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FIRST IRELAND, THEN ISRAEL…

By ATWadmin On August 27th, 2007 at 10:17 am

I had to laugh at this nonsense in the Jerusalem Post comparing the Northern Ireland situation to that in Israel.

A Northern Ireland peace activist, Ann Carr,  told an audience of Arabs and Jews at the St. George Hotel in east Jerusalem on Friday, "If we Irish (sic) can solve our conflict, then so can anybody."

Hurray! And what is the secret, O wise one?

"We have to work out a way of living together, respecting the dignity of each other, not creating a humiliating peace so we can feel contentment with our lot, and not resentment with our lot. It’s better to sit around a table and talk than to stand at a graveyard and cry. It’s not just about agreement, it’s about understanding. People have to feel it on the ground that when they open their windows in the morning that things are getting better."

 

How insightful. Next time the a Pali straps on an explosives belt and sallies forth to find some innocent Jews to slaughter, I hope the bereaved will will reflect on Annie’s wisdom.

MUSLIM FRIENDS OF LABOUR…

By ATWadmin On August 27th, 2007 at 9:21 am

I see that the Electoral Commission has confirmed it is investigating a group called the Muslim Friends of Labour, which gave the party £100,000 a month between April and June. It is the first such inquiry since Gordon Brown became Prime Minister in June. Until recently the organisation donated only small amounts, but it is now the party’s second biggest non-union donor. The Muslim Friends of Labour – registered to a PO box in South London – is an "unincorporated" association, which it means it does not have to identify people who give it money. But the commission is investigating its status. How interesting that some Muslims consider Labour worthy of all this money. I wonder what they think they are buying?

WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO SHAME…

By ATWadmin On August 27th, 2007 at 9:15 am

Shocking to consider that Police are investigating the theory that Rhys Jones, the 11-year-old boy shot dead on Wednesday, may have been the victim of an initiation or blooding ritual where rival gangs fire guns across each other’s territory in lethal shows of strength.  The theory suggests that Rhys’s killer could have been firing randomly rather than directly targeting the boy who had no obvious links to the local gang culture. Detectives are still battling against the public’s fear of the gunmen, and pleaded for witnesses to come forward. The pleas, in the main, fell on deaf ears. Few of the local youth, potential witnesses to the killing, had much to offer when Chief Superintendent Chris Armitt said residents of Croxteth must examine their consciences and take a stand against the killer of the 11-year-old and against gang culture.

Meanwhile, in a show of exceptional Government limp-wristedness Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, announced plans to allow people who knew where firearms were hidden, or who were holding them for a relative or friend, to come forward without revealing their identity. How about giving them a bonus if they do that Jacqui – say an Ipod for every weapon tip-off? Or how about Labour admits that it is incapable of dealing with crime?

PLANET RELIEF!

By ATWadmin On August 27th, 2007 at 9:04 am

bbc.gifFor once I find myself agreeing with some BBC senior executives! Nope, it’s not that I have suddenly lost all common sense but I do endorse the response of two of the BBC’s most senior news and current affairs executives when they attack the corporation’s plans yesterday for a Comic Relief-style day of programming on environmental issues, saying it was not the broadcaster’s job to preach to viewers. The event, understood to have been 18 months in development, would see stars such as Ricky Gervais and Jonathan Ross take part in a "consciousness raising" event, provisionally titled Planet Relief, early next year.

Pass the sickbucket! I see enough of smug Mr Ross to know that he not to be taken seriously unless one is out to hype a new movie and Ricky Gervais should stick to taking the proverbial out of Karl Pilkington.

Planet Relief appears to contradict BBC guidelines on impartiality. In June a BBC-endorsed report set out 12 principles on impartiality, warning that the broadcaster "has many public purposes of both ambition and merit – but joining campaigns to save the planet is not one of them".

