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Those Crazy Iranians

Iran's First Vice-President Rahimi

Iran's First Vice-President Rahimi: Fortunately a job that involves very little other than making Ahmadinejad look slightly less like a slavering loon.

British are bunch of thick people ruled by a mafia, says Iran’s vice president | Mail Online

In a blistering diatribe against Britain, Mohammad-Reza Rahimi said: ‘They have plundered the world in the last 500 years and the young lad in charge now is even more stupid than his predecessor. It’s as if God has made this nation servants of America and Zionists.’

The only astonishing thing about this attack is Mohammad-Rezi Rahimi’s woeful ignorance and hypocrisy.

Hypocrisy

A man from Persia, a nation that rampaged across and plundered most of the known world for hundreds of years, and one of the world largest ever Empires, criticising the world’s largest ever Empire, well some would view that a tad bit hypocritical, especially as Iran still celebrates its imperial past. Before Britain landed in India, it had just been attacked and plundered by the Persians.

Although I do concede he may have a point about David Cameron and the fact that most of Britain’s foreign policy decisions are based on what the US would like us to do.

Iran’s First Vice President added: ‘England has nothing. Its inhabitants are not human, its officials are not responsible, and it doesn’t even have any natural resources. (They are) a bunch of thick people ruled by a mafia.’

OK, now back to the ignorance. England is just a province in Britain (or the UK) and hasn’t been an independent nation since about the last time that Iran did anything of any import on the world stage. As for not human, well if one of the leaders of one country, sees the entire inhabitants of another country as sub-human and inferior, then I am pretty sure that I do not want them to have nuclear weapons. Such a racist viewpoint wouldn’t ordinarily matter in such a weak and backward nation as Iran, but a nuclear weapon is a great leveller, literally.

As for not having any natural resources, again, nescient of even a basic knowledge of Britain. Britain has lots of natural resources, apart from the North Sea we have just discovered an even bigger oil field in the Falklands. Add to that our abundance of tin, coal, copper, steel and many other ‘natural resources’ and we don’t do too badly, it is just that it is cheaper to pay some backward illiterate in some far of nation like Iran to dig out their natural resources and ship them here.

As for being thick, well, we are not the nation that is based on there being some magical, mystical being who has handed down his teachings in a magical mystical book and who can only spread his word through a few, carefully and divinely chosen followers, who the rest of the population have to blindly follow in their medieval ways and beliefs. No, that is Iran.

He may have a point about the mafia though.

Britain’s Retaliatory Broadside

British Blockade

When Britain Had Balls: Sadly the days of Britain standing up for herself with anything other than slightly aggrieved words are gone.

Britain of course responded to this racist diatribe in customary fashion, no, not by blockaded the ports of Iran, or bombing its Palaces or oil fields, or by our own leaders lambasting Iran for its record on human rights, its treatment of women, its lack of religious (or any other kind of) freedoms. No. The British Ambassador posted a retributory Twitter post.

‘To state that the British are not human and to call them thick shows a lack of respect for human dignity and is an illogical and worthless remark,’ he wrote.

Quite right, that surely has the Iranians reeling.

Mr Gass wrote: ‘The contribution made by Britain in shaping the modern world, from invention to cultural achievements, values and respect for individual rights, has been clearly and rightly recorded in history and is respected throughout the world.’

Well put Mr Ambassador, the last worthwhile contribution that Iran made to the world was when the Parthians poured molten gold down the throat of Crassus, back in 53 BC. Coincidentally that is also around the time on which their current values and culture are based, such as stoning women, hanging women for ‘allowing’ themselves to be raped, and not allowing women to divorce their husbands, regardless of their levels of infidelity or abuse. I know in which nation I’d rather live, and it seems that I am not alone, I doubt many Pakistani, Afghan or Iraqi immigrants head there over Britain.

At least we weren’t the only ones to feel the ignorance and bitterness of this man, he also said:

He called the Australians a ‘bunch of cow herders’ and suggested that the South Koreans should be ‘smacked in the face until they become human’.

Clearly the man has issues with quite a nations. Personally I think that the Iranians should be beaten until they rejoin the human race and drag themselves into the 21st Century, but I am not going to hold my breath.

Who’s been sitting in my chair?

Anglians return home to find the Taliban waiting for them

Muslim extremists shout abuse at British soldiers during home-coming march – Telegraph

A group of around 20 men in traditional Islamic dress held up banners and placards that read: “Anglian Soldiers Butchers of Basra”, “Anglian Soldiers Criminals, Murderers Terrorists” and “Baby killers”.

It must have been surreal for the Anglians; after coming home from fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, they find the Taliban appreciation society hurling abuse at them. Another bizarre point is the appearance of the terrorist sympathisers, both the men and woman dress more devoutly than those that have been under the Taliban yoke on and off for more than a decade.

