Tuesday, 30 December 2014


Drugs baron Roddy McLean "owned dozens of properties in Britain, Africa and beyond, fleets of luxury cars and had an estimated £10 million stashed away in bank accounts around the world."

Mystery of drug lord's death -15 February 2004

In March 1996 McLean was sailing to Spain on his boat, the Dansk.

The Dansk caught fire. 

McLean was arrested by British Customs during a chase off the coast of Scotland in which an agent was killed.

McLean was sentenced to 28 years, but five years later escaped from an open prison, allegedly with the help of MI5, and was found dead in a South London hostel soon afterwards.

An Observer investigation revealed that Mclean worked for the security services. 

"There have been claims that MI5 agents helped McLean's disappearance and that he may have been murdered to prevent the full extent of his links to the security services emerging."

Mystery of drug lord's death -15 February 2004

It was in the 1980s that Mclean began importing drugs into Scotland using a fleet of boats.

One of his boats, Sea Ranger V, was bought direct from customs for £5,000, a fraction of its true value of around £500,000.

Sea Ranger V offshore had previously been used by another drugs gang.


Glasgow 'crime boss' Tam 'The Licensee' McGraw, died 'of a heart attack' in Glasgow.

McGraw owned security companies, taxi firms, pubs, and a property portfolio in Scotland, Ireland and Spain worth 'at least £10m'.

McGraw's empire was said to be worth £30 million in total.

(In Scotland it has been estimated that 47% of individuals are earning under £10,000 per year.)

Reportedly, McGraw's main income came from the sale of heroin and cocaine.

It has been claimed that McGraw was backed by corrupt police officers, who passed on confiscated drugs which McGraw then sold on the streets. 

Gangster reign of The Licensee brought to end by heart attack / GANGSTER NO1 IS DEAD'

After one failed robbery, McGraw was arrested while trying to flee on foot.

Charges were dropped and he was released the following morning.

(According to the Mail on Sunday, 29 January 2006, only 3% of crimes in Scotland result in convictions.)

One of the McGraw family businesses, the Caravel pub, was suddenly bulldozed after the police learnt that it had played a role in the deaths of Joe "Bananas" Hanlon and Bobby Glover.

The demolition prevented a planned forensic investigation. 

An inglorious end to the shadowy life of a feared gangland criminal

Reg McKay, in The Daily Record, 29 August 2005, reported that a street brawl between police left people scrutinising the cosy relationship between the Licensee (McGraw) and 'his police officer pals.'

"One of the Serious Crime Squad grabbed McGraw and tried to take him away from his Scottish Crime Squad captors.

"Tug of war was on.

"Then one man threw a punch and bedlam broke out with police wrestling, kicking and butting each other as McGraw stood in the middle of the battle totally ignored.

"Locals gathered for the best entertainment they'd had in years. Duelling rozzers. One or two joined in, taking the chance of a free swipe at a copper. Eventually peace was restored and the two police outfits went into confab.

"Whatever was said, the handcuffs were unlocked and Thomas McGraw walked back to his flat, a free man once again."

The Daily Record wrote: "Local uniforms and CID could often be found sitting in the McGraws' home drinking tea and smoking.

"When McGraw bought The Caravel pub, certain well-known detectives were in regularly, drinking heavily and never putting their hand in their pockets. It was too cosy."

McGraw was a friend of loyalist (Northern Irish protestant) terror chief Johnny 'Mad Dog' Adair.

'Both men were deeply involved in the drug trade between Scotland and Ulster (Northern ireland)' 


According to the Daily record: "Deals between crime boss Tam McGraw and the IRA saw a unit of republican heavies travel to Glasgow at The Licensee's expense to protect him... (summer of 2002) when hitmen were said to be lining up an assassination attempt." 

Daily Record - Scottish News - PART TWO OF A DAILY RECORD SPECIAL ...

Arthur Thompson

A rival to McGraw was Arthur Thompson.

Former 'Glasgow godfather' Thompson reportedly was selling guns to the UVF (Ulster Volunteer Force).

"He got caught, and decided to turn grass for MI5. They then told him he could pretty much start the drugs trade in Glasgow." 

Donal MacIntyre - erutufonnofuture

Who was McGraw really working for?

Jim Murphy

In Italy, the famous P2 masonic lodge was a link between the mafia and the government.

The UK Labour Party would appear to have links to gangsters.
Jim Murphy, leader of the Scottish Labour party has a problem - reportedly a gangster attended his election fundraiser.

Lewis Rodden is a convicted gangster.

According to a report in the Sunday Herald, 11 April 2010, Lewis Rodden appeared at a Labour Party election fundraiser for Jim Murphy, who is Gordon Brown's Secretary of State for Scotland.

At the fundraiser, former defence secretary John Reid, of the Labour party, was the keynote speaker.

John Reid's son married the daughter of notorious gangster Ronnie Campbell

(Home Secretary Reid's father-in-law arrested in £280000 drugs bust ...)

Labour councillor and Strathclyde (Glasgow) Police Authority member Betty Cunningham is 'on first-name terms' with Lewis Rodden.

In 2002, drug dealer Justin McAlroy attended one of the Scottish Labour party's Red Rose dinners.

