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  • British PM removes his name from list of Jewish National Fund patrons

    05/28/2011 10:43:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    haaretz ^ | 5/28/11 | Nir Hasson and Danna Harman
    British Prime Minister David Cameron has removed his name from a list of patrons of the UK branch of the Jewish National Fund - and pro-Palestinian activists have taken credit for the move. Cameron's decision to drop his link with the charity was explained by his office as simply having to do with "time constraints." In an e-mail, Downing Street reiterated the explanation without going into details. "The Prime Minister stepped down from a number of charities - including the JNF," the office wrote. Downing Street declined to comment on the fact that the Stop the JNF Campaign has actively...
  • War in Iraq: worst moment in UK history - British MP

    05/23/2011 7:05:19 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 13 replies
    RT News ^ | May 22 nd 2011 | RT interview
    As the last group of British Royal Navy training staff pulls out of Iraq on Sunday marking the end of the UK military operation in the country, British MP Paul Flynn told RT the war in Iraq was not really worth it. ­“With 179 British lives lost and ten billion pounds spent, there will be no celebrations, no parades or marches or flags out to mark the end of the war. And all we seem to have achieved is we have replaced one rotten government with another rotten government,” stated Flynn. According to the MP, the whole country understood it...
  • British royals 'used to be cannibals dining on human flesh'

    05/21/2011 7:50:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Metro.co.uk ^ | May 20, 2011 | Metro.co.uk
    But now a new reason has emerged why the royals might be a particularly interesting subject, with the revelation that they used to dine on human flesh. Kate and Wills will hopefully not follow the cannibal traditions of their ancestors (PA) According to a new book on medicinal cannibalism, written by University of Durham academic Dr Richard Sugg, well-off and well-educated Brits used to eat human flesh, blood and bones as medicine. This practice apparently took place in other parts of Europe as well up until the end of the 18th century. While referring to the barbarity of cannibals in...
  • Allied diplomats pressed Pope Pius to be silent on Nazi deportations

    05/20/2011 9:49:27 PM PDT · by bronxville · 40 replies
    CNS ^ | May 20th, 2011 | Staff
    MANCHESTER, England (CNS) -- U.S. and British diplomats discussed exerting pressure on Pope Pius XII to be silent about the Nazi deportations of Hungarian Jews, according to newly discovered documentation. The British feared that the wartime pope might make a "radio appeal on behalf of the Jews in Hungary" and that in the course of his broadcast would "also criticize what the Russians are doing in occupied territory." Sir Francis D'Arcy Osborne, the British ambassador to the Vatican, told an American diplomat that "something should be done to prevail upon the pope not to do this as it will have...
  • The Perverted Politics of the Redgrave Family

    05/16/2011 6:30:10 PM PDT · by CharlyFord · 15 replies
    Pajamasmedia ^ | 16 May 2011 | Roger Simon and Lionel Chetwynd
    British author Tim Adler's latest book, "House of Redgrave: The Secret Lives of a Theatrical Dynasty", is filled with bombshell revelations about one of Britain's most celebrated acting families. On this week's Poliwood, Roger Simon and Lionel Chetwynd delve into the sordid politics to which Vanessa Redgrave and her brother Corin were dedicated. How did these children of privilege come to think of themselves as leaders of the working class? And why did they embrace the leader of the Workers Revolutionary Party even after he admitted to having "red sex slaves"?
  • Al-Qaeda Bomber was Agent for British Intelligence

    04/27/2011 10:19:53 AM PDT · by Crimson Elephant · 1+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 27 April 2011 | David Maddox
    AN AL-QAEDA militant accused of carrying out a bombing campaign across Pakistan in 2002 was a British agent, according to the latest Wikileaks revelations.
  • Russia Holds Obama For Suspicion Of Being a British Spy Back In 2005!

