This is the third of three articles examining the criminal defense planned by British barrister Michael Shrimpton on national security charges in a London jury trial scheduled to begin Nov. 10.
LONDON – British barrister and intelligence consultant Michael Shrimpton plans to launch a vigorous defense on charges of making false claims to British government officials that a terrorist nuclear attack was under way during the 2012 Olympics in London, raising the possibility documents and testimony he plans to subpoena will embarrass the U.K., German and U.S. governments.
As WND reported, Shrimpton, who faces a Nov. 10 trial, also appears in a 2008 video that began re-circulating earlier this year on the Internet in which he claims to have been privy to shocking intelligence information on Obama’s origins. Shrimpton contends to this day that the CIA collected DNA from then-Sen. Obama and a grandparent establishes that Stanley Ann Dunham was not Obama’s biological mother. He intends to subpoena from the CIA and British intelligence any records either agency may have on Obama’s DNA.
WND also reported several British military intelligence sources with a long track record say they are prepared to testify in Shrimpton’s trial.
Former Margaret Thatcher adviser Christopher Monckton told WND in London that the defense Shrimpton launches acting as his own lawyer will open up areas of inquiry that could grant him access to classified documents.
“In the event the government instructs the Crown Prosecution Service to proceed with Shrimpton’s criminal case, the rights of the defendant in a criminal trial are no less than they are in the United States,” Monckton noted. “Mr. Shrimpton is entitled to see just about any documents he asks for, however heavily classified they may be.”
Monckton speculated that one reason Judge Alistair William McCreath at the March 17 hearing in Southwark Crown Court may have postponed Shrimpton’s trial was to give the CPS time to consider dropping the case.
Repeatedly, credible intelligence agents in London and the U.S. who were reluctant to be named cautioned that even if Shrimpton could not prove 100 percent of the claims he makes, the government will have to admit disinformation that was peddled not to alarm citizens about domestic and foreign policy corruption.
A prominent intelligence expert outside London noted to WND in a private interview that Shrimpton has made claims regarding the prominent U.K. case of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
McCann’s disappeared at the age of 3 the evening of May 3, 2007, from her bed in a resort apartment in Portugal, where she was on holiday with her family.
The McCann abduction
In his forthcoming book, “Spyhunter: The Secret History of German Intelligence,” Shrimpton argues McCann’s disappearance was organized by the Deutsche Verteidigungs Dienst, the German Defense Agency, or DVD, a secret intelligence agency Shrimpton says is headquartered near Dachau, Germany. He asserts the kidnapping was in furtherance of a pedophile plot involving top government officials in the U.K. and the European Union.
The DVD have no idea how much upset this caused in England. Half the toddlers in the country wanted to know what had happened. Little Madeleine McCann was kidnapped from Praia da Luz Portugal by a DVD pedophile ring on 3rd May 2007. She was selected for sex abuse by a senior official on the European Commission in Brussels. Her photograph, annexed to an e-mail as a jpeg file, was picked up by NSA at the email account (not in his name) by the DVD pedophile ring in Brussels which services the Commission, NATO HQ and the Court of European Justice in Luxembourg and other European institutions. There is a second ring, servicing the Belgian government and bureaucracy.
Shrimpton believes Madeleine McCann was murdered in or about December 2008, after she had been transported by German submarine to pedophile rings operating in Argentina and Chile.
Since 2008, Shrimpton in various published reports has tied EU President Jose Manuel Barroso and former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair to the international pedophile rings that abducted the McCann child.
Pedophilia in the U.K.
Numerous reports published by credible news sources document pedophile rings organized by top EU government officials over the past few years.
In 2010, the Independent in the U.K. reported that at the conclusion of the longest trial in Portugal’s history, during which more than 800 witnesses, including 32 alleged victims, gave testimony, seven defendants were convicted of using orphanages to rape and abuse scores of teenage boys. Among the guilty were Carlos Cruz, a popular television chat-show host with 30 years of show business experience, and Jorge Ritto, a former Portuguese ambassador sent home from Germany in disgrace after Internet postings alleged he had had an improper relationship with a young boy in a park.
On Feb. 22 2013, the Independent reported Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens, in his 16-year career as a conservative in Parliament, had feared for his life after declaring in Parliament for four years that Sir Peter Hayman, a diplomat and MI6 operative, was trading in a U.K. child pornography ring run by gangsters.
In 1983, Dickens campaigned for the outlawing of Hayman’s Pedophile Information Exchange, PIE, claiming the network included “big, big names – people in positions of power, influence and responsibility” that Dickens threatened to expose in Parliament.
The Independent reported that in a debate on child abuse in the House of Commons Nov. 29 1985, Dickens said pedophiles were “evil and dangerous,” adding child pornography generated “vast sums.”
