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By ATWadmin On April 27th, 2007 at 7:44 am

I read this eye witness account of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry and the subsequent play staged at the Tricycle theatre with some interest. I quote…

The Bloody Sunday Inquiry is one of the most complex cases in British legal history. It will certainly be the longest and (at £155 million) the costliest. No one agrees on anything. To get even close to understanding the case before Saville’s report is published, there are more than 2,000 witness statements to read, 20-30 million words of written evidence, around 16 million words of oral evidence, countless “bundles” of maps, trajectories, experts reports, photographs, videos and audio tapes.

My copy of the 1972 Widgery Report comes in at under forty pages. How many of the people in the Tricycle who laughed when Widgery (deeply controversial as it was) was mentioned have ever read that report? How many of those who nodded at the scene in which Bernadette Devlin (McAliskey) – played as a forthright Irish folk-hero – had her words relayed, would have nodded along with her when she called for retaliatory murder back in 1972? How many remember she made such a call? How many people leaving the theatre righteously angry at the lack of prosecutions for the deaths of thirteen men in 1972 would have known that for 668 British soldiers killed during the troubles, only 81 people have ever been prosecuted – all now released?

The author is right, the play was theatre for moral tourism and the Bloody Sunday Inquiry itself the biggest running farce in our legal history.

War is Over!

By ATWadmin On April 27th, 2007 at 12:08 am

Is the  John Lennon School of Diplomacy and Political Science correct?   Imagine no war, and there will be no war?  Peace in our time if we just stop fighting? 

Of course this is correct.  If we don’t fight, we lose.  And war is over.

“…jihadists have already scored successes in all sorts of ways beyond altering the very nature of air travel. Cartoonists now lampoon everyone and everything – except Muslims. The pope must weigh his words carefully. Otherwise, priests and nuns are attacked abroad. A single false Newsweek story about one flushed Koran led to riot and death.

The net result is that terrified millions in Western societies silently accept that for the first time in centuries they cannot talk or write honestly about what they think of Islam and the Koran.” (Victor David Hanson)

John Lennon was right.  If we don’t fight when war is waged against us than there is no war. What Lennon neglected to mention  is that war will be over because we will have lost.  And we concede the terms of any truce to the victor.

Western Civilization is not compatible with radical islam.  Radical islam is waging war on Western civilization. And because we refuse to defend our civilization – to fight – we are conceding the battle and the terms of any truce to the victor.


By ATWadmin On April 26th, 2007 at 7:49 pm

Touch of bad PR for Martin McGuinness – self -confessed IRA godfather and soon-to-be Deputy First Minister of the Northern Ireland Assembly (of fools)  His brother-in-law has been up in court today charged with the abduction and attack on a couple early on Tuesday. Marvin Canning, 45, from Glendara in the charming Brandywell area of Londonderry denies kidnapping and false imprisonment of Brendan Cranston and Linda Doherty and causing them grievous bodily harm with intent. He also denied possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life. Both Mr Cranston, 42, and Ms Doherty, 38, were assaulted during the incident and Mr Cranston was also shot in both ankles.

Probably British securocrats I reckon….

Dr Death Makes the Rounds.

By ATWadmin On April 26th, 2007 at 4:17 pm


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Can’t get to the abortionist to have your child murdered? Not to worry, now the abortionist can come to you. Provided, that is, that you’re on the hit list of places the ‘Women on Waves’  boat is headed to.

The Times reports that under the re-envigoration of its license, the abortion boat can now sail under the Dutch flag to provide miscarriages to Ireland, Malta, and Poland. Now, who’s got a spare submarine?



Cross-posted at NC. Hat-tip to SPUC newsletter.

GATTACA – The Early Days

By ATWadmin On April 26th, 2007 at 3:28 pm

"Let all the babies be born and then let us drown those we do not like." – G.K. Chesterton.

When the Nazis were the enemy, one of the many things that was hated about them was their adherence to the filthy idea of eugenics by destruction. That is, of destroying those who might pollute the gene pool. Nazi apologists may well be thankful that the idea of eugenics is making a comeback by means of the government body the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).

Under the laugable headline "First designer babies to beat breast cancer", the Times reports "When the licence is awarded, the couples will have IVF. This will allow a single cell to be removed from the embryo at the eight-cell stage, and tested for the defective BRCA1 gene. Only unaffected embryos will then be transferred to the womb."

Perhaps I’m missing something, but avoidance of the possibility of a thing is hardly the beating of a thing. If I turn aside from the road Apollyon stands astride, and take another direction, I’ve not engaged Apollyon in battle, but neither have I ‘beaten’ him. I’ve certainly taken no steps further from the City of Destruction towards my end goal. In the same way, this atrocious measure of embryo screening does nothing to combat the disease of cancer, but is more likely than not to bring down the level of resistance to designer babies, abortion on demand for minor hereditary disabilities, and other offences against the sanctity of human life.

Signs of the times again. What a mess.

Cross-posted at NC. Hat-tip to SPUC newsletter.

Paging Dr Frankenstein

By ATWadmin On April 26th, 2007 at 2:47 pm

"Truth is not determined by a majority vote" – Pope Benedict XVI

"Scientific research should not be subject to referendum." – Dr Evan Harris, MP

From a newsletter by the excellent SPUC, I find that "The body which regulates human embryology research in the UK has launched a public consultation on whether scientists should be allowed to create human-animal hybrids for research."

Nice that we’re being given a chance to speak on this, but somehow I doubt any recommendations will favour a ban on hybrid abominations. Especially given that, according to the BBC, "a recent report from the Science and Technology Committee warned a total ban was "unnecessarily prohibitive" and could harm UK science."

