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By ATWadmin On January 10th, 2007 at 5:34 pm

Thought you might enjoy this:-


A pretty successful attempt by the French at self mockery (So Paris Campaign) 

And better still..as pointed out here

‘Beginners might pick up body language tips from  Jacques Chirac’s New Year’s Eve television address . With the sound down, the President’s oscillating shoulders, jutting chin and flapping hands is a master class in the drawn-out shrug’.

(Text reads (as it may be too small) ‘Bof –  the Gallic Shrug – use it to deny knowledge agreement or responsibility – 1. stick out lower lip 2. raise your eyebrows and shoulders simultaneously)

Neo Con

By ATWadmin On January 10th, 2007 at 4:43 pm

….Neocon has become the ultimate term of political abuse, a description of an alien idea foisted on an unwary nation by hardline conservatives…it is thought to be a doctrine of the Right.  It isn’t. It is a critique of the Left. And the difference is important.  There is nothing ‘neo’ and certainly nothing conservative about it.

US foreign policy has almost always been a liberal foreign policy. And if this is right, it means that the policy advocated by neocons will long survive their own departure from the scene….

(Well let’s hope so)

Daniel Finkelstein writing about sociologist and political scientist Seymour Martin Lipset who died last week aged was 84.

His name is unknown to almost everybody in this country. Not so the political grouping of which he was a founder member. The small group of Trotskyites with whom Lipset associated when he was a student at City College in New York grew up to become known as the neocons. Lipset’s contribution to their thinking was critical.

iT’S A No Brainer

By ATWadmin On January 10th, 2007 at 11:57 am

Wow, what a choice!  Have devolution restored and see 4 ministers in an 11-minister executive committed to the destruction of the Union, whilst collecting vast sums of public money to steward 5 ministries surplus to requirements;


have a continuation of Direct Rule without terrorist involvement and see public money cut from wasteful government and ploughed back into something more worthwhile. 


Touching the Void

By ATWadmin On January 10th, 2007 at 10:50 am

Tony, our ‘esteemed’ leader and self-proclaimed admirer of insurrectionist Oirish terrorism, will allegedly set out today the ‘distinct’ roles of MI5 and the PSNI in Northern Ireland.  Insurrectionists (the IRA and the SDLP, on either side of a wafer-thin divide) want the latter to be a cavalcade of uniformed ‘do-gooders’, dedicating to putting civic metaphorical sticking plasters on recalcitrant young soap-dodgers.  As for MI5, there’s little they can do about that!  A State preparing to constitutionally abandon a part of its territory does not go around building £20 million headquarters for its national defence intelligence arm.  Just thought I’d make that point crystal clear to the ‘2016’ and ‘2050’ brigades who, whilst infesting Slugger, have the wit not to spout their demographic armageddons on here.

Blair will do the politician’s trick in another effort to woo terrorists on to the Policing Board.  If he is honest about the role and capacity of MI5, all well and good.  However, if he makes promises he can’t keep by suggesting the PSNI and MI5 will be entirely separate with no cross-over operations whatsoever, he will do nothing other than fool IRA trolls and anger pro-Union democrats.  For there is no way a British intelligence agency will allow its operational role in defending the United Kingdom be hampered by the exigencies of insurrectionist appeasement.

For example, the year is 2012.  MI5 has just received information that an Islamic terrorist has crossed the border from the Republic and is now hiding out in a village just outside Belfast.  Undercover operatives have informed the HQ at Palace Barracks that there is a plot afoot to detonate a bomb during the London Olympics.  The reason Northern Ireland has been chosen is that the potential terrorists can travel via an relatively unguarded route over land from Stranraer to the capital.  MI5 asks officers of the PSNI to install a wire-tap.  Do republicans honestly believe the police will say ‘sorry guv,nor, nowt to do with us.  We’re only involved in ‘civic’ policing.  You’ll have to whistle for your wire-tap’?  What a load of bullshit of unimaginable tonnage!!  The police are there to, inter alia, defend the integrity of the State; the function of MI5 is to do the same for more significant threats.  If Provo luvvies believe their roles are not, and will not be, cross-cutting than they’re bigger eejits than even I gave them credit for.

