood up for a CONSTITUTIONALLY GUARANTEED right of every American citizen? God… Why don’t we give Blair a “green card.” and have him become the Speaker of the House (of Ill Repute)?
Some congressional Subcommittee members also suggested the FBI has not been as forthcoming about Carnivore as it should have been. (“Forthcoming?” For the killers of innocent women and children at Waco?). The system was only brought to light after Internet service provider (ISP) Earthlink Inc. complained about it in a Wall Street Journal story.
Under the onslaught of questions, the FBI officials and representatives of the Department of Justice remained firm in their defense of Carnivore, which they called a "minimalization tool" needed to catch drug dealers, child pornographers and terrorists who have begun using e-mail in illegal endeavors in the same way as they have historically used the telephone and other technologies.
The FBI has worked on the development of Carnivore over the past three years. It has been installed at ISPs 25 times, including in 16 cases this year - six involving criminal investigations and 10 involving “national security” investigations. The law enforcement officials declined to provide specific details about the cases because none has been fully prosecuted.
Most of the ISPs that have installed Carnivore have been small companies that don't have the equipment and technical expertise to give investigators the information outlined in a court order. Larger ISPs, with the exception of Earthlink, haven't been affected by Carnivore, which Kerr said is passive on the network, and doesn't interfere with the delivery of e-mail, because they have the ability to give the FBI what it needs.
“Passive?” In other words, a worm!
In every case but the one involving Earthlink, the ISP’s SHEEPiSHLY (!) cooperated with the court order. (Remember “Ostriches, sheep, sardines”… of the New World Order?).
Earthlink tried to develop software "in real time," and it was unable to provide all the information the FBI had sought. Consequently, the agents returned to the judge and Earthlink was "compelled to move ahead," the FBI spokesman said.
Wow! “Kremlin on the Potomac?”
Meanwhile, back in Britain, under the provisions of the RIP bill, the U.K. government - specifically the Home Office and its head, the Home Secretary, Jack Straw, can demand encryption keys to any and all data communications, with a prison sentence of two years for those who do not comply with the order.
The “RIP bill?” Wish that stood for a “rest in peace” bill. Not in “Britain behind the Iron Curtain.” That’s where it stands for Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) bill which requires ISPs (Internet service providers) in the U.K. to track all data traffic passing through their computers and route it to the Government Technical Assistance Center (GTAC). The GTAC is being established in the London headquarters of the U.K. security service, MI5 -- the equivalent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the U.S.
In actuality, though, the British RIP stands for RIP off, or RIP up, the citizen - to shreds. As it did in the Soviet Union or in Mao’s China. Blair’s is only a different communist dialect.
Consider the communist-style gag provisions, for example, that this new British law imposes on its citizens. If a company official is asked to surrender an encryption key to the government, that individual is barred by law from telling anyone - including their employer, be it senior management or security staff - that they have done so.
In other words, loyalty to the “party” (i.e., the One World governments) supersedes all other obligations of a British citizen. Including those to private companies or individuals who are paying his/her salaries. Talk about being conscripted into a “British KGB” without ever having a say in it! Even the Soviet KGB had more style than that.
Guidelines for this "tipping-off" offense, as it is known by the British law, could leave an international company completely unaware that, what it assumes is secure company data, may be under investigation by MI5. Those violating the tipping-off offense can face up to five years in prison.
While U.K. employees are protected against the consequences of passing encryption keys or encrypted data to the government, that protection does not extend outside the U.K. to other jurisdictions, such as that of the parent company. In other words, foreign citizens may be hauled off to a British jail for actions that are perfectly legal in their home countries!
So much for a “united Europe.” Or for the “EU.” Or for the “UN.” Or for any number of neo-communist symbols under which the New World Order leaders operate. So much for British tourism, with the jail threat hanging over every visitor’s head. It is sure to “prosper” the way the Soviet tourism did.
What should be comforting to the truth and liberty-lovers in the world about all the NWO contradiction and confusion, is the stupidity of the people who passed such laws. The Halfbright Blairs and their blaring Hillary-ous mentors continue to shoot themselves in the foot while aiming at their designated targets - Christianity, patriotism, family, cultural uniqueness…
The more the merrier, as far as we are concerned.
