An irrelevent look at life, ah yep, as well as slagging off the establishment.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Worrying Times

Decided not to post the last week or so, purely because there has been an awful lot of news recently, I think that the developments in the last week is ever so teetering the world on the brink of the abyss, particualarly the latest situation in the Middle East.

The fun and games began on Wednesday where Hezbollah terrorists based in southern Lebanon fired Katyusha missiles across the border with Israel, targeting the town of Shlomi and outposts in the Shebaa Farms area.

The Katyusha rockets are small artillery rockets in general, whether they are Soviet-derived or originally built. Such rockets are often used in guerrilla warfare, for example by the Viet Cong, Hezbollah, the Iraqi insurgency, and the Taliban.

In a cross-border raid, the terrorists seized two Israeli soldiers before moving back into Lebanon, demanding a prisoner swap and a word of warning against confrontation. The Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert described the capture of the soldiers as "an act of war".

In response, which was to be expected and justified in my opinion, Israeli planes bombed Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon and troops crossed the border into southern Lebanon for the first time since the military withdrawal of 2000.

However, the troops encountered heavy opposition, as a result eight are killed, and two others are injured during fighting with Hezbollah. Israel calls up its reservists as it pledged a swift and large-scale response to the Hezbollah attack.

Getting up on Thursday Morning, I am awoken by CNN International reporting that Beirut International Airport is under attack.

Unreal.

Israeli jets hit the runways at the airport early morning, forcing the airport to close. Reports come out of significant numbers of civilian fatalities in Lebanese towns and villages close to Israeli targets, with at least 35 people reported killed.

As Israel announces an air and sea blockade of Lebanon, insisting that Hezbollah will not be allowed to return to its previous position along the international border, world powers react to the increasing predicament.

The US president unsurprisingly supports Israel's right to guard itself from attack, but France, Russia and the EU are all highly critical of a "disproportionate" use of force.

As nighttime falls, a missile hits Israel's third-largest city, Haifa, although Hezbollah denied any responsibility. Wise move that.

Friday comes and the Hezbollah chief terrorist Hassan Nasrallah promised "open war" against Israel after his offices in Beirut are taken out. You’ve been asking for that for years, mate! Pity they weren’t better at their targeting, you bastard.

The strikes are part of Israel's continuous action against targets across Lebanon. Bridges, roads and fuel depots are hit, with new strikes against Beirut airport. The number of Lebanese civilians killed in the strikes rose over 50, and the crisis continues to concern global powers.

The UN Security Council in an emergency meeting call for an end to the Israeli action, saying it is causing the death of innocent civilians. Well, where have you’ve been when Iran and Syria have been indirectly attacking Israel? Hypocrites

Meanwhile Iran's psychotic president warns that any Israeli assault on that other state sponsor of terrorism, Syria, seen as a sponsor of Hezbollah, will aggravate a "fierce response"

Yesterday and Israel continued its strikes in Lebanon, attacking a large number of targets including, for the first time, the northern port city of Tripoli.

However, eighteen Lebanese innocents fleeing a village are killed when their vehicles are struck with missiles on the road to the southern city of Tyre. The headquarters of Hezbollah are smashed in southern Beirut.

Hezbollah in return responds by firing rockets on the town of Tiberias in its deepest attack into Israel so far.

Israel recovers the dead body of one of four sailors lost following a Hezbollah attack on a navy ship off the Lebanese coastline.

Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa says the Middle East peace process is dead (as if we didn’t realise already, mate) and calls on the UN Security Council to tackle the crisis.

Lebanon's PM says his country is a "disaster zone" and calls for international help.

Speaking ahead of the G8 jamboree in St Petersburg, US President Dubya Bush blames Hezbollah for the crisis and urges Syria to put pressure on the militants. He said that, knowing full well, that Syria won’t do anything of the sort, almost giving the U.S and U.K carté blanche to sort it out themselves, possibly.

His host, Russian President Vladimir Putin, has a different viewpoint, though, and is more critical of Israel's immense bombing campaign, saying that the "use of force should be balanced". My question to you, Vladi, if that is the case, when are you going to be balanced in regards to your campaign in Chechnya?

