It sums it up perfectly… Yours Aye. Hat Tip to w.w.w.investors.com/cartoons
Putin’s useful idiots: Eminent ‘Russia’ expert Edward Lucas says liberals who support Edward Snowden have given succour to the Kremlin as it seeks to crush Ukrainian protesters READ HERE: Putin’s useful idiots… Glenn Greenwald (right) a reporter from the Guardian newspaper, has been the main reporter for the Snowden leaks. David Miranda (left) who was held by UK authorities at Heathrow airport whilst carrying 58,000 stolen secret documents on behalf of his partner Glenn Greenwald.
‘Russia is sick of being humiliated and pushed around by ignorant outsiders’: Columnist PETER HITCHENS says Putin DOES have a right to intervene
We have been rubbing Russia up the wrong way for nearly 25 years. It is hard to see why. Moscow could have been our friend if we had wanted that. We rightly viewed the old Soviet Union as a global menace to freedom. But Russia is no such thing, just a major regional power sick of being humiliated and pushed around by ignorant outsiders. I watched the old Soviet menace vanish on the streets of Moscow in August 1991 when a KGB putsch failed, the Communist Party was shattered in pieces, and the USSR collapsed in a cloud of rust. Russians always believed there was an unspoken agreement that, in return for this, they would be allowed their dignity. They now believe that agreement has been broken. What was left after 1991 was Russia, a proud and courageous people living amid the wreckage left by 74 years of Marxism and hoping to revive their ravaged country. We could have helped them. By indulging Boris Yeltsin’s debauched reign (during which he shelled his own parliament while the West looked on complacently), we made Russian voters see Vladimir Putin as an attractive alternative. The Putin government is squalid, but nothing like as bad as that of China, with whom we are on good terms.
Rather than recognising that the Cold War was over, we re-started it for no good reason, encouraging Russia’s neighbours to join the EU or Nato as if the USSR still existed. In recent months, the EU and the United States have been willing to wound but afraid to strike. They have aggressively sought to detach Ukraine from Russia and draw her into the EU orbit, knowing very well that this would infuriate Moscow.Senior American, German and EU figures have gone to Kiev to egg on the anti-Russian crowds. Imagine how you would feel if Russia’s Foreign Minister turned up at SNP rallies in Edinburgh, backing Scottish independence. Putin’s Crimean games are a sarcastic response. The unspoken message is: ‘You like breakaway movements and meddling in other people’s business? Try this for size.’ And now, having raised hopes we cannot fulfil, we have awakened the ancient passions of this cruel part of the world and who knows where our vainglorious folly will now lead? END:
E.B. Vladimir Putin planned the take over of the Crimea well before the first foundations were being laid for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Putin understands cold war strategy only too well; he was cutting his teeth on it while Obama was cutting his fingers on paper. Russia has always regarded the Crimea as their own, which is why they have subversively flooded the area with its own citizens for years, and also surreptitiously built up its military presence within. To Putin the remainder of the Ukraine is worthless, as well as being corrupt beyond measure, he would not wish to financially support such a large area that is renowned for its financial instability (besides the fact that the Ukraine as a customer is reliant upon the supply of Russia’s gas and oil). He will allow the Ukraine to fall under the E.U. as it gives him a buffer close to home that he can then easily trade with. The E.U. will also have to bail out the Ukraine initially, and then more often as time progresses. An economic strategy that will pay off in dividends for Putin and Russia.
America and the rest of the free Western world requires some one of the same ilk and substance of Ronald Reagan; who can respectfully sit in the oval office chair without slouching and putting his feet up on the desk of power. Unlike the grand Socialist incumbent who is schooled in the same principles of his Russian counterpart.
Grateful thanks to Lauren for planting an idea…
Vice President Joe Biden makes astonishing revelations about his relationship with the President, as it’s claimed he was ‘frozen out’ by the White House over his gay gaffe Foot in mouth syndrome, ‘must engage brain before I speak’ The Vice president said that he was happy to do the less glamorous tasks but only at a price: he wanted to be the last one in the room with Obama before major decisions were made. He went on to admit that Obama kept up his end of the bargain for the majority of their dealings, but the article reveals that there has been a definite frost between the two men that is only just now beginning to thaw. MORE HERE: ‘I was given every s**t job in the world by Obama’: Biden makes astonishing revelations about his relationship with the President as it’s claimed he was ‘frozen out’ by White House over gay gaffe
Oh dear, the blind leading the blind into the socialist abyss. Yours Aye.
