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By The Troll On September 16th, 2014 at 10:49 am

The U.S. is sending 3000 Troops to Liberia as part of the Obama administration’s Ebola virus-response strategy.  Now he calls it a strategy even though it has not been fully explained what those 3000 troops will be doing.

I find it interesting that he has a strategy to fight a disease, but no strategy to fight a determined enemy. He sent 10% of that amount of Troops to Iraq to protect our Embassy this week while he sends soldiers into a humanitarian medical crises.

The General gist of the deployment is to protect Medical Personnel.  I support the effort to provide Aid to where the Ebola outbreak is, I just think sending that many troops into an area that is descending into chaos from disease is a mistake.

The Dr.’s need to be secure but 3000 Soldiers in an area ravaged by plague is not a good plan.

In a Sept. 7 interview on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press,’ he called it a ‘national security priority.’

‘If we don’t make that effort now, and this spreads not just through Africa, but other parts of the world, there’s the prospect then that the virus mutates, it becomes more easily transmittable, and then it could be a serious danger to the United States,” said Obama.

‘At this point in a response like this, we would normally play a support role for USAID and the CDC,’ he said, referring to the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity.

The Fox News Channel reported on Sunday that the U.S. military’s emphasis on Ebola prevention, driven by President Barack Obama, has stretched thin most if not all of its other missions.

A senior military official told Fox that General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a recent meeting that ‘the Department of Defense’s number one priority is combating Ebola.’

The network’s source commented that ‘we don’t need to be taking planners away from the CT [counter-terrorism] mission, and that is what is going on.’

Defense spending is down 21 per cent since 2010, the first fiscal year for which the Obama administration presided over the federal budget.

But the president is insisting that the military carry much of the burden in Africa.

This is not the job of the military.  This should be a USAID mission only. More info in The Mail

I speak in anger, with resolve

By The Troll On September 16th, 2014 at 2:37 am

This site was set up as a joint community of Northern Ireland British and Americans to share in our commonality. To enjoy our joint heritage, while discussing the world situation and our positions on our Governments policies on them.

It was not setup as a Government hate site. The Owner is a Politician, as well as a businessman. I was for decades a Party Official. It was meant to discuss where we, and others thought our governments have gone down the wrong path.  Not as a site for anarchy and hate towards those institutions. As a site of course for criticism, but criticism that still shared in, believed in, and supported the principals of the underlying structure of both governments.

I find it sad that ATW has become the home of those that hate their own government, believe in lunacy conspiracies, and those that support people whose philosophy and politics are alien and contrary to the history of our nations.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Our Government in the U.S. was setup on that basis, the British Government has evolved into it.  The Government of Russia has no interest in these values, neither does the new Government of the Caliphate.

The World is it war. It is a slower moving longer lasting World War than the last two.  It is however still a World War.

What we face over the next decade will be harsh and test all of our resolve.  I know that Britain and America will not just survive, but win. We will do so because of the Principal stated above.


By Pete Moore On September 15th, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Our friends in Kiev observed the ceasefire yesterday by murdering yet more women, children and elderly (graphic video here). It was so intense that even the junta’s press describes it as “Bloody Sunday”, with an estimated twenty innocents killed. (Oh, but Russia will face more sanctions if the ceasfire breaks down.)

That’s why American and German tanks are currently rolling across west Ukraine, the better to train our chums in killing with the arms NATO countries are now sending there.

Meanwhile Condoleeza Rice, while in Germany, revealed one reason why thousands of innocents are being butchered; it’s to ensure the US replaces Russia as a chief supplier of oil and gas to Europe. These people are truly evil –

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Egypt tries to locate an atlas.

By Mike Cunningham On September 15th, 2014 at 7:15 pm

As some may know, the Egyptians have issued stamps to commemorate the opening of the Suex Canal, and have also commenced the excavations for a second Suez Canal, so that they might increase ship transit/ get more income through.

Pictured below are the stamps as they were issued.  Anyone spot the deliberate mistake?



By David Vance On September 15th, 2014 at 4:27 pm

I was reading how Saudi Arabia is joining the Coalition against Islamic State, as you know the latter have gained notoriety for they cruel beheadings of people – a throwback to the dark ages.

Here is another statistic;  Saudi Arabia beheaded 19 people between 4th & 20th August this year.

Funny old world.


By David Vance On September 15th, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Ian Paisley was laid to rest today. I want to use this forum to express my sincere condolences to his family, friends and followers, who I know are upset at this time. There is of course a time for political dissection of his life BUT this ain’t it.



By David Vance On September 15th, 2014 at 4:18 pm

You would need a heart of stone not to laugh at this.

“A Sinn Fein councillor’s opposition to the use of a ‘gov.uk’ e-mail domain name is based on a misunderstanding, says Ulster Unionist Stephen Nicholl. He was reacting to Sinn Fein’s ‘rejection’ of the use of the ‘gov.uk’ domain when it was raised at Mid & East Antrim Council, which is still plodding through its initial ‘inner governance’ bureacracy.

Cllr. Nichollwho represents Ballymena Town said: “Sinn Fein’s Cllr Patrice Hardy stated that under the Belfast Agreement she was entitled to consider herself Irish and .gov.uk indicated that she was still governed by the UK.

“I pointed out to Cllr Hardy and her colleagues that she was wrong in her interpretation. The use of .gov.uk indicated that she was part of the government of the UK in local government and at the assembly and that had been accepted by Sinn Fein as part of the Belfast Agreement. “At a time when Mid and East Antrim face many challenges in preparing to take on the responsibility to deliver services across the area from next April Sinn Fein choose to retreat into their “Ourselves Alone” mantra. “Surely it is time for them to accept the status of Northern Ireland as decided in 1998 and move on to making our society a better place.”

