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THATCHER, Baroness Margaret Hilda – IN MEMORIAM

Posted by Greg Lance-Watkins on 08/04/2015

THATCHER, Baroness Margaret Hilda – IN MEMORIAM

Posted by Greg Lance-Watkins on 08/04/2013

THATCHER, Baroness Margaret Hilda – IN MEMORIAM
Born: Roberts 13-Oct-1925 – Died 08-Apr-2013 Aged 87
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IN MEMORIAM

THATCHER, Baroness Margaret Hilda

nee: Roberts

Born:13-Oct-1925 – Died 08-Apr-2013

Aged 87

Thatcher hailed for changing political landscape of the world

World leaders remember Margaret Thatcher

as woman of indisputable resolve & patriotism

Mon, Apr 8 2013
Member of the European Parliament, Nikki Sinclair, places a floral tribute outside the home of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher after her death was announced in London April 8, 2013. REUTERS-Suzanne Plunkett
An Admirer of Maggie Thatcher
Places a floral tribute at Baroness Thatcher’sLoved or loathed in death as in life, Margaret Thatcher left no one indifferent, finding some of her most ardent admirers among her political opponents.

Very few leaders get to change not only the political landscape of their country but of the world. Margaret was such a leader,” said the odious and self serving Tony Blair, the centre-left Labour leader who brought his own party back to power not least by heeding the lessons of “Thatcherism“.

Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet leader whom she famously declared she could “do business with”, said their mutual understanding “contributed to a change in the atmosphere between our country and the West and to the end of the Cold War“.

Thatcher’s warm relations with Gorbachev’s direct adversary, U.S. president Ronald Reagan, and their shared espousal of the free market and individual liberty, along with her readiness to provide a base for U.S. nuclear missiles, gave Britain greater influence in Washington than it has normally enjoyed.

“The world has lost one of the great champions of freedom and liberty, and America has lost a true friend,” said U.S. President Barack Obama.

Here in America, many of us will never forget her standing shoulder to shoulder with President Reagan, reminding the world that we are not simply carried along by the currents of history – we can shape them with moral conviction, unyielding courage and iron will.

Pope Francis recalled, with appreciation, “the Christian values which underpinned her commitment to public service and to the promotion of freedom among the family of nations“.

At home, Conservatives mourned the leader who set a free-market agenda in Britain and Europe and famously announced “there is no such thing as society” as she put individual enterprise and self-reliance before the state and the social safety net.

David Cameron, the prime minister who led the Conservatives back to power but without the absolute majority Thatcher enjoyed throughout her premiership, said: “We’ve lost a great prime minister, a great leader, a great Briton.

As our first woman prime minister, Margaret Thatcher succeeded against all the odds, and the real thing about Margaret Thatcher is that she didn’t just lead our country, she saved our country. And I believe she’ll go down as the greatest British peacetime prime minister.

THATCHER AND THE EU

Thatcher is remembered in Britain for resisting the idea that the European Union should move ever closer to political union, but, at a time when Britain is once again agonising over its role in Europe, EU leaders much keener on closer integration had warm words for her.

The unelected European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said “she would be remembered both for her contributions and her reserves to our common project“:

She signed the Single European Act and she helped bring about the single market. She was a leading player also in bringing into the European family the central and eastern European countries which were formerly behind the Iron Curtain.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a fellow conservative who grew up in communist East Germany and went on like Thatcher to become the first woman to head her country’s government, said:

The freedom of the individual was at the core of her convictions; in that sense Margaret Thatcher recognised the strength of the movements for freedom of eastern Europe early on and stood up for them.

“Margaret Thatcher was not a women’s politician – but by asserting herself as a woman in the highest democratic office at a time when this was not yet a given, she was an example to many.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thatcher was “a pragmatic, tough and consistent person” and that these qualities had enabled her to help pull Britain out of economic crisis, for which people should be grateful despite the criticism she faced.

Putin, who once called the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century“, said Russiawill always be thankful” for the contribution Thatcher made to British-Soviet and British-Russian ties.

It was left to Vaclav Klaus, former Czech prime minister and president and a self-proclaimed “Thatcherite”, to set her vision against Europe’s current crisis. He said the European Union’s ailing economic and social model was “exactly what she, as the first woman in the post of British prime minister, fought against since the end of the 1970s“.

Her voice is also missing in today’s discussion on European integration,” Klaus added. “Many of us will never forget her famous speech in Bruges, where she clearly said that the suppression of nation states and concentration of power in Brussels will destroy Europe.

LINGERING RESENTMENT

But there were plenty of voices in Britain ready to express the resentment that still lingers against a woman who broke the power and self serving scams of the trade unions, ran down or privatised many subsidised and heavily loss making state-run utilities and institutions and eroded the excesses of post-war welfare state.

Margaret thatcher halted the downward slide of Britain into a quasi Communist and anarchic control by Union blackmail & Labour’s economic illiteracy and missrule. Sadly it was largely little more than a delay as so often happens a stron leader can break a party by failure to consider the future leaving weak and incompetent leadership and structures behind them.

Betrayed by the personal ambitions of low grade rivals incompetent to take on the leadership role like Hesseltine, Major and the like we suffered the open door for 13 unlucky years of dishonest, corrupt, economic incompetent self serving New Labour ambitions and lies, war crimes and betrayal.