“The noose around my neck grew tighter after I named a former high-flying British diplomat on the floor of the House,” Dickens said. “Honorable members will understand that where big money is involved, and as important names came into my possession, so the threats began. First, I received threatening telephone calls followed by two burglaries at my London home. Then, more seriously, my name appeared on a multi-killer’s hit list.”
Last December, the Daily Mail in London reported Home Office Permanent Secretary Mark Sedwill had launched an investigation into allegations the Voluntary Services Unit of the British government had given thousands of pounds in grants since the 1970s to organizations that posed as charities but were in reality associated with Hayman’s Pedophile Information Exchange, which campaigned openly to legalize child abuse.
Last month, while WND was in London, the McCann case resurfaced in British news with an article published in the Guardian. It reported Scotland Yard was investigating 12 incidents in which a supposed intruder and serial sex criminal entered holiday accommodations in three resort areas, including the one in Portugal where Madeleine McCann went missing in May 2007.
Four of the cases between 2004 and 2006 allegedly involved assaults on girls aged 7 to 10 and one involved two children.
However, the serial sex offender named by Scotland Yard as under investigation by police in Portugal as the lead suspect in the McCann disappearance died in 2009.
Shrimpton maintains the government has advanced the suspect precisely because he is dead. He says the government intends to end the investigation and deflect his argument in his defense that top officials in the U.K. and EU were complicit in the McCann disappearance.
Monckton observed that by forcing Shrimpton to defend himself in a jury trial in November, the Crown Prosecution Service could force disclosure of documents and testimony in a sex scandal that could conceivably involve government officials in the U.K. and the EU, assuming Judge McCreath allows Shrimpton to pursue the topic to establish a factual basis for his suspicions.
Shrimpton, meanwhile, is appealing his conviction in a summary court judgment of a criminal misdemeanor charge of having pornographic images on a computer that was seized in the investigation of the national security case. Calling it a “nonsense” charge, he insists there were no pornographic images on his computer and that the images were on a memory stick that didn’t bear his fingerprints or DNA. Law enforcement officials, he said, later admitted they don’t know when the images were placed on the memory stick.
The disappearance of Flight 370
On March 15, Shrimpton published in his blog at VeteransToday.com an article claiming a 636 Kilo class Chinese submarine brought down the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 using a Chinese-made copy of a Hughes Aircraft AIM-54A Phoenix missile, originally supplied to Iran in the 1970s.
The search for the missing Boeing 777 most recently focused on a wide expanse of the Indian Ocean to the west of Australia, but now befuddled searchers say they may have to start the investigation from scratch.
An investigation of past airline disasters suggests Shrimpton’s claim is plausible.
On Sept. 1, 1983, a Korean Airlines jet flying from New York City to Seoul, with a stopover in Anchorage, Alaska, veered off course and appeared to cross into Russian airspace over the Kamchatka Peninsula, where top-secret Soviet military installations were known to be located.
It turned out that the jetliner was brought down over the Sea of Japan by a heat-seeking missile fired by a Soviet fighter jet that failed to make contact with the pilots.
A similar controversy continues regarding the explosion of TWA Fight 800 near East Moriches, N.Y., on July 17, 1997, minutes after taking off from JFK International Airport, which killed all 230 people aboard.
Separate investigations conducted by the FBI and the National Transportation Safety Board concluded the probable cause of the accident was the explosion of flammable fuel vapors in a short-circuited fuel tank.
Pierre Salinger, former press secretary for President John F. Kennedy, maintained at the time he had obtained from an undisclosed intelligence source in France documentary evidence that TWA 800 was shot down by a missile.
Salinger’s argument was buttressed by a photograph showing what appears to be a missile in the sky at the time the Boeing 747 exploded, taken by Linda Kabot from an outdoor deck of a restaurant in East Quoque, N.Y.
In their 2003 WND-published book “First Strike: TWA Flight 800 and the Attack on America,” investigative reporter Jack Cashill and co-author James Sanders argued TWA 800 was brought down by a missile. One theory is that it was accidentally hit by a U.S. Navy missile during routine maneuvers.
Cashill told WND he sees parallels between TWA 800 and Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
“In 95 percent or more of all airline crashes, there is little mystery about what happened,” Cashill said. “There are so many ways that distress is communicated. When all those ways are negated, as was the case with the Malaysia Airline 370 and TWA 800, the objective observer has to be suspicious.”
Cashill explained that while he might not agree with Shrimpton that the Chinese intentionally shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, he remained suspicious the Chinese might have shot down the airliner accidentally and were seeking to cover-up the incident.
“The TWA Flight 800 investigation taught us that governments are willing and able to conceal a friendly fire missile disaster,” he said. “I would not rule out an accidental Chinese shoot down as the cause of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370’s demise.”