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IRELAND SAYS NO TO US TROOPS…

By ATWadmin On March 3rd, 2007 at 6:58 pm

I wonder what our US readers make of the naked Irish hostility towards US troops landing at Shannon Airport en route to Iraq? Here is a typical dose of anti-Americanism from a prominent Irish wacko commentator..



Like many Irish people, I am part American. My mother was a US citizen and my nephew served with the US marines in Fallujah last year. But Irish/American friendship does not justify helping to attack our Iraqi neighbours. The US and UK launched an invasion of Iraq in contravention of the UN Charter. By allowing the passage of US troops on their way to this unlawful and unjustified war, Ireland was also in breach of international law, and complicit in unlawful killing.


 


In the meantime more that one million US troops have passed through Shannon airport. It is now widely accepted that this war, and the consequential civil war, has caused, according to the Lancet study, the deaths of over 655,000 people, including about 262,000 children.


 


The Irish Government has argued that UN Security Council Resolution 1546 (June 8th, 2004) approved the occupation of Iraq and that therefore the Irish Government is only complying with the UN in allowing US troops through Shannon. However, the UN General Assembly decreed in 1970 that it was as a principle of the UN that the occupation of territory by aggression cannot be legitimised post facto. Therefore the US is engaged in a continuing unlawful occupation of Iraq and UN approval of this occupation is in breach of its own charter.


Yes folks, thus says Edward Horgan, a fomrer UN man, who manages to cram in so many liberal untruths that it’s not worth bothering unpicking them. But just so our US readers understand that many people in Ireland seek to deny US troops access to an airport. Not all Irish eyes are smiling when it comes to supporting the war on Islamic terror. 

The war ISN’T over

By ATWadmin On March 3rd, 2007 at 6:38 pm

PeterRobinson.gifBoth Gerry Adams and Peter Robinson say that the war isn’t over.

Mr Robinson has agreed with Adams’s prediction that a devolved administration dominated by his party and Sinn Fein/IRA would result in “a battle a day”.

It won’t come as a great surprise to any of our regular readers to hear me say that I don’t have much time for Mr Robinson. Anyone who goes into government with Republicans is, by Dr Paisley’s definition, guilty of treason and I think that Mr Robinson and his party are preparing to do just that in the not too distant future.

However, that doesn’t mean that I expect the “Democratic” Unionists to have a particularly easy relationship with Sinn Fein/IRA and I fully expect there to be many battles in the days ahead.

Rest assured that we at A Tangled Web will keep you well informed about every skirmish!

PS Before anyone says that “it’s only a political battle now” allow me to point out that in any other country political battles take place between those in government and those in opposition. If a coalition is plagued by daily infighting it is usually regarded as being in serious difficulty.

FIRST AVIATION, NOW SHIPPING….

By ATWadmin On March 3rd, 2007 at 1:15 pm

795151-700272-thumbnail.jpgThe radical Green agenda is either repelled or it will remorselessly advance, driving us back to the dark ages.

We know that the Environmentalists want to see the cost of cheap air travel dramatically increased, indeed some want to see us stop flying altogether. Now Shipping gets it in the neck from the meany Greenies.

"Carbon dioxide emissions from shipping are double those of aviation and increasing at an alarming rate which will have a serious impact on global warming, according to research by the industry and..ahem…. European academics.  Separate studies suggest that maritime carbon dioxide emissions are not only higher than previously thought, but could rise by as much as 75% in the next 15 to 20 years if world trade continues to grow and no action is taken. The figures from the oil giant BP, which owns 50 tankers, and researchers at the Institute for Physics and Atmosphere in Wessling, Germany reveal that annual emissions from shipping range between 600 and 800m tonnes of carbon dioxide, or up to 5% of the global total. This is nearly double Britain’s total emissions and more than all African countries combined."

Can you feel a new shipping tax coming on folks? Can you detect a move to limit shipping movements around the globe, to punish those shipping lines which facilitate global trading, which bring 90% of goods to and from all corners of the globe?

SLAVE APOLOGY INDUSTRY GROWS….

By ATWadmin On March 3rd, 2007 at 10:23 am

I note that a Labour peer is preparing to voice "regret" for Britain’s role in the "evil" of the slave trade more than two centuries ago.