Margaret Thatcher, an enlarger of British freedom

By Sir Harold Evans
Sir Harold Evans

Sir Harold Evans is editor-at-large at Reuters. He was the editor of The Sunday Times for fourteen years, and is the author of two best-selling American histories, as well as two memoirs about his experience in the media business.
Original article published at CLICK HERE
April 8, 2013

My immediate and lasting  memory of Mrs. Thatcher — Maggie as we called her — is sitting next to her in the late sixties at a dinner table as she scorched a bunch of City of London financial types. I was astonished. She wasn’t yet the Iron Lady. She wasn’t  in government. Labour was in power. She was  an obscure back bench Conservative MP, elected only in 1959, noticed in those sexist days (has much changed?) as much for her hats and aggressive hair style as for  her passionate defence of grammar schools under threat of closure from Labour.

What she did with the City of London men  was later characterised as a  “hand-bagging.” A black Asprey bag she always carried was metaphorically wielded against people she saw as standing in the way of the greatness of Britain as Boudica, the leader of a British tribe, wielded a lance against the Roman occupiers. I suppose that as a new national editor (of The Sunday Times), and with normal male presumption , I had expected to lead the questioning of the ten or so big names and the table. I didn’t stand a chance. Maggie pounded and pummeled them all by herself for an hour. I can’t pretend this is verbatim but it went something like this: “All you people are interested in is moving paper around, making money not things. What are you doing for British industry? When are you going to help business stand up to  the unions?”  They murmured, they shuffled, they were outclassed. British elections — six weeks to  a vote and no paid television ads — have never been as corrupted by money as much as American, so she was not turning off a potential source of funding as an American candidate would fear to do. Still these were  men — all men of course  — who were influential and articulate and used to reverence not rebuke.

Maggie could be seductive in private conversation one on one, more so as she matured,  the strident voice of the public halls giving way to a softer, more seductive style, hand on an arm, intent eye to eye in persuasion. She was afraid of nobody, respecter of no convention she considered archaic. The British custom at dinner parties was always for the host to murmur “coffee?” which was signal for “the ladies” to leave for the powder room while the men, over cigars and port, got down to serious business. It was  a small sensation — regarded in some circles as a grave breach of etiquette — when at a dinner party I attended thrown by her egregious confidante Woodrow Wyatt, Maggie stayed in her seat unabashed, uninvited,  and unfazed by the  arguments over the cigars (in this case by a couple of captains of industry who wanted to be part of Europe and she defiantly raised the Union Jack).

The trade unions at the time were busy wreaking havoc on industry. The far left had infiltrated Labour constituencies; Labour candidates were as scared of the militants then as primary Republicans of the Tea Party candidates today.  Local union chiefs called wildcat strikes, disrupted production.  The union movement, with some Labour ministers in support, threatened a closed shop in the press which would have curtailed free speech. I’d spoken out against it as had the  then editor of The Guardian, Alastair Hetherington. At another of those endless London dinners where Maggie  was the speaker and still not in government,  she referred to me as “one of us.” I wasn’t. I was just expressing a view on an issue. We had many things in common, both from the north, both educated in state schools, both brought up in a grocer’s shop, in my case one my mother started, in hers one her father ran. I admired her.  I was one of the millions of voters in the 1979  general election  which put her into power as the first woman prime minister. The country  was in dreadful shape, fearful and anxious during a winter of discontent in which trade union militants blocked cancer patients getting treatment and garbage piled up in  the center of London.

She saved Britain from anarchy and immediately restored a sense of purpose. She could be rough. As Prime Minister,  she had a limited tolerance for dissent and an infinite regard for personal loyalty. If you were not with on her everything, she  regarded you as disloyal, as unreliable, lacking conviction.  I suppose it was the reverse mirror of her indomitable courage. How valiant she was when the IRA terrorists blew up her conference hotel; they tried to murder her and almost succeeded.  She was often vindicated. She was impatient with excuses for inertia and woolliness — vividly represented  in Meryl Streep’s representation of her cutting off a Cabinet member in mid speech.  I disappointed her by giving space in The Times  to critics, especially one of them, Edward Heath,  whom she’d ousted as Prime Minister. The imperatives of news meant we published  news stories she didn’t like: she’d  sunk in the polls and recession deepened. Relations became a little chillier. As an editor, I’d never sought to cosy up  to political leaders,  but I now understand more of what she was up against – the Tory snobs in the counties,  the plotters in the party who eventually betrayed her, the “wets” and the “wimps”  who would yield on a principle she considered vital.

When she became Prime Minister I was editor of The Times. We backed her a hundred per cent on trade union reforms, on holding the line on pay, especially in the public sector and  on advocating more competition in the banking industry, on free trade, on resisting terrorism in Northern Ireland. I told her I  thought she moved too slowly against trade union anarchy, but she bided her time and planned well.   She won a famous victory against the coal miners, badly led by a firebrand who took money from Gaddafi, and it was thanks to her stalwart support  of Rupert Murdoch, whom she admired as a free-booting entrepreneur , that he was able to win the battle of Wapping which ended the guerilla warfare of the print unions.

Margaret Thatcher, whatever the missteps, will  take her place in the pantheon of heros – sorry, heroines – who enlarged British freedom.

