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By ATWadmin On January 18th, 2007 at 8:05 am

Carter-Yasser.jpgI frequently refer to Jimmy Carter as America’s worst ever President and like a true stalwart he just keeps providing further proof of this.

It is revealed today that back in 1987 Jimmy Carter wrote to the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigation pleading for "special consideration” for a man proven to have murdered Jews in the Mauthausen death camp in Austria.

Martin Bartesch, who had immigrated to the U.S. and lived in Chicago, admitted to Sher’s office and the court that he had voluntarily joined the Waffen SS and had served in the notorious SS Death’s Head Division at the Mauthausen concentration camp where, at the hands of Bartesch and his cohorts, many thousands of prisoners were gassed, shot, starved and worked to death. He also confessed to having concealed his service at the infamous camp from U.S. immigration officials.

So, when he wasn’t trying to work things out on behalf of his pal, Arafat, he was trying to get a better deal for guilty SS Guards. What a guy! – little wonder the international political left felt pleased  to honour him with a Nobel Peace Prize. 

PS  And then, when you think he can’t SINK any lower, Carter gives a little more. Interviewed on Al Jazeeera TV, Carter explains "Well, I wasn’t equating the Palestinian missiles with terrorism.” These are the missiles that slaughter innocent Israelis. But they’re not terrorist missiles in Jimbo’s mind.  Gotta hand it to him – he really must HATE the Jews.



By ATWadmin On January 18th, 2007 at 7:39 am

795151-636683-thumbnail.jpgAs the MSM becomes increasingly hysterical  about global warming (Have you seen ITV’s tub thumping nightly reports from Antarctic? It’s the end of the world, I tell you!!) I think it is important that at least the blogosphere provides space for those who do not agree with EVERYTHING that is being rammed down our throats in the name of so-called science. I came across Melanie Phillips thoughts on the Stern Report and was impressed by the following

The British government’s chief scientific adviser, Sir David King, has said that global warming is a more serious threat to the world than terrorism. His remarks are utter balderdash from start to finish and illustrate the truly lamentable decline of science into ideological propaganda.


Sir David says the Bush administration should not dismiss global warming because: 1) the ten hottest years on record started in 1991 2) sea levels are rising 3) ice caps are melting and 4) the ‘causal link’ between man-made emissions and global warming is well established.

Wrong, wrong, wrong, and wrong. There is no such evidence. The whole thing is a global scam. There is no firm evidence that warming is happening; even if it is, it is most likely to have natural, not man-made causes; carbon dioxide, supposedly the culprit, makes up such a tiny fraction of the atmosphere that even if it were to quadruple, the effect on climate would be negligible; and just about every one of the eco-doomster stories that curdle our blood every five minutes is either speculative, ahistorical or scientifically illiterate.

To take a few examples from Sir David’s litany.

1) Sea levels are rising. This claim is not the result of observable data. Like so much of the global warming industry, it is the result of frail computer modelling using dodgy or incomplete data. It is therefore not an observed value, but a wholly artificial model construct. Furthermore, the data fed into the computer is drawn from the atypical North Atlantic basin, ignoring the seas around Australia where levels have remained pretty static. And anyway, , sea level rises have nothing to do with warmer climate. Sea levels rose during the last ice age. Warming can actually slow down sea level rise.

2) Ice caps are melting. Some are, some aren’t. Some are breaking up, as is normal. But some are actually expanding, as in the Antarctic where the ice sheet is growing. The bit of the Antarctic that is breaking up, the Larsen ice-shelf, which has been causing foaming hysteria among eco-doomsters, won’t increase sea levels because it has already displaced its own weight in the sea.

3) The hottest years on record started in 1991. Which records? The European climate in the Middle Ages was two degrees hotter than it is now. They grew vines in Northumberland, for heaven’s sake. Then there was the Little Ice Age, which lasted until about 1880. So the 0.6% warming since then is part of a pretty normal pattern, and nothing for any normal person to get excited about.

4) The causal link is well established. Totally false. It is simply loudly asserted. Virtually all the scare stuff comes from computer modelling, which is simply inadequate to factor in all the — literally– millions of variables that The problem we face is the lack of scientific reason. Global Warming has become a religion for some. It has transformed itself into a doomsday cult endorsed by the liberal intelligentsia, the tenured scientific community, and politicians on the make.


By all means let us debate this topic, but surely the closed minds of the apostles of global warming constitute every bit as much a threat to our future as their outlandish claims of global meltdown?

Recycling – the Other Side of the Story…

By ATWadmin On January 17th, 2007 at 5:39 pm

It’s Wednesday evening, and across my estate, all the neighbours are busy filling their recycling boxes with paper and plastics. As they faithfully leave their boxes outside, their consciences are once more cleansed and absolved by the knowledge that they are "doing their bit for the environment".

