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Gaddafi’s Killer Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi Heads Back To Safety Of Scottish Jail

gaddafi1 243x300 Gaddafis Killer Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi Heads Back To Safety Of Scottish JailLIBYA and The Gaddafi Duck: The Daily Probe had it right back in 2004 as the world shook hands with the Libyan des/chocolate tea/pot and made profitable arms and oil deals.

North Africa’s vicious (and maddest) old gal Imelda Gaddifi gets ready for a quick hat-buying trip to London and a holiday with old pal Tony Blair.
Anyone heard anything from the Middle East Envoy lately?

It;s rumoured Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi would like his old rooms back at the very comfortable suite built for him inside Greenock Jail, Scotland now Libya’s former justice minister has blown the myth of innocence out of the firmament and told a Swedish newspaper Colonel Gaddafi personally ordered the Lockerbie bombing.

Mustafa Abdel-Jalil told Expressen he had proof the Libyan leader was behind the bombing of Pan AM flight 103, which killed 270 people in 1988…and instructed Megrahi to organise it. He has yet to produce that proof.

Britain’s worst ever convicted mass murderer may now only have one safe house…back in Scotland. There is as yet no word on how Scottish legal services (duty-bound to keep an eye on the released bomber) are going to manage the necessary home visit to Tripoli.

Ashes to ashes? – AW

Posted: 24th, February 2011 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Death Throes Of Civilisation: Egypt, Tunisia, Libya And Belgium

immolation 300x186 The Death Throes Of Civilisation: Egypt, Tunisia, Libya And BelgiumWHAT we are watching, therefore, is death throes – Tunisia, Egypt, Libya … the collapse always starts at the fringes. But add Belgium, a country that has now broken the world record for the most number of days without a government – and also add Greece. Ireland will follow shortly, and behind that, Portugal, Spain and then who knows … Italy, maybe. Even Germany. Dark things are happening there.

Greece, needless to say, is dead man walking, or more like live country rioting. Violent clashes, in a long line of violent clashes, broke out again yesterday – between protesters and the police. Now there’s a surprise. Police have a punch-up with rioters. Well, I never.

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Posted: 24th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Saudi Arabian King Tries To Buy Off Revolution By Forgoing Umpteenth Private Jet

obama abdullah3 Saudi Arabian King Tries To Buy Off Revolution By Forgoing Umpteenth Private JetIN Saudi Arabia, the returning King Abdullah has gifts for his people:

As part of the Saudi scheme, state employees will see their incomes increase by 15 per cent, and additional cash has also been made available for housing loans.

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Posted: 23rd, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gaddafi Knocked Out For Airborne Face Lift Flight To Venezuela

gaddafi chavez Gaddafi Knocked Out For Airborne Face Lift Flight To Venezuela LIBYA: When Foreign Secretary William Hague said Colonel Gaddafi was in Venuezla, we believed him. If Hague says it’s true it must be true. Of course the woman he overheard revealing Gaddafi’s travel plans to the pigeons in the shopping precinct might not be the best source.

And it not only turns out that the old actor is in Libya but that if he does head to Venezuela he will be drugged – possibly anesthetized for an in-flight face lift:

Only a few days ago, as Colonel Muammar Gaddafi faced the wrath of his own people, he met with an old Arab acquaintance and spent 20 minutes out of four hours asking him if he knew of a good surgeon to lift his face.

As Wikileaks told us:

Qadhafi appears to rely heavily on XXXXXXXXXXXX and reportedly cannot travel with his senior Ukrainian nurse, Galyna XXXXXXXXXXXX. He also appears to have an intense dislike or fear of staying on upper floors, reportedly prefers not to fly over water, and seems to enjoy horse racing and flamenco dancing.

If any cruisers out there see a man wearing  a huge taffeta dress, sat on a rocking horse and holding an umbrella as the boat heads to the Americas, let us know. And we’ll tell William Hague’s pigeon fancier…

Posted: 23rd, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The United Nations Hits Israel And Ignores Libya – Member Of Its Human Rights Council

gaddafi The United Nations Hits Israel And Ignores Libya   Member Of Its Human Rights Council DID you know that Libyan Arab Jamahiriya is a member of the UN’s Human Rights Council? At the council’s last meeting in January 11, 2010, guess which single country was debated?

