"Be slow to condemn our troops"

Bravo John Reid! From BBC NEWS article “Troops face ‘uneven battlefield'”

“We can’t continually have an uneven battlefield for our troops, where we are facing an enemy, unconstrained by any legitimacy, any morality, any international convention and at the same time, subject our troops to a level of scrutiny, accountability, media intrusion, questioning and every conceivable opportunity to criticise them,” he said.

“I say in that kind of world, where we are facing that kind of enemy, let us be very slow to condemn our troops, our forces, and very quick to support and understand them.”

Film festivals the showpieces of contemporary leftism?

Today’s leftist film festival award victory goes to “Grbavica” by director Jasmila Zbanic, a film about the fraught relationship between an rape victim and her rebellious daughter – whose father is one of her rapists.

Ms Zbanic took the opportunity of her victory to put a dig in to the Serbs

“I just want to use this opportunity to remind us all that the war in Bosnia was over some 13 years ago and the war criminals Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic still live in Europe freely,” said Zbanic, 31, referring to the former Bosnian Serb leader and his army chief.

“They (have not) been captured for organizing the rape of 20,000 women in Bosnia, killing 100,000 people and expelling from their houses one million. Nobody is interested to capture them.”

Actually you are wrong Ms Zbanic.

Most Serbs are very keen to capture and hand over Mladic and Karadzic.

But Mladic and Karadic are not the only Balkan war criminals at large. These two have been indicted because as head of the Bosnian Serb government and Head of the Bosnian Serb Army respectively they are considered ultimately responsible for the actions of the soldiers and militias who fought under and for them.

The great injustice of the post-Dayton witch hunts is that the International Community continued to demonise the Serbs (as they had done so throughout the Bosnian War) going so far as to only summons Mladic and Karadic to the Hague but completely ignored their Croatian and Muslim counterparts.

Does anyone deny that Croats and Muslims also massacred civilians, engaged in mass rape and ethnically cleansed entire regions? Of course not. It is an historical fact.

So why weren’t Croatian President Franjo Tudjman and Alija Izetbegovic, President of the Bosnian Muslims ever indicted for the acts of their agents who also indulged in rapine and massacre?

One of the worst outrages of the war was Operation Storm, which took place at the end of the Bosnian War, in which 300,000 Serb civilians were ethnically cleansed from the Krajina.

For that alone Tudjman ought to have been indicted. Incidentally, Tudjman was Holocaust Denier and well know anti-Semite.

So Ms Zbanic, your film may be brilliant and the plight of the victims of the Bosnian was was truly horrific and justice really ought to be done to those who committed those crimes BUT please be fair and honest enough to conceded that all sides suffered terribly, women on all sides were brutally raped and that as we advance into the 21st century our efforts should be focussed on trying to forgive..and remember accurately.

The one great thing Ms Zbanic’s victory is that Michael Winterbottom’s propaganda piece “The Road to Guant√°namo” was cheated of its expected victory. Ha!

First Earth Battalion becoming reality?

Is it just me or does it seems that there is a serious effort to turn modern Western Armies into the hippy-inspired 70s First Earth Battalion? Look at the evidence:

Soldiers as social workers/healers/lovers-not-fighters – Check
Soldiers as Human/Eco/Natural disaster rescue group – Check
Combat beamed live to the world – Check
“Unity powered by diversity” meme – Check
Women on the front line – Check
Force only 25% of mission (heart/will/spirit being other 75%)
All plausible engagements are war-gamed – Check
Surgical neutralization – Check
A primary function is communicate of “ideas” – Check
Networked information warfare – Check
Use of sonic weaponry – Check
Spiritual warfare – Check (GWB’s homeland Christian soldiers versus the Jihadist International)

Beating brouhaha – what is the fuss about?

“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough
men stand ready to do violence on their behalf” George Orwell

Why did the footage of British soldiers arresting rioters cause “shock waves” around the world?

There is a riot, some of the rioters were caught. They got a few smacks of the baton whilst being subdued and arrested. This is standard footage from public order situations. Subduing rioters during arrest is standard public order practice for all anti-riot units.

Don’t believe me? Check out riotporn.blogspot.com for examples.

Those soldiers did not shoot the rioters. They did not try and burn them alive (as the rioters are trying to burn the soldiers with petrol bombs). They did not behead them after they were captured.

Soldiering is a tough business carried out by tough men. Fighting with the British army in riots is consequently dangerous and rightly so. After all these are soldiers – the fighting wing if our society – and we train, pay and order to fight for us.