And the moment an alleged sniper and member of the pro-government forces was beaten by anti-government protestors in Kiev, as protestors took control of the presidential administration building. The witch hunt begins for the police who opened fire on the crowds of protesters, as the police utter the immortal words “we were only following orders”… Mob rule descends on Kiev as ‘sniper’ accused of slaughtering protesters is handed over to baying crowd, who viciously beat him As President Viktor Yanukovich fled the city, angry civilians kicked and shouted at members of the government. MPs today voted to oust Yanukovych and hold early presidential elections on 25 May. And over night and throughout the day statues of Communist leader Vladimir Lenin are dragged of plinths and destroyed. VIDEO LINK HERE: Ленінопад в Україні
Early days yet and Putin is still the chess master who is in no rush over his next move. Oh to be a fly on the wall in the Kremlin… Yours Aye
P.S. In case you wondered how concerned Secretary Of State John Kerry is over Ukraine’s demise… Hypocrisy, thy name is John Kerry
Afghanistan will revert to being a terrorist haven after Allied military withdrawal, U.S. study warns *Fears that the Taliban will seek to regain political power in Kabul. *The group may have recovered from losses suffered during coalition campaign by as soon as 2016. Saying ‘hello’ to the bad guys 20 miles away…Afghanistan could become a future terrorist haven when the U.S. withdraws unless a larger & more expensive Afghan security force is planned, a study has warned. The report sketched a scenario in which the Taliban would seek to capitalize on the absence of foreign combat forces and press its campaign to regain political power in Kabul. ‘History suggests that the Taliban will use sanctuaries in Pakistan to regenerate their capabilities as military pressure on the movement declines,’ the report said. ‘Homeward’ the best trip!To combat this terrorist haven, the Afghanistan security force will need more funding, along with international trainers and advisers until at least 2019. U.S. military commanders have recommended such a role following the withdrawal of all U.S. and NATO combat troops in December, but the Obama administration has not yet committed to it. The study was ordered by the Congress and conducted by CNA Strategic Studies, a federally funded research group. It describes in detail what is at stake for the U.S. at an important juncture of the war, which was launched by President George W. Bush in response to the 9/11 attacks orchestrated by al-Qaeda, then based in Afghanistan.President Barack Obama is weighing his options in Afghanistan, aware of the American public’s war-weariness as well as the risks of failing to ensure that Afghanistan does not once more become a sanctuary for al-Qaeda. The U.S. currently has about 33,600 troops in Afghanistan, down from a high of 100,000 in 2010. U.S. and coalition combat operations are to end by Dec. 31, but the international military presence beyond that is still in doubt. MORE HERE, STATING THE ‘BLEEDING’ OBVIOUS: Afghanistan will revert to being a terrorist haven after Allied military withdrawal, U.S. study warns
They need a Federal funded research group to reveal the obvious? They could have saved themselves a lot of time and money by simply reading up on the Soviet Unions tactical withdrawal process, or could have chatted to the lowest grade Private serving in the
toilet wastes of Afghanistan. You certainly do not require the brains of an Arch Bishop to understand the logistics of delaying the inevitable. “NOT ONE MORE WESTERN LIFE SHOULD BE WASTED, NOR ONE MORE DROP OF BLOOD LOST IN THE DIRT OF AFGHANISTAN’S PLAINS.”
With the greatest respect to Justin Welby the Arch Bishop of Canterbury, and Private Godfrey on ‘Khazi’ duty… Yours Aye.
The following piece (including film clips) from the Telegraph newspaper captures the total madness of events in Independence Square, central Kiev. The Ukraine is on the verge of civil war, and Putin is like the cat that got the cream having outfoxed the West once again. The Telegraph: Ukraine protests: 24 killed amid ‘sniper attacks’ as Kiev truce breaks Ukrainian Police in Kiev firing into the crowds of protesters today. The question is; how long will it be before Putin is ‘requested’ to provide assistance? After all, the Russian Black Sea fleet stationed on Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula holds a Naval (Marines) Brigade, who have previously held ‘counter terrorist’ exercises on Ukrainian soil. Yours Aye.
