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David Icke backpedals

Edited: Sat 15/Dec/2012

I am certain in some of David Icke’s ‘early’ stuff, he mentioned the Mayan 2012 calendar thing that would mark a great change in the world, the ‘old’ one undergoing fundamental change, as if a very visible and perhaps cataclysmic change would occur.

Well, DI like these other ‘new age’ pseudo-religionists who pilfer traditional religion and cast it in their own image, must be feeling very embarrassed that their ‘prophecies’ are turning out to be load of rubbish, as it always was going to be*. Well, perhaps they won’t be embarrassed as they’ll erase from their minds their self-erase their past prophecies and belief in pseudo=prophecy and be quite surprised someone like me is giving them scorn.

Numerous times on this blog I have criticised ridiculous numerologists who were of course spectacularly wrong about the Olympics and nukes detonating in London and New York, but they don’t listen, they just begin to string together some other ‘magic’ numbers in order to be wrong again.

The actual ‘big conspiracy’ is Israyhell, hell-bent on bringing their Messiah, who will of course turn out to the anti-Messiah, the anti-Christ, which I will elaborate on in my next post, but talk of ‘religion’ is old-school, totally untrendy, something from the ‘past’ [people mention the past as a method of dismissal, trying to get away with the unspoken idea that the past was automatically worse than today because it was in the past]. Being a religion based analysis, few really care about it, so it gets ignored.

We’ve got people like – but not limited to – DI  to thank for that.

*Bogus in the sense it was likely a simple human concoction, devoid of Divine knowledge. A Muslim intellectual was asked by a now adult person from a Hindu background, about a stone (or leaf) their persons parents found while they were a child. It contained written details  of their childs future life, which the former child told the Muslim, was very accurate. The Muslim said (paraphrase) that Muslims we are not to engage in fortune telling etc, but that doesn’t mean fortune telling is always bogus. There are other creations apparently capable of gleaning this information. Prophecy involving these routes could possibly yield accuracy.

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Christmas in Hedonia – Reflections of a Muslim

Over Christmas, I’m spending some time in Hedonia. Hedonia is the capital of Hedonism – the place where desires are fulfilled. Actually to be more accurate, there are a few Hendonias, I just happen to be staying in one of them.

Well today is Christmas and someone I know treated me to a buffet meal of excellent cuisine (an eat all you want type affair).

There were some signs of Christmas around the place, some party poppers (a relatively new phenomenon of which the marketing men must be most proud), some Christmassy decorations, a few ‘Seasons Greetings’ type thingies stuck on the walls, and some dude dressed up as Santa, handing out some toys (Made in China) and there was the usual ‘leisure facility’ band singing some Christmas type songs.

While I was eating – admittedly pretty far beyond my means, the band started singing some Christmas song containing a repeated line saying something like ‘let us remember his [Jesus’] name’. Consciously thinking bout the environment, I don’t think a single person was remembering his name let alone his message/ the meaning of his life. Jesus was relegated to an amateur entertainment act; background music which that nobody was really listening to.

And it was mighty sad indeed.

The VERY last of the prophets to come (on this earth) which will mark an unprecedented and most tumultuous period of man, is being treated as an irrelevance where even the tanned Santa had more of peoples life-force attention devoted to him.

Well I was in Hedonia. What did I expect !?

This particular Hedonia is in a Muslim County, where it seems not only were the White foreign, presumed Christian tourist contingent ignoring Jesus, but the Muslims ignored him even more! I’ve written an article on Muslims attitudes to Jesus before, so I won’t repeat it, but it is very sad indeed to see the meaning of Christmas ‘doubly’ ignored.

But even in the UK branch of Hedonia, The ‘new agers’ and ‘agnostic spiritualists’ seemed to have muscled their way into Christmas too, once more elbowing out Jesus and the whole meaning of his life (and meaning of his life to come once he returns), replacing it with the ‘Good will to man’ and New Years salutations, you know, those greetings about which any thoughts/practicality/actions in that direction expire the moment the end of the catchphrase is uttered.

Earlier in the day, the ‘body beautifuls’ were parading around, leaving very little to the imagination. I am sure some of them were deliberately showing off, their impossible glossy magazine figures which surely were an advert about them that their body is their temple and that their body shape defined/provided them with their lifestyle. Yip, when I saw these Nefertiti’s I did averting my eyes, which was pretty tricky, not just because the female of the species is my strongest kind of allure, but seemingly, it was impossible to establish a new line-of-sight without some other body beautiful being in the way! – well, a bit like that anyway. Before I head off on a tangent, I was just looking at all those people and saw them standing virtually completely isolated from the purpose of their lives (i.e. to worship God). There were hundreds of them just focusing on ‘having a good time’, people for whom their holiday was an opportunity to achieve their pinnacle of joy. It was of course a joy firmly routed in the dhunya (this world) and I guessed their thought could never possibly hope to conceive of anything other than this world – or rather, that’s how I thought of them at the time anyway.

