VIDEO: Vietnam War Honolulu Conference. President Johnson, Generals Thieu & Bro. Westmoreland Feb 5-7 1966

Published on Apr 10, 2014

US President Lyndon Johnson, South Vietnamese General Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, and US General William Westmoreland meet in 1966 in Honolulu to discuss the progress of the Vietnam War.

From US Army Staff Film Report 66-7A

Public domain film from the US National Archives

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VIDEO: MARCUS WELBY, MD - "I've Promised You A Father" - Part 7 (Freemason 'Gestures' Bro. Robert Young & Producers cough, cough)

Published on Jan 21, 2013

Part 7 of 7. The conclusion of “I’ve Promised You A Father”.


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VIDEO: Putin, Poroshenko Shake Hands At Minsk Summit (Freemason Gestures Bro. Alexander Lukashenko)

Published 26 August 2014

Radio Free Europe

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin shook hands at the start of multilateral talks in Minsk on August 26. It was the first time the two presidents have met since June.


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VIDEO: Press Conference - Formation of a state - 24 Aug 2014 (Defense Min. V. Kononov & Prime Min. A. Zakharchenko)

Published on Aug 26, 2014

This is a thorough press conference by Alexander V. Zakharchenko, Chairman of The Council of Ministers of The Donetsk National Republic. It touches upon a few key points regarding the war, its origins and what and whom Kiev is fighting.

The possibility of Federalization is also discarded as irrelevant as that ship had certainly sailed. This is a fight for independence now.

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VIDEO: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford interview with CBC's Bro. Peter Mansbridge: 8 key points

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Rob Ford interview with Peter Mansbridge: 7 key points

Some answers that Toronto mayor gave in interview raise even more questions

Nov 19, 2013

In the midst of a campaign by his fellow city councillors to strip him of the bulk of his mayoral powers, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford took to radio and television to drive home his message this week, speaking to several U.S. networks and with CBC’s Peter Mansbridge.

While much of what he told CBC’s chief correspondent was in one way or another a reiteration of what he said in the past, there were several points that seemed to raise more questions than answers.

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Ukraine’s Dystopian Descent into Military Dictatorship

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Ukraine’s Dystopian Descent into Military Dictatorship

August 05, 2014

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The Ukrainian state continues its slow-motion collapse, this time with Poroshenko seeking to deal a death blow to the last remnants of the Rada. He has accused “half of the Verkhovna Rada” of being “a ‘fifth column’ which is controlled from abroad, whole factions” after they did not pass a bill labelling Lugansk and Donetsk’s governments as terrorist organizations.

Such an action would have granted pseudo-legitimacy to the US in doing the same, with the ultimate intent of connecting supposed Russian support of these entities with “state sponsor of terrorism” status. By his threatening words, Poroshenko is purposely trying to rile up nationalist voters and intimidate any remaining pragmatic politicians in his quest for near-total control over the state, just as an oligarch holds absolute power of his company. Concurrent with this, the West is wholeheartedly supporting Ukraine’s military, although that institution is on the brink of self-implosion as well. The unstable result of these two trends is the dystopian descent of Ukraine towards military dictatorship, all with the enthusiastic backing of the West in its latest anti-Russian crusade.

Fifth Columns and F.lthy Politics

Poroshenko is playing a f.lthy political game by accusing half of the Rada of being a “fifth column” under Russian influence. In reality, most of the Ukrainian government is a fifth column, albeit of the West, but that’s not the topic at hand here. Poroshenko’s objective is to intimidate the politicians who voted against the “anti-terrorist” bill into thinking that they may suffer the same fate as the recently banned Communist Party, which itself was persecuted because of its supposed “pro-Russian” stance. Not only that, but post-coup Ukraine has an extensive history of human rights abuses and political oppression, so there’s already a discernable track record for what can happen to those who disagree with the regime.

Another of Poroshenko’s pursuits is to split society from the Rada and stoke nationalism ahead of early elections, with the hope that voters will go through the motions of democracy in removing his political adversaries under the guise of ‘patriotism’. Although this deepens the political tumult in the country, it conveniently takes the focus away from the impending IMF crisis (for which the Rada collapsed in the first place) and misleadingly blames the country’s problems on internal enemies. Poroshenko is engaging in a calculated risky move to centralize control over the state in the same way that an oligarch does a company, but he is dangerously faced with a Catch-22. He wants to increase his power on the backs of nationalists, but their power and ambitions only grow along with his and they can likely turn on him in the future and make him their puppet (if they even allow him to stay in power, that is). The West knows this, hence why it is hedging its bets by supporting the military as a fail-safe measure of retaining influence in Ukraine in case this occurs.

