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  • American Decapitated by Englishman

    08/22/2014 12:04:40 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 20 August 2014 | Mark Steyn
    kidnapped while reporting on the Syrian uprising. His executioner - the man standing next to him in the picture at right - was speaking with a British accent. That's to say, he's one of thousands of citizens of western nations - British, American, European, Canadian and Australian - who've flocked to join the planet's coolest new gang and saw the heads off anyone who gets in their way: Christian, Yazedi, Kurd, Shia, Alawite, and, indeed, plenty of little schoolgirls in pretty pink dresses. As I said to John, more British Muslims are serving with ISIS than as soldiers of the...
  • Muslim fanatics guilty of brutal British soldier murder

    12/19/2013 6:44:00 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    AFP ^ | December 19, 2013
    London (AFP) - Two Muslim extremists were on Thursday found guilty of the gruesome murder of a British soldier in broad daylight on a London street. Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, hacked to death soldier Lee Rigby as he walked back to his barracks in Woolwich, southeast London, in May.
  • 24,000 Brits Will Die From Cold This Winter

    10/29/2013 8:26:26 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 57 replies
    Ice Age Now.info ^ | 28OCT2013 | Jenny Hope
    Elderly people unable to afford fuel bills advised to “heat only their living rooms during daytime this winter.” Research by the charity Age UK has found potentially fatal consequences from living in poorly heated housing. “Cold temperatures endanger the elderly by increasing the risk of flu, chest infections and other respiratory problems, and their severity. “Fewer than one in 10 Britons aged 65 and over are aware that strokes can be brought on by the cold in winter, with only 14 per cent recognising that the cold can impact on heart attacks. “Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director of Age UK, said...
  • Heartbreak of family of hero British soldier hacked to death by Islamic fanatics

    05/24/2013 8:52:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 24, 2013 | Martin Robinson
    The bereft family of executed soldier Lee Rigby today described how they saw the soldier's body on television and spent 12 hours trying to contact him before they were told he was dead. The machinegunner and Drummer, 25, who recently served in Afghanistan, was run over and then hacked to death at 3pm on Wednesday by Islamist fanatics as he walked back to his south-east London barracks. His step-father Ian Rigby sobbed today as he admitted his heart had 'skipped a beat' when he realised the murder was in Woolwich and feared it 'could be my son'. 'As soon as...
  • Brits are too polite and scared of offending “vocal and aggressive Muslims”: former Obama adviser

    03/17/2013 9:13:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 06:55 EST, 16 March 2013 | Steve Robson
    British society is scared of offending “vocal and aggressive” Muslims, claims a former adviser to Barack Obama. Professor Lawrence Krauss made his comments after threatening to walk out of a debate hosted by an Islamic group at the University College London where organizers would not allow men and women to sit together. The Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) told women to sit at the back, while men and couples were sent to the front. Three people who objected were ordered to leave. … “People are not only afraid to offend, but afraid to offend a vocal and aggressive group...
  • ‘They will haunt your thoughts forever’: Family of two British tourists gunned down in Florida

    03/28/2012 5:43:11 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 28, 2012
    A sneering teenager, nicknamed 'Savage', was today found guilty in the shooting deaths of two British tourists after days of damning evidence. Shawn Tyson, 17, was charged with two counts of first degree murder for killing James Cooper and James Kouzaris in April 2011 and was sentenced to life in prison.
  • Report: DHS Expels 2 Brits From America Over ‘Destroy America’ Tweet

    01/30/2012 11:27:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/30/12 | Buck Sexton
    Two British tourists were kicked out of America after joking on Twitter that they were going to “destroy America” and “dig up Marilyn Monroe,’”according to the Daily Mail. DHS Expels Two Brits From America Over Joking Tweet: Report After landing in Los Angeles International Airport with his friend Emily Bunting, authorities detained and handcuff Leigh Van Bryan, 26, who was then moved into a guarded cell for 12 hours as a result of the offending tweet. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) flagged Bryan as a potential threat after he tweeted out to friends the following message about his Hollywood...
  • What the Storming of the British Embassy In Teheran Tells Us

