Archive for Protests

Israel – The Slow But Sure Land Grab.

Posted in America, Arab, Britain, European Union, Israel, Justice, Netanyahu, News, Palestine, United Nations with tags , , , , on 03/02/2017 by floroy1942

What would you say if your neighboring country slowly, bit by bit, started taking over your land and built settlements in your country? Naturally you would be outraged and start doing something about it. So why is the world not doing something about the gradual takeover of Palestinian land by Israel?

Ever since 1947 Israel has expanded its territory into Palestine by building settlements and towns on land that does not belong to them. The Palestinians have complained to the United Nations, and every major country in the world, but all complaints have fallen on deaf ears. If this keeps up, within a few years Palestine will no longer exist because it will have been taken over in its entirety by the Israelis.

In excess of 600,000 Jews live in about 140 settlements built since Israel annexed the West Bank and East Jerusalem after the 1967 war, all on Palestinian land. On Wednesday Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was moving ahead with plans to set up a new settlement on the West Bank ‘for the first time in more than two decades’.

The announcement came as Israeli police cleared protesters from the unauthorised settler outpost of Amona. Israel’s Supreme Court has ordered Amona to be dismantled because it was built on private Palestinian land. So why have they not done this before?

The United Nations has for years condemned the land grab by Israel, but they have taken no action to put a stop to it except to vocally condemn the actions of the Israeli government.

How would the American’s feel if Canada or Mexico began building settlements over the border and claiming it for themselves? You can bet your life there would be an uproar of protestation, and it might even get to the stage of military action.

No such thing is taking place in Israel and Palestine, for the Palestinian cries of protest have all fallen on deaf ears for years, thanks to the backing of the United States who are solidly behind Israel. Now with Trump in charge we may see a change in attitude by the United States.

 

The Shrinking Map Of Palestine

The Shrinking Map Of Palestine

When Israel went to war with the surrounding Arab states in 1967 and 1973 they won convincingly and claimed the Sinai desert as their own. Even when Palestinian fighters fought against Israel to try and save their land they were called terrorists and quickly defeated. Since that time the Israeli borders have pushed back steadily until today, Palestine has all but disappeared.

You can be pretty certain that the small areas still under Palestinian control will disappear in the next few years, and Palestine will be wiped from the map completely to become the State of Israel.

Don’t for one minute think that I am a Palestinian sympathiser for I am not, but this injustice has to have a voice somewhere.

Roy.

Pathetic Protesters

Posted in America, Britain, England, European Union, Human Rights, Insurgents, Islamic Revolution, Islamic State, News, Terrorism with tags , , , , on 14/12/2015 by floroy1942
Naiivity At Its Most Obvious

Naivety At Its Most Obvious

It was interesting to read today about a large group of young people in London protesting about Britain’s involvement in airstrikes against ISIS. It makes me wonder at the naïvety of some, who I am sure consider themselves to be intelligent. What do they think the world will be like if these terrorists are given a free rein to achieve their goals?

ISIS are the most vicious and brutal killers on the planet, yet these people want to do nothing to stop them. Are they content to allow them to set up their own state in the Middle East? What do they think will happen once ISIS have achieved this goal? Do these people really think they will stop there?

Corbyn - The Biggest Idiot In World Politics

Corbyn – The Biggest Idiot In World Politics

To me they are as stupid as Jeremy Corbyn the current Labour Leader who seems to think that we can negotiate a peace settlement with these people. If it were up to me this idiot would be sent out to Syria to negotiate with ISIS and we would see how long he keeps his head on his shoulders.

This group has already infiltrated and carried out terrorist attacks in surrounding countries like Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and very many others with the obvious intention of reaching their goal of making the entire world Islamic. Once they have a country of their own do these idiots really think that Europe will be safe?

Already they have infiltrated many European countries with their followers disguised as refugees, and it is clear that their purpose is to begin attacks here, Paris being the first, but you can be sure that many more will follow.

ISIS Atrocity

ISIS Atrocity

It makes me wonder how soon these protesters will be baying for blood if members of their families are the victims of a future attack on our shores.

It must be clear to anyone with intelligence that this group must be stopped from achieving its goal otherwise they will plunge the whole world into war. Their barbarity knows no bounds as we have seen by the public beheading of their prisoners on TV.