Plan B: The Rag-Tag Military

In order to plan for the contingency of Poroshenko losing power against the wish of the West, it has thrown its complete support behind Ukraine’s military. Of course, this is also done for the purpose of crushing the pro-Federalists in the east, but the dual purpose of this support must be examined further. The US has already given nearly $53 million ($5 million and $48 million, respectively) to Ukraine’s military, and if the ‘American Aggression Enabling Act’ passes, the country will become a major non-NATO ally. Even if it doesn’t, the US still plans on going forward with using the California National Guard to train Ukraine’s National Guard next year and will be sending military advisors into the country later this month.

The EU has taken an about-face and unexpectedly lifted its arms ban on Ukraine, opening the door for a tidal wave of weaponry to flood into the conflict-stricken country. The supreme irony is that the EU originally imposed the ban on the Yanukovich government in February to prevent “internal repression”, but the current coup-imposed government has killed over 1000 people and counting during its recent “anti-terrorist” operation. The pro-coup Kyiv Post admits that 90 people died in the run-up to Yanukovich’s overthrow, meaning that the current authorities have been rewarded for killing 10x as many people by gaining access to the latest weaponry that Europe has to offer.

Relatives of Ukrainian soldiers are blocking roads in Western Ukraine in protest against “anti-terrorist operation” in Novorossia claiming thousands of lifes.

Relatives of Ukrainian soldiers are blocking roads in Western Ukraine in protest against “anti-terrorist operation” in Novorossia claiming thousands of lifes.

The logic behind this support is that it is needed to safeguard Ukraine’s economic and political integration with the West via the EU Association Agreement. If Poroshenko is ousted, the military could conceivably run Ukraine and keep Western integration on track, or so the thinking goes. The strategic flaw here is that the military is crumbing almost as fast as the state is, meaning that it is not a reliable proxy ally in any case. Desertions, poor conditions, inadequate supplies and rations, and protests against mobilization all indicate that the military is very unstable at this point. Providing weapons to such an entity risks them falling into the hands of extremists if the armed forces suddenly collapse, per the Libyan scenario, and even worse, these actors would be trained by the US military in how to use them for maximum lethality. The prospect of Neo-Nazi terrorists using American and European weapons to slaughter immigrants and Muslims in Paris or Berlin, for example, suddenly becomes a disturbing reality.

From ‘Democracy’ to Dictatorship

Ukraine’s post-coup nominal ‘democracy’ (as recognized by the West) is rapidly turning into a militarized state centered around a wannabe G.I. Joe. The last remnants of the Rada are being torn apart on purpose by Poroshenko in his perilous pursuit of power. The path from phantom democracy to incontestable dictatorship has four main highlighted attributes:

Political:

Poroshenko wants to permanently cripple the already handicapped Rada and turn it into a nationalist puppet institution. This is fraught with nothing but risks, but in the quest for absolute power, it is ridiculously seen as a gamble to be taken.

Military:

The military is to be strengthened via the ‘Reverse Saakashvili’. The renegade Georgian increased his country’s military spending by 24.5x in a mere four-year period prior to launching a war, but Poroshenko wants to emulate this during and after the actual war, using the ‘Russian threat’ to receive copious Western assistance with this project. However, the West won’t foot the entire bill, hence why scientific funding had to be cut and a new 1.5% military tax imposed.

Militarization is slated to occur on the upper level with the official armed forces and on the lower civil level with Pravy Sektor threats, intimidation, and radical nationalism. The population is to be kept in a siege mentality, with the government playing up the threat of internal enemies (“fifth columns”), “terrorists”, and the ‘Russian threat’ and ‘Crimean occupation’.

British journalist Graham Phillips, 35 was kidnapped on July 23, 2014 by the Ukrainian security service, tortured and expelled from Ukraine for working at the “enemy” RT Channel.

British journalist Graham Phillips, 35 was kidnapped on July 23, 2014 by the Ukrainian security service, tortured and expelled from Ukraine for working at the “enemy” RT Channel.