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PLEASE REMEMBER The My Lai Massacre 16-March-1968

Posted by Greg Lance-Watkins on 16/03/2015

PLEASE REMEMBER The My Lai Massacre 16-March-1968

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PLEASE REMEMBER

On the 16-March-1968 a detatchment of US troops under the direct command of Lt. William Calley entered the village of My Lai and slaughtered and raped old women, children, and entire families.

Some 500 civilians were slaughtered.

The USA took no meaningful action against the 18 men charged and the 19th. Lt. Calleyreceived little more than a tokenary punishment.

Do note that not one of the senior officers in the line of command EVER stood trial for this obscene action of cowardice and brutality.

John Kerry as a young man responded to the Senate Enquiry and claimed it was The USA at fault and no one man should be held responsible for a faulty system:

Many years later that same John Kerry as a Senator voted for the corrupt and unlawfull invasion and brutal massacres of Iraq under the same irresponsible gung ho code.
It is this same John Kerry who succeeded to the job of Sec. State Hillary Rodham Clinton & now represents the USA on the global stage!

Is this what is meant by power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely?

Please take a moment and think of those wretched civilians slaughtered in My Lai 44 years ago today.

Then take a moment to consider the slaughter in the same cause of forcing people to practice some obscene concept to suit old men in Government – forcing them in Iraq and Afghanistan, Palestine, Libya, Mali & so many more to adopt a given model of democracy or be shot or tortured if they resist.

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Courtesy of Wikipedia entry:

Commanders

  • Lieutenant Colonel Frank A. Barker – commander of Task Force Barker who ordered the destruction of the village and controlled the artillery preparation and combat assault from his helicopter; he was killed in Vietnam on June 13, 1968, before the investigation had begun.[4][55]
  • Lieutenant Stephen Brooks – platoon leader of 2nd Platoon, Charlie Company.
  • Second Lieutenant William L. Calley – platoon leader of 1st Platoon, Charlie Company.
  • Colonel Oran K. Henderson – brigade commander who ordered the attack; he had been in a helicopter over Mỹ Lai.[4]
  • Major General Samuel W. Koster – commander of the Americal Division.
  • Captain Eugene Kotouc – military intelligence officer who provided some of the information on which the Mỹ Lai combat assault was based; together with Medina and a South Vietnamese police officer, he tortured and executed suspects later that day.[15]
  • Captain Ernest Medina – company commander of Charlie Company who planned, ordered, and supervised the execution of the operation in Sơn Mỹ village.[56]

1st Platoon, Charlie Company

  • Sergeant Michael Bernhardt – refused to participate in the killing of civilians. Captain Medina threatened Sergeant Bernhardt to deter him from writing to Bernhardt’s congressman to expose the massacre and, as a result, was allegedly given more dangerous duties such as point duty on patrol.[57] Later he would help expose and detail the massacre in numerous interviews with the press, and he served as a prosecution witness in the trial of Medina, where he was subjected to intense cross examination by defense counsel F. Lee Bailey. Recipient of the New York Society for Ethical Culture‘s 1970 Ethical Humanist Award.[58]
  • Herbert Carter – platoon “tunnel rat“. He claimed he shot himself in the foot in order to be MEDEVACed out of the village.[citation needed]
  • Dennis Conti – testified he initially refused to shoot, but later fired some M79 grenade launcher rounds at a group of fleeing people with unknown effect.
  • James Dursi – killed a mother and child, then refused to kill anyone else even when ordered to do so.
  • Ronald Grzesik – a team leader. He claimed he followed orders to round up civilians, but refused to kill them.
  • Robert Maples – stated to have refused to participate.[clarification needed]
  • Paul Meadlo – said he was afraid of being shot if he did not participate. Lost his foot to a land mine the next day. Later, he publicly admitted his part in the massacre.
  • Sergeant David Mitchell – accused by witnesses of shooting people at the ditch site; pleaded not guilty. Mitchell was acquitted. His attorney was Ossie Brown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who thereafter became the district attorney of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.[59]
  • Varnado Simpson – committed suicide in 1997, citing guilt over several murders committed in Mỹ Lai.
  • Charles Sledge – radio operator, later prosecution witness.
  • Harry Stanley – claimed to have refused to participate.
  • Esequiel Torres – previously had tortured and hanged an old man because Torres found his bandaged leg suspicious. He and Roschevitz (described below) were involved in the shooting of a group of ten women and five children in a hut. Later he was ordered by Calley to shoot a number of people with a M60 machine gun; he fired a burst before refusing to fire again, after which Calley took his weapon and opened fire himself.[citation needed]
  • Frederick Widmer – Widmer, who has been the subject of pointed blame, is quoted as saying, “The most disturbing thing I saw was one boy—and this was something that, you know, this is what haunts me from the whole, the whole ordeal down there. And there was a boy with his arm shot off, shot up half, half hanging on and he just had this bewildered look in his face and like, ‘What did I do, what’s wrong?’ He was just, you know, it’s, it’s hard to describe, couldn’t comprehend. I, I shot the boy, killed him and it’s—I’d like to think of it more or less as a mercy killing because somebody else would have killed him in the end, but it wasn’t right.”[60]

Other soldiers

Hugh Thompson, Jr. rescued Vietnamese civilians during the My Lai massacre.