Baroness Amos, the leader of the House of Lords, is launching a month of commemorations of the 200-year anniversary of Parliament’s abolition of the slave trade by visiting slave forts in Ghana. (What about her carbon footprint?)

I covered this topic on ATW yesterday but remain disgusted at this endless "apologising" that characterises the British left over something that finished centuries ago. So I’m just making it clear, the Baroness does NOT speak for me. I’m not in the LEAST  sorry – as I have nothing to be sorry about. Instead, I am PROUD.

Yes, that’s right, PROUD. Proud that Belfast port did not play any role in the Slave Trade. Proud that the UK was the first civilised nation to ban slavery. Proud that the Royal Navy played a key role in enforcing this ban. Proud that our country allows those such as Baroness Amos to come in and make a home and career for themselves. I just wish they would stop apologising!

When I dissed the teacher

By ATWadmin On March 3rd, 2007 at 10:18 am

Go into a student shop in any British university and you quickly realise the preponderant political philosophy of the student body.  Copies of The Guardian are piled feet deep on the shop floor, whilst publications such as the Daily Telegraph struggle to sell more than a few copies.  Probe deeper and look at the prevailing political slant of the academic staff.  Our universities are Gramsci-ism at its most profound.

Every university has a multitude of societies dedicated to the most wacko of sociological profiles.  I remember when I was at Leeds looking in the student directory to discover the university’s ‘Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Society’.  Why a university should need a society for people perverted enough to enjoy bodily orifices FRONT AND BACK is beyond me.  How does membership increase your chances of leaving with a good degree classification?

If my four years at university taught me anything, it was that any student more Right-wing than Stalin would have a rough ride in a debating chamber.  Reading stories in the years since has convinced me little has changed.  Remember the Leeds University professor hounded out of his job for subscribing to the belief that white children were, on the whole, more intelligent than blacks!?  This was also the same theory that said intellectual achievement was most pronounced amongst members of the Chinese community.  I don’t think the hysterical students concentrated too much on that whilst in their throes of their petty vendetta.

Professor David Coleman is now experiencing the same pathetic Lefty machinations at Oxford University.  For Coleman has been convicted by the collective student judge, jury and executioner of committing the ultimate in academic philosophical treachery: being a member of a organisation that speaks out on the many pitfalls of mass immigration.  Various students think that because MigrationWatch (the body Coleman has links to) dares to criticise the Lefty wisdom of flooding this country with bleeding immigrants, Coleman himself must be a racist of Terreblanche proportions.

Thankfully Professor Coleman has hit back, slamming the students for denying him the fundamental right to academic free speech.  Given that this professor has been labelled by a fellow academic as being one of the foremost authorities on demographics linked to migration in the UK, I’d say his opinion counts for much more than students committed to the notion that anyone who is not white, Anglo Saxon, Protestant and heterosexual is wonderful.

When you look at the political convictions of university students, and then realise they have gone on to become the movers and shakers of our Establishment, you then work out why this country is in the mess it is!!

MING TO BE BANISHED?

By ATWadmin On March 3rd, 2007 at 10:12 am

Have mercy on Ming the merciless!

It’s reported that liberal voters want Charles "Hic" Kennedy back as Liberal Democrat leader. Kennedy was forced out last year after finally admitting a serious drink problem. (He couldn’t get enough) But 49% of those questioned in a new poll thought he would be a better leader than Sir Menzies "Ming" Campbell – who polled a startlingly low 22% in the ICM survey of 1,005 people. It comes as Sir Menzies marked his first year in charge with an attack on Tony Blair’s record on crime at the party’s spring conference in arrogate. Sir Menzies told delegates only the Lib Dems had the answer to cutting crime. (Abolishing criminal offences!!)

Anyone watching Ming on Question Time the other night would have watched the political equivalent of a road accident. He was just hopeless – too old for quick fire debate! Yet like all politicians, he has a HUGE ego and considers himself to be the embodiment of political craft. So it looks like the Libs have a choice; a drunk or a geriatric. Great call for them.

ON WATER RATES….

