Open Season on Russians

By Finian Cunningham
from Sputnik

The ordeal imposed on Russian citizens traveling or sojourning in Western states shows that hysterical Russophobia and official paranoia is out of control. It’s “open season” to criminalize all Russians.

“There is evidence that the British are running a covert assassination campaign against Russian exiles in Britain for precisely the purpose of smearing the Kremlin.” — Finian Cunningham

The cases of Maria Butina detained in the US, and that of Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, the two men who traveled to Salisbury in England, are illustrative of a totally irrational anti-Russian mindset that has run amok.

All have been accused of being Russian agents. Butina is facing five years in an American jail if she is convicted of spying. Her lawyer maintains she broke no laws while in the US. The only thing she seems “guilty” of is networking with various social and political groups — and of being Russian.

The two men mentioned, fortunately, made it back to Russia before British authorities incarcerated them too on false charges. Petrov and Boshirov have been charged in absentia by British police in connection with the apparent poison-attack on a former Russian spy living in Salisbury. The British government accused the two men of being assassins belonging to Russian military intelligence, GRU. The basis for accusation is the pair were filmed by public CCTV cameras being in Salisbury town on the weekend that ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were allegedly poisoned with a nerve agent.

This week, Petrov and Boshirov came forward to allow an interview with RT and Sputnik’s editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan. The two friends said they are not members of the GRU, and that they visited England for a weekend leisure break as tourists. They denied having anything to do with the Skripal incident, saying they didn’t know of him at the time of their visit. Skripal’s name hit international headlines after they returned to Russia when the British government issued sensational claims that the Kremlin had tried to assassinate the former spy with Novichok nerve poison.

If Petrov and Boshirov are telling the truth — and their interview suggests they are — then the British authorities are caught out on spectacular lies. The men are not Kremlin agents, as the British claim. They did not possess Novichok nor any other toxic substance while in England. Yet the British authorities claim the hotel room where the men stayed had traces of Novichok.

Their names are not aliases, as the British also claimed. They are genuine Russian civilians who happened to be in England at the same time the Skripals became ill.

We still don’t really know how the Skripals were stricken. Was it really a nerve agent? We only have the British government’s word for it, which is not reliable. The British appear to have detained the Skripals in an unknown location — six months after the Salisbury incident. How bizarre is that?

Another key point is the inexplicable CCTV images of Petrov and Boshirov showing them separately in a corridor at London’s Gatwick airport apparently at exactly the same time. But the men said they were together at all times during their arrival.

Further, it seems strange that so many CCTV images were made available by British police of the pair while in Salisbury, yet as former ambassador Craig Murray astutely points out, there are no images of the Skripals who were criss-crossing the town at around the same time.

Petrov and Boshirov say they went to Salisbury to visit world-renowned medieval tourist sites. They couldn’t reach Stonehenge because of atrocious weather and disrupted public transport. Those circumstances are a matter of record. Salisbury, its 12th century cathedral, and nearby Stonehenge, attract millions of tourists every year, among them many Russian nationals.

It is therefore plausible that the two men are telling the truth.

What is also plausible is that the British government is so desperate to incriminate Russia for propaganda purposes that all reason and due legal process have been utterly abandoned. The British have cast a verdict of Russian culpability in the Skripal affair, and the whole process since has been about finding “evidence” to fit the policy.

This is reminiscent of the infamous Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) allegations against Iraq in early 2003, when then British Prime Minister Tony Blair fabricated “facts” to fit a policy of waging war against Saddam Hussein, to ingratiate Britain with the American GW Bush administration. It turned out that Iraq did not have any WMDs, even though a war was launched, killing over one million people, with horrendous consequences reverberating to this day.

It seems reasonable to posit that the British jumped to a reckless conclusion that Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned on the orders of Russian President Vladimir Putin, as a way to further demonize the Russian Federation. The information war has been going on intensely for the past four years since the Ukraine crisis. Western allegations of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, covert invasion of Eastern Ukraine, shooting down a Malaysian airliner, and doping of Olympic athletes, interference in elections, and so on, are just some of the propaganda memes that the US and Britain in particular have promoted. The British have very enthusiastically pushed the meme of Putin and the Kremlin allegedly assassinating exiled Russians living in Britain.

There is in fact evidence that the British themselves are running a covert assassination campaign against Russian exiles for precisely the purpose of smearing the Kremlin.

In any case, the Skripal affair gave the British another opportunity for a propaganda coup against Russia. A traitorous Russian spy falls ill (and he may have been poisoned by British secret services), and the knee-jerk response is to “blame Putin”. Of course, the supine British media lend a helping hand by amplifying the accusations against Russia instead of probing the huge anomalies in the official story.

The next requirement for the British authorities is to find a semblance of evidence to fit their anti-Russia conclusion. How easy it would be to sift through CCTV footage of Salisbury and come up with two Russian men who can then be labeled “Kremlin assassins”.