    04/24/2011 7:12:51 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 58 replies
    American reporter ^ | September 6, 2009 · 10:34 AM | american reporter
    Today Russian President V. Putin ordered U.S. Senator Barack Obama, who is also tight with MOSSAD, to be held in custody under suspicion of being a British operative illegally spying in Russia at off-limits secret facilities.
  • Britons shot in Florida killed as part of 'gang initiation'

    04/18/2011 9:56:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 18 Apr 2011 | Paul Thompson, in Florida and Nick Britten
    Two British friends shot dead on a crime-ridden American housing estate were ambushed and murdered, possibly as part of a gang initiation. James Cooper, 25, and James Kouzaris, 24, were in Florida when they were killed at 3am in a gangland area rarely visited by tourists. They apparently accepted a lift from someone they met in a bar, thinking they were being driven home. A 16 year-old, named locally as Shawn Tyson, was charged with their murder. It emerged yesterday that he was freed by a judge last week despite being arrested over an armed robbery. The bodies of Mr...
  • Florida murders: Britons 'forced at gunpoint to go to run-down housing estate'

    04/22/2011 12:48:43 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 7:01PM BST 21 Apr 2011 | By Paul Thompson
    Police investigating the murder of two British tourists in Florida believe they were ordered at gunpoint into a run-down housing estate where they were robbed before being shot dead. They are working on a theory that James Cooper and James Kouzaris were confronted by the alleged gunman Shawn Tyson as they tried to find an all-night restaurant. The 16 year-old is thought to have frogmarched the pair away from a well lit road and into the series of one way streets that make up the “no go” area of the Courts housing project in the Newtown, north Sarasota. [SNIP] Tyson...
  • 'I just grabbed the geezer': Hero squaddie seizes top Taliban leader after desert FIST FIGHT

    04/16/2011 12:42:21 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 46 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15th April 2011
    Face to face with a Taliban bomber after a high-speed desert chase, Private Lee Stephens acted on instinct and adrenalin. With no time to consider his own safety, he leapt unarmed from his Warrior armoured vehicle, dragged the insurgent from his motorcycle and laid into him with his fists. Gunner Pte Stephens, 30, from Solihull, did not have time to get his gun. He said: ‘I jumped out and I grabbed the geezer. ‘It was mark one left, mark two right fists. That was it. No weapons, just my hands.’ It was only afterwards that the full significance of his...
  • Elderly British Sailor Crosses Atlantic on Raft

    04/07/2011 9:52:03 AM PDT · by a real Sheila · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 07, 2011 | ASSOC PRESS
    PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten -- An 85-year-old British sailor who dreamed of crossing the Atlantic on a raft as a young boy completed the journey with three friends Wednesday. The crossing to this Caribbean island, led by Anthony Smith of London, took about two months and was generally smooth except for damage to two rudders on the large, sail-powered raft. "Some people say it was mad," he told The Associated Press when he
  • How will Anglo-American relations fare when America is no longer majority white?

    04/04/2011 11:01:59 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 20 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Ed West
    America’s Census results show that the country is being transformed “into a much browner, more suburban, more southern and western place”. The Economist reports: According to a recent study from the Census Bureau, the majority of them are now from groups normally considered minorities, chiefly Hispanics and blacks. The latest release of data from last year’s decennial census confirms that whites still constitute a slender majority, 54%, of those under 18, and a larger one, 64%, of the population as a whole. America’s demographic change is rapid enough to be called a revolution. Over the past decade minorities accounted for...
  • The British soldier who broke into Auschwitz: Denis Avey swapped uniforms with Jewish pal

    04/01/2011 4:44:03 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 32 replies
    A former British soldier and prisoner of war has recalled the horror he felt after swapping uniforms with a Dutch Jew - and breaking into Auschwitz. Denis Avey, 92, was captured during World War II and sent to the IG Farben plant, known as Auschwitz III, where the deadly gas was produced. But when Mr Avey was told about the mass killings and smelled the horrendous stench from nearby crematoriums he vowed to witness the atrocities for himself. The brave soldier bribed guards with cigarettes and swapped uniforms with a Dutch Jew who was roughly the same height. With the...
  • Even Worse than British Unions