    11/29/2011 10:46:47 AM PST · by nuconvert · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Fox ^ | Michael Rubin
    Hardline Iranian students stormed the British embassy in Tehran this morning, smashing windows and burning the British flag. The students, protesting the latest British sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic as a result of its nuclear defiance, demanded Tehran break relations with London. Rather than protect the embassy, Iranian security forces charged with its protecting simply stood aside suggesting official endorsement of the act. The attack on the embassy follows the Iranian parliament’s decision on Sunday to downgrade relations with Great Britain and expel the British ambassador. That vote was 179 in favor of downgrading relations, and four against with...
  • Cheraw’s Revolutionary War history remembered [South Carolina]

    10/30/2011 7:14:38 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 18 replies
    Cheraw Chronicle ^ | 10-30-11 | Contributed
    More than 230 years after their death, British soldiers who perished in Cheraw during the American Revolutionary War will be remembered in a special service this November at Old St. David’s Cemetery. What began as a conversation between Cheraw Mayor Scott Hunter and local physician Dr. Joe Newsom three years ago, evolved into extensive research for British natives and Cheraw residents Noel and Stephanie Briggs. “In our conversation, Dr. Newsom mentioned that while Cheraw gave attention to the Civil War, our Revolutionary War history was also rich,” Hunter said. “That reminded me what I had always heard about the graves...
  • The Quivering Upper Lip - The British character: from self-restraint to self-indulgence

    10/15/2011 10:04:59 PM PDT · by Cronos · 114 replies
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2008 | Theodore Dalyrmple
    When my mother arrived in England as a refugee from Nazi Germany, shortly before the outbreak of World War II, she found the people admirable, though not without the defects that corresponded to their virtues. By the time she died, two-thirds of a century later, she found them rude, dishonest, and charmless. They did not seem to her, moreover, to have any virtues to compensate for their unpleasant qualities. I occasionally asked her to think of some, but she couldnÂ’t; and neither, frankly, could I. It wasnÂ’t simply that she had been robbed twice during her last five years, having...
  • Egyptian Parliamentarians Want Eilat

    08/27/2011 2:54:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/8/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    In the wake of recent reports of a joint Israeli-Jordanian plan to link the Red Sea on the Israeli side and the Dead Sea on the Jordanian Side, parliamentarians in Egypt are agitating for the nation's caretaker junta to demand Israel surrender the port-city of Eilat. Egypt has insisted it has a claim to the city of Eilat since it lost the city to the nascent state of Israel in the wake of the Egyptian army's defeat in Israel's 1948 War of Independence, but after the 1979 Camp David Accords the claim was officially dropped. Or so it seemed. The...
  • British used bioweapon in US war of independence

    08/19/2011 12:05:56 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 22 replies
    New Scientist Blog ^ | 19 August 2011 | Debora MacKenzie
    (Image: Everett Collection/Rex Features) A document has just gone on display at Mount Vernon, Virginia - the museum in the former home of George Washington, first US President. It is an order dated 1777 and signed by Washington himself to send troops that had not been vaccinated for smallpox - or survived it - to Philadelphia to be vaccinated. These troops were then to join up with the main army, where the disease was raging. It sounds like amazing foresight for its day. "Washington's careful handling of the smallpox epidemic at the beginning of the war was a significant...
  • British Press Continues to Mock Barack and Michelle's Royal Adventure

    05/26/2011 8:54:39 AM PDT · by JRios1968 · 42 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 26 May 2011 | Jim Hoft
    Weird. You’d never see anything like this published in the state-run media here in the US. Don’t they understand who they’re messing with? This Daily Mail piece today mocks Michelle Obama – and the poorly placed plant behind her.
  • Two Britons planned US raid on Osama's hideout

    05/08/2011 10:02:03 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 35 replies
    London, May 8 Not many may know it, but two British special forces' officers planned the May 2 US commando raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan in which the Al Qaeda chief was killed, a media report said Sunday. Two officers from the Special Boat Service (SBS) could be in line for American military honours for the parts they played in planning the audacious raid on the Al Qaeda leader's compound in Abbottabad, the Sunday Express reported. Neither the major not the captain had a "trigger job" in the fight that raged when US Navy Seals stormed Osama's...
  • RAF pilots used Google Maps for Libya rescue