  • William Doherty and Michael Terry – soldiers in the 3rd Platoon who killed the wounded in the ditch.[36]
  • Ronald L. Haeberle – photographer attached to the 11th Brigade information office who accompanied C Company.
  • Nicholas Capezza – chief medic in Charlie Company. He insisted he saw nothing unusual.
  • Sergeant Minh – ARVN interpreter who confronted Captain Medina about the number of civilians that were killed. Medina replied, “Sergeant Minh, don’t ask anything – those were the orders.”[61]
  • Gary Roschevitz – grabbed an M16 rifle from Varnado Simpson to kill five Vietnamese prisoners.[62]According to various witnesses, he later forced seven women to undress with the intention of raping them. When the women refused, he reportedly shot them.[63]

Rescue helicopter crew

  • Warrant Officer One Hugh Thompson, Jr. – helicopter pilot who confronted the ground forces personally. Died 6 January 2006.
  • Specialist Four Glenn Andreotta – crew chief. Killed In Action: 8 April 1968.
  • Specialist Four Lawrence Colburn – door gunner.
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The disastrous effects of British politicians selling Britain into the thrall of foreign rule by the EUfor their own personal rewards has damaged the well-being of Britain more than the armies of Hitler and the Franco – German – Italian axis of 1939 – 1945.

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River War & WS Churchill’s Perspective of Islam

Posted by Greg Lance-Watkins on 04/03/2015

River War &amp; WS Churchill’s Perspective of Islam

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Hi,

 

The following quote of the young Winston Spencer Churchill appeared in the first edition of The River War published in 1899 but was removed from subsequent editions. About 15 years ago I had the good fortune to own a first edition, which I should have kept having looked up the prices of current copies for sale today!

 

The quote appeared around page 250 in the second volume.

 

Whilst on the subject may I commend the first edition; if you can afford it, as they vary from around $400 to $12,000 on AbeBooks; it is infinitely more interesting to read, having more illustrations and maps, and being in a format far easier to read than the modern versions, which are available on Amazon for around £2.50!

 

I first reproduced it on the internet in about 1998, as I felt it conveyed some of the ambiguity of views on followers of Islam. Having lived in both the Middle East and Pakistan and spent time in both Malasia and Indonesia I have always found Islam of interest.

May I stress that having no belief in any of the gods mankind have invented, mostly in the Bronze Age or before and seeing religion as such as one of the very most evil concepts mankind has chosen to inflict on himself and others ‘interesting’ is a view I hold of all major religions and belief constructs.

What seems to be overlooked about this comment of the young Winston Churchill’s is that at the time he made it he was involved in The River War and part of the limited British forces who were seeking to control the Islamic forces of The Kalifa having fought in the battles of Atbara & Omdurman in the recovery of the Sudan.

 

The young Churchill had every reason to respect the Muslims whom he had fought alongside yet was aware of the ferocious reputation and nature of the Dervish.

As a result there were even fears amongst his family that Churchill might, at the time, convert to Islam.

Much like the memorable and erudite speech of Enoch Powell, infamously misquoted and deliberately misinterpreted Winston Churchill’s comments have also been deliberately misquoted and infamously misinterpreted by the likes of the BNP – and the same racist forces that abused Enoch Powell’s speech!

In context and at the time made there is no doubt that neither Winston Churchill nor Enoch Powell made their statements with any racist connotation despite the efforts of subsequent mischief makers!

Consider just how different Winston Chruechill’s statement sounds when the section:

‘Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die;’
is removed from those who aim to quote Churchill and promote an anti Muslim spin to his comments!

QUOTE:

How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.

A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity.

The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die; but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.

Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.

It is always worth tracing a quotation to its origins to avoid being duped!

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GP-NW: The Harrogate Agenda Feb-2015

Posted by Greg Lance-Watkins on 12/02/2015

Guest Post – Niall Warry:
The Harrogate Agenda Feb-2015.

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The Harrogate Agenda – progress report February 2015.

 

Thomas Pain believed many things and high on the list was that ‘The People’ must be sovereign and that revolutions have to be led by them. This is as true now as it was in the 1700s.

 

So The Harrogate Agenda needs a ‘People’s Revolution’ in order for its Six Demands, for the better governance of this country, to gain traction.  It will only be when our politicians feel the pressure from the grass roots that they will start to endorse, promote and eventually, as the pressure grows, enact them.

 

Fortunately many of the foundations are in place, for willing people to start the work of steadily spreading our message, including our pamphlet which clearly sets out our Six Demands, and appropriate supporting DVDs and film clips.  Importantly one of the clips includes the edited film of Richard North’s Flexcit presentation, which sets out the ‘How and Why’ we should leave the EU.  It is to date the only honourable and workable exit and survival plan form the EU yet produced.

 

The Harrogate Agenda has always recognised that our demands can never be implemented while we are members of the political EU while accepting we should remain, for some time yet, as members of the Single Market.  Flexcit, when published, will contain a chapter on The Harrogate Agenda highlighting its real value which is that on leaving the EU and restoring our self government we will then be in a position to improve and reform our governance in line with our six demands.

 

Understanding that it is the system that is broken, and that no amount of effort to reform the old parties or indeed invent new ones, is going to change a thing, is something that individuals need to work out for themselves.  Sadly the evidence is that it does take time for this particular penny to drop and even when it does the next hurdle to overcome is an understanding that political change, of the sort we are advocating, takes time and a different approach from anything thus far seen or experienced.

