Mike Robinson, Patrick Henningsen and Vanessa Beeley with today’s UK Column News.
Enabling the Ukraine Off-Ramp—Leaked Pentagon Documents: From Oddly Young Intel Man, to Discord, to 4Chan—Chaperoned by Bellingcat
00:23 Independent—Arcturus: What do we know about the new Covid variant?
BBC: Airman first class Jack Teixeira: 21-year-old US airman charged over Pentagon documents leak
AirForce.com: US Cyber Transport Systems—Requirements
Veteran.com: What is a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)?
Leaked Pentagon documents: What are some big ticket takeaways?
Washington Post: Egypt secretly planned to supply rockets to Russia, leaked U.S. document says
Vanessa Beeley comments:
For me, this is a clear beginning of the targeting of Egypt
Deep state narrative priming from Michael Weiss on Twitter
Dmitri Alperovitch (former CTO of CrowdStrike) seemed to know it was a young person before anyone else
Fox News: Classified documents leak could be worse than Edward Snowden leak
They're blurring out the documents on CNN and the New York Times! Just too dangerous. Your eyes will melt, and then you'll start speaking in Russian
Markle Task Force on National Security: 9/11, the gift that keeps on giving
Federation of American Scientists: Ten Years After 9/11: A Status Report On Information Sharing
Bellingcat enters the fray—Spooks to the rescue
New York Times: The Airman Who Gave Gamers a Real Taste of War
TASS: Drones that attacked Russian oil refinery could be produced in Ukraine
Business Insider: A Russian oil depot caught fire hundreds of miles from Ukraine, the possible result of a daring Ukrainian drone attack
21st Century Wire—Hersh: Zelensky and His Team Embezzled at Least $400 million of US Aid
Seymour Hersh: The Cover-Up
MSNBC: Kevin McCarthy’s threat to cut future aid to Ukraine, ties the war to China and Taiwan
Politico: The case for a no-fly zone in western Ukraine
21st Century Wire: NATO’s Plan to Deploy Thousands More Troops Along Polish Border
Non-Western Powers Hold Détente Meetings
36:08 Anadolu Agency: Turkish, Russian, Syrian, Iranian foreign ministers likely to meet in early May in Moscow
The Cradle: Will Türkiye’s elections impact its place in a multipolar world?
Reuters: Record flows of Russian diesel to Mideast boost exports to Europe, Africa
Press TV: China urges US to clarify military-biological activities at home, abroad
Reuters: Iranian Delegation Arrives In Saudi Arabia To Prepare For Embassy Reopening
Chinese Foreign Ministry statement: Qin Gang Meets with Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud
Foreign Minister Faisal al-Miqdad in Jeddah on a working visit at the invitation of his counterpart, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan, to hold talks on bilateral relations between the two countries.
AP News: Syria’s rapprochement advances with Tunisia, Saudi Arabia
Times of Israel: Iran is constructing a new Middle East
Times of Israel: Iran transferred weapons into Syria under cover of earthquake aid flights.
RT: Russia blasts US over treatment of Lavrov
BBC vs. Musk; The Online Safety Bill
52:52 UK Column interview with Andrew Bridgen MP: Streamed Tuesday 18 April 2023 at 1.00 pm—video upload due soon on ukcolumn.org homepage
The Alternative View Conference—Booking Page
Not Our War—KEEP US OUT: SAT 22nd APRIL—12:00 PM—TRAFALGAR SQUARE
Daily Caller: Elon Musk Presses BBC Journalist Who Said There’s A Rise In Hateful Content On Twitter: ‘You Just Lied’
Institute for Strategic Dialogue: Jan 6 series: The new face of transnational extremism
Zinc Network is dedicated to delivering meaningful measurable change
The Open Information Partnership (OIP):
WikiSpooks: The EXPOSE Network was a planned multi-million pound alliance to counter Russian Disinformation
The EXPOSE Network was a proposed alliance (with a budget of over £3,000,000/year) to counter "Russian Disinformation". The three directors were planned to be Chris Donnelly (Institute for Statecraft), Amil Khan (Aktis, Chatham House) and Louis Brooke (Zinc Network).
UK Government—Online Safety Bill: Supporting documents
Statement From UK digital ministry (DCMS) spokesman:
Protecting children and stamping out illegal activity online is a top priority for the government and we will bring the Online Safety Bill back to Parliament as soon as possible.
Full Elon Musk BBC Interview with Video and Timestamps 12th April 2023
James Clayton, @JamesClayton5: BBC North America tech reporter
Marianna Spring sticks her oar in:
After Musk’s interview with the BBC, a reminder of this Panorama investigation I did.
The BBC—Myth of a Public Service by Tom Mills (Goodreads)
UK Government Emergency Alerts:
On Sunday 23 April 2023 at 3pm, there will be a national test of the UK Emergency Alerts service