Handing Out Sweets: How British Propaganda Steers Events in West Asia

Kit Klarenberg Menwith Hill is a vital part of the sprawling global surveillance network maintained by America’s NSA and Britain’s GCHQ. The dome-shaped radomes pictured here hide listening antenna. Photo Credit: The Cradle Whitehall contractor, Global Strategy Network, is founded and led by an MI6 veteran. Its West Asia propaganda operations include the Soleimani assassination…

More Western Personnel Under Investigation for Gen. Soleimani Killing, May Be Charged

Samuel Geddes The anonymous source reiterated Tehran’s determination to pursue every individual involved in the killing, making particular mention of the drone operators. An informed source has confirmed that Iran’s judiciary is actively investigating several more western military and intelligence personnel in connection with the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis on…

Bellingcat Funded by US and UK Intelligence Contractors that Aided Extremists in Syria

Kit Klarenberg Supposedly “independent” website Bellingcat raked in money from scandal-ridden Western intelligence firms that wreaked havoc – and reaped massive profits – in Syria. Since its launch in July 2014, the self-styled open-source investigations website Bellingcat has cemented itself as a darling of mainstream Western media, with its dives into alleged Syrian government chemical…

Afghanistan Needs Peace, Sovereignty & Development (Part V)

Niloufer Bhagwat The Sovereign right of Afghanistan to determine its political future and path of economic development. The war against the Afghan people was waged for almost 45 years, nearly half a century, camouflaged until the political capitulation of the former USSR in 1990, as a war to keep the Afghan nation and the region…

Double Cross: How Lebanon’s Military Intelligence Spies for London

Kit Klarenberg British security contractor, Torchlight, supplies the technology to capture sensitive information on Lebanese citizens for the Lebanese army’s military intelligence agency. Photo Credit: The Cradle Torchlight, a British security contractor with high-level security clearances from the UK government, has access to the Lebanese Army’s military intelligence unit and its data files on Lebanese…

Iranian Security Forces Dismantle Terrorist Team Affiliated to Foreign Spy Agencies

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian security forces identified and disbanded a terrorist cell affiliated to the foreign spy agencies, the intelligence ministry announced in a statement on Wednesday. The security and intelligence forces dismantled the terrorist team in an operation while it was attempting to carry out acts of sabotage and terrorist attacks against Iran’s vital and…

Documents Expose Lafarge’s Funding of ISIS in Syria

Al Mayadeen According to documents obtained by Anadolu Agency, French company Lafarge funded ISIS and other terrorist organizations – and the French intelligence services enabled and benefited from it. Lafarge, a French cement company that has stretched its tentacles in war-ridden areas like Syria and Iraq, has been reported to have funded ISIS with 13…

How Britain Infiltrates Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces

Kit Klarenberg UK Foreign Office leaks document a long-term British effort to infiltrate and influence Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces, currently via Siren Associates. Photo Credit: The Cradle Leaked Foreign Office documents show, since 2008, a British government-funded program has infiltrated Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces (ISF) at every level. The Cradle Editor’s note: The leaked British…

Terror Attacks in Kabul Suspiciously on Cue… Who Gains?

Finian Cunningham Could an atrocity have been arranged by some of Baradar’s men at the request of the CIA? Three days before the bloody carnage at Kabul airport, CIA director William Burns held a secret meeting with a top Taliban commander in the Afghan capital. That is only one of several suspicious events this week…

Blowback: Taliban Target US Intel’s Shadow Army

Pepe Escobar The Kabul Airport bombing shows there are shadowy forces in Afghanistan, willing to disrupt a peaceful transition after US troops leave. But what about US intel’s own ‘shadow army,’ amassed over two decades of occupation? Who are they, and what is their agenda? So we have the CIA Director William Burns deploying in…

Britain’s Secret Propaganda War in Lebanon

Kit Klarenberg Leaks show the UK’s Foreign Office has directed influence operations targeting Lebanon’s youth and civil society to shape the direction of mass protests in service of British interests. The Cradle Editor’s note: The leaked British Foreign Office documents described in this investigation first surfaced in December 2020 and were covered in local Arabic-language media,…