I urge you, nay, ‘I implore you’ to please take 7 minutes, 10 seconds out of your busy day, and watch the following clip Catherine Engelbrecht v. United States Then ask yourself (just as I have), what the hell is going on within the corridors of Socialist power in the United States of America, land of the free, where democracy is slowly becoming a whispered word? If nothing else, Catherine Engelbrecht and her husband deserve moral support. Contact; Get in Touch – King Street Patriots… You may well be monitored from upon high, but how much do you love your country?
It is not my aim to ridicule or sneer, far from it as I have the greatest respect and the highest regard for America and it’s citizens. Please remember that we too lived under the yoke of a Socialist Government from 1997 to 2010, which all but destroyed our economy, and almost our country when B’liar & Brown signed away a plethora of concessions to the socialist E.U. It has taken four years of hard financial cut backs to recover, of which we are now at the end of the tunnel almost touching sunlight. This good lady may be the one that provides the initiator for the political fight back, certainly there are millions like her that should be heard. Yours Aye.
‘There may be reasons why I don’t run, but there’s no obvious reason for me why I think I should not run,’ Biden told CNN. Biden has been plagued by questions about whether or not he will be running for President a third time in 2016, and he has stuck to his standing line about how has not yet decided. ‘For me the decision to run or not run is going to be determined by me as to whether I am the best qualified person to focus on the two things I’ve spent my whole life on: giving ordinary people a fighting chance to make it and a sound foreign policy that’s based on rational interests of the United States where we not only are known for the power of our military but the power of our example,’ he said.Biden, who is 71 and will be 73 at the time of the next election, previously said that he and his wife, Dr Jill Biden, had not had a formal conversation about 2016 and this time he took a different tack in answering the same question. ‘After I ran the first time, she didn’t want me to run again. The second time, she came to me and said you’ve gotta run. The reason she wanted me to run was because she was convinced if I ran we’d end the war in Iraq and have a sounder foreign policy and she was convinced if I ran I would work like hell to make sure the middle class got a fighting chance,’ Biden told CNN on Thursday.
‘I think the future for this country – I know people think I’m too optimistic, but it is incredible and there is so much just within our grasp.’ He said that his best bet on a deadline for the decision would be that he will have a verdict by ‘realistically, a year this summer’ which would give him just over a year to launch a formal campaign. ‘Doesn’t mean I’m the only guy who can do it, but no one else I think can, and I think I can then I’ll run. If I don’t I won’t.’ The obvious other competitor that he will – or won’t – be facing, is Hillary Clinton.
The former Secretary of State is also mulling her decision about 2016, but her polling numbers and formal fundraising operation are significantly more suggestive of a run. The bevy of recent polls matching the various Republican candidates up with one likely Democrat all use Clinton as that figure, and the most recent take on the possible Democratic primary line up- done by Quinnipiac on January 31- has Biden with 9 per cent of the vote as compared to Clinton’s 64 per cent. Joe Biden says there’s ‘no obvious reason why I shouldn’t run’ for President and he’ll decide next summer
Jeeze, it’s not even Spring yet, and I’ve just heard the first ‘cuckoo!’ Yours Aye.
‘It’s not true!’ Tom Sizemore says outrageous Hurley-Clinton affair allegations caught on tape were just the rantings of a drug addict… Retractions, ‘oh the devil made me do it!’Tony has such a good body… legs, butt, blue eyes. I am so missing him: How Murdoch’s wife poured out her passion for Blair in secret note… Ahhh, the mighty and the good… ”Do as I say, not as I do!” Champagne socialism at its hypocritical best. Hey Tony B’liar, hows that Roman Catholic conversion thing coming on? 6. Thou shalt not commit adultery. 8. Thou shalt not bear false witness. 9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbours wife… Yours Aye.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been accused of abusing his power after drafting a code of behaviour for asylum seekers that threatens to deport them for ‘irritating people, disturbing someone or spitting or swearing in public’. Australia’s tough stance over asylum seekers from Indonesia has soured relations between the two countries in recent months and this document is not likely to improve matters. The number of asylum seekers from Iran, Afghanistan, Myanmar and elsewhere reaching Australia in Indonesian fishing boats has soared in recent years and Australia has occasionally used its Navy to tow boats back to Indonesian waters. Now those who manage to make it to Australia’s shores will have to sign a new code of behaviour, currently in draft form, which sets out how they’re expected to behave. MORE HERE: Australian PM Tony Abbott threatens to deport asylum seekers if they ‘are irritating, spit or swear in public’ Balls of steel
The Australian socialist left wingers, and their like can gripe as much as they want, for they were responsible for opening the flood gates. The decent folk of Australia will benefit greatly from Tony Abbott’s stance in years to come, his detractors of today may well thank him for it.
