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“……..and now the poorest of all!”

By ATWadmin On March 19th, 2007 at 9:37 am

Most of us cannot even begin to either encompass or understand the grief of a parent when a child dies through either violence or accident. That trauma is exclusive, fortunately, to a randomly selected group of people whose son or daughter has been taken from the heart of their family by a bullet or knife, by a speeding car, or by any number of ways that this careless society provides for the early termination of a promising young life. Equally fortunate is the process provided by nature which allows the families to assimilate their grief, and move on through life; saddened but not crushed, bent but not broken!

We should, therefore, I believe, spare a special thought today for one of life’s losers in the long list of bereaved; singled out not only because of his determination to prove the unprovable, but rather because of the high profile of his son’s death. I refer of course to Mr. Mohammed Fayed, the owner of, amongst many other toys, Harrod’s department store, and the grieving father of one Dodi Fayed, who died alongside diana.jpgPrincess Diana in a high speed car crash in Paris. Without his presence alongside Diana in those photographs so greedily snapped and sold to the ‘pubic press’ he would have been unknown outside the circle purchased for him by his father’s great wealth. He was a playboy of the worst kind, with virtually unlimited wealth and few instincts about money’s worth; an inflated sense of his own talents and an equally inflated sense of his own importance, again purchased for him by Fayed’s cash. But for all of those failings, he was still a beloved son, and his death was a blow which would have flattened any ordinary mortal.

Unfortunately, Mohammed Fayed believed then, and still holds fast, to any number of ‘conspiracy’ theories regarding the death of his son alongside the woman with possibly the highest profile in the world, and has relentlessly pursued these rumours. Aided and abetted, it must be accepted, by those who would profit by such dreams because their own livelihood depends on their continued stoking of the ‘rumour mills’, and drawing ever more ridiculous lines upon which a grief-stricken father could pursue his phantom enemies! We read of the latest farce when Fayed took legal action in France against two former senior Metropolitan Police officers in his ever-lasting struggle to prove that someone, anyone, other than a drunken driver killed his beloved son!

Some kindly and disinterested soul, one who knows and understands this driven man, should take Mohammed Fayed to one side, hold his shoulder and tell him that it really is time to move on; to possibly establish an Charity bearing his son’s name by which he would be remembered, and to leave the gory headlines and silly conspiracies behind, as we all have to do!


For Sale: Boy, Slave, £25

By ATWadmin On March 18th, 2007 at 8:28 pm

Rageh Omaar makes a mockery of the notion that slavery has been abolished, in a powerful feature in today’s Mail on Sunday Magazine (no link.) It comes ahead of his filmed investigation, Slave Children, to be broadcast on BBC 2 on March 26.

Omaar provides an indication of the sheer scale of this ongoing abomination:

Although some research suggests that as many as 27 million people worldwide are in forced labour, conservative estimates put the number at about 12 million. The worst areas are Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and sub-Saharan Africa.

In one case study, Omaar writes of a boy he came across in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, who had been smuggle in from Yemen and forced to beg. At the end of each day his proceeds are taken from him. To make him a more effective beggar, he was mutilated during his journey into Saudi, leaving him with a grisly stump instead of a hand.

That poor boy is just one of that ‘conservative’ estimate of 12 million. Liberals have long romanticised the Third World whilst attempting to spread their guilt to the rest of us for Britain’s role in slavery. Prime Minister Blair, Baroness Scotland, Peter Hain and the rest can polish their left wing credentials all they like. They don’t talk for me or my country. Britain’s role in slavery also encompasses its abolition and the Royal Navy’s genuinely proud tradition of sweeping it from the seas.

It’s easy to denigrate that which happened more than 200 years ago in our name and the Left has it down to a fine art. To today’s genuinely horrific scale of slavery, these political poseurs have nothing to say.


more by luck?