 

Shortly after producing our pamphlet, (there are still some from the initial stock available to purchase) I drafted a simple plan to carry our message to the public, which involved a few early key players running regional workshops from which we would recruit ‘Ambassadors’ who would in turn run other workshops, working to a set programme which is duplicable, thus enabling the rolling stone to slowly gather more and more moss.

 

In truth Ambassadors have been hard to find and this is dictating the rate of our progress.  In addition to this there is currently a delay as we await the results of the General Election, to see which way the political wind is blowing in respect of the vital issue of a potential EU referendum.  If a referendum is on the cards for 2017 then our workshops will lead on Flexcit backed up by THA as a key advantage to us leaving the political EU. If not, we will reverse the order. The presentations for our workshops have already been successfully trialled so all we need now is to continue the roll out.

 

If this e-mail prompts anyone to considering taking our message to the grass roots then please get in touch.  However, rest assured we are not going away and will continue to make steady progress on the journey we have embarked on.  It is just that with a little more help we could go just a little bit faster.  If you can lend some assistance we will be immensely grateful.

 

Niall Warry

Director.

Although The Harrogate Agenda is increasingly an integral part of The FleXcit document it still acts as a stand alone policy CLICK HERE

As FleXcit is very much a work in progress you may find it well worth trying to keep upto date with it as it both grows to cover ever more areas and is refined to ensure no areas of conflict or contradiction the 20th. rewrite was posted a few days ago see CLICK HERE
You may also find it of help to watch CLICK HERE

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Early Sex Tourism Or Explotation Of Palestine By Foreigners?

Posted by Greg Lance-Watkins on 29/01/2015

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Early Sex Tourism Or Explotation Of Palestine By Foreigners?

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Ancient Skull

This is a picture of a partial female skull, of African origin, from Palestine, which is some 55,000 years old and was found in Manot cave in Western Galilea.

This is the earlies example of an african origin skull in the area – in the period between 60 & 50,000 years ago there is evidence, still traceable in modern DNA, that there was some interbreeding between the Neanderthal indigenous peoples and African origin humans.

Could this be the first record of sex tourism or perhaps the first example of the Palestinians being exploited by incoming aliens!

It is believed that originally Europe was populated by incomers from Africa moving into the more temperate areas via both what is now known as the straights of Gibraltar and around the eastern seaboard of the Mediterranean.

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CHILCOT INQUIRY Is A Disgrace – Looks Like Cover-Up

Posted by Greg Lance-Watkins on 22/01/2015

CHILCOT INQUIRY Is A Disgrace – Looks Like Cover-Up

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The Iraq War was done in your name, with your money. Join us in demanding answers.

The Chilcot Inquiry was commissioned in 2009, to establish the facts surrounding Britain’s invasion of Iraq in 2003. The publicly funded inquiry interviewed more than 100 people, including the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

The inquiry was concluded by Sir John Chilcot in 2011, but still Britain’s political establishment refuses to release it. On Tuesday, 20th January 2015, the BBC stated that the report is now not due to be released until AFTER the UK General Election.

This isn’t good enough. We deserve answers.

We demand the immediate release of the Chilcot Report, so the British public can know the truth about the Iraq War which cost the British people £10bn, 179 British soldiers’ lives, and mired a country in division and terror for the foreseeable future.

The Iraq Body Count website estimates that up to 151,000 civilians lost their lives as a result of the conflict. This was done in your name, with your money.

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I am happy to add to that the FACT that the dodgey dossier presented by John Scarlet was not only a total fraud but that Tony Blair was aware it was not just unsound but was not valid intel and had been plagiarised and ‘sexed up’ + the claim that it was British intel. this was a lie and known to be a lie but it supported the dishonest position and ambitions of Tony Blair and his senior Cabinet members.

The irrefutable fact that it was NOT genuine intel and was a deliberate copy of an earlier foreign report ‘sexed up’ by UK to suit Blair’s ambitions was shown and proved by myself with the help of two others – information supplied to Channel 4 News and Kirsty Walk of Newsnight by me personally and researched confirmed and broadcast by them.

I believe on these facts alone that there is a prima faci case to charge Anthony Charles Lynton Blair, senior civil servants and politicians in his cabinet and elsewhere with War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and deliberate lies to Parliament, the electorate our allies an our monarch.

There is also suitable evidence of Mens Rea adequate to justify prosecution if there is any pretence whatsoever that the Chilcot Inquiry is of any relevance – there have been 100s of witnesses and 100ss of functionaries involved in the inquiry and it has dragged on for longer than the war it is investigating – during those 6 years John Chilcot personally has claimed around £1,000,0000 in salary and expenses – imagine the total costs!

The fact that the inquiry has failed to date to produce its report and has given no undertaking to produce same by any given date it looks very much as if it is being deliberately orchestrated to effect a cover-up of the criminal actions of Tony Blair and his Government associates.

I contend that the failure to acqut their duty timeously is a classic example of Justice delayed is justice denied on a disgracefull level and in betrayal of the peoples of Britain, particularly those who were seemingly used as mercenaries to Blair’s ambitions and the many who died.

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GP – RN: ‘Free Speech’ & Charlie Hebdo

Posted by Greg Lance-Watkins on 18/01/2015

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Guest Post – Dr. Richard North:
‘Free Speech’ & Charlie Hebdo

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Hi,in the light of my earlier postings on this subject and its background I must admit I was unsurprised to find that both Christopher Booker and Richard North would seem largely to hold the same views, though clearly they have expressed them in a more susinct and less verbose manner!

