Now the thing is my friend comes from a London Irish background and as a kid was no stranger to being part of an ethnic group caught up in a War on Terror and all that goes with it
As part of the ‘bigging up’ of the current terror threat being carried out by the media, politicians and the security forces, history is now being seriously rewritten and ‘IRA’ bombs are being portrayed as somehow less lethal than ‘Islamic’ ones
but they seemed pretty scary at the time
And there are plenty of parallels between the War on Terror then and now. Parallels such as…
- Bullshit terror trials that are all about securing convictions at all costs, if not of genuine terrorists then of people ‘just like them’.
- Security service infiltration of terror cells and complicity in terrorist incidents taken to such an absurd level that you can’t even be sure if those terror cells actually included any real terrorists
- Media misrepresentation of the causes of the conflict as being all about religion and not about more earthly concerns such a colonialism, tribalism and exclusion
For fuck’s sake
So, I gently (he is a friend) chided him for not showing a little more empathy with another group of people caught up in the same kind of fucked up mess as his friends and family were
I also mentioned a few stories about the activities of dubious Muslim converts that may, and I stressed may, be examples of a Third Hand deliberately ‘stirring the pot’. The damp squib that was the British Oppression demo was my most recent example
His reaction was interesting and echoed advice I have been given by a couple of other friends over the last few months
'I wouldn't get involved in stuff like that. They'll just be a lot of grief and heartache for no profit to yourself'
I explained that I was concerned about these issues because they offended me and offended my now curiously misplaced sense of what Britishness is (was?) supposed to be all about
And then I changed the subject.
My friend's reaction was interesting because by no stretch of the imagination could he be considered a ‘Conspiracy Theorist’ and he pretty much buys into the current War on Islamic Terror paradigm. However, in spite of that he, and people like him, still acknowledge the possible existence of shady bastards engaged in shady activities who could really fuck up your day if you piss them off enough
He might also be talking sense
And on the subject of the Irish–Islamofascist connection, another Irish chum sent me this snippet of news from the Emerald Republic…
"I see that they found 23 people stuck to the walls and ceiling of Dublin Airport yesterday. Irish Muslim extremists are believed to be responsible, having set off the world's first 'No-Nails'-bomb...."
And whilst I’m engaged in some serious consideration about a future content change of this blog to exclusively include pictures of daisies and puppy dogs and nothing else, a passing observation on the 21/7 trial verdict earlier this week...
One of the ‘bombers’ Ramzi Mohammed tried to do whatever he was doing in my local tube station and whilst I wasn’t in the Oval tube at the time I’m acutely conscious that I or someone I cared for could easily have been.
It was the fact that an alleged bomber tried to blow up (sic.) my local tube station then legged it down the bottom of the street where I live, combined with the execution of Jean Charles de Menezes down the road the next day, that really brought home the fact that this War on Terror stuff was taking place literally all around me. It is not an abstract, far away concern and I don’t criticise and deride the ‘Official Narrative’ of what is going on lightly.
One aspect of the conviction of the 21/7 ‘bombers’ that has not been discussed or explained is that the bombers were convicted of ‘conspiracy to murder’. Charges of ‘conspiracy to cause explosions likely to endanger life’ were dropped at the end of the trial
That needs explaining. As does the fact that the jury took a week to convict them
But don’t expect any fucking news channel to shed any light on what significance there is, if any, of the explosions charges being dropped
What they’ve done instead is to bang out headlines that unashamedly claim that the four were convicted as bombers
edit: just to be clear on this point, and as re-iterated by a couple of comments to this post...
NONE of the mainstream media are making this clear
now, as an experiment with dissonance in action, why not try and explain that to a non Conspiraloon™ and see how they react
And yet again, for the umpteenth time, we now find out that the security forces were all over these supposed ‘clean skin’ terrorists long before they launched their attack
And yet again, for the umpteenth time, the ‘cock-up not a conspiracy’ card is being played and instead of serious questions being asked about what ‘our’ security forces are playing at we’re being told that it’s a capacity issue that requires application of even more resources and even stricter laws and everyone with doubts should shut the fuck up
And whilst on the subject of strange goings-on at the Oval, I passed this thing sitting on the street opposite the station the other day
It was attached to a cable that snaked its way through a church yard and into a white van marked SISLink parked on a side street. SISLink's website indicates that the company is involved in outside broadcasts. Fine, I doubt if there is anything super sinister about that.
What did surprise me was how little interest passers-by were showing in the thing. People have become so accustomed to and blasé about crap like this sprouting up everywhere that it now barely registers. In fact, people only started paying attention to it once I started to photograph it - man with camera unusual, weird directional microwave thingy on tripod not unusual
That's not good