“Beam me up, Scotty”

Muslim leaders issue a fatwa against anyone living on MARS, as there is ‘no righteous reason’ to be there! A Fatwa has been issued against living on Mars by clerics who say that trying to live there would be un-Islamic. The fatwa – or ruling – was issued by the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment (GAIAE) in the UAE after the Mars One organisation announced that it would try to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. *The committee argued that trying to dwell on the planet would be so hazardous as to be suicidal and killing oneself is not permitted by Islam. *(Some one should explain this to their suicide bombers, the clerics deserve a vestal virgin refund)article-2562957-022A78580000044D-145_634x577 Much More Nonsense Here: Muslim leaders issue a fatwa against anyone living on MARS as there is ‘no righteous reason’ to be there

Having read this, I had to double-check the calendar just to make sure I hadn’t slept through to April 1st! What planet are these muslim clerics living on?   Yours Aye.

From this side of the pond

Some thing is afoot. Perhaps some thing that will eventually lead to a powerful light being played into a corner, where a dark grimy sinister secret is being stored. article-2420334-01B0B6ED00000514-761_634x457Part of the UK & Europe’s Main Stream Media are playing out small ‘feeder’ lines concerning the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, on September 11, 2012. Why did the CIA let a crazed al-Qaeda mob kill America’s ambassador? Moment by moment, the atrocity that’s sent the U.S. into a frenzy of suspicion Pop up ‘feeds’ are done to plant a story into the subconscious part of the readers mind, the line is released slowly over a period of time until a specific article is ready to be released to coincide with a damning report. It wouldn’t be the first time the UK’s media have released a report that never reached across the pond to its sister papers, and vice versa.

The twilight world of blogging has changed all of that..   Yours Aye.

U.S. leaves ‘unreliable’ British out in the cold

According to the Times newspaper, as well as a smattering of additional tabloids here in the UK, and Europe. “The role of senior British officers based at US Central Command in Tampa, Florida, has been downgraded because they cannot be trusted with high-level intelligence about a conflict with which they are no longer involved in, military sources say. About 30 British personnel have been working alongside the Americans and French at the Headquarters, fine-tuning a list of targets and orchestrating military assets as part of war planning underway for weeks”.418112_10151205985067887_490947374_nNo British Officers are now engaged in military planning for Syria at Central Command and none of them will be involved in the execution of the operation.” ” The military takes great pride in high-level transatlantic co-operation, and British Commanders are usually given greater access to US operational details, and intelligence than any other member of NATO”. “Britain is now non-reliable as far as this operation is concerned”, according to one former officer – A move that will be a severe blow to the pride of the British Armed Forces. Britain’s role has been taken by the French, who were praised as America’s “oldest ally”  by John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, on Friday 30th August 2013.images

‘Standard Operational Procedure,’ no big deal, and understandable under the circumstances. Telle est la vie…   However; A  British Officers word is his bond, he is honour bound to keep it, which will always remain so. Extraordinary story of British WWI Captain released by Kaiser from German prison camp so he could see his dying mother in Kent – on condition that he returned to his cell… and he DID            Yours Aye.article-2410059-1B9A3CA6000005DC-371_964x387

The mind game of politics

The British & European MSM is running with the story about the image John Kerry WON’T want you to see: U.S. Secretary of State pictured dining with Assad and his wife at Damascus restaurant before war broke out in Syria that was taken in 2009… article-2408805-1B94E57D000005DC-878_636x380In all fairness, a couple of days ago we had a similar story about William Hague, who is the current Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State of Great Britain. Hague’s visit to meet Assad took place 18 months later than Kerry’s; without the dinner date afterwards.
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Depending upon which newspaper you read, the meetings are regarded as hypocritical, or a required necessity. I tend to agree that such meetings are a necessity. The political mind game of international affairs dictates that, it is better the devil you meet, than the one you do not?            Yours Aye.

