Published On: Fri, Oct 23rd, 2020

National Action Series; Part Nine: They don’t like it up ‘em! The suspicious activity of (“Corporal Jack”) Jones†

At the retrial of four people charged with being members of a proscribed organisation contrary to section 11 of the Terrorism Act 2000 (National Action), Alice Cutter, one of the defendants, evidently suffered from the arrival of emergent information by which she could be incriminated more than she had been previously – at least, according to the way that the court allowed her to be prosecuted by associations rather than with proof of the charge. The same could be said of Mark Jones, a fellow defendant.

It came out that he had travelled to Ukraine, and had linked up with real-life Nazis in and of the Azov Brigade: an ideologically driven militia, incorporated since 2014 into Ukraine’s National Guard, which formed the backbone of (otherwise not very motivated) forces engaged in the conflict against Novorossiyan separatists. An image of two men, faces blurred – but one supposedly Jones – holding a National Action flag and doing the usual and patently cartoonish Roman salute in the “execution room” (supposedly) of the World War II era, Buchenwald slave labour camp, had been produced at the first trial to incriminate Jones (despite the inability to see the features of the seig-heiling character), but the Ukrainian connection was new data.

It’s perhaps not surprising that UK Government was reluctant to incriminate Jones with his Ukraine adventure, given the many established and suspected connections between the British Army and National Action. You see, reader, the British Army is very active down by the Black Sea, training Ukrainians ultimately to serve as a proxy for the City of London (for whom all British armed services personnel already serve), tilted against the Russian sphere of influence. Like the RAF in Saudi Arabia, putting aircraft in the sky for the aerial bombing of Yemenis (or “servicing Saudi warplanes which are bombing children in the Yemen”, as the Mirror would report), there is no secret about British meddling in Ukraine – only, instead, a lot of hush-hush. Where it is discussed, it is framed against the propaganda of Russian aggression. The following is from , November 2018, which tells us that the British involvement is codenamed, Operation Orbital:

British soldiers from 3rd Battalion The Rifles (3 RIFLES) are among those training the Ukrainian forces in their battle against Russian-backed separatists.

It comes as tensions between Ukraine and Russia increase over the recent incident in the Kerch Strait, resulting in Russia seizing three Ukrainian naval ships….

British troops are now putting the Ukrainians through their paces as they join them on Operation Orbital.

They are looking to aid their allies by passing on hard-won expertise.

Since 2015, British military personnel have helped support Ukraine against Russian aggression, training over 9,500 students…

Following the annexation of Crimea 4 years ago, their conflict against Russian backed forces in the eastern border region continues…

Major Charlie, Officer Commanding Training Wing on Operational Orbital, says it shows “the importance of our support as a nation”.

Sergeant Kevin from 3 RIFLES explained how the British are using Operation Orbital to help with their training.

“In trench warfare, you can focus on honing the skills of an urban environment – so it’s quite close and condensed,” he said.

When one reads this article, one gets a sense that the character of the idiotic British soldier has not changed for a hundred years: happily meddling in a foreign place out of a misplaced sense of superiority (for the mythologically indefatigable [psychotic] Tommy, there was a lot of losing, and then misery, in the first and second world wars), without one thought about any right or wrong of the matter. That being said, with a Second Lieutenant Nelson, and a Lance Corporal Malcolm also being quoted in the piece, with this use of Christian names only anonymity, there’s a good bet that someone producing the garbage was doing it with an eye on British war criminality.

In fact, teaching the “planning and execution of urban operations”, which is what Channel 4 news reported as being part of the British objective on the conception of the project (as restated in various comments by Colonel Ken and Brigadier Barbie) could only be about having the Ukrainians fight in built-up areas, where civilians would inevitably be displaced, or even captured and terrorised a la the tactics used by other British Army clients in Syria. And speaking of Syria, noises made by the Ministry of Defence regarding no contact with the Azov Brigade, and other elements like it, should be taken only as seriously as pledges given previously by UK Government regarding non lethal assistance to “rebels” trying to unseat the middle eastern country’s sovereign government, what with the indications that do exist of British military and intelligence personnel fighting side-by-side with al-Qaeda (see, Analysis: “British military” embedded with its proxy forces in Ghouta; now captured by Syrian army?, here), and of the very incestuous relationship between British armed forces and ISIS (see, Given that “our boys” are ISIS, who is responsible for the Suweida massacre?, here).