UPDATE: 11.25 From Blair’s statement to Parliament.

All necessary interaction between the Security Service and the PSNI, for example in response to the threat of international terrorism, will, as directed by the Chief Constable, by way of liaison. No police officers will be seconded to or under the control of the Security Service….Policing is the responsibility solely of the PSNI. The Security Service will have no role whatsoever in civic policing.’

That’s the legal and constitutional subtlty, folks!  Insurrectionists define ‘civic’ policing as the role and raison d’etre of the entire organisation.  Blair says ‘civic’ pertains to mainstream roles which are not under the control of the Security Service.  In other words, the PSNI will operate on the same basis as every other force in the United Kingdom.  Liaison with be between the Chief Constable, working on behalf of his HQ officers, and MI5, thus ensuring political influence is kept away from our intelligence services.

On This Day…10.01

By ATWadmin On January 10th, 2007 at 10:44 am

49BC – On this day, Julius Caesar is thought to have crossed the Rubicon, signalling the start of the Civil War.

1863 – The first section of London’s Underground Railway (and indeed the first underground system in the world), the Metropolitan Line was opened, running from Paddington to Farringdon Street.

1941 – President Roosevelt’s Lend-Lease program, a loan scheme created to aid Britain in its fight against Germany, is brought before the U.S. Congress for consideration.

1946 – The first ever session of the UN General Assembly meets in London at Westminster Central Hall.

1979 – As Britain is crippled by industrial action, British Prime Minister James Callaghan flies back into Britain and denies that the country is in chaos. His comments are later to be widely misquoted as ‘crisis; what crisis?’

1989 – Cuban troops begin to withdraw from Angola.



By ATWadmin On January 10th, 2007 at 9:33 am

Pleased to see that US attack helicopters have launched fresh air strikes on Tuesday in southern Somalia, targeting the suspected command centre of Al-Qaeda militants. This raid comes a day after an AC-130 gunship hit at least two villages believed to be hideouts, killing "many" people, officials said. The attack, by at least two helicopters, "was aimed at destroying the command and control facility of the terrorists," the Defence Ministry official told AFP. "Somali troops and Ethiopian forces will go to the area."

Naturally, the MSM rush to condemn this commendable action against these cowardly Jihadists. The US is RIGHT to go after these fleeing Islamists and facilitate their early entry to paradise, or to hell.


By ATWadmin On January 10th, 2007 at 9:22 am

Did you read this drivel in the MSM today about Tony Blair being "under intense pressure to secure the release of British residents from the Guantanamo Bay detention camp last night after the son of one of the detainees asked the prime minister: "Why is my dad in prison?" " 

A so-called "heart-rending" (Chortle) letter to Mr Blair from 10-year-old Anas el-Banna was released yesterday to mark the 5th anniversary this week of the opening of the camp on the island of Cuba.

With all due respect to Anas, your Dad is in prison because he is suspected of being a Jihadist or of giving support to Jihadists. Prison is the very best place for such a man. It’s as simple as that – and the MSM should be shamed for giving credence to such, literally, childish nonsense. Naturally any stick will be used to beat up the US for interning terrorists, instead of doing the decent liberal thing of setting them free, paying them compensation, and apologising to them for not allowing them to kill our soldiers.


By ATWadmin On January 10th, 2007 at 9:12 am

iran.jpgWell done to Conservative Party shadow defence Secretary Liam Fox, who has backed hawks in the White House by calling for "nothing to be ruled out" to stop Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon. Mr Fox gave the clearest signal yet that the Conservatives would support military action, including the use of nuclear strikes by the US or Israel, to halt the alleged production of a nuclear weapon by Iran.

