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By ATWadmin On November 8th, 2006 at 1:36 pm

bonovertigoPA.jpgDid you see that Saint Bono, on the opening night of U2’s Australian tour, has taken time out from saving the planet and ending poverty in Africa, to demand the release of an Australian terror suspect interned at Guantanamo Bay?

David Hicks, is charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit war crimes and aiding the enemy. It is worth remembering that Hicks was a professional Islamic holy warrior who fought for two jihadist movements that spurn every tenet of civilised warfare. And he was captured in an active combat theatre while bearing arms.

Being a good liberal, Bono nonetheless believes Hicks is innocent. And Bono’s friends in Amnesty International believe Hicks cannot get a fair trial anyway. Isn’t it wonderful to see such warm humanitarians as Bono and the Amnesty gang doing their level best to get every captured Jihadist released from prison….. It’s almost as if they feel they have more in common with our enemies, isn’t it? 


By ATWadmin On November 8th, 2006 at 9:16 am

795151-540816-thumbnail.jpgI see that September 10th people prevailed in the US mid-term elections yesterday.

The Democrats have won control of House and we still await the final results for Senate, but the Dem’s look strong enought there too. This is a return to the time before 9/11 – that era of frivolity- and there will be consequences, with the Jihad MSM loudly proclaiming the "War in Iraq" was a key factor in GOP downfall. Is it too late to save Saddam, I wonder? Can we ask Hillary to put in a request for clemency before it’s too late? 

795151-540821-thumbnail.jpgNancy Pelosi will become Leader of House. Here are a few of her pronouncements for your consideration..

"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."

and then…after the Republican Party actually DID something about Saddam….

"The president led us into the Iraq war on the basis of unproven assertions without evidence; he embraced a radical doctrine of pre-emptive war unprecedented in our history; and he failed to build a true international coalition. "


I am disappointed that the Defeaticrats have prevailed – as they offer NOTHING. They are void of ideas other than bashing Bush for two more years. I am disappointed that too may Americans have forgotten the lessons of 9/11. I suggest a reminder will be coming their way from a freshly invigorated Islamistan.

But Bush is not beyond criticism here. The past few years have been nothing short of uninspiring. He has favoured Condi and US State, whilst sidelining Rummy and the more robust approach of Cheney. He has been hopeless at dealing with illegal immigration. He has failed to follow Conservative principles in too many areas. And there has been too much corruption in his administration, though you have to seriously wonder if the Dem’s are whiter than white. (See Nancy Pelosi’s endorsement of Alcee Hastings for the position of Chairmanship of the Intelligence Committee. The Democratic House voted to impeach Hastings from his federal judgeship in 1988 for conspiring to extract a $150,000 bribe from convicted criminals in return for lowering their sentences. Now that is all forgotten and he is to hold this key job!)

America is still at war today with the Islamofascists just as it was yesterday. Nothing has changed in that regard. But today, a white flag has been hoisted up the mast-pole and we will watch the response from those who sit in caves and plan our annihilation. Do you think THEY also will celebrate this morning?

The GOP has two years to revive itself, to awaken from the slumber of recent years. I trust that it will find the imagination, the courage and the resolve to win back support that has drained away. The further we get from 9/11, the stronger the siren voices of those who live in 10th Septemberland become. But follow them – and you will crash on the rocks, or something worse….

In the Nick of Time

By ATWadmin On November 7th, 2006 at 10:45 pm

I have scant time for Nick Griffin or the BNP.  The party looks like a collection of football terrace thugs with all the social graces of a potty.  On the other hand, you’ve got to express disgust at the total double-standards of our judiciary.  Griffin tells a crowd of supporters in my neighbouring town of Keighley that Islam is a ‘wicked, vicious faith’; a sentiment millions of people across the UK (including myself) would largely agree with after the hiatus of the last few years.  The meeting was a private one, away from the public gaze.  But for the pig-headed curiosity of a Lefty ‘do-gooder’, Griffin would not now be facing charges at Leeds Crown Court for incitement.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, incitement!!  Remember when New Labour brought forth laws to deal with incitement?  Yet in all that time how many hate-preaching Islamists, who practice an infinitely greater concept of the term than Griffin could ever dream of, have been prosecuted or deported?  As far as deportation is concerned the answer is zero.  How many of Allah’s little helpers, demonstrating in London calling for those who insult Islam to be beheaded, have been tried and convicted?  You guessed it – sweet FA!!  The judiciary is much more preoccupied with the relatively benign rantings of a thuggist cult than the real and present danger posed by Islamic fundamentalists.  The next time I see the Royal Insignia I must look for the words, ‘Allah et mon droit’.

