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By ATWadmin On May 25th, 2008 at 8:33 am

nuclear-bomb-badger.jpgThe facts are simple. Most western governments are afraid to confront Iran. A blind eye is being turned to the lethal actions of the Mad Mullahs as is evidenced in the news that Iran has secretly paid Iraqi insurgents hundreds of thousands of American dollars to kill British soldiers, according to a leaked government document.

"The document states that the Jaish al-Mahdi (JAM) – also known as the Mahdi Army – one of the most violent insurgent groups operating in Basra, used money from Iran to recruit and pay young unemployed men up to $300 (£150) a month to carry out attacks against the British. The findings have been passed to the highest levels in the military."

Patrick Mercer, the Tory MP and a former infantry commander said: "This report makes it quite clear that Iran is directly involved in funding the insurgency.The Government must confront Tehran over the deaths of British troops – anything else is appeasement."

But appeasement is all we will get and it will be passed off by a gutless political elite as "pragmatism."

Our leaders are afraid of Iran even before it obtains full nuke capability – can you imagine what it will be like when Iranian interference in the Middle East region and beyond is backed up with the threat of a mushroom cloud? Iran nowadays is akin to Germany in the 1930’s – we should move against the Mullahs now, take away their nuclear capability and make it really clear to them that we will not tolerate their funding of terrorism. Until we accept this, things will only get worse. 


By ATWadmin On May 25th, 2008 at 8:16 am

mr-bean.jpgThe daggers are out for UK PM Gordon Brown who must be facing the worst possible period of his tenure to date. David Miliband is preparing to throw his hat into the ring in a leadership contest to “save new Labour” after the party’s disastrous defeat in last week’s Crewe & Nantwich by-election. The foreign secretary has confided to friends that he is prepared to stand for the leadership if a critical mass of backbenchers turn against Gordon Brown. He is discussing a strategy to position himself for the top job without personally engineering the prime minister’s downfall. It comes as senior Labour insiders claim that at least half the cabinet have privately concluded that Brown cannot win the next general election.

Brown is toast. But it doesn’t matter who succeeds him because the Nulabour project is dead in the water. The years of masquerading as a centrist party whilst taxing the hell out of the working population. dismantling our borders, wasting £trillions of taxpayers money on public services which just deteriorate further, are over. Blair was a charismatic leader who understood the importance of at least pretending to be centrist, almost conservative, is his speech-making. Brown is a dullard, a dour unattractive control freak who has a party that is out of control. The idea that David Miliband can save the day is hilarious and shows just how detached from reality Labour has become. Miliband is a lightweight who cannot unite the party, who has little appeal to the electorate and who lacks the guts to go in for the kill anyway. I believe Brown will STAY in office, and this will be seen as the least worst option. However it won’t save them – Labour is going down and I’m afraid re-arranging the deck-chairs will not save the Titanic.


By ATWadmin On May 24th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

un.gifYou have to hand it to the UN – in the teeth of a humanitarian crisis with people dying from starvation, they never forget to get their priorities right…..

"United Nations will send nearly a quarter of a million condoms into cyclone-hit Myanmar to help needy survivors with no access to contraceptives, a UN official says. So far, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said it had sent 72 800 condoms to survivors struggling to maintain their family planning after the storm hit in early May. A total of 218 400 condoms would be delivered, UNFPA aid advisor Chaiyos Kunanusont said. "We don’t want regular use of contraception disrupted. An emergency usually damages the health system, so people don’t have access to condoms and contraceptives," said Chaiyos.

Yeah, that’ll be a REAL relief to those who have lost everything….


By ATWadmin On May 24th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

clinton_ap226b.jpgMy but hasn’t she dropped a clanger? Hillary Clinton was forced to apologise last night after evoking the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy in California during the 1968 presidential primaries as a reason for staying in this year’s race even though her chances of prevailing have become minimal.  "I regret that if my referencing that moment of trauma for our entire nation and in particular the Kennedy family was in any way offensive. I certainly had no intention of that whatsoever," the former first lady said in a hastily released statement.  Mrs Clinton put her foot into the deeply sensitive territory during an interview with a newspaper in South Dakota, which will be one the last states to cast votes in the primary match-up between her and Barack Obama on 3 June along with Montana.  I think Hillary’s star is fading and this will further diminish it. Obama is going to get the nomination, the only question is when, not if.