    03/26/2011 11:25:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/27/11 | Robert Feneron
    Viewers from "across the pond" are watching with keen interest, as the elemental struggle between Republican politicians and the public sector unions is played out. With, on the one hand, a sense of "déjà vu", and on the other, a feeling that, for once, the old country is in better shape, British observers can see clearly the similarities in circumstances, but also the (primarily legal) differences, between our two countries. The first obvious parallel between the British and US trade union movements is their almost complete colonization by the Left. Starting in the 1960s, unions in both countries increasingly came...
  • Burger King boss insults British

    03/13/2011 5:15:07 PM PDT · by wiseone · 94 replies
    telegraph ^ | 3/12/2011 | Nick Britten
    Burger King boss insults British women and food The chief executive of Burger King has described British women as ugly and English food as “terrible”, in a gaffe likely to enrage his customers in this country.
  • Dead Men Risen: The snipers' story (WOW! AMAZING SHOOTING - EVEN A QUIGLEY!

    03/13/2011 4:46:25 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 86 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 13, 2011 | Toby Harnden
    Operating from a remote patrol base in Helmand, two British snipers were responsible for killing 75 Taliban fighters in just 40 days. In one remarkable feat of marksmanship, two insurgents were dispatched with a single bullet. The arrival at the newly-established Patrol Base Shamal Storrai (Pashto for “North Star”) in late August 2009 of Serjeant Tom Potter and Rifleman Mark Osmond marked the start of an astonishing episode in the history of British Army sniping. Within 40 days, the two marksmen from 4 Rifles, part of the Welsh Guards Battle group, had achieved 75 confirmed kills with 31 attributed to...
  • Nick Clegg orders universities to lower entrance requirements - but only for poorer students

    02/08/2011 10:13:07 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:17 PM on 8th February 2011 | James Chapman
    Nick Clegg is to make an explosive attack on British universities as ‘instruments of social segregation’ as he orders them to stop taking so many middle-class students. The Deputy Prime Minister will this week insist that top institutions must ‘throw open their doors’ and lower their entrance requirements for the less well-off.
  • Cambridge University first to charge £9,000 fees - unless your family's poor

    02/08/2011 10:06:02 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:20 AM on 9th February 2011 | Kate Loveys
    Cambridge has become the first university to announce that it will charge maximum tuition fees of £9,000 a year. But it will give hefty discounts to poorer students, which means the middle classes will bear the brunt of the move. MPs voted in December to raise tuition fees to £6,000 per year from 2012, with universities allowed to charge £9,000 in exceptional circumstances.
  • Americans are angry with us for polluting their language

    02/07/2011 5:08:46 AM PST · by NCjim · 138 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | February 7, 2011 | Kath Hinton
    After mangling our language for years, Americans are complaining about the invasion of traditional British lingo, says Kath Hinton. New Yorkers always fall for a nice English accent: whenever my well-spoken sister-in-law visits, they trill at her flowing diction and faultless vowels. Coming from Liverpool, I have a trickier time. In fact, I stopped ordering butter after three waiters in one smart restaurant failed to grasp my pronunciation. "Bootta! Bootta!" I pleaded, while my American friends wept with joy at my embarrassment. Now, however, it is the words we Anglo-Saxons use, not how we say them, that is causing a...
  • British PM calls multiculturalism a failure

    02/05/2011 5:40:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/5/11 | AFP
    MUNICH, Germany (AFP) – British Prime Minister David Cameron condemned his country's long-standing policy of multiculturalism as a failure Saturday, saying it was partly to blame for fostering Islamist extremism. In a speech to the Munich Security Conference, Cameron said many young British Muslims were drawn to violent ideology because they found no strong collective identity in Britain. Signalling a marked change in policy towards ethnic and religious minorities, he urged a "more active, muscular liberalism" where equal rights, the rule of law, freedom of speech and democracy were actively promoted. ... Many criticised his timing, on the day that...
  • Mainstream Media Silent On WikiLeak Revelation Obama Betrayed British Nuclear Secrets

