By Pete Moore On April 13th, 2017 at 8:03 pm
This photograph, of a “bomb crater” at Khan Shaykhtun, was seen around the world in the days following the sarin gas attack:
There’s enough evidence in it to cast reasonable doubt on the idea that the Syrian Air Force dropped sarin bombs. Even an idiot on ATW can see that the crater is rather small and that what looks like a deformed rocket motor is lying in it, next to the artfully placed skull and crossbones. That last is pure Drop the Dead Donkey.
How very interesting then that Theodore A. Postel, Professor of Science, Technology, and International Security at MIT, has reviewed the White House dossier on the incident and declared it “an obviously false, misleading, and amateurish intelligence report”. (14-page pdf here.) On that one photo alone he concludes that a 122 mm section of rocket tube was the carrying agent, and that the crater was caused by an explosive device placed above it. This was no attack from the air.
He goes into many aspects of the White House report and methodically takes it apart. Yet again, we have a dodgy dossier put out – unquestioned by the media – to sell us war. We’ve seen this one before.
By Pete Moore On April 12th, 2017 at 7:58 pm
Jews can be so touchy. They need to calm down.
Sean Spicer flubbed a comment about Hitler and chemical weapons. He clearly and obviously meant that German Armed Forces never used chemical weapons during WW2, on the battlefield. As far as I’m aware this is a correct statement. While in the spotlight, and with “battlefield” in mind, he made a less than precise statement.
Cue outrage. The Director of the Anne Frank Centre has particularly wet his knickers. Some bloke called Yad Vashem (calm down!) thinks that Spicer should be taken out and re-educated, and Haaretz describes the comment as “a crime”.
And this is exactly the reaction I expected, because it’s the overwrought, hysterical reaction we see time and again when Jewish sensibilities might, in some way, have not been completely respected.
By Pete Moore On April 12th, 2017 at 7:34 pm
“Tory voter ID plan risks denying millions the vote”, says Labour’s
You can see why the commies are worried. A voter ID system will deny hundreds of thousands of Labour voters the chance to have their say. Granted they’re all dead or made up Pakistani wives, but Labour’s relying on the scam.
What is it with Left Wing parties and dodgy voter rolls? It’s as if they don’t want only actual voters being allowed to vote.
And it gets worse (or better, if you like). The Boundaries Commission is redrawing constituency boundaries, something which is long overdue. The current boundaries strongly favour Labour MPs. Having them drawn a bit more fairly is bound to have them squealing again.
At this rate Labour will be down to single poll figures by the next General Election.
By David Vance On April 12th, 2017 at 12:56 pm
Seeing as how we post on the “Swedish fightback” created such a stir here on ATW (Sarcasm alert) I thought I would follow up with the latest Swedish thinking about how to deal with Islamic terrorism. Yesterday, as you may recall, I recounted the idea that a prominent mainstream Swedish journalist thought that banning cars might be a good idea. What I did not realise was her level of thinking went even deeper…consider THIS if you will.
“Cars are driven largely by men so by giving a lot of space to cars; we’re giving a lot of space to men — at the expense of women,” Karolina Skog explained.
Now I see. It’s the damned patriarchy! Of course it is. By banning MEN and cars, then Sweden will be safe.
You could almost weep if you had enough spare tears,
By David Vance On April 11th, 2017 at 6:43 pm
This is what “diversity” means…
….it is essentially a doctrine about replacing the host community.
I utterly oppose it.
By David Vance On April 11th, 2017 at 6:41 pm
The shocking decline of Labour continues apace under Comrade Corbyn. This gave me a laugh…
Theresa May has opened up a 37 point gap over Jeremy Corbyn as more than half of British voters think she would make a better Prime Minister than her Labour rival, according to a new poll.
Got that – a 37 POINT GAP!!!
Analysis of the impact of Brexit by former Tory donor Lord Ashcroft found that 55 per cent of the poll of more than 10,000 UK adult respondents believe the current Prime Minister is the best choice for the role compared to 18 per cent who favour Mr Corbyn;
And then, unbelievably, it gets even worse….
