UK Column News – 5th August 2020
Towards the end of the show Alex Thomson (51 mins) analyzes the explosion in Beirut. He more or less comes to a similar conclusion that I did by way of deduction. Firstly, it was no accident despite the orange clouds caused by fertilizer. Secondly, although I thought at first that it was Israel bombing a Hezbollah rocket factory the fact that America (Trump) said that it was a bomb made me think it was not Israel because otherwise Trump would have deflected and said it was an accident. Moreover, the Lebanese said it was an accident…then they more or less said that someone would pay. So, I got to thinking that maybe it was Turkey who did the dirty deed. They are in Syria and Hezbollah are supported by Iran…so perhaps? Then I heard Alex Thomson and it makes sense.
Firstly, the port area that was bombed was Sunni Muslim not Shiite (Hezbollah). Secondly, Turkey is involved in Libya as well as Syria. Turkey is supplying weapons via Syria and through Lebanon to Libya. The US and France recently warned Turkey (and Italy) to back down over Libya. The suggestion is that Turkey was covering the tracks of a weapons rat run to to Libya (Tripoli). This would be in support of Haftar.
I have also included (below) Alex’s first podcast from Eastern approaches. Well worth a listen to get an idea of what Erdogan is up to. He has a knack for turning everyone into his enemy. After the podcast I have placed a couple of tweets about the explosion.
Brian Gerrish, Mike Robinson and Alex Thomson with today’s UK Column News.
START – Councils can demolish contaminated buildings to stop CV ‘second wave’
The ‘Covid-19 Contain framework’ – to enable a ‘more normal way of life’
Restrictions could include: closing businesses, restrictions on movement & gatherings
‘Contaminated’ buildings, conveyances or structures could be destroyed under order
A very serious attack on free speech is coming…
Government wants power taken from the people and given to local authorities – the ‘city state’
UK government is introducing soviet policy into modern Britain
Unlimited power: government is now reviewing the judicial review process…
14:23 – UK Column gets hit by Newsguard on 30 July with some loaded questions
The Trust Project (2017) – the beginning of control of free speech and media
Newsguard saying that one outlet is to be trusted over another doesn’t make it true
The importance of feelings over facts is mind control
Newsguard: a closer look at this mysterious organisation and its advisory board
Newsguard Managing Director Europe: no transparency at all in her details
Newsguard’s FAQ: a very interesting insight…’let us think for you’
Who provided the $6 million seed funding to start up Newsguard…?
45:15 – Berlin lockdown protest: huge numbers protest about enforced mask wearing
Berlin police statements point to a turn out of up to 1.3 million people
BBC fake news: Berlin protest turn out was 20,000…
UK: Simon Dolan loses court case over ‘draconian’ lockdown
51:07 – Massive Beirut explosion: what happened there yesterday…?
55:34 – Turkey: jihadist terrorist flag displayed in Hagia Sophia
Book recommendation: Beware of Small States by David Hirst
Meet Sir Philip Barton – new permanent under secretary for Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
UK: a coup is underway and a government of occupation is in place
What’s Playing At? Turkey’s Neighbourhood Tensions
In the first Eastern Approaches podcast, Gevorg Virats, an analyst of the Near East with particular expertise on religious affairs, joins Alex Thomson to examine why Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) has been turned from a museum into a mosque, why the city where that building stands has several names, how Turkey is currently developing as a state, and how it relates to its many neighbours in a neighbourhood of continual instability. Is the region—from the Eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans in the west through to the northernmost Arab states and the Caucasus on Russia’s border—hurtling towards widespread war?
The incoming tweet might well be a drone sent to film the “fire”.
Incoming!! pic.twitter.com/06zTKnbUPT— Liesl Schoonraad (@LieslSchoonraad) August 5, 2020
Some still maintain that it was Israel
An IDF source tells Richard Silverstein that Israels military caused the Beirut blast, but had not intended to ignite the ammonium nitrate, instead having aimed for a nearby weapons.https://t.co/UgjamyVWal— Paulus Wyns (@PaulusWyns) August 6, 2020