    02/05/2011 11:13:23 AM PST · by Askwhy5times · 16 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Saturday, February 5, 2011 | Bluegrass Pundit
    The New York Times has no qualms about releasing Wikileak secrets. They actually played a critical role in the releases. However, the latest secret divulged is very damaging to President Barack Obama. According to information supported by diplomatic cables, Obama sold out the British and has agreed to release their nuclear secrets to the Russians without British approval. Reportedly, this was done to secure Russian agreement to a new START treaty. The Telegraph has reported this story, but the New York Times and other mainstream U.S. media outlets remain silent. Conduct your own Google search and see. A couple of...
  • Muslims must embrace our British values, David Cameron says

    02/04/2011 3:56:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    examinier.com ^ | 2/4/11 | James Kirkup,
    British Muslims must subscribe to mainstream values of freedom and equality, David Cameron will say as he declares that the doctrine of multiculturalism has “failed” and will be abandoned. Entering the debate on national identity and religious tolerance, the Prime Minister will declare an end to “passive tolerance” of divided communities, and say that members of all faiths must integrate into wider society and accept core values. To be British is to believe in freedom of speech and religion, democracy and equal rights regardless of race, sex or sexuality, he will say. Proclaiming a doctrine of “muscular liberalism”, he will...
  • Mark Steyn : Dependence Day (the British are losing their civilizational will to live)

    01/19/2011 6:58:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies · 1+ views
    The New Criterion ^ | 01/19/2011 | Mark Steyn
    If I am pessimistic about the future of liberty, it is because I am pessimistic about the strength of the English-speaking nations, which have, in profound ways, surrendered to forces at odds with their inheritance. “Declinism” is in the air, but some of us apocalyptic types are way beyond that. The United States is facing nothing so amiable and genteel as Continental-style “decline,” but something more like sliding off a cliff. In the days when I used to write for Fleet Street, a lot of readers and several of my editors accused me of being anti-British. I’m not. I’m extremely...
  • 196 Years Ago - The American Agincourt and Thermopylae

    01/08/2011 7:45:49 AM PST · by SES1066 · 25 replies
    Self | 01/08/2011 | Self
    Like so many other things in history, the further back that they are, the more we take them for granted. In this case, it would be a mistake to not reflect upon this 196th Anniversary of the "Battle of New Orleans" and the fact that it could be referred to as the United States' "Agincourt". The British military intent in the "War of 1812" was to emasculate their former North American Colonies by shutting off their abilities to trade with the rest of the world. The British were flush from completing the defeat of Napoleon and had the experienced and...
  • Israel arrests two British consulate staff in gun probe

    01/03/2011 1:55:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/3/11 | Dan Williams
    Jerusalem - Israel said Monday it had charged two local employees of the British Consulate General in Jerusalem with arms trafficking as part of an investigation into an alleged plot to fire a rocket into a football stadium A British Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman confirmed the arrests and said Britain was urgently seeking confirmation of the charges. "We have been told by the Israeli authorities that the investigation into our two employees is unrelated to the work they do at the consulate," the spokesman said.
  • British terror pair killed by drone

    12/16/2010 5:33:57 AM PST · by csvset · 29 replies
    The Sun ^ | 16 dec 2010 | ALEX PEAKE
    TWO white British al-Qaeda terrorists - one said to have been called Steve - have been killed in a drone attack in Pakistan. The Foreign Office is investigating reports that the two men died in a Hellfire missile strike by a remote-controlled US aircraft near the town of Datta Khel six days ago. The militants, aged 48 and 25 and using the pseudonyms Abu Bakr and Mansoor Ahmed, were said to be in a vehicle in the mountainous region with two other al-Qaeda fighters at the time. A Foreign Office spokeswoman last night said: "We are aware of media reports...
  • British Airways worker 'offered to be suicide bomber and advised terrorists of airline's weaknesses

