Ronna Ricardo

Ronna Ricardo

Margaret (Ronna) Ricardo was born during the Second World War. She met Stephen Ward in 1960 and he introduced her to Christine Keeler, Mandy Rice-Davies and Suzy Chang. The journalist, Anthony Summers argues in Honeytrap (1987) that "according to the records, both Ricardo and one of her friends had babies by American servicemen".

In her autobiography, The Truth at Last (2001), Christine Keeler describes the first time that Stephen Ward introduced her to Ricardo. "We went to see Ronna Ricardo who had dark hair and almond-shaped, gullible eyes. She was a quiet-spoken, shy girl and I did not know then that she was a busy prostitute." According to Keeler, one of her clients was Chief Inspector Samuel Herbert. Ricardo was known as "Ronna the Lash", and specialised in flagellation. Trevor Kempson, a journalist, who was working for the News of the World claimed: "She used to carry her equipment round in a leather bag. She was well known for the use of the whip, and I heard that several of Ward's friends used to like it rough."

In 1961 Stephen Ward invited Ricardo to stay with him at Cliveden. Ward introduced Ricardo and Christine Keeler to Eugene Ivanov. She later told Anthony Summers: "Christine never went to bed with him (Ivanov)... he was really innocent - he'd never seen anything like it. That was the way they wanted to get someone like him involved. They wanted to blackmail Ivanov. My role in the setup was to look after Ivanov - a minder."

On 7th June, 1963, Christine Keeler told the Daily Express of her secret "dates" with John Profumo. She also admitted that she had been seeing Eugene Ivanov at the same time, sometimes on the same day, as Profumo. In a television interview Stephen Ward told Desmond Wilcox that he had warned the security services about Keeler's relationship with Profumo. The following day Ward was arrested and charged with living off immoral earnings between 1961 and 1963. He was initially refused bail because it was feared that he might try to influence witnesses. Another concern was that he might provide information on the case to the media.

On 14th June, the London solicitor, Michael Eddowes, claimed that Christine Keeler told him that Eugene Ivanov had asked her to get information about nuclear weapons from Profumo. Eddowes added that he had written to Harold Macmillan to ask why no action had been taken on information he had given to Special Branch about this on 29th March. Soon afterwards Keeler told the News of the World that "I'm no spy, I just couldn't ask Jack for secrets."

Ricardo was arrested by the police and agreed to give evidence against Stephen Ward. At the Ward committal proceedings, she provided evidence that suggested that he had been living off her immoral earnings. She quoted Ward as saying that it "would be worth my while" to attend a party at Cliveden. Ricardo claimed that she visited Ward's home in London three times. On one occasion, she had sex with a man in Ward's bedroom after being given £25.

Ricardo told Ludovic Kennedy that the police interviewed her nine times in order that she gave a statement that provided evidence that suggested that Ward was living off immoral earnings. Ricardo confessed to another researcher, Anthony Summers that: "Stephen didn't have to ponce - he was dead rich, a real gentleman; a shoulder for me to cry on for me, for a long time." Ricardo also told Summers that Chief Inspector Samuel Herbert, who was leading the investigation of Ward, was one of her clients.

Two days before Ward's trial, Ricardo made a new statement to the police. "I want to say that most of the evidence I gave at Marylebone Court was untrue. I want to say I never met a man in Stephen Ward's flat except my friend 'Silky' Hawkins. He is the only man I have ever had intercourse with in Ward's flat. It is true that I never paid Ward any money received from men with whom I have had intercourse. I have only been in Ward's flat once and that was with 'Silky'. Ward was there and Michelle."

It later emerged that Ricardo decided to tell the truth after being interviewed by Tom Mangold of the Daily Express. "There were two strands running through the thing, it seemed to me. There was some sort of intelligence connection, which I could not understand at the time. The other thing, the thing that was clear, was that Ward was being made a scapegoat for everyone else's sins. So that the public would excuse them. If the myth about Ward could be built up properly, the myth that he was a revolting fellow, a true pimp, then police would feel that other men, like Profumo and Astor, had been corrupted by him. But he wasn't a ponce. He was no more a pimp than hundreds of other men in London. But when the state wants to act against an individual, it can do it."

The trial of Stephen Ward began at the Old Bailey on 22nd July 1963. Roona Ricardo, was one of the prosecution witnesses, gave evidence on the second day of the trial. Ludovic Kennedy, the author of The Trial of Stephen Ward (1964) commented that unlike Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies "she made no pretentions about not being a tart." Kennedy added "She had dyed red hair and a pink jumper and a total lack of any sort of finesse".

While being cross-examined by Mervyn Griffith-Jones Ricardo claimed she had told untruths about Stephen Ward in her statement on 5th April because of threats made by the police. "The statements which I have made to the police were untrue. I made them because I did not want my young sister to go to a remand home or my baby taken away from me. Mr. Herbert told me they would take my sister away and take my baby if I didn't make the statements."

As Mandy Rice-Davies pointed out: "When Ronna Ricardo, who had provided strong evidence against him at the early hearing, came into court she swore under oath that her earlier evidence had been false. She had lied to satisfy the police, that they had threatened her, if she refused, with taking her baby and her young sister into care. Despite the most aggressive attack from Mr Griffith Jones, and barely concealed hostility from the judge, she stuck to her story, that this was the truth and the earlier story she had told was lies." As Ricardo later told Anthony Summers: "Stephen was a good friend of mine. But Inspector Herbert was a good friend as well, so it was complicated."

Stephen Ward told his defence counsel, James Burge: "One of my great perils is that at least half a dozen of the (witnesses) are lying and their motives vary from malice to cupidity and fear... In the case of both Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies there is absolutely no doubt that they are committed to stories which are already sold or could be sold to newspapers and that my conviction would free these newspapers to print stories which they would otherwise be quite unable to print (for libel reasons)."

Ward was very upset by the judge's summing-up that included the following: "If Stephen Ward was telling the truth in the witness box, there are in this city many witnesses of high estate and low who could have come and testified in support of his evidence." Several people present in the court claimed that Judge Archie Pellow Marshall was clearly biased against Ward. France Soir reported: "However impartial he tried to appear, Judge Marshall was betrayed by his voice."

That night Ward wrote to his friend, Noel Howard-Jones: "It is really more than I can stand - the horror, day after day at the court and in the streets. It is not only fear, it is a wish not to let them get me. I would rather get myself. I do hope I have not let people down too much. I tried to do my stuff but after Marshall's summing-up, I've given up all hope." Ward then took an overdose of sleeping tablets. He was in a coma when the jury reached their verdict of guilty of the charge of living on the immoral earnings of Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies on Wednesday 31st July. Three days later, Ward died in St Stephen's Hospital.

Ward's defence team found suicide notes addressed to Ronna Ricardo, Vickie Barrett, Mervyn Griffith-Jones, James Burge and Lord Denning: Barrett's letter to Barrett said: "I don't know what it was or who it was that made you do what you did. But if you have any decency left, you should tell the truth like Ronna Ricardo. You owe this not to me, but to everyone who may be treated like you or like me in the future."