What’s in a Name

By ATWadmin On November 7th, 2006 at 10:24 pm

Considering the bland names the big-wigs at the NIO have created to give substance to the proposed seven new councils for Northern Ireland, the titular abilities of those credited with giving the name ‘euro’ to the EU single currency are positively glowing by comparison.  I have thought of my own names for the seven councils.  If you have any ideas let’s see them. 

Proposed Name                          My Suggestion

Belfast                                         Royal Borough of Belfast

Inner East                                    Two Loughs District Council

South                                           Bannside & Mournes District Council

North East                                    Causeway & Glens District Council

North West                                   Glenshane District Council

East                                             East Down District Council

West                                            South Sperrin & Lakeland District Council



By ATWadmin On November 7th, 2006 at 7:10 pm

Well, we are celebrating our first week on the new site, and I see you lot are arguing away as ever! So this one is dedicated to ALL the ATW crew!!! Hope you enjoy it… 

The Pseudo-Religious Mania of Environmentalism

By ATWadmin On November 7th, 2006 at 7:02 pm

I noted with interest that DV’s opinion of last week’s episode of "Question Time" was that it was slightly more balanced than usual. I only got round to watching it last night, via the BBC website.

I was amused but not at all surprised to see the disdainful reaction of the audience, when Mail On Sunday columnist Peter Hitchens dared to suggest that those whose minds are so closed that they refuse to even question the so-called "scientific consensus" (ha!) on "man-made global warming", are in fact "in the grip of religious mania", and that if they want to merely follow the politically correct view like mindless sheep, that is entirely up to them.  

I thought to myself that, regardless of whether Mr Hitchen’s opinion is correct or not (and he is not a scientist), it is now getting to the stage where one has to be quite brave to publicly question the dogma of man-made global warming, these days. I wonder how long it will be before legislation is introduced, making "man-made global warming denial" a crime? Is such a thing really so far-fetched? I’m not sure.  

The blogger Natalie Solent recently made some very good points when she wrote: (edited here, emphasis mine)

"The demonisation of ‘climate change denial’ is an affront to open and rational debate.


[Brendan O’Neill] quotes someone who wants to make climate change denial an offence, and someone else who wants "some sort of climate Nuremberg." …[There are people] using the terms climate change "denialist" in an effort to make them sound equivalent to the likes of David Irving. Those who use these terms generally say they don’t intend to make this parallel. I don’t believe them. More to the point, I believe in climate change less because of them.

"I do largely believe in climate change – but that belief is second hand. We accept the consensus of experts. The consensus convinces because there is no good reason to suppose that so many eminent scientists are lying or deceiving themselves when they say climate change is happening. But if you give me cause to believe that departure from the consensus gets a person ostracised, then there is a good reason."


Former Chancellor Nigel Lawson has also added his voice to the "debate that dare not speak its name". I completely agree with him when he says,

"The voluminous Stern Report adds disappointingly little to what was already the conventional wisdom – apart from a battery of essentially spurious statistics based on theoretical models and conjectural worst cases. This is clearly no basis for policy decisions which could have the most profound adverse effect on people’s lives, and at a cost which Stern almost certainly underestimates". 


What I found most interesting was that Mr Lawson elaborates most incisively on Peter Hitchens’ "religious mania" quip, and argues that the perceived "science" of environmentalism has its roots not in science at all, but is in fact a placebo-religion, which is springing up in Europe as a sort of "replacement faith" for Christianity:  

"It is, I suspect, no accident that it is in Europe that climate change absolutism has found the most fertile soil. For it is Europe that has become the most secular society in the world, where the traditional religions have the weakest popular hold. Yet people still feel the need for the comfort and higher values that religion can provide; and it is the quasi-religion of Green alarmism and what has been termed global salvationism – of which the climate change issue is the most striking example, but by no means the only one – which has filled the vacuum, with reasoned questioning of its mantras regarded as a form of blasphemy".


Spot-on, Nigel. In my opinion, all the endless bunkum and bahooey about "global warming" and "saving the planet" is a pseudo-religious movement, which serves to underline the words of G K Chesterton: "When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing – they believe in anything".

Well, I, for one, totally reject what I see as the false religion of environ-mentalism.  Others are, of course, free to put their faith in it if they so wish, but until a time comes when dissenters are engaged with rationally and scientifically, instead of being howled down and ostracised from their peers, then please do not try and tell me that my own religion is "based purely on faith" whereas environmentalism is "based on science".



What’s in a Name?

By ATWadmin On November 7th, 2006 at 5:06 pm

After years of deliberating what would be the name for the European Single Currency, the best the ‘brains’ of Brussels could think of was ‘Euro’.  Nevertheless, when you compare and contrast their final titularity with the nonsensical and bland names for the proposed seven councils in Northern Ireland, Euro is a stroke of imaginative genuis.  What have the intelligentsia of the powers-that-be come up with for the new areas?  Statements of the geographical bleeding obvious!