So onto Today.

Hezbollah rockets have slaughter at least eight innocents and injure dozens in Haifa in the worst assault on Israel since the fighting began. People living in Tel Aviv are told to be on the alert, as rumours abound that the missiles used in Haifa are missiles supplied to Hezbollah by the wacky Iranian regime. The missiles can reportedly hit Tel-Aviv quite comfortably. If that was to happen, god help the region.

Israeli planes bomb Hezbollah's al-Manar TV station and a major power station in the suburbs of Beirut.

Iran warns Israel that any attack on Syria would incur "unimaginable losses".

So after all this what could happen…

That is for Iran and Syria to decide. Be Wise.

Meanwhile, Mr Blair has shown some rare steel by saying the G8 summit must come up with a plan to de-escalate the Middle East crisis.

Mr Blair, speaking after talks with US President George Bush, said G8 leaders must "work very hard to find a common and unified position" on the situation.

He has also said in an interview on the BBC "Though this is a difficult thing to say, and I think it has to be said, I don't think anybody really believes that this is just about Hezbollah and Israel.

"We are very worried about the influence of both Syria and Iran in respect of this and that the only way we are going to get a calming down, a ceasefire, restraint shown on all sides is if we deal with the underlying conditions which are the reason why this conflict between Israel and
Hezbollah has come about".

Here's hoping that cool heads win the day, because I have to be honest, any further escalation really would signal no turning back, saying that, that time might have come and gone and we haven't even noticed it.

Rob :)

Friday, July 07, 2006

7/7 - In Memorium


Today is the 1st Anniversary of the terrorist attacks which hit London. 52 innocent people were massacred by four faceless bastards, who did their faith no good at all.

Since then, the British People have shown incredible resolve against the background of provocation and hate which has been resonating from the poisonous mouths of individuals, yet the people of this country have stood firm.

As I said in last night's posting, let today be a day of mourning for those lost innocents, but today of all days, let give out a message to those try to divide us.

WE ARE ONE PEOPLE, AND REGARDLESS OF ETHNICITY, GENDER OR CULTURE, WE WILL NOT BE BROKEN BY NO-ONE.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

One Year On - The Fascists Are Still Here.

Tomorrow marks the 1st Anniversary of the 7/7 bombings by the four homicide bombers, and has been marked already by the twisted and sadistic video posted on an Islamofascist website linked to Al-Qaeda.


The Video shows Shezhad Tanweer, who butchered seven innocents on a train at Aldgate during the attacks last year.

The murderous bastard says on the video: "What you have witnessed now is only the beginning of a string of attacks that will continue and become stronger."

Police believed the release of the piece of fascist propaganda on the eve of the bombings' anniversary was premeditated to cause "maximum hurt".

Tanweer says in a Yorkshire accent on the tape that attacks will continue, "until you pull your forces out of Afghanistan and Iraq".

The video recording includes un-educated individuals igniting explosives and equipped with arms, as well as images of an faceless retard circling points on a map of London.

Very Retro.

It is very similar to a video of fellow murderous bastard Mohammad Sidique Khan, released in September 2005.

Both cunts were dressed in a similar way, including headdresses, and the videos had the same "al-Sahab" logo, said to be a moniker of al-Qaeda recordings.

The video is likely to add weight to the theory that al-Qaeda was behind the London bombings. In my opinion, further reason, to round all terrorists, fly them out of the country put the plane on auto pilot, and make it go down in the middle of nowhere, at least then the murderous twats can then say they died a martyr.

Better still, arrest them, and put them in for scientific research, as long as they are in a place where they can’t hurt anyone else.

Same with the equally repulsive and fascist bastards the BNP, round all their followers up, and lock them in the same place, at least then, they can do what they always wanted to do and beat the living crap out of each other, without any innocents being in the firing line.

Come on, Home Secretary do something amazing.

Tomorrow, when you go into work, when you go shopping, just think that these bastards wanted not just to kill those 52 innocent people, but they wanted to divide us, they wanted war, not peace.

