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By ATWadmin On March 21st, 2007 at 9:10 am

Under Saddam, the Sunni Arabs flourished in Iraq and delighted in the Ba’athist oppression of every other group in that country. However, post-Saddam, it seems sensible to try and ensure that this group is nonetheless represented in Government so that a reasonably balanced administration may gain a grip on power and running a stable country. But when I read some of the comments of  the vice-president of Iraq, Tareq al-Hashemi, I do  wonder about the immaturity of the Sunni minority.

Al-Hashemi has called for “talks” to be opened with the country’s insurgents in an attempt to bring peace. “I do believe that there is no way but to talk to everybody” with the exception of al-Qaeda, he said. But aren’t Al Queda and the Baathist remnant happily working together? Which gang of killers does he favour dialogie with, exactly? Also note that the reason he rules out talks with Al Queda is because Al Queda won’t listen!!! Regarding the presence of the US-led coalition, he said many people were “annoyed” because foreign troops were “damaging the dignity of the Iraqis.”

I see enormous dignity and bravery in the actions of US/UK soldiers. I see enormous dignity and bravery in the actions of those Iraqis trying to create a stable society. I see little evidence of dignity or bravery in the hollow words of apologists for Baathism.

The Budget Pox

By ATWadmin On March 20th, 2007 at 10:48 pm

Tomorrow is a big day for Gordon.  Our thieving Chancellor of the Exchequer will deliver his 11th and final Budget to an eager Labour Party anxious, in the main, to enthrone him as Tony’s successor.  Brown had landed the British people with the largest tax burden in history, so it will come as no surprise to ATW readers that I won’t be holding my breath for any goodies to come the way of the middle classes or my particular demographic – the single person.

What will be in store?  Presumably if you are unemployed through the smokescreen of incapacity, have a veritable commune of kids, or have landed yourself at the mercy of socialist benevolence thanks to the availability of tax credits, you will be frothing at the mouth in eager expectation.  Given the ‘green’ fascist agenda so assiduously propagated by this administration I would also bet that moves to have your house looking like a miniature version of the Eden Project will save you being held at the Treasury’s gunpoint.

However, if you want to relax by having a smoke, socialise at the pub over a pint of beer or, lo and behold, wish to purchase a car with an engine capacity greater than the raw, throbbing power of a Ladyshave, expect to be hit financially with a blow equal to a Audley Harrison right hook.  Tomorrow, whatever the MSM may claim, the return of Old Labour will be raised by several notches.


Talking Point – 20.03.07

By ATWadmin On March 20th, 2007 at 10:08 pm

‘Gordon Brown will prove to be the Labour Party version of Sir Alec Douglas Home.’   Discuss.

On This Day…20.03

By ATWadmin On March 20th, 2007 at 10:03 pm

1806 – Laying of the foundation stone of Britain’s high security prison on Dartmoor in Devon.

1969 –  John Lennon marries girlfriend Yoko Ono in Gibraltar.

1974 – Princess Anne survives a kidnap attempt when shots are fired at her car while driving along The Mall in London.

1980 – Pirate radio station Radio Caroline, based on the ship ‘Mi Amigo’, closes down after 16 years on the air when the boat sinks.

1981 – The United Kingdom re-introduces the £50 note (it had been withdrawn in 1943).

1996 – British Government admits there is a possible link between 10 human deaths and the mad cow disease, BSE.


By ATWadmin On March 20th, 2007 at 9:16 pm

Every day, the ATW mail box fills up with a range of interesting views, most of which are constructive and I do appreciate you taking the time to write to me. Sometimes, purely down to work pressures, I may miss your mail or might not reply, and I hope you will forgive me. However, every now and then, I read an outstanding email, and so it is that I bring you the unexpurgated wisdom of a Mr Niall O’Riordan, who I’m guessing might just be Irish. Here is what he has to say…..

Dear Sir,

It truly is a sad day when ill-informed, mentally deficient folk such
as yourself are given access to the internet. I found your blog to be
a collection of bigotted, ignorant, homophobic tripe.