And please don’t write in saying Jesus wasn’t born on 25th December so Christmas is phoney anyway, because that’s utterly irrelevant to what I am talking about i.e. Christmas (as I have already alluded to) is about the actual significance and meaning of Jesus’ life.

I am in Hedonia(major) for a purpose and will shortly leave and head back to Hedonia(minor)

It’s been a interesting and sad day, and I know as part of Hedonia I am contributing to it in some kind of indefinable way.

Good day, and have a religious Christmas.

lwtc247

Twilight

It finally looks like Brits and Yanks are starting to pay the price for the bankruptcy of perverted economic and moral bankruptcy (neo-imperialism) they allowed continue (largely unopposed and suckled off) for decades if not centuries. In all honesty, I can’t say I have any sympathy for them, after all, they keep voting for proven killers and killers-to-be, they are utterly deluded that the political system UK and US (I don’t care if you call it Democracy or what – as it’s totally irrelevent) is anything other a great failure.

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”   – (Galatians 6:7 KJV)

The greatest protests the world has ever seen (Feb 2003)  against the looming obliteration of Iraq were encouraging (despite the fact Iraq had been under 12 years of murderous sanctions and wicked bombings by the rAF and USAF) but when the bombing started, those same people were pretty much content that ‘Febuary’s first step‘ meant that they had done their ‘bit’. How miserable.

As regards to the self declared non-elected leaders of the so called anti-war movement, they proved to be a disgrace. manufactured dissent, firmly thinking within the box, (I’m beginning to hate the expression “Thinking outside the box” because  ‘outside the box’ is not really outside the box at all. It’s actually still well within the establishments box – that of permitted dissent, besides, saying ‘out of the box’ is just about said by almost everyone these days who are attempting self-projection, believing they are subtly callin themselves clever, but in actual fact, they are drawing attention to themselves by trotting out tired and boring populist expressions. Saying ‘thinking outside box’ is now confirmation they are actually in sheeple box. I’ll grant Steve Jobs an honourable exception here) or simply cowards;

Actually it’s all three.

The so called ‘anti-war’ movement should have called for certain politicians (bLiar, Straw & Brown for a start) should have been hung drawn and quartered – not an extreme act at all, as it’s a similar philosophy bLiar & Co. used (so called pre-emptive military action*) – putting bLiars head on a spike outside Westminster would have saved a million innocent lives, but in fact it’s even more moral based compared to bLiars pretence at a moral stance, in that bLiar’s justification was a clear lie, Saddam was never going to attack, but it was abundantly clear bastard bLiar and jackass BuSh, Howard and Aznar were going to destroy Iraq – illegally. Lets not forget those so called Muslim Countries that did nothing, or those like France, China and Russia that stood by calculating no detriment to their own interests (and very likely thought they would ‘gain’ in the long term from it).  

Selfish Brits of course would have none of putting bLiars demon head on a spike – for passers by to spit at. It’s simply not on to kill a pathological liar, a cheat, hypocrite, willing partner in infanticide (over half a million Iraqi kids during 12 years of abhorrent sanctions). Blair is English, speaks English, wealthy, held power, and is white. All attributes which entitle him to escape punishment for his murder lust. Iraqi’s on the other hand are poor, darker-skinned, powerless, Iraqi and Muslim… BOMBS AWAY !!!

So the justice of having bLiar publically executed is unlikely to be realised, but at least they could have called for him to be publically beaten to a pulp, allowed to recover and then beaten to a pulp again and again; treatment herr mudjesties forces did to the people of Iraq.

Or at least allow some Iraqi mourners whose kids were blown to smithereens to given a damn good shiner and had a bloodied nose and a decent scar across his repulsive face and scratch his eyes out with their fingernails.

Despite the failing of the ridiculous so called ‘ant-war’ movement, people should not have ceded their morality to these anti-war ‘leaders’ and/or buried their moral conscience into an emotion-proof dungeon. They should stopped paying tax, refused to purchase goods from nations in the correctly named Coalition of the Killing, they should have taken out as much of their money from the banks and so on. But no, they were unwilling to risk any ‘luxury’. February (for those who bothered) was fine. And if you didn’t do any of those things, you could try, starting from tomorrow.

Today the UK and UK citizens still vote of liars, cheats, embezzlers, killers, killers-to-be, immoral shells (probably freemasonic/cabbalistic Satan worshippers – openly conscious of the fact or not) wanting to bend the law to their advantage and use it as a club to pummel the people who voted for them, while giving reassurances that everything’s ok, we’ll all pull through. I haven’t heard that other war-criminal Winston Churchill’s been called upon yet, but the stopwatch is running.