Ludovic Kennedy commented: "Ricardo was clearly in a state of terror at what the police might do to her for having gone back on her original evidence. After the trial she seldom stayed at one address for more than a few nights for fear the police were looking for her."

Ricardo eventually travelled to the United States where she married her American airman lover, Silky Hawkins. In an interview she gave to Anthony Summers she claimed: "In Washington I was dragged into the offices of the CIA, and they said they knew all about me, from the cops in England." Ricardo was told that "her departure would be the best for all concerned."

Ricardo returned to London where she once again became a prostitute. She was interviewed by the authors of Honeytrap in 1987: "She has three children, all half-castes, and by different fathers. She is dramatically overweight, and by her own admission - is still on the game, on a part-time basis."

I have come here this evening to make a statement about the Ward case. I want to say that most of the evidence I gave at Marylebone Court was untrue. He is the only man I have ever had intercourse with in Ward's flat.

It is true that I never paid Ward any money received from men with whom I have had intercourse. Ward was there and Michelle. The statements which I have made to the police were untrue.

I made them because I did not want my young sister to go to a remand home or my baby taken away from me. Herbert told me they would take my sister away and take my baby if I didn't make the statements.

What made the evidence of the prosecution at Ward's trial of such unflagging interest was the variety of the women who had been associated with him. The four on the bench could hardly have been more different: now a new star came to grace this milky cluster in the night sky. Her name was Margaret (Ronna) Ricardo and unlike Christine and Mandy she made no pretensions about not being a tart. It would be untrue to say she was not ashamed to admit it, for clearly she was ashamed or at least unhappy about it, but admit it she did. This honesty made a welcome change. She had dyed red hair and a pink jumper and a total lack of any sort of finesse; but after the genteel caperings of Christine and Mandy and the deadly respectability of Miss R, this also was welcome.

We had heard of Miss Ricardo before. She had given evidence at the Magistrate's Court proceedings three weeks earlier. There, among other things, she had said that she had visited Ward two or three times at his Bryanston Mews flat (we were on to Count 3 now) and on each occasion she was asked to stay behind to meet somebody. Men had arrived and she had gone to bed with them. Since then, however, she had gone to Scotland Yard to make a statement denying this. At the moment nobody knew for certain what she was going to say.

She took the oath and in answer to Mr. Griffith-Jones said that she had visited Ward at his flat in Bryanston Mews earlier this year. This, of course, was the flat where Rachman and Mandy had lived for two years. Ward had shown her the hole in the wall where the two-way mirror used to be and which Mandy in her evidence admitted to having broken. Miss Ricardo had said to Ward that she had had a two-way mirror herself. Ward had told her, she said, that he would "either cover the hole up or else get a new mirror", and she had said she had got an ordinary piece of mirror at home that would cover the gap. Now Mr. Griffith-Jones had said of the two-way mirror in his opening speech that when Ward moved into the Bryanston Mews flat "it was proposed to have it put in order again". This reply of Miss Ricardo's was the nearest he ever got to substantiating the assertion. The reader will have noticed that far from a categorical assertion of proposing to repair the mirror, Ward was undecided as to whether to cover the hole up or get a new mirror-a new mirror, note, nothing about a new two-way mirror. But how could the jury be expected to notice this?

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Another prostitute who knew Ward was Ronna Ricardo. The police found her because one of her friends had a sketch by Ward on her wall. A police officer interviewing the friend on another matter noticed the sketch and inquired about it. The friend said she knew of Ward through Ricardo who had done business with Ward. Herbert and Burrows soon called on Ricardo. She was a tougher nut than Vickie Barrett and on one occasion when Sergeant Glasse interviewed her she lifted her skirt and pulled down her underwear to reveal on her stomach, written in large, indelible blue letters , the words ALL COPPERS ARE BASTARDS. She flatly refused to co-operate.

But the police persuaded her. Once more, this is the uncorroborated account of Ricardo herself, but again we believe her. She said a police car with two officers took up station outside her flat and was there for days on end, that this was intended to frighten her and that it succeeded. Then Herbert and Burrows interviewed her nine times and put tremendous pressure on her to say that when she had visited Ward at his Bryanston Mews flat Ward had asked her to stay behind to meet men and go to bed with them. Ricardo said that Herbert told her that if she did not agree to help them then the police would take action against her family. Her younger sister, on probation and living with her, would be taken into care. They might even make application to take her baby away from her because she had been an unfit mother. On the other hand, Herbert said, if Ricardo would help them by making a statement, she would not have to appear in court and she would be left alone. Both women had the feeling that the police were out to frame Ward and that they did not care how they did it.

Two prostitutes were the main witnesses against him. One of them I knew, Ronna Ricardo. It was no secret that Stephen liked prostitutes, he felt superior to them and this was necessary to him, certainly in his sex life. There were many examples in his past life of girls he had met when they were young and new to London, and went to bed with. Like me, I suppose. But once they gained confidence and moved in his circle as an equal, he had no sexual interest in them, although he retained their friendship for years.

When Ronna Ricardo, who had provided strong evidence against him at the early hearing, came into court she swore under oath that her earlier evidence had been false. Despite the most aggressive attack from Mr Griffith Jones, and barely concealed hostility from the judge, she stuck to her story, that this was the truth and the earlier story she had told was lies.

One afternoon we went to Notting Hill and I didn't mind the daylight visit so much but I was still wary. We went to see Ronna Ricardo who had dark hair and almond-shaped, gullible eyes. She was a quiet-spoken, shy girl and I did not know then that she was a busy prostitute. One of her clients was a police detective called Samuel Herbert. Herbert committed suicide after playing a crucial role in all our lives. She had been to Cliveden, to the cottage, with Stephen. I don't know how she had figured in his plans but, later, she would turn on him. Then, we just had tea and she and Stephen talked quietly in the her small kitchen. I presumed she was just one of his girls, one he would call round to parade for him. I had no idea she would find her way into FBI files and be of interest to the American president. As I was to be.

That night, probably between seven and eight, Daily Express reporter Tom Mangold took a telephone call from Stephen Ward. Mangold had been covering the Profumo Affair for months. He was one of the few reporters Ward still trusted. Ward wrote in his memoir. The two men had spent night after night talking into the early hours. That night, Mangold was desperately tired. He also had personal problems, reaching crisis point, and this call was a damned nuisance. "He asked me to come around to where he was staying," says Mangold, now a Panorama reporter, and one of the most accomplished British journalists of our time. "He said it was urgent. I said I would come, but I didn't want to spend another long night talking."

Mangold drove to Mallord Street. He had been handling the prostitute Ronna Ricardo, as well as Ward. She had cried on his shoulder and told him, "I've fitted up Stephen." "There were two strands running through the thing, it seemed to me," Mangold says today. "There was some sort of intelligence connection, which I could not understand at the time. But when the state wants to act against an individual, it can do it."