McAlroy, who was shot dead within days of attending the event, was yards away from former First Minister Jack McConnell and John Reid.

Reportedly, Jack McConnell's wife's department, and Jack McConnell's party organisation in Glasgow, gave Eddie Lyons, an alleged 'gangster', £1.4m in public funds over 10 years to run a community centre used by children.

In early 2010, the Labour Party's Steven Purcell, who quit as leader of Glasgow City Council, had his name linked to gangsters, such as the Iceman(POLITICIANS AND DRUGS; PURCELL AND THE ICEMAN)

Michael Howard, who is close to David Cameron.

Michael Howard is a top UK politician.

He was once the leader of the Conservative Party.

He is Jewish.

The family name Hecht was anglicised to Howard.[1]

1. There are allegations that a criminal was released from prison after paying a bribe to one of Michael Howard's relatives.

"Career criminal John Haase told a Labour MP that he was released from prison early after making the payment via one of Mr Howard's relatives."

Michael Howard, the drugs baron and an extraordinary £400,000 bribery claim (Daily Mail 1 November 2008)


2. The Guardian, 28 March 2006, had an excellent story about heroin.


Michael Howard was home secretary at the time when the Baybasins came to the UK.

According to the Guardian, members of an international crime gang were allowed to come to Britain because their leader had links to Customs & Excise.

The evidence for this came out at an immigration appeals tribunal.

The Baybasin Cartel, a Kurdish gang, controlled up to 90% of the heroin which entered the UK.

Its bosses settled in the UK in the mid-1990s.

Gang members were involved in protection rackets and extortion in the UK, and were linked to up to 25 murders.

The gang's members were allowed to move from Turkey to London, allegedly after their leader, Huseyin Baybasin, agreed to tell Customs investigators what he knew about the involvement of senior Turkish politicians and officials in the international heroin trade.

Reportedly, Baybasin was encouraged by Customs to come to the UK and arrived via Gibraltar in either late 1994 or early 1995.

aangirfan: HASHIM THACI.

He first met Customs officers in a hotel near Tower Bridge, London.

Having come to the UK, the Baybasin Cartel ran their vast drug trafficking operation from London.

They and their relatives persuaded a number of politicians to support their attempts to obtain British travel documents.

Among those who agreed to help was Tony McNulty, a former immigration minister, who wrote a number of letters on behalf of Baybasin's wife after her husband was arrested in the Netherlands.

Baybasin, 49, is now serving a life sentence in a Dutch jail.

His brother, Abdullah, 45, who took the helm after his conviction, has now been convicted of conspiracy to supply heroin.

It was at Abdullah Baybasin's asylum hearings that the alleged deal with Customs & Excise was disclosed.

Abdullah was given indefinite leave to remain in the UK last year.

Several other relatives also remain in the UK.

Michael Howard was home secretary at the time when the Baybasins came to the UK.

3. Why did Howard release two dangerous gangsters?


Police are investigating Michael Howard's role in a royal pardon for two of Liverpool's most dangerous gangsters, John Haase and Paul Bennett, who were granted a royal pardon in July 1996 on Howard's orders.

The decision came 11 months into 18-year sentences.

The Metropolitan police is about to launch an investigation into the 'circumstances leading up to the granting of a royal pardon for these individuals'.

Was the Home Secretary duped into believing Haase and Bennett had provided vital information about arms caches across Liverpool, arms they had arranged to be planted themselves?

Michael Howard's cousin, Simon Bakerman, is an associate of Haase.

Bakerman was released from prison on the day Howard became leader of the Conservative Party in November 2003.

Bakerman received a three-year sentence in 2002 for running an illegal factory making amphetamine and ketamine pills.

Haase claims that Bakerman received large sums of money from Haase before the pardon was granted, though even his lawyers admit there is no evidence of where this money ended up - if it was paid in the first place.

Where Heroin comes from

The arms caches were a set-up, planted on Haase's instructions from a mobile phone he had smuggled into prison.

Witnesses from within Haase's organisation now claim that bribes totalling £4.5 million were paid by criminals to officials involved with the case.

Haase and his associates have often been held responsible for bringing gun culture to the streets of Liverpool.

One former senior Customs officer said there had been suspicions well before the release of the two men that the arms caches were an elaborate scam.

Haase was rearrested in 1999 and sentenced to 13 years for money-laundering and supplying firearms to fellow gangsters.

He is serving his sentence, but continues to wield a powerful influence from his prison cell, not least through his continuing claims that bribes were paid to help obtain his royal pardon.


Monday, 29 December 2014


The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a proposed the USA-EU trade deal.

It is designed to help US corporations to take over Europe.

It allows "multinationals to sue governments for taking action which damages their profits".

Many Europeans say: "We don't want US multinationals to be able to sue us for passing environmental laws, food safety laws, laws to protect our health services."

Nick Dearden has written an article entitled: 'History shows trade deal threat'.

In the USA, senior Democrats sent a letter to the administration warning that TTIP could stop Congress from being able to prevent another financial crisis.

The big corporations already cause problems for the people of Europe.