Due to the lack of action by the United Nations it has fallen to NATO and like-minded Middle East countries to take on these people and put them out of business, and that includes the United Kingdom. If we do not take part in the air strikes against ISIS do these protesters think ISIS will leave us alone and not commit attacks here? How naive can you get? Do they for one minute think that if these terrorists manage by some miracle to conquer the rest of Europe they will stop at Calais and leave us alone?

War is a terrible thing and many innocent people get caught in the crossfire, but to do nothing and hope the problem goes away is impossible.

Iraq And Syria Attacks

Iraq And Syria Attacks

Just suppose that when Hitler came to power and started WW2, should all the European nations have held up their hands and surrendered to him without a shot being fired? We all know about the sheer brutality of his regime, but who would want to live permanently under the heel of the Nazi jackboot? We fought and we won, just as we will win this war with ISIS.

The one thing we do need is ‘boots on the ground’ to use an American expression. The problem there is the complication posed by Assad and the problems in Syria. If an agreement can be reached there all the fighting nations need to put in a joint force to finally crush these parasites.

To The Protesters - If This Was Your Mother/Wife?

To The Protesters – If This Was Your Mother/Wife Would You Still Be A Pacifist?

But of course that will be absolute taboo so far as these protesters are concerned. They will never rally around the flag unless their parents or children are the victims of a savage terrorist attack. Perhaps the sight of their mother, father or baby daughter getting their throats cut on TV would be enough to change their pacifist views?

If Islamic State are to be stopped all people and all countries need to work together to stamp out this menace to humanity.

Roy.

Is This The Beginning?

Posted in America, Britain, European Union, Germany, Immigration, News, Politics, UK, USA with tags , , , , on 17/12/2014 by floroy1942

Last Monday saw what could possibly be the beginnings of major Europe-wide protests about the number of immigrants that are flooding into the Union. Whether this small demonstration opens the floodgates across Europe remains to be seen, but who knows, it could be the spark. There is certainly a huge swell of dissatisfaction among the European people on this subject, and in my view the dam will have to burst soon.

Dresden Germany 15/12/14

Dresden Germany 15/12/14

In Dresden Germany, 15,000 people marched against the ‘Islamization’ of their country in a show of solidarity. Such a small demonstration could be the spark that is needed for people in many European countries to come out and say what they have long thought.

By most standards the demonstration was small, but it soon became evident that among the German people 49 percent sympathised with the marchers stated concerns, and 30 percent indicated they “fully” backed the protests’ aims.

A further poll indicated that 73 percent of Germans were worried that “radical Islam” was gaining ground, and 59 percent said Germany accepted too many asylum seekers.

Demonstration Dresden

Demonstration Dresden

The people marched under the banner PEGIDA which translates as ‘Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the Occident ‘ (Occident standing for the Western nations). Membership of PERGIDA has risen by fifty percent since the first small demonstration in October, and it is certain to rise even further in the months ahead.

The group’s founder Lutz Bachmann said to the crowd, “Everywhere now, in every news rag, on every senseless talk-show, they are debating, and the most important thing is: the politicians can no longer ignore us! We have shown by taking another ‘little stroll’, and by growing in numbers, that we’re on the right path, and that slowly, very slowly, something is beginning to change in this country,”

German politicians have been shocked by the emergence of this group and its rapid popularity, for the people are telling them that the immigration and asylum system in Germany is broken and rapidly needs repair.

It is a fact that since the European economy fell flat, Germany is in a better financial state than most other Union members. This has in turn caused the country to be the number one destination for immigrants and refugees, second only to America.

Anti-Mosque Demonstration Berlin 18/8/2012

Anti-Mosque Demonstration Berlin 18/8/2012

The one big complaint among the German people is as stated by one demonstrator Michael Stuerzenberger, who said he does not oppose asylum for refugees, but asserted that 70 percent of people claiming political asylum here are economic refugees.

Not only that, but the majority of them live off benefits, much the same as in Britain. Germany has a major problem with its Turkish immigrants. A case in point is a man called Kamal and his wife Shadia who have ten children under eighteen and earn from the benefit system €3,000 a month. More than the average western family. On top of this he gets his rent, health care, transport, heating, etc. paid by the state.

Klaus, Kamal’s landlord says, “The man is fit. He even confessed to me that he lies when he says he is ill. He told me once, why should I work if I can live well without” Klaus quotes Kamal.

German Employment Office

German Employment Office

When Kamal has to report to the Federal Employment Office to get a job he tells them he has “unbearable pains in his back and joints.” Therefore, he cannot take any job. Much the same scam as happens under the British system.