Human rights violations and implications of the Israeli occupation of Palestine and other occupied Arab territories …

Item 7:

Human rights violations and implications of the Israeli occupation of Palestine and other occupied Arab territories

It might be an idea for the UN to ask Israel if it can export democracy, women’s rights and gay rights to a region it thinks is such a supporter of human rights…

Anne Bayefsky further investigates how the United Nations pays no interest in the crimes of Middle Eastern despots:

Number of UN Security Council presidential statements or resolutions on the current atrocities perpetrated by Arab and Muslim dictators in Iran, Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia,Yemen, Syria, and Bahrain.

ZERO

Number of meetings called by the Security Council to discuss and consider a possible resolution or presidential statement on any of these countries.

ZERO…


Number of special sessions called by the Human Rights Council to draw attention to, discuss, consider a possible resolution or decision on the current atrocities perpetrated by Arab and Muslim dictators in Iran, Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia,Yemen, Syria, and Bahrain.

ZERO

Number of resolutions or decisions adopted by the Human Rights Council about the lack of democracy and brutality of the governments of Arab and Muslim dictators in Iran, Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia,Yemen, Syria, and Bahrain.

ZERO….

Number of Special Sessions on country situations called by the Human Rights Council on Israel

50% (6 of 12)

Number of Resolutions and Decisions adopted by the Human Rights Council critical of the human rights record of specific states directed at Israel

50% (41 of 83)

Anyone else think the United Nations has an agenda?

Posted: 23rd, February 2011 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


When Libya Was The Model Of A Saved Rogue State Gaddafi Never Changed

Moammar Gaddafi1 When Libya Was The Model Of A Saved Rogue State Gaddafi Never Changed LIBYA: Remember when Colonel Gaddafi was the model for how the enemy could be brought in to the fold? The Colonel never abandoned terrorism. Sure, he renounced it publicly and thus allowed the US to restore full diplomatic relations in 2006. He turned his back on WMD.  But he sends in warplanes against his own people.

Nothing changed.  He never changed his ways. Libya never changed. The West just changed it view to suit the moment.

Gaddafi acted out of fear that after Saddam was beaten in Iraq, he would be next on the Americans’ list. America acted out of military necessity. The UK was driven by money.

Gaddafi know says:

“I will not leave the country, and I will die as a martyr.”

If he wants to be martyr and serve his country, the self-styled “leader of the Arab leaders, the king of kings of Africa and the imam of the Muslims” should leave Libya now.

Was anyone fooled?

American and Iraqi officials have stepped up their criticism of Syria in recent days in what some analysts believe is the beginning of an attempt by Washington to repeat the “Libya model” – total political and economic isolation to compel a U-turn in regime behavior. – Nicolas Blanford, Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 2005

The proposal being negotiated in Beijing for ending North Korea‘s nuclear program would include agreement to turn over all equipment it bought from a disgraced Pakistani scientist, the New York Times reported.

“This is the Libya model,” the Times quoted a senior administration official as saying, referring to Libya’s decision in late 2003 to turn over all of the equipment it had purchased from the secret nuclear network run by Abdul Qadeer Khan, to produce fuel for a nuclear bomb. - Reuters, Feb 2007

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Posted: 22nd, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Passports Are No Good In Libya

CNN’s Ben Wedeman is the first Western journalist to enter Libya:

“Your passports please,” said the young man in civilian clothing toting an AK-47 at the Libyan border. “For what?” responded our driver, Saleh, a burly, bearded man who had picked us up just moments before. “There is no government. What is the point?” He pulled away with a dismissive laugh.

On the Libyan side, there were no officials, no passport control, no customs. I’ve seen this before. In Afghanistan after the route of the Taliban, in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein. Government authority suddenly evaporates. It’s exhilarating on one level; its whiff of chaos disconcerting on another.

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Posted: 22nd, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Libya’s Umbrella Revolution: Ode To The Gaddafi Brolly

COLONEL Gaddafi is a bit special:

“I am in Tripoli and not in Venezuela. Do not believe the channels belonging to stray dogs….I wanted to say something to the youths at the Green Square (in Tripoli) and stay up late with them but it started raining. Thank God, it’s a good thing.”

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Posted: 22nd, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


King of Kings Gaddafi Stands On His Pedestal As Libya Despairs

libya under gaddafi King of Kings Gaddafi Stands On His Pedestal As Libya DespairsLIBYA: Worry yet note people of the Arab lands for your King is still on the golden sands:

As Gaddafi told us in 2009:

I am the leader of the Arab leaders, the king of kings of Africa and the imam of the Muslims.

The King of kings is on the telly. From his throne in the back of a van, he pokes his head out the side door, unfurls a brolly to keep his drown from getting wet and says:

“I am here to show that I am in Tripoli and not in Venezuela. Don’t believe those misleading dog stations.”

