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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 9:40 am    Post subject: Dr Beeching & Robert Newmans History Of Oil Reply with quote

Did anyone see this great show ?

It was shown on More 4 and although not directly about 9/11 , he did put forward a great theory about why the US had to invade Iraq.

He also says that WW 1 should be taught in schools as a invasion of Iraq.

I`m not sure if it going to be repeated soon but if anyone would like it sent to them on dvd or would like a link to a torrent (its only about 200 meg ) please mail me.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a link to it from here. Takes about 3 mins to load on broadband.

Newman uses comedy to examine the real power influence of the world - oil, and looks further as to why the US (and UK) is so active in world domination. Very interesting and everyone should watch.

http://www.powerswitch.org.uk/portal/index.php?option=com_content&task =view&id=1704&Itemid=2

I have no doubt that 9/11 and the false war on terror is an excuse to capture the important energy markets of the world. We are reaching a real tipping point right now and demand for oil is outstripping supply which along with tensions over Iran is pushing the price of oil way beyond economic sustainable limits. The US will crumble as a result of this and its leaders know it, hence the push into Iran.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4933190.stm
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got this by email - for me the biggest leg-up on understanding how all this works since watching Rob Newman... nence it's here - mind bendingly fascinating.
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The reason I write is the UK Transport topic and Beeching's Axe.

Having worked in the oil industry a fair part of my life, I have often wondered why this noble twat Beeching ripped our heritage up so fast. Politicians argued taxpayers losses. What nonsense. All industries owned by the nation, are manipulated by the bean counters to alter public opinion.

My thoughts were drawn to the timing of the discovery of North Sea oil, and twats axe.

My theory was American Oil Zionists telling the UK government what will happen. i.e. You have a transport infrastructure that is far too efficient Where are you going to sell your oil? The OPEC countries are under our control and we do not want your oil upsetting our cosy world market. You will have to sell it on your home market. If you agree, we will give you the zillions of bucks to build your rigs, because you can't afford to build them, and we will assist you in sucking your oil out and polluting your fishing grounds...... BUT you must rip up your tracks and build for the road lobby. Look at the taxes you can rip the public off for........ ZZZzzzzzz. The rest is history.

Hence, I live in France. Here life is not so hypocritical, and not so many Zionist scumbag pigs running the shop.

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From Richard Cottrell's forthcoming book

Dr Richard Beeching, father of the British Atom Bomb and Destroyer of the Railways


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The story begins in the mid 1930’s when British politicians started to acknowledge that playing softball with Herr Hitler needed some more effective deterrent to German designs should diplomacy fail. The spotlight falls immediately on Beeching’s future employer, Imperial Chemical Industries, whose great inventory of skills in many fields made it a natural component of a future war machine.. Beneath thick blankets of secrecy, dozens of ICI plants scattered around the country switched over to the manufacture of light metals for bombs and guns, explosive detonators and chemical weapons including internationally proscribed mustard gas and other toxic agents. Imperceptibly, ICI was dissolving into a branch of the seamless British military-industrial complex which then resulted in one extraordinary flowering. During the late 1930’s, when it appeared that conflict with Germany was probably inevitable, ICI laboratories became a lead force to create nothing less than an in-house designed imperial atomic bomb. In 1932 John Cockcroft set the chain reaction in motion when he devised some intricate alchemy with atomic nuclei, popularly but not entirely correctly known as splitting the atom. Before long it became obvious that given the deteriorating international situation, mankind would turn first to warfare in his efforts to harness the energy of the sun. ICI’s freelance exploratory work led to the sittings between 1940-41 of the ultra secret Maud Committee, composed of six glittering minds who between them were effectively masters of the universe of nuclear physics. They confirmed the bomb was not only feasible but an ineluctable necessity in the struggle with the Third Reich. ICI’s pre war cosiness with its German counterpart, I.G. Farben, furthermore offered sound intelligence that German physicists were capable of implementing a programme that could lead to a Nazi bomb. Alarmed, the British authorities turned to the Americans who seemed at first peculiarly diffident but eventually invited the United Kingdom to join the US-led Manhattan project. The Maud Committee was chaired by George Paget Thomson, the brilliant physicist whose path finding work on the properties of the electron cleared some of the chief obstacles in achieving fusion. And it was Thomson who first spotted the talents of the shy young introvert from Kent when he tutored Beeching in his pre war PhD studies at Imperial College.