A politicaly inefficient pot mess

UPDATE 1st Sep 2013:  Sir. Christopher Meyer, KCMG. Former British Ambassador to the United States (1997–2003) has written the following article proving the special relationship is as strong as ever Though the return of Sir Winston Churchill’s bronze bust remains an obvious slur by the incumbent President. White House admits it did return Sir Winston Churchill bust to British diplomats after describing such claims as “100 per cent false”. It was Churchill himself who coined the phrase, ‘the special relationship’ in a speech 70 years ago’.                                             ”All this for a Damn Flag bust”? DownloadedFile

ORIGINAL POST: Having watched events unfold around Syria, one does not require the brains of an Arch-Bishop to understand that the situation does not bode well for Assad, or the West. The whole situation within Syria, as well as the political situation within the Western world is now a rambling mess; mainly in part due to the ineffectiveness of the U.N.  U.S. snubs Britain – and gets cosy with the French: After Cameron’s Commons humiliation, Obama prepares to blitz Syria without us article-2407511-1B8AFA56000005DC-696_634x509Added to this, is the damage created by the lack of trust we have in our politicians caused by Tony B’liar and the previous socialist Labour Government of the UK, who lied to its citizens over Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction, and their delivery capability of 40 minutes. It is my deepest hope that Tony B’liars ‘dodgy dossier’ will see him incarcerated one day, with his spin doctor Alastair Campbell sharing the same prison cell. article-0-1B747F72000005DC-553_634x465The same Peace envoy; Tony Blair, ‘happy holiday’ heading for a multi millionaires yacht in the Mediterranean from where he called for an attack on Syria, before the U.N. chemical weapons teams had even gathered evidence. (Trying to cover  the sins of his past, by coercing others to act in the same way)… Champagne socialism at its finest!

‘Closing the gate after the horse has bolted’ helps no one, especially the innocents who have suffered through the release of a chemical blood choking agent. Relevant Western political leaders, were given ”hot intel’ by their Joint Intelligence Committee’s, who knew of Assad’s intended use of chemical weapons, having eves-dropped the wires in live time. Politically the information could have been exposed, and used as a tool against Assad and his regime. Figuratively speaking, such information allowed the West to load a gun, make it ready, and place it against Assad’s temple. Any attempt there after to use WMD would see the safety flicked off, the trigger squeezed, with true justification.images-1DownloadedFile

It would now appear that within the last 24 hours Assad’s regime has released a blister agent attack, certainly media & news footage strongly suggests so. Not phosphorous, as was described by some stupid news presenter on TV (The injured were covered in severely large painful blisters, as well as suffering from significant skin peel, the main characteristics of a blister agent damage. White phos would still be doing its job, burning its way slowly through skin and muscle to the bone; none of the injured were showing signs of writhing, agonised, screaming torture; the main characteristics of white phos damage).tab2-10If the U.N. find Assad guilty of using WMD against his own civilians, a strike against the Syrian regime is urgently required. The strike should be swift, calculated, and devastating to the extreme. It should be against military targets such as airfields, aircraft, and weapon delivery systems. The strike should be issued with the caveat that Assad will be personally targeted, should he proceed with further chemical weapon attacks on his people. For the initial crime, Assad should be tried in an international court of law, no matter what the outcome of the Syrian Civil War. There is only one group who will benefit from this absolute pot mess of madness; the global militant Islamist organisation of Al-Qaeda.

My personal opinion is that those responsible for the use of chemical weapons should be tried and hung. Those who knew of their impending use, who stood back without opposing it, should be tried for assisting in crimes against humanity, and imprisoned. CIA ‘helped Saddam Hussein carry out chemical weapons attack on Iran’ in 1988 I will guarantee that the UK’s special relationship in 1988, placed our own ‘agencies’ and Governments on a level par. They always hope such information never leaks either side of the pond. The old adage of ‘do it-just don’t get caught’ has always applied when meddling in foreign affairs. 

DownloadedFile-1The U.S. and the U.K. have bonded, stood by, and supported each other for many years, suffering relevant loss, and gain equally. Politicians through their gross incompetence and negligence should never be allowed to break such a bond.

Tony B’liar poisoned the well of public trust. Yesterday, 30th August 2013, the cowardly spineless leader of the opposition party, Socialist Labour’s Ed Miliband, turned out to be as slippery as B’liar, Miliband is yet another hypocrite Labourite Leader that no one can trust The Labour Party’s Union paymasters pulled Miliband’s strings, and called the shots over the vote in Parliament. The Russians are still the true puppet masters of the trade Union’s.   

Yours Aye.

Donkeys in the building

Lions on the ground. A reference to the United Nations and the way it operates, which comes from the reference of ‘Lions led by Donkeys’. A phrase popularly used to describe the British infantry of World War I, and to condemn the generals who commanded them. In the buffer zone Syria, the first vehicle of the chemical weapons investigation team was deliberately shot at multiple times by unidentified snipersarticle-2402378-1B797E87000005DC-707_634x362 As the vehicle was deemed unserviceable through its weakened armoured glass plate, the team returned safely back to the government checkpoint; where they de-bussed to a secondary vehicle, and continued to the task in hand. Lions on the ground!   Yours Aye.

