Breaking The UK

April 3, 2008

The UK’s descent into the Islamist hellhole is happening region by region.

Like all immigrants, Muslims in the UK form clusters. Some clusters are temporary and over a generation or so the immigrants adopt Brit values and enter the workforce.

Other clusters become malignant centers of Islamism, and the West Midlands is one such.

After a TV documentary exposed Muslim preachers advocating mass murder, brutalization of women, and child abuse, West Midlands cops tried (and failed) to have the TV program makers prosecuted and farcically claimed the recordings of the hate speakers had been “taken out of context”.

Now its suburban London’s turn:

The horrific final hours of a Kurdish woman murdered on the instructions of her father and uncle because she had brought “shame” on her family were revealed to a court yesterday.

A series of secret prison recordings showed that Banaz Mahmod’s killers had laughed as they raped and tortured her, before Mohamad Hama, a hired thug, stamped on her neck while strangling her with a ligature to “force out her soul”.

For two hours Miss Mahmod, 20, endured the ritualistic “honour killing” at the hands of a gang hired by her father, Mahmod Mahmod, 52, and uncle Ari Mahmod, 50.

The men, who had fled to Britain from Iraq more than ten years ago, were enraged with Miss Mahmod because she had begun a relationship with someone of whom they did not approve…

The local cops had hung the woman out to dry:

Banaz Mahmod, 20, was “let down” by officers in the Metropolitan and West Midlands forces who in the weeks and months before she died failed to take threats against her seriously, even though she feared for her life and supplied them with a list of five people she suspected would harm her…

Today the Independent Police Complaints Commission criticised “delays in investigations, poor supervision, a lack of understanding and insensitivity” in the handling of her case.

Two Metropolitan Police officers – a constable and an inspector – will now face disciplinary action and the IPCC recommended that six detectives – four from the Metropolitan Police and three from West Midlands Police – should receive written warnings.

Written warnings – that’ll larn ’em!

The essential function of the state is to protect life and property, and cops are the first line of defense.

But some cops in Outer London and the entire West Midlands police force help Islamists prey on the rest of the community.

This pattern will break the UK into a mosaic of Sharia zones.

And that breaks the UK.


How The MSM Kills Our Soldiers

March 24, 2008

As AP rejoices at the US military deaths in Iraq reaching 4,000, a study indicates that some of these deaths are AP’s doing.

AP’s Grim Milestone:

BAGHDAD (AP) – The overall U.S. death toll in Iraq rose to 4,000 after four soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing in Baghdad, a grim milestone that is likely to fuel calls for the withdrawal of American forces as the war enters its sixth year.

That’s likely to embolden the terrorists to kill more Americans:

Periods of intense news media coverage in the United States of criticism about the war, or of polling about public opinion on the conflict, are followed by a small but quantifiable increases in the number of attacks on civilians and U.S. forces in Iraq, according to a study by Radha Iyengar, a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in health policy research at Harvard and Jonathan Monten of the Belfer Center at the university’s Kennedy School of Government.

The increase in attacks is more pronounced in areas of Iraq that have better access to international news media, the authors conclude in a report titled “Is There an ‘Emboldenment’ Effect? Evidence from the Insurgency in Iraq.”

However correlation doesn’t imply causation without some plausible physical explanation, and in this case there is one that’s as old as battle  – humans who turn their backs on the enemy in a fight greatly increase the latter’s aggression level.

That’s why disciplined troops win against hordes – they stand their ground.

Here’s John Keegan on the Battle of Waterloo:

Wellington, asked by Halkett at a particularly critical moment that “his brigade, which had lost two thirds, should be relieved for a short time” sent the message “Tell him what he asks is impossible: he and I, and every other Englishman on the field must die on the spot we now occupy”.

The French Grand Army, in spite of greater numbers and great courage, did not stand its ground.

So it lost, just as the 16,000 or so creeps in our MSM want us to.


Time To Pull Out Of The Olympics

March 21, 2008

China – for those that didn’t know – is a Fear State run a by a bunch of brutal dictators. Since the communists took power, they’ve killed about 40 million people and invaded and annexed the free nation of Tibet.

We can’t bring the dead back, but we can help free Tibet by boycotting the Peking Olympics.

The Tibetan refugees speak:

China’s invasion by 40,000 troops in 1950 was an act of unprovoked aggression. There is no generally accepted legal basis for China’s claim of sovereignty…

By the 17-Point Agreement of 1951 China undertook not to interfere with Tibet’s existing system of government and society, but never kept these promises in eastern Tibet and in 1959 reneged on the treaty altogether…

Some 1.2 million Tibetans are estimated to have been killed by the Chinese since 1950.

The International Commission of Jurists concluded in its reports, 1959 and 1960, that there was a prima facie case of genocide committed by the Chinese upon the Tibetan nation.

