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HOW PALESTINIANS PREPARE FOR PEACE…

By ATWadmin On August 31st, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Simple. They MURDER four innocent Israelis.

A Palestinian gunman opened fire Tuesday on an Israeli vehicle in the West Bank and killed four passengers on the eve of a new round of Mideast peace talks in Washington. The Islamic militant group Hamas praised the shooting.

Get that? Hamas PRAISED the slaughter.

Four dead Jews. Four family circles shattered on receiving this news. Yet Hamas PRAISES it.

And but a number of weeks ago, western leftists did everything possible to try and bring “humanitarian relief” to Hamastan. I am certain the useful fools on the Hate Flotillas will have nothing to say about this latest outrage but it demonstrates to me that Israel should cleanse Gaza by grinding every Hamas terrorist into the dirt.

UPDATE;

“In the Jabalya refugee camp in northern Gaza, hundreds of Hamas supporters took to the streets after the evening prayer to celebrate the news of the attack, urged on by the calls of the imam over the loudspeaker even before Hamas had officially said it was behind the killings.”

HUNDREDS CELEBRATE MURDER.

IS IT TIME TO SELL THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND?

By ATWadmin On August 31st, 2010 at 6:33 pm

First, the nonsense.

In a provocative article, leading London journalist Mary Dejevsky says the British Government should consider asking Dublin what price it puts on unity. Mary, quite contrarily, ponders “How much longer must the British Government go on trying to expiate the sins of our fathers and forefathers in Northern Ireland?

Now Mary is a dyed in the wooly-minded liberal so we can dismiss her drivel with a jovial smile. I am sure the chattering classes hearts were a beating at this mighty insight.

Nonetheless I DO think she may have hit on a good idea!

Naturally, the Irish Republic could never afford Northern Ireland, especially as the Republic is a financial basket-case that has no spare cash. But the UK could easily afford to buy the Republic, and I figure because it is financially broken with the Allied Irish Bank reporting a six-month loss of €8.2bn (More than the Republic’s annual tax receipts!!) t we could get it for a good knockdown price. 

LIVING IN DENIAL…

By ATWadmin On August 31st, 2010 at 6:12 pm

I note that the Roman Catholic Church has been accused of being selective in its acceptance of inquiries into Northern Ireland’s troubled past.

DUP MP Gregory Campbell spoke out after a retired bishop questioned last week’s police ombudsman’s report into the Claudy bombings which named Father James Chesney as the chief suspect for the 1972 atrocity.

Writing in a daily newspaper yesterday, former Bishop of Derry, Edward Daly, said he was “not at all convinced” the priest was involved in the bombings which ripped through the Co Londonderry village, killing nine innocent people.

Campbell has a point, of course and Daly seems wilfully deluded. However, what can we make of the DUP who willingly sit in power with the political delegates of the same terror group that bombed Claudy, Enniskillen, Teebane, La Mon….? The DUP know the pedigree of those who they share power with and yet they still do it. I think the words grotesque hypocrite sums up Campbell and his clan.

MODERN BRITAIN – A CONTINUED SERIES..

By ATWadmin On August 31st, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Consider the welfare costs of this lot…

“A mother who lives in a three-bedroomed house with ten children and her partner has called for officials to give her two adjoining homes to accommodate her large family.  

Donna Harrison said she has been asking social landlord Incommunities to allocate her family a bigger house for five years.  

In response, the organisation has said it has a ‘very limited’ supply of homes with four bedrooms or more, several of which she has refused to move into.  

Miss Harrison, from Bradford, moved into her home six years ago with five of the children and has since had another child. 

She also cares for three other children, as well as her partner’s daughter. 

How does she afford this? She doesn’t. We do.

HOPE AND SOON, CHANGE.

By ATWadmin On August 31st, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Republicans have taken an unprecedented 10-point lead over the Democrats ahead of November’s midterm polls. 

A poll by Gallup gave the current minority party its largest lead of the year and its largest midterm advantage since the company started such polling in 1942, with 51 per cent of US voters saying they would vote Republican and 41 per cent saying they would vote for the Democratic Party. Gallup, whose poll has previously served as an accurate guide to voter intentions, said the result “suggests the potential for a major ‘wave’ election in which the Republicans gain a large number of seats and in the process take back control of the House”.

Looks like we have a turkey in the White House and Thanksgiving is a coming….

The Winners write the History Books

By ATWadmin On August 31st, 2010 at 4:35 pm

The following is an imagined interview with a Chinese politician. It was written hopefully to be included in an Afghanistan 2050 roundtable view in a blog which I have long read named Chicago Boyz. I append it for, hopefully, your amusement and entertainment.