    11/29/2010 4:57:31 PM PST · by wtd · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 29th November 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    A British Airways computer expert who is alleged to have offered himself as a suicide bomber appeared in court today to deny terrorism charges. Rajib Karim, 31, of Newcastle upon Tyne, remains in custody and is due to go on trial on January 24 at Woolwich Crown Court in south east London. Bangladesh-born Karim appeared via videolink today at the Old Bailey where he pleaded not guilty to two charges of preparing for terrorism. Each count covers the period from April 13 2006 to February 26 2010 and includes the allegation that he 'offered to be a martyr or suicide...
  • Killer Shrimp assault British shrimp, threaten Ecosystem

    09/14/2010 2:28:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 14, 2010 | Casey Bayer
    Killer shrimp are invading UK waters and raising concern among scientists. Killer shrimp may threaten the balance of life in fresh-water ecosystems.On Sept. 9, Britain's Environment Agency issued an alert that "killer shrimp" were spotted in a fresh-water reservoir in Cambridgeshire, England. Before you have a 28 Days Later moment, take a deep breath. These tiny crustaceans, the Dikerogammarus villosus shrimp, which can grow up to 3 centimeters (about 1 inch) in length, pose no direct danger to humans. But the killer shrimp is bigger than local species – and more aggressive. The "killer shrimp" eats other shrimp and small...
  • Paratroopers defeat Taliban in decisive day of battles

    11/27/2010 11:46:00 AM PST · by Da_Shrimp · 13 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 11/26/2010 | Thomas Harding
    A day of heavy fighting left 25 insurgents dead in a former haven in northern Nad-e-Ali district of Helmand. The story of the Battle of Washiran can be told for the first time after soldiers described the assault to The Daily Telegraph. Surveillance first identified eight fighters readying their weapons for attack in a compound that was targetted by RAF Tornado with a 500lb satellite guided bomb. The Paras were then ordered to fight through the village but met with fierce enemy resistance and roads laced with hidden IEDs (Improvised Explosive Device). Lt Sam Whitlam, commanding 5 Platoon, B Company,...
  • Prince William Gives Kate Middleton His Mother's Engagement Ring

    11/17/2010 4:49:04 AM PST · by workerbee · 31 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/16/10
    The engagement ring given to Kate Middleton by her fiancé, Prince William, belonged to his mother, Princess Diana. The ring is the stunning 18 carat blue sapphire and diamond ring his father, the Prince of Wales , gave his mother in February of 1981. In an interview with Fox News, Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell said the ring will be introduced to a new generation through Kate Middleton. "This was my way of making sure that my mother didn't miss out on today," William said as the couple posed for photographers inside St. James's Palace. The wedding is set to...
  • Anti-Semitic themes found in mainstream British circles

    11/12/2010 9:58:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 11/12/10 | ONNY PAUL
    Comparisons of Israel to Nazi Germany are becoming increasingly common anti-Semitic conspiracies are used more freely in conversation. LONDON – A report published by a Jewish community organization on Thursday highlights how old anti-Semitic themes to depict Israel and Zionism have become more widespread in mainstream British circles during the past year. Comparisons of Israel and its supporters to Nazi Germany have become increasingly common among the public, and anti-Semitic conspiracy themes are being used more freely in conversation, the “Anti-Semitic Discourse in Britain in 2009” indicated. The 57-page report was published by the Community Security Trust, which monitors anti-...
  • Muslim Protesters Create Havoc: 'British soldiers burn in hell' Blood Libel and Burnings