I think there are many similarities among the greater majority of those coming to Britain, Holland, Belgium, Denmark and France. All these countries have the same problem, just too many immigrants, too many of whom have everything paid for by the tax payer.

Town Centre Closed For Muslim Prayers?

Town Centre Closed For Muslim Prayers?

The ‘baby’ scam has led to many Muslim families having a large number of children in order to get more benefits, but this also has another negative affect in that the birthrate among the Muslim population far outstrips that of the indigenous people. The inevitable outcome is that they will outnumber us in twenty or thirty years time.

In Britain in particular the people are muttering under their breaths much the same thing, but dare not say anything out loud for fear of being arrested under Tony Blair’s disgraceful Racism Laws.  The laws he specifically enacted to prevent criticism of his Multi-Cultural Britain policy.

EU Leaders - People With A Lot To Answer For.

EU Leaders – People With A Lot To Answer For.

Now that the ‘cat is out of the bag’ in Germany so to speak, there is the possibility that people in other European nations will finally stand up against the politicians and tell them in a clear voice that they too have had enough.

It will happen eventually as the hundreds of thousands of immigrants continue pouring into Europe because of weak politicians and an interfering Brussels. With the governments doing nothing to stem the flow it is up to the people to tell them they will stand for no more.

There can be little doubt that turbulent times are ahead of us, but the sad thing is, the politicians seem incapable of doing anything about the problems facing us. Europe, and in fact many other western countries, need a new breed of politician who can not only see the threat the western world is under, but be brave enough to do something about it. I live in hope!

Roy.

Rebellion – The Spring Of Discontent

Posted in Arab, Christianity, Demonstration, Elections, Muslim, President, Religion, Summit, UN, United Nations with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 23/04/2011 by floroy1942

Ever since the world ushered in 2011, with the hopes of a fruitful year and a return to economic stability, it seems the pendulum has swung the other way. The prospect of global economic recovery seems as far away as ever, and the news has been dominated by country after country being racked by protests and regime changes, albeit mostly in the arab world.

A New Year With Renewed Hope

As we all know by now, Tunisia was the spark that ignited the trail of discontent across North Africa and on into the Middle East. Protesters in both Tunisia and Egypt have successfully rid themselves of an oppresive regime and may be turning to democracy, but we shall have to wait and see.

Further afield we have seen Libya, Syria, Yemen and The United Arab Emirates among others all suffering civilian unrest. In the case of Libya, outright war between the populace and the government is on-going with Syria heading in the same directiuon. The protesters all demand the same thing, release from an oppressive regime that has held power too long.

Libya: http://youtu.be/nqJgBhDkekc

It has always been the nature of dictators not to relinquish power once they have achieved it, a fact that still holds true today. Many who have, or perhaps will be toppled in the near future, have all held power for many decades and it often occurs that time makes such people lose contact with those they rule.

Libyan Protest

History teaches us that people will accept such a situation with passive acceptance – initially, but over time, especially if their living standards deteriorate, the discontent grows until it suddenly bursts forth in uncontrollable rage. Poor living standards are a great driver to action for those living in oppressed countries.

Desperate measures are taken by some rulers like Gaddafi of Libya and Assad of Syria, who attempt to quell the unrest by force of arms, but as we have seen in both these countries, it only makes the protesters more determined. Libya is now racked by civil war, and even with the help of a UN resolution and the actions of NATO, we are approaching a stalemate.

There are indications the war in Libya will take on a new twist that may well cause headaches at NATO Headquarters. The latest news quotes government sources as saying the eviction of the rebels from Misrata will be left to local tribes who have suffered loss of trade with the city since the uprising began. The army is said to be retreating from Misrata and negotiations will take place between tribal leaders and the rebels. If the tribes do in fact attack the rebel positions in the city it will be civilians against civilians, so where will that leave the coalition forces and the UN Mandate?

Syria Defiance

Meanwhile, Syria is seeing daily deaths among the protesters at the hands of the security forces. International involvement has only taken place in Libya, and it seems unlikely at this time that such action will be repeated in other countries.

Syria: http://youtu.be/qb7Irlq60Ew

Ivory Coast and Nigeria have also been trouble spots for the last few weeks but the reasons there are different.