Tom Mangold knew Ward was at the end of his tether: "He felt absolutely betrayed. Until the very last minute he was certain that Lord Astor would turn up and pull him out of the shit. But he was abandoned. That night he asked me to post the letters he had written. I said I knew what they were, suicide notes, and I refused to post them for him." One of the letters was addressed to Mangold himself. "Well," Ward told the reporter, "take your letter, but don't open it till I'm dead."

Then Mangold left Ward, and went home. Today he is sad about what happened, but philosophical. A reporter must be compassionate, but cannot be held responsible for his interviewees. When the phone rang next morning with the news of Ward's suicide Mangold was not surprised.


Keeler, Profumo, Ward and Me

Tom Mangold's inside story of the scandal that rocked Britain, showing what it was really like to live with Stephen Ward as he became the scapegoat for the Profumo affair.

In 1962, Tom Mangold was newly arrived at the Daily Express – and his first big assignment was the John Profumo/Christine Keeler scandal. It would culminate in the evening of 30 July 1963, when Tom visited Stephen Ward, the man at the centre of the affair. The next day, Ward was scheduled to hear whether he was guilty of living off the immoral earnings of Christine Keeler and her friend Mandy Rice-Davies. Ward handed Mangold a suicide letter, which Tom has retained for more than 55 years. He will reveal its full contents for the first time on television.

Tom Mangold is one of the only surviving reporters who covered the Profumo story at such close quarters. He had under exclusive contract not only Stephen Ward but also a prostitute known as 'Miss Whiplash', who was a key witness in the trial. Ronna Ricardo confided to Tom that because she had been threatened by the police, she had lied in court to help convict Ward. She followed Tom’s advice and retook the stand to withdraw her evidence.

This film reveals the inside story of the Profumo-Keeler-Ward story by the legendary BBC Panorama reporter who was there and had unique access to key players.

The story has continued to fascinate Tom Mangold. He met and interviewed Mandy Rice-Davies shortly before she died in 2013, he has obtained exclusive diaries and manuscripts, and has now received more than 20 hours of audiotape recordings of research interviews with Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies, which have never been broadcast. Christine talks about the famous Cliveden weekend, her affair with Profumo, her brief relationship with Soviet naval attaché Eugene Ivanov, and how police pressured her into manufacturing a case against Stephen Ward. Through Tom's experience of working with Stephen Ward throughout the hectic summer of 1963, he believes that Ward was no saint, but no criminal either. He was not living off Keeler or Rice-Davies, as charged and found guilty. On the contrary, Ward subsidised both women.

The programme also features an exclusive audiotape interview with Stephen Ward, recorded two weeks before his suicide, and an extract from what would have been his autobiography - all revealed for the first time. Finally, Tom casts his critical eye over the inquiry ordered by the prime minister, Harold MacMillan. Carried out by the master of the rolls, Lord Denning, Tom has obtained the diaries of the most senior civil servant on the inquiry, which point to another political sex scandal of the time that was hushed up.


INTERVIEW: River City and Annika star Charlene Boyd on country superstars, Shakespearean villains, and a shockingly close encounter on set

It was a memorable first encounter for all sorts of reasons.

Charlene Boyd was looking forward to filming a scene with Unforgotten star Nicola Walker for new Scottish detective drama, Annika. But Charlene gave both of them a fright when she reacted to Nicola’s hands-on approach.

“Since River City returned to filming after the first lockdown, we’ve maintained a strict two-metre distance during filming,” explained Charlene, who plays police officer Jac Dunn in the BBC Scotland soap.

“I’ve had the most lovely scenes where I’ve been talking to a tennis ball and then it’s put together brilliantly in the edit. But on Annika we worked in a different way and we were all tested.

“I went into a scene with Nicola and she touched my leg, and I screamed. I had to apologise and explain no one had touched my leg in a while.”

There were no hard feelings and the pair instantly hit it off, with Charlene getting advice from the twice Bafta-nominated star, most recently seen in the ITV smash-hit crime drama.

“She was wonderful to work with and we got on so well. We had a day of chatting,” said Charlene, from Cumbernauld.

“I love when there are actresses around who I can look up to and the parts they play, and she is one of them. It’s also interesting to speak to actresses who are mums and have managed to push on and get work. We ended up talking all day about getting a job and wanting to do it, but what about the kids? Just the constant juggle of it all.

“She pushed her acting career and had kids later, whereas I spoke about having children first and hope to push on with acting once they are at school.

“It was nice to see a woman’s perspective on things. She was lovely and gave me good advice and some pointers on auditioning. When I was working with her, you could just tell she’s a natural. I was a bit in awe of her.”

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Charlene plays Siobhan Kelly in Annika, which follows a specialist marine homicide unit investigating crimes off the coast of Scotland. It’s due to be shown on Alibi in the autumn.

“I couldn’t go for one of the roles that would cover most of the episodes as it was filming at the same time as River City but I loved working on it and it’s a great part,” she said.

“What’s so lovely about Annika is it has a huge Scottish cast. I was looking at all of the actor head shots in the make-up room and there were so many faces I knew. For them to have had a phone call saying here’s a job, after a year like we had, was really nice.”

She felt lucky to have had the River City role to return to when restrictions were eased last year, especially as she had only joined the show a month before the initial lockdown.

“I was so grateful. I’d been on holiday when I received a call out of the blue asking me to do Jac, and then a month later the world locked down,” Charlene recalled. “It was the best thing to be a part of to get through the past year, as I had something consistent and a group of people to work together with. It was something to focus on, otherwise I would have had nothing.”

The Shieldinch soap is currently on a five-week filming break, and some of Charlene’s juiciest storylines and dramatic scenes have still to come.

During lockdown, while also home-schooling her two children, aged seven and four, Charlene managed to find the time to write her first play, based on the life of June Carter Cash. “I’ve sung in a country rock band for about 11 years and I sing her parts,” she revealed. “I applied to Creative Scotland for funding and it led me on an amazing journey, where I was able to pay other actors and directors to work with me over Zoom. I had to do something creative when everything else had stopped.

“I’m continuing to work on it, and I’ve had some interest, so I think that will go on.”

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In the meantime, though, she is returning to a role that has given her plenty of opportunity for the dramatic – Lady Macbeth. It’s the third time Boyd will play the character in writer Frances Poet and director Dominic Hill’s re-imagining of Shakespeare’s play, which focuses on the passionate marriage at the heart of the story. The two-person production has been filmed by the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow and will be available online next month, with Charlene having previously been part of the production at the Citz in 2017 and then on tour the following year.

“Dominic was interested in the power couple at the heart of the story, and was fascinated by the theme of sleep, them not being able to sleep,” said Charlene, who was nominated for a Critics’ Award for Theatre in Scotland for her initial portrayal of Lady Macbeth.

“I was on maternity when he asked me to come in and audition. It was my first time doing Shakespeare, so it was all new to me.”