From now on Beeching was surrounded by a galaxy of professional benefactors who between them accounted for the largest concentration of intellectual power concerning nuclear physics to be found anywhere on earth. He becomes visible in the story with his intriguing assignments during the war and afterwards at the top secret ordinance research centre at Fort Halstead, a venerable Napoleonic defensive redoubt located just outside Greenwich, intended to forestall the Frenchies from advancing along the London road after some assumed successful splashing ashore in Kent. Beeching arrived at the deeply camouflaged location in 1942, plucked from research work at the Mond Nickel Laboratories – another vital component of the war machine - just 29 but already sporting the characteristic behaviour of someone far older than his years, plus a premature middle age tonsure. Beeching was awarded the rank of army captain to conduct research into shell casings for highly explosive weapons. This was work to which the hands and brain of a physicist specialising in metallurgy and chemical engineering, with a singular speciality in alloys, could naturally be put. The war had raised needs for new and more effective types of weaponry casings, especially those intended to be dropped by air. The key was lightness – especially for artillery shells that armies must carry around with them and even more so to increase the efficiency payload for aerial bombardments. Beeching was then at the heart of one of the government’s most highly sensitive war research programmes. But Halstead harboured another great secret: it was also the developing nerve centre of the British nuclear weapons project innocently code-named ‘Tube Alloys’ which had followed on from the pioneering atomic efforts of ICI.

A fascinating set of chums revolving around Halstead can be found fostering Beeching’s career and subsequent high rise across large expanses of the industrial landscape in a kind of appropriate chain reaction. His principal benefactors all had powerful connections to the world of nuclear science. Bill Penny, a godparent of the British A-bomb – and of all nuclear weapons, come to that - taught Beeching maths at Imperial College and was instrumental in getting him the Mond Nickel and then Fort Halstead postings. Penny was principally a specialist in the wave effect of high explosive detonations, considered by his counterparts across the Atlantic to be the unrivalled man in his field. The wave transmitted by a high fission blast is a major factor in the success, for want of a better word, in setting off a nuclear device. The casing of the bomb must be calculated to shatter in precisely the right manner to achieve this result. That is where Beeching came in as the expert in composing alloys. Another important guardian angel was Frank Kearton, whom Beeching had known before the war, one of the core inner circle of scientists designing the bomb. Sir Frank Smith who oversaw everything at Halstead, was the former technical director of Imperial, intimately involved in the company’s own A-bomb work and whose civilian shoes Beeching ultimately filled. And not the least important piece of compelling evidence lies in the fact that Beeching was not only retained at Halstead when the war ended but raised to deputy chief engineer of the entire establishment, holding the rank of brigadier.

Beeching’s blend of physics with a specialised knowledge of metallurgy and practical mechanical engineering made him a well-nuanced choice for a specialised task such as the alloys to manufacture both casings and the tube mechanisms – the detonation channels, down which in early types of A-bomb a plunger passes to spark a chain reaction among concentrated fissionable materials. When the go ahead to build an independent British deterrent was given, the necessary raw materials had to be found and the specialised manufacture undertaken in conditions of utmost secrecy. This in turn brought in yet another prop of Beeching’s life, with remarkable consequences in fields far from the arcane world of atom physics. In 1935 an up and coming John Bull-ish businessman called Ivan Stedeford effectively gained control of Tube Investments which enjoyed a virtual monopoly in special kinds of engineering requiring tubes. Stedeford’s firm was heavily involved in wartime munitions work, and it was also the dieu ex machina behind the code name Tube Alloys shrouding British atomic ambitions. Stedeford and Beeching encountered each other first at Fort Halstead, and later when Tube Investments was given orders to make crucial parts for the A bomb, the relationship blossomed. If Stedeford did not actually warm to Beeching in a personal sense, he nonetheless developed respect for a steely sense of resolve. A decade later it was the hitherto completely unknown ‘Dr Who’ Richard Beeching to whom Stedeford turned to assist him in drawing up the future blueprint for the national railway system. (In fact Stedeford was himself the second choice: the first candidate was yet another member of the nuclear glitterati, Sir Frank Smith, who politely found himself busy on other work. He swiftly passed the poisoned chalice to Stedeford).

