Birther Convicted of Lying About Terrorist Attack

You may remember the case of Michael Shrimpton, a weird British lawyer and “intelligence consultant” known for making all kinds of bizarre claims. The birthers were terribly excited about him when he claimed to have seen documents that the CIA had tested Obama’s DNA showing that his mother wasn’t really his mother. Now he’s been convicted in England of causing a panic by claiming that German intelligence was going to nuke the queen during the London Olympics.

A barrister who sparked a security scare when he claimed German spies were plotting to target the Queen with a nuclear warhead at the London Olympics is facing jail.

Michael Shrimpton, author of ‘Spyhunter: The Secret History of German Intelligence’ has a fascination for the world of political and military intelligence.

As security fears mounted before the Games, the 57-year-old told a close colleague of former Defence Secretary Philip Hammond that a nuclear device was planted in a hospital in east London.

The next day he telephoned the offices of David Lidington MP and repeated the bomb hoax in a fashion he likened to an episode of hit American TV show 24, Southwark Crown Court heard.

A jury of nine men and three women found Shrimpton guilty of two counts of communicating false information after more than six hours of deliberation, with majority 11-1 verdicts.

That goes along with a previous conviction for possessing child porn. That’s the person that Jerome Corsi, Christopher Monckton and the Worldnetdaily took seriously when he told that wild story about Obama’s DNA.

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  • John Pieret

    That’s the person that Jerome Corsi, Christopher Monckton and the Worldnetdaily took seriously when he told that wild story …

    Considering all the wild stories Jerome Corsi, Christopher Monckton and the Worldnetdaily have told, it’s hardly surprising that they took him seriously. Birds of a feather and all that …

  • colnago80

    Shrimpton is also, apparently, a convicted sex offender in Great Britain.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Well, sure, but the Germans didn’t nuke the Queen to make him look bad, at Obama’s behest. They were going to before, at Obama’s behest, because the Queen was going to expose the truth about him at the Olympics, but then she changed her mind, at Obama’s behest.

  • sionnach

    Without having the first clue who he was, or even what the WND represented, my friend and I chatted Jerome Corsi in a pub in London, when he came over for the trial earlier in the year. It was the most bizarre evening of my life.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    Huh-huh, Shrimpton, huh-huh…

    We now return you to our regularly scheduled grownup conversation.

  • Pianoman, Church of the Golden Retriever

    “This man, he crazy! Need foil hat, I send him mine!!” – Orly Taitz

  • cottonnero

    Wait, when the hell did the Germans get the bomb?

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    cottonnero, Obama. Obviously.

  • caseloweraz

    Sure, the bestest way to eliminate a single person is with an atomic bomb, amirite? I mean, that would have the least effect on the local area, or on geopolitical stability.

    And of course the bestest place to put this bomb is in a hospital.

    Makes perfect wingnut sense.

  • bmiller

    Modus and cottonero: Actually, they stole it from Sadaam!

    Not only did they get the ultimate weapon in hand, they were able to embarras our wonderful Dear Leader when His team couldn’t find the WMD.

    The Germans also have all the Yellowcake that Powell was talking about!

  • caseloweraz

    A jury of nine men and three women found Shrimpton guilty of two counts of communicating false information after more than six hours of deliberation, with majority 11-1 verdicts.

    There was one holdout? That’s scary.

  • Crimson Clupeidae

    Convicted huh?

    …so the whole judicial system of England was in on it!

  • blf

    This nutter’s fruitloopery, fixation on Ms Windsor, and detachment from reality reminds me of Lyndon LaRouche.

  • jnorris

    Putting him in prison will keep him from making stupid comments for a while. When he is released, he will be “Michael Shrimpton, ‘persecuted’ barrister and intelligence consultant”. He needs psychiatric help and adult supervision.