Our own chicken livered PM to needs to grow a set the same size as Tony Abbott’s (Cancel my last, it’s too late for Cameron to grow anything)! We have Nigel Farage, who can match Tony Abbott pound for pound, we just need to get him in power after he destroys the European Union… Yours Aye.
After listening to the ‘Socialist in Chiefs’
socialist State of the Union Speech, I was left feeling slightly bemused. It is quite obvious through his past five years in power, that Barry O does not have a clue on how to truly lead, or govern. He still acts as though he is a community organiser, one that was definitely promoted over and beyond his capabilities.
It is obvious, that his marxist socialist ideology simmer’s beneath the surface, and while he may well gather applause from his followers on the left, by unilaterally raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10; it is a move that is nothing more than smoke and mirror’s that will create havoc for those employers who are already struggling with profit. Why raise the level to a simple $10.10, why not go for $15.15 or even $19.25 an hour? It just goes to show how disconnected Barry O is from the reality of job creation, his rhetoric shows pomposity, and extravagance over funding that is simply not there to fund it.
Definitely some Federal workers will benefit from his grandiloquent promise, but only at the demise of others who may well lose their jobs altogether; this as a result of cutbacks that companies will be forced to endure, all as a result of his personal grandstanding used as a distraction from reality.
Now five years into the Presidency (and counting by the second) it is no longer possible for Barry O to blame (as he has done every previous year) the country’s economic strife on the previous incumbent . Instead, he will now blame Congress, in particular the Republican majority in the House of Representatives for obstructing his program. Empty rhetoric brought Barry O the Presidency; the bumbling hyperbole of the Sate of the Union Speech, was the gasping sound of a man being crushed under the weight of responsibility, brought about by his inability to govern.
Dr. Thomas Sowell the eminent Stanford University sociologist, offers this assessment of what community organisers do:
“For ‘community organizers’ … racial resentments are a stock in trade…. What does a community organizer do? What he does not do is organize a community. What he organizes are the resentments and paranoia within a community, directing those feelings against other communities, from whom either benefits or revenge are to be gotten, using whatever rhetoric or tactics will accomplish that purpose.”
I would presume that all who peruse through the pages of Mellow Jihadi have a daily ritual, whereupon they browse through a list of favourite blogs covering a multitude of subjects. One of my daily ‘favourites’ is easy on the eye, purely because I can sit back with a nice ‘cuppa-char’ and dunk my digestive biscuit listening to the dulcet tones of Pat Condell. “Who?” I hear you say, “Never heard of him”… Well you have now!He is likened to Marmite, you either go with it, or go against it. I personally can eat a spoonful of it, which normally makes my mouth salivate for more, which in turn brings a sound of gushing water to my ears. The rolling undulating words of Pat Condell permeating the airwaves can have the same effect. For instance, this piece I am offended by Islam And for those that have not logged off, who wish to hear about his feelings on the left-wing BBC & Guardian newspaper this is your chance to do so. In fact when he speaks of happily offending a billion muslims it is done so constructively and without vulgarity.
For those who have now acquired a taste for
‘Marmite,’ Pat Condell, you may wish to enhance the flavour on a daily basis, to perhaps build up a tolerance for larger portions. If so, you can find more revelations here Pat Condell – Godless Comedy as well as on YouTube. Yours Aye.