By ATWadmin On March 18th, 2007 at 5:27 pm

OK so forget the rugby since all the teams from these isles fell flat..ahem..Ireland beat Pakistan in the cricket (i didnt know they even had a proper team), rookie Lewis Hamilton got a sensational podium in the Australian grand prix and in the beautiful game Paul Robinson, Englands keeper, scored a goal from 88 metres for Tottenham.



these colours dont run

By ATWadmin On March 18th, 2007 at 3:57 pm


Monica Troll and Skye braved the cold to report from the Gathering of Eagles. The MSM might not be covering it but we sure as hell will!

For Sally on Mothers Day

By ATWadmin On March 18th, 2007 at 2:22 pm

Ellee has written a moving tribute to Sally Clark who was found dead at home on Friday. 

Sally, aged 42, _39566759_clarke203.jpgwas released in 2003 having been wrongfully imprisoned for more than three years, falsely accused of the murder of her two sons.  I feel desperately sorry for her family, in particular her husband and her father who stood steadfastly by her. Her father expressed pride at her strength when she was finally freed in 2003. And her husband always believed in her innocence – he was instrumental in securing vital evidence for her release. They must be utterly devastated.

Her husband Steve believed in these cases mothers were presumed guilty.  "That’s a reversal of the burden of proof. In these cases the parents – normally the mother – has to prove how the baby died and of course if the doctors don’t know, how can the parents know? All they can say is we don’t know."  One of the comments in Ellee’s post reflects on the friend she knew, ‘an amazing lady- and friend- a wonderful mum – her and Steve were a beautiful couple who faced adversity with strength’.  I agree with Ellee that this is one of the saddest miscarriage of justice cases I have read about in recent years. In Ellee’s words:

"I could not survive such a tragedy. You then had to suffer the nudges and pointed fingers and, even worse, a criminal court case where you were convicted of their murder following misleading evidence given by paediatrician Sir Roy Meadow. Despite all your your legal experience and your faith and respect for British justice, you were convicted and torn apart from your home, your husband and your remaining son. Can any nightmare be worse?"

A devastating end to a life whose case brought new evidence to light that changed the way we treat other grieving cot-death mothers to try to minimise the risk of future miscarriages of British ‘justice’

Soldiering On

By ATWadmin On March 18th, 2007 at 1:37 pm

Oh my goodness.  Mr & Mrs Eternally Oppressed of Taig Terrace, Londonderry, have been wittering to the world about the remarks of a Scottish Territorial Army soldier who came out with an admittedly crass remark.  Private Steven Davidson posted the words ‘Paras 13, Bogside nil, easy, easy’ on a website.  He claims he was provoked into making the remark and, judging by the innate foulness of Irish republicans, I can well believe him.

Davidson should be reprimanded, but only for unprofessional behaviour.  In a job you work with people you often utterly detest.  However, your commitment to ostensible impartiality should preclude you from saying or doing an action likely to land you in the proverbial.  Davidson should definitely NOT be reprimanded for the content of his riposte.  I have worked in the care profession with a few ex-Army guys and I can assure you their experiences have left them with a loathing of Irish republicans far more pronounced than even my own.

So why should he not be reprimanded for the content of his response?  I’ll tell you!  It is because figures who have said far worse are prospering in the new Ulster dispensation.  Gerry Adams, who claims to be a professional ‘politician’ (titter, titter) told a baying crowd the IRA had not ‘gone away, you know’.  He also told a worldwide media his terrorist cohorts were prepared for ‘another 25 years of war’.  Francie Molloy claimed that, in the absence of ‘success’ for republican politics, the IRA would go back to ‘what they know best’.  Thanks to the moral and intellectual witlessness of the separatist community, these two munchkins will earn an assembly salary of around £50,000 this year – far more than Davidson earns or is ever likely to earn.

What infuriates me is that those who whinge on incessantly about the 14 individuals who got shot in Londonderry back in ’72 is the refusal to see the massive part those individuals played in their own demise – considering the context of events.  These are also the same people who have given electoral support to IRA murderers and their apologists for the best part of 30 years.  So spare us the crocodile tears.