Beeching found himself in post during an exceptionally tense period in Anglo-American relations, the critical period when the British were unceremoniously expelled from America’s Manhattan A bomb project, on grounds of loose lips sink ships. The Americans suspected a mole passing crucial intelligence to the wartime ally of convenience, Moscow. Some suspicion clung to ICI. The finger also hovered around Patrick Blackett, a craggy, tousle-haired individualist on the Maud Committee, an extraordinary iconoclast whose intellectual sweep remains breathtaking to this day. His case is one of whispered treachery, largely because of his subsequent activities in radical politics. Nothing was ever proven, nor a charge laid. He went on to high honours. But just the same Stalin soon had the main conclusions of the Maud proceedings on his Kremlin desk and immediately ordered his scientists to get down to work.

Attlee’s socialist government decided to go it alone and immediately began rounding up the necessary expertise. Beeching was at Halstead until late 1948, during the build up to an independent deterrent which, as Ernest Bevin promised “would have the bloody Union Jack on it.” The high probability is that parts of the internal activating trigger mechanism and the alloy casing of the bomb which atomised an old British frigate anchored off the coast of Western Australia on October 3 1952, indeed bore Beeching’s autograph in the form of his experimental work on high explosive casings and projectile detonation tubes. One imagines an almost imperceptible rustle of the breakfast Times the following radioactive morn as Mrs Beeching quietly inquires if her husband would like another slice of toast before setting off for work. It ranks as impossible that the deputy most senior engineer at the Tube Alloys nerve centre was other than an intimate participant in the race to make Britain’s the world’s third nuclear power, given his particular talents in physics and blending alloys. By now Beeching had gravitated in the wake of his wartime boss at Fort Halstead, Frank Smith, to a welcoming haven at ICI, first as Smith’s closest personal assistant, and then his successor as technical director. His own private chain reaction in the world of nuclear physics had proved an astounding success

Beeching’s wartime colleagues rated him “a good brain” with a gift for cool analysis. Personal relations however could be markedly difficult. His companions in these problem cracking circles frequently found him uncomfortable as well as personally unfathomable. As far back as his studies at Imperial College he developed a tendency in group contact to crowd out intellectual conclusions that differed from his own, which invariably left him as the ‘owner’ of the final outcome. Beeching was in fact demonstrating a lifelong leaning to the old academic sickness of plagiarising the ideas and thoughts of others. .But the Halstead experience left its lasting stamp in other ways. Breeching’s already pronounced social awkwardness and icy introversion in the company of others, became further entrenched in the atmosphere which prevailed around secret work. Jerome K Jerome wrote: “A shy man means a lonely man - cut off from all companionship, from all sociability” The identikit fitted the pedantic and idiosyncratic Beeching perfectly.

Much has been made of Beeching’s fussy and seemingly obsessive mania for detail rather than the big picture. At one point early in his career at ICI he derived enormous satisfaction from measuring efficiency levels in turning out mass produced zip fasteners. This made him a natural companion figure of the notorious 18th century pedant Jeremy Bentham who believed he could produce a scale of assessment for everything from pain and pleasure to the work performance of lawyers. But behind the almost morgue-like pallor, which weekend tending the roses down at East Grinstead did little to dispel, Beeching entertained a startling fault. He was astonishingly na´ve and immensely unworldly, which became obvious once he moved outside the narrow and confined milieu in which he normally swam. Thus he indulged in the bizarre courtship of the flamboyant Ernest Marples. He was unprepared for the cloak and dagger world of politics and its ever flashing knives. Once estranged from the orderly and predictable Fort Halstead-like cocoon of ICI, he was insufficiently astute in the murky realms of government to appreciate that he was really being employed as a cipher to disguise the Macmillan government’s intention to “de-unionise transport” through a massive switch away from railways in favour of an enormous nationwide road building programme. It was a task that his sponsor, Ivan Stedeford, bluntly refused to perform, on the grounds the government pretended to the fiscal objective of cleaning up the railways, while using the so-called reshaping exercise to shrink the national system to a skeletal spine network not much bigger than Belgium’s for a population six times the size and twenty times in area.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UK MoD nuclear contractors: Weir-Group, BNFL and Rolls-Royce.