    03/07/2011 6:14:41 PM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Mar. 7, 2011
    RAF pilots who flew a daring rescue mission in to the Libyan Desert used a black and white Google Maps printout to land. The brave humanitarian crew had none of the usual high tech guidance and support as they swooped to rescue British oil workers amid last week's chaos and bloodshed. Flight Lieutenant Stuart Patton was in the cockpit for the nerve-racking mission, which Tripoli's air traffic control had not sanctioned. The 29-year-old from Colchester, Essex, said: "I'd been handed some information from the internet that had been hastily printed out, including a black and white satellite image from Google...
  • SAS 'Blades' rescue 150: Crack helicopter commandos snatch terrified Britons from desert(Libya)

    02/26/2011 3:43:24 PM PST · by nuconvert · 46 replies
    SAS troops last night staged a dramatic evacuation of 150 civilian workers from the Libyan desert. The Special Forces soldiers landed in two C130 Hercules military transport aircraft on a landing strip near remote oilfields south of the eastern port of Benghazi. The SAS men – known as ‘blades’ because of their role at the sharp end of the mission – had flown from Malta’s Valletta airport, where, in meticulous detail, they planned the rescue of the stranded workers, many of them British.
  • One Fifth Of Brits Will Live To 100, Says Report

    12/30/2010 10:01:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 3+ views
    Sky News ^ | 12/29/2010 | Michael Burgess
    Almost a fifth of the people living in the UK today will live to see their 100th birthday, a government study reveals. According to the Department for Work and Pensions, an estimated 10 million of Britain's current residents, or 17% of the population, will live to be at least 100 years old. The report predicts that by 2066 there will be at least 507,000 UK residents aged 100 or over, including 7,700 people aged 110 or over. The figures represent a significant increase on the current 11,800 people in the UK who are at least 100 years old, while those...
  • 32% of British Muslim students support killing for Islam; 40% want Sharia Law

    12/20/2010 4:18:28 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 16 replies · 3+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 20, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    32% of British Muslim students support killing for Islam; 40% want Sharia Law. If the way young Muslims in Britain are feeling is any indication for America’s own Muslim community, then America better beware. According to a new survey done at 30 universities in Britain, the young Muslim student body in that country is extremely radicalized. The poll asked 600 Muslim students and 800 of their non-Muslim peers about politically touchy subjects like killing in the name of Islam and Sharia Law—and the results were like night and day between the two demographics. While hardly anyone in the non-Muslim sample...
  • Snub Sparks Diplomatic Crisis

    12/19/2010 9:20:53 AM PST · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 18 December 2010 | John Semmens
    Revelation that the guest list for Prince William’s wedding next year won’t include the Obamas has sparked a diplomatic crisis. Sources inside the US State Department confirm that President Obama is considering severing diplomatic relations with the United Kingdom, a nation once held to be our closest ally. “This is a royal snub if you ask me,” said the President’s visibly angry Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. “After all this country has done for the Brits—bailing them out in two World Wars, boosting the careers of the Beatles and Rolling Stones, adopting their language as our own—to be stabbed in the...
  • British troops take out 271 Taliban in six-day blitz

    11/26/2010 1:53:22 PM PST · by Flavius · 21 replies · 1+ views
    mirror ^ | 25/11/2010 | By Chris Hughes 25/11/2010
    Nineteen Taliban commanders and 252 fighters were killed or captured as British troops launched a bloody assault.
  • US takes on violent Afghan valley that bled Brits (Sangin district in Helmand province)

    11/09/2010 12:27:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/9/10 | Sebastai Abbott - ap
    SANGIN, Afghanistan – U.S. Marines who recently inherited this lush river valley in southern Helmand province from British forces have tossed aside their predecessor's playbook in favor of a more aggressive strategy to tame one of the most violent places in Afghanistan. U.S. commanders say success is critical in Sangin district — where British forces suffered nearly one-third of their deaths in the war — because it is the last remaining sanctuary in Helmand where the Taliban can freely process the opium and heroin that largely fund the insurgency. The district also serves as a key crossroads to funnel drugs,...
  • 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...
  • UK Royal Family Applies for Government Aid

