Sunday, 24 January 2016

January 2016 Edition.


January 2016 edition

On Tuesday 5th January 2016 Channel 4 News carried a report from ISIS/ISIL held territory on the Iraq/Syria border. This report was specifically interesting because it revealed that in the early days of the establishment of the ISIS/ISIL terror “state” posters and banners depicting Saddam Hussein and other leading figures from the former Ba’athist regime in Iraq were prominently displayed throughout the areas under their control.

There have for long been claims circulating in Western patriotic circles that the ISIS/ISIL terror “state” was run and controlled by former military commanders and state officials from the previous Iraqi Ba’athist regime – but this to the best of our knowledge is the first time that such revelations have been confirmed by the mainstream media. Our movement of course warned against the stupidity of halting military operations against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq following the Liberation of Kuwait in 1991, rather than carrying on to Baghdad and toppling the Ba’athist regime there and then – and of course subsequent events resulting from Saddam Hussein’s bankrolling of the al Qa’eda terrorist organization such as the USS Cole and 9/11 terrorist atrocities etc have undoubtedly proved us correct in this regard! Likewise it is now crystal clear that the “Mission Accomplished” pronouncement following the eventual toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003 was far too premature, as his main henchmen were allowed to escape and – as has now been revealed – went on to found and organize the ISIS/ISIL terror structure.

There have been those in the West – predominantly the liberal egalitarian Left and their tame media, though also including the Islamo-fascists (see December 2015 SCN) – who constantly act as apologists for Islamic terror groups such as the Ba’athist regime, al Qa’eda and ISIS/ISIL and “welcome” the swarm of Muslim “refugees” currently invading Europe. These “enemies within”, exemplified by the evil Corbynistas who have currently taken over the British Labour Party, deny any form of wrong-doing by their Mohammedan friends no matter how definitive and indisputable the evidence against them is. The most notorious example of this has been the pro-Islamists knee-jerk rejection of any claim that Saddam Hussein’s Ba’athist regime was developing Weapons of Mass Destruction – in spite of the fact that the Israelis knew that it was necessary to destroy the Iraqi nuclear plant where they had discovered that attempts were being made to develop an atomic bomb, and the well-documented evidence that the Ba’athists had used chemical weapons against their own people in the village of Halabja!

At a Swinton Circle meeting in June 2006 Jillian Becker, the greatly respected journalist and terrorism expert, gave a highly informative speech about the Islamic threat to the West both from al Qa’eda (Sunni) and Hezbollah (Shi’ite). When asked what had happened to Saddam Hussein’s WMDs that the inept left-wing Swedish arms inspector Hans Blix had so spectacularly failed to find, she immediately replied that everything – factory infrastructure and all – had been moved across the border to Syria. (This question alas prompted an interruption from an apparent pro-Islamic member of the audience who stated “well there were none!” or words to this effect. The response from another member of the audience to this ill-informed comment was “Tell that to the people of Halabja!”. The disrupter in question was incidentally later barred from attending future Swinton Circle meetings for an entirely different reason, and is now believed to have been a member of an Islamo-fascist faction.) Some years later, of course, the Assad administration in Syria used chemical weapons against rebels during the Syrian Civil War – in spite of the fact they were not known previously to possess such WMDs! It surely doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that Jillian Becker was right and that the Assad government had simply used some of the chemical weapons which the Ba’athist regime had off-loaded onto them – yet nowhere in the tame media does this blindingly obvious fact seem to have been commented upon!

No doubt the same liberal-Leftist fanatics and their Islamo-fascist fellow-travellers who denied that Saddam Hussein ever possessed WMDs will now also try to deny that there is a clear and indisputable link between the former Ba’athist state’s officials and the current ISIS/ISIL terror state – and probably will also attempt to deny that the current swarm of “refugees” invading Europe is all part of their ongoing plan to try to Islamise Europe, and indeed the West as a whole. The West’s mistake, as we have often stated in the past, was not to have finished the job in 1991 and again in 2003. These failures have of course been compounded by the Obama administration’s decision to withdraw troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. The urgent action which the West now must take therefore is to intervene fully – not just with air strikes but with “boots on the ground” - in both Syria and Iraq in order to crush the Ba’athist-ISIS/ISIL terror structure threatening us all and to restore order to those lands so that the “refugee” swarm can be quickly repatriated. But this time, unlike in 1991 and 2003, Western forces must go there to stay!



