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Sorry, but No Deal!

By Mike Cunningham On January 29th, 2015 at 9:13 am

I should begin this post by stating my own personal view; which is that, no matter what, no matter how difficult or tragic the circumstances; there should be no deals with Terrorists!

Consider the present confusion in Syria/Iraq, that portion which is controlled and dominated by the murderous fanatics of Izzy (Islamic State). They hold a Jordanian fighter/bomber pilot, and a Japanese journalist; and they want to swap these two for a female suicide bomber who is in jail in Jordan for killing sixty people.

But just consider what is on offer. A Jordanian pilot, flying under orders. He must have know the risks, flying into a zone where sophisticated weaponry, courtesy of the Americans who left it there to be used by the Iraqis, is freely available. A Japanese journalist who went into IS controlled territory hoping for a ‘story’ and allegedly trying to free another Japanese bloke.

Against those two lives are balanced a third, a female suicide bomber who took part in an attack which cost the lives of sixty people in Jordan.

Is she worth it?

No bloody way!

We run a better Banana Republic       

By Mike Cunningham On November 9th, 2014 at 12:12 pm

When working as an Electrical / Mechanical Engineer on a large and complex sewage pumping station on the banks of the Thames near to the Woolwich Ferry, I was involved in detailed design and engineering works alongside a Muslim Malaysian Civil Engineer who was part of our team. I got to know him quite well during the 18 months we spent on the building and commissioning of the station. In one of our off-peak chat sessions, the subject of bribery / back-handers / corrupt practices came up, and I was astounded to hear, from this well-educated, competent, and otherwise intriguingly  normal man that he considered bribery, ‘back-handers’, corruption of whatever sort, from ‘looking the other way’ to accepting cash, after being asked to lessen or dilute working standards and practices; as being perfectly normal in India or Malaysia, and why should it not be accepted in England. The ‘mindset’ of this Muslim, which was to either condone or accept bribery as ‘a matter of fact’, was to me, simply appalling.

So, should we be astounded to learn, according to a Petition to the High Court organised  by a cross-party group of six Tower Hamlets voters; that the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, along with his Muslim supporters, arranged that some polling stations were besieged by crowds of “hostile and threatening” supporters of Mr Rahman, with Bengali voters, especially women, intercepted outside polling stations, then “accompanied” into the polling booths and “directed how to vote”.

It says that some people arrived at the polling station to find that their votes had already been cast. Others who applied for postal votes never received them or had their ballot papers taken from them by Mr Rahman’s supporters. Numerous “ghost voters” were registered to, and voted from, addresses where they did not live. Rahman supporters smeared Mr Biggs as a racist and told Bengali voters that anyone who voted for him was “not a good Muslim”.

During May’s chaotic count, which lasted five days, candidates from parties opposed to Mr Rahman saw their votes fluctuate dramatically. Sanu Miah, a Labour council candidate in the St Peter’s ward, came top in the first count, with 2,270 votes. However, Mr Rahman demanded a recount, to take place the following day. The votes were stored at Tower Hamlets’ headquarters, Mulberry Place, overnight. In the recount Mr Miah dropped from first place to fifth, with his vote falling by a quarter to 1,722 votes. However, Mr Miah alleges that the seal on one of the ballot boxes was “tampered with and opened” overnight and that “something took place with the ballot papers whilst they were held at Mulberry Place”.

The Judge in the Birmingham Trial had it about right; where there are Labour-supporting Muslims sneaking around the ballot boxes, there is certain to be both Bananas, and corruption!

 

A Letter to an M.P.

By Mike Cunningham On September 25th, 2014 at 12:39 pm

The following is the contents of an e-mail letter sent this morning to my own MP, Roberta Blackman-Woods, a Shadow Minister in the Labour Party:-

Thursday 25 September 2014

Dear Roberta Blackman-Woods,

I write in connection with the forthcoming proposal of the Prime
Minister, scheduled for debate in the Commons on Friday, to allow him
to add the R.A.F.’s bombers, equipment and personnel to join the action
against Islamic State’s operations in Iraq. I realise that you, as a
Shadow Minister, have undertaken to act in a concerted fashion with
most of your Party Colleagues, and to vote as required, again in
concert with your Party; but I am writing to ask you to consider what
you are being both asked and required to vote upon. It is just about a
year since the scheduled vote, put forward by the Prime Minister, where
Parliament was asked to authorise attacks on the Syrian Regime as they
had allegedly deployed chemical weaponry; and of course, due in a large
part to the considered thoughts and votes of the Labour Party, that
vote was defeated.

You are now being asked to vote, once more, upon this issue, but this
time to act, in concert with a ‘coalition’, in degrading and destroying
the infrastructure of the people who fight under the black flag of
Islamic State. You are being asked to authorise a Western element which
will actively intrude into a religious and civil war in the Middle
East. You, as a Member of Parliament, are being asked to authorise
exactly what was sought just a year ago, but this time, you are being
asked to have our Forces fight in only one part of the conflict area,
namely Iraq, against a Force which is, itself, fighting against the
very people, namely the Syrian Government, you were asked previously to
bomb and attack.