Though the style may be different it seems the understanding and belief is the same – this I attribute to the fact that both of them are professional journalists whilst I am but a casual (unpaid) blogger, expressing my views and exposing the criminality and venal nature of some in public office.

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As the founding editor of Private Eye, Christopher Booker has a better claim than most to judge the nature of satire. And, in this week’s column, he explores the dark side of Charlie Hebdo, and the events surrounding the recent horrendous events in Paris.

As the dust begins to settle on those, writes Booker, a clearer sense of perspective is starting to creep in round the edges. The Pope suggests that those who are too provocative to Islam can expect “a punch”. And even a co-founder of Charlie Hebdo says that its murdered editor’s urge to provoke had “dragged the team to its death”.

And it is as the original editor of Private Eye, who over the years has probably contributed as many words as anyone to its “satirical” pages, that Booker has looked askance at much of what has been said and written about these events in recent days.

When David Cameron announced on Twitter that he was joining that vast rally in Paris “to celebrate the values of Charlie Hebdo”, one wondered whether he had even previously heard of that little magazine, let alone looked at its pages.

Did he really wish to celebrate crude cartoons showing a naked Mohammed with a star coming out of his bottom, captioned: “A star is born?” Or another, captioned “The film that embraces all the Muslim world”, showing a naked Prophet holding a camera to his bottom, saying: “And my ass? You love my ass? “

Did our Prime Minister really want to applaud a picture of the Pope, scantily clad as a Rio prostitute, saying: “Ready for anything to win some clients?” Even these are only among the images available online. There are others even more dubious, showing Jesus masturbating and the Virgin Mary engaging in sexual acts.

If this is meant to be “satire” that only someone without “a sense of humour” would find offensive, some might point to that strain of British cartooning exemplified by Gerald Scarfe.

For decades, he has repeated images of some powerful man exposing his bottom to a lesser figure trying to kiss it. At different times, these might have represented Harold Wilson grovelling behind President Lyndon Johnson, or Tony Blair likewise behind President Bush, or David Cameron with Rupert Murdoch.

But this hardly ever has represented satire at the wittiest and cleverest level of which it is capable. (The only cartoon on recent events that evoked a faint smile was one that showed a masked terrorist standing with his gun over a dead cartoonist, saying “He drew first”.)

In trying to understand in human terms why this particular conflict came to such a gruesome climax, we must also call into play the plight of those five million Algerians living in France. For decades, they have lived as third-class citizens, stuffed away in the ghastly concrete suburbs of Paris and other cities, treated with contempt by the authorities and horrifying violence by the police, and this has created a sense of utter alienation and despair.

It is out of that rejection that the terrorists came, with murder in their hearts, seeking deadly revenge for the deliberate insults given to the religion which, however pervertedly, gave them a sense of identity. Thus did we see yet again that age-old pattern whereby opposing extremes feed on their obsessive hatred for each other.

All this culminated in last Sunday’s extraordinary display of emotion on the streets of Paris, led by an array of besuited “world leaders”, with television interviewers rushing round trying to get people to explain why they had wanted to join this demonstration of “solidarity”. With shining exceptions, they replied like automata that they were there to support “democracy” and “the right to free speech”.

No sooner did these pious phrases emerge than one began to wonder how meaningful it is any longer to talk about “democracy” in a Europe where people have never felt more estranged from their politicians – and where they are now so lost and unhappy in the grip of that great act of make-believe, the “European Union”.

How ironic, we thought, that this mass demonstration in favour of “the freedom of the press” should take place in a country whose “Ministry of Culture” has lately detailed the huge state subsidies given to France’s leading newspapers, to help keep its press more cowed and tightly controlled than any west of Russia.

In a time when there is such pressure to prevent people saying things that do not conform with group-think – when every kind of “political correctness” rules; when Christians are arrested for quoting the Bible in the street, for fear of giving “offence to minorities”; when boarding-house owners are prosecuted for not wishing to let rooms to gay couples; when there are calls for “climate change deniers” to be sacked or put on trial; when judges repeatedly threaten people with imprisonment for trying to expose the travesties of justice in their “child protection” system – who really knows what “freedom of speech” is any longer?

There has been no better comment on the clouds of humbug recently billowing in all directions than the admission of BBC employees that they are under an edict from apparatchiks on high that they must not on any account describe to their audiences the contents of any of those Charlie Hebdo cartoons.

It is the kind of thing that made Booker want to put a collective photo-bubble on those shots of the politicians leading two million people through the streets, all in grey unanimity, intoning the words of the old song, “Clap hands, here comes Charlie”. They didn’t really have the faintest idea what they were talking about.

Richard North 18/01/2015

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IN MEMORIAM: The Sioux at Wounded Knee 1890

Posted by Greg Lance-Watkins on 29/12/2014

IN MEMORIAM: The Sioux at Wounded Knee 1890

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IN MEMORIAM:
The Sioux at Wounded Knee 29-Dec-1890

29-Dec-2014 marks the 124th. anniversary of the massacre of The Lakota Sioux under Chief Big Foot of The Miniconjou Sioux at Wounded Knee, less than 2 weeks after the murder of Sitting Bull by US Cavalry at Standing Rock Reservation.