Face facts. Voters hands are bloodied with the crimes of the elect-ees. There is no escape from that.

So, the fact the western snake is starting to consuming its own tail, is actually a strange sence of poetic justice.

I do feel sorry for those that DID speak out against the white hot evil their nation spewed (and keeps spewing) out, but such people are tiny in number.

This post follows partly from watching Francis Fukuyama on fora.tv. Re: Noam Chomsky, StefZ said on Famous for 15 megapixels wrote something like “people keep saying Chomsky is a leading intellectual”. Fukuyama seems to be same. He’s preaching to the choir and gets promoted and admired by it. I first heard this (similar) ‘in-house’ point on the BBC”s Question Time in which Salman Rushdie’s literary award was dismissed as it was a bit of a Trades Union award / closed shop kind of honourarium. Fukuyama says some absolutely ridiculous and incredibly ignorant things (which I may describe in one of my final posts {assuming this isn’t it}) His rubbish words lapped up by his audience (TED’s a bit like this too – got it’s head up it’s ass, believing it occupies some kind of multi-dimensional high ground)  show what deep shit the planet we are in, a secular occidental bog of collapse. All of these occidentials (and Tariq Ramadan sadly seems little different) are like this. Beyond Sun Tzu, Confusious and Lao Tzu name 5 Chinese intellextons. Beyond Ghandi, and Siddhartha Gautama, name 5 leading Intellectuals, Name 10 African Intellectuals. Name 10 South American intellectuals. Don’t be surprised if you can’t – the West won’t let you. You’re only an intellectual if you play the game. And what a sick game it is.  

As well as residual feelings from my previous post, this post is also a result from the commentators on Craig Murray’s site and indeed Craig Murray himself. Craig posted something about no hope a week or so ago expressing he saw no hope and failed to realise the way he’s courting (conventional)politics with zero resistance (see above)  is why there is no hope. The commentators on that post and his subsequent post are the same. His commentators are of course far worse (I actually have a decent amount of respect for Mr. Murray, but it pains me that he’s performing like a half-way house). The commentators are those who talk-the-talk mighty fine, but don’t walk-the-walk, yet they believe they are radicals or true liberals and that the system is perhaps sound but just going through a rough period. Hah! Dupes(many of them). “Ooooh, we are going to drown” they cementing their feet in large blocks and throwing themselves off the jetty.

I am old, and no longer have fresh questions to ask about this world. I know how it run, I know the score. I know where it’s headed. Indeed Mr. Murray, there is no hope at all – at least in places where this globalised hegemony reaches – which is pretty much everywhere.

I look back on my youth (up to perhaps my mid 20’s) and remember a time when I thought there was actually something good and exciting about this world. I was really scared of it’s vastness and diversity.

Not now.

It’s all the same and it stinks. It’s suffocating the good people – mostly poor and innocent – people of traditional culture and values.

The western heartless, godless self pontificating/promoting arrogant world is fast approaching it’s doom. It’s fully realisable. Actually, it’s could be postponed but definately not with a prevailing ‘mind’.

Let the TSA continue to humiliate the people who voted for Clinton / Bush / Obama or whatever tyrant puppet is in control. Let the Irish idiots who voted for their funny-money politicians and loved them when they yields were high and the champagne flowed feel the consequences of their acton. Let the Brits feel austerity and have moe lies and deceptions flow from the mouths of the people they voted for (and will vote for next time) while more Yemeni, Somali, Pakistani, Haitians, Burmese, Roma, and of course the Palestinians in an ongoing Holocaust and other peoples etc.. continute to be oppressed by these secular power holding vampires.

It’s just a pity the good people will suffer too. 

My posts here are going to become very infrequent. There is no point. Even those USans who know 911 was a lie (WTC 7 – the main achillies heel of that horrific (ritual?) massacre) won’t do anything meaningful to stop the rot. The centres of power in China will continue as long as it believes it’s elite is making money, as will Russia, Brazil, India, The huge central asian ‘Stans’ are all on the same path, and I will not forget to mention the rotten seed of it all:  Israyhell. Israyhell is close to openly assuming it’s apocaplypic position as leadingnation in the world and so their champagne will also run dry soon. The powerfully built Jew with curly hair proclaiming(falsley) to be the messiah is almost ready to make his appearance. His paradise will he hell and his hell will be paradise, but you’re already in his paradise, faux-democray being a useful tool propagating it, and you will just vote again in his paradise to get even more paradise. And if you don’t believe the dajjal will get you, the dying environment and the GM(junk) food will.

