"Today’s Blind Items – The Celebrity Sex Broker – Part One" Bandar Bush is mentioned in the comments.
"Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Jack Straw have whip withdrawn over 'sting'" "'Cash for access' scandal: Jack Straw may take job with firm he helped win £75m contract" "Martin Rowson on cash-for-access allegations against Jack Straw – cartoon"
"Jack Straw criticised for accepting part-time job paid for by Kazakhstan" £12,500 a year is chump change for these crooks, and would probably only buy you a Christmas card from Tony Blair.
"The Terror Bombing, the Prosecutor, the Spy and Mossad" by Gareth Porter. Jaime Stiuso and the Mossad. Note the use by the Mossad of the MEK, "which the Israelis used to put out information about Iran that it did not want to be linked to Israel itself." This whole shambles reminds me of the similarly corrupted Hariri investigation in Lebanon.
"Sudanese refugees in Georgia file suit against "The Good Lie" producers"
"Police investigating after tunnel found near Pan Am Games site"
"BillCaseyHoneyPot" Some background: "Former U.S. ambassador Timothy L. Towell, charged with forcing sex on male adult teen" "Le meutre de Massoud par la CIA" Grover "Helmand and Arghandab Valley Authority": an ecological disaster that provides the irrigation for much of the opium crop. "The Oil and the Glory in Afghanistan" "The U.S. And The Taliban: A Done Deal" The 1973 Nixon Helms tape is here (from here), discussing Iranian ('the Iranian oil thing') and Middle Eastern oil (part of it, apparently discussing political stability, is censored).
"Human Rights Watch’s Revolving Door" - "Javier Solana, for example, was NATO secretary general during the 1999 assault on Yugoslavia, an event HRW itself described as entailing “violations of in...
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