The Ivorian Protagonists

In Ivory Coast the dispute arose from the failure of its President, Lauren Gbagbo to accept defeat when he lost the election. Fighting has been going on there for some time as forces loyal to Gbagbo sought to prevent the elected President Ouattara from taking office. Eventually Gbagbo was defeated, but now Ouattara is finding it hard to reign in his troops and stop fighting between Gbagbo supporters and his own. Once again, the UN has made pleas for calm which have fallen on deaf ears.

Ivory Coast: http://youtu.be/Y0Lpmdzt6mk

A similar situation is developing in Nigeria where the defeated presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhuri, refuses to accept his defeat against Goodluck Johnson in an election that was cleared by international observers as being fair. Should the violence continue, there is a chance the Muslim north of the country will be at war with the Christian south.

Sectarian Violence in Nigeria

The difference between this altercation and others seems to be religion, for like Muslims everywhere, they wish to dominate, and the north will not be satisfied until it rules the whole of the country purely for the purposes of turning it into a Muslim state. A story we have all heard before.

The UN is still confining itself to useless pleas for calm and a cessation of violence in the various nations currently in the news. This is standard practice for the international body that rarely sees fit to actually take action to prevent bloodshed and war.

Nigeria: http://youtu.be/QzFQ3zrW7QA

The United Nations was formed as a body with the ideal of ending war and insurrection in any country but has over the years been found wanting. The various nations have almost always found it impossible to come to a decision to end violence, for each country must first look to its own interests before embarking on any agreement to intervene in trouble spots around the world.

The Libyan conflict serves as a prime example, for many countries could not bring themselves to endorse Resolution 1973 until it was too late to be of any strategic use, perhaps because they did not wish to offend the Middle East nations for fear of jeopardising their oil imports. Now with Syria and Yemen they again cannot agree for the same reason, and content themselves with platitudes and pleas for a cessation of the violence, all of which go unheard.

A Sign Of UN Impotence At Ending Wars?

It is obvious these nations will not take any notice, for it has become a power struggle with the elite not wishing to relinquish their grip, and the protesters refusing to accept anything less.

Countries like Russia and China who hold veto powers, refuse to allow any UN action to stop the bloodshed for reasons of their own, which is most likely an attempt to gain influence in the area.

There is little doubt the UN, founded with such lofty ideals, is failing in its mandate in a disastrous fashion, for it was intended to end wars and provide a platform for the settlement of international disputes. Something it has never managed to do, and in my opinion, never will. Meanwhile, ordinary people die needlessly!

Roy.

An Enforced Libyan No-Fly Zone – Is It Wise?

Posted in Arab, Britain, England, Europe, Government, Insurgents, Muslim, Obama, Parliament, President, Terrorism, UK, UN, United Nations, USA with tags , , , , , , , on 08/03/2011 by floroy1942

Should America and NATO be allowed to enforce a no-fly zone on Libya? Personally, I think it would be a huge mistake for these organizations to even try, unless they have the full coöperation of other arab nations.

Libyan Rebels

There can be little doubt that the current attacks by pro-Gaddafi forces on the rebels must end, and it is indeed a scandal they are taking place in the first place. However, we have to remember, this is an internal struggle in which non-arab nations cannot impose their will, even in the name of humanity.

To put this in context, what would American reactions have been if South American countries had felt it necessary to intervene during their Civil War? Food for thought!

Once again it has been amply demonstrated the UN is a toothless tiger with nothing to contribute other than useless words and condemnation, but that is not helping the people of Libya one iota. There again, the UN is nothing more than a ‘babble shop’ in my eyes, and throughout its history, with the exception of the Korean war, has never really succeeded in quelling war, aggression, genocide or human rights violations in the world.

Careful Thought Required By NATO Members

In actual fact, NATO has been more proactive with its actions in Kosovo, Serbia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

But back to the main theme, Libya has suffered an uprising of the common man against a dictatorial regime much the same as other North African countries of late, but this one has turned out different. There is little doubt the military were the deciding factor in Libya, for they had the choice of siding with the protesters or Gaddafi. They chose the latter, and this may well have spelled the end for the popular uprising, because a dedicated man with an AK47 is no match for a tank or fighter-bomber in the long term.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/Q9MQD38nmOs

Libyan Airforce Under Gaddafi Control

In my opinion, enforcement of a no fly zone over Libya will not change the situation on the ground very much, as the pro-Gaddafi forces are far superior in arms and equipment and must eventually win. If they do not, it will not say much about their effectiveness as a fighting force. One can only hope the common soldier gets tired of killing people he is sworn to protect, and eventually rebels against his officers. This however is unlikely to happen if, as reports suggest, most of the fighting is carried out by African mercenaries in the pay of Gaddafi.