Unfortunately, I am positive that you will continue with your journal
of idiocy and many other people will stumble accross your site,
totally by accident I might add, only to be exposed to your ridiculous
thoughts and beliefs.

The saddest part is that your brain has such a limited capacity that
you'll believe that it is me that is the idiot.

This belief is WRONG!!!


But there is hope. Its not too late, and even you can learn to be a
better person.

I wish you very little in the future except enough complaints about
your ridiculous blog that you might stop it.

You're a shining example of modern Britain and it's fabulous education system.

Yours Sincerly,

A Friend..........

Now then, I'm sure that Niall will want to hear your views - assuming his sedation has worn off....

Sometimes It’s Hot & Sometimes It’s Cold

By ATWadmin On March 20th, 2007 at 5:52 pm

Consider the following chart from The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism  which documents the trends in the media reporting climate in an alarmist fashion:

  “…media alarmism, like climate itself, runs in cycles:

Catastrophic Manmade global warming:   1981 – present
Catastrophic Manmade global cooling:     1954 – 1976
Catastrophic global warming:                   1929 – 1969
Catastrophic global cooling:                     1895 – 1932”

Like the stock market, Earth’s temperature goes up, and then it goes down.  And media alarmism is as fickle as the weather.

Two things are certain:

  • If climate trends hot, it will trend cold at sometime in the future, and vice versa.
  • Media alarmism will reverse course as well.

So, before you enthusiastically endorse politicians planning to line their pockets fund research to
Stop Global Warming with your tax receipts, you might just sit back and wait for this current phase of climate alarmism to run its course.


By ATWadmin On March 20th, 2007 at 4:55 pm

1594201226_01__AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpgAl Gore, still sulking after his precious was denied him in 2000, is to have his latest book published in May 2007.


Yes, the man who brought us An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It and Earth in the Balance, has written a new opus – The Assault on Reason.


At long last, a book written by a genuine expert on his subject!


By ATWadmin On March 20th, 2007 at 4:49 pm

Just how dysfunctional is this lousy Blair UK government? Did you read that an al Qu’eda chief was issued with NINE British passports while he plotted to kill thousands of Londoners with a radioactive ‘dirty bomb’? Yes, really!

Dhiren Barot got TWO passports using false identities and SEVEN in his own name before his arrest in August 2004(!) – often by simply claiming he had lost them and applying for replacements.

I’m relieved this Islamic killer has been caught but I have the nagging thought that perhaps there are others who have been granted passports who plan to slaughter us by the thousand. Have we learnt NOTHING since 9/11?????


By ATWadmin On March 20th, 2007 at 4:24 pm

I believe that Amnesty International has gradually morphed into a pathetic manifestation of reflexive anti-Americanism, a pale shadow of its once noble aims – and is much more concerned about the rights of terrorists than the terrorised.

So I was not surprised to read that its Northern Ireland Director (Comrade in chief?) Patrick Corrigan has welcomed the news that the "City of Derry" airport has BANNED "CIA rendition flights" from entering its hallowed facilities. The publicly-owned airport confirmed it is working out the practicalities of an “anti-rendition” policy after discussions with Amnesty International.  `I think we can say with as much confidence as we can garner that this will be a first for Europe,” said Patrick Corrigan, Amnesty spokesman. `We are not aware of any other local authority or any other airport in Europe which has a specific anti-rendition policy.”

Yes Patrick, and I think I can say with equal certainty that I doubt the CIA will be forwarding details of non-existant rendition practises to a miserable apology for an Airport such as this one. However it  shows where Amnesty invest their energy and resources. A flight of fancy from the moonbats, this one!


By ATWadmin On March 20th, 2007 at 4:11 pm

Who’d have guessed it? The ever cynical Secretary of State, the perma-tanned Peter Hain, has revealed that WATER CHARGES might, just might, be postponed for a whole  year, IF the DUP agree to share power with terrorists. What a great deal! – we bastardise the tenets of democratic government by accepting the delegates of murder and mayhem into power and all we get is a DEFFERMENT of water rates??? C’mon Peter – how about giving us a new national holiday – we could call it "TERROR DAY" – when we all can get a day off work to express our unmitigated joy at the IRA entering the government of Northern Ireland.