She will perform opposite Outlander star Keith Fleming, her real-life partner. He played Macbeth in the original production but not in the touring version.

“It was the only way it could happen – to film with people who were in a bubble. We actually hadn’t been sure if we should go into a bubble together before lockdown – we didn’t live together previously and no one knew how long it was going to be for, so we had to make a quick decision, and I’m glad we did.”

The filming was done over three days at The Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock, as the Citizens is still undergoing refurbishment, and Charlene said it felt great to be back on stage after so long.

“It took my breath away when I walked in and smelled that theatre smell,” she recalled. “I felt the sparkle of it, of that magic feeling of being on stage. It was like a little pocket of time that stood still.

“There was no audience, of course, but the camera is the audience. We were aware of how small we were able to play it, and again it made it a very different experience to before.

“I’ve always looked back and wondered what the previous performances looked like, and now that it’s filmed I’ll probably look at every detail and worry about my facial expressions. In the madness scenes, there was one point I looked down and all I could see was dripping saliva and snot, and I thought, that will look just lovely on screen!”

Shieldinch to Scandal: Soap star on scene-stealing turn in Profumo drama

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For Charlene Boyd, being part of prime-time series The Trial Of Christine Keeler last year was a special moment.

She played Ronna Ricardo in the BBC drama about the Profumo affair, previously fictionalised in the 1989 movie Scandal, and Charlene had a number of memorable scenes including a tense courtroom showdown.

“I loved doing it, and even though it was a smaller part, the way it was filmed meant I had to go to Bristol for filming several times,” said River City actress Charlene, who starred alongside Sophie Cookson as Christine Keeler.

“Ronna was an amazing character and I felt really lucky to audition for it. I’d sent a tape in but never heard anything, so thought it must have gone. But, out of the blue, my agent called and said I had a piece of feedback from the producer, so I did the audition again and got it.

“There were lots of high-profile actors and they were all lovely, especially James Norton. It’s made me want to do more things like that.”

The Macbeths, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow. See citz.co.uk

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Sunday, 26 January 2020

NAZZARO - SPEAR - JEWISH NAZI?

Rinaldo Nazzaro (aka Norman Spear ) has been running the US Nazi group The Base.

Nazzaro is Jewish Greek for Nazareth.

Rinaldo Nazzaro has reportedly worked for the CIA.


Nazzaro - Jewish Nazi?

Records show that Nazzaro ran a company registered in New York that offered access to a "network of security professionals" with expertise in intelligence, counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, and psychological operations.

A website for the firm - Omega Solutions - once stated: "Our associates have worked with various government and military agencies, including multiple wartime deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan".


Contents

Born in Hackney, London, Lindi St Clair's real name was Marian June Akin. She grew up in Swindon, Wiltshire, where she went to school and at 14 years of age became a beatnik, then a mod, then a rocker and a biker, running away from home to London where she associated with the rockers and Hells Angels. She found employment in a few menial jobs before becoming a prostitute on the streets and, not drinking, smoking or taking drugs, was able to save enough money to buy a large freehold Victorian end-of-terrace house in Earls Court. Here she ran a lavish brothel frequented by British and international politicians and aristocrats as a high-profile Madam and dominatrix.

For many years from the mid-1970s until her bankruptcy in 1992 (after the Inland Revenue pursued her for tax evasion), [5] [6] St Clair offered sexual services from her own large four-storey house at Eardley Crescent in Earls Court, London. A successful professional dominatrix and madam, she once owned a yellow Rolls Royce and had her own yacht, which she kept at Bray in Berkshire. [7] In 1991 it emerged St Clair was renting Chancellor of the Exchequer Norman Lamont's basement flat in Notting Hill. [8] [9] At one time, she claimed that 252 Members of Parliament had been her clients. [10] She has appeared on television and radio on many occasions, including on The Ruby Wax Show and The James Whale Show.

Despite being taxed on her earnings, St Clair found when she attempted to register the companies "Prostitutes Ltd", "Hookers Ltd" and "Lindi St Clair (French Lessons) Ltd" that they were all rejected by the Registrar of Companies, and then "Lindi St Clair (Personal Services) Ltd" by the Attorney General. [11]

St Clair spelled her surname "St Claire" between 1974 and 1985 and has also used the names Miss Whiplash, Carla Davis and Lily Lavender. [12]

Described as the fastest growing fringe party in 1993, the Corrective Party was a radical British political party that campaigned for social justice, civil liberties, animal rights and sexual freedom. [13] [14] [15] [16]

St Clair attempted to become elected to the House of Commons, [10] in eleven by-elections, on one occasion threatening to expose the depraved lives of hundreds of MPs. [17] The Corrective Party shared its election agent with the Monster Raving Loony Party.

In June 1991 she was involved in a controversy when Norman Lamont, the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, was investigated for using taxpayers' money to handle the fall-out from press stories concerning 'Miss Whiplash' (Not Lindi St Clair), who was using a flat he owned (the Treasury contributed £4,700 of the £23,000 bill which had been formally approved by the Head of the Civil Service and the Prime Minister). [18] [ better source needed ]

She accused the Inland Revenue of trying to live off immoral earnings when they asked her to pay £112,779.92 in back income tax, because they classed prostitution as a trade. She was pursued by tax inspector S. J. Pinkney, and her accountant claimed that as a result of the case she made two failed suicide bids. [19] She lost the case claiming, "The tax man is a pimp and the government is a pimp as well." [20]

On 27 February 2009 it was reported that St Clair had been rescued from her car and flown to hospital after the vehicle left a Herefordshire road near Risbury and landed upside down in a stream, trapping her for up to 24 hours. [21] This experience led her to embrace Christianity. [22] On 15 November 2009, having legally reverted to her birth name, she was confirmed by the Bishop of Hereford at Stoke Lacy church in Herefordshire.


Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Samuel Herbert: The Man Who Brought Down the Conservative Government?

When John Profumo resigned on 5th June, after confessing that he lied to the House of Commons, the matter could have come to an end. However, someone decided that it would be a good idea to prosecute Stephen Ward. It was this decision that eventually brought down the Conservative government.

To understand what happened it is necessary to go back to 27th March, 1963, when Henry Brooke, the Home Secretary, summoned Roger Hollis, the head of MI5, and Joseph Simpson, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, to a meeting in his office. Philip Knightley pointed out in An Affair of State (1987): "All these people are now dead and the only account of what took place is a semi-official one leaked in 1982 by MI5. According to this account, when Brooke tackled Hollis on the rumour that MI5 had been sending anonymous letters to Mrs Profumo, Hollis vigorously denied it."

Roger Hollis then told Henry Brooke that Christine Keeler had been having a sexual relationship with John Profumo. At the same time Keeler was believed to be having an affair with Eugene Ivanov, a Soviet spy. According to Keeler, Stephen Ward had asked her "to find out, through pillow talk, from Jack Profumo when nuclear warheads were being moved to Germany." Hollis added that "in any court case that might be brought against Ward over the accusation all the witnesses would be completely unreliable" and therefore he rejected the idea of using the Official Secrets Act against Ward.