The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club staged a small but happy and inspiring get-together in order to commemorate the Day of the Vow last month. A short speech was given by a leading official of the Springbok Club about the continuing significance of this day which was greeted with hearty applause, and it is hoped that in years to come this event will once again be commemorated by the organization on a larger scale and at a national level.


The Springbok Club’s 2016 AGM will be held in central London during the evening of Monday 8th February, and full details will be sent to all current members of the organization during the next few days. All fully paid-up members of the Springbok Club will be entitled to participate in this meeting, though only Honorary, Life and Full members will be allowed to vote or to stand for office. Associate members will however be allowed to attend, and to participate in discussions. Following the completion of the business side of this meeting, which we anticipate will conclude prior to 20.00 hrs, Mr. Gary Vincent will be giving another of his highly popular and captivating illustrated talks about an aspect of the Anglo-Zulu Wars. This year this talk, which will be illustrated with the aid of models, will centre around the Battle of Isandhlwana, which took place earlier during the day before to the famous victory at Rorke’s Drift, which Mr. Vincent has described in previous presentations. All supporters, whether members or not, will be welcome to attend this section of the evening’s events. For more information either e-mail: or ‘phone: 07711188430.


On Saturday 27th February the Springbok Club will be staging a trip to the “Artist and Empire” Exhibition at the Tate Britain Gallery in Millbank. Assemble between 13.45 hrs and 14.00 hrs in the foyer of the Gallery (enter via the west-side Atterbury Street entrance). There will be a small admission charge of approximately £14.00 (depending upon status) to visit this exhibition.

On Sunday 27th March the Springbok Club will be organizing a trip to see the University Boat races. Arrangements to view the races from an excellent vantage point on the River Thames are currently being finalised, and full details will be given in next month’s SCN.



Although discussions to re-constitute and/or merge the remains of the Swinton Circle with other patriotic organizations have still to be held, those who have remained loyal to the organization have decided to initiate a new e-mail re-circulation service featuring interesting and useful reports which we receive from other patriotic movements from around the Western world. If you would like your e-mail address to be included on this re-circulation list then please write to:



We have recently received the following report from the ZCTF, which we believe many of our supporters will be interested to read :-


“An informer reported to us recently that he was at Chase Motors Service Station, parked behind a one ton pick-up with Mashonaland Tobacco Company written on the door. The truck was loaded with something and the informant realised it was elephant skins so he took photos of it. This is quite suspicious because it could mean that elephant skins are being shipped to China in tobacco containers, possibly underneath the tobacco.


“We have received a report that 10 elephants were recently killed to the west of Tsholotsho by 2 top government officials. The elephants were decapitated and the tusks were taken.


“A tour guide was taking a group of tourists around Hwange National Park and they came across a pride of lions. We are not sure what happened but the tour guide was charged and killed by one of the lions. In another incident a hunter was hunting buffalo in the Mana Pools area. He shot a buffalo but didn't kill him. The buffalo was tracked for 3 days and on the third day, they found him still alive. The buffalo attacked and killed the hunter.We would like to warn people that these are wild animals and to be very careful when confronting them.


“29 sable were captured recently, 2 of which were dead. They were captured in Zimbabwe near the Limpopo River, trying to make a crossing into South Africa without going through the border post. Theo Bronkhorst was arrested in connection with this but has since been released on $100 bail. He is still due to appear in court on the 28th September 2015 on the Cecil the Lion case. Bronkhorst's property in Zimbabwe was inspected and 27 live sable were found there as well as many animal skins. He is apparently being charged with this as well.


“A rhino was killed in Midlands Conservancy, bringing the total killed this year to six. Six people have been arrested in connection with this.”

The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force web-site can be accessed at::



Sepp Blatter, the hugely controversial President of FIFA, has now been charged with corruption and suspended from all his positions within the international organization. Blatter of course has been closely implicated with the widely-condemned awarding of the 2010 Soccer World Cup finals to South Africa and the forthcoming 2022 finals to Qatar – both of which awards were unexpected, unpopular in the wider Football fraternity, and have been mired in allegations of massive bribery. As a result he has become a much despised figure in most European and other Western Soccer communities – indeed he was burnt in effigy by the Cliffe B.S. at last November’s Lewes Bonfire festivities! In his bizarre speech at a press conference following his charging and suspension he sought to suck up to Third World countries by likening himself to “Nelson” Mandela, the notorious South African terrorist leader. Such an awful comparison is destined to rebound on him badly forever, for not only will most people in the West who are aware of the evil terrorist nature of Mandela be sickened by it, but also most decent Africans will regard it with contempt, as they are far more interested in playing and watching Football rather than glorifying terrorists!