    09/26/2010 8:12:00 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 25 September 2010 | John Semmens
    Citing the rising cost of utilities, the British Royal Family has sought funds from a program designed to help poor households with their heating bills. “The global recession hasn’t exempted the Queen and her kin from hardship,” said Reginald Smythe, spokesman for the Crown. “The million pounds a year it costs to heat and cool the Palace has put a real bite on the family’s budget. There’s even a fear that Prince Charles may have to sell his string of polo ponies just so his mother can make ends meet. Her Majesty felt such a turn of events would risk...
  • From The Himalayas to Helmand Province (video-Ghurkas from Nepal in Afghanistan fighting with us)

    09/04/2010 3:34:50 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8-31-10 | Anup Kaphle
    VIDEO
  • The Price of Peace (with video of Brit troops in firefight)

    07/06/2010 11:35:50 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 9 replies
    BreitbartTV/YouTube/TheSun ^ | 7-5-10 | Larry O'Connor
    Breitbart.tv Editor-in-Chief Larry O'Connor welcome's the newest member of the Breitbart family of sites, Big Peace, with chilling video of our allied soldiers from England in a harrowing firefight in Afghanistan. ### On July 4th, Andrew Breitbart and Editor-in-Chief Peter Schweizer launched Big Peace. Big Peace will serve as the foreign policy and military group blog for the Breitbart family of websites. It's appropriate that it was launched on the day we Americans celebrate our independence from England. Since that revolution (and a few awkward intervening years including the War of 1812) Britain has been our strongest and most reliable...
  • UK News: Minister wants swap from planes to trains

    06/30/2010 5:27:21 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 18 replies
    flightmapping ^ | 30/06/2010 | ???
    The new coalition government's transport secretary has told the Financial Times that domestic flights will become a "thing of the past." In an interview discussing the government's aviation strategy, Philip Hammond said hi-speed intercity trains will be key to quelling demand for domestic and short-haul European flights. The government has already blocked plans for new runways at the country's three largest airports, Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, and instead wants to focus on developing a high-speed rail network between London, northern England and Scotland. The airlines are hardly panicking yet though, noting that it takes decades to build such rail networks....
  • SAS and SEALs Take Out 50 Taliban

    02/13/2010 9:24:06 AM PST · by Flavius · 52 replies · 1,807+ views
    the sun ^ | 11 Feb 2010 | DUNCAN LARCOMBE
    BRITISH SAS heroes have killed up to 50 Taliban commanders in daring raids behind enemy lines. The joint attacks with US special forces over the past two weeks have helped prepare the ground for the biggest battle in Afghanistan yet - when 4,000 British troops will go into action. Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/campaigns/our_boys/2848942/SAS-men-and-Navy-SEAL-teams-take-out-top-50-Taliban-leaders.html#ixzz0fLbXqg9f
  • Iran warns of tough action against British sailors

    12/01/2009 6:42:25 AM PST · by nuconvert · 11 replies · 859+ views
    Tehran warned on Tuesday that it will take strong action against five detained British sailors if it is proven they had "bad intentions" when their racing yacht entered Iran's Persian Gulf waters and was seized.
  • British officer wins two gallantry awards for fending off Taliban attack with bayonet

    09/12/2009 3:49:27 PM PDT · by protest1 · 21 replies · 1,414+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | Published: 9:00PM BST 12 Sep 2009 | Sean Rayment
    British officer wins two gallantry awards for fending off Taliban attack with bayonet A young British officer, Lieutenant James Adamson, who won two gallantry awards while serving in Afghanistan has told how he fended off an enemy attack by bayoneting a Taliban fighter to death. Lieutenant James Adamson was awarded the Military Cross after killing two insurgents during close quarter combat in Helmand's notorious "Green Zone".
  • How last week's extraordinary Special Forces mission to rescue... reporter unfolded