Meanwhile, civil liberties organizations are worried that the government's e-mail interception bill would grossly encroach on privacy, while businesses fear the law will force e-commerce companies to move operations to other countries, such as Ireland, which do not have such restrictions.
Some opponents of the RIP bill are pointing out that the technology provided for in the bill is already out of date and fairly simple to circumvent.
And ISPs in the U.K. are concerned that the cost of establishing the technology required by the RIP bill would be crippling. Some ISPs in the U.K., including PSINet, have said they will be forced by the RIP bill to move their operations out of the U.K. altogether. And that it may bankrupt others.
The British Broadcasting Corp. has estimated that implementing the RIP bill will cost companies 46 billion pounds (US$69.9 billion) over five years, a claim that Blair’s Internet “straw man” (Jack Straw) vehemently denied in a letter sent to the Financial Times on June 14, and posted on the Home Office Web site.
TiM Ed.: So is this a typical British “tempest in a tea cup?” Hardly. Britain, in this case, is merely a “point man” in this GLOBAL assault on truth and liberty by the New World Order. Lest you’ve forgotten that Echelon or Carnivore may be “red”-style, but are not Red Coat inventions…
So what’s to be done? What should we do - the folks whose great-great-grandfathers bled real red blood fighting the British Red Coats? Should we wait to be arrested as potential tourists to Britain for speaking the truth on the Internet - an offence we never knew we had committed?
No. No, we should not wait for that to happen. We should instead apply the famous British crown’s and its alien bankers’ peacetime remedy to most ills of the world - SANCTIONS! If Tony Blair’s Britain wants to be a well-fortified Internet island-bunker, secure from the Truth and all non-PC thoughts, why don’t we all help it? Hit Britain with Internet-style sanctions.
· Why don’t we all ban all delete all British e-mail addresses from our lists by Oct. 5?
· Why don’t we all install filters at our Web sites that will ban all British visitors to them?
· Why don’t we all threaten to cancel our web hosting or ISP contracts unless our Internet providers agree NOT to comply with such British Big Brother laws? Either here, in the U.S., or overseas, such as in this Red Coats country.
Just some initial ideas for a start of a worldwide Internet “Boycott Britain” campaign. If you have some more ideas about how to black-list the “black list”-inventors in London, feel free to e-mail them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “Boycott Britain” idea ought to be of particular importance to Americans and Canadians. For, the British have been aiding the New World Order governments in Washington and in Ottawa in circumventing the U.S. Constitution and making a mockery of Canada’s laws. Here’s an excerpt from our February 2000 piece - “ECHELON: New World Order's Fifth Column Among Us - a Mutation of the British Empire?,” Feb. 22, 2000):
Frost (a retired intelligence officer Mike Frost spent 19 years collecting
top-secret information at Canada's Communications Security Establishment (CSE),
who was trained in the U.S. by the National Security Agency, says the
eavesdropping is not necessarily limited to criminals or foreigners, as is
required by both U.S. and Canadian laws.
"There is no
distinction made whether you're a foreigner or not," he says.
"That's a tough question, because never will the Canadian government
or the American government admit that they can circumvent their
legislation by asking other countries to do what they can't do for
themselves. However, if you just look at how the system works -- if five
countries do the collecting, if five countries input their common database
that five countries can draw from, it's fairly easy to see how Canada can
do things for the United States and vice versa that the countries can't do
And although Canada, the
United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand all play crucial roles, Frost
says there's no doubt about who's "driving the train," as Frost
puts it. "NSA drives the train," he says. "NSA is the
conductor, NSA tells the train where to stop, and tells the passengers
where to get off and where to get on".”
And just in case your knees are getting wobbly, and you think that challenging the Blair Red Coat censorship behind the new Iron Curtain in western Europe could be harmful to your life, think about the odds and conundrums the Mel Gibson’s characters had had to face in both, the “Braveheart,” and in the “Patriot.” Don’t you consider yourself lucky - to be able to fight a cyber-battle, rather than an all-out blood-and-gore war with no "dubya" in between?