Similarly 29-Nov-2014 was the 150th. anniversary of the massacre of 1864, by the Militia of Colonel John Chivington, of a defenceless Cheyenne and an Arapaho villages at Sand Creek (Soldier Blue portrays this most aptly and the song by the native American Indian Buffy Saint Marie says it all! CLICK HERE her rendering of ‘Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee‘ is spectacular!).

CLICK HERE was this a rehearsal for Mai Lai or just an indication of the value Politicians and the military place upon Treaties? Consider the corrupt basis of The EU and the clear lack of meaningful democracy – A massacre of liberty & democracy, freedom & justice by stealth!

The Irish may care to learn from the wisdom of the Indigenous peoples of America – Never trust a treaty signed against one’s better instincts, against one’s will and sold to such an extent that they were prepared to lie.

Sadly this so very much applies to virtually ALL aspects of the relationship these United Kingdoms have with The EU – wherein our own politicians and Snivil Cervants are OUR ENEMY within, as they have duped and betrayed us with monotonous regularity regarding The EU and have stolen our money to fund their own personal ambitions; Currently OUR politicians are stealing £53 Million + a day to fund the failed, corrupt, depraved and undemocratic EU scam.

Clearly a scam as all it provides is a blocking process for democracy and a rubber stamping process for the edicts of such bodies as WTI, WHO, CODEX, Davos, UN and the like who form the overarching global governance to whose tune the EU dances as it obfuscates democracyy, human rights, liberty, justice and trade – at an obscene and uneccessary cost.

The Cheyenne, The Arapaho, Sitting Bull, The Miniconjou, The Lakota and Big Foot had binding Treaty Agreements with a nascent super State seeking to increase its control, that too was with catastrophic consequences.

Some amongst The Irish will recall that John Major signed an agreement with The EU termed by The Sun newspaper on its banner front page as Game, Set & Match to Major yet it seems it was not valid since The EU have just arbitrarily overturned the Treaty – as did The Colorado Militia and the US 7th. Cavalry before them in creating their supra national state.

As does the EU, by deceit, stealth and betrayal salami slicing away our liberty and freedoms without any meaningful democratic input!.

It would seem that The EU is no respecter of agreements either and Ireland is to vote again to make it possible to claim they voted for their own demise as a Nation State! No massacre here just the death of democracy and self determination granted at great cost in 1922.

& to think that Declan Ganley AND the British Tory Party, The Farage Party and his odious allies in The EU The Pan EU Political Party Group in The EFD with their racism, anti Judaism, anti homosexuality, sham so called christianity and violent xenophobic hatreds based on country, class and creed – they are so stupid as to believe that The EU can be changed from within!

Sand Creek Colorado and Wounded Knee will hold no torch to the massacres and deaths that will result from the enforcement of The EU on a largely resistant peoples! As famine stalks the plains of EUrope due to the greed and stupidity of Politicians and as ‘The Wars of Disassociation’ become more determined!

“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” 
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Details of The Wounded Knee Massacre:

The Massacre at Wounded Knee drew its cause from the US Government policy of forcing the indigenous peoples to live on reservations and forgo their itinerant life style following the herds across their territories. Forcing the people to live in a manner alien to their traditions, life style and needs.

The break down of indigenous culture led to a strong movement to restore their old ways led by the ‘Ghost Dancers’, seeking to restore the old ways and values, amongst the Sioux at Pine Ridge, which increasingly worried the Government.

On the 15-Dec-1890 the reservation police entered the Pine Ridge area, S.E. of Rapid City South Dakota, to try to arrest the Sioux Chief Sitting Bull – an incident that led to his death, greatly increasing the tension in the area.

The killing of Sitting Bull led to drafting in the US Army 7th. Cavalry who on the 29-Dec-1890 surrounded a group of the Ghost Dancers led by Big Foot, a Lakota Sioux Chief of the Miniconjou tribe of Sioux Plains Indians.

The cavalry surrounded them at their encampment/village at Wounded Knee Creek and demanded they surrender their weapons. As this was taking place a fight started between one of the Sioux and a US soldier and a shot was fired.

The 7th. Cavalry then went on to an uncontrolled massacre of between 150 and 300 of the Sioux villagers, about half of the casualties were women and children. The cavalry recorded a mere 25 casualties!

The Massacre was originally passed off as a battle but was not only a tragedy but an undeniable and avoidable massacre. Surrounded by heavily armed cavalry it is hardly plausible that Big Foot with old men, women and children being predominant amongst his villagers would have deliberately started any kind of battle!

It has been speculated by some historians that the massacre deliberately carried out by the 7th. Cavalry as revenge for the ignominy of their defeat at Little Big Horn in 1876.

Whatever the cause or trigger of the massacre it was the last major incident in the US Government’s eradication of the Plains Indians and a final step in the control and destruction of the indiginous peoples of America.

Let us remember not just those who died at Wounded Knee but the destruction of the entire culture of the indigenous peoples of North America.

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The Caliber of Politicians MUST Be Near Rock Bottom

Posted by Greg Lance-Watkins on 28/10/2014

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The Caliber of Politicians MUST Be Near Rock Bottom

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Hi,

 

I guess Richard is having a hard time accepting that very few people with ability, competence and actual technical skills, as needed for real politics, are remotely interested in the job any more!