West?  Inner East?  North?  Hardly inspire the soul, do they?  My proposed names for the seven councils are as follows.  Maybe you can add a few of your own suggestions.

Proposed name                                 My suggestion

Belfast                                              Royal Borough of Belfast (a monarchic imprimatur would be ideal)

Inner East                                         Two Loughs District Council

East                                                  East Down District Council

South                                                Bannside & Mournes District Council

West                                                 South Sperrin & Lakeland District Council

North East                                          Causeway & Glens District Council

North West                                         Glenshane Distict Council

On This Day…

By ATWadmin On November 7th, 2006 at 4:51 pm

1885 – Completion of the Canadian-Pacific Railway.

1935 – Austrailian pilot Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith, is seen flying over Calcutta on a flight from the UK.  He is never seen again.

1974 – Lord Lucan mysteriously disappears following the murder of his children’s nanny.  Recent evidence points to Lucan living a reclusive life in Goa before his death in 1996.

1980 – Hollywood legend Steve McQueen, star of films such as the ‘Great Escape’ and the ‘Magnificent Seven’, dies of a heart attack in Mexico following complications with cancer surgery.  He had been suffering with mesothelioma.

1984 – Ronald Reagan wins a second term as US President.

1990 – Mary Robinson becomes the first female President of the Republic of Ireland.


By ATWadmin On November 7th, 2006 at 12:06 pm

Do you think that Muslims can serve our Nation and occupy positions of importance? I do. 

Today brings a story concerning an experienced Muslim firearms officer who  has begun race and religious discrimination proceedings against the Metropolitan Police after he was removed from a close-protection unit guarding senior dignitaries, including Tony Blair. Amjad Farooq, 39, a father of five, was told he was a threat to national security because his children had attended a mosque associated with a Muslim cleric linked to a suspected terrorist group.

Well, I don’t wish to comment on this specific case for obvious reasons BUT in general, I would believe that the Metropolitan Police shoud be very mindful to ensure that no such links – or potential links – to Islamic terror amongst these senior squads of officers. It’s precautionary and it’s common sense.

Naturaly the whole "Muslims are discriminated against" bandwagon has kicked off following this news.

Sorry, I have no sympathy for this faux argument. We know that there are militant Islamists living amongst us in the UK who seek to kill as many of us as possible. See this news story to get an idea as to what some Muslim extremists have in mind. The Muslim Council of Britain continues to do a great disservice to the many decent Muslims living here as it screeches its usual refrain about how the British Muslim community is so hard done by.


By ATWadmin On November 7th, 2006 at 11:27 am

795151-539402-thumbnail.jpgIt’s not just leftists around the world who will be watching out for the results of the US mid-term elections that could determine the course of President George W Bush’s last two years in office. Naturally the MSM are drooling at the prospect of a Dem victory in both Houses, although I detect a massive cranking down of their "landslide" expectations in recent weeks as the Republicans have gotten their act more together.

But who else will celebrate a victory for the Democrats?

Well, we know the likes of the UN and EU are champing at the bit to see the Republicans given a black eye. They are envious of a decisive United States that will act to do what is right, rather than sit and pontificate as to what might be wrong. (See UN discussions on Darfur)

But there are other people who sit, and watch, and wait.

The Islamofascists know which Party they want to see gain the levers of power. They know that the latter day Democrats are essentially a frivolous Party, which wants to cut and run on the war on terrorism. And if the Jihadists see the will of the US dramatically weaken, and if they watch images of Democrat appeasers seizing power in both Houses, what do you think THEIR reaction will be? (Clue; It won’t be cut and run..)

Should the US electorate make the wrong decision today, then I fear for the future of United States and its genuine allies. The Jihadists will be encouraged and more acts of terror will follow.

The ONLY result that can send a message of defiance to the Al Queda scum out there is to vote Republican. Bush is far from perfect, and his Party is not in any way perfect, but compared to the Defeaticrats, I’ll take the Republicans ANYDAY. As Ann Coulter said last week..

Even a dying party has death throes. If Democrats win a slight majority in the House or Senate, Americans will get shrill, insane leadership of the nation in time of war.

Democrats can’t not be crazy. They will instantly set to work enacting a national gay marriage law, impeachment hearings, slavery reparations and a series of new federal felonies for abortion clinic protesters. The only way to get Democrats to focus on terrorists would be to convince them that the terrorists are interfering with a woman’s right to choose or that commercial jetliners exploding in midair are a threat to America’s wetlands.

The probable new House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, is in a catfight with Rep. Jane Harman for not being insane enough.

Remember who is watching and waiting. The MSM won’t tell you!