It is not often that I find myself nodding in perfect agreement with a
Guardian writer and journalist, but what Simon Jenkins said when
interviewed on the BBC was perfectly correct; air strikes alone do not
work; you have to defeat an army with another army, and if the Iraqi
Army cannot fight, with all the weaponry at their disposal, maybe it is
about time the Arabs realised they have got to sort out their own
problems. We should not get involved with a religious dispute in
Islamic countries; if the West needs a memory jog, just check out what
happened in Libya. Maybe Gaddafi was a very bad man, but just look at
what that unhappy and terror-torn nation has inherited after we, the
French, the British and the Americans ruled the skies above Tripoli and
allowed the opposition to steamroller the old regime into the ground!

We should not be in that theatre of war; we should not even be thinking
about it. Please use the information available to you, so that you
might advise your colleagues, many of whom still remember what the end
result of our last adventures in Iraq and Afghanistan actually turned
out to be, and then vote down any idea that British jets should once
again strike at the behest of a Prime Minister who might sound as
though he knows what is going to happen, but has not yet considered the
long-term results, which may well turn to be even more disastrous than
the previous follies pursued by your own predecessors!

Yours sincerely,

Mike Cunningham

I would urge all British ATW readers to contact their own MPs, by means of
‘Write to Them’, or by any other means available, because Parliament needs to be aware of the perils of sleep-walking into a disaster area!

 

Do not stand on both sides simultaneously!

By Mike Cunningham On July 27th, 2014 at 11:29 am

I was listening this morning to the various themes on the BBC Sunday religion programme, and suddenly I realised that I was truly in the strange world of BBC-biased-righteousness.

The bloke being interviewed, if you can call a one-sided diatribe an interview, was a member of the rapidly-decreasing Christian population of Iraq, and of Mosul, now of course ruled by the thugs of the Islamic State. He was complaining that he and his fellow Christians were forced out from their homes and jobs because they were Christians, and because they would not accept f***king Mohammed and become Muslim. Fair enough, he may have had a point, but only maybe; after all, what business is it of mine what God you pray to?

But then he whined off on a three minute diatribe about how WESTERN governments should allow them into their borders, and give them cash, and food and everything else, because it was the fault of the WEST that the Islamic State cowboys had come so far and so fast, and how unfair it all was.

Sorry, mate, but you are first and foremost Arabs as well as being Christian, and ISIS is surrounded by extremely large tracts of space which are ARABIC, and surely it is your own brothers who should welcome you into their homes, and give you lots of cash, and food, because the last three times the WEST has tried to alter things in Muslim Arabic countries, namely Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, it didn’t turn out so well, so why should the West give you, Christian Arabs; sanctuary from Muslim Arabs?

The men of ‘Asian Appearance’

By Mike Cunningham On October 14th, 2012 at 11:54 am

I have contacted my MP for Durham City, Roberta Blackman-Woods, on many occasions and on many subjects. I have written, or rather e-mailed, on Social security, the EU & Turkey; on holding armed police to account for their actions; on our membership of the EU, regarding battery-caged hens and the Court of Protection. I have received many replies, most of which are frustratingly anodyne, and most of which never answer the straight-forwards questions which I ask. But I never fail to receive a reply, sometimes delayed, but never ignored!

Except once! Only one query has resulted in a stultifying silence, with no response, comment or justification! I copy the letter below, and simply ask; ‘I wonder why there has been no response?’

I write in connection with the reported voting fraud in Tower Hamlets, as listed in the ConservativeHome Blog and would wish to address several questions to the Home Secretary

•        Why have all enquiries known about so far resulted in no prosecutions whatsoever in the field of electoral fraud or ‘personation’?
•        Why have the police not instituted, despite documented evidence, enquiries leading to prosecutions in this matter?
•        Why have polling stations in the Tower Hamlets area not been freed of voter intimidation as alleged on the blogsite; as well as the arrest of any person deemed to be harassing a prospective female voter on the grounds of ‘not being modestly dressed’?
•        May I also enquire, through your office as my M.P., why the Electoral Commission has not been directed by the Home Office to institute a thorough and all-encompassing enquiry into the allegations of fraud within the Tower Hamlets area?
•        Finally, will you ask the Home Secretary if any Police actions or investigations have been curtailed because of ‘cultural awareness’?.

If such questions can be asked within the House of Commons, or alternatively by written questions, I, as well as many, many others, would agree that true democracy is being served!

Regards.

A clip which will not be shown on the Beeb

By Mike Cunningham On May 8th, 2012 at 8:44 am

I give you Geert Wilders, a brave man; one who is willing to stand up and be counted. Amongst his ‘medals and decorations’ he can proudly state that he was banned from entry to Britain by the Home Secretary, but came later, showed his film and said his piece, and the world did not fall apart; despite what Lord Ahmed said.