The BBC, in atrocity-apologetics mode, presents the case for the research with the bar ‘Valuable Information‘. This ‘valuable information’, apparently, will be gained from harvesting stem cells from the little monster embryos , and then destroying the lives created in the process.

"The resulting embryos would not be allowed to develop past 14 days and implantation would be prohibited. It is hoped their stem cells might help in the fight against conditions such as Alzheimer’s or motor neurone disease." – BBC.

It would appear nobody knows that stem cells can be harvested from and successfully used on adults. Except, that is, for the Righteous Indignant who flagged the story as reported by the American Mind. Maybe we don’t count, though, as everybody knows us New Media types just sit around plotting world domination in our pyjamas. But of course.

SPUC reports that "The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has produced a consultation paper explaining future possibilities in embryo research. There will be a public meeting in London in June, and an opinion poll and online questionnaire are planned. The HFEA will announce its recommendations in the autumn. [BBC, 25 April] SPUC is calling on its supporters to ask more than 200 UK charities to justify their support for such research. [SPUC, 26 April]"

Here’s hoping the abominable suggestion will get the trouncing it deserves.

Cross-posted at NC. Hat-tip to Righteous Indignation, SPUC and The American Mind.

An invitation to dinner

By ATWadmin On April 26th, 2007 at 12:47 pm

Dr Paisley and Martin McGuinness’s first official action as a political couple will be to host a joint  reception in Parliament Buildings for ethnic minorities.

An unnamed source said: “I think it is hugely significant for the new beginning that one of the first joint acts of the First and Deputy First Ministers will be a reception for ethnic communities”.

More like hugely predictable. The obnoxious political double act‘s first joint engagement was always going to be one which would be designed to deflect criticism. I mean who could object to the First Ministers meeting ethic minorities?

Well I could. Allowing an unrepentant IRA terrorist to present himself as some sort of champion of community relations is an outrage. Shame on you Dr P.


By ATWadmin On April 26th, 2007 at 11:03 am

I was amused by the claim that devolved government in Northern Ireland will create greater opportunities for overseas investment, according to the Government quango, Invest NI.

The body’s latest figures have revealed that foreign investors created almost 3,500 jobs in Northern Ireland in 2006. Invest NI’s Chief Executive Leslie Morrison said the time was right to persuade companies to come to NI. He said political stability in Northern Ireland made NI an attractive option for overseas companies. "With a new Assembly only days away, we must utilise a new era of political accommodation to improve the profile of Northern Ireland abroad and its attractiveness for foreign direct investment," he said.

Most business people I know are very clear on the merits or otherwise of this quango. This announcement from Invest NI is all part of Government choreography to ensure that the disgraceful decision to seat TERRORISTS in government is given faux legitimacy. I am sure we will witness the Church Leaders, the Trade Unions, Big Business, and every other form of quango we have coming out to cheerlead for this abomination. We will promised heaven on earth, even as we descent into a terrorist accommodating hell.


By ATWadmin On April 26th, 2007 at 8:54 am

brown.jpgBritish business is wary about what policies and changes Gordon Brown may introduce when, as expected, he replaces Tony Blair as Prime Minister, according to the head of employers’ group, the Institute of Directors. And rightly so. Brown is the man who have destroyed pensions, he is the man who has complicated tax legislation beyond belief, he is the man who has merrily piled extra costs on business, imposed a State Sector mentality wherever he has got the chance, in short he is the ENEMY of private business.  To suggest that Stalin Brown will somehow change his ways when he ascends to the Labour throne is wishful thinking. We need a Government which understands that business needs freedom and encouragement to grow, this is NOT the mentality of the Socialists in NuLabour and that is why Brown as PM will herald a further attack on private sector business.


By ATWadmin On April 26th, 2007 at 8:33 am

Alright, this one has been coming and was prompted by regular reader Garfield, who made a very helpful suggestion that I should define the basis of commenting here and explain what happens when people step outside of these parameters.

I have thought about requiring registration for all who wish to comment here, but after discussion with the ATW team of writers, and a little reflection, I have decided against this. The lively boards are what makes the site work as much as anything I write, so my starting point is predicated on preserving freedom and keeping things easy. OK?

I‘m first and foremost a writer here, ABOVE ALL I want to provide you with good stories and I don’t want to waste my time editing, censoring or banning anyone. So here’s what has to happen going forward…

Keep your comments as free from ad hominem abuse as is possible. I know none of us is perfect but we can try to be civil.  If I spot an ad hominem attack I will warn whoever is doing it. If it re-occurs, then the person concerned will be banned by me for a month. If the person is let back on, and re-offends, they will be banned permanently. Got it? I also will not accept pro-terrorism rantings. ATW opposes terrorism and if people don’t agree with it, fine. You know where the door is.

I will NOT edit any comments on those threads I post that conform to the above. I want to preserve as much freedom as is possible. I would ask you all to be civil to each other please, debate the issues, but do so in a engaging and decent manner.

What this means to those who have been banned in recent days – you know who you are – that I will expect an email from you asking to be let back on, with a promise to abide by the rules. If you can’t give that, don’t waste my time and yours.

I also know that certain trolls will keep coming here even after they are banned and yes, I do know that those mad enough to do this can do this. I will keep banning the IP addresses but more importantly, I would ask ALL regulars posters not to engage in any way with these people as all they do is spoil the scene.

Now, that’s enough from me on this – please follow the rules, and all will be well.