Appropriately - because Big Brother was invented and immortalized
in 1948 by a Briton (George Orwell, in his masterpiece “1984”).
But Orwell assigned the Big Brother’s loathsome
eavesdropping, spying and mind-bending practices to the communist
regimes, behind the then Soviet “Iron Curtain.”
That he should now reappear behind the NATO/EU Iron Curtain, is
both supremely ironic and appropriate.
British “Big Brother” Clone Resurfaces in Montenegro,
PODGORICA, July 30
- An officer from Montenegro's Special Police, the “Specijalni,” has
described the role of the SAS in training the force to The Independent, a
British daily. Tensions between Montenegro and Serbia the last republics
remaining in the Yugoslav federation are likely to be stretched even
nearer to breaking point by the revelations.
The 15,000-strong force will be
the front line of an insurrection attempt by the separatist Montenegrin
president, Milo Djukanovic, to secede from Yugoslavia.
The presence in Montenegro of the Seventh Battalion of the Yugoslav
Army, which has been busy recruiting there, raises the prospect of a
bitter fratricidal war on Montenegrin soil between the pro- and
anti-Milosevic camps, the London-based Independent reported in its July 30
Sparked by Djukanovic's
increasing threats to break away (see “His or Her Room?” - Cavorting
with the Enemy (Albright), Dec. 29, 1999), the Seventh Battalion keeps an ever-watchful eye on its Montenegrin
counterparts. But British involvement in the republic, in the shape of the
SAS, may have escaped the gaze of the black-bereted recruits to the
The revelation comes amid an
increasing sense of doom in Montenegro, following the announcement by
Milosevic that he will seek re-election as Yugoslav president in polls in
late September. An internal EU analysis recently predicted that Milosevic
would most probably win at least another four years in office.
In the grounds of the Hotel
Zlatica, now converted into a barracks on the outskirts of Montenegro's
capital, Podgorica, Velibor, 23, an experienced officer in the Specijalni,
spoke of his time with the British unit: "It was great. We learnt a
lot. Some of the techniques they use are different to ours."
The threat from fellow
countrymen in the Seventh Battalion is treated very seriously: "If
somebody wants to harm our country, you have to shoot him. It doesn't
matter if it's your friend or your father or your brother. My best friend
or he used to be, he joined the army and I joined the police told me
'brother, it's better for me to shoot you because then you can't shoot
Velibor stands well over 6-ft
tall, as do most of the officers in the élite unit of the Special Police
seemingly in contrast to their SAS tutors. "They told us 'You have
very big guys here... we are all small guys and we like to run, and you
all like to lift weights.' We were very strange to them."
The Special Police has a fierce
reputation in Montenegro its gung-ho approach seemingly unsettling the SAS.
"They thought we were crazy. When two of us banged into a house and
started shooting into walls, bullets were flying around and they said 'Oh,
it's a real gun, real bullets? You're crazy guys, you don't have
protection'. But we have a heart, we don't have protection but we have a
heart. A big heart."
The role of the SAS in
Montenegro is highly sensitive, with the Special Police seen as a
challenge from inside Yugoslavia to Milosevic. His supporters have
regularly claimed that "foreign forces" are arming and training
the Specijalni. Montenegro's government officially denies any involvement
by foreign nations in the training or arming of the police.
Djukanovic describes the
Seventh Battalion as a "paramilitary force". "Mr. Milosevic
has always formed groups with the aim of provoking internal
conflicts," he says.
TiM Ed.: Yeah, right.
And “mafia” is a Montenegrin or a Serbian word?
As was the KLA…?
For the full report, check
Meanwhile, consider some other
examples of the “Perfidious Albion” at work (Her Majesty’s
government), acting in less than a “majestic” manner in recent years:
Echelon Investigated by a Portuguese MP
LISBON, July 28 - The European Parliament has chosen the Portuguese European Parliament Member MP Carlos Coelho to lead the investigation on "Echelon," the worldwide eavesdropping system run by five Anglo-sSxon nations.