After a last fling of time wasting, I’m purging my time wasting hobbies and am going to knuckle down with acquiring knowledge of my Creator and worshipping him accordingly.

That’s all that matters. Nothing else.

I will try and respond to the funny and thought provoking, most welcomed comments people graciously spend their time leaving here, and I may, occasionally, when I’ve decided to read current events for a quick break, post here again but like this world is entering its twilight, so is this blog while spiritual being makes effort to emerge from its self imposed twilight.

The twilight is just about here now, but I’ll leave with this; A pic of from the newz-journo-junk organisation called the BBC. Source: http://www.ZION-NEWS-OUTLET.co.uk/news/uk-11773665
(copy the link and although the above is correct, to read the article, replace the ‘ZION-NEWS-OUTLET’ part with ‘bbc’)

Big heads up to http://kevboyle.blogspot.com/ by the way.

* of course there was nothing pre-emptive about it. The Pre-emptive doctrine was ‘strike them before they strike us’ and of course you realise they would NEVER have struck us. but shich is the extent ir perverse and mind-rotting ssumes you act now to

Relief: Absolutely – Calum Gilhooley


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1ZMN1hBBqM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8onfBZMSXU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-fY6HTq7-I


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFcuINv_734


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx-3trxxFFg

Benny Hill

A bit smutty, and perhaps one can say getting towards  ‘gateway porn’, but sometimes Benny makes me laugh when a laugh of this kind is needed. I tried to watch the old Benny Hill video I posted here previously (https://lwtc247.wordpress.com/2009/06/17/more-escapism/), but the YouTube vids have been deleted. So After a quick hunt, I found a MySpace video (I don’t understand what MySpace is) but hey, who cares. Lets just watch some classic Benny Hill humour..

End Chase:
Car crash – http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=2640348
Stripper – http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=38338960

Norfolk Turkey:
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=38036050

‘B’ Team:
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=4192131

Sponge Bath:
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=38356543

There are a lot of amateur Benny Hill chase scenes on the web. This export isn’t too bad as it verges on the surreal ridiculous resembing what Benny did and the timing is pretty qood too. Pity it doesn’t end properly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRvGkGYbmQM———–  (remove hyphens at the end if you want to use the link)





Red(der) Dawn

Those of us old enough, will probably remember when Video hit the big time. Perhaps you can recall a wee bit of excitement at looking a labarynth of video covers – and a different kind of excitement when your eyes happened to see one of the ‘sexy ones’ which nobody was ever brave enough to pick up- unless of course, the isle was empty, sometimes prompting a deliberate pretend-calm-walk-back into a now evacuated isle – only to hastily return it back on the shelf when the some unwanted person entered the isle, trying to force you out so he could look at the ‘sexy’ video. Besides, when galking at the box, a strange kind of “regret” occured, in that you realised you’d never really be able to put the video case on the service counter – advertising our intentions, to a would-be disapproving ans scowling and also slightly embarassed clark.

Or was that just me?

Anyway, the age of chewed, snarled, frilled-edge and God forbid snapped! video, is pretty much dead now, but those memories of that kind of  fascination persist and I guess recycle themselves onto those who go to shops to rent out a DVD, Only difference is… you don’t have to go out to get those ‘sexy’ vids!

The Video age was of course a benchmark in the course of ‘human progress’. That is, if your mother tongue is Newspeak.

Anyway, what ‘inspired’ this post? It stems from one of my trivial persuits: watching movies. I know it’s a sad waste of life-force. I (ridiculously) justify it by saying “other people watch TV, I watch movies!” as if that wasted lifeforce is no longer an issue. It’s a bit like these women who call for ‘equality’ with men, which seems to mean women want the ‘right’ to be as bad as men.

So, I was wondering if there were some good movies that came out earlier this year which might make a good viewing. Browsing this site, I found this…

Now you can probably see the nostalgia trip. Red Dawn, Like Rambo (and Electric Blue) was one of those Videos that almost every Video Shop had plus, I admit, being an ingornat young person who believed all the Western propaganda, I liked the movie.