 

 

Dateline April 17th 2050


Jiang Lu Wan, Administrator of the Elphinstone Administrative Area of the Chinese People’s

Republic sat back, smiled expansively, and welcomed me to the first in-depth interview granted by him to any Western reporter visiting the now pacified Administrative Area, as the former Afghanistan is now named. In the fifteen years since the overthrow of the old warring regimes, when the Muslim warlords who had systematically corrupted, stripped and defiled the former Afghanistan were defeated. Also after the earlier departure of the sorry remnants of the Allied war machine which had so foolishly taken their eyes off the geo-political ball after their stunning success when the Taliban were stripped of power. The Chinese were at last ready to talk about the Nation which had been the area of the ‘Jihadi Wars’ of the decade between 2015-2025; and of the progress of the Chinese governance of the Area.


During the negotiations which led to my interview with Administrator Jiang, I had been advised to take note of certain lines of query or questions which would jeopardise the progress of the interview. Items such as any reference or query to rumoured genocidal events in Administrative Area No 17, otherwise known as Tibet, would be firmly off limits, as would any query or mention of the Fifty-Fourth State of the United States of America, formerly known as Taiwan.


The Bush ‘war on terror’ doctrine was of course keenly studied in the War Colleges of Beijing, the Administrator told me, and the successes as well as the failures were routinely documented and war-gamed, he told me, so as to fully understand the philosophies behind the strategies, and thus to develop both strategies to counter the failings of the ‘War’, as well as to bolster those aspects which had been successful. “We accepted,” the Administrator stated, “that eventually order had to be restored in what has always been a historical Chinese area of influence, going back for more than sixteen centuries. We watched with keen interest the reaction of the Capitalist-Imperialist forces as the subterfuge and deceptions worked so magnificently; when the Twin Towers were demolished by the very-well financed and equipped mercenary teams of the Capitalist Multi-nationals. We definitely were impressed as we saw for the first time the remote control guidance equipment set up on the three target aircraft working so well.”

 

He paused as he gauged my reaction to a Western secret exposed for the first time. “Just as we could sympathise with the errors which allowed the passengers to overcome the mercenary team on the fourth aircraft which crashed in Pennysylvania. We also admired the manner in which the blame for the atrocity was so quickly placed upon a band of savages who couldn’t even carry out a car-bombing successfully! We accepted that the Elphinstone Administrative Area had passed into the Western sphere of influence, and our nature being one of passive acceptance of RealPolitik, decided that the West had won this round, and magnificently so. We knew, from our informants within the United States at the time of 9/11, as your Western press named it, that the target all along was Afghanistan, because of the vast mineral wealth uncovered by the secret surveys undertaken by CIA-led geological teams as far back as 1985, and we also watched as successive American Administrations, to use another western term, ‘screwed things up completely’!


The ruler of the former Afghanistan paused as tea was served, then continued: “We in China have always played ‘the long game’ as it is termed in western diplomatic circles. Once we realised that American oil and right-wing interests had twisted the usually-astute President George W. Bush into an ill-planned and under-resourced invasion of Iraq by the American military, alongside the pitiful remnants of a once-mighty British military machine sent with the connivance of our very good friend Tony Blair, we watched as history was replayed before our eyes. We saw the re-deployment of brigade after brigade from the fields, plains and mountains of the-then Afghanistan to the fighting and destruction in Iraq. The further withdrawal of most of the Allied invasion forces gave heart to the revived Taliban, who were then further revived by massive injections of assistance from the Pakistani I.S.I.”


I raised my hand to interject a question, but the Administrator waved my query aside. “We watched as the flower of America’s military might was wasted in Iraq, and then again in Afghanistan. We thought that you had learned the lessons of history in Vietnam, but we were truly perplexed when America, instead of obliterating the corrupt and totally-amoral President who literally and openly stole the presidential election, gave him instead recognition, money and power. You in the West also gave semi-legitimacy to the huge industry which was heroin, a close cousin to the opium which the British used to spread decay and humiliation in the China of Victorian times!” For the first time since our interview began, the bland smile of the Administrator was wiped off his lips, and a tightening of those same lips gave an indication of the distaste felt by the Chinese for those times long ago when Imperial China was routinely humiliated by Colonial Ambassadors, backed up by their overwhelming military and naval superiority!


“Administrator Jiang,” I asked, “What now for the Elphinstone Area?”