Information:

The war on journalism will continue unabated, with the country being the most dangerous in the world for this profession so far this year. Journalists that do not toe the official government line will be persecuted and kicked out of the country, much as the examples of Graham Phillips, Alina Eprimian, the LifeNews crew, and others illustrate. The banning of select Russian media has also become a hallmark in a country endeavouring to join the pro-‘Freedom of Speech’ EU.

Normative:

Bringing everything together, Poroshenko wants to maintain external protection (Shadow NATO) and a seal of approval (European ‘legitimacy’ and the EU Association Agreement) to institutionalize his power grab. Thus far, the West is enthusiastically supporting him every step of the way.

Winning the war in the east is not as important to Poroshenko as solidifying internal political gains for him and his clique. One must always remember that he is first and foremost an oligarch and old habits die hard, as the saying goes. The biggest threat here is that Poroshenko will be overthrown by the same nationalist forces that he envisions as helping him deepen his power, and the military may be powerless to stop this (if it isn’t co-opted by the nationalists by that time). What makes the slide into military dictatorship and nationalist destabilization all the more dystopian, however, is that ‘Western values’, which always promote themselves as being holier-than-thou, are firmly behind bringing this nightmare into the heart of the European continent.

Andrew Korybko is the American political correspondent of Voice of Russia who currently lives and studies in Moscow, exclusively for ORIENTAL REVIEW.


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Vineyard of the Saker Blog: Footage of the vaporized leftovers of the Ukie 79th Airborne Brigade #ukraine #donbass #cnn

This is from over two weeks ago, must have missed the CNN report on this…

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Footage of the vaporized leftovers of the Ukie 79th Airborne Brigade

Honestly? I feel sorry for these guys who probably did not chose to be there. But I am also extremely relieved that they were stopped and wiped out as their role was to completely encircle Novorussia and then mercilessly crush Resistance. Still, as the Russian poet Voloshin wrote “with all my heart, I pray for these and for the others”. The Saker

The 79th Airmobile was the furthest advanced in the ‘Southern Cauldron’ battle, it’s remnants walked across the Russian border last week. It was a regular Ukraine Army Brigade listed on Wikipedia as being under ‘direct subordination’ to Land Forces Command.

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Updated & Mapped: Four Ukrainian Regular Army Brigades Encircled & Wiped Out in month long 'Southern Cauldron' Battle (1/3 of it's peacetime main army units). Will Western & Ukrainian Press Report It? Will N.Y.T. update it's map?

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From Vinyard of the Saker and several Russian language & military blogs we have been following:

The Boiling Point of the Southern Cauldron

Original: Voice of Sevastopol, August 8, 2014
Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov

Edited by S. Naylor
The Collapse of the Southern Cauldron

The Southern Cauldron has reached its boiling point; it is living out its final hours. Everything that did not manage to flee to Russia or to break out of encirclement is in the process of being cooked. Yesterday, following a de-blockading strike from without, the remnants of the surrounded brigades, having gathered an armoured group and abandoned everything that could not move, rushed to break through in the direction of Miusinsk. This led to battles, in the course which the city continually passed from one faction to the other. In order to prevent the unification of two enemy groups – one attempting to break out and the other – a relief group advancing through Orlovka to the north of Enakievo – the Militia attempted to push the breakout troops to the north-east of Miusinsk.

Doubt if many were even aware there were three complete regular Ukrainian Army Brigades, two independent Regiments and a Regiment of Border Guards that had been cut-off without supplies and surrounded along a long finger against the Russian Border for the last month. There certainly has been no coverage beyond one piece by VICE news of frantic parents in Kiev protesting after calls from their surrounded soldier-sons.

The New York Times daily battle map has always been careful to show this penetration/pincer in a almost gloating fashion, it was still there yesterday although they should have known that the remnants of the furthest Airborne Brigade had already walked across the Russian Border asking for asylum. All the news that’s fit to print.

Well our Mainstream Media completely ignorned the daily pummelling by Ukrainian Artillery of Slovyansk Apartment Buildings that killed hundreds of Russian civilians so what can we expect.

Will Bro. Putin intervene FINALLY to prevent a repeat with Donetsk? Will the Ukie army collapse? Will NATO intervene to save their Brother in Kiev? Stay tuned for as the Masonic World Turns.