    11/11/2010 12:43:04 PM PST · by combat_boots · 7 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 11 Nov 2010 | Pam Geller (and other sources)
    This is hate. This is kuffarophobia. This is the enemy we welcome into our countries, who is determined to subvert and destroy, and intends to eliminate Western civilisation from within. Our groups American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI)TM, Freedom Defense Initiative (FDI)TM, European Freedom Defense Initiative, European Freedom Initiative, Israel Freedom Initiative, SIOE, SIOA, SIAD, SIO Poland, SIO Romania, SIO Bulgaria, SIO France, SIO Sweden, SIO Norway et al, are organized and led by Anders Gravers in Europe and Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, James Lafferty, Pamela Hall, and Rich Davis in the States. We are creating "a coalition of the free"...
  • British Students in Violent Protest Against Tuition Hikes

    Holding signs reading "Free my Future" and "Stop Education Cuts," up to 50,000 students stomped through the streets of London today, protesting both a tuition hike and deep cuts to the education budget. The protests turned violent Wednesday afternoon with protesters and police fighting in front of the Conservative Party's headquarters, the Millbank Tower. Students shattered the glass windows of the tower and hundreds occupied the building for a time. Activists threw water, paper, and even a fire extinguisher from the roof of the political headquarters
  • Just for grins...

    11/08/2010 11:10:37 AM PST · by Constitutions Grandchild · 5 replies · 1+ views
    My cousin, Barb | Unknown | Unknown
    The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist threats, and have therefore raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved". Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A Bit Cross". The English have not been "A Bit Cross" since the blitz in 1940, when tea supplies nearly ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from "Tiresome" to "A Bloody Nuisance". The last time the British issued a "Bloody Nuisance" warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada. The Scots have raised their threat level from "Pissed Off" to "Let's...
  • 'Surfing rabbi' rallies with British anti-Islam group outside Israel embassy

    10/25/2010 9:37:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 10/25/10 | Staff
    An Orthodox California rabbi running for state senate under the Tea Party banner marched yesterday with a far right-wing anti-Islam group in Britain outside the Israeli Embassy. Rabbi Nachum Shifren, an ex-lifeguard known as the surfing rabbi, is considered a long shot to represent west Los Angeles in the California senate. He has spoken at Tea Party events and says he is a member of the group. The English Defence League has said it wants to foster ties with the American Tea Party, a right-wing group that has also taken anti-Muslim and anti-immigration stances, and the rally, at which Shifren...
  • Mumford & Sons - The Cave - live Hollywood Palladium, October 18, 2010 (If you haven't heard of them

    10/19/2010 1:09:04 PM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 32 replies
    YouTube : Mumford and Sons ^ | 10/19/10 | A Freeper
    They gave a sold out performance at the Hollywood Palladium last night but you've probably never heard of them. The band members play multiple instruments including banjo, accordion, string base, mandolin, keyboard, drums and guitar (which the lead singer sometimes plays at the same time)-- yet they aren't a bluegrass band. They're not even Americans; they're a group of four young Englishmen. It's hard to classify Mumford and Sons' music, but the closest description is probably "folk rock." Their most popular song, "Little Lion Man" is junked up with a curse word, but an edited version is played on the...
  • British terror suspect 'was head of The Islamic Army of Great Britain'

    10/05/2010 5:27:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Telegraph [U.K.] ^ | 10/5/10 | Staff
    The British terror suspect killed in a Pakistan drone strike last month had been elected leader of an al-Qaeda group called The Islamic Army of Great Britain, according to reports. According to the source, Jabbar was living in Punjab, and was chosen as the leader of a new group, to be called The Islamic Army of Great Britain. The decision was apparently made during a meeting in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan three months ago, attended by 300 militants and monitored by intelligence agencies.
  • Travel Alert [Europe]

    10/03/2010 1:28:27 PM PDT · by Cindy · 27 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Travel Alert U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Bureau of Consular Affairs Europe October 3, 2010 The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to the potential for terrorist attacks in Europe. Current information suggests that al-Qa’ida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks. European governments have taken action to guard against a terrorist attack and some have spoken publicly about the heightened threat conditions. Terrorists may elect to use a variety of means and weapons and target both official and private interests. U.S. citizens are reminded of the potential for terrorists to attack public transportation...
  • British schools where girls must wear the Islamic veil