EXTENDING FAILURE…

By ATWadmin On August 27th, 2007 at 8:51 am

earyh.jpgGive that the Kyoto protocol on climate change has proven to be a complete failure and that even if it had been embraced by every nation on this planet, it would still have made a statistically insignificant impact on the degree of change, can someone explain why delegates from more than 150 countries are meeting in Vienna to discuss ways to widen and extend the United Nations Kyoto protocol on climate change? Might it be that the UN sees this as a convenient way to grab power away from Nation States and to advance its own political climate change of internationalism?  I was also wondering how are all these delegates and their entourages actually getting to Vienna? They are a bunch of hypocrites who just jump on whatever is the latest prevailing bandwagon. The idea that as corrupt an organisation as the UN could do anything about climate change is just so much hot air. It could, however, increase taxation around the globe, limit our freedom to move around the globe, and damage economies around the globe. It’s not Earth we should fear  but the United Nations!

The State Is Not Your Friend

By ATWadmin On August 26th, 2007 at 6:43 pm

FRAN LYON, 22, is pregnant. When born, her child will be taken by a doctor and handed to a social worker. On the same day, the social services’ request for an emergency protection order to be granted, will be heard in secret at Hexham magistrates court. From that day on, anyone discussing the case, including Fran Lyon, will be in contempt of court. Northumberland County Council will take her child on the evidence of one paediatrician who has never met her, never attended the conference where the decision was made and submitted his evidence by letter. His assessment is that Fran Lyon is likely to suffer from Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy. He is saying she has not yet suffered from a condition which may not even exist and about which little is known. Thus, yet another child will be removed from it’s family, by the state.

At 16, Fran Lyon was treated for eating disorders and self-harm after being abused by her father and raped by a stranger. But she responded well to treatment and the consultant psychiatrist who treated her stated to Northumberland County Council: "There has never been any clinical evidence to suggest that Fran would put herself or others at risk, and there is certainly no evidence to suggest that she would put a child at risk of emotional, physical or sexual harm." Other psychiatrists and Fran Lyon’s GP endorse this assessment. Fran Lyon is seeking a judicial review of the decision made to take her child.

In the absence of clear evidence presented by an accountable state, and if the judicial review goes against her, I say Fran Lyon must leave Great Britain. She must go abroad, before she gives birth, to prevent the state carrying out an extraordinarily barbaric act. If she cannot go abroad, she should resist and ask friends and family to aid her in resisting. What she must not do is submit and allow the state to act unimpeded.

Texas to EU: Back Off!

By ATWadmin On August 26th, 2007 at 1:57 pm

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 Don’t Mess with Texas!

Statement by Robert Black, spokesman for Texas Governor Rick Perry, concerning the European Union’s appeal that Texas enact a moratorium on the death penalty:

“230 years ago, our forefathers fought a war to throw off the yoke of a European monarch and gain the freedom of self-determination. Texans long ago decided that the death penalty is a just and appropriate punishment for the most horrible crimes committed against our citizens. While we respect our friends in Europe, welcome their investment in our state and appreciate their interest in our laws, Texans are doing just fine governing Texas.”

 EU bureaucrats in Brussels apparently are not aware of  Texas’ motto.

 

SKIMPY HEADSCARFS AND DECADENT BARBERS

By ATWadmin On August 26th, 2007 at 10:03 am

What exactly is a "skimpy headscarf"? I was reading that the Mad Mullahs in Iran are unhappy at the idea that women might wear them. Now I can understand things like a skimpy bikini perhaps, but a skimpy headscarf?? Similarly, Iranian barbers who offer "un-Islamic" hairstyles are being closed down, and eye-brow plucking has been banned. On a more positive note, tattoos have been also banished. I have to say that I fail to understand the current enthusiasm people have for tattoos, driven not doubt by celebs like the Beckhams. I think they look vulgar but where I differ from the Mullahs is that I believe that people have the right to look vulgar if they so wish. Iran continues to mutate into this totalitarian Islamic State with a death cult as a political philosophy. Time we sent in the planes, and a few top hairdressers!

quid pro quo vadis

By ATWadmin On August 26th, 2007 at 9:49 am

Don’t know if you listen to the ‘Sunday’ programme, broadcast at 7.10 a.m.; it is usually semi-soporific, with lots of earnest guys and gals all pitching their faiths and beliefs, or in some cases lack of beliefs; as part of the BEEB’s earnest desire to be all things to all people. Or at least those people who the Beeb thinks it is serving, such as lefties, socialists and social engineers, etc. However, I digress.