As many readers will no doubt recall, last month we circulated our supporters urging them to sign an on-line petition to the UK government entitled “Don't ban Trump from the United Kingdom”. This follows an earlier petition initiated by far-Left extremists calling for the leading GOP candidate in this year’s US Presidential Election to be banned from entering the UK. Open petitions such as these are encouraged by the UK government, and if they obtain 100,000 signatures must be debated by a Committee Session of Parliament. We were however surprised to be notified by the petition administrators that a debate on the original petition to ban Mr. Trump was to be held as it had attracted over 100,000 signatures – this in spite of the fact that we signed the counteracting petition opposing such a ridiculous ban, and not the original trouble-making petition itself! It would appear therefore that the petition administrators lumped all those who signed all petitions on this general subject together in order to obtain the required number of signatures – whether they supported the original wording which was up for debate or the opposite! Furthermore, in all likelihood we believe that the counteracting petition/petitions could well have received more support than the original. We hope that all our friends and supporters in the US will take note of this fact, and will inform all their acquaintances that Mr.Trump has far more support in the UK than press reports may indicate.



We have recently been most impressed and encouraged to receive information from the Australian Party for Freedom regarding a rally in Sydney which they supported which drew attention to the near-genocide campaign currently being waged against Whites in the “new” South Africa. Unfortunately notification of this protest rally only reached us some weeks after it actually took place, so we were therefore not able to inform our supporters of the details in advance. We believe even so that readers will be very interested to learn what the Party for Freedom have been doing in support of their South African kith and kin, and would like to thank them and congratulate them for their actions. The original message read as follows :-

“Dear Patriot,

”The Party for Freedom will be holding a 'Stop White Genocide in South Africa' protest in Sydney on Saturday, 10th October 2015 to highlight the dire situation of Whites in the modern 'rainbow nation' of South Africa.

”Since 1994, over 4,000 White famers have been murdered by Blacks in racially motivated attacks. Also, the ANC (African National Congress) and Julius Malema of the EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters) have both continued to push genocidal language encouraging Black South Africans to murder Whites. The current South African President continues to sing the 'Kill the Boer' or 'Kill the Farmer' song.

”The mainstream media has been silent on the genocide of Whites in South Africa. We encourage you to join us in protest next Saturday making a stand against White genocide in South Africa. With the rapidly changing demography of Australia and the West, Whites everywhere will be facing the same challenges as the struggling and persecuted White South Africans.

”Where: Between St. Andrews Cathedral and Town Hall, George Street, Sydney

”Date: Saturday, 10th October 2015

”Time: 1pm to 3pm

”Please wear a red shirt and bring a white cross.”

The Australian Party for Freedom’s web-site can be accessed at:



We have recently received a message from a supporter asking us to sign an on-line petition calling for the authorities NOT to remove the statue of Cecil John Rhodes from the entrance to Oriel College at Oxford University. We therefore ask all our readers not only to sign this important petition themselves, but also to circulate it as widely as possible. It can be accessed at :-



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Rhodesia, in 1975 and a bloody vicious civil war is at its height. A war between the White minority supported by the Black majority and the ZAPU and ZANU terrorist groups, supported by Zambia and Mozambique. Kensington, a small town in the farming belt has been the subject of several terrorist attacks but with only a small police force for defence, the local T.A. unit having been called up for service on the Zambia border the situation appears grim. Until Iffor Meredith turns up on a pilgrimage to meet up with his wife and son of his old army buddy, recently murdered by terrorists. A deadly ambush on the "Dix" family and his escape from a land mine attack makes Iffor determined to offer resistance of some form or other to the terrorists. His application to join the Rhodesian Army has been accepted and he sets about forming a small militia. With all the fit men already on call up, who can he recruit from. Then he's invited to a darts match at the Moth Club and meets up with the remnants of the town's Fire Brigade, the men considered too old for call up. Blue Watch.