Returning to the main thrust of the piece, Mark Jones, as the new information revealed, was in Ukraine at the tail end of 2017. This, of course, was post proscription of National Action. And yet, the prosecution at the second trial didn’t seem to use the evidence with relevance to the charge, except perhaps to imply, according to the trend of the way he was accused, that Jones was behaving according to some mythology that has been constructed about National Action to give it the appearance of being more of a threat than it ever could be. Indeed, outside the paradigm built by UK Government, Jones’ visit to Ukraine indicates he might have been involved in something beyond populating a strawman club – hence why there might have been reluctance about having information regarding his Ukraine trip widely disseminated, or discussed in court very much, even after it had become a necessity to disclose it in order to secure a prosecution.

So, there is an image of Jones, which might or might not have been produced as evidence at the trial, standing in front of an infamous giant, illuminated, wall-mounted Azov Battalion insignia, which is an ex-hotel in Kiev which serves as a kind of HQ and cultural centre for the Azov movement. The Cossack House might well be called an embassy, if the Azov movement, like the German Schutzstaffel (SS), is a state within a state.

Curiously, Hope Not Hate was in possession of this image in 2018 when it produced a report titled, “Recruiting for Ukraine”. The article in question accuses National Action of performing a supplementary role in running volunteer fighters out of the UK, through Poland, and to Ukraine and the Azov Battalion. Hope Not Hate says that the man who was trying to organise this network for the movement of manpower, an Italian Nazi (apparently) whose name is of no interest to us, was “unimpressed by what he saw in National Action” when he had to inspect what, in Britain, he had been told was fit for his purpose. Of course, the dismal appraisal only serves to remind that National Action has always been overhyped, and one must suspect that the group is written into the schema of international mercenary-running by the likes of Hope Not Hate as part of that over promotion of threat. However, this doesn’t mean that there isn’t recruitment in the UK for waging war in Ukraine by shadowy figures who use the cover of being Nazis, and gormless cardboard-cutout groups, to do it. We’ll return to this issue by and by.

In the meantime, the image in question appeared in the said Hope Not Hate article above a caption “Mark Jones of National Action visits Azov HQ in 2017”. Immediately, one has to be curious about where Hope Not Hate obtained this photo, and there are three possibilities: i) it was supplied to them by British authorities, ii) it was obtained from an open (social media) source, or iii) it was obtained from a closed (social media) source by the sort of infiltrator that is apparently at Hope Not Hate’s disposal – as has been discussed hereabouts before (see Part Five of this series). Possibility iii, and possibility i, therefore, probably amount to the same thing.

Because, we should notice that there is a portion of the article that is written in a very careful way, even though it was evidently produced before Jones, along with the other four that formed a particular cohort of alleged National Action membership going to trial together, was arrested in September 2018. It suggests that Jones was already a figure of particular interest, and that his picture at Cossack House would do for illustrating a National Action presence in Ukraine, but that it was not for being too widely disseminated ahead of a trial to come, nor even at the time of the trial. Thus, Hope Not Hate possibly had knowledge that couldn’t have been in the public domain, supporting the maintenance of a previous suspicion that it is an UK Government outfit for creating awareness of threats that otherwise no one would hear about.

Here is the part of the said article that is of interest:

Since police operations began against NA members in late 2017, we are aware that at least two NA members, including one on police bail pending further investigation, have travelled to the Ukraine via Poland. The other, we believe, is an Anglo-Polish individual from Manchester who appears to have evaded arrest when six members of the group were rounded up as part of an investigation into a plot to murder a British MP.

Although the NA member on police bail has returned to the UK, the individual from Manchester has not and is believed to have crossed the border to the Ukraine.

What is this extract telling us, if we get rid of the National Action façade? Does it tell us that one man helped another get to where he had been recruited to in Ukraine? Maybe it does, but whatever the story is, the surprising information is that this particular National Action member was able to flit between the UK and Poland, and back again, whilst on police bail.

To fully appreciate the information, we should revisit the arrest of a cohort of 11 alleged National Action members in September of 2017, where 6 men went on to trial, and 5 were not heard of again – or so it seems. The reader will be aware that even if the arrested remain anonymous, an address is usually given out along with an age on such occasions, and one of these in the cohort of 11 was a 23-year-old man from Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire (report dated 27th September, 2017). At the time of his first trial in March 2019, Jones was described as a 24-year-old, of Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire. On the 5th September 2018, on his arrest, he was described as 23 years old. So, if we hazard a guess that Jones’ birthday is in late September (although ages as announced in newspapers can always be off the mark), it would be reasonable to suppose that Jones was the man who went to the Ukraine while on police bail. And if this is true, then Jones becomes a very suspicious character indeed, where any explanation as to why he would be able to travel to and from Poland while on police bail will take us into the shady territory, already introduced, beyond the paradigm where National Action is considered a real thing, and Jones is something other than one of its cardboard-cutout crew, or even its “London regional organiser and a key designer of the group’s propaganda artwork” (as described at the time of his conviction, March 2020, where his age was given as 25).