A British MP with no shame

There was a time when we hung traitors. Pass me the rope, no fee required!george-galloway-pop-art

George Galloway blames Israel for the use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people in the Damascus suburb of Zamalka. Galloway’s performance on Iranian state television today deserves a far wider audience. It sickens me that this lick spittle is a British MP, and that he is paid to spout his bile in such a way. And there is so much more; Video : Anti-West Extremist MP George Galloway Defends North Korea          Yours Aye.

It is my own humble opinion

That the United Nations is nothing more than a glorified coffee shop for international business meetingsimagesCorruption of varying degrees is found at every level within its corridors of self-imposed power, which trickles out daily; interwoven with the money intended for aid into various third-world countries around the world. Potentially it has teeth, but the political muzzle that binds its jaws tightly has stopped it biting or puncturing a worldwide domestic problem successfully. Africa being a glaring example for all to see…633880615975213830-unitednations

The world is waking up this morning to an atrocity that requires the full investigative powers of the the U.N. Followed by a swift reaction against those responsible  The town that never woke up: Inside the devastated Damascus suburb where 1,300 innocent Syrians were gassed in their beds *Disturbing photos taken today show the aftermath of the deadly chemical weapons unleashed on a suburb. *Bodies of men, women and children are piled high in makeshift morgues as those who escaped fight for their lives. *Activists claim that government forces are firing rockets at neighbourhoods on eastern outskirts of Damascus today. *Devastating attack that killed hundreds prompts protests and vigils from around the world. *President Bashar Assad’s government denies using rockets to release fatal fumes over suburb. *U.S., Britain and France demand a U.N. team should be allowed to inspect chemical attack site. *U.N. team already in Syria to investigate previous attacks but need government permission to examine new site. *U.N. Security Council have not demanded new investigation into site but said ‘clarity’ into attack was needed. *Diplomats claim U.N.’s statement about attack was watered down to accommodate Russia and China’s objections.

The U.N. appears to have had its muzzle tightened one hole further already… The UN requires a powerful dose of industrial cleaner fluid, provided by an independent authority to sort it out, or just close it down, and allow NATO to run business.           Yours Aye.

Muslim B’hood, Such Nice Fellas

If you have not read Aymann Ismail’s This Is What It Looks LIke Just Before the Muslim Brotherhood Jumps You, you should. It is quite harrowing:

As the recent death toll in Egypt surpasses 500, news of Muslim Brotherhood supporters being slaughtered in Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square has been an especially tragic manifestation of the powder-keg that is “post-revolutionary” Egypt. Just days before, our photographer found himself embroiled in an MB protest near to that now-tragic location. While this story does not in any way compare to the events that are currently transpiring there, it might shine a light on the varied make-up of the protesters and on just how tense, chaotic and unpredictable the situation in Cairo is.

All I smell is sweat and spray-paint. All I see are fists. I’m thinking of last year,watching protesters pull a riot cop out of Tahrir Square into an alley and telling Bucky, “That guy is dead.”

Now I’m thinking, “I’m that guy.”

That night, I was planning on going to my cousin’s wedding. I spent the last five days of Ramadan with my family in Alexandria, Egypt’s second largest city, then went to my aunt’s in Cairo. At 4pm, near El-Hegaz Square, a Muslim Brotherhood-organized protest marches past her balcony.

The Muslim B’hood, such nice fellas. . .

Raif Badawi, Free Saudi Liberals

I am protective of bloggers and editors, even if I don’t agree with them. I can’t say whether I am simpatico with Raif Badawi, from Free Saudi Liberals, or not because his website was taken down by the Saudi Arabian authorities. Raif’s site discussed the role of religion in Saudi Arabia, and he has been held since June 2012 on charges of cyber crime and disobeying his father – a crime in the conservative kingdom…

A warrior respectfully seated

In Fijian culture it is thought that good things come through the head and are passed down to the feet. It is important to make sure that one’s head is not above others in the room. To this end Sgt Rusiate Bolavucu, 32, of the 1st Battalion Duke of Lancaster Regiment, was following an ancient tradition from his Fijian homeland when the Queen visited Kendal, Cumbriaarticle-2368172-1ADDC062000005DC-96_634x955Fijian soldier SAT DOWN when he met the Queen  Well wishers cheering the Queen were startled when the soldier she’d just spoken to suddenly sat himself down in the road. Many thought he’d collapsed with heat exhaustion during the royal tour of Kendal, Cumbria. But Her Majesty knew exactly what was going on and didn’t bat an eyelid.

