By ATWadmin On November 9th, 2006 at 7:12 am
1837 – British philanthropist Moses Montefiore, becomes the first Jew to be awarded a knighthood in the UK.
1859 – The British Army abolishes flogging as a form of punishment.
1908 – Britain elects its first woman mayor when Mrs Garrett Anderson becomes Mayor of Aldeburgh in Suffolk.
1922 – Formation of the Schutzstaffel (SS), or ‘protection squad’ , in Germany.
1970 – President of France, Charles De Gaulle, dies.
1989 – The East German Government lifts the ‘Iron Curtain’ to allow free travel through the Berlin Wall – an offer immediately taken up by thousands of East Berliners.
By ATWadmin On November 8th, 2006 at 11:52 pm
There’s little to say that hasn’t been said many times before. The case of a 13-year-old girl murdered by a serial offender, released early from jail, from a sentence that was too short in the first place, as if we needed another example of a Criminal Justice system that cares more about the Criminal than it does for Justice, but they never learn.
By ATWadmin On November 8th, 2006 at 8:11 pm
A murder case has been running for twenty-seven days, but we only heard about it today, for the wrong reason!
Listened on the 6 p.m. news to the result of the trial of three Pakistani men for the murder of a 15-year old Scots lad named Kriss Donald. Called a ‘Racist Murder’ by the BBC, this young man’s death was, in fact, anything but ‘racist’. The three defendants were known, vicious thugs who were intent on holding and defending their criminal empire in the Glasgow suburb of Pollokshields. They ran car-jacking and ringing scams, extortion rackets and drug running; in other words, they ran what was known as the Pakistani Mafia in Glasgow, and they ran it by brute force, terror and violence.
The young Scotsman was killed because he was found with a rival gang member, and killed because he was thought to be associated with that gang, and apparently for no other reason! His death, referred to by the Judge during summing-up as "It was pre_meditated cold blooded execution, it truly was an abomination," referring to the method of execution which entailed "they held his arms and stabbed him 13 times before dousing him with petrol and setting him alight while he may still have been alive."
The BBC gave prominence to the verdicts, said nothing about the gang warfare that preceded that death, but instead concentrated on the ‘RACIST’ murder! Typical!!
By ATWadmin On November 8th, 2006 at 7:22 pm
I thought it might be useful to point ATW readers to a quick summary of some of those who have WON today, as the Democrats seize power again.
"All this fills us with optimism."
I bet it does.
A joint statement of Socialist members of the European Parliament called our election results "the beginning of the end of a six-year nightmare for the world" and exults that the Bush administration is "seriously weakened."
Suleiman Hadad, a lawmaker for Iran’s terror-supporting client state Syria, happily comments that "President Bush is no longer acceptable worldwide."
ISN’T IT ODD HOW THOSE WHO DESPISE THE UNITED STATES EXULT AT THE DEMOCRAT VICTORY?
By ATWadmin On November 8th, 2006 at 6:33 pm
Dick Cheney apart, Donald Rumsfeld has been my favourite Republican. Straight-talking, bold thinking, he’s been an inspiration. And demonised for it by the gutless MSM.
I think Rummy has been a terrific Secretary of Defense, he has held the line in the face of years of MSM onslaught against him, and I am saddened that to read that he has decided to step down from Office. I feel that Bush has side-lined him in recent years and as Condi’s star and influence have risen, Rumsfeld’s have faded. This is bad news.
I salute Donald Rumsfeld, put on record my admiration for the professonal way he has conducted himself over the years as Sec Defense, and wish him well. It seems that Rummy has become one of the firsT casualties following the outcome of these Mid-term elections. He won’t be the last. Moonbats can celebrate today – but as I have written previously, Jihadistan is also celebrating…and preparing.
I read an excellent book about Rumsfeld’s life, written by Midge Decter. There is a stirring quote on the back by Churchill which I think sums ups Rumsfeld..
"VICTORY IS NEVER FINAL. DEFEAT IS NEVER FATAL. IT IS COURAGE THAT COUNTS"
Rumsfeld was one of the most courageous Americans to hold office. He’s a great loss.
By ATWadmin On November 8th, 2006 at 4:43 pm
A: When you are a dissident in Castro’s Cuba. Economist Martha Beatriz Roque was sentenced to 20 years in jail in 2003 for “subversion” – i.e. calling for democracy, but was released early due to poor health. She has told the authorities she’d rather be back in jail, where at least she would be left in peace, than face the constant barrage of insults, abuse and threats from Castro’s henchmen.
Back in April the 61-year-old was assaulted in her home, punched and dragged across the floor. Threatening notes are constantly pushed under her door. Communist agents have been installed as her neighbours, and have hung a huge picture of the dictator outside her door to remind her that Big Brother is watching, but unlike many of her fellow dissidents, this brave woman will not be scared into silence.
This is the true picture of Cuba. Politicians from democratic countries who turn a blind eye to the misery and oppression of Fidel’s Police State cover themselves in shame and should not be forgiven.
By ATWadmin On November 8th, 2006 at 3:52 pm
The new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been hailed on the BBC today as "the most powerful Democrat in the USA." Now who am I to argue with that…but I thought YOU might like to hear some of Nancy’s opinions as they provide some insight into this ..ahem..remarkable woman.
