Showing posts with label terrorism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label terrorism. Show all posts

Saturday, 3 January 2009


This is a phrase that has started to be used with more frequency.

I suppose the Russia-Ukraine thing: pay us what we want or we will cut off your gas supplies-BBC NEWS has brought it to peoples attention.

Ukraine says they have paid, and Russia says they haven’t.

Putin says: “The era of cheap gas is coming to an end “what Firkin “era” of cheap gas? Suppliers of our gas are paying $500 or more per 1000 cubic metres, which by the way allows us customers to work out how much we SHOULD be paying the gas companies.

There are also moves afoot to form a “cartel” of gas exporting counties, but all involved of course denies this.

But where does this end? Will OPEC suddenly decide that oil is too cheap and if we don’t pay the price THEY think we should, will they stop selling oil to us?

Of course they won’t, because doing something like that will eventually destroy their economy, having all their eggs in one basket is a disadvantage to them.

The same applies to Russia, they are dependant on gas exports, and treating one “customer” in this way will only piss off the others.

Mind you the “decadent” western gas suppliers would only pass the exorbitant prices on to us, the same way they have been for years.

The price of gas which is linked to oil prices: should be determined by market forces, and an attempt by a country which is still reeling from the collapse of the Communist hierarchy to blackmail Ukraine will not endear it to the rest of the world.

“Russia's Vladimir Putin had earlier warned Ukraine not to disrupt the transit of gas to Europe.”

Err- am I being dim here but isn’t it Russia that is disrupting supplies?

Is this a form of terrorism disrupting the lives of the people, or just “my dads bigger than your dad”?

“Common definitions of terrorism refer only to those acts which are intended to create fear (terror), are perpetrated for an ideological goal (as opposed to a lone attack), and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants.”

Seems to fit this definition.

"Democracy consists of choosing your dictators after they’ve told you what you think it is you want to hear."

Alan Corenk

Friday, 2 January 2009


You CAN take photos in public unless the police say you can’t- The Register

Vernon Coaker (Who?) the Minister for security, anti-terrorism, crime and policing has said “photography can be "limited" in public places in "special circumstances":

Here we go again, the usual pathetic reasons-national security, cause or lead to public order situations, or inflame an already tense situation, or raise security considerations nor may they use the act of taking photographs as a means to harass or intimidate.

And the “Top of the Pops” for denying us our rights- Terrorism

And the oddest reason-“aggressive use of cameras.”

And as well as the “breach of the peace” bollocks.

Mr Croakers web site is here

He has some interesting views-

Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. (So he doesn’t want us to know what he gets up to)

Voted strongly for introducing ID cards (So he wants to know what everyone else gets up to)

Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals (so he doesn’t want the Government to be responsible for the NHS)

Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws (that’s because it’s his job, and he wouldn’t want to lose that would he) voted for Power to detain terror suspects without charge for 42 days

Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. (So a Blair-ite with no common sense)

Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. (Of course because he had his nose so far up Tony’s arse that he didn’t want the leader to be found out)

Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change (well a lot less hot air from the Palace of Westminster would help)

This is one of his-

Government announces new law for increased data sharingthe sharing of our information between government departments that have no need for the information.

Take a good look at the other “headings” on this website, but sit down first.

Yet another slice off of our human rights, yet another ingress into our freedom, it’s OK for the Government to spy on us using the Anti-Terrorism laws through CCTV and other means but apparently if you take a photograph in the wrong place at the wrong time you are in trouble.

It’s bad enough that people can’t take pictures of their kids in the park in case they accidentally include some one else’s kids in the shot, and can be labelled a paedophile, or be fined for taking snaps of a drunken woman in the street, because it violates HER human rights-BBC NEWS.

Public space no longer seems to be public, but a battlefield of inane laws and half-arsed policy, what next? Will it be illegal to go for a walk on your own because you may be stalking someone (Harassment laws), or be watching children, or “sussing” out a “terrorist target”?

Or even become illegal to buy certain newspapers if they contain anti-Government articles? As with books, and TV programmes, or maybe to write a blog that points out the failings of certain politicians, or institutions such as the NHS, GMC, BMA or the House of Commons?

Maybe it will be a criminal act to speak to someone of another race or religion, or to have a discussion about politics in “public”, perhaps we should all have GPS chips implanted in our brains, and microphones up our arses so the “they” will know exactly what we say, what we do and where we go.

If there was a sequel to 1984 it would be called “2009 the end of liberty” a bit OTT perhaps but it is slowly creeping up on us, before you know it you won’t be able to fart at home without the “Security Services” knowing what you had for breakfast.

The Government is out of control, regarding our rights as fair game for any imposition into our freedoms, they no longer take our views into consideration, nor accept the fact that they work for us, they have become a dictatorship under the guise of Democracy, and we haven’t even noticed.

This year I am going to use quotes.

Wilde, Oscar (1854-1900)"The truth is rarely pure, and never simple."


Friday, 28 November 2008


I am not going to enter into a diatribe about Damian Green the Shadow Immigration Minister being arrested. The “media” will cover that in depth.

Suffice it to say, personally I think that ALL MPs should be arrested for “doing their job” because the state of the country is criminal.

What I would like to address is the famous “Anti Terrorist Act”, which was used to arrest the said MP. the BBC. Senior Tory angered by his arrest

“But the UK also has the Terrorism Act 2000 and the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 which are designed to give the police exceptional powers to deal with extraordinary circumstances”

“The Terrorism Act 2000 outlaws (or in legal jargon 'proscribes') groups considered to be terrorist in nature. So far 25 international groups and 14 domestic organisations (all Northern Ireland-based) have been named.

The act gives police wider stop and search powers. Detectives can also detain a suspect for at least 48 hours in contrast to the standard 24. Custody can continue for up to seven days on the authority of a magistrate.

The Act includes three offences:
· Inciting terrorism
· Seeking or providing terrorism training here or abroad
· Providing training/instruction in weapons from firearms to nuclear weapons”

It has also been used to “spy” on ordinary people, by councils, and god knows what else is it being used for.

I am in favour of “Anti Terrorism Laws” we must be vigilant, and “true” terrorists must be “bought to book”, but isn’t it getting just a little out of hand?

Aren’t we all at risk, if we accidentally write the wrong word in an email, or say the wrong thing in the company of certain people?

How far do the Governments powers go? What is the “wrong thing to write or say”?

Our rights are being eroded, bit-by-bit, our freedom of speech is being attacked, especially bloggers.

The country is under a blanket of surveillance, they say that on average we are “caught” on camera 300 times each day.

Has 1984 finally come?