The dictators are still killing Tibetans:

…the Tibetan government says that 99 innocent protesters have been killed.

They’re killing Buddhists – the most peaceable religion in the world.

The NY Sun puts this question to the president:

How many innocent individuals will have to be slain by the Chinese communists for merely exercising their rights to free speech, peaceable assembly, and petition before you decide you can’t in good conscience attend the opening ceremonies?

None of course – he should pull out now, and also withdraw the US from the entire Olympics. The Brits should do the same. Because our support for freedom and opposition to oppression is indivisible – it doesn’t just apply to Iraqis and Afghans.

And withholding our support for the Olympics will help convince the Chinese people to get rid of their oppressors and set the Tibetans free.

Finally, amazingly, this is something the Democrats and Republicans agree on:

The Speaker of the US House of Representatives met the Dalai Lama at his seat in exile today and demanded that the world stand up for Tibet against Chinese oppression…

“If freedom-loving people throughout the world do not speak out against Chinese oppression and China and Tibet, we have lost all moral authority to speak on behalf of human rights anywhere in the world.”

…she was also supported by the senior Republican on the trip, James Sensenbrenner. “In the U.S. Congress, there is no division between Democrats and Republicans on the issue of protecting Tibetan culture and eliminating repression against Tibetans around the world,” he said.

Let’s just do it.


Preserving Historical Truth

March 20, 2008

A lefty says we caused WW2, reminding us to nail the truth about the liberation of Iraq before the lefties lock in their distortion of that too.

The New York Sun on the WW2 book (my ellipsis):

…is an attempt at “countering the received myth of the good war” with (the author’s) “own myth of the bad war.”

And on Iraq:

It is a reminder that the struggle for a clear view of war and history is a never-ending quest, a point President Bush clearly comprehends.

While the Democrats have endlessly alleged that the war was premised on a lie, Mr. Bush marked the anniversary yesterday by underscoring the profundity of the evil our GIs encountered.

They, Mr. Bush said, “uncovered children’s prisons, and torture chambers, and rape rooms where Iraqi women were violated in front of their families. They found videos showing regime thugs mutilating Iraqis deemed disloyal to Saddam.

And across the Iraqi countryside they uncovered mass graves of thousands executed by the regime.”

The president’s remarks followed the release by the Pentagon last week of its new report analyzing 600,000 captured documents from Iraq to see what light they might shed on Saddam Hussein’s links to international terrorism…

The hardliners were right, after all. Saddam Hussein was a terror master, and he worked with international Jihad, including Al Qaeda affiliates, throughout the 1990s.

We’re winnning in Iraq, but – as after WW2 – must leave garrisons to secure the freedoms purchased in blood and treasure.

And we must preserve the truth of this great deed for posterity.


Irish Freedom

March 19, 2008

Brits remain submissive as their pusillanimous elite cedes their nation to the EU. Only the Irish show fighting spirit.

Here’s the astounded WSJ (my ellipsis):

With all the effort put into avoiding referendums, it’s hard to escape the conclusion that EU politicians are trying to pull a fast one on their voters.

On the one hand, they’re selling Lisbon as a grand reform treaty that propels Europe out of the malaise that followed the French and Dutch no votes (on the EU Constitution). On the other, they say the treaty is a small tightening-up exercise that doesn’t require a return to the ballot box. Which is it?

EU partisans find it hard to make a persuasive case for the treaty, except to trot out the tired argument that “good Europeans” would support whatever EU leaders think up. To which an antitreaty jingle making the rounds in Ireland offers a proper response:

You’re not saying no to Europe when you vote this treaty down.

You’re saying yes to democracy and the right to stand your ground.

Nice lyrics – it would sound great set to Edward Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1


Brits Can’t Run Monopolies, Italians Can

March 17, 2008

Our recent visit to London yielded a comparison between Italian and Brit monopolies – the Italian ones work.

We traveled from our Italian rural fastness to Rome’s main airport (Fiumicino) by train. It being Italy, we bought our (very inexpensive) tickets from the tobacconist (saves costly ticket offices). Exactly two minutes before the train arrived, a large and modern bus swept up and dropped off other travelers. The double-decker train arrived on time to the minute, we got on, people disembarking picked their cars up from the (huge, free, bumpy) parking lot, or boarded the bus, and set off to the surrounding villages. The train headed into Rome center, stopping frequently, then out to the airport, arriving exactly on time.

Our Italian friends & neighbors rely on this train/bus service, and say they’re always on time.

At the airport, we strolled to check-in 5 minutes, and were sipping our Cappuccini at the departure gate 20 minutes later – security was clean, courteous, took 7 minutes, and didn’t try to make us take our shoes off.

The Italian bus, train, and airport are all run by state monopolies.