The whole dirty trick relies on a crucial psychological condition: Russophobia.

Shamefully, the American and British governments and their dutiful news media have inculcated Russophobia into the public mind from relentless denigration of Russia and its political leadership.

No evidence is ever presented to substantiate the claims, but it has become almost a doctrinal “truth” that Russia is interfering in US elections, subverting Western democracy, endeavoring to sow division within NATO states and between allies, threatening to invade Europe, and so on.The efficacy of propaganda is that large numbers of people begin to accept outlandish assertions as if they are fact. The corollary of this mindset is paranoia and suspicion towards Russia and Russians. The World Cup was an important counter to the mindset. Nevertheless, that was against a tsunami of Western propaganda demonizing Russia.

This anti-Russia mindset indoctrinated by the US and British, but also by pro-Atlanticist European politicians and media, is crass. It is a mindset leading to war.

When Western authorities start criminalizing innocent Russian civilians simply on the basis of their nationality — “open season on all Russians” — then we know that the Western public is being conditioned to accept the unacceptable nefarious logical conclusion of such thinking — WAR.

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Corbyn’s persecution and a song of defiance on the Occidental Express

. . . by Alison Chabloz

During the years I spent teaching in Swiss secondary schools, in-training days were often orientated towards how to motivate a class of musically mixed-ability teenagers to sing together tunefully and with conviction. One of these training days I remember in particular, given by a male colleague who, during a football World Cup championship, had filmed all the participating teams singing their respective national anthems. The lesson was clear: more often than not, teams who sang with passion and heartfelt conviction went on to gain satisfactory results.

International sporting events have long been one of the subtle ways by which Globalists have been able to implement their agenda of mass non-white immigration into European countries. Most noticeable in football, cricket and athletics, multiracial “national” teams have in recent decades become increasingly present on track, field and pitch. Can a cricketer, for example of Pakistani origin born in England, truly harbour the same patriotism for his adoptive country than an Englishman born and bred in England whose northern European genetic makeup is an integral part of his origin and identity?

Sporting professionals who happen to be British citizens born of foreign parents have the choice whether they compete for Britain or for the country from which their parents originated. Is this fair? Does this not raise questions of possible conspiracy? Would this be one reason why English national teams in so many disciplines tend to produce disappointing results?

No doubt, the above paragraph will provoke accusations of “racism” – a label bandied about so readily nowadays that even the leader of HM Opposition, Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn, has been branded as such, including by members of his own party. Earlier this month, long-standing Labour MP, “Dame” Margaret Hodge née Oppenheim, went so far as to tar her own boss as “a f*cking anti-Semite AND a racist”. Predictably, following an internal investigation by the Labour party, Hodge then played the victim card, stating that the letter informing her of the investigation had made her understand how Jews must have felt during the “Nazi holocaust”; she also referred to a ready-packed suitcase permanently by the door. No doubt a precaution in the event of Corbynazis embarking on Barking and Dagenham’s very own version of  Kristallnacht.

Above: “You’ve got to keep a packed suitcase at the door, Margaret.” – Herr Oppenheim.

Praise be to Common Sense. Weary of Zionist infested lamestream’s shameless allegations of “anti-Semitism” against the leader of the largest leftist party in Europe, many Brits responded robustly, condemning Hodge with typical British humour. A Twitter hashtag of #HodgeComparisons was trending for days, reflecting deep divisions of political opinion, especially apparent since Brexit. Jewish American commentator, Prof Norman G Finkelstein, disgusted by Hodge’s approach, described the lynching of Corbyn as “a crucifixion”. I made a similar observation almost three years ago which must mean that the attacks on Corbyn represent the longest crucifixion in the history of Christendom?

As with non-European “British” sportsmen and women born of foreign parents, those at the forefront of the smear campaign against Corbyn are also dual citizens, although in the case of Corbyn’s detractors this is an issue of religion rather than of race. Allegations of wreath-laying at terrorists’ graves and other ‘undesirable’ associations with Irish republicans and a holocaust-denying survivor of Auschwitz abound, mostly aired by Campaign Against Anti-Semitism, the “charity” responsible for pressing police and CPS Special Crime and Counter-Terrorism Division to have me prosecuted and convicted for singing songs about the “holocaust” and Jewish power.