The Portuguese is going to be the man that, for a year, will be under the most stringent surveillance of the world of espionage The Portuguese European Parliament Member, Carlos Coelho, of PSD (Partido Social Democrata, Social-Democrat Party, member of the Christian Democrat group in the European Parliament-EP), newly-appointed president of the investigation committee of the EP that, starting in September, will investigate the Echelon spy system, will be the most watched man in the world during the next year.
"My telephones, faxes and e-mails might already be under surveillance," he told a Tal&Qual reporter this week with a shrug of shoulders that shows his perfect awareness of the situation.
Originally from Lisbon, where he was born 40 years ago, Carlos Coelho was president of the Young Social-Democrats and became the youngest MP in Europe at the age of 19 when he replaced the late MP Natlia Correia in the Portuguese national parliament. His personality is marked by a very peculiar sense of humour that makes him, for instance, wear ties with rabbit images (in Portuguese Coelho is rabbit), which is enough to break with protocol rules in the most serious situations.
Carlos Coelho was also one of the youngest Portuguese government members when he was the under-secretary to the minister of Education Manuela Ferreira Leite. Now, his election for "first-vigilant" of Echelon is due to the fact that he’s a member of the Committee on Citizens Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs at the EP.
On the other hand, if our man in Strasbourg faces any difficulty penetrating the complex world of espionage, he can always hope for advice from his colleague and leader of the PSD MPs at the EP, Pacheco Pereira, the author of the introductory text of the Portuguese version of the most polemical espionage book since the end of the Cold War: The Mitrokhin Archive, which will be published next November in Portugal.
Industrial espionage Carlos Coelho is going to co-ordinate a group of 36 MPs for a year, starting next September.
"There's a system which is organized and controlled by the American secret services which has the capacity to intercept practically all forms of communication of voice and data at a planetary scale," Carlos Coelho said last March to the European Committee, in Brussels.
After the Berlin Wall fell and the end of Cold War between the United States and the former USSR, this powerful surveillance system known as Echelon "was directed not with purely military and defense intentions, but with commercial, industrial and technological goals," the Portuguese MP also said.
Several journalistic investigations about Echelon, the most recent made by Duncan Campbell, shows well how information gathered by the spy satellites from the USA ruined important business of European companies.
One additional problem for Carlos Coelho is that one of the partners of the Americans on this spy system is the United Kingdom, also a member of the European Union. "If France tells us that we can't have access to certain information because they consider it to be a state secret, we are not going to insist on the request. As for UK, the case might be different...," explained Carlos Coelho this week to Tal&Qual.
“In September, I will start co-ordinating the group, first asking the nations involved on Echelon for the necessary co-operation. Only afterwards will I see what can be done in face of the answers that we will get from those countries," added the same Euro MP.
The origins of Echelon date to 1947, when the secret services of the UK and USA created the UKUSA agreement. The intention was to watch the movements of the nations that after Word War II were left behind the iron curtain raised by the communists from Moscow. As years went by, the antennas of the UKUSA agreement spread to the allied countries of Canada, Australia and New Zealand, creating a privileged net of Anglo-Saxon information.
Excluded from this group are the other powerful European nations such as France, Italy and Germany. Not to mention Russia.
New World Order - по-русски
NEW YORK, Aug. 2 - Speaking of Russia, we’ve received the following feedback from Peter Budzilovich, a TiM reader who also publishes articles in Russian on the topic of the New World Order. The Russian language readers may wish to check out the articles posted at his web site (see below):
for another insight into things to come. You know, I've been writing about
this for the past four years -- but it's all in Russian. Since I know
Russian, I feel that it is more important for me to let the people IN
RUSSIA know about these things than here.
