Saudi Jamal Khashoggi still MIA in Istanbul, and revelations of Saudi moles at Twitter HQ, President Trump threatening to pull out of US-Russian INF Nuclear Treaty and more NATO Provocations in the Baltic. All this and much more.
UK Column News co-host Mike Robinson and Patrick Henningsen with the early week news round-up (aired Monday Oct 22, 1pm GMT).
START – Khashoggi death admitted… Joint statement from Rapid Reaction Force – no proof required Twitter evidence used for arrests…? How many moles are there within mainstream social media…? Dissenting opinions are being tracked & identified on social media Britain, France and Germany: tangible hypocrisy is evident Khashoggi recast as a ‘reformer’ but his record speaks volumes… UK helped Saudi Arabia get UN human rights role through ‘secret deal’ UK – Qatari defence relationship ‘stronger than ever’ Qatar financed Syrian ‘rebels’ to the tune of $3 billion…
15:59 – HMS Queen Elizabeth hosts International Trade Day Liam Fox: we continue to combat growing overseas cyber threats together
18:08 – Netanyahu: Israel is driving the world…ignores Iran’s scientific advances Many of the world’s firewalls run by Israeli companies – nobody asking questions
21:24 – Alternative View 9.1 conference – Democracy in Chains: 2 December, London
22:10 – Operation Trident Juncture – exercise beginning on 25 October Exercise to test a ‘military schengen’ against a ‘fictional near-peer adversary in the NE’ Fictional adversary…? It’s the Russians… ‘This exercise will truly test our ability to deter any agression we may face…’ Non-NATO members Finland and Sweden to be used as cannon fodder…?
26:45 – Nuclear matters: Bolton in Moscow today to discuss INF nuclear treaty US President Trump angling for a new deal (treaty modernisation) with Russia…? Could this new deal also include a new nuclear deal with Iran…?
31:06 – Ministry of Defence: who is Alison Stevenson…? UK overseas bases hived off to EU military…?
34:06 – International Anti-Corruption Conference 2018 – now is the time to act British government hypocrisy: telling the world how to fight corruption FCO still ignores UK Column FOI request on white helmets funding…
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