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Well done Jim!

By ATWadmin On March 27th, 2007 at 2:33 pm

allisterJim Allister’s resignation demonstrates that there is at least one politician in Northern Ireland who has principles.

Unlike his party, he actually believed that you should only say what you mean and mean what you say.

Mr Allister is spot on when he says that "the lure of office has clouded the party’s judgment" and I am delighted that he has decided to retain his seat in the European Parliament.

I hope that he uses this office to continue to expose the immorality of the party he just left.

Mr Allister will not receive the front page plaudits of the media. In Northern Ireland principled journalists are about as common as principled Unionist politicians.

But I for one will say, well done Jim!

Iran’s Acts of War – View from across the pond

By ATWadmin On March 27th, 2007 at 12:13 pm

"That noise you hear as you pass the crypt at St. Paul’s cathedral in London is Lord Horatio Nelson spinning in his grave."

I make a point of reading through the daily pieces in the Jewish World Review emails I get and most of the time the stuff in there, while interesting, is either too US-centred for ATW or has already been covered here. Today, however, I find a take in there from a Mr Jack Kelly, former US Marine and Green Beret, which is well worth reading. Mr Kelly notes that

"Lord Nelson, alas, was killed at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The captain of the HMS Cornwall is Commodore Nick Lambert, a more modern sort. He did nothing as six Iranian speedboats seized the boarding party from his ship as they were leaving the freighter they had inspected in Iraqi territorial waters."

Now, I don’t know much about the armed forces or about politics, but this seems to my mind like an act of war, an open attack by means of kidnap on a sovereign state which the aggressor has, for some time now, been making aggressive noises and gestures to all and sundry. I’ve been thinking for some time now that Iran seems to just be hellbent on starting a war. Why? Possibly so that they can further claim the victim role, possibly so that they can appeal to other moslem nations and start a 3rd World War, possibly just for the fun of killing infidels, who knows? What is known is that the Americans, as well as parts of the British public, are baffled as to why this was allowed to happen.

Mr Kelly quotes an interview with al-Beeb as follows: " British rules of engagement "are very much de-escalatory, because we don’t want wars starting," the former First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Alan West, told the BBC.
"Rather than roaring into action and sinking everything in sight we try to step back and that, of course, is why our chaps were, in effect, able to be captured and taken away," he said.
"

 So not only does Iran want a war, but the people ‘in charge’ on our end are terrified of having one. Remind me, someone, what was the purpose of an armed force? It wasn’t to fight, or something similar, was it?

Meanwhile, Blair has pulled a Hans Blix on all this, responding to open aggression with ‘strong words’: " "We have certainly sent the message back to them very clearly indeed," said Prime Minister Tony Blair. "They should not be under any doubts at all about how seriously we regard this act, which is unjustified and wrong." "

Unjustified and wrong? Does anybody still believe Blair has the moral sense or guts to really believe in those concepts? For myself, I’ll only believe that when he orders the counter-strike in order to rescue or avenge our people. This is not some kind of hijinks that can be simply dismissed as ‘wrong’, it is an intolerable act of warfare which looks so much like a prelude to extortion that I won’t be the least surprised when the ransom note for ‘One MILLION dollars!’ arrives at No. 10.

In the meantime, our sailors languish under God knows what conditions and the Americans (not to mention non-PC British) continue bewildered at the lack of spine in the British establishment. Click here for the full article by Mr Kelly.

SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO NOW?

By ATWadmin On March 27th, 2007 at 9:37 am

jimallister-203.jpgThe media reports that the DUP may be about to lose their MEP, Jim Allister. Mr Allister is known to be opposed to the DUP executive resolution committing to power-sharing with Sinn Fein in May. He has called a news conference for later on to issue a statement on his position after the ground-breaking meeting between Ian Paisley and Gerry Adams at Stormont. If he has any principles at all, he will of course resign. Staying with the IRA loving Paisley and his gang of political whores would be a betrayal of Allister’s frequently stated views, views I may add that I rather have agreed with. Watch this space.