And who am I to deny them the right to their fantasies, even if their beliefs are contradicted by the evidence? After all, if peoples’ idea of ‘helping the environment’ means causing the carbon emissions of several thousand gallons of fuel on each cargo ship to China, and supporting slave-labour earnings of £50 per month with workers living in conditions of extreme, toxic pollution….

From the article: Leigh Atley runs a plastic recycling plant in the Cotswolds, built to the highest environmental standards. He’s losing millions of pounds in potential income – as well as the possibility of expanding his business and providing more jobs – because he can’t compete with Chinese waste dumps. "We need to have our own infrastructure in this country capable of recycling everything that we are producing every year," he told me. "And we are producing more and more."
But for now it’s simply cheaper to ship our problem to China. And it’s the people of Lianjiao who are suffering the consequences.


Is this the reality behind our so-called "environmentally friendly" recycling policy? It’s no use our government telling us all that we’ve got to "go green", but at the same time crippling British business with regulations, red tape, high taxes and soaring costs such as the minimum wage. The fact remains that "you can’t buck the market", and this is the inevitable result.  


death penalty outrage

By ATWadmin On January 17th, 2007 at 5:37 pm

nazaninwithlawyer.bmpNazanin Fatehi (pictured left) at her retrial last week. Her lawyers received verbal confirmation from the court that she will be exonerated from the charge of murder.  However the court has ruled that disproportionate force was used by Nazanin while trying to defend herself and her 15-year old niece from rapists. Accordingly, they have asked Nazanin to pay “dieh” (blood money) to receive a pardon from the family of the deceased. Once this amount is paid, Nazanin can be released from prison.

Her laywers are appealing as Nazanin is innocent for acting in self-defence and  should not have to pay any money at all (3 out of the 5 judges came to this decision re the dieh). The appeal may take several months, so in the meantime arrangements may be made to have Nazanin released from prison by paying bail money into court – a sum set at a staggering (and impossible) $40,000.  Neverthless her mother extended her thanks to all who signed the petition and pushed this case into the limelight. "You brought us the only one wish that we had: freedom of our daughter. May God give all of you, our brothers and sisters health and happiness for all that you have done ".

There are at least 23 child offenders on death row in Iran.  Iran and Pakistan are the only countries known to have executed child offenders during the last year. Iran are a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which forbids executing someone who was under the age of 18 at the time of the offence.  To get round this, the Iranian authorities keep the youths locked up in jail until they have turned 18 before they execute them. Legislation banning the death penalty for child offenders have been considered for several years, but it has never been passed.

info from Save Nazanin campaign

My Lords, Ladies and Terrorists

By ATWadmin On January 17th, 2007 at 5:32 pm

Aren’t republicans amazing?  I don’t mean amazing in the positive sense of the word, more like the amazement one has when seeing an outsized piece of unflushed faeces in a public toilet.  For at the same time as they seek to blacken the name of the RUC and our Armed Forces, they busily scurry behind the scenes attempting to exonerate those who committed such crimes as the Northern Bank robbery.

Take the relatives of two IRA terrorists who were joyfully shot dead by the security forces in the early 1990s.  The families of these two, who would have been responsible for the loss of many innocent lives had they been allowed to live, are petitioning the House of Lords to challenge the manner in which their deaths occurred.  They are calling on the services of Madden and Finucane (Peter Madden will be handling the big stuff as poor old Pat Finucane is otherwise engaged) to ensure a verdict of ‘unlawful force’ is given when considered against the background of…….try not to wet your trousers laughing…..Article 2 of the European Convention – the right to life!!

I sincerely wish the HoL treats this gross attempt at hypocrisy in the manner it deserves.  The victims of Bloody Friday, La Mon and Darkley had a right to life.  Terrorists don’t.

We’re all saved, or doomed, or whatever!

By ATWadmin On January 17th, 2007 at 1:31 pm

I’ve just found this delightful little piece of rubbish, and thought I’d share the warmth!

Yes, the mighty (if slightly-tinny) voice of the (Fourth) Great Leader has spoken, and we should rejoice, for the Great Ken has laboured mightily, and brought forth ‘The Mayor’s Food Strategy’.

After a sum total of over two thousand years, during which time London managed to not only look after itself, from a Roman trading post to a thriving myriad-souled city of over eight million, but also provide the guiding influence which gave us, amongst other things, jellied eels, democracy, Shakespeare’s plays, the Palace of Westminster and all that that majestic series of buildings has produced, through architectural wonders such as St. Paul’s to the grotesque dead rubbish built these days to house the latter-day money-changers of the temples; where people have looked after themselves and their families for long generations without listening to a weirdy nut-case whose sole need is for self-advertisement, we have finally seen the end result of ‘Red Ken’s’ great labours!