The Chinese politician’s face had resumed its bland smile, as he replied, “Once the Central Committee had determined that we should act against the warlords, and in doing so reclaim our ancient responsibility and suzerainty over the Area we named Elphinstone, our military planners brought out Operation Longbow, which was, as you may remember, the invasion by Peoples Liberation Army paratroop divisions into Kabul, Kandahar, Herat, Mazar-el-Sharif, followed by massive reinforcements by our fleet of Airbus 385′s which were so conveniently sold to us by E.A.D.S. in Europe at a discount for volume! We then pushed six shock armies, comprising tank and mobile artillery divisions along the Tadjikistan border, fanning out from the narrow corridor into the whole country and brought a certain harmony to the entire country in thirty days.”

 

“We do not accept the stories retailed by certain of the former rulers that we initiated reprisals against the civilian population, nor do we acknowledge that there was any resistance to our advance. The population accepted the return of firm but fair rule, and in most cases our armies were welcomed as a valued replacement for the corruption, venality and ferocity of the old religion-based rulers. Our one regret was that the Pakistan Government did not take note of our firm stance against their continued help for the remnants of the Muslim warlord armies, but they saw sense after a one megaton neutron warhead wiped most of the reinforcement build-up off the map!”


He paused while sipping from the delicate cup, “Over the next ten years, we oversaw a huge investment in roads and rail transportation, together with a corresponding investment in colleges and universities. We gave the inhabitants of the Area the first chance in one hundred years to avail themselves of the advantages of tertiary education, and once we had informed the remaining religious leaders that their strictures against education for young women would be and were dealt with firmly; they accepted that whilst they might run their religious practices as they saw fit, they would not be allowed to interfere with the educational aspirations of half of the population.

The alleged mass-migration of Han Chinese has not happened, and while there are many migrants from mainland China into the Area, they receive no advantageous arrangements because they are Han. We routinely allow many of the Elphinstone Area students to attend Western universities, and when they return to be re-united with their families, are able to contrast the free lives they are able to lead either in mainland China or in the Administrative Area with the repressive regimes practising in many of the so-called Western Democracies.”


I asked him, “Administrator Jiang, how far along is the development of the Area’s natural resources? And to what extent does the Area benefit from those resources?”


The Chinese politician’s smile grew wider, as he thoughtfully passed a few documents in front of him; “The premise of your query is faulty; mainly because you seem to believe that whatever is found under the Area belongs to the Area. The Elphinstone area is, and always will be, an integral part of mainland China, and as such what mineral wealth is discovered should be regarded as China’s. We have developed many areas, and have sunk trial wells and boreholes searching for all types of geological wealth. Obviously, a portion of the proceeds must of necessity remain within the Area, to provide for such investment as is necessary, but the Chinese people, all the people, come before any particular location!”


“Administrator Jiang, it is rumoured that your Committee will be allowing private companies and corporations to open up within the Area over the next year, much as you have already done to everyone’s great benefit within mainland China. Is this true, and to what extent will the indigenous population be allowed to take part in this experiment?”


“The Central Committee has approved such plans, with the caveat that all companies have, to begin with, a majority of Han on each board of directors. This is simply because the indigenous population have no history of large-scale commercial operations, and they need to be guided by their Han brethren for some time before a ‘laissez-faire’ attitude can be adopted.”


“Administrator Jiang, I see that my interview time is running down; one final question if I may? British readers, as well as British politicians, do not seem to understand why you, the People’s Republic of China, named the Area after an obscure English soldier?”


“We in China place great weight upon the lessons of history, and as in 2003 you in the West triumphed by a masterful plan, you should also remember that your Major-General Elphinstone commanded in Kabul in 1841; he was himself looked upon as ‘the most incompetent soldier who ever became general’ in the words of his contemporaries.’ We constantly remind ourselves of the mistakes others made, and therefore resolve not to make the same mistakes ourselves!”


“Administrator Jiang, thank you for your consideration in giving this interview.”

OBAMA, THE MUSLIM NON-AMERICAN..

By ATWadmin On August 31st, 2010 at 8:58 am

It seems that Obama is annoyed that some people think he is a Muslim whilst some others think he may not even be in possession of an American birth certificate.

“I can’t spend all of my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead. The facts are the facts. We went through some of this during the campaign — there is a mechanism, a network of misinformation that in a new media era can get churned out there constantly.”

OK, Readers will know I have not written anything about Obama’s “Muslim” roots nor indeed have I shown any interest in his trouble providing a birth certificate. You see I don’t care much about these issues, they are a side show.

His alleged Christian faith, or lack of, is HIS business. I know that he counted the racist bigot Rev Jeremiah Wright as one of his closest spiritual advisers and that he sat in the pews and listened to that old fool for years but that does not mean he embraces the racism of Wright.

