Europe’s Next Genocide

February 20, 2007

The continental Europeans just can’t kick their mass murder habit.

France killed about 1 million Algerians in the 1950s and 1960s, then trained the Rwandan Hutus to kill another half million, while:

France, which felt the US and UK would use the massacres to try to expand their influence in that Francophone part of Africa, also worked to prevent a foreign intervention.

(The Hutu-led Rwandan government just returned the favor by applying to join the Brit Commonwealth.)

Next the French killed the tough guys on the Ivory Coast:

France Triumphant

The Germans have refocused on their core WW2 competencies – poison gas, rockets, and murderous dictators. By some accounts, the poison gas used by Saddam Hussein to slaughter Kurdish villagers was produced in German-supplied plants, and the stretched Scuds that rocketed Tel Aviv and our troops in the Gulf War were developed by German companies.

The Italians were more circumspect, limiting themselves to quietly backing terrorists.

Now the axis of weasels has moved on to its next genocide:

On the record, Europe claims to be as concerned as America about a nuclear-armed Iran. The record also shows, however, that Europe’s biggest countries do a booming business with the Islamic Republic.

In the absence of an official embargo against Tehran, private EU companies have sought commercial opportunities in Iran. But the real story here is that these businesses are subsidized by European taxpayers. Government-backed export guarantees have fueled the expansion in trade. That, in turn, has boosted Iran’s economy and–indirectly by filling government coffers with revenues–its nuclear program. The German record stands out. In its 2004 annual report on export guarantees, Berlin’s Economics Ministry dedicated a special section to Iran that captures its giddy excitement about business with Tehran.

Iran tops Germany’s list of countries with the largest outstanding export guarantees, totaling €5.5 billion. France’s export guarantees to Iran amount to about €1 billion. Italy’s come to €4.5 billion, accounting for 20% of Rome’s overall guarantee portfolio. Little Austria had, at the end of 2005, €800 million of its exports to Iran covered by guarantees.

….As if on cue, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier last week detected in Tehran a “new ambition” to resume talks. The last time the Europeans promoted such diplomatic negotiations, Iran won two more years to get closer to its goal of becoming a nuclear power. In 2004, according to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily, then-Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer told Iranians to consider Europe a “protective shield” against U.S. pressure.

We know what “little Austria” supplied to Iran, and no doubt the Germans, French and Italians are supporting its nuclear program.

But this holocaust around the Jews have nukes, and can destroy their tormentors.


Putin Hearts Wind Power

February 20, 2007

Blair’s government is diverting investment into wind power that would be better spent on nuclear. That’s a shame because wind power needs gas power to back it up – and soon that’ll all come from Russia. Without love.

Brit wind power:

British electricity suppliers are now required by law to provide a proportion of their sales from renewable sources such as wind power or pay a penalty fee. Currently, the proportion is 6.7% in England and Wales…

….onshore wind farms in the UK generated 769 GWh in 2005, while offshore farms generated 204 GWh. This compares to a total electricity consumption of 407,265 GWh for the same year, meaning that the combined on and offshore contribution to UK electricity generation was less than 0.25%.

Here’s the latest scheme:

An offshore wind farm capable of supplying more than the electricity needs of the population of Suffolk was given permission by the Government yesterday.

The Greater Gabbard scheme, 12 miles from the Suffolk coast, will occupy 90 square miles and supply enough electricity for 415,000 homes…

The project…will generate 500 megawatts of electricity.

What this piece doesn’t say is those 500 megawatts will only be there when the wind blows – about a third of the time. And that in consequence this farm, like all others, will need 500 megawatts of conventional power stations that can ramp up and down very quickly as the wind fluctuates. In practice they’ll need to be gas, since coal and oil take too long to spin up.

And every £ spent on wind power is a £ not spent on nuclear power, North Sea gas is running out, so soon the populations of Suffolk and elsewhere will depend on Putin’s Russia to stay warm when the wind doesn’t blow.