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Surrounded Ukrainian Army Units 8/6 from Colonel Cassad Blog

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In total we are talking about the destruction of units that contained a total of 6,000+ troops with 300+ armoured vehicles that had been attempting to seal off the Russian Border for the past month, these were ‘brigades’ that were not up to normal NATO brigade strengths as one commenter queried, but none the less they were regular Ukraine army units, the 51st, 79th, 72nd & 24th Brigades plus special forces, independent ‘battalions’ & border units .

>>Some ‘After Battle Photo’s’ from Colonel Cassad Blog here and here.

>>Update Aug. 12 pm. Daily Beast makes a long post on it here, although they partially buy the Ukrainian spin that the units ‘escaped’ (400 men on foot left in a mechanized brigade = unit was completely destroyed).

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VIDEO: Dying Ex-CIA Worker Comes Forward About Area 51 & Aliens, says President Eisenhower threatened base with attack by US 1st Army

Published on May 23, 2013
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At an undisclosed location, with Richard Dolans. My gut feeling is this guy is telling the truth.

After MJ 12 failed to report back to President Eisenhower the signalman with his CIA superior was asked to report to the White House where he was ordered by Pres. Eisenhower and VP Nixon to take Airforce 1 to Nevada and go to area 51 and tell ‘who ever was in charge’ that if they didn’t report to the President in Washington by the following week he would order the US First Army in Colorado to take over the base.

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CBS Sunday Morning runs 'Inside the Secret World of the Freemasons' piece again (August 3, 2014)

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August 3, 2014

Inside the secret world of the Freemasons

(CBS News) The Square and Compasses are among the traditional tools of stonemasons. They also form the symbol of a group that has been misunderstood and even maligned for many centuries. This morning, Mo Rocca takes us inside.

This story was originally broadcast on December 8, 2013.

It’s the world’s most well-known secret society. Rich with symbols and ritual, it’s the source of legends . . . parodies . . . and conspiracy theories.

Welcome to the world of Freemasonry.

True or false? The Masons are a secret society. “No. That’s false,” said UCLA history professor Margaret Jacob, one of the world’s leading experts on Freemasonry.

True or false? Freemasonry is a religion. No, said Jacob.

True or false? Masons were behind the American Revolution. “False, false, false,” she said.

“Okay, but what about on the dollar bill? The eye and pyramid?” asked Rocca.

“Oh, yeah, the eye, yeah,” said Jacob. “Everybody says it’s Masonic. In fact, it’s commonplace in the 18th century, that particular set of symbols.”

True! Freemasons laid the cornerstone of America — well, at least some of its most iconic structures, like the National Cathedral in Washington and the Statue of Liberty.
9 things you didn’t know about Freemasonry

So what is Freemasonry? Simply put, it’s the world’s oldest and largest fraternity. Its membership is a Who’s Who of world history — George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Winston Churchill, Mozart, Davy Crockett, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Houdini, Gerald Ford, Henry Ford, John Wayne, even Colonel Sanders.

If you want to be a Mason, you can petition a local lodge for membership. You’ll need to demonstrate good character and belief in some sort of Supreme Being. Oh, and in almost all lodges, it’s men only.

Next, you’re up for a vote, explains former New York State Grand Master James Sullivan. “The lodge votes to accept you, and then you have your three degrees that you go through.”

Once you earn “the third degree” (and yes, that’s where the phrase comes from), you can join any number of Masonic off-shoots.

Take Brent Morris. He’s a 33rd degree Mason and a historian at the House of the Temple for the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite of the Southern Jurisdiction. (It’s that big building in Washington, D.C.)

“This isn’t like the Masonic Vatican, but it’s an important building,” said Rocca.

“It’s an important building, absolutely right,” said Morris. “It’s one branch of Freemasonry in the United States, and that’s our headquarters.”

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Vice News: Russian Civilians Suffer from Bloody Military Campaign (VIDEO)

VICE News

Published on Jul 17, 2014

Two weeks after the separatist rebels of the Donetsk People’s Republic fled their stronghold of Sloviansk, Ukraine’s anti­-terror operation continues. In the neighboring region of Luhansk, the Ukrainian military has been battling with separatists for control of Luhansk city and its strategically important airport — but with both sides using artillery, homes are being destroyed and people are being killed. Meanwhile near Donetsk, fighting has reached outlying villages as the military looks to encircle separatist forces inside the city, who vow to make their last stand among its 1 million inhabitants.

