Charles Shoebridge (@ShoebridgeC )

Charles Shoebridge

Bio Former army officer, Scotland Yard detective and counter terrorism intelligence officer, international politics graduate, lawyer, broadcaster, writer.
Location London, UK
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Account created 08-03-2012 23:36:03
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iPhone : Update: Gibraltar govt has now disclosed what it says is its evidence that the Iran tanker it seized was heading to Syria, specifically to a refinery allegedly subject to EU sanctions. Iran denies that EU sanctions were applicable
gibraltar.gov.gi/press-releases…
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gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/articles/2019s…

iPhone : Nina W-Shah Although while a Gibraltar court decided to free the ship, this was enabled by the Gib (ie UK) authorities not applying for further detention. But yes, a post Brexit UK may well prove to be even more a US puppet than now, as discussed here a few weeks ago
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iPhone : US fails (for now) in its efforts to drag UK further into US conflict with Iran, as Gibraltar court ignores US request, releases tanker
bbc.co.uk/news/uk-493621…
NB A month after its seizure, no evidence has yet been disclosed that tanker was as US claimed in breach of EU sanctions

iPhone : Dave Ravicher Indeed, US already has vast air and sea missile forces in the region that aren’t limited by the INF, which only covers land based weapons. The US aim seems to be more to reduce China capability and, as with Iran also with China, to tie US allies more firmly into US confrontation.

iPhone : As predicted, US scrapping of INF treaty has less to do with ‘Russia violations’ than US desire to further confront China. But while US claims it wants to protect its regional allies, those allies are making it clear they don’t want US missiles based there
japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/08/0…

iPhone : Joshua Landis Yet it’s often the legal bribery of party donations that does more harm. While illegally bribing an official can win a company a contract, legally ‘bribing’ a governing party can encourage policies that cost taxpayers millions and, as perhaps re Syria, even cost countless lives.

iPhone : Scott Ritter The OPCW has wrecked its credibility by allowing its #Syria CW findings to be determined not by the totality and quality of evidence, but by political pressure not to contradict US UK govt narratives. In doing so, many now see it as a tool of US UK policy
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iPhone : Stephen Emmott Wikipedia Not avoiding any issues Stephen, but simply pointing out that Wikipedia isn’t a reliable source. Which, if it’s stating the event you mention is real when it’s actually a hoax, is agreeing with you. But yes, history is full of similar examples of fake stories and other propaganda

iPhone : Robert Huntingdon Although in the msm we hear almost nothing about anyone who doesn’t parrot the security establishment line - unless of course it’s to brand such people who question US UK narratives as Putin or Assad ‘apologists’.

iPhone : Stephen Emmott Although Wikipedia of course is a notoriously unreliable source. Especially in areas that are politically controversial, it’s often useful as a starting point for research but rarely much more. Here are some good examples
wikipedia.fivefilters.org

iPhone : Joshua Landis Indeed. Although as the payments to Saudi (and Iraqi) officials were allegedly made for ulterior purposes, the suggestion might be that the payments made to the Syria opposition and the UK’s cash hungry ruling Conservative Party were perhaps made with similar strings attached too

iPhone : When someone with the credentials of former UN arms inspector Scott Ritter says the #KhanSheikhoun #Douma ‘chemical attacks’ were staged by (US UK funded) activists and White Helmets, it should be on every US UK front page. Instead, it’ll simply be ignored
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iPhone : UK prosecutors ‘accuse Petrofac managers in Saudi bribery case’
theguardian.com/business/2019/…
NB Petrofac chief Syrian billionaire Ayman Asfari is a major donor to UK’s ruling Tory party, and a key promoter of regime change advocacy groups such as #Syria Campaign and the White Helmets

iPhone : Andrew Neil Although as an often rightly sceptical journalist Andrew, have you actually read the OPCW Douma report, rather than only the cherry picked US UK narrative reinforcing parts that US UK media have reported?
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iPhone : No ‘chemical weapons expertise’ is needed to see the fundamental flaws of the #Douma and other OPCW reports. What’s needed (as with good journalism) is an open inquiring mind, and an understanding of basic evidential principles and how investigations work
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iPhone : Matt Rhodes The Guardian Although given that ‘fake news’ and ‘disinformation’ appear to be defined by UK govt and its military, intel and media proxies as arguments or information that challenge UK govt narratives, the seemingly fake Manafort Assange story likely wouldn’t qualify for them as fake news.

iPhone : Mark Curtis Very good Mark - and you’re right, it does indeed read as though (as seemingly so often) the article came to the The Guardian pre written as an MoD press release. For those interested, the full details of this disturbing (if predictable) development here..
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iPhone : Andrew Ward You’re right, foreign governments likely are using fake accounts to push narratives and cause divisions. To the rest of the world of course, the UK is such a foreign govt (although the UK army is being used to push UK govt narratives not only to rest of the world, but also to UK)

iPhone : Simone Let’s see if eg Twitter & Facebook will now be fighting UK govt sponsored ‘inauthentic activity’ of this type that pushes US UK narratives with the same vigour they show in fighting alleged ‘inauthentic activity’ which questions them (we probably already know the answer to that).