Posts Tagged ‘KGB’

ClandesTime 195 - The New Cultural Cold War

ClandesTime 195 – The New Cultural Cold War

The original Cultural Cold War has been the subject of numerous books and articles on both sides of the divide, but the new version has been almost entirely ignored. This week, I talk to journalist Max Parry about the new Cultural Cold War, focusing in on HBO’s mini-series Chernobyl and ...
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Dezinformatsiya? The RT interview with Petrov and Boshirov

Dezinformatsiya? The RT interview with Petrov and Boshirov

The disinformation war kicked into high gear this week with the release of an interview with Petrov and Boshirov by RT. Many people, even sceptics of the British government’s story about the Skripals, have expressed how unconvincing the interview is, leading me to ask: was this RT’s intention? Rather than ...
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Salisbury Poisoning CCTV Has Suspects Walking in the Wrong Direction

Salisbury Poisoning CCTV Has Suspects Walking in the Wrong Direction

Image 5 in the Met Police’s CCTV collection of Petrov and Boshirov also poses some questions. Their timeline says: Image five shows the suspects ten minutes later — at 11.58 — on Wilton Road, Salisbury, we say, moments before the attack. The police did not say where on Wilton Road that this image was ...
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Salisbury, Skripals & Syrian Airstrikes - Tom Secker on Media Roots

Salisbury, Skripals & Syrian Airstrikes – Tom Secker on Media Roots

I recently joined Robbie Martin of Media Roots to discussion the Salisbury poisoning, the Skripals, the Syrian airstrikes and the general state of politics and Russophobia.  We covered many of the reasons to be sceptical of the official story about the poisoning of the Skripals, how this relates to the ...
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ClandesTime Special – Conspiracy Theories: The Salisbury Poisoning

ClandesTime Special – Conspiracy Theories: The Salisbury Poisoning

On March 4th Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in the sleepy British city of Salisbury, by forces currently unknown. The British government immediately blamed Russian intelligence, leading to weeks of accusations and counter-accusations, diplomatic expulsions and lots of conspiracy theories about who really did this, and why ...
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ClandesTime 137 - Rorschach Politics: Russiagate

ClandesTime 137 – Rorschach Politics: Russiagate

Russiagate has become both the gift that keeps on giving and the scandal that will not die. This week we take a look at the allegations, the perceptions and the misconceptions, examining how the ‘fake news’ crisis grew out of the claim that the Russian government hacked the 2016 US ...
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ClandesTime 122 - The Fake Sheikh and Red Mercury

ClandesTime 122 – The Fake Sheikh and Red Mercury

In 2004 three men were arrested in the UK for trying to buy red mercury – a trigger for a nuclear bomb – from an undercover journalist working with British intelligence. This plot inspired multiple films and TV programmes and the resulting trial cost over £1 million. The problem is ...
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The CIA's James Bond File

The CIA’s James Bond File

The CIA has had an interest in James Bond almost since its inception as a series of novels in the 1950s. The books were probably the first spy fiction to refer to the CIA by name and to depict them through the character of Felix Leiter. This led to a ...
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ClandesTime 069 - Political Correctness Gone Mad

ClandesTime 069 – Political Correctness Gone Mad

Recent stories focusing on the 'migrant crisis' and 'the Cologne attacks' - among other incidents - are provoking racial and religious tensions in Europe. In this episode I look at the simple-minded dialogue around these trends and events, identifying the Russian state as playing a critical role in the incitement ...
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ClandesTime 057 - Conspiracy Theories: The Death of Marilyn Monroe

ClandesTime 057 – Conspiracy Theories: The Death of Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe's death in 1962 was ruled a 'probable suicide' but there have always been suspicions that she was murdered because of her relationship with the Kennedy brothers. In this episode I look at the various conspiracy theories about her death, from the highly plausible (she was murdered by her ...
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The CIA and Hollywood - Season 1 Linkchart

The CIA and Hollywood – Season 1 Linkchart

Later this week Pearse and myself will begin releasing the first season of our show The CIA and Hollywood.  To help you navigate this series and to give you an overview of what we are covering we have put together a linkchart with all the people and films that we ...
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Gladio B Roundtable with Sibel Edmonds, Pearse Redmond and Tom Secker

Gladio B Roundtable with Sibel Edmonds, Pearse Redmond and Tom Secker

Following on from our discussion on The Lone Gladio Sibel, Pearse and I took a run at some of the wider geopolitical issues around Gladio B. In this highly interesting and provocative conversation we also got into some very interesting philosphical areas, which will no doubt form part of our ...
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