VICE News speaks to the civilians in Luhansk and Donetsk who find themselves in the middle of the bloody campaign — and who are dying as a result.

Malaysian Passenger Jet ‘Shot Down’ Over Eastern Ukraine: http://bit.ly/1mYjUaB

Watch all of VICE News’ coverage of the conflict in Ukraine here: http://bit.ly/1j0tCKk


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Newsmax 'TV': Lt. Col. Bro. Oliver North talks about 'the situations in Ukraine' (America's Forum with Bro. J.D. Hayworth)

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Published on Jul 22, 2014

Military expert and best-selling author talks about the situations in Ukraine and in Israel and what role the US should play in these conflict.


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Kelly McParland: Good news, the Americans hate the F-35 too (The Jet that Ate the Pentagon)

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Kelly McParland: Good news, the Americans hate the F-35 too

April 30, 2012

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The U.S. hates the F-35, too. Doesn’t that make you feel better?

Still uncertain whether the F-35 is a good idea?

Good news: Foreign Policy magazine may solve the dilemma for you. The Washington-based magazine demonstrates that Canadian opponents aren’t alone in thinking the “fifth generation fighter” (which sounds significant but really only means there were four earlier ones, kind of like owning a “fifth generation Oldsmobile”) is a disaster waiting to happen. In “The Jet that Ate the Pentagon” it pretty much dismembers the argument for the plane, largely on the basis that it will be insanely expensive (even more insanely than the costs known at present, and which the federal government sought valiantly to disguise by letting Defence Minister Peter MacKay be in charge). And besides the expense, it says, the planes don’t work very well, and aren’t likely to.

Here’s a taste of the snowballing expense:

Overall, the program’s cost has grown75 percent from its original 2001 estimate of $226.5 billion — and that was for a larger buy of 2,866 aircraft.

Hundreds of F-35s will be built before 2019, when initial testing is complete. The additional cost to engineer modifications to fix the inevitable deficiencies that will be uncovered is unknown, but it is sure to exceed the $534 million already known from tests so far. The total program unit cost for each individual F-35, now at $161 million, is only a temporary plateau. Expect yet another increase in early 2013, when a new round of budget restrictions is sure to hit the Pentagon, and the F-35 will take more hits in the form of reducing the numbers to be bought, thereby increasing the unit cost of each plane.

A final note on expense: The F-35 will actually cost multiples of the $395.7 billion cited above. That is the current estimate only to acquire it, not the full life-cycle cost to operate it. The current appraisal for operations and support is $1.1 trillion — making for a grand total of $1.5 trillion, or more than the annual GDP of Spain.

And that’s only so far. It’s based on predictions the F-35 will be 42% more expensive to operate than the F-16. But the F-22, a less complicated “fifth generation” aircraft proved to be 300% more expensive. Besides, says the magazine, thanks to layer on layer of additional requirements added by the Clinton administration in the early days of planning and design, the F-35 has become a cumbersome “flying piano” that has little chance of ever achieving the impossible standards set for it.

The bottom line: The F-35 is not the wonder its advocates claim. It is a gigantic performance disappointment, and in some respects a step backward. The problems, integral to the design, cannot be fixed without starting from a clean sheet of paper.

Even if nothing else goes wrong, the F-35 would account for 38% of Pentagon procurement for defense programs, according to Foreign Policy, and this at a time the Pentagon faces serious cuts to bring U.S. budget spending back to something resembling sanity.

See, doesn’t that make you feel better? The Americans hate it too.


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John Ivison: Canadians need the straight goods on F-35. First and foremost: Does it really handle like a ‘flying piano’?

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John Ivison: Canadians need the straight goods on F-35. First and foremost: Does it really handle like a ‘flying piano’?

April 30, 2012

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Potentially as damaging as the cost over-runs are the claims made by critics like military analyst Winslow Wheeler that the F-35 is a “virtual flying piano” that lacks agility and is grounded far too often for maintenance.

The day the Auditor-General’s damning report on the F-35 fighter jets landed, the Harper government attempted to contain the damage by announcing the creation of a new “F-35 Secretariat” to oversee the process to replace Canada’s aging CF-18 fleet.