Henry Brooke then asked the Police Commissioner's view on this. Joseph Simpson agreed with Roger Hollis about the unreliable witnesses but added that it might be possible to get a conviction against Ward with a charge of living off immoral earnings. However, he added, that given the evidence available, a conviction was unlikely. Despite this response, Brooke urged Simpson to carry out a full investigation into Ward's activities.

Commander Fred C. Pennington was ordered to assemble a team to investigate Ward. The team was headed by Chief Inspector Samuel Herbert and included John Burrows, Arthur Eustace and Mike Glasse. Pennington told Herbert and his colleagues: "we've received this tip-off, but there'll be nothing in it." Glasse later told Philip Knightley that he thought that this was "a hint not to try too hard."

However, for some reason Herbert decided that Ward would be prosecuted. What is more, Herbert was willing to do all he could to make sure that Ward was convicted.

It emerged later that Herbert installed a spy in Ward's home during the investigation. Herbert recruited Wendy Davies, a twenty-year old barmaid at the Duke of Marlborough pub, near Ward's flat. Davies knew Ward who had sketched her several times in the past. Davies later recalled: "I went to Stephen's flat practically every night up to his arrest. Each time I tried to listen in to telephone conversations, and to what Stephen was saying to friends who called. When I got back to my flat I wrote everything down in an exercise book, and rang the police the next day. I gave them a lot of information."

Herbert interviewed Christine Keeler at her home on 1st April 1963. Four days later she was taken to Marylebone Police Station. Herbert told her that the police would need a complete list of men with whom she had sex or who had given her money during the time she knew Ward. This list included the names of John Profumo, Charles Clore and Jim Eynan.

On 23rd April Mandy Rice-Davies was arrested at Heathrow Airport on the way to Spain for a holiday, and formerly charged her with "possessing a document so closely resembling a driving licence as to be calculated to deceive." The magistrate fixed bail at ٠,000. She later commented that "not only did I not have that much money, but the policeman in charge made it very clear to me that i would be wasting my energy trying to rustle it up." Rice-Davies spent the next nine days in Holloway Prison.

While she was in custody Rice-Davies was visited by Chief Inspector Herbert. His first words were: "Mandy, you don't like it in here very much, do you? Then you help us, and we'll help you." Herbert made it clear that Christine Keeler was helping them into their investigation into Stephen Ward. When she provided the information required she would be released from prison.

At first Mandy Rice-Davies refused to cooperate but as she later pointed out: "I was ready to kick the system any way I could. But ten days of being locked up alters the perspective. Anger was replaced by fear. I was ready to do anything to get out." Rice-Davies added: "Although I was certain nothing I could say about Stephen could damage him any way. I felt I was being coerced into something, being pointed in a predetermined direction." Herbert asked Rice-Davies for a list of men with whom she had sex or who had given her money during the time she knew Ward. This list included the names of Peter Rachman and Emil Savundra.

Herbert personally interviewed Christine Keeler twenty-four times during the investigation. Other senior detectives had interrogated her on fourteen other occasions. Herbert told Keeler that unless her evidence in court matched her statements "you might well find yourself standing beside Stephen Ward in the dock."

Mandy Rice-Davies appeared in court on 1st May 1963. She was found guilty and fined 㿖. Rice-Davies immediately took a plane to Majorca. A few days later Herbert telephoned her and said: "They would be sending out my ticket, they wanted me back in London, and if I didn't go voluntarily they would issue a warrant for extradition." Despite the fact that there was no extradition arrangement between the two countries, Rice-Davies decided to return to England. On her arrival at Heathrow Airport she was arrested and charged with stealing a television set valued at 㿾. This was the set that Peter Rachman had hired for her flat. According to Rice-Davies: "I had signed the hire papers, and after he'd died I had never been allowed to remove the set." Chief Inspector Herbert arranged for Rice-Davies passport to be taken from her. She was released on the understanding that she would give evidence in court against Stephen Ward.

Chief Inspector Herbert also interviewed Vasco Lazzolo, who was one of Ward's friends who agreed to testify for the defence. Herbert told Lazzolo that if he was determined to give evidence on Ward's behalf, then he might have to be discredited. Herbert warned that the police might have to "find" some pornographic material in his studio and prosecute him.

Herbert needed more evidence against Stephen Ward. He therefore arrested Ronna Ricardo was arrested by the police and agreed to give evidence against Ward. Ricardo was known as "Ronna the Lash", and specialised in flagellation. Trevor Kempson, a journalist, who was working for the News of the World claimed: "She used to carry her equipment round in a leather bag. She was well known for the use of the whip, and I heard that several of Ward's friends used to like it rough."

At the Ward committal proceedings, Ronna Ricardo provided evidence that suggested that he had been living off her immoral earnings. She quoted Ward as saying that it "would be worth my while" to attend a party at Cliveden. Ricardo claimed that she visited Ward's home in London three times. On one occasion, she had sex with a man in Ward's bedroom after being given 㿅."

Ricardo told Ludovic Kennedy that the police interviewed her nine times in order that she gave a statement that provided evidence that suggested that Ward was living off immoral earnings. Ricardo confessed to another researcher, Anthony Summers that: "Stephen didn't have to ponce - he was dead rich, a real gentleman a shoulder for me to cry on for me, for a long time." Ricardo also told Summers that Chief Inspector Samuel Herbert was one of her clients.

Two days before Ward's trial, Ronna Ricardo made a new statement to the police. "I want to say that most of the evidence I gave at Marylebone Court was untrue. I want to say I never met a man in Stephen Ward's flat except my friend 'Silky' Hawkins. He is the only man I have ever had intercourse with in Ward's flat. It is true that I never paid Ward any money received from men with whom I have had intercourse. I have only been in Ward's flat once and that was with 'Silky'. Ward was there and Michelle."

It later emerged that Ricardo decided to tell the truth after being interviewed by Tom Mangold of the Daily Express. "There were two strands running through the thing, it seemed to me. There was some sort of intelligence connection, which I could not understand at the time. The other thing, the thing that was clear, was that Ward was being made a scapegoat for everyone else's sins. So that the public would excuse them. If the myth about Ward could be built up properly, the myth that he was a revolting fellow, a true pimp, then police would feel that other men, like Profumo and Astor, had been corrupted by him. But he wasn't a ponce. He was no more a pimp than hundreds of other men in London. But when the state wants to act against an individual, it can do it."

On 3rd July, 1963, Vickie Barrett was arrested for soliciting. While being interviewed, Barrett claimed she knew Stephen Ward. She told the police that she was picked up by Ward in Oxford Street in January 1963. Barrett was taken back to his flat where she had sex with a friend of his. Afterwards, she said, Ward told her that the man had paid him and he would save the money for her. Over the next two and a half months, according to Barrett some two or three times a week, the same thing would happen. Barrett claimed that during this time, Ward never paid her any money for these acts of prostitution.