If you know what you are doing is right …

By ATWadmin On March 27th, 2007 at 8:41 am

_42730525_paisleyadams_afp203i.jpgPolitical Unionism may not die until 8th May but Paisleyism died yesterday.

What is more, I have photographic evidence to prove this – something which, as a UTV journalist pointed out, was lacking in relation to the IRA’s alleged decommissioning.

Everything that Dr Paisley ever stood for, religiously and politically, went up in a puff of very unholy smoke yesterday and I believe that when a man sacrifices his principles for power the only word to use is tragic.

Sadly I cannot say, like David, that I never voted DUP but I am thankful that he allows me to use this platform to air my views.

I don’t think the English language contains the words necessary to convey my disgust but I will say that I utterly repudiate and reject what happened yesterday and I denounce all involved. It literally made me feel sick.

That, however, was not Mrs Paisley’s reaction.

Her ladyship was interviewed on Radio Ulster this morning and she claimed that although the decision her husband took was difficult, “If you know what you are doing is right, you have to do it no matter who is shouting at you”.

Are you not aware that Dr Paisley spent his whole life throwing snowballs and shouting at Unionist leaders for meeting Irish Prime Ministers and sharing power with the likes of Gerry “the Brit” Fitt?

If your husband is right now, he has been wrong for thirty years.

Do you not remember things like this?

If you don’t, everybody else does.

Love, it seems, is not just blind. It also has a very adverse affect on the memory.

WHITENED SEPULCHRES…

By ATWadmin On March 27th, 2007 at 8:30 am

dup.gifSome moments in history are tough when you are living through them! At the moment, those of us in Northern Ireland who oppose power-sharing with terrorists (Yes, we do exist!!) have been entirely politically marginalised by the despicable actions of Ian Paisley and his goon squad. I’ve been thinking about how to best sum up my feelings, and then I remembered a sermon that I heard preached one Sunday morning whilst attending Lurgan Free Presbyterian Church. Readers may know that Dr. Paisley is the Moderator of this church and I think the words of Jesus Christ express what I feel so much more eloquently than anything I could ever hope to write.

Matthew Chapter 23 vs 27

"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness"

WHEN IS RAPE ACTUALLY RAPE?

By ATWadmin On March 27th, 2007 at 8:04 am

Did you read that a senior Judge has declared that a woman cannot claim rape just because she was drunk? The Appeal Court ruling freed a young man jailed for rape after he had sex with a drunken student. It also raised deep doubts over the Government’s latest attempts to toughen rape laws. Plans include a ‘sex breathalyser’ law under which a woman who had consumed a certain amount of alcohol would legally no longer be able to consent to sex. This is a volatile subject but it is also the sort of topic that ATW exists to tackle. Let me explain where I stand on it.

First, I do understand that people who consume alcohol have sex with each other and that this has been the way since the beginning of time! When people are of Student age in particular, one can reasonably assert that alcohol-fueled sex is a common enough thing. I’m not saying that I approve of it but what people do behind closed doors is their business, not mine! We all stand or fall by our own decisions. 

But when the allegation of rape arises, the situation profoundly changes. The Judge in this case asserts that sex amounts to rape if the woman is incapable of giving consent. But things are different if she is still capable of making a decision. That seems a reasonable enough point to me. The core issue is this as laid out by the Justice concerned

"If, through drink, or for any other reason, the complainant has temporarily lost her capacity to choose whether to have intercourse, she is not consenting. Subject to questions about the defendant’s state of mind, if the intercourse takes place this would be rape.  However, where the complainant has voluntarily consumed even substantial quantities of alcohol, but nevertheless remains capable of choosing whether or not to have intercourse, and in drink agrees to do so, this would not be rape."

He seems to say it is all about consent, and if consent is given then it cannot be rape, regardless of how much booze is consumed. Do you agree with this – what is your take on this difficult topic? In particular, I address this to our female readers, do you think the Judge is fair in what he says?      

