Afghanistan Needs Peace, Sovereignty & Development (PART I)

Niloufer Bhagwat Parallels between Afghanistan historical and political developments and the Middle East The decision of the United States of America to withdraw its military forces from Afghanistan is not sudden, as propagated by its allies in Europe and South Asia. The decision was first announced more than a year ago, after which negotiations began…

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,…

Complicity in Terror

Patrik Paulov In the second of a two-part series, PATRIK PAULOV examines how two court cases highlight the role of Sweden and Britain in supporting extremist groups in Syria In the  autumn of 2015, a trial in the Swedish city of Gothenburg received a lot of attention. Two men from Gothenburg were charged with terrorist…

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,…

38 British Watchtowers Span Lebanon’s Borders: Who Are They Watching?

Elijah J. Magnier Ostensibly built to monitor ISIS, the UK erected dozens of watchtowers along the Lebanese-Syrian border. But ISIS is long gone, so who are they really watching? The UK has constructed dozens of sophisticated watchtowers on the Lebanese–Syrian border in recent years. Ostensibly, the initial pretext was that the reason for the construction of…

British Government’s Dirty War on Syria

Steve Sweeney  The discovery of a £350 million British government “slush fund for jihadist groups” leaves no question that Britain is fighting a secretive dirty war against Syria. Investigative journalists from Declassified UK published the results of research last week detailing how the clandestine government Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), which appears to have…

The UK Has Spent £350-Million Promoting Regime Change in Syria

Mark Curtis The UK government has spent at least £350-million promoting opposition forces and projects in rebel-held areas in Syria, Declassified has found. Several projects have directly supported what the UK government claims is the “moderate” armed opposition fighting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Whitehall’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), through which the projects have…

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…