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The British files remain largely censored on the SAS overthrow of the Sultan of Oman, Said bin Taimur, in July 1970, and the placement in power of his son, Qaboos. But some of the files from the National Archives are that are available are outlined below. Qaboos, consistently backed by Britain for the past 46 […]


Supporting the bombing of Yemen. Arming Israel. Occupying the Chagos Islands. Supporting US aggression.  Arming Colombia.  Maintaining the global network of tax havens.  Conniving with the CIA in secret renditions.  The special relationship with Saudi Arabia.  Bombing Syria.  Shell in Nigeria.  British companies in occupied Western Sahara. Supporting Oman.  British mining companies in Africa.  Supporting […]


From the Introduction to Secret Affairs: Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam Britain’s contribution to the rise of the terrorist threat goes well beyond the impacts its wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have had on some individuals. The more important story is that British governments, both Labour and Conservative, have, in pursuing the so-called ‘national interest’ […]


Outside of North Korea, speeches by political figures are rarely universally showered with adulation. So the mainstream media’s ravings in reaction to Hilary Benn’s speech to parliament on Syria are especially noticeable. Across the spectrum, the speech has been reported as ‘riveting’ (Guardian), ‘extraordinary’ (Mirror), ‘great’ (BBC News at 6, 3 December) and that of […]


Cabinet Office, ‘Future Policy Study 1960-70: Part III: The Main Objectives of the United Kingdom’s Overseas and Strategic Policy’, January 1960 ‘…Unilateral nuclear disarmament is, of course, within our power. But, although it could be represented as setting a good example, any such action would be gravely damaging to our continued security and would undermine […]


Cabinet Office, ‘Future Policy Study 1960-70: Part III: The Main Objectives of the United Kingdom’s Overseas and Strategic Policy’, January 1960 ‘We have the capacity to play a world-wide role only if we are willing as a nation to devote our actions and resources to this purpose. There are many desirable ways of using our […]


Joint Intelligence Committee report, “Nationalist and radical movements in the Arabian Peninsula”, 10 February 1958 ‘Arab nationalism, including the urge towards greater Arab unity and the removal of any foreign control, is already the most powerful emotional force in the area and it is beginning to penetrate even the most remote corners of the peninsula…  […]



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