TonyGosling wrote:
From Richard Cottrell's forthcoming book

Dr Richard Beeching, father of the British Atom Bomb and Destroyer of the Railways

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Attlee’s socialist government decided to go it alone and immediately began rounding up the necessary expertise. Beeching was at Halstead until late 1948, during the build up to an independent deterrent which, as Ernest Bevin promised “would have the bloody Union Jack on it.” The high probability is that parts of the internal activating trigger mechanism and the alloy casing of the bomb which atomised an old British frigate anchored off the coast of Western Australia on October 3 1952, indeed bore Beeching’s autograph in the form of his experimental work on high explosive casings and projectile detonation tubes. One imagines an almost imperceptible rustle of the breakfast Times the following radioactive morn as Mrs Beeching quietly inquires if her husband would like another slice of toast before setting off for work. It ranks as impossible that the deputy most senior engineer at the Tube Alloys nerve centre was other than an intimate participant in the race to make Britain’s the world’s third nuclear power, given his particular talents in physics and blending alloys. By now Beeching had gravitated in the wake of his wartime boss at Fort Halstead, Frank Smith, to a welcoming haven at ICI, first as Smith’s closest personal assistant, and then his successor as technical director. His own private chain reaction in the world of nuclear physics had proved an astounding success

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Fifty years ago this month.
The Re-Shaping of British Railways, known ever since as the 'Beeching Report', was published on 27 March 1963

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more oil history on Al Jazeera - brilliant

The Secret of the Seven Sisters
A four-part series that reveals how a secret pact formed a cartel that controls the world's oil.
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http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/specialseries/2013/04/201344105231 487582.html

On August 28, 1928, in the Scottish highlands, began the secret story of oil.
Three men had an appointment at Achnacarry Castle - a Dutchman, an American and an Englishman.
The Dutchman was Henry Deterding, a man nicknamed the Napoleon of Oil, having exploited a find in Sumatra. He joined forces with a rich ship owner and painted Shell salesman and together the two men founded Royal Dutch Shell.

The American was Walter C. Teagle and he represents the Standard Oil Company, founded by John D. Rockefeller at the age of 31 - the future Exxon. Oil wells, transport, refining and distribution of oil - everything is controlled by Standard oil.

The Englishman, Sir John Cadman, was the director of the Anglo-Persian oil Company, soon to become BP. On the initiative of a young Winston Churchill, the British government had taken a stake in BP and the Royal Navy switched its fuel from coal to oil. With fuel-hungry ships, planes and tanks, oil became "the blood of every battle".

The new automobile industry was developing fast, and the Ford T was selling by the million. The world was thirsty for oil, and companies were waging a merciless contest but the competition was making the market unstable.

That August night, the three men decided to stop fighting and to start sharing out the world's oil. Their vision was that production zones, transport costs, sales prices - everything would be agreed and shared. And so began a great cartel, whose purpose was to dominate the world, by controlling its oil.

Four others soon joined them, and they came to be known as the Seven Sisters - - the biggest oil companies in the world.


Episode 1 - Desert Storms
In the first episode, we travel across the Middle East, through both time and space.
"We waged the Iran-Iraq war and I say we waged it, because one country had to be used to destroy the other. As they already benefit from the oil bonanza, and they’re building up financal reserves, from time to time they have to be bled."
- Xavier Houzel, an Oil trader
Throughout the region's modern history, since the discovery of oil, the Seven Sisters have sought to control the balance of power.
They have supported monarchies in Iran and Saudi Arabia, opposed the creation of OPEC, profiting from the Iran-Iraq war, leading to the ultimate destruction of Saddam Hussein and Iraq.
The Seven Sisters were always present, and almost always came out on top.
Since that notorious meeting at Achnacarry Castle on August 28, 1928, they have never ceased to plot, to plan and to scheme.