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No.206 – Ms. BEVERLEY BANNISTER of Durban

Beverley Bannister was a keen supporter of the Durban Branch of the Save Rhodesia Campaign during the late 1970s. She was single at the time, though was heavily involved and perhaps even engaged. Unfortunately, however, she disappeared from the patriotic scene following the fall of Rhodesia and the disbandment of the SRC, and it is suspected that this was as a result of her marriage and accompanying other commitments. Alas we do not know what her married name was, but it would be great to learn what happened to this lovely and loyal lady.



A most intriguing web-site called “Knights Templar International” has recently been recommended to us, particularly a page thereon entitled “Operation Ark” concerning the current plight of White South Africans living under the ANC regime. This interesting web-page can be accessed at :-





I have recently heard about the Swinton Circle's problematic July meeting, and it all sounds a most unfortunate business. Yes, I do remember your Press Officer and, like you, thought that his enthusiasm and youth were most refreshing. Sorry that he turned out to be a wolf in sheep's clothing.

I didn't know much about Liberty GB. I had vaguely heard of it, but there are so many fringe parties, some good and some not so good, that it's easy to become confused. What happened at your meeting unfortunately epitomises a very difficult problem facing many of us willing to stick their neck above the parapet and say that they are not Socialists in any shape or form and thus on the "right" of the political spectrum. All sorts of people on "the right" may well stand for the traditional family, strong law and order policies and for the need for a cohesive society built around common values, but their reasons for so doing can be very different. Some, like myself, hold these views in the context of desiring a free society but recognising that there must be certain constraints on that freedom. Multi-culturalism, the treatment of criminals as victims and a sexual free-for-all will ultimately lead to tyranny, which is, of course, why left-wing adherents of the Frankfurt School are keen to foist such ideas upon us. However, other people support these same values - a cohesive society built around shared values, strong law and order policies and the traditional family for very different reasons. They also support withdrawal from the EU, for that matter. I can fully understand why one of your most valued members previously flirted with the extreme right. If you are utterly opposed to Socialsm both of the classic Corbyn-esque variety and the post-modern Blairite variety, it may well seem good to meet up with people sharing this loathing. However, as she found out and as you were sharply reminded at the meeting, there are some people with a very different agenda and I do feel sorry for you that you received so little support from other Committee members in dealing with such utterly unpleasant and uninvited visitors. Quite honestly, I am appalled that anyone could say that our brave soldiers fought "for the wrong side" in WW2. The word "deranged" does sum these people up. They have nothing in common ideologically with the likes of you or me, in spite of some outward agreement in certain areas. They are extremists.

All I can say is that I wish you all the best in trying to pick up the pieces from what must have been a most disturbing meeting. I can imagine that you must feel very concerned in particular about the ambivalence of your Chairman. Still, at least you have seen the back of your Press Officer. He clearly was a nasty piece of work, in spite of his outwardly pleasant and enthusiastic exterior. Do keep me posted with how all this pans out.

Yours etc.,

Bob Young, Heathfield, Sussex, U.K.




Many thanks for wonderful December edition of your superb SCN - I await same anxiously every month, and thoroughly enjoy each and every article !!

The amount of time, effort, and thought that goes into producing a newsletter of this high quality should never be taken for granted - please extend my sincere appreciation to all evolved in the monthly production of same.

Yours etc.,

W.V., Durban, Natal, South Africa.




It is a fact that countries like Sweden have faced increased crime and rape statistics solely because of the influx of migrants. The current migrant crisis will add to the rise of tensions. It's like a slow cooker reaching boiling point. With programmes like “Is Britain Racist?” and the political discussions in the media; it is apparent the political landscape is on edge. The American feature on “Is Britain Racist?” quite rightly showed the violence being perpetrated by the Black men. If people wish to be realists they might look to South Africa to see that giving certain groups power will inevitably lead to the destruction of ones own race.

Yours etc.,

Claudia Bryan, Gillingham, Kent, U.K.




In an obvious launch of her campaign for the succession to David Cameron, Theresa May is talking the talk on immigration. I would like to offer my suggestions as to how the government can effectively walk the walk. Get out of the EU so we can control our own borders again. Restrict immigration to people who can read, write and speak fluent English and have something to offer us. Only admit refugees if it's life or death and they've nowhere else to go. Round up and remove all illegal immigrants no matter what it takes. Repeal the Race Relations Acts, end multiculturalism, and end Political Correctness - and fill future labour shortages with temporary contract workers rather than permanent immigrants. If this means shortages of waiters, cleaners or “baristas”, so be it.