    09/12/2009 4:54:16 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 2 replies · 520+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12th September 2009 | Richard Kemp
    British journalist Stephen Farrell owes his life to a remarkable rescue by Special Forces in Afghanistan – organised last week by Cobra, the crisis committee that sits in Cabinet Office Briefing Room A. ..... Farrell was a great prize: a British journalist working for an American paper. His death would have been drawn out, probably preceded by a drip feed of videos in which he pleaded for Nato withdrawal from Afghanistan in exchange for his life. ..... But in every volatile and dangerous kidnap situation Cobra will look for a Special Forces rescue option as an alternative to negotiations. ........
  • Russians snatch 'worst tourists' crown from Germans... even hiding sunloungers in their ROOMS

    08/28/2009 5:58:08 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 14 replies · 1,336+ views
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 28, 2009
    For years the Germans have been the undisputed champions of holiday rudeness. But it seems their long reign has at last come to an end. The Russians are now considered the most unpleasant holidaymakers in the world, a survey revealed yesterday. They won first place thanks to their appalling taste in fashion, terrible table manners, and – worst of all – habit of hiding sunloungers in their rooms overnight to ensure a spot at the pool. Those who holidayed in Spain, France, Cyprus, Malta, Italy, Turkey, Greece and Portugal took a dislike to Russians, claiming they: * Took hotel sunloungers...
  • 'The greatest U.S senator of our time': Obama leads tributes to Senator Ted Kennedy

    08/26/2009 5:14:05 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 63 replies · 1,481+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 26, 2009
    Barack Obama has hailed Edward Kennedy as 'the greatest United States senator of our time', after the announcement that the 77-year-old senator had died of brain cancer last night. Sen. Kennedy, who was left to head the Kennedy clan after his brothers President John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in May 2008. President Obama, who is currently on holiday, said in a statement: 'I valued his wise counsel in the Senate, where, regardless of the swirl of events, he always had time for a new colleague. 'I cherished his confidence...
  • DAVID CAMERON CALLS FOR DISSOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT (Hussein's Pal in Britain Sinking?)

    05/18/2009 3:33:14 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 33 replies · 4,525+ views
    UK Express ^ | 05/18/09 | by Geoff Marsh
    FURIOUS David Cameron tonight called for the dissolution of Parliament claiming that the political system in Britain is 'paralysed'. The Conservative leader said that the public 'wanted to pass judgement' on politicians in the wake of the expenses scandal and demanded a snap general election. As Commons Speaker Michael Martin refused to resign in chaotic scenes in the House, Mr Cameron said he wanted immediate action from Tory activists throughout the country to force the dissolution of Parliament. He also urged the general public, including Labour and LibDem supporters, to join in and start their own petitions or write to...
  • Let's Ban Some Brits

    05/08/2009 11:08:38 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 31 replies · 1,098+ views
    I have a confession to make; I am a fan of Dr. Michael Savage. Before you get all blue in the face and start screaming at me about how hateful he is I will admit sometimes he says things I don’t agree with. I didn’t agree with everything my grandmother used to say either but I never threw her under the bus when it served my purpose like a certain President of the United States. Dr. Savage sometimes uses language I find offensive but then again so do Barack Obama and a number of his friends.
  • British MP Galloway secretly meets with Haniyeh in Gaza

    03/11/2009 2:46:33 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 2 replies · 276+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 11/03/2009 | AP
    British lawmaker George Galloway held a meeting Wednesday with Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh at an undisclosed location. Haniyeh has kept out of sight since Israel launched a three-week offensive against Hamas last December in Gaza.
  • British Blood Boils!! VIDEO

    03/11/2009 6:16:19 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 40 replies · 1,203+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | March 11Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Slowly the tide against Islam is starting to turn in the UK. At the end of January we saw the British bobbies actually running from a crowd of Muslims. At recent a homecoming for returning British soldiers Muslims took to the the streets once again to protest against them. The only difference is that this time the non-Muslims chased the Muslims off of the streets. Go mates!! To view the video
  • Mrs. Palin regrets… (Cornerstone Group doesn't sound like they felt this was a snub)