Here’s a still:

and here’s a clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2LG-ASco6o

The School shooting scene in turn made me think of this…

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Source: http://informationliberation.com/?id=29929

The media waits: four months on and still no official Nato press release on the existence of Special Forces Death Squads

The Anti-Press

This past week’s Wikileaks release of footage showing the deaths of more than a dozen Iraqis in the summer of 2007 has generated a great deal of desperately needed public dialogue in regard to the reality of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as opposed to the perception of the wars presented to us by the corporate media.
media reports began filtering out of Afghanistan’s Kunar province regarding the deaths of 10 civilians, including eight schoolchildren, as a result of “Western military operations”. Initially, NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) “had no information on any operations or casualties in Kunar”. However, a unnamed “senior Western military official” stated “that US special forces have been conducting operations against militants in the border regions of Kunar”. These units had been operating “independently of NATO and coalition forces” and “killing a lot of Taliban and capturing a lot of Taliban”.President Karzai’s website: “a unit of international forces descended from a plane Sunday night into Ghazi Khan village in Narang district of the eastern province of Kunar and took ten people from three homes, eight of them school students in grades six, nine and ten, one of them a guest, the rest from the same family, and shot them dead”.the dead were all part of an Afghan terrorist cell responsible for manufacturing improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which have claimed the lives of countless soldiers and civilians.” According to a senior Nato insider “[t]his was a joint operation that was conducted against an IED cell that Afghan and US officials had been developing information against for some time.”Sydney Morning Herald included more reactions by NATO officials in response to the reports of the Afghan investigators: “The evidence we have is that there were no civilian casualties… all the people who are claimed to be dead were all fighting-age males.” The same senior officer noted that the international units involved in the incident were with US Special Forces… and did not involve NATO troops.according to NATO, came under fire as they approached the village.said none of the dead were ‘innocents’ but were armed and had been shooting at the troops – US and Afghan commandos – as they entered the district.”ISAF noted that “several assault rifles, ammunition, and ammonium nitrate used in bomb-making” were found in the village. It is notable that no mention of bomb making components has ever been mentioned. AK-47s are commonly owned by Afghans, and ammonium nitrate, a fertilizer, would not be uncommon in a remote farming community. In fact, a bill to outlaw ammonium nitrate was only passed by the Afghan government at the end of January.the report from President Karzai’s Security Council: “International forces entered the area and killed ten youths, eight of them school students inside two rooms in a house, without encountering any armed resistance.” spoke to a number of village residents days after the incident, including the school’s headmaster, Rahman Jan Ehsas:said that three boys were killed in one room and five were handcuffed before they were shot.”stated that “we’ve already talked to President Karzai and he’s agreed to a joint investigation” by an impartial panel.Western sources close to the case now agree that the victims were all aged 12 to 18 and were not involved in insurgent activity.”On the night of the raid, Taleb came to the door of his room and was immediately ordered back inside by soldiers wearing night-vision goggles. “It was dark. I couldn’t see them, but they could see me.”As soon as the troops left, Sefatullah ran to his mother’s room and she cut the plastic cuffs that had bound his hands behind his back. “Then they went into one of the rooms, where six people had been sleeping,” Farooq said. “It was dark and my wife walked on her son’s dead body. Then they brought a hurricane lamp.”“incidents such as this do not reflect any conduct that Isaf [regular Nato troops] would condone and it is not the way Isaf trains any of our Afghan partners.”now rescinded). Based on the ISAF release, CNN reported that the bodies of two men and two women were discovered at a compound by a joint operation of Afghan and Nato led forces. “The bodies of the two women were bound and gagged, and the U.S. official said the people were shot “execution-style”.very different version of the events that occurred that evening.now rescinded). In the release, ISAF rejects Starkey’s report of a coverup – although they fail to back this up in any coherent way, and they go on to accuse Starkey of inaccuracies. ISAF first claimed to have a recording of Starkey’s interview with one of their officers to back up their claim of a misquote. Later, when Starkey requested to listen to the recording – they ignored him. When he pressed them – they informed him that there had been a misunderstanding, there was no recording – they had taken notes.still claimed that the women had been killed before the firefight.detailed information he had received from Afghan investigators and witnesses at the scene who reported that “US special forces soldiers dug bullets out of their victims’ bodies in the bloody aftermath of a botched night raid, then washed the wounds with alcohol before lying to their superiors about what happened.”a release outlining the results of their investigation into the incident which had determined that:reiterated their findings of “evidence of tampering at the scene by the patrol members” and added that “[i]n the end, NATO accepted our findings, and Gen. McChrystal agreed with the conclusions of our team.” McChrystal’s spokesperson, Lt. Col. Todd Breasseale has stated that McChrystal had been briefed by Afghan officials in “late march” – prior to the conclusion of the ISAF investigation announced on April 4.Media-Lens has provided some excellent reports on the media’s lack of coverage of the Ghazi Khan incident. A BBC response to criticism by Media-Lens and its readers regarding the Corporations nearly non-existent coverage of the events at Ghazi-Khan included the following:“It’s worth noting that the circumstances of the incident are disputed, unlike some previous examples of civilians killed by coalition forces. The Afghan government and the UN believe that civilians were killed as the result of the US operation in Kunar. NATO still does not accept this and strongly argues that US forces killed insurgents.” (Email from BBC complaints to Media Lens reader, February 19, 2010)The Anti Press is dedicated to the defence of the truth in an age of media control.