The trial of Stephen Ward began at the Old Bailey on 22nd July 1963. Rebecca West was one of the journalists covering the case. She described Barrett looking like "a photograph from a famine relief fund appeal." Ludovic Kennedy, the author of The Trial of Stephen Ward (1964) commented: "She came into the witness-box, a little whey-faced blonde, wearing a sort of green raincoat with a white scarf round her neck and when she turned to face the court and while she was giving the oath, one's impression was one of shock shock that Ward, whom one had believed to be a man of some fastidiousness in his tastes, had sunk so low. For of all the whores the prosecution had paraded or were still to parade before us this one was the bottom of the barrel."

At the trial Vickie Barrett claimed that Ward had picked her up in Oxford Street and had taken her home to have sex with his friends. Barrett was unable to name any of these men. She added that Ward was paid by these friends and he kept some of the money for her in a little drawer. Ward admitted knowing Barrett and having sex with her. However, he denied arranging for her to have sex with other men or taking money from her. Sylvia Parker, who had been staying at Ward's flat at the time Barrett claimed she was brought there to have sex with other men. She called Barrett's statements "untrue, a complete load of rubbish".

Christine Keeler claims that she had never seen Barrett before: "She (Barrett) described Stephen handing out horsewhips, canes, contraceptives and coffee and how, having collected her weapons, she had treated the waiting clients. It sounded, and was, nonsense. I had lived with Stephen and never seen any evidence of anything like that." Mandy Rice-Davies agreed with Keeler: "Much of what she (Barrett) said was discredited. It was obvious to anyone that Stephen, with the police breathing down his neck and the press on his doorstep, would hardly have the opportunity or the inclination for this sort of thing."

Ronna Ricardo gave evidence on the second day of the trial. Ludovic Kennedy, the author of The Trial of Stephen Ward (1964) commented that unlike Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies "she made no pretensions about not being a tart." Kennedy added "She had dyed red hair and a pink jumper and a total lack of any sort of finesse".

While being cross-examined by Melvyn Griffith-Jones Ricardo claimed she had told untruths about Stephen Ward in her statement on 5th April because of threats made by the police. "The statements which I have made to the police were untrue. I made them because I did not want my young sister to go to a remand home or my baby taken away from me. Mr. Herbert told me they would take my sister away and take my baby if I didn't make the statements."

As Mandy Rice-Davies pointed out: "When Ronna Ricardo, who had provided strong evidence against him at the early hearing, came into court she swore under oath that her earlier evidence had been false. She had lied to satisfy the police, that they had threatened her, if she refused, with taking her baby and her young sister into care. Despite the most aggressive attack from Mr Griffith Jones, and barely concealed hostility from the judge, she stuck to her story, that this was the truth and the earlier story she had told was lies." As Ricardo later told Anthony Summers: "Stephen was a good friend of mine. But Inspector Herbert was a good friend as well, so it was complicated."

Stephen Ward told his defence counsel, James Burge: "One of my great perils is that at least half a dozen of the (witnesses) are lying and their motives vary from malice to cupidity and fear. In the case of both Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies there is absolutely no doubt that they are committed to stories which are already sold or could be sold to newspapers and that my conviction would free these newspapers to print stories which they would otherwise be quite unable to print (for libel reasons)."

Stephen Ward was very upset by the judge's summing-up that included the following: "If Stephen Ward was telling the truth in the witness box, there are in this city many witnesses of high estate and low who could have come and testified in support of his evidence." Several people present in the court claimed that Judge Archie Pellow Marshall was clearly biased against Ward. France Soir reported: "However impartial he tried to appear, Judge Marshall was betrayed by his voice."

That night Ward wrote to his friend, Noel Howard-Jones: "It is really more than I can stand - the horror, day after day at the court and in the streets. It is not only fear, it is a wish not to let them get me. I would rather get myself. I do hope I have not let people down too much. I tried to do my stuff but after Marshall's summing-up, I've given up all hope." Ward then took an overdose of sleeping tablets. He was in a coma when the jury reached their verdict of guilty of the charge of living on the immoral earnings of Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies on Wednesday 31st July. However, he was found not guilty of the charges relating to Ronna Ricardo and Vickie Barrett. Three days later, Ward died in St Stephen's Hospital.

In his book, The Trial of Stephen Ward (1964), Ludovic Kennedy considers the guilty verdict of Ward to be a miscarriage of justice. In An Affair of State (1987), the journalist, Philip Knightley argues: "Witnesses were pressured by the police into giving false evidence. Those who had anything favourable to say were silenced. And when it looked as though Ward might still survive, the Lord Chief Justice shocked the legal profession with an unprecedented intervention to ensure Ward would be found guilty."Ward's defence team found suicide notes addressed to Vickie Barrett, Ronna Ricardo, Melvyn Griffith-Jones, James Burge and Lord Denning: Barrett's letter said: "I don't know what it was or who it was that made you do what you did. But if you have any decency left, you should tell the truth like Ronna Ricardo. You owe this not to me, but to everyone who may be treated like you or like me in the future."

The letter was passed to Barry O'Brien, a journalist who worked for the Daily Telegraph. He later recalled: "We were alone in the room. I told her that Dr. Ward had died and that on the night he had taken the overdose he had written her a letter. I told her that I had a photograph copy of the letter with me and gave it to her. She was greatly shocked at learning Dr. Ward was dead."

O'Brien claimed that Vickie Barrett responded with the following words: "It was all lies. But I never thought he would die. I didn't want him to die. It was not all lies. I did go to the flat but it was only to do business with Stephen Ward. It was not true I went with other men." Barrett admitted that she had been coerced into giving her evidence by the police. According to O'Brien she told him that Herbert had threatened that if she did not do what he wanted she would never be able to show her face in Notting Hill again. Barrett agreed to go to see Ward's solicitor, then went to another room to get her coat. According to O'Brien, an older women who was living in the house came out, and said: "Miss Barrett was not going anywhere." Barrett later retracted her retraction.

According to Sergeant Mike Glasse, all the police officers had been told before Ward's trial that if the prosecution was successful they would receive promotions, "but not immediately, because it would not look good." Samuel Herbert was promoted to the rank of Superintendent.

Samuel Herbert died of a heart attack on 16th April 1966. In his will he left only 𧷤, which was commensurate with the police salaries at that time. However, after his death his bank account was discovered to contain no less than 㿊,000 (660,000 by today's values). According to Philip Knightley: "By coincidence, in the tape recordings which Christine Keeler made with her manager, Robin Drury, Keeler says that John Lewis, Ward's bitter enemy, had offered her 㿊,000 for information leading to Ward's conviction and the bringing down of the Conservative Government."


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Kamala Caught Up In Disgusting Sex Scandal, Aide Made To ‘Get Down On Hands & Knees’

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Senator Kamala Harris is trying to cover-up the disgusting sex scandal that is rocking her possible bid as the Democratic nominee for the presidency in 2020. The lurid details include a female aide made to “get down on her hands and knees.” But, that’s not all. The 54-year-old former California Attorney General is getting her just deserts after she attempted to end the career of Brett Kavanaugh, who was wrongly accused of rape. Don’t miss this.