Celebrate our diversity, as well as mourn our loss

ONE PEOPLE, ONE NATION, ONE BRITAIN


Sunday, July 02, 2006

JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH

England are out of the World Cup.

They are the words that every Englishman and woman feared would be in their papers and on the tickers of the 24 hours rolling news channels.

It was it has to be said a brave and dare I say heroic performance from the three lions, considering that within 20 minutes of each other, David Beckham had to limp off with what seemed to be a reckless challenge by Nuno Valente. Eriksson sat in silence close by, as he always did while Beckham was publically crying. Does he thinks this chance, was his last chance to become a true footballing great, along the of Gods.

Then there was Wayne Rooney.

To be fair to the man, the supposed stamp on Chelsea's clown Ricardo Carvalho, was not intentional, anyone who thinks otherwise is a complete tosser, who probably knows fuck about the beautiful game. It was the cynical way that a certain Manchester United winger got Rooney sent off, which was despicable.

But it can be argued that Rooney would not have been sent off, if he had some more support than he had. When Rooney and Carvalho clashed, there was
3 Portuguese hitmen on the man, for fuck sake. This is what happens when you play a lone striker, the opposition will ineveitably put two men on him, then probably a third to cover them. If Ericsson had put Crouch on, when Beckham limped off, it can be argued to death that with that additional support that Rooney would not have had to keep the ball on his own while the remainder of the team who were at the time some 20 yards away from the action. Because of the way Ericsson had instructed the team to play Rooney had no choice but to hold the ball up, hence when he lost the ball, he did everything in his power to get it back, how was he to know that he was to lose his footing and land his feet on Carvalho's knackers.

Of course, the question will be the same as was the case at Euro 2004. What would have happened if Rooney hadn't been sent off. I think that we can safely assume that with England in the ascendancy before Rooney's destruction of Carvalho's bollocks, England would have gone on and won 1 or 2 nil.

As it was, that did not happen.

The country will centre on the end, of course - extra time followed by penalties in which Frank Lampard's twenty-fifth futile shot of the World Cup went before those from the spot of Steve Gerrard and Jamie Carragher, gifting Portugal a win they scarcely worked for with any invention.

But departing from the World Cup at the quarter-finals on penalties - all over again – does not tell the whole tale. England will come round this morning physically and emotionally exhausted; perhaps in a day or so they will feel to some extent better about themselves.

They were not great. But they were better than they had been, which might not be saying a lot - and they were valiant. Unquestionably they had guts in thorny circumstances and heat of 29 degrees under the tented roof.

So the question now after all that is what now?

Let's recover from another defeat of Russian Roulette, then we'll deal with the future. Steve McClaren's the man for the future. Oh shit, he's just an English version of Sven.

We're fucked.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

A Nation Comes To A Standstill

Rob here in the Garden,

Well with less than 2 hours to go until England begin their World Cup Quarter-Final showdown with Portugal in the mining town of Gelsenkirchen. The city has a populous of some 200,000, and so if reports are correct, that population has grown by some 50% overnight as some 100,000 English fans have decided to set up camp there.

Meanwhile, Steven Gerrard, the one player, in my opinion who could win the World Cup on his own, has said that revenge is in the air.
The Liverpool Demi-God said that he will use the heartbreaking experience of the penalty shoot-out defeat by Portugal in Euro 2004 and Liverpool's Champions League exit at the hands of Portuguese champions Benfica this season to inspire him. Gerrard said: "I don't want to use the word revenge but it will be nice to get one over on them.

For Gerrard himself though this is the stage that he has been craving for his entire career. Don't get me wrong, at 26, he isn't exactly at the twilight of his career, unlike Gary Neville, or even David Beckham. He probably has two, at best three tournaments left in him, but this is where he can cement his place in history as one of the great players of his or any generation.

An estimated 28 million people are expected to tune into the action the next few hours in Germany and massive parties will probably erupt across the country if Sven's men do triumph. With an potentially blockbuster semi-final against either Brazil or France in Munich on Wednesday as the prize, the business end of the tournament really is beginning to take shape.

Now dependant on whether or not we win, I'll talk later.

Promise!!!