Sunday, April 22, 2007

100% pure shite - courtesy of the Sunday Times

And whilst on the subject of c^nts

There's a cracking piece in the
Sunday Times today...




AL-QAEDA leaders in Iraq are planning the first “large-scale” terrorist attacks on Britain and other western targets with the help of supporters in Iran, according to a leaked intelligence report.

Spy chiefs warn that one operative had said he was planning an attack on “a par with Hiroshima and Nagasaki” in an attempt to “shake the Roman throne”, a reference to the West.

Another plot could be timed to coincide with Tony Blair stepping down as prime minister, an event described by Al-Qaeda planners as a “change in the head of the company”.

The report, produced earlier this month and seen by The Sunday Times, appears to provide evidence that Al-Qaeda is active in Iran and has ambitions far beyond the improvised attacks it has been waging against British and American soldiers in Iraq.

There is no evidence of a formal relationship between Al-Qaeda, a Sunni group, and the Shi’ite regime of President Mah-moud Ahmadinejad, but experts suggest that Iran’s leaders may be turning a blind eye to the terrorist organisation’s activities.

The intelligence report also makes it clear that senior Al-Qaeda figures in the region have been in recent contact with operatives in Britain.



which just about ticks every box when it comes to (apparently) confirming all of the hyperbole our politicians have been spouting...

  • The existence of Al-Qaeda as a supremely capable and organised opponent - TICK

  • ... in Iraq - TICK

  • Implication that Al-Qaeda in Iraq is a threat to mainland Britain - TICK

  • ... and therefore an implicit endorsement of our continued occupation of Iraq - TICK

  • Iran involved too - TICK

  • mention of a probable nuclear Armageddon - TICK

... without clouding the clarity of the dangers facing us with anything approximating to any actual proof or naming anyone who owns up to disseminating this horseshit.

Though I personally suspect this bloke is the man fabricating all the high-level intelligence MI6 and British newspapers want to report these days ...


"Listen very carefully. Everything I am about to say is true..."


It's hard to look upon the kind of 'yellow' journalism being practiced by the Sunday Times and all the others as anything but plain evil. After all, if you make a living selling hate and war on the flimsiest of evidence, or even no evidence at all, and people die as consequence doesn't that make you complicit in murder? What should the penalty for that kind of behaviour be?

OK, it's no longer a surprise that our mainstream media is being used as an outlet for war-mongering propaganda
like this. But what I don't understand is why people are still so fucking stupid as to actually pay for this merde. It must be for the free DVDs every paper is giving away now or maybe the TV listings, or what? ... is it for the sudoko?

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12 comments:

Tony said...

What a coincidence ...
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=ABR20070420&articleId=5444
Noble Resolve 07: Four days of “simulated” nuclear terrorist scenarios in the US & Europe

By the way, we have US "warnings" about possible attacks in Germany too.

paul said...

Another plot could be timed to coincide with Tony Blair stepping down as prime minister

Because he's the only one that's been taking this threat seriously all these years!

The entire, globe-spanning octopus of evil will now wreak the havoc he has so long sheltered us from.

I imagine there'll be quite a party in the hindu kush, or tehran, or the congo, or somalia,or beeston or bali, or wherever the protean menace chooses to base its international hq these days.

sam_m said...

Frankly m'dear, as long as it didn't interupt the Tube service, Londoners wouldn't give a damn.

Reflect on the attempt to wipe Hemel Hempstead off the map in '05.

Wolfie said...

My favourite :

There is no evidence of a formal relationship between Al-Qaeda, a Sunni group, and the Shi’ite regime of President Mah-moud Ahmadinejad, but experts suggest that Iran’s leaders may be turning a blind eye to the terrorist organisation’s activities.

Yes, sets up a very implausible suggestion but then goes on to say that they might be deliberately ignoring the activities of their greatest enemy because .... well lets not bother with any explanation. A technique often employed by the Daily Mail.

paul said...

Another thing that infuriates me is how pragmatic these ideologues are, one minute they're helping out sunnis, next they're aiding shias, other times they lend a hand to kosovan drug dealers.

Makes you grumble about the days when being an islamofascist meant you actually stood for something

T said...

"The truth is that Islamists only carried out one out of the 498 terrorist attacks in the European Union in 2006. ... If we look at the people arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences, the figures are rather disproportionate; about half of them arrested were Muslim."

Stef said...

@T - thanks for that link. Absolutely priceless. I loved the closing sentence...

Clearly, something needs to be done about the media.

Well quite, but by who? and how?

Personally, I'm stuck for any viable answers. Otherwise, I am now so disgusted by what's going on I'd actually be inclined to get off my arse and do something about it

Stef said...

@paul - lol ...

"Islamofascists aren't the same as when I was lad..."

And what a fecking stupid word Islamofascist is anyway

Stef said...

@tony - the problem with all these warnings is that sooner or later something will just have to happen, otherwise people will lose interest

Not good, not good at all...

paul said...

the problem with all these warnings is that sooner or later something will just have to happen, otherwise people will lose interest

Exactly, what kind of emperor can't rustle up a few clothes when he needs them?

paul said...

Here they go chopping and changing again!!!!

I've had it with them, are they against the great satan or not?

Stef said...

The enemy of my enemy is my friend

...unless, of course, everyone is my enemy. In that case Life can get complicated