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July 30, 2014

By Peter Jukes

Other Dark Arts at the News of the World – The “Fake Sheikh” Investigated by Police Just Before the Phone Hacking Operation

A timeline on the Fake Sheikh, News of the World and police investigations by my  occasional contributor, Joe Public. Crossposted at Fothom Scotland Yard investigated Fake Sheikh Mazher Mahmood 9 YEARS AGO – in 2005 just four months before they initiated a phone hacking case into his newspaper. Like operation Caryatid, there isn’t a trace of a follow up…

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July 28, 2014

By Peter Jukes

How Rebekah Brooks Withheld Beckham Kidnap Info, Hired Criminals for the Fake Sheikh, and Scotland Yard and the CPS Did Nothing

A follow up piece on the Fake Sheikh by occasional contributor, Joe Public. Crossposted at Fothom.  In what echoes the 24 hour delay it took for News of the World to inform police of their Milly Dowler hacked messages, Rebekah Brooks withheld information from the police in regards to an alleged Victoria Beckham kidnap plot…

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July 28, 2014

By Eliot Higgins

The Buk That Could – An Open Source Odyssey

Over the last two weeks I’ve documented the various open source information that has revealed key pieces of information about the Buk Missile Launcher linked to the downing of flight MH17.  Now, using that information, I believe it’s possible to construct a timeline of events on the ground in Ukraine on July 17th that can…

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