    03/10/2009 2:30:49 PM PDT · by euram · 15 replies · 936+ views
    The Cornerstone Group ^ | 03-05-09 | Cornerstone Group
    I thought readers of this blog would like to read the charming reply Edward Leigh received to his invitation to Sarah Palin to address the Cornerstone Group at one of our forthcoming dinners:
  • Airliner hell as 40 passengers - many drunk - 'run amok' on flight from Gatwick to Cuba

    01/04/2009 8:48:49 AM PST · by pesto · 26 replies · 1,318+ views
    Daily Mail UK Online ^ | Mail Foreign Service
    More than 40 passengers ran riot on a Thomas Cook flight from London Gatwick to Cuba, with one trying to open the emergency exit in mid-flight.
  • Brits seem very impressed with Gov Palin!

    09/04/2008 7:11:23 AM PDT · by housedeep · 28 replies · 177+ views
    The Sun UK ^ | sept 2008 | housedeep
    Has any one else noticed the responses this morning from across the pond? Wow, she has really struck a chord.
  • BBC: UK Basra deal claims 'not true'

    08/05/2008 12:19:30 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies · 210+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, 5 August 2008 19:44 UK | BBC Staff
    UK Basra deal claims 'not true' A deal allowed UK troops to withdraw to Basra's airport last summer The defence secretary has said reports British soldiers delayed helping Iraqi troops in Basra because of a deal with militiamen were "simply not true". The Times said a secret pact with the Mehdi Army kept British forces on the sidelines for days while an attack was launched on the Shia group in March. While officials denied the pact, but admitted a previous deal, Des Browne said he never constrained the military. The Conservatives said the public had not been given the...
  • Avoiding the M-word

    07/11/2008 2:37:29 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 17 replies · 113+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | July 11, 2007 | Jeff Jacoby
    IS RADICAL ISLAM connected to terrorism? Notable British voices spoke out on that subject after Britain's recent terrorist near-misses -- the two unexploded car bombs in London's West End and the fiery SUV rammed into the main terminal at Glasgow's international airport. Consider what four of those voices had to say: One declared that the word "Muslim" must not be used in connection with terrorism, and insisted that even the phrase "war on terror" should be scrapped. The second likewise cautioned against pointing a finger at Islam, contending that in London, "Muslims are . . . less likely to support...
  • OGC unveils new logo to red faces

    04/25/2008 8:31:31 PM PDT · by null and void · 49 replies · 107+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 3:58pm BST 25/04/2008 | Aislinn Simpson
    It cost Ł14,000 to create, but clearly no-one at the smart London design outfit that came up with the new logo for HM Treasury thought to turn it on its side. Logo embarrassment at OGC causes office sniggers The logo, as it was meant to be seen, rather than at a 90 degree angle The logo, for the Office of Government Commerce, was intended to signify a bold commitment to the body’s aim of “improving value for money by driving up standards and capability in procurement”. Instead, it has generated howls of mirth and what is likely to be a...
  • BBC: Western forces 'in Basra raids'

    04/22/2008 1:03:14 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies · 125+ views
    BBC ^ | 19:40 GMT, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 20:40 UK | BBC Staff
    Western forces 'in Basra raids' Iraqi forces now have a presence throughout Basra, reports say US and UK special forces are carrying out operations in Basra in southern Iraq against Shia militiamen, a Western military source has told the BBC. The aim is to detain senior figures in the Mehdi Army and other Shia militias, and members of a local tribe. Iraqi forces now have a presence throughout the city, local reports say. Fighting is continuing in Shia areas of Baghdad. The US military said it had killed five suspected militiamen overnight in the district of Sadr City. Three...
  • Battle to retake Basra was 'complete disaster'

    04/19/2008 7:18:10 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 88 replies · 301+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:34am BST 20/04/2008 | Sean Rayment, Defence Correspondent
    The British-trained Iraqi Army's attempt to retake Basra from militiamen was an "unmitigated disaster at every level", British commanders have disclosed. Frontline: Our troops in Iraq and AfghanistanYour view: Is now the time to pull British troops out of Iraq?Analysis: Why British troops should stay in IraqSenior sources have said that the mission was undermined by incompetent officers and untrained troops who were sent into battle with inadequate supplies of food, water and ammunition.   Iraqi soldiers at the Divisional Training Centre outside Basra They said the failure had delayed the British withdrawal by "many months". Their comments came as...
  • Danish light Cav. in Musa Qaleh, Helmand