And so, courtesy of Fox News, Mr Wilders:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE0SMdKn71g

EXTREME RIGHT WING FASCISM..

By David Vance On April 1st, 2012 at 8:53 am

As you know, there was a gathering of hard right organisations in Denmark protesting against the Islamification of Europe. Here’s an example of the sort of outrageous messages they were sending. Lock ’em up, that’s what I say…

THE BIRMINGHAM SIX…

By David Vance On September 26th, 2011 at 7:59 am

I see that militant Islam in the Midlands has been active;

Six men have been charged with terrorism offences, including a suspected suicide bombing campaign, West Midlands Police have said. Four of the men were charged with preparing for an act of terrorism in the UK, and two with failing to disclose information. It follows a police operation in Birmingham last week.

The six, all from Birmingham and aged between 25 and 32, will appear at West London Magistrates’ Court on Monday. Irfan Nasser, 30, of Sparkhill, and Irfan Khalid, 26, of Balsall Heath, are accused of preparing for an act of terrorism, including travelling to Pakistan for training in terrorism, making a martyrdom video and planning a bombing campaign. They are accused of constructing a home-made explosive device for terrorist acts and stating an intention to be a suicide bomber.

Ashik Ali, 26, of Balsall Heath, is accused of preparing for an act of terrorism, which involved planning a bombing campaign, providing premises for the planning of terrorist attack and stating an intention to be a suicide bomber. Rahin Ahmed, 25, of Moseley, is accused of helping fund terrorist acts. Mohammed Rizwan, 32, and Bahader Ali, 28, both of Sparkbrook, are both charged with failing to disclose information about potential acts of terrorism.

Congratulations to our Security services for breaking up this Jihad plot – once again we see the enemy within seeking ways to kill us.

TERROR PLOT AVERTED…

By David Vance On September 19th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

It’s reported that a major terror plot in the UK has been averted. Can you guess who was behind it?

Police have arrested and detained six men and one woman in Birmingham as part of a large anti-terrorism operation, it has been confirmed. West Midlands Police said the suspects – aged between 25 and 32 – were being held at or near their homes on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism in the UK. The arrests were the result of an intelligence-led operation. One of the addresses searched by police today is registered to Mohammed Irfan – previously jailed for his part in plotting to kidnap a Muslim British soldier and behead him live on the internet.

Mmm…Mohammed, that name popping up again in the same sentence as the word terrorism….again.

The Clock is Ticking

By Patrick Van Roy On August 25th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Last week the Egyptian military aided terrorists that crossed into Israel and attacked civilian targets, at least seven Israelis were killed and dozens were wounded in a sophisticated multi-stage terrorist attack, believed to be perpetrated by almost two dozen attackers and launched from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula into southern Israel last Thursday afternoon.

The attacks commenced at about noon on Thursday, when three terrorists wearing military vests and armed with assault rifles, RPGs, roadside bombs and bomb belts, crossed into Israel near the Netafim Border Crossing along Route 12 between Mitzpe Ramon and Eilat.

The terrorists spread out about 200 meters from one another and began attacking passing vehicles. They first opened fire on Egged Bus 392 which was packed with civilians and soldiers. At least 10 passengers were wounded, most of them lightly to moderately, after the bus driver continued driving.

Moments later, one of the terrorists opened fire at an empty bus that drove by and detonated the bomb belt he was carrying, killing himself and the bus driver. Another terrorist opened fire at a passing car and killed the female driver.

One of the two remaining terrorists opened fire at a passing car, killing four people. An IDF jeep from the Golani Brigade then arrived at the scene and ran over the terrorist, killing him.

Egyptian military fired across the border at the responding Israeli Soldiers, the Israelis crossed the border and killed 3 members of the Egyptian Military and destroyed two Military Jeeps.

Add to this yesterdays statements from the Mad Little Persian:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that Iran was determined to eradicate Israel, ISNA news agency reported Thursday.

“Iran believes that whoever is for humanity should also be for eradicating the Zionist regime (Israel) as symbol of suppression and discrimination,” Ahmadinejad said in an interview with a Lebanese television network, carried by ISNA.

“Iran follows this issue (the eradication of Israel) with determination and decisiveness and will never ever withdraw from this standpoint and policy,” the Iranian president added in the interview with the Al-Manar network.

The remarks by Ahmadinejad came one day before the annual anti-Israeli rallies named Qods (Jerusalem) Day, which are held nationwide in Iran on the last Friday of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Ahmadinejad on Monday said that Iranians and Muslim nations worldwide should hold Qods rallies and show their willingness to dispose of this “infectious tumor and this regime full of rascality.”

The Iranian president provoked international condemnation in 2005 when he said that Israel should be eliminated from the map of the Middle East and transferred to Europe or North America.

It’s Time to stand up and be counted, lock and load fellas.