Will John Kelly and the rest of the Bogside Bleaters be calling for the sacking of Gerry Adams or Martin McGuinness the next time they praise Provo killers at the next republican sin-bin?  Of course not.  When we see those sort of requests followed by actions, we can maybe then think about dismissing someone who made a childish comment in the heat of the moment.

On This Day…18.03

By ATWadmin On March 18th, 2007 at 1:32 pm

1949 – The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is set up between the United States, Britain and seven other Western European countries to jointly agree defence and security issues.

1965 – The Russians complete the first space walk with Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov going outside his spacecraft Voskhod 2.

1967 – Oil tanker Torrey Cannon runs aground on rocks near Land’s End, England spilling 120,000 gallons of crude oil into the English Channel.

1990 – East Germany’s first election since the Nazi takeover in 1933 ends in victory for the three-party conservative alliance.

1992 – The South Africans back a mandate for ending the apartheid.

1999 – Entertainer Rod Hull, famous for his lifesize puppet Emu, dies after falling from the roof of his home.

Patriots -2/Hippies-1

By ATWadmin On March 18th, 2007 at 4:47 am

Earlier today, as much of Los Angeles readied itself for a night of Guinness and make-believe (everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day) anti-war demonstrators and ANTI  “anti-war” demonstrators gathered in the freezing air of Washington D.C. to voice their opinions about the Iraq War. Lifelikepundits.com, who attended the event, reports the attendance ratio:  Patriots –2 /Hippies –1.

The communist group  International A.N.S.W.E.R.  sponsored the anti-war portion of the rally with Cindy Sheehan, Peace Mom, as the keynote speaker.  She shared the following pearls of wisdom:

“Let’s stop this Bullsh*t, now!

Do you know why our countries get into these bullsh*t wars all of the time?
It’s for the corporations!”

If you want to hear more of what this insane inane person sounds like, Gateway Pundit has the video and a transcript.

The most interesting thing, and the point, really, of this blog entry, is that thousands of flag waving patriots calling themselves “The Gathering of Eagles” turned out to protest the protestors, and to protect the war memorials from possible damage.
You won’t read or hear about this in the MSM……but that’s why we have the internet.  Lifelikepundits has some great video.

Scum on Show

By ATWadmin On March 17th, 2007 at 10:37 pm

I wonder if anyone has realised that tomorrow’s St Patrick’s Day parade in London (yuk!) will have, amongst the marchers, members of the Wolfe Tone Society, the youth wing of the Provisional IRA’s political party and a republican flute band named in honour of Martin Doherty of the Dublin ‘Brigade’ of the IRA.  Couldn’t you just reach for the sick bucket when confronted with Oirish claims of the occasion’s cultural innocence?

Souter’s You, Sir!

By ATWadmin On March 17th, 2007 at 10:13 pm

Few who live on the United Kingdom mainland can have failed to notice the ubiquity of Stagecoach buses.  With the exception of London (where Stagecoach sold its operations to an Australian company) Stagecoach operates bus routes throughout England, Scotland and Wales.  It also runs South West Trains – Europe’s busiest commuter line.  In short, it is one of the modern emblems of Britain – a demonstration of how a company with humble beginnings can develop into something that operates on a truly national basis.

So why is Brian Souter, the boss of Stagecoach, donating £500,000 to a party which not only would seek to fragment the same constitutional entity that has provided his vehicular empire with the essential ingredients of financial growth, but which also is a party avowedly to the Left of a Labour government that has failed to prove itself as the businessman’s friend?  The SNP, buoyed by the fundamental anti-Britishness and anti-Englishness that provides it with a firm platform for political expansion, has welcomed the support of Souter, as it welcomed the comments from Bank of Scotland Chairman, George Mathewson, when he declared independence would not damage the Scottish economy (when one looks as the subsidies Scotland received thanks to its membership of the UK, it is impossible to imagine how Mathewson kept a straight face!).  What puzzles me is about the whole exercise is whether or not the ‘desire’ to put a creature like Alex Salmond in the driving seat of Scottish devolution is more about showing Caledonian anti-Blair feeling.  If so, fragmenting the Union is a high price to pay for a simple personality dislike.