case you know some Russian-speakers, you might ask them to look up a few
of my articles on the subject at my website:
New World Order in Year 2000" - http://www.russia-talk.com/2000.htm
The Trilateral Commission" - http://www.russia-talk.com/trilateral.htm
of America" - http://www.russia-talk.com/cfr.htm
Dictatorship of the Antichrist" - http://www.russia-talk.com/antichrist.htm
course, other articles at my all-Russian website, http://www.russia-talk.com
, also touch upon this theme, but the above four are specifically aimed at
spreading the word about Big Brother and the NWO, the CFR, the Trilats,
and the Bilderbergers.
might be interested to know, that at the last two Bilderberger meetings,
for the first time, there were representatives from the Russian
Federation. And there is at least one "Russian" in the
International division of the CFR (established by David Rockefeller in
1995); and "Russians" (e.g., Chubais, Yavlinsky and others) have
been making presentations to the Rockefeller's crowd.
French Minister: Europe 'Should Accept' Up to 75 Million New Immigrants
MARSEILLE, July 28 - The European Union could admit
up to 75 million immigrants over the next half-century and must be
prepared to become “a racially hybrid society,” according to a paper
drawn up by France, which now heads the EU’s rotating presidency.
Jean-Pierre Chevènement, the French interior minister, produced
the document for a meeting of EU ministers in Marseille on July 28 that
said the citizens of the EU should be told that Europe would become an
area of "cross-fertilization" (“métissage”).
Diplomats expressed surprise at the blunt language of the
text, according to the British media, as it avoids the Anglo-Saxon
political correctness to argue that with declining fertility and
birthrates, the issue of legal immigration into the EU must be tackled.
"Public opinion must be told clearly that Europe, a
land of immigration, will become a place where cross-fertilization
occurs," says the document. Métissage also translates as
Chevènement is in effect issuing a wake-up call to
governments to consider resuming what demographers call "primary
migration", encouraging the entry of economic job hunters who intend
to stay and bring their families.
Meanwhile, rampant immigration has fuelled anti-foreigner
sentiment cross the continent, in a range of countries including Austria,
Germany, Sweden and Spain. Fears are widespread of a new influx from
Poland and Hungary once they join the EU in coming years.
The French document is based partly on a recent survey by
the UN Population Division. That said the population of the 15 EU
countries and countries currently bidding for membership would fall in the
next 50 years from 729 million to 628 million, while the world's
population would grow from 6 billion to 9 billion.
Immigrants, mostly from developing countries, would be
needed to fill the vacuum, the UN report argued. Germany recently
illustrated one approach to the problem, calling for the immigration of
200,000 IT specialists from India.
Ireland, whose economy is booming, is considering importing some 200,000 skilled workers from Asia over seven years.
TiM Ed.: For more on the topic of forced immigration, one of the New World Order’s global tools in lowering labor costs and breaking up homogeneous societies, check out the following TiM articles:
A BEAR IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING (Chronicles, Dec. 1998)
Nations of Obedient Mutts (Jan. 1999)
'ROUND THE GOLDEN CALF (WT column, Aug. 1997)
OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER (WT column, Mar. 1997)
French Leftist Minister Expelled over Gay "Slur"
PARIS, Aug. 2 - France's Radical Left party, a minormember of the ruling Socialist-led coalition, has expelled a former junior cabinet minister for describing homosexuals as "abnormal destroyers of humanity," the London Guardian reported on Aug. 2. Senator François Abadie, a former mayor of Lourdes and minister for tourism who now sits in the French upper house for the Hautes-Pyrénées region, was ejected from the party after telling a protesting parliamentarian to "go bugger" himself.
The Radical Left's chairman, Jean-PierreBaylet, said he had no choice but to sever all ties with the outspoken septuagenarian whose "homophobic views are diametrically opposed to all our values". The party was "thoroughly ashamed of such words", he said.
TiM Ed.: Maybe France should be thoroughly ashamed of such parties? And maybe the world should be thoroughly ashamed of such dictatorships of minorities?
