By David Vance On February 23rd, 2015 at 8:16 pm
I was on LBC radio this morning discussing this story.
“There is no evidence that three girls, thought to be heading to Syria to join Islamic State, were radicalised at school, their principal has said. Mark Keary said pupils cannot access Twitter or Facebook on Bethnal Green Academy computers. “Police have advised us there is no evidence radicalisation took place at the academy,” he said. Shamima Begum, Amira Abase, both 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16, flew from London to Turkey on Tuesday. UK police officers have gone to Turkey but their role has not been confirmed.
I am glad these girls have left our country. If they want to be Jihadi brides, off they toddle. They are the enemy. I have no sympathy and I find the hand-wringing by so many liberals alarming. These girls MUST have seen the unbelievable savagery carried out by their husbands to be and so as far as I am concerned they have chosen to be with the enemy. No different from going to be with the Nazis in the 1940’s. If you want to look for blame, blame the parents.
By David Vance On February 23rd, 2015 at 8:10 pm
I am back from my visit to England to take part in The Big Questions yesterday on BBC1. You can watch the TV programme here.
Perhaps the most remarkable part of the primary debate “Is it always right to talk to terrorists”? was the assertion from another contributor that we should talk to Islamic State to see if we can understand them better. I pointed out that there is nothing more we need to understand. They cut the heads off BRITISH people, for god’s sake. They burn human beings alive. They are dark ages SAVAGES and the only “discussion” should be how can we bomb them into the dirt of Iraq, of Syria and of Libya.
Another contributor, a “journalist” with the Huffington Post, compared Israel to Islamic State. He seemed upset when I called him an Islamist. I could have called him much worse.
Anyway, that’s it done. I do enjoy live debate and the buzz around it!
By Pete Moore On February 23rd, 2015 at 7:36 pm
So the former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw lobbied the Ukrainian PM and the European Commission on behalf of a British firm for which he is a paid consultant. This is why politicians are bought. It’s to get their power and contacts used to the buyer’s advantage.
Meanwhile, the former Foreign Secretary – and current chairman of the Commons Intelligence and Security Committee – Malcolm Rifkind, was happy to take cash from “a Chinese firm”.
It’s delightful that they’ve been caught and jolly well done to whoever pulled it off.
By The Troll On February 23rd, 2015 at 4:04 pm
This is a very powerful Speech well worth your time. There are many facets to it. It is divided into two parts. Part 1 and Part 2. Rudy speaks about Israel, Obama, and Iran. Below is a snippet. The entire speech is a half hour. You only cheat yourself if you don’t take the time to listen.
By The Troll On February 22nd, 2015 at 4:46 pm
George Washington (1732–1799)
George Washington served as commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution (1775–1783), as president of the United States Constitutional Convention (1787), and as first president of the United States (1789–1797). Born to a family of middling wealth, Washington’s formal education ended when he was about fifteen. Thanks to his half-brother’s marriage into the wealthy Fairfax family, Washington acquired social polish, a taste for aristocratic living, and connections to Virginia‘s political elite. Long months on the frontier as a surveyor toughened the young Washington, preparing him for service in Virginia’s militia during the French and Indian War (1754–1763). He held positions of command at a remarkably young age. Marriage to Martha Custis brought him great wealth. Increasingly restive under British taxation and trade restrictions, Washington took a leading role in the nascent revolutionary movement after British regulars killed colonists and seized private property at the battles of Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts in April 1775. As commander in chief, he led American forces for the entire eight-year war, losing more battles than he won but managing to keep the army together under the most difficult circumstances. By the middle of the war, he was already hailed as the “Father of His Country.” His enormous prestige after the war led to his being chosen to lead the Constitutional Convention and to his election as first president. MORE…
By Pete Moore On February 22nd, 2015 at 3:53 pm
You remember Gillian Duffy. She’s the Labour voter who was described by Gordon Brown, during the 2010 general election, as “a bigoted women” (hilariously Brown thought he was off-mike) because she told him that there are too many immigrants in Britain. Well guess what?
Gillian Duffy: I’m backing Ed Miliband and Labour
Someone shoot me in the head.
I recently mentioned in here that the core Labour vote is as stupid and self-harming as Tory drones are. This is what I’m talking about. The problem is that representative politics inflicts their stupidity on all of us. Labour MP Austin Mitchell knows the score. He’s retiring on a fat pension which we have to pay him on pain of violence, so he can tell the truth, which he’s just done.
Labour MP Austin Mitchell: ‘Even if we selected a raving alcoholic sex paedophile we wouldn’t lose Grimsby’
He knows that these northern Labour voters are beaten dogs who’ll always return to Master no matter how mistreated they are.
By Pete Moore On February 22nd, 2015 at 3:35 pm
A Labour Party official and election agent has just been jailed for the third time for being a wrong’un.
I heard Nigel Farage mention this on BBC Radio 4 this morning. He was making a point in response to the BBC going to Defcon 1 over a UKIP nobody saying something about blacks; his point being that the press has ignored the Labour nonce being jailed. Farage has a point, since the MSM seems to be ignoring it.
Andrew Palmer is his name, a self-described Labour Party member and LGBT activist (whatever that is). He was first convicted of indecent assault in 1979. Since then he’s run up a string of convictions, including being jailed in 2007 for possessing indecent images of children. Yet here he’s been in recent years, a fully active member of the Labour Party, running local elections.
Tomorrow, Yvette Cooper will claim (laughably) that a Labour government will protect potential child abuse victims. It can’t even police its own party, let alone the massive number of Labour-voting immigrants, in Labour heartlands, who are still racially raping thousands of British girls.
By Pete Moore On February 22nd, 2015 at 3:08 pm
It’s unfashionable to like and admire Peter Hitchens, but then he often says unfashionable things. I like him for many reasons, one of which is that he’s a student of Russian history and reported from Moscow as a foreign correspondent when the Soviet Union fell. What he says about Russia then is often worth noting. He’s been digging around Western press archives relating to Crimea and Donbass in the immediate post-communist era and has come up with some fascinating reports. What they show is that the issue of Crimea’s and the Donbass region’s relations with Russia and Ukraine was hot 25 years ago. In fact the Crimean parliament voted to secede from Ukraine back then before mysteriously recanting. Anyone who thinks that these are recent matters is seriously mistaken.
Stephen Cohen is an author and historian, specialising in Russian studies at Princeton University. This week he gave a truly fascinating talk on the conflict in eastern Ukraine, putting it into the contxt of long-term East-West relations.
It’s an hour long (90 minutes with the Q&A) but I can’t recommend it enough for anyone with an interest in what’s going on and how we got here. Cohen is pessimistic. He thinks that this is the most dangerous moment since the Cuban Missile Crises and that war with Russia is a real possibility. His talk is packed with historical information, some of which are real surprises. Even if you’ve been following events in Ukraine you’ll learn new things. Most people will learn alot.
I particularly recommend it to conservatives who might be surprised to hear that Western policy towards Russia in the last 25 years overturns Reagan’s policies. Cohen explains why. You’ll also have to watch it to find out which foreign leader was the first to call GWB on 9/11, and how this man saved many American lives in the invasion of Afghanistan.
I really do think that watching the talk will be time well spent.