For more than three months, another story has been unravelling, the implications of which are far more startling than the information uncovered by Wikileaks. True to form – the corporate media’s coverage of this event has an inverse relationship to its apparent gravity, meaning the coverage has been about zero.

Since the last days of December, the details of this event have been coming into focus – and the emerging image strongly suggests that coalition death-squads have been operating in Afghanistan.

Specific to this case, a group of Special Operations Forces landed outside a village in the middle of the night after receiving reports from informants that improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were being manufactured there. After finding what appeared to be two groups of unarmed fighting age males sleeping in two rooms – the reports indicate that the force summarily executed all of them using silenced weapons. Unfortunately, it appears that the Special Ops team had not entered the sleeping quarters of an IED cell, but the dormitory of a private school for boys.

On December 27,

After receiving word of the incident, Afghan President Karzai immediately dispatched a team of government investigators to Ghazi Kahn village, the site of the alleged events. The findings of the investigators were posted on

In response, the ISAF declared that “

Another early report from the

ISAF spokesman US Colonel Wayne Shanks indicated that the military operation involved had been a “joint operation” between Afghan and foreign forces – which,

Capt Joe Sanfilippo, a US soldier in Asadabad, Kunar’s capital “

“These people were shooting back at us and we had to shoot back otherwise … we would have been injured.”

Both Sanfilippo and

Early reports out of the remote mountain village were predictably sparse in the days following the incident – but most statements relayed from village witnesses echoed

Jerome Starkey of the Times of London

“A student and one guest were in another room, a guest room, and a farmer was asleep with his wife in a third building.” “First the foreign troops entered the guest room and shot two of them. Then they entered another room and handcuffed the seven students. Then they killed them. Abdul Khaliq [the farmer] heard shooting and came outside. When they saw him they shot him as well.”

“A local elder, Jan Mohammed,

Responding to President Karzai’s statements, Rear Adm. Gregory J. Smith, the director of communication for NATO and United States forces in Afghanistan

After the New Year, these were virtually the final words on the incident at Ghazi Khan by NATO and the corporate media. No additional information regarding the details of the investigation, nor whether or not an investigation was even underway were released by military authorities.
// //
The silence was broken on February 25 when two reports were released by Jerome Starkey: “

Nato sources say that the raid should never have been authorised. “Knowing what we know now, it would probably not have been a justifiable attack,” an official in Kabul told The Times. “We don’t now believe that we busted a major ring.”

Nato’s statement, issued four days after the event, said that troops were attacked “from several buildings” as they entered the village. Yesterday it said that “ultimately, we did determine this to be a civilian casualty incident”.

Starkey also reported on the results of his effort to bring two village elders to Kabul for interviews.

Taleb Abdul Ajan, 50, was present in the Village at the time of the raid: he “woke to the sound of dogs barking. Then he heard boots crunching on gravel and men’s voices outside his bedroom. ‘Their guns killed without a sound,’ he said.”

Taleb’s brother, Farooq, 48, relayed to Starkey that his son, Sefatullah, 19, has reported that he “was handcuffed, searched and marched around the family’s mountain compound by men he believes were Americans”. “They took Sefatullah to each room and asked him who was sleeping inside… but they didn’t show him inside. He didn’t know they were dead. He told them, ‘My brothers, my cousins, they are students’. The Americans were writing down the names and their classes.”

They found Taleb’s son, Rahimullah, 17, and a boy called Samar Gul, 12, dead in a guest room. Taleb said that Samar Gul was staying overnight because he needed some wheat milled and Taleb’s family own the local mill.

“He was afraid to stay on his own so Rahimullah slept in the room with him.”

Next, Taleb said, the soldiers burst into the room of his half-brother, Najibullah, 18. According to his widow, Hassina, they dragged him out of bed and searched his belongings. “All they found were books,” Taleb said. The family discovered Najibullah’s body slumped together with Farooq’s son Sebhanullah, 17, and two of Taleb’s sons, Matiullah, 16, and Attahullah, 15, in a room that led on to a second bedroom.

In the second room they found Farooq and Taleb’s half-brother Samiullah, 12, Farooq’s son Atiqullah, 15, and a nephew, Ismael, 12. All of them had been shot.

The tenth victim was a farmer, Abdul Khaliq, 18, who was shot when he ran out of a nearby house, Taleb said.

After the soldiers shot the boys they took photographs of their bloodied faces. Farooq said his daughter heard a man curse their informant in the local language, using an expression that implied that the soldiers realised they had been fed bad information.