Brits Fume over Gibson's "Patriot"
PHOENIX, Aug. 3 - While the latest Mel Gibson hit, the "Patriot," released just before the Independennce Day, played to rave reviews and riveted audiences in this country, the film has received less than flattering reviews in the "Red Coat" country. Here's a review of these British reviews and of the movie, by Dr. Serge Trifkovic of the Rockford Institute in Chicago:
TiM Ed.: You can also read this review by Dr. Serge Trifkovic at http://www.rockfordinstitute.org/NewsST071100.htm
8. Blasted Montenegro
"Vacations:" Two Britons and Two
Canadians Arrested in Montenegro
PODGORICA, Aug. 3 - The Yugoslav Army said Thursday (Aug. 3) that it had arrested two Britons andtwo Canadians suspected of training pro-Western forces in Montenegro on how to commit "terrorist actions,'' according to an Associated Press report.
An army statement, faxed to the Associated Press, said the fourwere arrested near the border between Montenegro and Kosovo sometime during the night between Monday and Tuesday. The four were armed "with military equipment, explosives, etc.,'' the statement said. "There are indications that the arrested foreigners were training special units of Montenegrin police and that they are specialists for explosives and terrorist actions.''
It was the second arrest of four foreigners reported this week by Yugoslav authorities.
Four Dutchmen were seized last month on Serbia's border with
Montenegro. On Monday (July 31), Yugoslav authorities played a videotape at a news
conference that showed the Dutchmen confessing to the charges of plotting to kidnap or assassinate
Yugoslavia's president Mr. Slobodan Milosevic and the former Bosnian Serb leader,
Dr. Radovan Karadzic.
But Yugoslav army spokesman Col. Slobodan Stojanovic, told the
Associated Press the four were "not tourists, but terrorists.
Illegal material was found in their possession for which
criminal charges are earmarked,'' Stojanovic said.
TiM Ed.: For what it's worth, the OSCE has been a cover for a cesspool of spies in civilian clothes in this writer's experience while covering the Balkans wars of the 1990s. After the OSCE staff left Kosovo last year at the start of NATO's bombing, for example, the Yugoslav Army found aerial guidance devices, presumably planted by these supposedly OSCE mission "neutral observers." An army spokesperson had shown on local TV some of the radio locators they had discovered (see http://www.truthinmedia.org/Kosovo/War/day3up1.HTML).
No surprises there, especially considering who the OSCE chief for Kosovo was at the time - none other than the American William Walker, the "butcher of El Salvador," as one of our Serb sources referred to him. (For more on Walker's track record, check out the "Washington's Crisis Factory" and the NATO War: One Year Ago Today; "Berliner Zeitung").
This writer also personally came across some of the OSCE scum when he criss-crossed the front lines in Gorazde, Bosnia, in 1994 (see "Fishing for Bodies in the Drina" (8/1/94) and "Excerpts from Bosnia Wartime Diaries" - a members only TiM archives piece).
Canadian, British “Tourists” Take Explosive Fuse Cables to Their Montenegro “Vacation?” Aug. 5, 2000
VANCOUVER, Canada, Aug. 5 - British and Canadian governments maintained that the two Britons and two Canadians arrested by the Yugoslav Army on Aug. 3 were merely enjoying their vacation in Montenegro. Really? If good times and R&R was the only thing on these "tourists" minds, why would they enter a foreign country without the required visas, but with explosive fuse cables? (see the photo).
The following comments in reaction to our above story by Mr. Paul V., a TiM reader from Vancouver, Canada, may help shed additional light about the kinds of "tourists" that the Yugoslav Army has arrested:
am writing in regards to the two Canadians arrested in Yugoslavia.
I have been reading many western new reports which are UNANIMOUSLY
reporting that these men were found with nothing more in their possession
than "tools", "coils of wire" and "cables".
when I first saw the video footage on the news, I immediately noticed what
looks like a coil of Primacord, the fast fuse which is connected to the
blasting cap which ignites the explosive charge. Having once worked for a
blasting outfit, I know what Primacord looks like.
my observations are wrong, but perhaps you could check this out yourself and
ask your sources to confirm or deny this.