 

Monday 27 October 2014

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This woman doesn’t have the first idea of what the 2050 emissions target really means. Watch this video for the bit when she claims that it doesn’t involve complete decarbonisation of electricity because the target is seeking only an 80 percent emissions reduction.

Yet this creature is Secretary of State for the Environment, a person supposedly in charge of our response to “climate change”. Could a Secretary of State be so ignorant? Need you ask?

Another own goal for Mr Cameron.

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It is astonishing that David Cameron was so stupid as to fire Owen Paterson and replace him with this embarrassing light weight of so little ability, however modern politics is near bereft of competence because who would want to be called MP with so little power or authoeity and so much spin and all with so little privacy!

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Afghanistan & More Show ‘Victory Into Defeat':

Posted by Greg Lance-Watkins on 25/10/2014

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Afghanistan & More Show ‘Victory Into Defeat':

The War Crimes of Tony Blair & others!

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I well remember Field Marshall Viscount Bill Slim’s book ‘Defeat into Victory’ which I read whilst studying Military History at Sandhurst his story of Burma was exemplary, when you consider the British military propensity for crass leaders to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory – whether it was the massacres of The Indian Mutiny, The Boer War, various Afghan interventions, The River Wars, The Zulu War, The Sudan War, much in The First World war and much besides.
It can be contended that winning wars has more to do with luck than the skill of Generals and to be sure all wars are the failure of politicians – now we have the crass failures of the clearly low grade leaders both military and political in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and the like!
At the moment, as shown in the article below although the military leaders try to pretend the interventions in Iraq & Afghanistan were something other than an embarrassing and incompetent rout with related ignominious retreat and withdrawal having failed, there are some willing to admit their own failure, whilst others try to re-write the facts to show in good light!

Defence: admissions of failure

Friday 24 October 2014

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Suddenly in the news again is Afghanistan, with the BBC trailing its programme, “The Lion’s Last Roar”, to be shown on BBC 2 on 26 October.

Then, it seems, we are supposed to go through the charade of watching the dismal breed of men that have been taking money under false pretences as Army generals, admitting to their mistakes in Afghanistan. And that is more than five years after they had become obvious to anyone with more than two brain cells to rub together.

It was, for instance, on Monday 17 August 2009 that we wrote on our sister blog, the Defence of the Realm:

… As we have watched the train wreck that masquerades as strategy in this benighted country, we have become more and more convinced that it is wrong – totally, completely, fundamentally wrong.

It cannot succeed. It will not succeed and the inevitable outcome is that, after the expenditure of much more of our treasure – which we can ill-afford – and the death of many more fine men (and, probably, some women), we will be forced into a humiliating retreat, dressed up as victory, leaving the country in no better a condition than when we found it – if not worse.

And now, those five years later, we have the BBC telling us that: “Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan”, with Gen. Wall admitting they “got it wrong”. “We had put forward a plan saying that for the limited objectives that we had set ourselves, this was a reasonable force. And I freely admit now, that calculus was wrong”, Wall says.

Yet Dannatt, CGS from 2006 to 2009 – and possibly the worst head of the Army we’ve had in living memory (and the man the Conservatives wanted to use as a military advisor) – is still more interested in covering his back.

Having completely misread the tactical position in both Iraq – where he thought the military effort could be scale down at the height of the insurgency – and in Afghanistan, where he thought he could Hoover up the Taliban with fast-moving squads of men in eight-wheeler mine-trap APCs – now has the gall to tell us:

Looking back we probably should have realised, maybe I should realised, that the circumstances in Iraq were such that the assumption that we would get down to just 1,000 or 1,500 soldiers by summer 2006 was flawed – it was running at many thousands.

We called it the perfect storm, because we knew that we were heading for two considerable size operations and we really only had the organisation and manpower for one.

And therefore perhaps we should have revisited the decision that we the UK would lead an enlarged mission in southern Afghanistan in 2006. Perhaps we should have done that. We didn’t do that.

Then we have the commander of the British forces in Helmand in 2006, Brig Ed Butler, saying: “We were underprepared, we were under-resourced, and most importantly, we didn’t have a clear and achievable strategy to deliver success”.

It is all very well having these ex post facto confessionals, but the point is – as we argued again and again on Defence of the Realm – it was obvious at the time that the campaign was failing and was doomed to failure. So obvious was it that, in July 2008, we wrote a 12-part analysis called “Winning the War“, setting out why we thought things were going wrong.

Now for these highly-paid fools to be admitting that they got things wrong, when they were paid to get it right – and amply rewarded with rank, baubles and privileges for so doing – is simply not good enough.

But the worst of it is that nothing will change. It has only taken the Army five years as a corporate body to convince itself that it scored a stunning victory in Iraq, despite the evidence I record in Ministry of Defeat. By the time the whitewash machine has completed its work, the Army will emerge unblemished from Afghanistan as well.

And nor do I buy the Oborne line that this was a case of “Lions led by donkeys”. For sure, amongst the very small fraction of troops in theatre who actually saw combat, there were some amazingly brave people. But there were crass, ill-informed decisions made at all levels, and by all arms.

In terms of the bigger picture, in every theatre in recent times, the Army has been badly led, badly generalled and has under-performed. One warms to the idea of slashing the Armed Forces to the bare minimum. At least then our politicians will no longer be tempted to deploy them. We simply cannot afford any more of these corporate “victories” that the Army insists on delivering.

by: Richard North 24/10/2014

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