It is notable that NATO, now retracting their earlier identification of the victims as members of a bomb making cell, also appears to be distancing itself from the event – despite the level of information it was providing about the incident in December:

And while NATO is now willing to deny their involvement, as well as apparently willing to condemn the actions of the units as inconsistent with their rules of conduct – nobody is currently willing to identify which organization or units actually carried out the actions, despite the level of detail previously provided by military information officers: “US forces based in Kunar have denied any knowledge of the raid.. [o]fficials in Kabul confirmed that ‘US forces’ were present but refused to say if they were military or civilian.”

It is difficult to reconcile the testimony of the villagers, all of which has been remarkably consistent, and none of which provides an account of any gunfire, with that of nameless, faceless personnel that the coalition refuses to identify, much less bring forward for the purpose of clarifying the events that took place that morning.

Most of the information uncovered regarding this story, and the direct witness statements of the villagers has come as a result of the work of Jerome Starkey. His work is inspirational for many reasons, including the fact that he manages to be a real investigative-journalist at a time when it seemed all but certain that every last one of them was extinct. On top of that, he works on behalf of the Times of London – a publication that is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s Newscorp. In this case, credit needs to be given where it’s due – and the Times is publishing serious and valuable journalism in Starkey’s work.

Subsequent to the events at Ghazi Khan, Starkey is primarily responsible for uncovering a similar incident that occurred in the village of Khataba in eastern Afghanistan on February 12. While this particular incident has received a relatively higher level of coverage, it has still largely been ignored in the headlines and news feeds of the corporate media. An examination of these events as they unfolded can also prove to be of assistance to those who are attempting to determine the level of credibility that should be accorded to the various military information offices working in Afghanistan.

The Khataba incident unfolded as follows:

On February 12, ISAF issued a press release entitled: Joint Force Operating in Gardez Makes Gruesome Discovery (

“The U.S. official said it isn’t clear whether the dishonor in this case stemmed from accusations of acts such as adultery or even cooperating with NATO forces.” “It has the earmarks of a traditional honor killing,” said the official, who added the Taliban could be responsible.

“The operation unfolded when Afghan and international forces went to the compound, which was thought to be a site of militant activity. A firefight ensued and several insurgents died, several people left the compound, and eight others were detained.”

One month later, on March 13, after contacting “[m]ore than a dozen survivors, officials, police chiefs and a religious leader… at and around the scene of the attack”, Starkey and the Times published an article which gave a

According to Starkey, coalition special forces entered the compound of a residence that was owned by a policeman, Commander Dawood, 43. He was “a long-serving, popular and highly-trained policeman who had recently been promoted to head of intelligence in one of Paktia’s most volatile districts.”

“His brother, Saranwal Zahir, was a prosecutor in Ahmadabad district.

“That particular evening, Dawood was hosting a gathering to celebrate the naming of a newborn baby. One of the musicians went outside to use the facilities, when somebody shone a light in his face – he ran back inside yelling “Taliban”.Commander Dawood was the first to go outside, his 15 year old son was at his side. They were shot from a rooftop as they ran across the courtyard – Dawood was killed, his son survived. Shortly afterwards, Dawoods brother Zahir is reported to have stepped forward, yelling in English “don’t fire, we work for the Government”, and at the same moment, he was shot. As he fell to the ground, two pregnant women, and a teenage girl standing behind him were hit – all four were killed.

Based on information obtained by individuals who were attending the gathering, and who were subsequently detained for questioning – the coalition force was looking for an individual by the name of Shamsuddin. Shamsuddin was at the compound that evening – but the coalition forces failed to apprehend him. He turned himself in days later – and was released without charge.

While it’s not clear from the Times’ articles if witnesses reported whether or not Dawood or Zahir were armed (ISAF claims that they were), they did report that no shots were fired beyond those of the coalition forces – contradicting ISAF’s assertions of a firefight.

On March 13, ISAF issued a news release entitled ISAF Rejects Coverup Allegation (

ISAF now claimed that, as a result of their investigation that had “taken weeks” to conduct, they had determined that the women had not been victims of an honour killing, but that their bodies had simply been prepared for burial – however, they

On April 5, Starkey

A day earlier, ISAF had issued

“[I]nternational forces were responsible for the deaths of three women”.

The two men “were shot and killed by the joint patrol after they showed what appeared to be hostile intent by being armed.”

“[T]he releases issued shortly after the operation were based on a lack of cultural understanding by the joint force and the chain of command. The statement noted the women had been bound and gagged, but this information was taken from an initial report by the international members of the joint force who were not familiar with Islamic burial customs.”