Fijians have served within the UK’s Armed Forces for several generations, which started in WWII in the fight against the Japanese. They are a Nation of unsung heroes. Many have served as SAS ‘blades’ with distinction, they continue to do so.DownloadedFile

If you have time and the inclination, I would ask you to search upon the heroic action of SAS Sergeant Talaiasi Labalaba, 30, a Fijian known to his com­rades-in-arms as “Laba”. It took place in a small sea port town called Mirbat, OmanAwards for Bravery 

Yours Aye.

Mohammed Morsi in Chicago?

I opened my eyes a little bit wider when I read this story. Apparently, Egyptian immigrants to this country are protesting in favor restoring Morsi to power in Egypt:

About a year ago, Wael Elfeqy waited in a long line to cast his ballot for Egypt’s first democratically elected president. His candidate, Mohammed Morsi, won the election but was removed from office and jailed last week when the military seized power.

“We were so proud,” said Elfeqy, a physical therapist from southwest suburban Justice who travels frequently to Egypt, where he was born. “We were so proud of our democracy, and these guys stole it from us.”

While thousands rallied in the streets of Egypt both for and against Morsi’s ouster, Elfeqy was among hundreds of pro-Morsi demonstrators who protested Sunday on the Magnificent Mile, outside Chicago’s Egyptian Consulate. The protesters lined the sidewalks, many waving U.S. and Egyptian flags and holding homemade signs denouncing Egypt’s military and interim leadership.

Egyptian military officials say the country’s acting leadership is preparing for a new round of elections, but many of those gathered Sunday in Chicago fear a return to an autocratic government like the one protesters toppled in 2011.

Like Elfeqy, many of the Chicago demonstrators were born in Egypt. Others had roots elsewhere in the Arab world but said they grieved for their Egyptian friends and worried that the instability would resound far from the tense streets of Cairo.

“I’m very, very afraid that the violence started in Egypt will affect everyone,” said Alex Alomary, a Jordanian software engineer living in northwest suburban Harwood Heights.

Fisal Hammouda, who left Egypt in the 1960s and now lives in Lisle, helped organize Sunday’s rally and led chants of “Only president is Morsi.”

Not anymore, Fisal. Git o’er it. . .

Paging My Shipmate, COL George Bristol

Colonel George Bristol, Colonel George Bristol, white courtesy phone. There are some very important questions we’d like to ask you about that one night in Bangkok, Benghazi:

Marine Corps Col. George Bristol was in a key position in the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) chain of command the night of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. As such, he’s high on the list of people that some Republican members of Congress want to interview. But they don’t know where he is and the Pentagon isn’t telling.

Colonel George Bristol, outgoing commander, addresses the audience during the Change of Command Ceremony for the Joint Special Operations Task Force-Trans Sahara (JSOTF-TS), AFRICOM, on April 16, 2012, at Kelley Barracks, Vaihingen, Germany.

Colonel George Bristol, outgoing commander, addresses the audience during the Change of Command Ceremony for the Joint Special Operations Task Force-Trans Sahara (JSOTF-TS), AFRICOM, on April 16, 2012, at Kelley Barracks, Vaihingen, Germany.

Pentagon spokesman Major Robert Firman told CBS News that the Department of Defense “cannot compel retired members to testify before Congress.”

“They say he’s retired and they can’t reach out to him,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told CBS News. “That’s hogwash.”

Bristol, a martial arts master, was commander of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Trans Sahara based in Stuttgart, Germany until he retired last March. In an article in Stars and Stripes, Bristol is quoted at his retirement ceremony as telling his troops that “an evil” has descended on Africa, referring to Islamic militant groups. “It is on us to stomp it out.”

I’ll bet the martial arts master’s got a lot to talk about. . .

Adly Mansour Takes Over in Egypt

The Chief Justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC), Adly Mansour, has taken over the reigns as Egypt’s interim president. Facts on Adly:

-Born December 23, 1945
-He has three children: Ahmed, Jasmin, and Basant
-He is a lawyer
-Graduated from U of Cairo
-Held various positions in the Egyptian government

Most of all, he is seen as neutral. And steady. . .