"This is perfectly shown by a Polish case where the government paid a massive 2bn to a health insurance company in a 'settlement'.

"The case came about when Poland reversed a partial privatisation of its health insurance body, realising that one company, Eureko, would otherwise end up with a controlling stake.

"Poland was slapped with a £9bn lawsuit".

Continued here: 'History shows trade deal threat'.

What is TTIP? And six reasons why the answer should scare you....



It is possible that Muhammad lived from c. 570 - 632 AD, and that his religion was one of peace and tolerance.

It is possible that Islam was relatively obscure until it was hijacked by Abd al Malik ibn Marwan, the Arab Emperor from 685 - 705AD.

Abd al Malik ibn Marwan may have turned Islam into the official religion of his warlike empire.

It could be argued that Christianity was a religion of peace and tolerance until it got hijacked by the Roman Empire.

Did the growing Arab Empire decide to adopt and alter Islam?

The official story is that Muhammad died in 632 AD.

In 661 AD, Muawiyah I became the leader of the Arab Empire.

No mention of Muhammad or Islam can be found in any of Muawiyah's inscriptions, coins, or documents.

Islam: The Untold Story.

"There is no mention of Muhammad anywhere in stones, script, monuments, or other sources from the Middle East during his actual lifetime."

Was Caliph Abd Al-Malik the real creator and the prophet?

Apart from 'a single ambiguous reference in the Koran', there is no mention of Mecca in any datable text for a century after 'Muhammed's death'.

Islam: The Untold Story.

In the Koran, 'Muhammad' addresses farmers and agriculturalists while his opponents are described as keeping cattle and growing olives and vines.

The home environment described by 'Muhammad' as having farmers and agriculturalists could be in the Negev desert in Southern Israel.

There was no agriculture in Mecca.

Islam: The Untold Story.

Under the reign of the Arab Emperor Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, Mecca may have been erroneously portrayed as Muhammad's home, in order to provide Islam with Arabian origins.

Abd al Malik ibn Marwan, the Arab Emperor from 685 - 705AD, may have been the inventor of the warlike form of Islam.

Was Caliph Abd Al-Malik the real creator and the prophet?

In 2012, the historian Tom Holland produced a TV documentary for the UK's Channel 4 which said:

1. There is little evidence to support the 'official' story of Muhammad.

2. There are questions about when the Koran was written.

3. Mecca may not have been the birthplace of Muhammad.

Holland asked why it took several decades after the death of Muhammad for his name to appear on surviving documents or artifacts.

Holland claimed that much of the story of Muhammad was developed some time after the death of Muhammad.

Islam - The Untold Story - on Vimeo.

The Search for Muhammad: Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan.

Empires in 600 AD.

The map above shows various empires in the year 600 AD.

Boundaries continually shifted.

For example, in 613, there was a 'Jewish revolt' against the Byzantine Empire.

In 614, Persian and Jewish forces temporarily captured Jerusalem. 

23 years later, the Arabs conquered Syria and Jerusalem.

According to "A Response to Channel 4′s 'Islam: The Untold Story' ":

1. Early Christian chronicles in the seventh century elaborate on the origins of Islam, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and some of the laws practised by the early Muslims. 

In the documentary Holland admits the existence of these Christian narratives, but seems to dismiss their validity without justification. 

Below are some examples of these chronicles:

Doctrina Jacobi written in 635 CE

A document called Doctrina Jacobi written only two years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) clearly mentions that a prophet had appeared amongst the Arabs:

"I, Abraham, went off to Sykamina and referred the matter to an old man very well-versed in the Scriptures. I asked him: 'What is your view, master and teacher, of the prophet who has appeared among the Saracens'.

The questions is: who was this prophet among Arabs?


1. Doctrina Jacobi was apparently written sometime between 634 and 640.[1][2]

2. It makes no mention of 'Muhammad' or of Islam.

Sira - biographies of Muhammad.

2. A record of the Arab conquest of Syria written in 637 CE, just 5 years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), clearly mentions him by name. 

"…and in January, they took the word for their lives did the sons of Emesa, and many villages were ruined with killing by the Arabs of Mụhammad and a great number of people were killed and captives were taken from Galilee as far as Bēth."


1. The text above is a much faded note added to a manuscript.

This note appears to have been written soon after the battle of Gabitha (636 CE).

The actual date is not known.

The fragmentary nature of this note has resulted in scholars advising caution.

Dated Texts.

2. Even in the 7th Century AD Muhammad was a very common name.

3. Sebeos, Bishop of the Bagratunis (Writing c.660 AD)

An early seventh century account of Islam comes from Sebeos who was a bishop of the House of Bagratunis. From this chronicle, there are indications that he lived through many of the events he relates. As for Muhammad (upon whom be peace), he had the following to say:

"At that time a certain man from along those same sons of Ismael, whose name was Mahmet [i.e., Mụhammad], a merchant, as if by God's command appeared to them as a preacher [and] the path of truth."


1. There are doubts about whether or not the above was actually written by Sebeos.

2. It is only assumed that Sebeos wrote the account and that it is only assumed that it was written in the 660s AD.

Seeing Islam as Others Saw It: A Survey and Evaluation.