Police protection

Despite the fact that such a protest was bound to incite racial hatred and anger, they were not only allowed to proceed with their protest, they were protected by the police from any backlash. And of course there was a backlash.

In Afghanistan Muslim women are forced to cover themselves up.

Perhaps I am a little misguided, but I always thought that incitement of hatred laws were there to prevent such things, after all such a protest was going to make those that had lost loved ones in Afghanistan very angry and upset. Perhaps in my naivity I assumed that the laws applied equally to whites, and non white immigrants; I should know better.

In Britain Muslim women are more liberated and can wear what they like.

Had the situation been reversed, and the protesters were carrying anti-Muslim slogans, well it would have been riot shields and truncheons all round.

Treason

Had we a Government with any modicum of national pride, or respect for Britain; these people would have been rounded up, their spouses were conveniently at hand, and put on the first plane to Afghanistan.

It doesn’t matter whether Afghanistan is their country of origin, nor that of their parents, surely if Afghanistan were ruled by such a wise and tolerant group, such as the Taliban, there would be no complaints of them being relocated there, would there? I see no downside for them. They get to live in a Utopian society were Islam is quite literally, the law. They don’t have to worry about people insulting their religion, nor forward thinking concepts such as democracy or women’s rights. Their wives are probably a little over dressed but still.

Of course they’d hate it there, not because of the Taliban, but because they’d be expected to work to survive. I daresay most of the men, and all of the women, are on benefits. Naturally most of the men will have more than one wife, despite polygamy being illegal in Britain they can claim more benefits for more wives, despite this being against Islam (A man may only have as many wives as he can support, not the state).

If we cannot deport them to their favourite state outside of the UK, then we should try them for treason. After all treason is supporting enemies of the state, and if by their actions they are not being:

adherent to the King’s enemies in his realm

Then I am quite frankly amazed. Free speech is one thing, but when this crosses over into hate speech or treason, then something should be done.

The BNP

If people were losing their jobs for being members or even supporters of the BNP, then at the very least this lot should too, after all their group is far more insidious.

Care assistant Abu Omar, 30, said:’ If Hitler had committed those crimes noone would be cheering, and they shouldn’t just because they are British. They are 21st century Nazis.’

I cannot think of anything more annoying that a foreigner who has refused to integrate into this country comparing the grandchildren of those that fought a long and bloody war against Nazi tyranny, to Nazis.

The Nazis took control of most of Europe, executed gays, Jews and everyone else that weren’t part of their masterplan, which today would include the millions of Muslims in Europe; the British army is fighting extremists that use civilians, usually women and children, to kill themselves in their name. I think that his analogy is back to front.

Teacher Sayful Islam, self-styled leader of the Luton branch of al-Muhajiroun – the now banned radical Muslim organisation led by Sheikh Omar Bakri – was prominent amongst the demonstrators.

This man is teaching children?

He said:’ The anger has been rising up. The parade was the final insult. They have killed, maimed and raped thousands of innocent people. They can’t come here and parade where there is such a Muslim community. What do they have to be proud of?’

Another story from a few years ago has him claiming benefits, which I find far more likely. These people never work.

Sayful meets me at his semi-detached rented home in Bury Park, Luton’s Muslim neighbourhood. He no longer works, even though he is able-bodied, he admits, preferring instead to claim housing benefit and jobseeker’s allowance. He smiles sheepishly and says the irony is not lost on him that the British state is supporting him financially, even as he plots to “overthrow it”.

Sickening, and if this man is employed anywhere in this country now, he should be sacked and denied any benefits. The man is evil scum and once again I am forced to point out that plotting to overthrow the state is treason!

tolerance

There will of course be those that read about such a man and claim that we have brought such opinions upon ourselves for being such an imperial race, albeit a century ago, and for our lack of tolerance of Islam and its followers. But as The Sword of Islam himself says,

“Although I had never experienced racism in the UK, it opened the eyes of a lot of Muslims, including mine.”

Despite never being a victim of racism in Britain, he hates us all the same. These people hate Britain and all it stands for, all whilst milking the system for their own ends. They do not care that their parents left their home country for a better life, they want this country to be like their home country, a nation that they have usually rarely, if ever visited, yet see through rose tinted glasses.

Such people are enemies of the state in even the loosest definitions of the term, they should be arrested and tried for treason or better yet deported. They should not be allowed to hide behind the fact that they are British citizens, traitors forfeit that right the moment they begin plotting treason.

The Need for Speed

When I was a boy I heard about the development of a new fighter for the Royal Airforce. This of course was at the height of the Cold War, when movies such as Top Gun were the most talked about films in the school yard and when The MiG 29 was the plane to beat.

