By The Troll On August 30th, 2014 at 10:15 pm
According to “Some”, IZZY is harmless, well not harmless but localized to the Middle East and created by the CIA anyway. No one has to really worry about them… they are after all the Junior Varsity Team.
Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) -
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has warned that the West will be the next target of the jihadists sweeping through Syria and Iraq, unless there is “rapid” action.
“If we ignore them, I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month,” “Terrorism knows no border and its danger could affect several countries outside the Middle East,”
“You see how they (jihadists) carry out beheadings and make children show the severed heads in the street,” he said, condemning the “cruelty” of such acts.
“It is no secret to you, what they have done and what they have yet to do. I ask you to transmit this message to your leaders: ‘Fight terrorism with force, reason and (necessary) speed’.”
Now if the man whose family and relatives have been feeding this mad dog says if YOU don’t stop it, this thing it’s loose, and it’s coming to feast on you…. It might be worth paying attention to him.
Dealing with the Saudis will have it’s day. The immediate threat however of the foaming at the mouth Dog needs to addressed.
People are about to die. I say the people that should die are the ones screaming Allah Akbar as they rape and pillage. However more likely than not we will see Uncle Fred and Aunt Ginny blown into sauce at the local eatery before the rabble demand that the powers that be act, and act deliberately.
By Pete Moore On August 30th, 2014 at 8:12 pm
I’ve noticed that the Western media hardly ever mentions individuals in Donbass. Not just the victims of course, which would undermine the narrative, but the leaders of Europe’s newest nations. This keeps them anonymous and therefore limits our capacity for sympathy. Strelkov (a military commander) has featured, but he’s an odd looking man so we’re allowed to see him.
Aleksandr Zakharchenko is the Prime Minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the former military commander of its Donbass militia. Last week he gave this fascinating press conference, which I regard as a must-view for anyone interested in the war.
This is no dumb Slav peasant, but an obviously very intelligent man. Zakharchenko here states the case for independence, not a federal region of any country, and the reasons why. His passion and patriotism are clear, as is his compassion. He makes no mention of Russia, speaks out to the mothers of Ukraine and calls for a cessation of violence, but he’s a steely man who will not back down. This is informational gold dust, not the kind of thing Western news rooms will scramble to bring you.
He starts a Q&A at 5:10 and it’s all interesting, but he really gets going at 15:30 -
By Pete Moore On August 30th, 2014 at 3:21 pm
Here we go again.
Britain faces the “greatest and deepest” terror threat in the country’s history, David Cameron warned as he pledged emergency measures to tackle extremists [...]
The Prime Minister said that the risk posed by Isil (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) will last for “decades” and raised the prospect of an expanding terrorist nation “on the shores of the Mediterranean”.
My nan, who lived through the Blitz, might have told him not to be so silly. Since we’re supposed to believe that the threat will last for ‘decades’ (with all the new authoritarian laws which will eventually fall on us all), I think real conservatives and patriots are due an apology. Cameron talks of laws to prevent muslims leaving Britain to fight, when the problem was the open door in the first place which trucked so many in. It cannot be stated too many times: we were right. But if we’re not already convinced of the threat, out come the old routines -
The warning came as it emerged that a laptop seized from Isil in Syria contained research on how to make a biological bomb and religious justification to use it against civilians.
Uh-oh, the threat of WMD. That sounds familiar! What careless terrorists they are to leave a laptop lying around with all that info on it.
By Mike Cunningham On August 30th, 2014 at 10:14 am
When I wrote that short piece about ‘Freedom’, in which I quoted my own small post about the probabilities of the family of the dead ‘gentle giant’ Michael Brown generating a sanitised and fabricated ‘history’, I thought that we had probably heard all the news about the news; of the ‘family’s’ tales of a religious conversion, of visions in the sky, about all the self-serving sob stories destined to cover up the fact that this huge black man was a criminal, a bully and a braggart: and the fact that the police officer’s bullets were in fact fired as he had claimed, in pure self-defence.
But now, with the American Press being so free, under cover of their admirable Constitution, and demanding that the juvenile records of a probable 2nd degree murder charge be unsealed after his death, there may be a whole new chapter unfolding, with a few more nuggets of truth being unveiled into the harsh light of day.
Seems as though the ‘lovable rogue’, the ‘gentle giant’, the ‘candidate for at least beatification if not sainthood’, has turned out in the end to be just another in the never-ending statistic of black criminals as an ever-higher proportion of total crime in the black-dominated inner-suburbs and ghettoes of many American cities.
And are we all surprised?
H/T to Duff and Nonsense, whose comment upon my own post gave the link.
By The Troll On August 29th, 2014 at 11:20 pm
Some things are too funny…. you see stuff like this gets released for one reason and one reason only. Somebody is scarred. Someone in Power believes it’s a possibility. There are violent shootings and murders everyday in the US. If you live in certain areas they are more common than others. Detroit, Chicago, L.A., Philly, D.C., Holiday weekends are always the worst. Somewhere this Labor Day weekend some little kid will be killed by a stray bullet and it may not even make the headlines.
I say this as a qualifier, not to frighten, demean, or devalue the lives lost in the everyday events of inner city America just a statement to give you a slight understanding of our collective conciseness. These deaths and shootings in reality, sad and tragic as they may be mean nothing to the Average American. They only happen after all in the same places, with the same people, involved in things they shouldn’t have been doing in the first place. Buying drugs, robbing people, etc etc. You get what you bring on yourself. No one bats an eye. It’s life, Welcome to America.
Now however you take a car bomb and set it off anywhere. Kill one person, injure only 2. You will witness a National Outrage that will curl your Hair. It doesn’t matter that we elected Urkel, and he lives on the back 9. After the anger flairs, and the people focus A Lot of Islamists are gonna die.
The world underestimates the anger and willingness to deliver violence with a smile on the faces of the American Public.
By The Troll On August 29th, 2014 at 6:52 pm
There are quite a few music types that are exclusively American. There are however very few groups that no matter what they are playin groups like the Band and this one that when they play it oozes the scenery into the mind of lookin down a holler and seeing two or three ridges of granite pushed high with deeply embedded coal. The sides are blanketed in green forest and the mist is just hanging right below the tops of the trees contouring with the valleys. Pure Heaven.
Here’s a Ballad.
By Pete Moore On August 29th, 2014 at 6:44 pm
Because Friday night is Music Night.
Nothing takes you back in time like music, eh? So a stone cold classic from one of the great bands of my youth; and all of a sudden I’m in my bedroom mixing tapes for Amanda Fitzpatrick of Class 3C.
As always with the Jukebox, use the new-fangled link thingies to recommend your fav sounds -
By Pete Moore On August 29th, 2014 at 6:15 pm
Tech problems mean it’s been a slow week at ATW. Have yourselves an open thread then, one decorated with a view of my old apartment in Rome, and the view I woke up to for a couple of years. Tell us what you know …
By Mike Cunningham On August 29th, 2014 at 10:56 am
I wish to claim a new British and all-comers world record for the shortest time that a comment has been up on a Guardian website before being removed for not abiding by ‘Community Standards’; which of course is Guardian code-speak for obliterating any comment which they do not agree with.
My comment was on the article which covered the funeral of the black bloke shot in St. Louis, and the attendance of the rabble-rousing Al Sharpton at that funeral.
My comment, taken from my own site’s comment upon the stories surrounding the ‘alleged victim‘ was actually visible for forty-nine seconds, which, by Guardian standards, is actually pretty good!