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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

How a Network of UK Intel-Linked Operatives Helped Sell Every Alleged Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack

Kit Klarenberg While Western media covers up their credibility issues, these pseudo-experts and spooks have helped drive the dirty war on Syria. A tight-knit cast of characters has sought to destabilize the Syrian government by convincing Syrians, Western citizens, foreign states, and international bodies that the CIA-backed Free Syrian Army is a legitimate, “moderate” alternative,…

Secret Documents Expose British Cloak and Dagger Activities in Lebanon

Kit Klarenberg Man with Lebanese flag surveys wreckage from protests that gripped Beirut earlier this year. [Source: bbc.com] Classified UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) documents released by hacktivist collective Anonymous raise serious questions about London’s cloak-and-dagger activities in Lebanon, and whether they may have led to the ouster of the country’s government. Due…

Western Intelligence Operations to Oust Assad in Syria

Shane Quinn In October 2011 and February 2012 the US-NATO alliance, with the support of the Gulf autocracies, tried to obtain UN Security Council resolutions, which in all probability would have served as a pretext for an invasion of Syria. These efforts replicated the underhand game that the United States, Britain and France had played…

Iraq: ‘British Company G4S Implicated in Assassination of Soleimani’

An Iraqi politician accused the UK private security company G4S of being involved in the assassination of Iranian Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani. The commander of the Quds Force of the Corps of Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (IRGC) of Iran, Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani, and the deputy commander of the Popular Mobilization Units of Iraq…