In a further blow to the Labour leader, only 38 per cent of his party’s supporters would prefer him in Downing St, compared to 29 per cent who believe Ms May is more suited to the job. 33 per cent said they do not know.
So Corbyn has a narrow lead over May …with his OWN supporters!
I have said this more than once but I will repeat it. Labour is dying.
By David Vance On April 11th, 2017 at 6:35 pm
It’s reassuring that Sweden has come to terms with the threat posed by radical Islam – manifest on the streets of Stockholm.
Cars and other vehicles “have turned into deadly weapons”, and should be banished from cities to stop attacks like the one in Stockholm from happening in future, according to Aftonbladet editorialist Eva Franchell. Crackdowns on immigration or extremist ideology are not the way forward when it comes to terror prevention, according to the veteran journalist, writing after Friday’s terror attack in Stockholm left four people dead.
Yup, that should sort it out. And in further good news….
Citing “freedom of speech” and the possibility that expelled migrants risk “persecution” if sent back to their homelands, Sweden’s Justice Minister rejected Police Chief’s Erik Nord’s call to deport Islamic State-supporting migrants and demanded the police chief “explain himself”.
So, ban cars, keep “migrants” and all will be well. Sweden is so lost.
By Pete Moore On April 10th, 2017 at 8:12 pm
The Prime Minister of Sweden has vowed his country will ‘never go back’ to recent levels of mass immigration after it emerged the terrorist who killed four people in a truck attack was a failed asylum seeker.
Stefan Löfven pledged to change his country’s liberal attitude, insisting the massive influx allowed during the 2015 migrant crisis would never happen again.
Even if he means it, it’s already too late for the dead, the raped and the injured victims of primitive crime. He doesn’t even have the honesty to admit that patriots and conservatives were right all along, and that liberalism has been a total catastrophe for the Swedish people and their civilisation.
And deep down I don’t believe him. He’s seen which way the wind is blowing and has aped Rutte of the Netherlands, who started impersonating a patriot to defeat Geert Wilders. But it’s fascinating to see that the most terrible of liberals are still willing to pretend a love of country to save themselves. Even they know, that in the end, it’s the patriotic and conservative instinct which is true.
By Pete Moore On April 10th, 2017 at 7:53 pm
A meeting of G-7 foreign ministers are discussing new sanctions on Syrian and Russian military figures, Boris Johnson has confirmed.
The Foreign Secretary said the “game has changed” ahead of a meeting with his counterparts in Italy, where ministers will demand that Vladimir Putin remove his troops from Syria and drop his backing for the Syrian president […]
“It is absolutely conclusive, so what we’re trying to do is to give Rex Tillerson the clearest possible mandate from us as the West, the UK, all our allies here to say to the Russians this is your choice: stick with that guy, stick with that tyrant or work with us to find a better solution.”
This is a path straight to war. The more I hear Tillerson and Johnson speak, the more worried I am. Who are these lords, who talk down to the Russians, to order them around while the West installs yet another puppet regime, this time in Damascus?
They have no idea how to even speak to Russians. Moscow will remain calm and diplomatic in public, but it would be justified in telling this impertinent pair to get stuffed.
Tillerson and Johnson are committing us to war in Syria, in opposition to Russia, with their big mouths. If Moscow calls their bluff they will have to raise the stakes or go into a humiliating reverse, and I don’t sense any reverse gear in this one.
We know (I trust) that Trump is instinctively against this madness. The Prime Minister recently said, in Washington, that the days of forced regime change are over. They both need to put their appointees back into the box.
By Mahons On April 9th, 2017 at 7:46 pm
They took branches of Palm Trees and went forth to meet him….
Over 40 Christians were killed for the act of going to Church this Sunday in Egypt. Two separate bombings, targeting a minority religon, the clear intent to terrorize. Christians are increasingly under deadly attack in Muslim dominated countries, and the next time a Muslim rights group complains freely about anti-Muslim bias, remind them of that and ask them what they are doing about attacks on Christians.