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The USA had the F14, F15, F16, and F18 – Britain had the Tornado. Even as a boy I never thought that the Tornado looked much, certainly not in comparison with other aircraft around at the time.

So I was very pleased to hear about the production of a new, ultra modern, world beating fighter that had been announced in 1986, it evoked images of past British greats like the Hurricane and the Spitfire. I believed that when I grew up, the Eurofighter would be the most feared fighter plane in the world.

Twenty two years on, I am all grown up, and the Eurofighter-Typhoon has yet to see combat operations. This is another joke for the MoD. The Typhoon arrived over budget and 15 years late.

I remember 8 years after the announcement of the Eurofighter,  hearing about its maiden flight on the news and thinking, ‘Wow, they’re still making that!’ The Cold War was over and the talk then was of the upcoming stealth fighter, the F22 Raptor, mostly due to the computer game of the same name. The Eurofighter was not a stealth aircraft and so already appeared out of date.

The F16 came into service four years after its maiden flight, the Tornado five years. The Typhoon nine and it still hasn’t seen service abroad for the RAF.

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The original Typhoon entered service a year after its maiden flight.

This isn’t the only problem that the MoD has had with new equipment. The clansman radio system used by the army was due to be replaced in 1989, its over budget replacement is also over a decade late. BOWMAN, or as the squaddies call it ‘Better Off With Map And Nokia’, clansman’s replacement is full of bugs and is almost out of date before it is in full use.

The aircraft carriers that were recently ordered aren’t due to enter service until 2014, which probably means 2025, and I am sure that they too will be way over budget.

I am not sure what has happened to the MoD procurement department, they seem incapable of actually managing anything. These mistakes have been criticised time and again yet still nothing is done.

Despite all these problems actually getting modern aircraft, ships and equipment, and the fact that it is already costing British lives, Gordon Brown is trying to cut even more money from the Defence Budget!

The man is a complete imbecile! If he really wants to save money, he could bring the troops back from Iraq and Afghanistan and save £4+ Billion a year. The idiot jock supported sending our troops into two major and long term conflicts, the least he could do is make sure that they have enough money to be able to do their job.

This just about sums up our politicians:

“Prime Minister Brown is reported to have agreed to a defences review, according to a senior defence analyst, provided it is not called a defence review, and instead called a “defence capability review”.

Lies, Spin and Deceit. Brown cannot even admit that he needs to have a review, despite the criticism from coroners and the bodies piling up, instead it has to be phrased a ‘capability review’

harrier-gr7Brown and the Labour Government have destroyed what was left of our armed forces not only have they skimped on equipment and wasted billions on foolish projects, they also now pretty much buy all military equipment from the US.

Gone are the great names in aircraft development, Fairey, Supermarine and Hawker. The last great military development by the British was the Hawker Harrier, and what achievement it was.

It’s replacement is the F-35 Lightning II, formerly the Joint Strike Fighter, a US built and controlled aircraft that is an extremely expensive replacement for the Sea Harrier at approximately double the price per aircraft of the Typhoon.

David Kelly’s Body Moved

David Kelly’s body may have been moved as it has emerged that a police helicopter, fitted with thermal imaging equipment, flew over the exact spot where Kelly’s body lay, yet didn’t seem him.

Why did a heat-seeking helicopter fly over the exact spot where David Kelly’s body was found – and detect nothing? | Mail Online

Police failed to find the body of missing Government scientist David Kelly despite using a helicopter with heat-seeking equipment and flying over the exact spot where his corpse was later discovered.

I never really believed that David Kelly had committed suicide, and the more I read about it the more convinced I became that Kelly had been suicided for making Tony Blair look the idiot that he was. There was just too much that didn’t make sense, especially the fact that there wasn’t an inquest just a pointless whitewash of an inquiry led by Hutton. The more I saw of that inquiry the more I thought there was something more to it.

This latest information just reinforces that belief. If a state of the art thermal imaging camera that can read a car number plate at 1000ft didn’t seem him, then there appears to be only one rational explanation, he wasn’t there.

Norman Baker, the MP who wrote a book about the death of David Kelly and claimed to have had evidence that proved Kelly murdered wiped from his hard drive, will probably make a second book of this.

Iranians Kill British Troops

Iran paid unemployed Iraqi’s to attack British troops in Iraq, according to a leaked Government document.

“The document states that the Jaish al-Mahdi (JAM) – also known as the Mahdi Army – one of the most violent insurgent groups operating in Basra, used money from Iran to recruit and pay young unemployed men up to $300 (£150) a month to carry out attacks against the British. The findings have been passed to the highest levels in the military.”