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Posted: 22nd, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sarah Brown And Gordon’s Breakfast Rolls Rip Off

bacon rolls Sarah Brown And Gordons Breakfast Rolls Rip OffSARAH Brown’s diary is being serialised in the Daily Mail. She wants to talk about her time living rent free in the middle of London with Gordon Brown. The Guardian writes:

A Stakhanovite prime minister might have thought the nation would pay for his bacon rolls when he was toiling on its behalf to steady the world’s economy.

Sarah Brown’s diary of life in No 10, serialised in the Daily Mail, shows that when her husband was at work, officials asked her to provide breakfast. She refused, saying the prime minister was not technically “at home”, and was later bemused to get a bill for 200 breakfasts they had provided.

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Posted: 21st, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Cameron Goes To Egypt: Photos

PRIME Minister David Cameron has become the first “world leader” to visit a post-Mubarak Egypt. Democracy in Egypt has not arrived. It’s just Dave. He’s in town to talk about kettling…

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British Prime Minister David Cameron meets with Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said at his palace in Muscat the capital of Oman.

Posted: 21st, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gaddafi Murders More Than He Killed At Lockerbie: Who Speaks For Them?

libya deal2 Gaddafi Murders More Than He Killed At Lockerbie: Who Speaks For Them? COLONEL Gaddafi has ordered his own people to be murdered. The reports are of more than 300 dead. The world is outraged. But that number is not far off the 270 murdered in the Lockerbie bombing. Is the world still outraged by that? Are our political elite still demanding action on that?

On 21 December 1988, Pan Am flight 103 was blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland. Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi was head of security for Libyan Arab Airlines. In 2001, he was sentenced at a Scottish court sitting in a disused US air base, Camp Zeist, in the Netherlands.

Libya admitted responsibility and paid compensation to the victims. Al-Megrahi said he was innocent. But his appeal was never heard. He dropped it.

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Posted: 21st, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


British Government Helps Gaddafi Murder His People: Blood On The Sand

Saif Gaddafi 300x180 British Government Helps Gaddafi Murder His People: Blood On The SandLIBYA: This is today’s AFP/Getty picture in yet another brilliant Guardian piece on the Libya uprisings.

This is Saif al-Islam Gaddafi (The Sword of Islam) on Libya’s state television station. He says civil war is close unless order is restored. He’s wrong of course. When 250 people are murdered by State troops it has gone beyond a civil disturbance.

Muammar Gaddafi’s son was on the box to defend his father’s 41-year rule of Libya as protests spread to the capital Tripoli following the bloody and terrifying murders of protesters in Benghazi. The death toll is thought to be over 250.

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Posted: 21st, February 2011 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bahrain Royal Family Orders Army To Shoot The People: Army Obeys (Video)

charles bahrain 300x227 Bahrain Royal Family Orders Army To Shoot The People: Army Obeys (Video)BAHRAIN: The ruling Royal Family has ordered the Army to shoot protesters. The Army has obeyed. Prince Charles visited the place in 2007. Here’s what one report had to say:

The state’s ruling Al-Khalifa family have been in power since 1783 and their relaxed and informal nature is said to make them a favourite of Britain’s royal family.

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Posted: 20th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Cameron’s Big Society Is Real: Kevin Spacey’s Bumper Sticker Proves It

big society1 David Camerons Big Society Is Real: Kevin Spaceys Bumper Sticker Proves It SO. There was David Cameron using his position as Chief Big Society to sidle up to Kevin Spacey, artistic director of The Old Vic, and hand him a Big Society Award outside No 10 Downing Street. The actual award looks designed to be stuck to the bumper of a car.

Perhaps that’s what the Big Society (BS) is – a slogan to follow.

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Posted: 18th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Justin Bieber Fails To Show At Kim Jong Il’s Birthday Party

 Justin Bieber Fails To Show At Kim Jong Ils Birthday PartyKIM Jong Il has yet to declare war on Justin Bieber for the singing foetus’s slight on his country. And No. 1 Kim is not letting it spoil his birthday. He’s got his party hat on.  He’s opening his gift.

Russian mascot Dmitri Medvedev, has sent him this message:

Respected Your Excellency Kim Jong Il,

I congratulate you on your birthday.

I believe that you would make contribution to strengthening and developing the traditional Russia-DPRK good-neighborly relations at the responsible post of chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission in the future, too.

I wish you good health and success in your important and responsible work.