The government committed itself to “continue evaluating options” on the CF-18 replacement, but the very name of the new office suggested, in reality, Canadians could have any jet they wanted, as long as it looked like the F-35.

But it is the F-35 Secretariat no longer.

Marc Garneau, the Liberal MP, asked in Question Period if the change of name to the “New Fighter Aircraft Secretariat” was indicative of a shift in policy. He didn’t get much of an answer but government sources confirmed the name has indeed been changed, to avoid giving the impression that the outcome is pre-determined. Asked if that meant a competition for a new jet is likely, the senior Conservative said: “We haven’t closed that door.”

On first blush, it looks very much as if the government is preparing to back away from the F-35. The whole saga has taken a political toll on the Tories, as the costs for the 30-year life-cycle of the jets appear to be close to double the $16-billion they have claimed.

The F-35 took another hit this week with a scathing article – “The Jet that Ate the Pentagon” — in the highly regarded Foreign Policy magazine. It suggested the plane is “simply unaffordable, behind schedule” and a huge disappointment in terms of performance. “The F-35 is an unaffordable mediocrity, and the program will not be fixed by any combination of hardware tweaks or cost-control projects. There is only one thing to do with the F-35: Junk it. America’s air force deserves a much better aircraft and the taxpayers deserve a much cheaper one,” wrote Winslow Wheeler, a veteran military analyst.

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Daily Mail: Why has Bro. David Cameron held eight private conversations with Bro. Tony Blair?

Daily Mail

The new special relationship: Why HAS Cameron held EIGHT conversations with Tony Blair (of all people) on how to run the country?

29 May, 2012

By Tim Shipman, Deputy Political Editor

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David Cameron has developed a ‘special relationship’ with Tony Blair, holding at least eight conversations with him on how to run the country.

Mr Blair visited Mr Cameron’s official country residence of Chequers last July – a meeting that has previously never been disclosed by Downing Street.

The pair have also had at least seven phone conversations since Mr Cameron took the keys to No10, a rate of around once every three months.

Mr Cameron and Mr Blair had a phone chat as recently as February this year.

They also spoke in January and have another call scheduled for September according to Downing Street sources.

Officials have previously admitted Mr Blair has briefed Mr Cameron in his capacity as a Middle East envoy.

But the full extent of their conversations has never before been revealed.

Well-placed sources admit their discussions stray far beyond foreign affairs and into how the Government should reform public services and the civil service. They have also discussed the euro crisis and the economy.

Mr Blair has also been advising Mr Cameron on how to cope with the rigours of the job as he undergoes the most testing time of his premiership.

‘They have a lot to talk about,’ said a senior source.

‘It is quite a special relationship between one Prime Minister and another. Who else knows what you’re going through?

‘They ostensibly talk about the Middle East but when you’ve got him on the phone it is natural to talk politics.’

Mr Blair has also had discussions on public service reform with senior ministers and it is understood he has held talks with Mr Cameron’s recently departed policy guru Steve Hilton.

A spokesman for Mr Blair said: ‘Of course, from time to time he speaks to the PM, particularly in his role as Quartet Representative, as he does with many world leaders.

‘But he does not routinely advise the PM on domestic or other policy.’

Labour peer Lord Adonis, who helped pioneer Mr Blair’s academy schools programme, which Education Secretary Michael Gove has dramatically expanded, was in No10 for talks with Mr Cameron on Monday.

That meeting was also previously kept quiet by No10.

Senior Tory sources say the Prime Minister has not ruled out offering a job to Lord Adonis, who is supposed to be running Labour’s own industrial policy review.

Mr Cameron’s policy unit has also been consulting Matthew Taylor and Geoff Mulgan, two former heads of Mr Blair’s Downing Street policy unit.

Details of the extensive web of contacts are likely to enrage partisans on both Tory and Labour benches.

Tory backbenchers are already concerned Mr Cameron spends as much time listening to the Liberal Democrats as he does Conservative backbenchers.

Mr Cameron gained notoriety with his own party by dubbing himself the ‘heir to Blair’ during the 2005 leadership contest.

The disclosure he is advising Mr Cameron will send many into orbit.

Mr Blair has let it be known he wants to play a larger role in domestic politics.

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