A barman tried to put Tony Blair under a citizen’s arrest while the former Prime Minister was out having dinner. Blair was eating at Tramshed in east London when Twiggy Garcia approached him. The part-time producer said he put his hand on his shoulder and said ‘Mr Blair, this is a citizen’s arrest for a crime against peace, namely your decision to launch an unprovoked war against Iraq.’ Mr Garcia told Vice magazine how Blair then attempted to engage in a debate before one of his son’s went to get security. The worker then left the restaurant to avoid any trouble. Mr Blair’s office said today there ‘was nothing to report’ about the incident.
Mr Garcia was inspired to approach the former Prime Minister after reading website Arrest Blair. This site encourages people to try to arrest Blair for ‘crimes against peace.’ The arrests are largely symbolic, but a bounty is offered to those who attempt it should it be reported in the media. The website says the intention of the campaign is to encourage attempts to arrest the former prime minister, to remind the public justice has not yet been done and to ‘show the mass murder he committed will not be forgotten.’ It adds campaigners wish to put pressure on the authorities to prosecute Blair for a crime against peace. Mr Garcia said he had not planned to approach Blair but decided to take the opportunity when he walked into the trendy east London eatery. MORE HERE: Barman tried to put Tony Blair under a citizen’s arrest for ‘crimes against peace’ while the former Prime Minister dined out in trendy restaurant …
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair… British traitor & back stabbing treasonous scum; hypocritical champagne socialist; instigator of broken Britain; habitual liar; mass immigrationist; self-centered opportunist; war criminal; pro muslim-anti-patriot.
Oh that one day you are placed in chains, and taken by boat along the River Thames to pass through the Towers Traitors Gate. From where within, your head is separated from your body, and placed on a pike along the Tower walls; so that true British patriots can call witness that justice has been served in accordance with your crimes. Yours Aye.
Sadly, just a few days ago I attended a wake (that obviously involved copious amounts of beer, good quality draught beer, as one would expect in a Northern Public House). The majority of the 200 plus people in attendance I have known for most of my life, they are after all family, and friends…
At any time when ever I am in drink, I make a point of not speaking of politics, or religion, though each are inevitably intertwined. A simple enough rule that I have always sought to follow… Unfortunately ‘dear reader’ it was not to be on this occasion, some thing I am neither proud, nor ashamed of.
Allow me to verbally perambulate: On my way back from pointing ‘percy at the porcelain’ I returned to the corner of the bar, where I inadvertently walked into a situation that I hoped initially would defuse itself. It was soon to be apparent from the heat of the debate/argument that this would not be the case, indeed at one point it almost went to full-blown fisticuffs’; this from two people who should have known better (I should add myself as a third-party, but simply as an observer, fighting hard to suppress the thoughts going through my head).
In the left corner (appropriately so); we had a fully paid up member of the Socialist Workers Party, who is also a Trade Unionist, as well as an active ‘area delegate & representative’ of a local union branch of engineering workers. In the right corner we had a self-employed engineer who worked long months offshore, who, needless to say, had centre right-wing views, some of which were anti trade-union. Verbally the right corner had the edge, and continued scoring points left, right, and centre. It has to be said that the match was grossly uneven as far as fighting weights were concerned, the left corner being quite a fat knacker at over 6′, with the right corner coming in at bantam weight, and as vertically challenged as Tom Cruise, without the modified wedged shoes!
The verbal barrage from the right was far more eloquent, constructed, factual, and offered without malice (quite a well read, and informed chap as it happens). The left corner had run out of quotes and para phrases taken from the left-wing’s current manifesto, and as such could not recover from the sustained hits. Dignity and honour had long since gone, his brain had been placed into a neutral gear, the red flag was no longer fluttering high, it was on the ground around his ankles. With his jaws now clamped shut, it was obvious that the head was coming down to proffer a glaswegian kiss!
Which is when I stepped in to be met with a sneering “You and whose f*****g army?” “Marines mate; Royal Marines, I was never in the Army”… As I sat him down on an outside bench to catch his breath, I explained the error of his ways, and that his good fortune lay in the fact that my baby brother (6′ 4″ & 252 Ib’s) was the reserve force had I failed in my endeavour. There were no hard feelings between us, and I shook his offered hand as would be expected from members of our generation. The following day was quite a profound one in several ways…
Such is the tapestry of life, I wonder when my last stitch will be entered into it. Yours Aye.