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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Councillor Goodman is not happy.

Council leader Mike Goodman hits back over Pavilion internet campaign

ANNOYED: Councillor Mike Goodman at the Pavilion.  Campaigners are jamming his inbox with emails
Councillor Mike Goodman at the Pavilion

“My inbox keeps clogging up, I keep having to delete 20, 30 or 40 emails at a time.
It’s going to keep going until the end of February. I’ve got three days’ away for Local Government Association work. If I come back and my email system is completely jammed up I’m going to be furious"

This pompous arse should remember that he is an elected member of the Council, a position of privilege in society. From my own experience , the "in box" of elected members is always full of correspondence from numerous bodies, people, organisations or pressure groups. It is part of the job. Now if Goodman does not want or understand this situation he should resign from the council and do something useful with his time. Like growing roses for example. I shall send him a copy of this post, by e-mail of course.


I have sent my e-mail.It is a copy of this post.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

A new Crusade

Mali: 'Hundreds' Of British Troops Could Assist France In Fight Against Islamists


The people of this country should wake up to the reality of what is taking place in Mali. It has nothing to do with terrorism, rebels, insurgents, Islamist extremist, jihadists or any of the other emotive descriptions used by politicians and repeated parrot fashion by the media and television “pundits”. It has nothing to do, except indirectly, with the abundance of mineral resources in the country, which are currently only exploited to a fraction of their real worth.
The situation in Mali today is about war. Not the war of nations as was the case in 1914 and 1939, or even the wars of the 1950's. This war in Mali, is at the same time new and almost as old as history. It is a war of religion. In exactly the same way as the Crusades of the 9th, 10th, and 11th centuries were wars of religion and waged by the West, predominately Europe. 

Today it is France, soon to be joined by the United Kingdom and the European Union, with the United States lurking in the background providing “logistical support”. For months, if not years, the west has been ramping up the atmosphere in respect of anti Islam feelings and now it seems is determined to embark on a 21st Century Crusade with Mali as a springboard. Having to a greater or lesser extent, lost control of power bases, and dubious allies in the region, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and soon it seems Syria, the west is skating on very thin ice in trying to regain by force what it has lost by duplicity. Today it is “only” 200 or so British ground troops (despite Cameron's assurance that we would only ever provide air transports) as “trainers”. This is of course similar to the initial use of American ground forces in Vietnam, who would only act as “advisers” to the then Saigon government. 
More and more British, French, European, and soon no doubt American troops will be deployed in Mali as the conflict spreads across borders. The excuse will be the “fight against terror” or “spreading peace and democracy”. The reality is very different. There are countries and leaders in the world who for years, have been itching to pitch their military might against the forces of Islam. History tells us that wars of religion are vicious and bloody events and can often last for years, decades or even centuries. People must understand the reality of the current situation rather than the lies and deceit that governments and media are so desperate to feed us. 
Message to all “western leaders”. In your crusades against Islam and your cynical exploitations of the countries and peoples of the area, do not count on me as either your ally or your supporter.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Stating what others know but will not mention.

Liberal Democrat MP David Ward

The compulsion for some people and organisations, and now it seems political parties, to immediately leap into defensive mode whenever criticism is voiced of Israel or of Jews, has for many years been a disturbing feature of western society. I have frequently argued that this phenomenon is essentially, brought about by a collective guilty conscience in the west, of the persecution of Jews, (amongst others), by the Nazi's in Germany during the 1930's and 1940's. What happened in Europe during those times, is wrong and indefensible and should not be forgotten. However, the treatment of Jews in Europe 80 years ago does not excuse, justify or mitigate the treatment of Palestinians by Israeli's in the occupied land of Palestine today.

 Friday January 21; Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and Settlements, in Kufur Qaddoum village, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.

Injured In Gazaz - Palinfo

Friday January 25 2013; Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported that seven Palestinians have been injured by Israeli military fire in the northern part of the coastal region.

David Ward said that, “.... I am saddened that the Jews, who suffered unbelievable levels of persecution during the Holocaust, could within a few years of liberation from the death camps be inflicting atrocities on Palestinians in the new State of Israel and continue to do so on a daily basis in the West Bank and Gaza." In saying that David ward is absolutely correct. Atrocities are being inflicted on Palestinians every day in Gaza and on the west Bank and yet the West chooses to say nothing and do nothing, presumably due to the “collective guilty conscience”, which I mentioned previously and probably in part, to ensure that the United States and Israel, are not offended in any way. This appeasement of Israel, (Incidentally, the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sought Palestinian recognition of Israel as a "Jewish state") is both wrong and misguided as well as being potentially dangerous. For the western world to stand by and watch as ethnic cleansing and even genocide is inflicted upon the Palestinian people, is a crime of indifference which will ultimately return to haunt people for many years. Perhaps the west will eventually have a collective guilty conscience in respect of atrocities against Palestinians too.
The decision of the Liberal Democrat party to subject their MP, David Ward, to the prospect of some form of disciplinary charge for stating what others know but will not mention, is in itself a contemptible act of hypocrisy and cowardice. Mr Ward should be applauded for speaking out against the excesses of the Israeli’s and their barbaric occupation of Palestine. I sincerely hope that David Ward is made aware that there are others who share his concerns in respect of the treatment of Palestinians, and that he tells the “Liberal Democrat disciplinary cabal” exactly what he and many other people think of their duplicity.

Barry George loses compensation bid

Judges rule that man wrongly convicted of murder is not entitled to miscarriage of justice payout


Barry George spent 8 years behind bars
Jill Dando was shot dead outside her home in Fulham in April 1999.


This is insane. Barry George did not kill Jill Dando. He was however convicted and spent 8 years in jail before having his conviction overturned. To refuse a compensation claim for lost earnings and wrongful imprisonment is wrong and indefensible, particularly when compared to other awards for compensation made in our courts.

The decision must be overturned immediately, and George should be adequately compensated for the injustice.

Friday, 25 January 2013

It's a family matter.

 Bahraini princess facing multiple torture charges


Princess Noura Bint Ebrahim al-Khalifa,

The forgotten protests. The Al Khalifa family continue their state terrorism, assisted by the Saudi's, while the United States and Europe (including the UK), look on in silence but still sell them arms and "riot control" equipment.

  Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa with Sec. Clinton
David Cameron and King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa

Princess Noura Bint Ebrahim al-Khalifa, seems to be "one of the family" just like the others. Incidentally, the Al Khalifa family moved to Bahrain in 1797. Originally, the family lived in Umm Qasr  where they preyed on the caravans of Basra and pirated ships in the Shatt al-Arab  waterway, until Turks expelled them to Kuwait where they remained until 1766. In 1820, the Al Khalifa tribe were recognized by Great Britain as the rulers of Bahrain after signing a treaty. It seems that nothing has changed in the last 250 or so years.The Al Khalifa's remain a family of pirates, cut throats and  oppressors and the United States, Great Britain and Europe continue to support them.