The release failed to provide any information that would explain how the “members of the joint force” would confuse the bodies of women they killed, as well as those of two men they killed, with bodies that had been murdered in a separate honour killing. Also missing from the release was any explanation regarding the origin of the initial statements regarding the “several insurgents” that died in the “firefight” – as well as any reference to the allegations of evidence tampering that was made by Afghan investigators.

On April 7, Mirza Mohammad Yarmand of the Afghan Ministry of Interior investigation

Breasseale has indicated that McChrystal has now “ordered [a] subsequent investigation in order to reconcile certain aspects between the two investigations.” As is the case with the promised joint investigation of the events at Ghazi Khan – it is not clear when, or even if the results of this investigation will be revealed.

A UK based organization,

This statement was made by BBC on February 19, six days prior to NATO’s admission that the boys it killed were not insurgents. To date – no significant coverage has been produced by the BBC or any other network news outlets for the purpose of uncovering the events that occurred in Ghazi Khan on December 27.

And so the BBC, and virtually all other major news organizations wait. Although it is clear that the military information officers are now providing completely unreliable, and almost certainly fabricated information as a matter of course, these organizations no longer see it as their job to challenge them. No attempts to contact witnesses, no pressing Afghan officials, no stories designed to embarrass military and political officials into action.

One wonders if those who work in these organizations can even see the reality of who they have become in relation to the myth of the fourth estate: simple administrators of information, waiting for the next scoop to be served to them in the air conditioned briefing rooms of Washington, London, Baghdad or Kabul.
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I’ve blogged about this horror before. Barack Obama – Leader of the Ghazi Kang massacre

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and it also reminded me of this… The Collateral damage (or collateral murder video)

(you may need to log into YouTube / make a YouTube account to see it)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZNJm35V2_0

UPDATE (10/Oct/2010): “Iraq War Veteran Who Rescued Wounded Children in 2007 Apache Attack Describes Emotional Toll of Witnessing Infamous Killings” On Democracy Now 7th October 2010

youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMlmSoNYBS8&NR=1

Yeah, Human progress…. Widespread porn, widespread war, widespread lies, widespread poverty, widespread hunger, widespread injustice, widesprtead Zionism, widespread utter idiocy in the UK looking ‘forward’ to an election that will change absolutely NOTHING, other than to make the voters of these disgraceful political parties guilty of the crimes those said parties WILL commit. And many of these voters had the nerve to moan about the polynomial evil nature of the dreadful NeoConNaziZionst governments. Some people have no shame?

F1 plans of mice and men

The F1 rules were of course meant to make the race more exciting so that people would want to watch the sport, oh, and spend more money on it < an incidental matter you’ll understand.

It failed. Miserably! The race was pants. Afterwards, I was left aching for some excitement.

It made a mockery of the usual lies ‘promotion’ the TV stations dole out to. They won’t do it again – NOT!

The plan – or so it seems to me – was that the tyres would wear give to such a degree that those who excelled in the early stages entered the latter stage nursing bruised tyres. Could the driver eke out a big enough gap (i.e. push and race) in the early stages to cope with challenges (pushing and racing) in the latter stages?

What did we get? Drivers going slowly nursing their tyres throughout to avoid the twilight redundancy. The race was pants. There is little reason to think much will improve. Martin Brundle, my personal favourite commentator (James Allen worked well with Brundle, it’s a pity the BBC didn’t capture him) says ‘Keep the faith‘ although James says “Patience is suddenly a real [race] virtue” However patience is the opposite of F1 racing excitement. The pace of the cars was positively pedestrian.

How then to make the race better i.e. encourage racing and excitement?

1) Allow one engine per race. Yeah it MIGHT be financially costly but only if that option is exercised. A no-hoper team Toro Rosso designing an engine to last 2 or three races when the other richer teams use one per race won’t change the status of the no-hoper. The two engine requirement wasn’t too bad from the last few years racing. An engine for three races is just silly.

2) Have two routes in one section of the track. Eg route one = straight based, route two = curved section. Cars can choose the route that best suits their set up. Of course the distance of these has to enable similar times through them for a car of the same set up. If there’s a lot of traffic through route 1, then a car could try and go through route two to get ahead of the traffic.

3) Give the teams more sets of tyre. Encouraging cars to race full out. Overtaking on the track is better than because of pit stops, but it allows for strategy to have a more significant role.

4) Allow refuelling next season.

5) Allow a choice of fuels – teams pick one fuel after practice.

6) Have sections of track made from different surface (could work in conjunction with the different routes idea – Have 2 surfaces: 1 for the main track and a different surface on each of the routes)

7) Bring back tyre selection, but like the fuel selection idea, allow the teams to choose one manufacturer after practice.

BTW: I wonder why F1, NFL, Olympics, etc… have a green card against the anthropogenic global warming crowd?

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