Sinn Fein don’t have small minds – they seem mindless if this is anything to go on!

they were ‘fallen’, but who defines that fall?

By Mike Cunningham On September 15th, 2014 at 1:49 pm

We read of Hurricane Odile, bearing down on the coast of Mexico’s Baja California, no doubt bringing huge seas, super-strong winds, and all the mayhem which accompanies these, the worst that Nature can throw at the puny efforts of Man; in the space of a few hours bringing the possibility of death and destruction into places where there is usually peaceful sunshine. I write of huge storms, because there is also a programme, to be aired on Wednesday evening on BBC2 which will have, or at least should have, the same effect, that of a tearing and turbulent storm of criticism and debate; on the complacent Catholic Church in the Irish Republic in the decades when they were the Invisible Irish Government, along with the inheritors of an real Irish Government which had, for decades, abdicated its moral responsibility over some of its citizens, and handed them over to a dominant, and domineering, Catholic hierarchy. I refer to the forthcoming TV documentary named Ireland’s Lost Babies, by Martin Sixsmith.

I base my post upon the article in the Sunday Times, (paywalled, so I cannot directly link to it), but the writing, based upon the story behind the successful ‘Philomena’ film, tells us just enough to whet the appetites which, for a long time now, have said that the Paedophile scandals of the Irish Catholic Church, hushed up and ignored for years, was just the beginning of a long expose of the criminal behaviour of many within the very body and soul of the Catholic Church in Ireland. Sixsmith writes of the thousands of babies, torn from the very arms of their mothers, themselves working in virtual slavery conditions to repay their ‘debts’ to the Church and to a negligent ‘Society’: and literally sold, for a ‘donation to the work of the Church’ in America, to ‘good Catholic families’ as adopted children. Because of the Catholic Church’s policy towards the babies’ mothers, which was consistently that they were all ‘fallen women’ because they had committed the mortal sin of having sex outside of marriage, and therefore having no moral character at all, their children were simply the ‘Spawn of Satan’, and should therefore be regarded as just a commodity to be traded. As in the previous exposures of over two hundred thousand British children, literally stolen from their families because the mothers had placed them temporarily in a Care Home run by a reputable Charity, or even a Council home, and exported to Australia, Canada and Rhodesia, where many were treated as little more than the cheapest of cheap labour, and others were treated much worse, not much thought was given to the people who were supposed to be caring for these children.

I have, in the past, written of other abominations committed under the veil of this ‘most Christian Church’, and I also wonder, in having the upbringing I did, with a strong Catholic tradition evident in my own life until I saw the tawdry truth and left the whole belief system behind; whether I was just lucky enough to be living in England, where the power of the Catholic Church had waned some hundreds of years in the past, and we only had the home-grown paedophiles and other criminals to worry about!

Not one bullet; not one bomb!

By Mike Cunningham On September 15th, 2014 at 9:54 am

We are informed that the UK Government are actively considering direct air strikes, and even infantry action, against the Muslim terrorists  of Islamic State. We are told that, partly because of the murders of two Americans, and now two British hostages, military coalitions are being formed to fight and to destroy Islamic State. Now as to the motives, stated or otherwise, of the politicians who are pushing or discussing this bombing campaign, we are only informed that such matters are ‘under consideration’. Whether the UK Government would like to be involved, despite all the ‘hawkish’ war-talk about the ‘evil’ men who killed in the name of their religion, is one question. Whether Parliament, who fortunately enough now holds the ultimate power to send our Armed Forces to war or not, will assent to yet another Arabic adventure which has the capacity to turn into Libya (squared) is yet another question.

But we shall leave the geo-politics to one side, and concentrate on the two British individuals for whom, if we surmise correctly, this nation is preparing to go to war. First we hear of Mr. Haines as a man who was ‘helping resolve conflict’ in Croatia, and then in Africa, Libya and the Middle-east. We are also told that he was an independent ‘consultant’ working with a French NGO. We are also told that he worked for a civilian outfit named Non-violent Peaceforce in the Sudan, before leaving for ‘greater freedom’ in yet another job. Now, if we ‘read between the lines’ as it were, he comes across as an idealistic fool of the first calibre, always wanting to ‘help others’ where there was suffering; but a slightly more cynical mind might even find him heading out in a series of ever-more well-paid positions, and ‘helping himself’ more that the people he was supposedly protecting or helping. Then we hear of the second hostage, who travelled out in a ‘mercy convoy’ to Syria because he ‘wanted to help’, and hope was expressed that he would be freed because he was a volunteer. How daft can you actually get? Just examine, if you would, the track record of the fools who ‘help’. Have they succeeded in Libya, or Sudan, or Syria, or  Afghanistan, or Iraq? Of course they haven’t; but they keep on going out, because they just ‘know’ that they will succeed, because they ‘know best’!

As I have maybe stated before, how is it that these clowns, and I do consider them all as true clowns, think that they know better by going against all sane advice into the most dangerous territories on this Earth? Just remember that the Islamic State bunch are, first and foremost, fundamentalist Muslim, and therefore enemies of all that is Western. They hate us because we have free speech, they hate us because we believe in the rules of Law, and they hate us because we are not Muslim. So why do these lunatics, idealistic or otherwise, think that they know better than people who have lived with these problems for a very long time? Ignore the newspapers, ignore the television commentators and pundits; concentrate on reality.



By Pete Moore On September 14th, 2014 at 9:53 pm

The pantheon of scaremongering is huge and grows daily, but even so this is a cracker –

Business Insider: Why Independence Could Put Scotland In Danger Of Russian Invasion

I see that Business Insider’s editor is Yale educated. There’s a waste of an expensive education.