Saturday, February 25, 2006
Friday, February 24, 2006
How is that other war coming along for you guys?
|The war on drugs I mean, or perhaps I mean the war in Afghanistan, the one that the current American Government fucked up and are now running away from as fast as they can like the cowardly incompetents that they are. Of course that leaves us their allies to try to clean up their shit for them yet again.|
Hmmmm .... not too well it seems. Gee what a surprise. Tell you what I have a solution for you. Fuck off home, stay there and let civilised people do the job, you might as well do that in Iraq too.
Another Year of Drug War, and the Poppy Crop Flourishes
By the way - where's Osama?
"Bush, do you know where I am?"
I am in no mood for comments on this posting nor do I have time to waste moderating them -- it speaks for itself. And before my American friends write reproachfully or sorrowfully to me. Yes I know you're trying to get your government under control, yes I know you're starting to fight back. Hurry up and do it please.
Blogger bares Rumsfeld's post 9/11 orders
"Hours after a commercial plane struck the Pentagon on September 11 2001 the US defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, was issuing rapid orders to his aides to look for evidence of Iraqi involvement, according to notes taken by one of them.
Link to Guardian Story
Link to main page of Thad Anderson's Blog
Link to Thad Anderson's posting of the notes
He has links on that page to scans of the notes.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Reaction to the Samarra Bombing
|Here's a sample of the reaction to the Samarra Bombing from various (mostly Shii) message boards and fora that I've translated. There's lots more where that came from. I'll write more about this apalling event later.|
[ Link ]
I'm in the process of finishing a posting on this now. However I've received a lot of requests for basic information.
To meet this need I've created a background briefing that explains in very broad terms the significance of the Shrine, and the significance of the timing of the bombing. I've aimed it at people who may be a bit unclear about such matters as the difference between Sunni and Shia or who want a refresher on it.
I Hope this helps.
The link to the briefing page is here
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Using Them What They Were Intended For
|BNP to use Prophet cartoon in campaign|
The British National Party is seeking to exploit controversies involving Muslims in its campaign for local authority elections in May.
The extreme right-wing party, which hopes to field 1,000 candidates in England, will include in its campaign material one of the cartoons which sparked outrage among Muslims across the world, showing the Prophet Mohamed with a bomb in his turban.
One leaflet asks voters: "Are you concerned about the growth of Islam in Britain? Make Thursday 4 May Referendum Day." It adds: "We owe it to our children to defend our Christian culture."
A BNP spokesman said it would campaign mainly on local issues and denied it was "exploiting" recent events. "We are saying that there are worries in society about these issues," he added.
UK INdependent Published: 22 February 2006
Wikipedia Entry on BNP: BNP Wikipedia
Guardian Special report: Europe's far right Summary
Europe's far right Archive: Europe's Far Right
Guardian Special Report: The British National Party
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Mark from Ireland Invites
|I've been unhappy with some aspects of blogger's service not least the inability to have permanent pages, categories, and the constant outages. a further source of discontent is that some of my readers amongst them Mrs. K8 has reported that the site takes forever to load in their browsers. |
I've been experimenting with a wordpress service and am happy with the result. I'm going to continue to post here for a while and thereafter migrate permanently.
I invite you to try the new site and have posted two articles for you today:Russia confirms missile defence contract with Iran
Which is part of my continuing postings about Iranian missile systems.
The second article "Watching them watching us" consists of translations from Arabic language sites sympathetic to the resistance. I've posted three translations:
2: Report On The Assasination Of A Badr Brigade Commander
"Resistance assassinates pro-American Shi‘i sectarian Badr Brigade commander in al-Basrah. …
3: A Report Of A Sectarian Killing
Sunni Waqf guard imprisoned by puppet authorities found murdered near al-Basrah.
In a dispatch posted at 1:20pm Mecca time Monday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported informed sources as saying that the body of ‘Adil ‘Abd ar-Razzaq Saqr, one of the guards of the Sunni Waqf (pious endowment trust) in the southern city of al-Basrah had been found dumped on the al-Basrah – az-Zubayr road one year after he was arrested by the puppet Interior Affairs department.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that ‘Adil ‘Abd ar-Razzaq was arrested about Abd ar-Razzaqone year ago by the puppet “Directorate of Interior Affairs” in al-Basrah, which in actuality is run by the pro-American Shi‘i sectarian Badr Brigades. …
I invite you to come, read, and comment if you wish.
Monday, February 20, 2006
Persecuting Picasso's Ghost
Not in the news today
|Reuters headline today:|
"Bombs kill 19 in Iraq after lull in violence"
What lull? And why are the following paragraphs not a headline story in its own right?
Why is there not a story headlined:
"American viceroy in Iraq fails to realise that America no longer calls the shots"
or perhaps the headline should be:
"Ambassador of defeated invading nation thinks he can still bluff Iraqis"
Why is their not such a story with such a headline? Because its not news of course. Silly me, I forgot …