By ATWadmin On March 3rd, 2007 at 9:39 am

tap.jpgThere is a great debate here in Northern Ireland concerning the Government’s plan to introduce water rates this Spring.  Although we already pay for water through our regional rates, that is not sufficient for our Overlords and so the plan is to charge us a water rate based on….the price of our property!

Now, anyone with half a brain can see that this method of charge has NOTHING to do with fairness, or indeed with helping the environment, but EVERYTHING to do with squeezing those who live in more expensive properties for as much as the Government can get. They hate wealth and want to punish us for having any.

At no stage has the NI electorate voted on this measure, therefore I consider it both punitive and undemocratic. If the Government wanted to be even slightly fair – it would allow ALL households to have meters installed and you would pay on the basis of what you use. That seems to be fair from where I stand.

Listening to our local politicians answer questions on this topic is interesting. Although they like to deny their OWN role in bringing about this situation (The last Assembly’s Executive agreed a need to "look at" water taxes) they all now make a lot of noise about how they will "fight" this new Water Rate. But when one reflects on what they actually will do about it the answer is – not a lot. There is much talk of "an urgent need to review" the current legislation. There is also much talk of making adjustments to it. But it is clear that the Stormont Assembly will go along with the main thrust of the punitive taxation scheme imposed by Peter Hain and his goons. I suggest we will see some minor – but headline-grabbing – concessions for single parents living in oppressed areas and the like.

Meanwhile the rest of us will cough up the hundreds of pounds required each year in order that we may have the luxury of water. It’s a disgrace that our political class are so gutless that apart from pious words denying their own complicity in bringing about this situation, they will do nothing. But then again, since we all must know how useless they are – and IF we still go ahead and elect them – then to whom can we seriously complain?

…Then Mohammed Must Go to the Mountain

By ATWadmin On March 3rd, 2007 at 5:48 am

Does anyone else here find this Mohammed Al Fayed pantomime rather tiresome?  Ten years after the death of his son and his son’s lover, Al Fayed still clings to every last bit of desperation in order, I believe, to continue to put his massively swollen ego in the spotlight.  Less than 3 months after an official investigation ruled Dodi Fayed and Princess Diana could not possibly have been murdered, Al Fayed takes another step closer to coming face-to-face with his own paranoia.


Just what is Al Fayed hoping to achieve by the furtherance of this charade?  It is almost impossible that a jury, when presented with the evidence, will come to a different conclusion that that reached at the end of 2006.  What does Al Fayed have by way of a considered inkling?  A claim that Diana felt she was ‘in danger’?  Are we talking about the same woman who became increasingly emotionally unstable throughout the 1990s?  You only have to recall the famous interview with Martin Bashir back in 1996 to realise just how far this woman’s emotions had strayed from the norm.  In the late summer of 1975, a woman was arrested and subsequently sectioned in San Francisco after recently watching Jaws.  She claimed a great white shark was following her down the street with the intention of eating her and she simply freaked out in broad daylight.  The comparisons are not direct other than to show that just because a person claims a certain thing is real, doesn’t necessarily make it real.


Al Fayed has his own agenda.  He has been a thorn in the side of our Royal Family for many years now.  No matter how many enquiries prove his misplaced contentions to be the rubbish they are, he will persist in trying to find his version of the truth.  He is a man, in my opinion, on a mission of vindictiveness, and I don’t see why members of the Royals should have to suffer the irksome protestations of a man who isn’t even a naturalised citizen of this country.

Saturday’s Marx Quote – 03.03.07

By ATWadmin On March 3rd, 2007 at 5:46 am

‘One of the best hearing aids a man can have is an attentive wife.’

On This Day…03.03

By ATWadmin On March 3rd, 2007 at 5:40 am

1845 – Florida becomes the 27th State of the US.

1924 – Germany signs treaty of friendship with Turkey.

1963 – US Government announces that its project of landing men on the Moon will be followed by establishing a large manned laboratory orbiting the Earth.

1977 – Death of former Northern Ireland Prime Minister Brian Faulkner.

1991 – Estonia and Latvia vote to secede from the Soviet Union.

1996 – Palestinian suicide bombers attack Jerusalem for second time in a week, killing 18 people on board a bus in the centre of the city.