    10/02/2010 11:05:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 10/3/10 | David Barrett
    Hundreds of girls are bring forced by British schools to wear the Islamic veil in a move which has been heavily criticised by mainstream Muslims. Islamic schools have introduced uniform policies which force girls to wear the burka or a full headscarf and veil known as the niqab. Moderate followers of Islam said yesterday that enforcement of the veil was a "dangerous precedent" and that children attending such schools were being "brainwashed".
  • 3 British World War I-era ships found off Estonia

    08/23/2010 9:51:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    AP ^ | August 23, 2010
    TALLINN, Estonia — The wrecks of three British warships sunk after World War I off the coast of a Baltic Sea island have been found, Estonia's military announced Monday. Using state-of-the-art sonar equipment, an Estonian naval vessel last week located the wrecks of HMS Cassandra, HMS Gentian and HMS Myrtle near the Estonian island of Saaremaa, about 90 miles (140 kilometers) southwest of the capital, Tallinn. "We are convinced that these (wrecks) are ... those perished British vessels," Cmdr. Ivo Vark said in a statement. He said that the last coordinates of the vessels — reported by then British squadron...
  • British kickboxer sought in death of ex-US Marine (Marine stalked and stabbed after bar fight)

    08/16/2010 10:33:10 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    Yahoo | AP ^ | 8/16/10 | Jocelyn Gecker
    BANGKOK – A manhunt was under way Monday in Thailand for a British kickboxer police say is believed to have killed a former U.S. Marine after provoking a barroom brawl on a tropical island. Police have named 28-year-old Lee Aldhouse of Britain as the prime suspect in the weekend stabbing death of Dashawn Longfellow, 23, who was vacationing on the island of Phuket and, according to U.S. media, a recipient of the Purple Heart after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thai authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Aldhouse and think he is still in the Phuket area but have...
  • Briton held for wearing a bikini in Dubai shopping mall after fight with Arabic woman

    08/04/2010 5:52:24 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 12:07 AM on 5th August 2010 | By Paul Revoir
    A British holidaymaker has been charged with indecency in Dubai after walking through the world's largest shopping centre in a bikini. The woman was buying clothes and gifts in the Dubai Mall, fully dressed but in a low-cut top, when she was accosted by an Arabic woman and criticised for wearing 'revealing clothing'. The pair then became embroiled in a heated row in front of hundreds of bemused shoppers. Incensed by the Arabic woman's comments, the British woman told her to 'mind her own business' before stripping out of her clothes and 'taunting' the locals by walking around in only...
  • British teenager becomes first to have new stem cell operation to rebuild cancerous windpipe

    08/03/2010 6:48:08 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 9 replies · 98+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 2:12 AM on 4th August 2010 | By Jenny Hope
    Doctors have carried out pioneering lifesaving surgery to give a new windpipe to a British teenager suffering from cancer. The 19-year-old was able to speak within a few days of the operation carried out in Italy using her own stem cells. Another 31-year-old patient from Czechoslovakia also underwent surgery for the same rare form of trachea cancer.
  • My duty is to save the world: Prince Charles believes he was born for a purpose

    07/30/2010 8:28:03 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 121 replies · 3+ views
    dailymail ^ | Friday July 30 2010 | Fay Schlesinger
    The Prince of Wales says he believes he has been placed on Earth as future King ‘for a purpose’ - to save the world. Giving a fascinating insight into his view of his inherited wealth and influence, he said: ‘I can only somehow imagine that I find myself being born into this position for a purpose. ‘I don’t want my grandchildren or yours to come along and say to me, “Why the hell didn’t you come and do something about this? You knew what the problem was”. That is what motivates me.‘I wanted to express something in the outer world...
  • Debunking the Carter Ruck defence of British-Iraqi billionaire Nadhmi Auchi ( + REZKO et al)