Five days later we left London via Luton airport, having found its three other airports to be hellholes. Luton has no direct rail connection so we waited in the rain for a bus. It arrived late, with room for only about 20% of the queue – the driver said another bus would come soon, but that may have been Crowd Control. The bus then had to fight its way to Luton through roadworks and arrived even later.

Luton was fine but understaffed on this very busy Sunday- check-in took 35 minutes and security 27 minutes (7 of 10 security points were open). We grabbed coffees and sprinted to the gate.

Our Ryanair flight left a bit late but arrived early, adding to our good opinion of it (though they should fix the check-in delays).

In summary, our Italian public transport experience was inexpensive, reliable, and civilized and our London experience was the reverse. Since London is much bigger and richer than Rome, it should be much better.

The Brits are obviously hopeless at managing monopolies – that’s probably why they and the Dutch had to co-invent Free Enterprise.

Come the revolution, the Brits should subcontract their entire transport infrastructure to the Italian government.


Another Thatcher Can’t Save The UK

March 15, 2008

We recently opined that Brits can regain their liberties only by a Thatcher-style houseclean of their Parliament; or by a more radical velvet revolution creating a new constitution; or by a civil war that does all of the above and kills or exiles the ruling elite.

The Thatcher option sadly now seems very unlikely.

That’s because reforming the Brit government needs more than a single charismatic leader – without respect for the constitution from We The People, plus competent supporters in Parliament, and an honest and competent civil service, nothing will get done.

We’ve been visiting the UK the last few days, and find We The People are sick to death of their Parliament. A current hot button is an expenses scam:

MPs can claim for items on the list under the £22,000-a-year additional costs allowance for maintaining a second home in London near to Parliament in addition to their constituency residence.

The allowance is controversial as some MPs run a second home even though their constituencies are relatively close to Westminster…

Privately, many MPs admit they use Parliament’s generous system of perks and allowances to supplement an income which they regard as below the going rate for senior professionals.

That might be OK if these folks really were senior professionals, but they’re not – many are petty crooks.

And they’re useless – one of the big changes since Mrs T’s time is the rise of the professional pol with zero experiences to bring to government. Here’s the resume of the woman who banned the Israeli lawmaker from the UK (my ellipsis):

(She studied) for a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics… (then) did a Postgraduate Certificate in Education…

(Next) she taught Economics at…(a) High School…followed by a post at (a) Sixth Form College before becoming Head of Economics and GNVQ Co-ordinator at (another) High School…in 1990.

She was elected MP for Redditch at the 1997 general election…

(She) was appointed Home Secretary in Gordon Brown‘s first Cabinet reshuffle of 28 June 2007.

She’s spent her life working for the state and her experience of administration is limited to co-ordinating a High School program. That makes her the least experienced holder of this post in modern history – there’s a list here. It includes Winston Churchill.

She’s not unusual:

Fewer than 10 out of 350 Labour MPs have ever run a business.

MPs from the other parties are similarly hopeless – here’s the Tory leader:

Cameron studied at the University of Oxford, where he read for a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics…After graduation, Cameron worked for the Conservative Research Department between 1988 and 1992…

(In 1992) Cameron was rewarded with a promotion to Special Advisor to the Chancellor of the Exchequer

In July 1994, Cameron left his role as Special Adviser to work as the Director of Corporate Affairs at (a TV company)…Cameron resigned as Director of Corporate Affairs in February 2001 in order to fight for election to Parliament (which he won in 2001).

This resume is as un-Churchillian as the Labour woman’s and with a few exceptions the rest of the Tory MPs are equally weak.

The Liberal Democrats are state-bred to a man/woman.

So even if a Mrs T were to emerge, she’d have to rely on a bunch of ex-teachers, coordinators, and directors of Corporate Affairs.

If, by a miracle, she did find a team capable of fighting its way out of the UK’s looming food, energy, and economic crises, and dumping the EU, that team would have to rely on a civil service to execute its plans.

But the civil service is incompetent -repeatedly losing sensitive data, sinking the financial sector with retrospective taxes, presiding over a massive decline in education and a massive increase in hospital infections, and consistently procuring lousy equipment for the military.

As a tiny example, when we arrived at a London airport, a large sign saying UK Border was displayed behind the immigration officers – possibly to convince illegal immigrants they weren’t actually in the UK until they’d cleared immigration.

But that’s not true – you’re in the UK as soon as you land.

For example, Brit cops planned to arrest an Israeli general on a El Al plane docked at a Heathrow jetway (Brit terrorists had issued a warrant). That’s way outside the new UK Border, and the cops only backed off when it became clear that the El Al guards would whack the lot of them.

With change within the existing constitution improbable, we’ll look next at the prospects of a Velvet Revolution creating a new one.