With such gems as “In many parts of London, people struggle to access affordable, nutritious food. Many of those involved in the food system are barely benefiting from it economically and the environmental impact of the food system is considerable” and “It celebrates our vibrant and successful food culture, seeks to maximise new opportunities and tackle and overcome areas of weakness. “ we can rest assured that ‘Our Ken’ has seen the future, and it is good!

So, at a cost of a measly £3.87 million pounds over the next three years we can sit back as Ken and his colleagues

●    improve Londoners’ health through food
●    reduce the negative environmental impacts of food
●    support a vibrant food economy
●    celebrate and promote London’s food
●    develop London’s food security.

Don’t you feel comforted?



By ATWadmin On January 17th, 2007 at 12:13 pm

Is the UK population being distracted from matters of real substance by a daily media agenda of insubstantial waffle?

Two nights ago, a TV programme exposed the naked hatred being taught across the UK in allegedly "moderate" mosques. We heard exhortations to beat men, to throw  homosexuals off the cliff, to treat Jews and Christians as dogs, and to overthrow the UK Government. The next day, the MSM reacted with monumental INDIFFERENCE. Only here on the blogosphere did this story gain wings.

Last night, on a trash "reality" TV programme called Big Brother, a few of the housemates made bitchy remarks about a fellow housemate, and "Bollywood" star, Shilpa Shetty. Cue banner headlines screaming "RACIST" in our daily papers today. This appears to be escalating into a virtual international incident and has been run on the hour in the daily news cycle.

Now, we need to keep things in context. The stupid witterings of a few idiots in a contrived TV show are one thing, the widespread preaching of Jihad against this State is quite another. And yet, remarkably, the MSM goes with the former and all but ignores the latter!

Are we going to end up as a sedated mass who sit at home watching the likes of Jade Goody on TV whilst our Nation is undermined by Islamic insurrectionists, even as we are amusing ourselves to death?


By ATWadmin On January 17th, 2007 at 9:58 am

What a scandalous waste of taxpayers money.

The Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman is investigating IRA claims that the RUC failed to prevent a murder attempt on Sinn Fein/IRA leader Gerry Adams more than 20 years ago. Mr Adams has made a complaint following reports that the police had prior knowledge of a UDA plan to ambush him in Belfast city centre in March 1984 while he was travelling from the High Court. Mr Adams was shot five times when his car was sprayed with bullets, while his bodyguards were also seriously injured. UDA leader John Gregg was jailed for his part in the shooting. But naturally all opportunities to blacken the RUC’s name are to be taken by republican insurrectionists.  

Now I am sorry that Mr Adams was shot, as I DO NOT believe the revolting UDA had any right to act as judge, jury and would be executioner. And of course in a way the RUC is to blame – as Adams should have been in jail for his role as Terror Godfather. But the person who also carries responsibility is Adams himself. After all – he who lives by the sword…. 


By ATWadmin On January 17th, 2007 at 9:50 am

I note that a major environmental clean-up is under way in south Armagh where the contents of an illegal landfill site are being sent back across the border. A fleet of lorries has carried hundreds of tonnes of household waste including old nappies and decaying food back to the Irish Republic. The tonnes of illegal waste netted the rubbish racketeers thousands of pounds. It is the first time illegal waste has been repatriated. About time too. I think it is outrageous that waste from a foreign country should be dumped illegally in Northern Ireland, though I also suspect that the only way to stop this would be to increase security along the border and – ahem – that might pose a few problems for some people. Good riddance to unwelcome rubbish, say I!


By ATWadmin On January 17th, 2007 at 9:31 am

Everytime I watch a News Programme these days, there is always an obligatory “global warming” scare story. Clearly the MSM has embraced and now promulgates the Green Gospel. However, writing over on the American Thinker, James Lewis has some words of wisdom for the apostles of global warming….

As a scientist I’ve learned never to say “never.” So human-caused global warming is always a hypothesis to hold, at least until climate science becomes mature. (Climate science is very immature right now: Physicists just don’t know how to deal with hypercomplex systems like the earth weather. That’s why a recent NASA scientist was wildly wrong when he called anthropogenic warming “just basic physics.” Basic physics is what you do in the laboratory. If hypercomplex systems were predictable, NASA would have foolproof space shuttles —  because they are a lot simpler than the climate. So this is just pseudoscientific twaddle from NASA’s vaunted Politically Correct Division. It makes me despair when even scientists conveniently forget that little word “hypothesis.”) 

The human-caused global warming hypothesis is completely model-dependent. We can’t directly observe cars and cows turning up the earth thermostat. Whatever the human contribution there may be to climate constitutes just a few signals among many hundreds or thousands. All our models of the earth climate are incomplete. That’s why they keep changing, and that’s why climate scientists keep finding surprises….


You should read his article – no one is denying that our Planet changes. It changes all the time. But before we start gibbering that every drought/flood/storm/blizzard is OUR fault, a little reason might be useful?