Given that these men were blasters, they would have easy access to
Primacord. Perhaps they are innocent -- but why in the name of God were they
doing carrying it with them in a hostile and dangerous military environment
where they could be immediately arrested for possessing it, and possibly
any blaster and he will tell you that it is extremely unlikely to be
carrying Primacord with you on your holidays back home, let alone in a war
again, my observations may be wrong, but given the amazing capacity for NATO
and the western press to feed lies and distorted information to the general
public, I know that there is more to this story than we are being told. Can
you check this out? Thanks.”
TiM Ed.: A short while later, we received this follow-up communication from the same TiM Vancouver correspondent:
Hall's father admitted that his son was indeed carrying blasting
"wire" in his car trunk. He also stated that (quote) "they
didn't have visas to go across the border... they didn't have their
paperwork done so that was a mistake on our part."
Cross a hostile border in a war zone without visas or proper papers,
carrying explosive materials? Does
this sound like a rational scenario to you?"
TiM Ed.: Guess the British and Canadian governments haven't thought that one through. Looks like there will be plenty of egg-on-face to go around in London and Ottawa by the time the foursome have finished "singing" to the media (i.e., telling the truth about their real mission in Montenegro). The fact that Hal and Going may have been coming and going from Montenegro illegally, just as seasoned British SAS “vacationers” have been doing, won't aid their case, either (see Item 2 in this Bulletin). Especially if you keep in mind that the story of the British SAS secretly training the Montenegro special police was published four days BEFORE the arrests of the four British and Canadian "tourists" with dynamite fuse wires.
The SAS troops also figured in most of the kidnappings of Bosnian Serbs on behalf of the Hague kangaroo court in the last three years, including the 1997 murder of Simo Drljaca (see "International Justice Progresses from Kidnapping to Murder" and "Put the U.N. Justice on Trial").
The Irish in Northern Ireland have also had plenty of experiences with such merry British “holiday-makers” during the last three decades (see "War of the Hooligans," our 1998 report from Belfast). Which is why it is more than a bit ironic that the two Canadians arrested with the Britons seem to be of Irish descent.
Shaun Going, Thaci's Pal? Aug. 6, 2000
PHOENIX, Aug. 6 - Bob Petrovich, another TiM reader from Canada, has just sent us the following clip from an Apr. 5 BBC report, "Kosovo gripped by racketeers," about a UN police raid in Kosovo in which one of the Canadians now in custody of the Yugoslav Army, Shaum Going, was also mentioned - not in flattering terms, either:
Thaci's elder brother, over a fire arms incident. Apart from finding an illegal weapon hidden under a child's mattress, they found $250,000 in cash.
Gani told police the money was given to him by a Canadian construction firm working in Kosovo, Meridian Resources. Meridian's Director Shaun Going maintains the fee was closer to $60,000, but admits Gani was paid for "intermediary services". Gani, he says, helped him seal deals with several companies that were taken over by Hashim Thaci's administration after the war."
You can also read more on that in “War of the Hooligans” Continues: Albanians vs. Albanians - TiM GW Bulletin 2000/6-5, June 12, 2000.
Petrovich adds that "MERIDIAN RESOURCES was established in ALBANIA in 1992, the same year Americans signed deals with Albanians for military cooperation."
For a full Apr. 5 BBC report, check out - http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/world/europe/newsid_699000/699175.stm.
SYDNEY, Aug. 6 - Australian spies could soon monitor people's e-mail using technology developed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the London Telegraph reported in its Sunday, Aug. 6 edition.
In a recent visit to Australia, FBI agents instructed local intelligence agencies on how to use the "Carnivore" monitoring system. Australia already has laws allowing one of its intelligence organizations to monitor all communications by an individual under one warrant.
TiM Ed.: And so, FBI goes international. Nor is this the first time. The controversial Echelon spying system, which is shared by five Anglo-Saxon countries, also includes Australia.
Also, check out... Djurdjevic's WASHINGTON TIMES columns: "Christianity Under Siege," "Silence Over Persecuted Christians", "Chinese Dragon Wagging Macedonian Tail," "An Ugly Double Standard in Kosovo Conflict?", "NATO's Bullyboys", "Kosovo: Why Are We Involved?", and "Ginning Up Another Crisis"