Kamala Harris (left), Larry Wallace (right) Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images, Heavy.com)

It’s just come to light that Kamala Harris’ longtime director of the Division of Law Enforcement, Larry Wallace, who worked for the then-Attorney General Harris, was accused by his former executive assistant in December 2016 of “gender harassment” and other demeaning behavior, including frequently telling her to crawl under his desk to change the paper in his printer.

According to the Sacramento Bee, there is no way the rising star of the Democrats didn’t have full knowledge of what was going on. “The lawsuit was filed on Dec. 30, 2016, when Harris was still attorney general but preparing to be sworn in as California’s newly elected Democratic senator. It was settled less than five months later, in May 2017, by Xavier Becerra, who was appointed to replace her as attorney general,” reported the Sacramento Bee.

They add, “By that time, Wallace had transitioned to work for Harris as a senior advisor in her Sacramento office.”

Now that this sex scandal has been uncovered by the press, Kamala is scrambling to pretend that she had no idea it was going on. “We were unaware of this issue and take accusations of harassment extremely seriously. This evening, Mr. Wallace offered his resignation to the senator and she accepted it,” Harris spokeswoman Lily Adams wrote in an email.

Danielle Hartley is the woman at the center of this sex scandal. She was recruited to be Wallace’s assistant during a 2011 restructuring of the Division of Law Enforcement. Larry Wallace, her boss, was a former Oakland police detective who Harris appointed to that position and had started working with the California senator when she was the District Attorney of San Francisco.

Harris and Wallace have been working closely together for years. And, Kamala had to know about this disgusting sexual harassment. What woman in their right mind wouldn’t go to the woman who was in charge of Wallace and complain? As a last resort, Danielle Hartley finally filed a lawsuit.

In Hartley’s lawsuit, she complained Wallace would make her run personal errands and perform menial tasks like making her get down on her hands and knees and change the printer paper or ink in his printer which he put under his desk, because who doesn’t have an under-the-desk printer that needs new paper or ink every day?

Wallace placed his printer on the floor underneath his desk and ordered Hartley to replace the paper or ink on a daily basis. When she asked to move the printer to another location so she would not have to crawl under his desk in dresses and skirts, the lawsuit states, Wallace refused. Wallace frequently asked Hartley to put paper in the printer while he was sitting at his desk or in front of other male executives from the division, according to the lawsuit.

Oh, and Hartley also had to wash and maintain Wallace’s car, book flights for his kids, and get them to the airport. And, when she got back from these tasks, the lawsuit states, “co-workers would make hostile comments to her including, ‘Are you walking the walk of shame?’”

And, Kamala Harris sat back and let this go on.

Well, the good news is Danielle Hartley was paid $400,000 dollars in hush money from the Department of Justice. The bad news is they deny her claims. This smells an awful lot like a cover-up by the ambitious Harris who can’t afford to lose the #MeToo vote.

Amanda Renteria, who worked for the California DOJ with Harris, implied the California Senator had to know. She did not know whether Wallace’s departure to work on Harris’ Senate staff had anything to do with the lawsuit, but then added, “Most folks that were connected to Harris went with Harris,” Renteria said.

The Sacramento Bee uncovered this case of sexual harassment, or we would never know. This is bad timing for Harris. She just announced she would be making the decision about running for president over the holiday break. And, isn’t this rich after Kamala bashed Brett Kavanaugh and came off holier than thou during those Senate hearings? Karma is a funny thing. The would-be presidential candidate just lost her woman’s card with this sex scandal. She’s not a champion of women, after all.


NASTY 'CHINESE EMPIRE'?

China appears to have some sort of empire, which could be said to include such countries as Cambodia, Burma, Zimbabwe and Tibet.

1. China is influential in Cambodia.

In 1981, Zbigniew Brzezinski, said, "I encouraged the Chinese to support Pol Pot."

The US, he said, "winked publicly" as China sent arms to the Khmer Rouge. ( Uncle Sam and Pol Pot )

China is becoming a major investor in Cambodia.

A huge inflow of Chinese money could 'fuel existing corruption and exploitation in one of the world's poorest countries'. ( China's Growing Presence in Cambodia )

2. Some people see Burma as being almost a province of China.

Although it should be noted that India and other countries carry on much trade with Burma.

China is developing two big projects in partnership with Burma's military government.

The first is a pipeline linking the gas fields off Burma’s southwest coast with China.

A parallel oil pipeline will allow Chinese tankers from the Middle East and Africa to offload their cargoes off Burma.

The second project involves a series of dams on the upper Irrawaddy River in Burma and connecting them to the Chinese power grid.

China's rulers are not so happy with the Burmese heroin that enters China.

3. Chinese workers have moved to Africa .

Reportedly, Chinese soldiers can be found in the Sudan and Ethiopia .

Some of the places where China has oil interests. Tuesday Map: China's oil empire FP Passport

4. China- Zimbabwe relations date back to 1979 when Robert Mugabe persuaded China to support him. [1]

China, of course, is not the only backer of Zimbabwe.

Billy Rautenbach, a crony of Robert Mugabe, having reportedly been involved in pillaging the Congo is now reportedly pillaging Zimbabwe. ( Cached )

Rautenbach, reportedly, has Jewish origins. ( Cached )

China has become the biggest buyer of Zimbabwean tobacco.

Zimbabwe buys large amounts of military equipment from China.

China is interested in Zimbabwe's supply of platinum .[5]

In June 2009, Zimbabwe’s prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, said that an official had secured lines of credit worth $950 million from China.

Chinese firms have contributed equipment to eavesdrop on telephone conversations.

China supplied a blue tile ceiling for Mr. Mugabe’s mansion in Harare.

According to The New York Times, (Zimbabwe's future: Made in China - The New York Times) "China won a contract to farm 1,000 square kilometers, or 386 square miles, of land seized from white chas ommercial farmers during the land-confiscation program begun by Mugabe in 2000."

5. Tibet could be considered to be a Chinese colony.

There have been times when China and Tibet were separate countries.

However, in 1950, China invaded Tibet.

6. China is becoming more influential in Sri Lanka.

The recent victory of the Sri Lankan Government over the Tamil Tigers was assisted by the supply of arms from China.

7. Chinese engineers are building a port at Gwadar in Pakistan.

8. The Chinese are in Iraq.

"The state-run China National Petroleum Corporation has become the first foreign company to start work in an Iraqi oil field after a gap of 30 years.

"CNPC has launched work on a $3 billion old field development project at the Al-Ahdab oilfield in Iraq’s eastern province of Wasit." ( China allowed into Iraq oil fields . )

9. The Chinese are influential throughout South East Asia .

"The Chinese make up only 3 per cent of Indonesia 's population. But they control much of the wealth - about three quarters of the dominant conglomerates are Chinese-controlled." ( Special report: 'The overseas Chinese' by Simon Long Prospect. )

The Chinese are very influential in the business worlds in such countries as Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore.