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Posted: 17th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Cameron’s Big Society BS Meets Small Minded Muslims In East London

david cameron2 David Camerons Big Society BS Meets Small Minded Muslims In East LondonDAVID Cameron’s been at Toynbee Hall to make a speech on welfare reform. Dave humbly calls it “the most ambitious, fundamental and radical changes to the welfare system” since it was created.

It might be part of Dave’s Big Society. But no-one understands what Big Society means, least of all Dave who says it’s his “mission in politics”. When you’re mission is a vague mish-mash of cloudy bollocks, achieving it may be possible or impossible. The bollocks may even be the mission.

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Posted: 17th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How Fox News Faked The Report To Make Ron Paul Look Bad

TIME for a bit of TV news fakery. YouTube user SaveOurSovereignty3 noticed that when Texas Congressman Ron Paul defeated mainstream Republican Mitt Romney in the CPAC straw poll 2011, Fox News reported the booing that followed the announcement of his name. Only, the TV people used film of people booing at the 2010 event.

Posted: 17th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Francis Maude Does Volunteering With A Capital V

FRANCIS Maude is the Cabinet Minister who will now tell you all about the Big Society, and how volunterring with a Big V is not the same as volunteering with a little v.

Big Society is not an easy buzz phrase that means sod all. Really. Or as Francis, might have it, “really”…

Posted: 16th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Larry The Downing Street LolCat

LARRY the new Downing Street cat is the Governments Lol Cat looking for vermin…

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'Larry', the new Downing Street cat, on the stairs after arriving at 10 Downing Street, London.

Posted: 16th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Syria Jails Blogger Tal al-Molouhi: Arab Castle Built On A Dungeon Of Human Suffering

tal syria Syria Jails Blogger Tal al Molouhi: Arab Castle Built On A Dungeon Of Human Suffering IN Syria – the place George Galloway says represents the last castle of the Arab dignity and the Arab rights” – 19-year-old blogger Tal al-Molouhi has been jailed for five years. Her crime? Revealing information to a foreign country.

Molouhi was charged with “revealing information that should remain hushed to a foreign country“.

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Posted: 15th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Larry Is The New Downing Street Cat: The Vermin Are Doomed

larry downing street cat Larry Is The New Downing Street Cat: The Vermin Are DoomedAND the new Downing Street cat to catch the rats is… Larry, of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

Larry may look pretty tame but voters should be assured that he is a vermin-sniffer of the highest order….

Posted: 15th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


On Libya’s Day Of Rage Gaddafi Will Hide Behind Israel

gadafi mubarak On Libyas Day Of Rage Gaddafi Will Hide Behind IsraelTHE Libyan Day of Rage will take place on 17 February. Muammar Gaddafi gears up for the protests modeled on events in Tunisia and Egypt by trying to deflect any protest away from himself. He wants Muslims to fight the West:

Gaddafi also issued a call for Islamic nations to join its strength against the Western powers and said that the world is split into white – a reference to the United States and Europe and their allies – and green – a reference to the Muslim world.

He said that white has decided to get rid of the color green and that these countries must unite against the White because all of them white, he said is the enemy of Islam.

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Posted: 14th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Thilo Sarrazin Speaks At The LSE: A Hot-Bed Of Anti-Semitism?

LSE Thilo Sarrazin Speaks At The LSE: A Hot Bed Of Anti Semitism?THE LSE has invited German banker Thilo Sarrazin to address the University’s German society.

Herr Sarrazin is the banker who flogged his book (Deutschland schafft sich ab – Germany Does Away With Itself) by saying that Muslims are “dunces“. He then added:

“All Jews share a certain gene. Basques have particular genes, that distinguishes them from others.”

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Posted: 14th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Indian Minister Reads Portuguese Foreign Minister’s Speech: This Is The Future Of Democracy

krishna UN Indian Minister Reads Portuguese Foreign Ministers Speech: This Is The Future Of DemocracyIN this video, India’s External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will spend three minutes reading out wrong speech to the UN Security Council meeting. Mr Kirshna will read out a speech created for Portuguese Foreign Minister Luis Amado.

Anorak approves. This is how all diplomacy should be conducted. You toss the speeches into the air, everyone pulls one out and thus takes turns at being the bad guy or the good guy.

What relief it would be for Ahmadinejad to talk about his support for Brazil’s National Thong Day; for Barack Obama to actually be a Muslim leader for a while, say of Syria, and call for the leader of the Opposition to be shot in the face; and who would not pay good money to hear David Cameron demand that Australia be a Republic and free of Pommy bastards?

Spotter: Sify

Posted: 14th, February 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0