    07/01/2009 11:09:45 AM PDT · by 1066AD · 5 replies · 346+ views
    Hawaii Free Press / WikiLeaks ^ | 5/29/2008 | Andrew Walden
    May 29, 2008 By Andrew Walden (Hawai'i Free Press) Nadhmi Auchi, seen here with the Governor of Illinois, Rob Blagojevich (middle) at a 2004 Chicago dinner in Auchi's honor arranged by Antonin Rezko (potentially, right)[1]. All three men have been convicted of corruption related charges (Auchi 2003, Rezko 2008, Blagojevich 2009).[2] “A British-Iraqi billionaire lent millions of dollars to Barack Obama's fundraiser (dual US-Syrian citizen Tony Rezko) just weeks before an imprudent land deal that has returned to haunt the presidential contender, an investigation by The Times discloses. The money transfer raises the question of whether funds from Nadhmi Auchi,...
  • Russian spy suspect Anna Chapman: I regret life I've chosen (e-mails 6 weeks before her arrest)

    07/10/2010 4:53:00 AM PDT · by valkyry1 · 40 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 10:00PM BST 02 Jul 2010 | Gordon Rayner and Andy Bloxham
    The British ex-husband of alleged spy Anna Chapman has disclosed a series of emails she sent him weeks before her arrest, describing her regrets over the life she had chosen. Mrs Chapman, 28, told Alex Chapman she had “suffered a lot” because of her decision to put her career ahead of a chance to start a family with him. But she said she was determined to make her new life in America work, adding: “It’s never too late to be happy and succeed.” Mrs Chapman, who was arrested in the US last weekend as part of an 11-strong suspected spying...
  • British Ambassador Praises Terrorist Sheikh

    07/09/2010 12:27:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    inn ^ | 7/9/10 | Maayana Miskin
    Hizbullah spiritual leader Sheikh Mohammed Fadlallah, who authorized suicide bombings and other attacks killing hundreds of people, was “a true man of religion” whose death last week left Lebanon “a lesser place,” according to British Ambassador to Lebanon Frances Guy. The world “needs more men like him,” she said. "People in Lebanon like to ask me which politician I admire most... I usually avoid answering by referring to those I enjoy meeting the most and those that impress me the most. Until yesterday my preferred answer was to refer to Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, head of the Shia clergy in...
  • Helmet-Cam Video from Afghanistan Shows British Troops Ambushed by The Taliban – Video

    07/02/2010 6:32:13 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 2 replies · 2+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 2, 2010 | Brian
    Here is dramatic battle video from Afghanistan which shows British soldiers being ambushed by The Taliban from three sides. The video was captured by a helmet-cam, and shows one British soldier being shot and his comrades coming to his aid. It turned out he had a flesh wound that only required stitches.........
  • Five Norwegian, British troops killed in Afghan attacks

    06/28/2010 2:16:58 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 6 replies
    Island Crisis ^ | June 28th 2010 | BNO News
    KABUL (BNO NEWS) — Five coalition service members, four of them from Norway, were killed in two separate attacks in southern and northern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said. The four Norwegians were killed when their patrol struck an improvised explosive device (IED) around 5.30 p.m. local time in Faryab Province on Sunday. “It is with deep regret that I received the message that we have lost four soldiers in Afghanistan,” said Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. “I want to express my deepest sympathy for the families who have suffered an irreplaceable loss today.” Sunday’s loss was the worst Norwegian loss...
  • Prince Harry promotes US-UK veteran ties in NYC

    06/25/2010 4:54:29 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 1+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 25
    NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) -- Britain's Prince Harry says the bonds between British and American military veterans are strong but can be even stronger. Harry spoke Friday on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City during a reception for U.S. and British veterans and their families. The third in line to the British throne said his country can learn from American advances in veterans' care and rehabilitation.....