Nor does the fact that he carries Hussein as his Middle name mean beyond the fact that it was also his father’s name. I guess it”s not one of the most popular names chosen by Christians but it does not mean he is a Muslim any more than being called David means you are a Christian.

These are all beside the point. The REAL issue is that many Americans are disturbed by the systematic manner in which their President has gone out of his way to GROVEL to the Muslim world. You all recall this image of it. Apart from being demeaning, it contrasts to how he behaved when he met the Queen of the UK. No bows there, oddly. The REAL issue that many Americans’ find Obama distant, aloof, removed from their daily anxieties.  The REAL issue is that many Americans do not have jobs, are in debt and see no evidence that their President can do a thing about it. The REAL issue is that many Americans believe they have been conned. They THOUGHT they were getting rid of a bumbling Bush and embracing Mr Hope and Change. But he has proven hopeless and the change has not been for the better.

THESE are the issues President Obama should address when he speaks to the Nation this evening.

I suggest to you he will evade them as that is his way. He came to power posturing as a unifying President but in truth he has divided the Nation. Obama is a liberal fraud and he has been exposed as such. When he is thrown out of the White House in 2012, America can stand tall again and the shining city on the hill can gleam again. I leave you with the words of a truly great American, despised by the liberal media, but a man who spoke the truth. I suggest you bear this in mind when you hear Obama later on today.

IPCC JUST SO MUCH HOT AIR!

By ATWadmin On August 31st, 2010 at 8:44 am

It’s not as if the IPCC had much credibility in the first place so the news that a high-level inquiry into the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has found there was “little evidence” for its claims about global warming is no big surprise

It also said the panel had emphasised the negative impacts of climate change and made “substantive findings” based on little proof. The review by the InterAcademy Council (IAC) was launched after the IPCC’s hugely embarrassing 2007 benchmark climate change report, which contained exaggerated and false claims that Himalayan glaciers could melt by 2035. The panel was forced to admit its key claim in support of global warming was lifted from a 1999 magazine article. The report was based on an interview with a little-known Indian scientist who has since said his views were “speculation” and not backed by research.

Mmm, that sounds a pretty rigorous system the IPCC was working!

Look, the IPCC is a POLITICALLY driven organisation with one simple agenda – promote AGW in the face of all reality. It’s done a great job in that respect and there have been vast sums of £££ cash directed to those compliant advocates of AGW in the IPCC.

I’M AMERICAN!

By ATWadmin On August 31st, 2010 at 8:43 am

Can’t say I like the melody (it kinda malingers) but I do admire the message! And I always like a dare..

THE DEVIL IN DISGUISE…

By ATWadmin On August 31st, 2010 at 8:29 am

First, the normal business that goes in a country that appeases terrorist scum.

“A number of families from a loyalist area of north Belfast have said they are being forced out of their homes by the UDA. About six families claim they have been warned to leave Tiger’s Bay in recent weeks. The threats have been reported to the police and one man has already left Northern Ireland.”

The UDA, of course, has decommissioned and walked away from terrorism so it’s a little hard to understand if the UDA behind these threats is the same UDA that has murdered, maimed and terrorised for decades, or maybe it’s Continuity UDA, or the Real UDA or even I Can’t believe it’s not the UDA?

However, read on…

“The BBC then received a statement from a group called the North Belfast Community Development and Transition Group (NBCD & TG) – which is based in Tiger’s Bay. (Ah yes, one of those blossoming “Community Groups”.) 

“Recent weeks have seen a number of unfounded allegations being directed towards NBCD & TG which seem to question not only the integrity of NBCD &TG but also that of the professional volunteers and partners with whom we work. To this end legal advice has been sought. As has been the case in the past issues like this should be faced head on and not from the side lines,” the statement continued.

“NBCD &TG have a management committee that you could meet with or indeed the policing partnership also acts as an appropriate mechanism for dealing with these issues. “I think it is quite clear as to the proper way of dealing with criminality and that is through the police. You need to get the police to inform you as well.”

Gosh, it is almost as if the NBCD & TG (Catchy acronym!) is viewed by some who are un-named as it if was some sort of pathetic cloak for the UDA in that area. What an outrage! I hope they deal with the “unfounded allegations” in a prompt manner, clearing their good name.

Yes, I know that the cynics out there will see this as just one more example of how the paramilitaries simply change shape, sponge off the public purse, and still terrorise the communities they infest. But surely they are wrong since IF that was the case, the Government would be colluding with undesirables and that would never happen, right?