By ATWadmin On May 24th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

jupiterSpots_hst_c800.jpgI guess we all know that Jupiter has a red spot. However I now see that this single red spot has been augmented in recent times by two more red spots.  It is reported that Jupiter’s recent outbreak of red spots is likely related to large scale climate change as the gas giant planet is getting warmer near the equator. 


So, Mars is undergoing climate change. Jupiter is undergoing climate change. Earth is undergoing climate change. I’m just wondering if these might in any way all be related to that large golden orb that shines in our skies and around which all the planets revolve? Far-fetched? Yeah – obviously mankind is to to blame.


By ATWadmin On May 24th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

Well here in Euroland, this is the evening of the Eurovision Song Contest – an annual televisual farce presented as a musical festival. I watch it to laugh at it all and am sure that we will have an Eastern European winner. The UK entry is dire and I hope it will not win.For me, there has only even been ONE song to emerge from this contest that was REALLY worth listening to and it’s this one…douze point!


By ATWadmin On May 24th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

Well, I was denied by choice last night, and so on this lovely Saturday afternoon, I select this more modern effort…


By ATWadmin On May 24th, 2008 at 12:52 pm

Great news – the Police Service of Northern Ireland are officially the number one in the UK. This is one in the eye for trenchant critics of the PSNI such as yours truly who considers them worse than useless.

So in what area of activity you may ask, have they topped the UK league of Policing? Catching criminals? No. Stopping terrorists? No. It’s much more important than that – I can reveal the PSNI have been spending more of their financial resources on PUBLIC RELATIONS than any other policing area. Hurrah – taxes well spent I am sure you must agree!


By ATWadmin On May 24th, 2008 at 12:37 pm

You may THINK you know what car sex is but I suggest that you don’t. Get THIS!

"A man who claims to have had sex with 1,000 cars has defended his "romantic" feelings towards vehicles. Edward Smith, who lives with his current "girlfriend" – a white Volkswagen Beetle named Vanilla, insisted that he was not "sick" and had no desire to change his ways. "I appreciate beauty and I go a little bit beyond appreciating the beauty of a car only to the point of what I feel is an expression of love," he said. "Maybe I’m a little bit off the wall but when I see movies like Herbie and Knight Rider, where cars become loveable, huggable characters it’s just wonderful."

I love the "maybe I’m a little bit off.." disclaimer line!! His most memorable sexual encounter was with with the helicopter from the 1980’s TV series "Airwolf" apparently. All I can say is that Herbie the Love Bug had a narrow escape from the bizarre Mr Smith!


By ATWadmin On May 24th, 2008 at 12:27 pm

I recall that I recently lambasted the outrageous claim made by Northern Ireland’s Social Development Minister Margaret Ritchie that homelessness here was at an all time high. As usual this won me brickbats as the Minister’s words of wisdom were chosen in preference to mine. So, interesting to report that the number of people defined as “homeless” has DROPPED according to official figures by almost 2000 people. (In the Newsletter print copy yesterday but can’t see it on-like.) So, I’m guessing that the “all-time” high levels of homelessness being spoken of but a week or so ago was just pure PR attention grabbing rubbish.

Furthermore, the source that Ritchie and her ilk uses for all this statistical data gathering is the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. Now if anyone was to select an organisation which personifies public sector gross incompetence, the NIHE is it. So I repeat my suggestion that homelessness is NOT at an all-time high and that the source for gathering such information in the first instance is both statistically dubious and politically directed.

The idea that there are 21,000 people here that are homeless merits further examination. Housing stock has never been higher both in the private and public sector. There has been a massive increase in private properties as this area has boomed. But there are also thousands of empty Housing Executive properties, so that shortage does not lie there either. Furthermore, Northern Ireland has seen the same massive intake of eastern European immigrants as the rest of the UK and oddly enough they seem to have found accommodations. So, how is it that we have these alleged thousands of homeless? Might it be that some people choose to live this way? Are their issues causes by drugs and alcohol abuse, do you think?

Northern Ireland has a socialist administration that believes in spending to solve every problem. So it is that we will continually here about phantasms such as “record homelessness” “record child poverty” and then there is the “low wage employees” and guess what, there will be a succession of half-witted but calculating politicians all out to show how generous and good they are by spending OUR money. That’s why socialism is so evil, it takes away human dignity and absolves individual responsibility by substituting State munificence. The likes of Margaret Ritchie is a declared socialist, and she is proud of this. But there are others like me who see socialism as crippling to a healthy society and who appreciate that rather than a rights-based society – which Northern Ireland now is – we should have responsibility based society.