THE ONLY GUILTY MAN IN GITMO!

By ATWadmin On March 27th, 2007 at 7:48 am

hicks.jpgLadies and Gentlemen, may I introduce you to a very special man – his name is David Hicks, he is an Australian, he is also a former farm hand and kangaroo skinner, and has spent five years at the US detention centre in Cuba. (A kangaroo court for a kangaroo skinner, drooled the BBC this morning) He was captured by US forces back in 2001 when he was fighting with the Taliban in Afghanistan. Now he has admitted that he was guilty of terrorist charges – which must make him that rarest of species – a guilty man in Gitmo.

He will now be sent home where he will face justice. BUT when we hear the likes of leftist Australian Senator Bob Brown say: "His guilty plea is simply a plea for release for exit from the inhumane Guantanamo Bay gulag. That’s a human response." we have to wonder what sort of sentence he will be given – maybe a community one? Senator Brown, who heckled Mr Bush about Hicks when the president addressed the Canberra parliament in 2003, said the guilty plea would not have held up under the Australian legal system. Growing public support in Australia for Hicks, and concerns from lawyers, judges and – of course – church leaders over the military commission system, has divided the government and threatened to become an issue at national elections, due in the second half of 2007.

So, Hicks is caught red-handed, locked up in Gitmo, confesses his guilt and the left STILL want to set him free. In the war on terror – there is a large section on the political Left who clearly want US to lose. They yearn to be Dhimmis, they see no good in our western values, all they can do is agitate in support of scum like Hicks. What a loathsome crew they are – the enemy within.

KIDNAPPED BRITISH SAILORS – DIPLOMACY WORKING, BECKETT RELAXES…

By ATWadmin On March 27th, 2007 at 7:26 am

So, yet another day commences, and 15 British Sailors commence another day of captivity care of the 12th Imam’s dining pal, President Ahmadinejad. Happily, the story no longer appears as a BBC lead item on its news page. And how very wise this is, we all need to learn to move on, yes? Now obviously it’s a bit of a downer for our kidnapped countrymen, but with the likes of BBC Five Live reporting the capture from the Iranian point of view (ie. That "they were in Iranian waters" was presented as a fact this morning on this wicked extreme left wing station) one wonder if the MSM cares a jot about them?

Naturally all diplomatic efforts have come to NOTHING with the Iranians although I was intrigued to read that the act of "interrogating" the captured Brits was seen as "a softening" of the Iranian stance. As opposed to hanging them, I suppose?

Iran is the centre of the axis of evil, it has behaved with arrogance and malice in this case, and all we in the West can do is blather about exactly where the British vessel was before the Iranians swept down on it and carried the sailors away. As Bin Laden would see, people see the weak horse and the strong horse – they follow the strong horse.

A BAAAA-D THING!

By ATWadmin On March 27th, 2007 at 7:18 am

letwin.jpgWonder what you make of the news that the High Priests of our post-Christian society, the Scientists, have created the world’s first human-sheep chimera – which has the body of a sheep and half-human organs? The sheep have 15 per cent human cells and 85 per cent animal cells – and their evolution brings the prospect of animal organs being transplanted into humans one step closer. Professor Esmail Zanjani, of the University of Nevada, has spent seven years and £5million perfecting the technique, which involves injecting adult human cells into a sheep’s foetus. Now then, what would such a Frankenstein creation look like? ATW has an exclusive image….

THE WORLD’S MOST OPPRESSED PEOPLE!

By ATWadmin On March 27th, 2007 at 7:15 am

PALI MANSION.jpgEveryone knows the abject squalor that the poor Palestinian people live in, right? I mean, these poor folk live in makeshift hovels, yes? OK – have a look at the image of the Pali mansion attached as it is but one example of nice new luxury dwellings being constructed by the Palis. You can see more here! I have no issue myself with someone living in as nice a house as possible, but all we ever hear from the Palestinians is how deprived they are, how bereft of hope they are. Clearly a mansion is just not enough for these most oppressed of people!