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Friday 16 February 2018

Corbyn And The Stateside Wackos

Anyone who thought that the Murdoch Sun was going OTT over a meeting between the current Labour leader and a Czech diplomat over a cup of tea back in 1986 has not been paying attention to the wacko conspiracist fringe Stateside, where handing someone an old copy of the Sunday People has been not merely blown out of all proportion, but reinvented as something John le Carré would not have touched with a bargepole.
No, not a spy, sorry

To no surprise at all, the wacko fringe concerned involves (fortunately) former Tory MP Lousie Mensch and those who consider her credible. The latter category includes someone called John Schindler, who claims to be a former intelligence operative. He has written a totally off the wall piece for the New York Observer, titled modestly “Jeremy Corbyn was a communist spy”. The content is as wacko as the title.

How wacko? Have a look: “a disturbing new report in The Sun reveals that Corbyn was much more than just a left-wing activist in the 1980s - he was spying on his own country for the Warsaw Pact”. Yes? Yes yes? Yes yes yes? “The files in question appear entirely legitimate, and for Corbyn they are damning”. Wow. Do go on.
Corbyn was exactly the sort of rising Western politico that, in the 1980s, the KGB and its satellite partners like the StB were looking to work with … if the Western pol took a bite, it could be the start of what, to Communist spies, might prove a beautiful relationship. The key here is that Corbyn bit - hard”. Paid for the cups of tea, did he?

It gets worse: “the StB approved working with Corbyn, giving him the covername COB … This is a critical point. The StB, like its KGB mentors, used such covernames to refer to foreign agents in their files to maintain a degree of security”. Yeah, right. COB is hardly secret, is it? Not quite in the same league as Gerald the mole in Tinker, Tailor.
The stuff of nightmares (no, it isn't Ann Coulter. Yet)

You want worse? “Corbyn reportedly warned Dymic about increased British security measures, and he claimed to be ‘very well informed’ of people in contact with ‘anti-Communist agencies.’ In other words, COB was willing to pass British counterintelligence secrets to the StB”. Bullshit. The Czech file claims Corbyn was “very well informed”. Schindler’s conclusion is puerile conspiracist tosh.

So when Schindler concludes “In Western terms, Corbyn was a Communist spy”, he’s away with the fairies. Hell, the Sun’s report was stretching credibility beyond the bounds of elasticity. But Ms Mensch was soon on hand to help. Or bring the house down.
Ready out there? Here she comes: “The evidence is not as you have stated that @jeremycorbyn merely met spies; it is that he gave them classified information on MI5’s progress in hunting down Russia’s assets in the UK (including those of her then client states)”. CLASSIFIED INFORMATION? F*** right off. Jezza passed the Czech diplomat an old copy of the Sunday People. Which their embassy probably had delivered anyway.

You want to know how totally wacko the conspiracist fringe can get Stateside? Look no further than John Schindler and Louise Mensch. For them, saying “Not just Barking but halfway to Upminster” is not sufficient. They have lost touch with reality.

[Czech media has now disputed the Sun story - just for good measure]


Anonymous said...

Further proof, if it was needed, at just how crazy is this anti-Russian propaganda. But there is method and history in this madness.

For a non-aligned common sense view of the background, see:

That's the kind of observation you won't see in any Western mainstream media. They're too busy peddling the usual line in cultural poison and mass murder warmongering.

On top of that we have the evidence of former "intelligence" agent Peter Wright in his book Spycatcher that MI5 agents were "Up to their necks in a plot against Harold Wilson and the Labour government. That's the book the tories tried to ban. Also the evidence of a former US amabassador to the Soviet Union that Gorbachev was promised no further Eastward expansion of NATO - which Gorbachev mistakenly failed to get in writing. As events show, the promise was as worthless as the Western politicians and "diplomats" who made it.

It isn't necessary to support either Putin or Russia in this matter. A good measure of common sense shows it is the West which is bent on thieving as much of Russian natural resources as the old European empires thieved from the rest of the world. It's the same old story. There's no end to their evil and corruption. It's perpetual war in place of possible perpetual peace, all of it mouthpieced by rotten to the core cowardly mainstream media and its propaganda clerks.

If World War Three happens, let there be no doubt it will be caused by the same kind of mad people who almost turned the last century to ash. This time the lunatics in the Pentagon and Whitehall might just manage it if enough people believe their disgusting lies.

And, of course, it isn't just Russia these mad men and women are after. They also want to destabilise China. What do you think those 800 US bases are for around the world?

J said...

Who the eff is Louise Bagshit? And... why is the Bagshit crazy using Menches photo?

Anonymous said...

My father was to all intents and purposes a british spy working in Germany during the cold war, and a large part of his job was to read the newspapers. Papers like the Sunday People, which really are tomorrows fish wrappers, often give away useful intelligence information by accident simply because they themselves don't really give much thought to what they are writing about.

Jonathan said...

Louise Bagshawe is Louise Mensch, author of dreadful chick-lit and former Tory MP, now living Stateside with her husband Peter Mensch famous for managing some of the biggest rock bands.
Bagshawe claims her hubby is a communist bizzarly!

Anonymous said...

Can anybody make a story without mentioning them Ruskies?

The Juke Box Jury is out on this one!

Anonymous said...

It's "(thankfully)" not "(fortunately)". Please take more care, slip ups like this destroy the credibility of your writing.

Pendragon said...

The “Corbyn is a Spy” stories circulating this weekend are a good example of a well-timed newspaper campaign: it's Public Relations 101.

The story is broken a day or so before the weekend.

The Saturday editions “pick it up”, although the speed at which they do this makes it easy to believe that there’s a certain amount of co-ordination between the newspapers (and others collaborating in anti-Corbyn campaign?).

The Sunday editions then analyse the earlier stories.

It results in a whole weekend of coverage. And weekends are when the public have more time for their newspapers, thereby increasing the number of people who’ve read the stories.

Unknown said...

You should see the comments left by the swivel eyed loons on Guido Fawkes on this "story". Makes the Mail Online comment section look like reasoned argument.