Telegraph.co.uk

Well this isn’t really a surprise, although Iran has denied it many times it has always been pretty clear that the Iranians were sponsoring the insurgents in Iraq. Iran has been fighting a propaganda war both inside Iraq and also within Iran itself ever since the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

After all it simply doesn’t do much for the Iranian view of Islamic superiority when its neighbour, against whom Iran itself fought a decade long war with but failed to make any sort of impression against, is humbled by Western armies.

Afraid to take any kind of direct action, the Iranians have resorted to propaganda tricks and paying others to do their fighting for them.

A shame that the British Government hasn’t taken any direct action against Iran either, even after the incident with the sailors and Iran’s failure to hand over the boat and equipment that they stole, and then paraded it around Tehran dressed as British soldiers!

Now that this information has been made public, pressure will mount on the Government to do something, and something worthwhile that shows that Britain still has teeth. Paying insurgents to kill serving members of an army of a sovereign nation, by another sovereign nation could be construed as an act of war.

After recent disastrous election results, Labour is in the worst state it has been in for years, not to mention the fact that nobody likes Gordon Brown, so this could be a perfect opportunity for them to restore pride in Britain and the Labour party again. Targeted air strikes against Iran’s revolutionary guards will show Iran that Britain still has some balls. Gordon Brown could also demonstrate that there are plus points to his dour nature.

Of course the reality is more likely to be David Milliband getting his notepad and pencil out of his satchel and writing a stern letter to the Iranians.

Browne tries to silence critics

I mentioned before that the coroners investigating the deaths of British soldiers keep pointing the finger at the Government and the MoD. Well, they’ve decided enough is enough! No, they aren’t going to sort out the myriad problems once and for all. They are just going to stop coroners from blaming the Government!

Daily Mail | Minister’s bid to silence coroner

The father of a soldier killed in Afghanistan attacked the Government yesterday for trying to stop coroners criticising the Ministry of Defence.

Lawyers acting for Defence Secretary Des Browne are asking the High Court to stop inquests from appearing to apportion blame.

des_browne_part-time Or at least apportion blame in their direction. A shocking move by a Government that really has done all it can to devastate the once proud British army, and then cover it up and maintain that everything is hunky dory.

This is just another example of the changing face of British politics. There was a time when politicians would take the rough with the smooth, but no longer. In the information age, they appear to be doing anything and everything they can to deny the public information on their performance and put themselves beyond reproach.

The recent business of trying to make sure that the Freedom of Information Act does not apply to MPs is one example, trying to keep secret their ludicrous expenses and increase their salaries is another.

They claim to be public servants, yet do not believe that Joe Public should be able to hold them accountable for their mistakes or inability.

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Des Browne, another Scot and part Secretary for Defence, is of the opinion that no one should be able to question him, or his failings. After all this isn’t the first time that Browne has cocked things up, he was almost forced to resign over the Iranian hostages debacle and refused to apologise. He’s clearly of the belief that he need answer to no one and we’re letting these idiots get away with it.

Bodies pile up in Gaza

More problems in the Middle East and no I am not referring to the worrying lovey dovey relationship that seems to be blossoming between Ahmadinejad and Talabani, but the stepping up of attacks on Gaza by Israel.

Talabani and Ahmadinejad hold hands

After taking out five top Hama militants Israel must have expected some form of retaliation, and Hamas once again took the cowards way and needlessly targeted civilians and fired over 140 rockets at Israeli cities. These indiscriminate rocket attacks are inexcusable and play right into the hands of the Israelis.

“In Ramallah, on the West Bank, about 300 Palestinians from the main political factions marched through the streets, carrying pictures of children killed by the Israeli attacks.”

This of course would be quite an emotive scene, were it not for the fact that Hamas have been firing rockets at civilian locations and would no doubt be ecstatic had they hit a school or killed some children. There can be little sympathy for the Palestinians when they are just as indiscriminate and cold blooded in their killings as the Israelis.

What did they expect the Israelis to do? Wait for dead bodies to start to pile up?

Abbas has asked for international protection for the Palestinian people and said:

“It is unthinkable that Israel’s reaction to Palestinian rocket attacks, which we condemn, can be so terrible and frightening.”

I am sure that the Israelis consider the rocket attacks to be quite frightening too, after all they aren’t bombarding the Israelis with toffee apples. Abbas and Hamas have made their own beds, they denounce the rocket attacks, yet will not or cannot stop them.

Now they have 2000 trigger happy IDF soldiers in Gaza eager for payback and at the end of the day the Israelis have far more firepower and far better media control than the likes of Hamas.

No one can blame Israel for responding the way they have, in fact you’d be forgiven for viewing it as tolerant, and that is the sad part. The Palestinians do have a genuine grievance. They have been displaced, dispossessed and are treated as less than second class citizens within their own lands. Yet the actions of Hamas recently, and the Hamas/Fatah violence of a year ago, show that perhaps the Israelis have it right in the way that they treat the Palestinians.