Posts Tagged ‘collusion’

Extra Bonus Podcast - House of Cards Season 2

Extra Bonus Podcast – House of Cards Season 2

In this extra bonus podcast for subscribers Pearse and I discuss the second season of the British House of Cards - To Play the King.  Our review covers numerous parallels between what happens in the series - when a left-wing King rises to challenge Urquhart and how the PM and ...
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London Terror and the General Election (video)

London Terror and the General Election (video)

A mini-documentary I made about the terror attacks on London Bridge and in Borough market last night, and how they fit into a pattern throughout this election campaign.  I summarise events over the last few months, their political relevance and why the conventional explanations do not fit with what we ...
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ClandesTime 111 - The Manchester Bombing and the Politics of Fear

ClandesTime 111 – The Manchester Bombing and the Politics of Fear

The bombing in Manchester this week was an especially horrific act of terrorism. 22 people were killed and dozens more were injured – many of whom were children or teenagers who were exiting an Ariana Grande concert. This week I examine some of the questions I have about this bombing, ...
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US Embassy Cables on James Bond and Ian Fleming

US Embassy Cables on James Bond and Ian Fleming

While searching around the US National Archives digital collections I came across a total of 20 US embassy cables from the 1970s that mention James Bond and Ian Fleming.  Most of them are records of ongoing covert affairs across the world that simply liken what's going to 'a James Bond ...
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CIA on recruiting Jennifer Garner

CIA on recruiting Jennifer Garner

In 2004 the CIA used the popular TV actress and star of CIA drama Alias Jennifer Garner in a recruitment video to be shown at colleges and similar venues.  The video was made available for a time on their website though is sadly no longer accessible. Garner was not paid ...
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Profile: Frederick Forsyth

Profile: Frederick Forsyth

Born: 25 August 1938 Died: N/A Intelligence involvement: Occasional work for MI6.  Served in the RAF. Culture involvement: Author of widely read and acclaimed thrillers most notably The Day of the Jackal, Icon and The Odessa File. Many of these books were subsequently adapted for the big screen. Bio:  Frederick ...
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Fresh calls for Pat Finucane Inquiry

Fresh calls for Pat Finucane Inquiry

I was alerted to this story via an anonymous text message I received last night from an unknown number, but yesterday the head of the opposition in the UK parliament, Labour party leader Ed Miliband, called for a public inquiry into the assassination of Belfast human rights lawyer Pat Finucane ...
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