In my opinion, those rioters deserved a few smacks. They ought to be grateful that is all they got. Notice how there is no rioting in US sectors? Because any rioter would be gunned down. It is because the British are so restrained that this situation came about at all.

As for those rioters being “civilians”, when you voluntarily fight soldiers in a combat zone you ARE a soldier. Your “civilians” status changes to that of “irregular combatant”. Lets drop the talk of “civilians”. Civilian implies non-combatant whereas in Iraq, by strict definition, every insurgent and anti-Coalition fighter is a civilian (i.e not in the military).

In the modern theatre people are either combatants or not. Rioting against the occupation force, especially by using mortars and petrol bombs, is combat. To reiterate, where shooting the rioters would be justified under rules of engagement (but obviously excessive and unnecessary), mere beating is almost praisworthy (an appropriate, proportionate response).

Berthold Bartosch – The Idea

Via Greylodge:

Berthold Bartosch – The Idea

“Based on Frans Mesareel‚Äôs famed woodcuts, this animated film classic was the first trick film with a radical film: a revolutionary idea (in the shape of a nude woman) is conceived by the artist, condemned by the world, the rich, and the church, but lives on, forever stirring men to revolt.” ‚ÄîAmos Vogel, Film as a Subversive Art

Israel Defense Forces Navy Unleashes "Death Shark" Against Terrorism


Israel Defense Forces Navy Unleashes Death Shark Against Terrorism

Israel has been well known in leading the global defense industry out of its very survival since 1948. And in doing so has developed several “James Bond” futuristic, lethal weapons over the years. In the most recent unveiling the Israel Navy has now deployed a speedboat drone capable of reaching enemy targets hundreds of miles from Israel shores.

The unmanned speedboat is equipped with a remote-controlled machine gun capable of being operated with laser accuracy up to a range of 50 kilometers, reportedly the first of its kind in the world.

Private defense analysts who have studied photos of the “Death Shark” or what the IDF brands as the “Protector” state that the Rafael Industries weapon is equipped with at least four cameras, as well as a sonar or radar system and electro-optics capable of providing a three-dimensional image. The cameras are said to operate with the same distance and high definition as satellite cameras, being able to capture a licence plate number and the barrel of gun from a distance of 10 miles.

Can we cure fear (and do we want to?)

A superb article on fear and how we control it from Scientific American:

Why is fear so intractable? And what can we do about it? Therapy has provided succor for many people; others have relied on the strength they get from their faith or other support networks. But in a world where we regularly witness hair-raising events–such as the aftermath of suicide bomber attacks in full color on our living-room televisions, on Web sites and on newspapers’ front pages–is such verbal support enough? Answering a perceived need, fear-blunting medications are coming onto the scene. Could we–should we–all simply pop pills to ease our anxieties?

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Anti-white media bias continues in BBC coverage of South Africa

The BBC gave front page prominence to this story about three black workers allegedly killed by their white boss: “SA ‘dry-cleaner’ murder case row”

The “dry-cleaner” killings have acquired racial overtones and attracted intense attention in South Africa.

The white owner of a dry-cleaning business is among those accused of murdering three black employees.

The South African newspapers are also all over this “racist” killing.

What you are not being told about is the epidemic of racist murders targeting whites in South Africa – particularly farmers.

Ask yourself why the BBC is reporting this case – fairly routine by the astonishing levels of violence in South Africa – yet they are ignoring the execution two white boys?

Did you ever hear about the white child wrapped in paper and burned alive?

What about this 6 month old baby girl stabbed to death in June last year?

Have you heard about the white people killed in racist murders in South Africa this year? On the BBC? Of course not. Here is a handy list for you:

30 Jan – George Campbell, 18
Executed near farm Elardus Park, no robbery

30 Jan – Ben van der Berg, 19,
Executed near farm near Elardus Park, no robbery

23 Jan – Capt. Anne-Marie Potgieter, 39, Loskop Holdings
Mutilated, murdered in battle
[Note: This was a very senior police child protection officer famous for destroying a Nigerian child prostitution ring and capturing serial rapist Peter Putter. More here]

7 Jan – Jenny Thornton, 58, Devon Bank farm, Montague, EC
Raped, gunned down – nothing robbed

4 Jan – Etna van Heerden, 53, Kromdraai farm wife, “Makhado”, LI
Nothing robbed, wife shot while saving elderly mother from attacker

Further reading:

Media bias in SA farm violence reporting

Incredible documentary on South African farm attacks