UK Column News - 17th February 2023

Mike Robinson and Patrick Henningsen with today's UK Column News.


Militarisation of Civilian Infrastructure

00:28 Munich Security Report 2023

NATO reveals new space fleet

Russia issues space warning


Defence Intelligence Defends Its ‘Intelligence’ 

09:05 MoD DefenceHQ—Probability Yardstick 

Latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine—17 February 2023

Oleksiy Arestovych, ousted Advisor to the Office of the President of Ukraine, says Russia always had a part to play in securing its geopolitical and cultural interests in Ukraine


ISIS Spotted In Ukraine

15:50 AP report shows Ukrainian commander wearing ISIS insignia

The i in 2019: How Ukraine became the unlikely home for Isis leaders escaping the caliphate

Jerusalem Post: Why is an ex-Syria War jihadist fighting for Ukraine against Russia?


Gender-Inclusive NATO and Nord Stream Recriminations

20:05 Jens Stoltenberg

The other thing I will say is that the war didn't start in February last year. The war started in 2014. And since 2014, NATO Allies have provided support to Ukraine, with training, with equipment, so the Ukrainian Armed Forces were much stronger in 2022.

Reporter Seymour Hersh on “How America Took Out the Nord Stream Pipeline”: Exclusive TV Interview with Democracy Now

Berliner Zeitung interview with Seymour Hersh: Joe Biden blew up Nord Stream because he didn't trust Germany

Seymour Hersh’s follow-up blog: The Crap on the Wall

TASS: Russia preparing special UN Security Council meeting on investigation into Nord Stream blasts

Reuters: Sweden won't share Nord Stream investigation

Politico: UK defense secretary eyes NATO’s top job

NATO Gender-Inclusive Language Manual

Tweet: CNN’s Christiane Amanpour worries for Alexei Navalny

Forgetting Julian Assange? 

Please visit the UK Column Shop

No to 15-minute cites: Oxford, 18 February 

Rage Against The War Machine: Lincoln Memorial at 12:30 pm on Sunday 19 February


Censorship And The Control Of The Narrative

45:09 Haaretz—Hacking, Extortion, Election Interference: These Are the Tools Used by Israel's Agents of Chaos and Manipulation

Guardian—Dark arts of politics: how ‘Team Jorge’ and Cambridge Analytica meddled in Nigerian election

The North Atlantic Fella Organization: Twitter | Website


CBDCs: Latest News

59:09 Bank of Japan—Central Bank Digital Currency

Cash is Freedom | Campaign Against a Central Bank Digital Currency 

'Save Privacy Stop CBDCs' UK advocacy group

Imperial Business hosted Bill Gates and Rishi Sunak for the launch of a new initiative

Cleantech for UK: a new policymakers’ dialogue initiative

South China Morning Post: Climate and sustainability: how impending EU laws on ESG disclosures will be a matter of survival for Asian suppliers

SCMP—Climate change: Hong Kong to pay 30 per cent more for ESG jobs as companies fight for talent to meet sustainability targets


Strike Updates and a Fauci Reminder

1:08:11 UK Government: Arrivals to the UK told to prepare for disruption at the border during February half-term

NHS England: Ambulance strikes—17 February—members of Unite union

BBC: Thousands of postal workers have voted in favour of more strikes

In 2004, Dr Fauci had this take on natural immunity as a form of protection against a virus

The Lancet: Past SARS–CoV–2 infection protection against re-infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis

RT: Russia approves sale of IKEA factories