UK's Gary McKinnon has lost his appeal time to boycott the shitty USA UK institutions controlled by the CIA?

British hacker Gary McKinnon has lost his High Court bid to avoid extradition to the 'fascist-mafia' United States.

US authorities want to try the 43-year-old, from London, for breaking into US military and Nasa computers in 2001 and 2002.

He has always said he was looking for documents on UFOs which he believed the US authorities had suppressed.

Gary has Asperger's Syndrome.

He faces up to 70 years in prison if convicted in the US

1. The UK's Extradition Act 2003 was designed to deal with so called 'terrorist suspects'.

Any British subject could end up in a US prison.

The Extradition Act has been applied in cases where terrorism has not been the main concern.

Some people might think that the UK Parliament appears to be a tool of the US government

2. Some people may now regard the European Court of Human Rights as being a tool of the Pentagon and the CIA.

Gary McKinnon , a British computer nerd, hacked into dozens of US military computers.

He demonstrated that their security systems were 'crap'.

In 2002, he was caught as he tried to download what he thought was a photograph of an alien spacecraft from a Nasa computer.

He was easily caught because he used his own email address.

The US government, the government alleged to be behind most acts of terrorism such as the Lockerbie Bombing and 9 11, insists that McKinnon be extradited to the USA.

The UK House of Lords turned down McKinnon's appeal.

On 28 August 2008, McKinnon lost his appeal to the European court of human rights.

3. If extradited, McKinnon faces up to 70 years in prison.

He could be given 'enemy combatant' status, like the 'innocents' at Guantánamo Bay.

If the US government was behind the Lockerbie Bombing and 9 11, then some might argue that we should be grateful to people hacking into Pentagon computers.

It seems though that Gary McKinnon was looking for aliens rather than evidence of alleged Pentagon crimes.

Susman, the Zionist Jew who helps run Britain?

It would be good if the UK Home Secretary Alan Johnson could be booted out of parliament.

It would be good if the USA's ambassador to the UK, the Zionist Louis Susman, could be booted out of the UK.

Allegedly, "Susman had been fined on ten occasions for illegal money laundering and arms trafficking using his Global Hedge Fund." ( Cached )

If you meet an American or a Labour MP remember to tell them what you think of the Gary McKinnon case.

'DISINFORMATION' ON MANCHESTER UNITED AND THE JAKARTA HOTEL BOMBS

Picture of a footballer in Jakarta taken by Jonathan McIntosh

On 31 July 2009, Richard Lloyd Parry, Asia Editor of The Times, tells us that Al-Qaeda claims suicide bombers were targeting Manchester United

It was the 'spooky' Lloyd Parry who wrote a book entitled 'Suharto's Indonesia: In The Time of Madness'. In this book he failed to mention the role of the CIA in the toppling of Sukarno and Suharto.

Security and terrorism analysts say that the recent statement on a Web site claiming responsibility for the hotel bombings in Jakarta on behalf of Malaysian Noordin M Top could be an attempt to derail the police investigation. ( Jakarta Bomb Web Site May Have Aimed to Distract Police: Expert )

"The statement is not typical Noordin," said the internationally renowned terrorism expert Noor Huda Ismail.

Ismail noted inconsistencies in the statement, including many typos and the fact that the group gave an incorrect date.

He also doubted claims that Manchester United's visit was a reason for the attacks.

"If they wanted to target Manchester United, why not wait until the team arrived," Ismail said.

Ken Conboy, who has written about Indonesian terror acts, said "there is nothing in (the statement on the Web site) that suggests that it was indeed Noordin M Top."

According to expert Nasir Abbas, "The writing on the blog is different to his letters that were confiscated before." ( Noor Din's Claim on Blog about the Bombings Being His Doubted )

The blog writes the name of Noor Din as 'Nur Din'. While on previous letters, the name was always written as 'Noordin' without a space.

"The blog spells Ritz-Carlton as 'Rizt Calrton'. This is not right. He would not be wrong about spelling words in English," said Nasir.

"We will not be fooled by fake information," said deputy of the Public Relations Division of the Indonesian Police Headquarters, Brig. Gen. Soelistyo Ishak.

The following is taken from the excellent and very famous http://jakartass.blogspot.com/

Suharto's Indonesia: In The Time of Madness

Richard Parry, the author, was correspondent for the British Independent newspaper for the period 1997-1999 covered by this book and has chosen violence as his theme for understanding recent Indonesian history.

Given the short time he was here, he could just as well have chosen kretek cigarettes or herbal medicine as his theme.

I've read a few online reviews of the book by journalists who may have seen a clip of a riot on CNN and none of them seem to portray the societal upheaval that I witnessed in that period.

None of them convey the solidarity felt by residents here, but all have that element of touristic voyeurism.

Miko, a long-term resident, a regular reader of Jakartass and occasional commentator, has written the following review. It should save you the expense of buying the book.

Parry's book is a load of onanistic twaddle. While walking through a country in great turmoil all he tells us about is himself, how he is feeling, his emotions, what he is enduring, him, him, him.

A good journalist should be able to report what is happening and convey the scene on the ground in precise objective terms. We couldn't give a flying fart what emotional turmoil they may be enduring, we're not interested no more than I care what the personal emotions of my plumber are as long as he makes a good job of restoring my shower fittings.

Parry tells us that on the morning of the Trisakti shootings he was going to ask his girlfriend to marry him, he tells us how he felt about this and what it would mean for him but then after much agonising he decides not to. Then he goes to the university to watch the demo he stays for an hour or two and then goes back to the hotel where he is told about the shooting. He misses the biggest story in Indonesia in thirty years, but, hey, we know about his domestic situation, sheesh great journo.

In East Timor everyone is cartoonish, the brave, quiet, proud, heroic, romantic Timorese, and the ugly, goonlike, thick, dirty Indonesians none of whom have a redeeming quality.

Of course as soon as the first shots are fired he scarpers for the UN compound and stays there thus having no idea what was going on outside. But we do know that he was tired, emotional and contemplative oh and yes Timorese civilians were being massacred outside the walls. When the first evacuation plane comes he scrambles on board well, he had no cigarettes left. What do you expect from courageous journalists? He doesn't record how many Timorese women and children he pushed out of the way to get on the plane.

Back in Darwin he agonises for a month in various Irish bars before going back again. This time he sees lots of big burly Aussie and Brit soldiers, whom he clearly doesn't like and describes in insulting terms. You see sensitive souls such as him are offended by men who say "fuck" a lot. He passes over the fact that these brutes were the people who sorted the damn mess out while writers like him were wanking themselves into a coma.

Sorry for the length of this review but I just finished the book last night and I needed to get it off my chest this morning.

Aangirfan comments: In his book, Richard Lloyd Parry makes no mention of the CIA/MI6 role in the toppling of both Sukarno and Suharto.


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