"The War on Terror is the war in Afghanistan." October 2006)
Her view on Guantanomo? She wants to close it! Not sure where she wants the Jihadi to go – San Francisco?
"I think that we need a fresh start…a clean slate for America in the Muslim world.”
Her views on Islam in America?
"We share a fundamental principle – the belief that diversity is the backbone of our communities. Generations of Muslims have made positive contributions in every aspect of American life. We must now work even more closely to navigate through the challenges we face as a nation. Since September 11th, many Muslim Americans have been subjected to searches at airports and other locations based upon their religion and national origin, without any credible information linking individuals to criminal conduct. Racial and religious profiling is fundamentally un-American and we must make it illegal…."
And then on the democratically elected GOP control of House and Senate..
We’re going to take back the country for the American people because it has been held hostage by the radical right wing of the Republican Party. This is a freak show, and it has to come to an end.."
I think the freak show is just beginning.
Her plan for Iraq?
She supported John Murtha’s "Out in 6 months plan". Yeah, that’ll show America means business.
This is just a taster of the received wisdom of Ms Pelosi and the frivilous fraternity who have foolishly elevated her to high office. Watch the fun develop…
By ATWadmin On November 8th, 2006 at 2:21 pm
So much happening today, so little time to cover it!
I was disgusted with the BBC coverage of the incident involving Israeli tank fire shelling in the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun.
It was a complete set up.
First, the BBC reporter proclaimed the viciousness of the Israeli attack as if it were a premeditated act of mass murder. Then the BBC interviewed an Israeli Military Officer who stated that the incident was under investigation and that she could say little more than that until she had all the facts. She apologised for the loss of any innocent life, and to my mind, she spoke sensitively and fairly. Last word was given to a Hamas Jihadist who basically accused Israel of targeting innocent Palestinians.
To get a flavour of the Hamas position on all of this…
"Israel should be wiped from the face of the Earth. It is an animal state that recognises no human worth. It is a cancer that should be eradicated," said Ghazi Hamad, a spokesman for the Hamas-led government.
At no point did the BBC make clear that Palestinians have been relentlessly firing Qassam rockets into Israel with the sole purpose of taking Jewish life. At no point did the BBC make reference to the fact that Hamas are TERRORISTS. The only direction of BBC fire was at Israel. In essence, the BBC and the rest of the rotten liberal cabal, deny Israel the right to defend itself. They would much prefer that Israel allows the Palis to murder and maim indiscriminately – with no fear of consequences.
My view on all of this is that I am sorry for lost innocent lives – but Palestinians who vote murdering scum like Hamas into power and who give shelter and succour to them, who alow themselves to be used as human shields by them – are not innocent, But the Jew-haters are too enraged to accept this. Instead they cloak themselves in the faux outrage of a Hamas government that openly compares Jews to animals.
Give these people a STATE?????
By ATWadmin On November 8th, 2006 at 1:38 pm
Everyone knows that politics, especially Election-time politics, can run out quite expensive! From the constant demands for updated ‘polling’ information, whether it is ‘how the Party is performing in the Public’s viewpoint’, or "are they listening to what we are saying," or even "do they think we are a set of lying tossers?"; the queries keep piling up, and they all cost money to both compile and answer. Through the calls for faster helicopters and little jets, so as to keep your appointments with constituencies throughout ther country, and the costs of all the expensive advisors on T.V., or P.R., keep the Party wallet rather thin!
So what do squeaky-clean NuLabour (Tories too apparently) do while avoiding the messy but legal requirement for revealing all donations? Why they arrange for loans, BIG LOANS! Why; because if the money theoretically has to be paid back, there’s is no legal need for disclosure; they don’t really need to tell anyone, even the Treasurer of their own Party! True, for every favour handed out, there is a favour to be repaid, but if you are the Prime Minister, there’s patronage aplenty! From seats on QUANGO’S through the invitations to dinner with the great and the good, it’s all there. but the icing on the cake, of course, is the entrance ticket to the best club in London; yup, the HOUSE OF LORDS! What’s more, it all seems legal, because seats are always held for Party Supporters, so that’s O.K. then? So why not kill two birds with one rock, and keep the Party flowing, and the Donors sweet?
Nothing to declare, Sir?
Are you quite sure, Sir?
By ATWadmin On November 8th, 2006 at 1:36 pm
Did you see that Saint Bono, on the opening night of U2’s Australian tour, has taken time out from saving the planet and ending poverty in Africa, to demand the release of an Australian terror suspect interned at Guantanamo Bay?
David Hicks, is charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit war crimes and aiding the enemy. It is worth remembering that Hicks was a professional Islamic holy warrior who fought for two jihadist movements that spurn every tenet of civilised warfare. And he was captured in an active combat theatre while bearing arms.
Being a good liberal, Bono nonetheless believes Hicks is innocent. And Bono’s friends in Amnesty International believe Hicks cannot get a fair trial anyway. Isn’t it wonderful to see such warm humanitarians as Bono and the Amnesty gang doing their level best to get every captured Jihadist released from prison….. It’s almost as if they feel they have more in common with our enemies, isn’t it?