Episode 2 – The Black El Dorado
At the end of the 1960s, the Seven Sisters, the major oil companies, controlled 85 percent of the world's oil reserves. Today, they control just 10 percent.
New hunting grounds are therefore required, and the Sisters have turned their gaze towards Africa. With peak oil, wars in the Middle East, and the rise in crude prices, Africa is the oil companies' new battleground.
"Everybody thought there could be oil in Sudan but nobody knew anything. It was revealed through exploration by the American company Chevron, towards the end of the 70s. And that was the beginning of the second civil war, which went on until 2002. It lasted for 19 years and cost a million and a half lives and the oil business was at the heart of it."
- Gerard Prunier, a historian
But the real story, the secret story of oil, begins far from Africa.
In their bid to dominate Africa, the Sisters installed a king in Libya, a dictator in Gabon, fought the nationalisation of oil resources in Algeria, and through corruption, war and assassinations, brought Nigeria to its knees.
Oil may be flowing into the holds of huge tankers, but in Lagos, petrol shortages are chronic.
The country's four refineries are obsolete and the continent's main oil exporter is forced to import refined petrol - a paradox that reaps fortunes for a handful of oil companies.
Encouraged by the companies, corruption has become a system of government - some $50bn are estimated to have 'disappeared' out of the $350bn received since independence.
But new players have now joined the great oil game.
China, with its growing appetite for energy, has found new friends in Sudan, and the Chinese builders have moved in. Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir is proud of his co-operation with China - a dam on the Nile, roads, and stadiums.
In order to export 500,000 barrels of oil a day from the oil fields in the South - China financed and built the Heglig pipeline connected to Port Sudan - now South Sudan's precious oil is shipped through North Sudan to Chinese ports.
In a bid to secure oil supplies out of Libya, the US, the UK and the Seven Sisters made peace with the once shunned Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, until he was killed during the Libyan uprising of 2011, but the flow of Libyan oil remains uninterrupted.
In need of funds for rebuilding, Libya is now back to pumping more than a million barrels of oil per day. And the Sisters are happy to oblige.
The second part of this special series can be seen from Thursday, April 11, at the following times GMT: Thursday: 2000; Friday: 1200; Saturday: 0100; Sunday: 0600; Monday: 2000; Tuesday: 1200; Wednesday: 0100; Thursday: 0600.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doctor Who? The Atomic Bomber Beeching and his War on the Railways
has finally appeared on Amazon


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Doctor-Atomic-Beeching-Railways-ebook/dp/B00CJ JJD6C/

The book describes the efforts of the British Government to force the diversion of rail traffic to roads and the motor transport industry by shuttering much of the rail network. A key figure in this scheme was Doctor Who? - Doctor Richard Beeching - a physicist who it is revealed in this book for the first time helped to design the British A Bomb during his wartime work at top secret weapons establishment. Hence Atomic Bomber Beeching and his War on the Railways.
Beeching's reign of terror in the early 1960's resulted in the closure of a third of the UK rail network, mostly on on entirely specious grounds to please his political masters in the Conservative Party. Parts of the system that he closed are now being painstakingly and expensively re-opened. The railway that he saw at death's door is now carrying more passengers annually than its entire previous history.
So Beeching was wrong? Of course. But Richard Cottrell's book opens up a wide debate on why transport planners in the UK always get their knitting in a twist. Cottrell uses the Beeching cipher to explore the disasters of British airship adventures, the draw out motorway development saga, why the British motor industry produced so many dinosaurs and eventually collapsed, the long series of post war aviation maladventures including the ill-fated exploding Comet and the disastrous Concorde adventure, the drawn out fiasco of the Channel Tunnel, bizarre plots aided by Margaret Thatcher to block Docklands from getting a direct tube line connection in order to placate the City of London, the London Crossrail project and now the developing scandal of high speed rail transport. Cottrell brings in the long standing fatwa of British Airways and partner airlines to block high speed rail connections between the UK and much prized airline destinations in Europe.
He makes the contrast between the French way of get up and go and the British method of muddle and confusion which led to the utterly botched model of railway privatisation. This, he says, is nothing more than a giant roulette wheel run by the Treasury extracting huge bids to run passenger trains.
Cottrell is a passionate advocate of public transport, quite a contradiction for a former Conservative Euro MP, for which he is completely unapologetic

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