One typical spot was to announce the arrival on the scene of a new Bishop, but this of course is no ordinary Bishop; he’s gonna’ be the Bishop of Baghdad. He said that he would be also serving the wider Christian populations of the Middle East; and when the mealy-mouthed Edward Stourton cleverly pointed out that Christians routinely received slightly more than a rough ride in that same Middle Eastern Islamic-dominated area, with special relevance to Saudi Arabia, the new Bishop relied that he would be "Consulting" leaders and other factions on his proposals. Good luck to you, Bishop!!

Oh and by the way, he ain’t totally in the hot seat, he’s based in Cyprus! 

However, the reason for this post is that the next item or two along was this female islamic who ran an "islamic charity’ which allegedly supported families (it’s always families; noticed that, they do tend to breed rapidly) of muslim people who have been arrested, or have been hit by a ‘Control Order’ , or been persecuted because they are thought to have been plotting against the State and maybe the State wants to extradite them, or whatever! The upshot of her protest was that she had received a letter from the HSBC stating that the HSBC bank account for this same charity was being closed, and they should maybe make other arrangements. The BBC presenter queried the statements by the bank, and the woman replied that they were just "looking after" dependants of people who had been unjustly accused, and the bank’s actions were totally undeserved.

Now without any further knowledge of either the charity, whose name I didn’t get because I was still half-asleep, or the two letters from the HSBC, mainly because I cannot locate a single reference to either on t’Internet, I don’t feel able to comment further, but would leave with this "musing".

Knowing the present state of law and legal process within these once great islands, and being equally aware that banks would be more than eager to comply with all manner of legislation regarding money-laundering, secondary supporting of terror networks, wouldn’t you agree that the HSBC people are correct, and are saying to this charity that they don’t trust them, and please take your  business elsewhere! Oh, and just by the bye, just to prove that the HSBC doesnt play favourites, they not only operate their own ‘Islamic banking’ arrangements, they also were the ones who closed down the BNP account!

 

STARVING OUR MILITARY!

By ATWadmin On August 26th, 2007 at 9:47 am

It seems pretty obvious to me that Labour, the governing party here in the UK, has a natural antipathy towards the Armed  Forces. I believe this comes from a leftist revulsion that there are those who actually are prepared to DIE in order to defend our country. So when I read that Gordon Brown has come under fire on both sides of the Atlantic for starving the Armed Forces of funding, leaving them struggling to fight on two fronts, in Iraq and Afghanistan, I am not surprised.


The Prime Minister was attacked by Liam Fox, the shadow defence secretary, and a White House adviser over ten years of “underspending”. He was accused of refusing to give British troops the money to defend themselves as they combat insurgents in southern Iraq and the Taliban in Afghanistan. The claims came as the three soldiers killed by a US jet in a “friendly fire” incident in Afghanistan were named as Privates Aaron McClure, Robert Foster and John Thrumble. Critics said that the men, who were hit by a 500lb bomb in Helmand, should have been protected by high-tech systems to identify them to friendly forces.


Frederick Kagan, an adviser to President George W Bush and the architect of the US surge strategy in Iraq, said the special relationship between Britain and America was under threat because defence cuts had left the Army unable to sustain simultaneous operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Britain has a lot of problems, principally that their ground forces are too small and are now paying the price,” Mr Kagan said.


A powerful Commons committee and the National Audit Office have publicly condemned the Government for its failure to invest in equipment to prevent blue on blue, or friendly fire, incidents. In 2003 the public accounts committee criticised the MoD for diverting billions of pounds that should have been spent on battlefield recognition technology into other projects.


Col Clive Fairweather, a former deputy commander of the SAS, said that it was cuts imposed by Mr Brown that had reduced the Armed Forces to having to call in the Americans when they needed close air support in Afghanistan. “It is the fault of Gordon Brown’s Treasury that the Army is under-resourced,” he said. “We don’t have enough aircraft, troops or equipment”