As the campaign against Corbyn intensified, “Dame” Hodge was named CAA honorary patron, following hot on the heels of the equally abusive Mark Lewis. Zionist angst then became almost palpable as Corbyn’s steadfast resolve not to back down in the face of adversity was praised by both ex-BNP leader, Nick Griffin, and famous American white nationalist, Dr David Duke. Last weekend, CAA launched a Change.org petition calling for Corbyn to be immediately removed as Labour leader. Finally yesterday, former Chief Rabbi “Lord” Sacks was wheeled out to reinforce Hodge’s smear, calling Corbyn a “dangerous anti-Semite”. Most astonishing of all was the rabbi’s comparison of Enoch Powell’s Rivers of Blood speech with a comment made by Corbyn at a 2013 pro-Palestinian event where he responded to predictable disruption by The Three Muppeteers, remarking that despite having been born in Britain these particular Zionists lack any sense of irony. For an explanation of how and why all this is happening to Jeremy Corbyn see Gerard Menuhin’s article, Step by Step, published on this humble website last week.

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Some would say that the ongoing population replacement of Europeans which began in earnest during the post-war years represents the culmination of the Globalist agenda. Here in Britain, our heavy industry, manufacturing and fishing industries have suffered irreparable decline. Elsewhere, we are now seeing clear moves by Israel to relocate the US tech industry from Silicone Valley to China. As well, censorship and state-sponsored persecution of political dissidents in the west is fast becoming an everyday occurrence: Europeans speaking out against the System are vilified and branded as Nazis, irrespective of whether they are genuine White Nationalists or pro-Israel plastic patriots as in the case of Katie Hopkins or Tommy Robinson. Absurdly, the N word for Whites is even being used against non-white Corbyn supporters. In short, unless you agree with CAA that Corbyn is a Nazi then you’re probably a Nazi too, even if you happen to be Jewish.

Earlier this week, I watched several YouTube documentaries about the 1979 release of Monty Python’s Life of Brian. I also watched the film for perhaps the third time in almost 40 years. There is a scene where Brian – eager to escape Roman centurions as well as a hoard of followers believing Brian to be the messiah – stumbles across a naked old man in the desert who has been keeping a vow of silence for 18 years. Brian causes the old man to break his vow by jumping into the hollow where the old man had been sitting silently in the lotus position for all that time. At first the old man is angry. Then he resigns himself to the fact that he may as well start to speak – and to sing! The next scene shows the naked bearded man jumping up and down singing Hava Nagila.

Recently, I told my football national anthem anecdote as related at the beginning of this post whilst on a Northern Rail local service, finding myself seated in the middle of a group of Manchester United supporters returning from a match and who were singing, badly. After expressing teacherly disapproval at their painful warblings, I told them the story of national teams singing with vigour and pride and the merry fans on the train then obliged with a much-improved version of Glory, glory, Man United. I was even invited to join their WhatsApp group to attend matches – which I politely declined, explaining that this would result in my father never speaking to me again (not to mention a breach of my Suspended Sentence Order); I was then offered a can of fruity cider, also politely declined. One of the group asked why I was travelling to that particular part of Derbyshire. There ensued a “yes-no” guessing game until, finally, the revelation that I was going to see my probation officer after having been found guilty of singing heretical songs. The grand finale of the most glory-bound train journey of my lifetime ended with a short rendition of two of my most controversial hits: a censored artist must seize every opportunity to perform. As the train pulled to a halt my mini concert had earned laughter, further offers of fruity cider and even kisses.

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No more heavy industry. No more manufacturing. No more fishing industry. No more tech industry. And now they are coming for the artists. I grew up on Monty Python and my musical satire is a direct result of my own British upbringing, culture and heritage. Satire and irony are long-standing British institutions: my most infamous song (((Survivors))) parodies Hava Nagila and, cohencidentally, the first group to complain about Life of Brian was an association of rabbis from New York.

Following threats made against the Labour leader, CAA’s CrucifyCorbyn™ petition has resulted in a formal complaint to the Charity Commission and an investigation into malicious communications by the Metropolitan Police. (Note: as well as persuadingJewish News UK to publish a recent article after again reporting me to police for my Claude Lanzmann article, CAA also hosted a death threat against yours truly on their Facebook page just as my trial began last January).

Let us not forget that CAA is run by people whose families were welcomed into this country as guests. In my opinion, a charge of treason would not be unduly harsh. But let’s hope at least that our authorities see sense and de-register this so-called “charity” for reasons of political bias, constant stalking and harassment of women (by CAA-approved Twitter trolls), tax-dodging and generally behaving in the most uncharitable manner. CAA wants to deprive indigenous Brits of their right to freedom of expression and of the rights of voters to choose their leaders. Let’s stop them before it’s too late.

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by Andrew Lowden

Published on The Occidental Observer, 13 September 2018

LD:  The importance of this article cannot be overestimated. Kudos to Kevin MacDonald and The Occidental Observer for bringing it to our attention.  It is hoped that the more extreme, diehard antisemites who hover round this website like demented dung flies will have the good sense not to attack the writer of this article or The Occidental Observer for publishing it. Constructive criticism is welcome, but crude ad hominem attacks on individual writers we publish and obviously respect will no longer be tolerated here.

THE  PERSECUTED  JEW 
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