"I am a hawk on Iran," said Mr Fox. "We should rule absolutely nothing out when it comes to Iran."They are notoriously good poker players and it is a very high stakes game they are playing." His remarks follow reports in the US that Israel is ready to use nuclear "bunker buster" bombs to knock out the Iranian nuclear plants.

I have no doubt that military action will be the only way to stop the Mad Mullahs. Naturally the political left and its media handmaidens will weep and wail at this prospect, pleading faux diplomacy when none exists, ut there is no real alternative to sending in the planes.

Iran seeks to deny the first Holocaust so it may bring about the Second by wiping Israel "off the map."  Israel has a perfect right to strike against such a bully, and when it does strike it needs to ensure that the Mullah’s atomic ambitions are incinerated. Again this desirable outcome is compromised by Israel’s liberal PM Osloid Olmert but we must hope that his survival instincts are stronger than his appeasement instincts.

It’s a rare day when the Cameron Conservatives say something that deserves praise – so I didn’t want Liam Fox’s comments to go un-noticed!


By ATWadmin On January 10th, 2007 at 8:52 am

President Bush seems poised to announce that up to 20,000 additional US troops will go to Iraq, and focus on helping Iraqi forces wipe out Sunni insurgents and Al Qu’eda killers who operate mostly in the greater Baghdad area. Good. The focus here must be on wiping these vermin out. The focus here must be on all-out onslaught against this rabble, take no prisoners,  and assert  the primacy of the lawful Iraqi Government. Saddam lies in his grave, and the rest of his followers should follow him if they continue to rebel.

Now then, on cue, the Democrats have instantly reverted to type and are indicating that they will may try to deny the military the funds required to finance this enhancement of their in-field capability.  The risible Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Democrats would “look at everything” in their power to curb the war, short of cutting money for troops already in the field. (Gosh Harry, that’s big of you) He said he would only consider an increase in U.S. forces in Iraq if Bush agreed to start withdrawing troops within six months. I heard another Democrat say that “diplomacy” was the way forward? Really – send for the Al Queda ambassador?

The Democrat Party has NO answers to the war on terror but one – retreat. Now for the liberal intelligentsia which loathes its own country, such a policy may be warmly reassuring. But for those of us who would prefer to WIN the war against militant Islam, President Bush’s strategy seems much more sensible, and a good start to the New Year.

Victory against the Jihadists SHOULD be the Republican rallying cry – meanwhile Pelosi, Clinton, Reid and the rest of the Defeaticrats can whimper run away.


By ATWadmin On January 10th, 2007 at 8:31 am

Class envy is central to leftism. The Socialists in NuLabour HATE the idea of people doing well for themselves without the State’s permission, and so it is that the last ten years have witnessed Labour punishing the Middle Classes by pushing through exorbitant tax increases. A leading accountancy firm has estimated that the stealth taxes introduced by Gordon Brown since 1997 amount to the equivalent of a 10% hike on the base rate of income tax – the biggest tax increase in our history and borne most heavily on those people who are trying to earn a decent living for themselves.

But NuLabour’s class war does not stop at plundering taxation. Today we read that children from middle-class families may miss out on the best schools in England under plans to allocate places by "lottery".

New admissions rules, published by Alan Johnson, the Education Secretary, suggest that head teachers in leafy suburbs should draw names from a hat to stop schools becoming monopolised by families who buy houses nearby. Schools are also banned from considering parents’ backgrounds, interviewing families or pricing poor children out by ordering families to buy uniforms from expensive suppliers.

Bottom line – the radical egalitarians in  NuLabour want to also punish the children of the Middle Class. I guess if a putative pupil comes from one of the tens of thousands of Eastern European families that have flooded into this country, or is perhaps a child of a follower of the ROP, such considerations are politely shelved. It’s the MIDDLE CLASS that Labour loath, and so suffer little children it will be. Best destroy all the schools is the Labour refrain. This is one more example of how dangerous and degrading Government involvement in Education has become.

As in the Health Service,  Government seeks to control and to socially engineer. It’s a disgrace.