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.




What is interesting about the claim by a Queenstown Councillor that “Whites built the dams too big, so they take a long time to fill” is that this statement of his reflects the mindset of those who do not know the meaning of the word “appreciation”. They received a first world functioning country on a plate, but instead of being realistic and telling themselves – look we didn’t create this but let’s try and make a go of it and utilise the people who created it, they instead got rid of the creators and replaced them with the consumers and the destroyers, and look what we have now!

In addition there’s a real culture of entitlement within the ANC and its followers. They truly believe they are entitled to South Africa, without seeming to acknowledge how it came about and without working for it. One sees this everywhere. The hand is always out – they expect everything to be given.

A top class eye clinic in one of our big cities decided to help “the community” and offered their services to the Ministry of Health. For two years these world-class eye surgeons did pro bono work on cataracts and other eye problems for free. All in all they did R35 million worth of work. They never received one letter of thanks. In fact, they decided to stop because they realized their efforts were simply taken for granted. The Whites MUST help the so-called previously disadvantaged! When they didn’t continue with the work, the Ministry wrote a testy letter asking why there was no more free treatment, as if it was expected to just continue. The Ministry was most put off when the practice said they could not do any more. Instead of being appreciative, the Ministry castigated the practice and accused them of being uncaring towards “the community”. This sort of behaviour is the norm. The more you give, the more is expected and don’t expect one word of thanks.

A strange mentality. It doesn’t seem to occur anywhere else in the world. Who wants to live with people like these?

Yours etc.,

G.G.R., Krugersdorp, Transvaal, South Africa.




Having read the revelation about so many degrees claimed by leading ANC officials being fake, may I remind you of an old Scottish saying: "what can you expect from a pig but a grunt".

Yours etc.,

“Loyalist”, Glasgow, U.K.




No surprise about the ANC fake decrees. During the 1970’s we worked at the Jubilee Community Hospital, Hammanskraal. The Hospital was told to employ Black staff, many of the Doctors had fake degrees. I have just had a Skype conversation with a friend in South Africa. Tells me the South African Government has had discussions with leaders of Hamas. Sounds like the Black folk never herd what happened to the Israeli opposition during the ‘67 & ‘76 wars.

Yours etc.,

"Xrayman", Auckland, New Zealand




In relation to your comment “In this regard, seemingly inevitably in these ‘politically correct’ days, it is the leaders of the Christian churches (of most, if not all denominations), who are the greatest to blame.” [Editorial, October 2015 SCN – Ed.] may I point out that during the 300 year history of South Africa, the churches have also been one of the biggest supporters of the Blacks at the cost of the Whites.

Yours etc.,

H. Koch, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa.




It was with great sadness that we recently learnt of the death of Dr. Philip Nathan whilst working in Thailand, following a brief illness aged only 65.

Philip Nathan lived a full and rewarding life as a pioneer in research on and development of bio-fuels and petro-chemicals, both in the UK and abroad. He was an outstanding scientist and academic.

Educated in Army schools, prep schooled at Street Court School, Godstone, and then St Lawrence Collage, Ramsgate, he received his BSc at the University of Windsor, Ontario, where he joined the Canadian Militia. Upon returning to the UK he achieved his PhD at Brunel University in bio-medical technology. He then undertook research as a Fellow at the University of London focusing on a broad range of bio-medical subjects. His work in these areas attracted the attention of Jundishapur University in Ahwas, Iran, where he was asked to open a Bio-medical Department and to give lectures and teach. Following this he undertook developmental work on bio-fuels in both the UK and Thailand, a direct result of which helped change some Thai legislation in their energy policies.

Philip Nathan was the beloved son of the late Colonel 'Sin' and Anne Nathan (RAMC) and the cherished brother of Jeanette. He will be sadly missed by his numerous friends and colleagues round the world. Underlying all his contributions is the fact that he was motivated by a profound love of his country, a wish to promote traditional British values, and a desire to advance the nation’s technological prominence in a time of rapid change. He was also a keen and active supporter of New Britain, at whose activities he was regularly seen resplendently wearing a Union Flag tie.

He was a great man indeed. Our sincere sympathies are extended to his sister Jeanette and to the rest of his family.


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