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Boris Johnson

Post by Firestarter » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:05 pm

I’ve found some interesting information on one of the Bullingdon Boys that strongly supported Brexit – Boris Johnson.

Boris Johnson was born in 1964 in New York City and has a double US, British citizenship.
The paternal grandfather of his father, Stanley, was Circassian-Turkish journalist Ali Kemal, while Boris´ mother descends of King George II of Britain.

Boris began his career as a journalist at The Times but was fired for falsifying a quotation.
In June 1995, a 1990 telephone conversation between Johnson and his friend Darius Guppy was made public. Guppy told that his criminal activities were investigated by journalist Stuart Collier, and asked Johnson for Collier's private address, so he could be beaten up. Johnson agreed to give him the information. In 1995, Boris simply denied that he gave the information to Guppy after his promise to do so; editor of The Daily Telegraph, Max Hastings, didn’t even fire Johnson.

In July 1999, the well-connected Conrad Black, who also controlled The Daily Telegraph made Johnson the editor of The Spectator. Later Johnson’s annual fee at the The Daily Telegraph was raised from £200,000 to £250,000, £5,000 per column – around £3,333 per hour work!

In November 2004, tabloids revealed that since Johnson was having an affair with Spectator columnist Petronella Wyatt since 2000, resulting in 2 terminated pregnancies. Johnson initially denied but was fired when he couldn’t deny anymore: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Johnson


The Johnson family moved to the Belgian capital Brussels when daddy Stanley Johnson, became one of the first British members for the European Commission. Stanley Johnson has also worked for the World Bank.
Their mother Charlotte Maria Offlow Johnson Wahl regularly suffered from severe depression and obsessive compulsive disorder.

A nanny was hired to help care for Boris (called by his first name Alexander at the time) and his siblings.
See from left - Boris, Leo, Rachel, Charlotte, Stanley and Jo, with nanny Mary Kidd in the back.
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Boris´ sister Rachel revealed that Johnson and his siblings shared beds and baths with nanny Kidd: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rach ... -mtx6v3d0n
(archived here: http://archive.is/4NEUu)
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British intelligence is organised crime

Post by Firestarter » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:01 pm

Since 1994, British legislation gives its secret agents the right to break the law, as long as they have the permission of a “Secretary of State”.
This has enabled the British intelligence services to participate in a wide range of illegal activity, including murder, torture, terrorism, drug trafficking, arms sales and money laundering.


Section 7 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994 says:
(1) If, apart from this section, a person would be liable in the United Kingdom for any act done outside the British Islands, he shall not be so liable if the act is one which is authorised to be done by virtue of an authorisation given by the secretary of state under this section.
(...)
(9)For the purposes of this section the reference in subsection (1) to an act done outside the British Islands includes a reference to any act which—
(a)is done in the British Islands; but
(b)is or is intended to be done in relation to apparatus that is believed to be outside the British Islands, or in relation to anything appearing to originate from such apparatus;
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1994/13/section/7

While the first subsection limits the criminal acts to “outside the British Islands”, the 9th subsection shows that also criminal acts “in the British Islands” are allowed...


About a year ago, Ben Jaffey told the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) that MI5 grants its informants legal cover to participate in crimes that may extend to murder, torture and sexual assaults. The policy is in existence since the early 1990s.

British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS, MI6) and GCHQ in cases involving prisoners abroad routinely seek authorisation under section 7 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994, which makes their officers immune from civil and criminal liability for cruel inhuman and degrading treatment (including torture).
A former MI6 agent stated:
We are… always going to go for a section 7 authorization. Because, you know, why should my officers carry the risks on behalf of the government personally? So we will go for belt and braces on this.

In 2012, judicial oversight of this practice was first introduced. Retired judge Sir Mark Waller as intelligence services commissioner was responsible with the so-called “independent judicial oversight” of the conduct of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ.
Prime Minister David Cameron wrote a latter to Waller dated 27 November 2012 explaining that MI5 permits informants to participate in “crime” and that Waller’s “oversight would not provide endorsement of the legality of the policy”. In other words, Waller had no “oversight” at all!
Cameron concluded that this letter should not be published, “on the basis that doing so would be detrimental to national security and contrary to the public interest”.
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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... bunal-told


The number of requests for authorisations grew rapidly after 9/11 was staged, in 2009 alone MI6 asked for 500 authorisation under section 7 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994.

In 20004, 2 leading Libyan dissidents, Abdul Hakim Belhaj and Sami al-Saadi, were kidnapped with the help of MI6.
According to MI6, this was part of the rapprochement between Gaddafi and the UK and US that saw Gaddafi open oil and gas exploration opportunities to western firms.

Belhaj and al-Saadi sued the senior MI6 officer responsible, Sir Mark Allen:
In a letter dated 18 March 2004, MI6 officer Allen wrote to former Libyan foreign minister Moussa Koussa:
I congratulate you on the safe arrival of Abu Abdullah al-Sadiq [a.k.a. Abdul Hakim Belhaj]. This was the least we could do for you and for Libya to demonstrate the remarkable relationship we have built over the years.

Later in 2012, Scotland Yard and the Crown Prosecution Service announced that a criminal investigation was started into the abductions of these 2 Libyan dissidents, plotted with the help of MI6: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/ ... i6-officer
(http://archive.is/lXsNU)


Patrick Finucane, who represented several Republicans, was shot dead in front of his family by loyalist gunmen.
It has emerged that the loyalist paramilitary intelligence officer responsible for the murder, Brian Nelson, was controlled by the British Army’s “Force Research Unit”: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... court-told
(http://archive.is/myUWC)
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