Let’s get to the nub of the matter. If there is deployment of mostly expatriate, and fiercely Kurgan (an expression coined here at FBEL, meaning the same thing as Aryan, but applying to Slavic race supremacy) Polish out of the UK into the Ukraine, shamelessly exploiting an inherent hatred of the Russians (as Hope Not Hate reports there is), then it would coincide with UK Government ambitions. Thus, it’s a good bet that the UK Government has an agency that would be running the show, and it wouldn’t be the only operation to churn operatives through Britain so as to deploy them as proxy forces whenever and wherever the need arose: take the inexplicable case of Kosovan “child” migration into the UK, in concert with the disproportionately high number of al-Nusra and ISIS foreign fighters being Albanian (see, Happy accident? Possible redeployment of terror assets (the continuation of); launch of “anti-terror super squad”, here). Then there is the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (the proto-ISIS) that evidently recuperates in Britain, at the price of members of its population getting the blame for home grown terror attacks (see, In Manchester, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group knows its chemicals, here). And for good measure, the reader should look at Archive: Belhadj’s hush money (potentially a million of your tax pounds): about keeping full extent of his al-Qaeda (and possibly even MI6/CIA-asset) credentials a secret? (here), which inadvertently gets into recruitment from China, as does British volunteers in Syria; Part Two: The Chinese social media superstar psyop (here).

Imaginations could run riot in this very real context. Was there an order from on high issued to police to leave Jones alone after any arrest in 2017 so that he could go to the Ukraine on a job, and this would explain why he was prosecuted later rather than sooner?

And if we feel that we needed more information to persuade us that Jones was of the right material so that he could be a figure of interest to British military intelligence, let’s not forget that he came up through the BNP, as did Jack Renshaw and Alex Davies (who is alleged to be the other blurred-faced character at Buchenwald), and that it is felt here at FBEL that

the BNP has been a honey pot for military intelligence, attracting people who identify with its racial identity politics, and feel strongly motivated enough to associate with it – and then this membership would generate a list of households or extended families which could potentially serve as pools for recruitment into intelligence agencies.

Having been described as a “leader and strategist” in the course of the prosecution against him, Jones has yet been more vulnerable than most:

Jones, who grew up in foster care amid a backdrop of domestic violence by his biological father against his mother, also organised members’ physical training including boxing sessions in Swindon.

That particular snippet of information is interesting, because we obviously are just meant to see that his dysfunctional background has led to an appetite for violence without wondering how Jones, of London and later Yorkshire, is meant to have organised boxing sessions in Swindon – in Wiltshire, where, by the way, a good deal of the British Army lives. Then there is the matter of his being able to throw up everything in London in 2017 and move north to be Alice Cutter’s boyfriend and then fiancé in Yorkshire. Or was that to be the handler of the star of the upcoming showcase (the arrest and trial, remember, were still to come in 2018, and 2019 respectively), given that evidently the big romance is all over now?

Moreover, when one looks at the list of addresses and ages given out at the time of the arrest of the cohort of 11, one notices two for Swansea, ages 28 and 23. Well, Benjamin Raymond was aged 25 in June 2014 (so says the National Action Wikipedia entry), and Alex Davies was 19 in June 2014, and both were of Swansea in November 2018, as a BBC article informs. These two have never been tried for being National Action members post-proscription, despite having been described variously as leaders and founders of the group, and despite having been mentioned and shown to be interacting with people who have been on trial and jailed (please reread the series with this in mind). If Raymond and Davies were among the five men who were let off the hook in 2017 – bearing in mind that lack of evidence has never been an obstacle to trying anyone for post-proscription National Action membership – then that would be interesting company indeed for Jones to keep. And that there is a difference in their status – in that Jones is now in jail and the other two are not – it is not in fact a separator between them when it comes to the common strand of how each of these individuals’ circumstances, puppets as they be [or have been], are most useful to UK Government.


† A nickname for Mark Jones more plausible than “Granddaddy Terror”, and keeping with the spirit of the piece.

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