    03/31/2008 1:44:25 PM PDT · by Renfield · 6 replies · 711+ views
    Live Leak ^ | Lieutenant-Colonel DJ Reynolds
    Pure hell of the siege of Musa Qala A little-reported battle against the Taliban in which seven of our (Poster's note: "our" means British, the Royal Irish Brigade troops) troops died has been revealed as one of the fiercest and most heroic of the Afghan campaign. Lieutenant-Colonel DJ Reynolds Musa Qala, a besieged outpost deep in Taliban territory, holds a special place in the battle records of the Pathfinder platoon of 16 Air Assault Brigade – and of the Irishmen, Danes and other soldiers who braved face-to-face fighting to relieve them. When a column at last got through to Musa...
  • Browne makes surprise Iraq visit

    03/12/2008 6:51:45 AM PDT · by Rikstir · 11 replies · 230+ views
    bbc news online ^ | 12th March 08 | bbc news
    UK Defence Secretary Des Browne is visiting the Iraqi city of Basra. The Ministry of Defence confirmed Mr Browne was on a "general visit" to the country, but declined to say how long he would be there. Prime Minister Gordon Brown went to the UK base in Basra, in the south of the country, last November. There are currently about 4,000 UK troops in the area. The Iraqi government took responsibility for Basra province's security in December. Mr Browne's visit was revealed after the Al Iraqiya station broadcast live footage of him attending a business conference. 'Highly unlikely' Last October...
  • Does AQ have moles in British police forces?

    03/09/2008 1:33:13 PM PDT · by jdm · 11 replies · 546+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 09, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    According to a new report out of London, British domestic intelligence service MI-5 has begun investigating four potential al-Qaeda sleeper agents in high positions with Scotland Yard. The four men from southwest Asia have had access to very sensitive information on national-security efforts, including raids on suspected terrorist cells. MI-5 now suspects that they have kept AQ in the loop on British intel initiatives: All four are understood to be Asians living in London and are feared to have links both with Islamic extremists in Britain and worldwide terror groups - including al-Qaeda training camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan.MI5 chiefs...
  • Taliban: We knew Harry was in Afghanistan; British journo: Yeah, they did

    03/03/2008 12:48:41 PM PST · by jdm · 9 replies · 77+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 03, 2008 | Allahpundit
    The problem, of course, is that both sides have a motive in wanting this to be true, the Brits to make Harry look that much more heroic and the jihadis to suggest they can penetrate even royal secrets. The Taliban was aware that Britain’s Prince Harry was on active army duty in Afghanistan and was looking to “take him out,” according to a longtime royals watcher.Robert Jobson, author and Royal Correspondent for the London Evening Standard said on The Early Show Monday that the Taliban learned of Harry’s presence by late last year, and hoped to “take him out and...
  • One In Five Brits Think Churchill Never Existed?

    02/04/2008 5:51:05 AM PST · by jdm · 66 replies · 190+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Feb. 04, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Every once in a while, some pollster comes up with a survey that shows what idiots Westerners can be. They especially like to pick on Americans and their rather insular attitude towards geography, being unable in large numbers to actually find Iraq on a globe or to identify the correct continent for Guyana (South America, in case anyone asks). Jay Leno has a running gag on the Tonight Show where he goes out in the street and asks people simple questions and films them getting the answers spectacularly wrong. So I have some sympathy with our friends in Britain this...
  • ...Thompson on his motivation

    01/01/2008 1:21:29 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 17 replies · 135+ views
    http://blogs.guardian.co.uk ^ | December 31, 2007 | Simon Jeffery
    The same thing struck me then as now, while it may be humble to disavow ambition Thompson must have a pretty high impression of himself to believe the times are calling him. His statement on why he is running even includes the line: "I don't know if they ever asked George Washington a question like this." So what is his motivation?