But so far as the politics of foreign intervention are concerned, I believe it would be a disaster of international  proportions for either America or NATO to intervene in this struggle. It is worthy of note that the other arab nations have been silent on this issue until very recently. Not one of the main arab countries, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, or Iran have come out and publically condemned Gaddafi’s actions, or those of the rebels. All stayed silent, just as they do on the question of Islāmic insurgency.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/ghGjRqvcbRA

This may well be because most arab countries are run by an elite few who have been in power for decades, and they too fear a popular uprising in their own country. The people of Iran have tried it and were ruthlessly put down by the government.

As a purely arab problem, one would expect the other nations to come together quickly to find a way to end the bloodshed of their brethren, but until very recently all we had was a wall of silence while they sit on the fence and wait to see what happens, again, much as they have done with the insurgency. Declarations of condemnation have now been made, but it seems no move towards actually stopping the bloodshed have yet materialised. 

Oil - Not the Excuse As Some People Think!

Should NATO countries, or indeed the USA, decide to enter the conflict, it will be seen purely as ‘protecting their oil interests’ and they will once again be accused of ‘wielding the big stick’ as they were in Iraq and Afghanistan.

America has long been perceived by many nations to be acting as the world’s policemen, and to a certain degree I believe this attitude is held by many Americans. No matter how powerful a nation, or group of nations is, it does not have the right to intervene in what is, as in the case of Libya, an internal struggle. The motives may be the best in the world, but they will not be seen as such by all.

Considering the tensions that have existed between the arab nations and ‘the West’ since 9/11, it would be a brave fool who intervenes in a purely arab struggle without the participation, or at least a nod of approval, from the rest of the arab block. To do so will only stoke the fires of anti-western feeling within these nations. It is without doubt a very delicate situation, for if anyone decided to enforce a no-fly zone, what then?

Two Men In The Hot Seat

As Robert Gates, the US Secretary of Defence has already stated, to begin such an operation would first mean attacks on the airfields and missile defence systems of Libya which amount to an act of war. Once that happens, any country embarking on such a task would be fully committed as a participant in the conflict. Would the people of NATO member countries, or Americans be happy at the prospect of their servicemen being killed in such a situation? I think not.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/1Y3f3e2ieqU

I can just imagine the lines of protesters marching up and down outside the White House condemning Barack Obama for getting America into yet another conflict. He could certainly kiss goodbye any hopes of re-election, as would the governments of any other NATO country.

Trying To Bring Down An Air Force Fighter Bomber

War is not something to be taken lightly, people die in wars, and for any country to think of participating in one, especially when so far away and none of your business, governments and Presidents must tread warily. America learnt a hard lesson in Vietnam and the scars are not yet fully healed.

Certainly, it is hard to sit on the sidelines and watch as a country tears itself apart in this manner, but sometimes that is all you can do. To get involved against the will of neighbouring nations and your own people is sheer folly.

It may be fine for politicians like Britain’s William Hague to spout about no-fly zones, but I am sure if the people of Britain were asked their opinion, there would be a resounding ‘No!’ to any involvment, and much the same in the US.

Bomb Attack On Rebels

Western nations can do no more than sit on the sidelines and wait to see what happens. The conflict started, and will end, in Libya and the only nations that can stop it are other arab countries, if they have the guts to come out of the shadows and take action. I hold my breath!

Roy.

See related post:

https://floroy1942.wordpress.com/2011/03/12/the-un-europe-and-arab-league-on-libya-blah-blah-blah/

‘Police Brutality’ at Climate Summit in Copenhagen

Posted in Demonstration, Free Speech, Insanity, Modern World, Police Complaints, Riot, Summit, Teens, UN with tags , , , , , , , on 13/12/2009 by floroy1942

Here we go again! Another demonstration and more cries of police brutality. It seems the police are always the scapegoat for unruly demonstrations these days. If they use the ‘soft glove’ they are ineffective, and if they do their job correctly they are ‘brutal beasts’.

I for one am sick and tired of hearing the whining complaints from protesters whenever they are on the streets. If you break the law of the land you can expect action by the police, and their response is proportional to yours.

At the Copenhagen Summit, a group of around 100 youths wearing masks, many dressed in black, went on the rampage which prompted the police to take action. They were corralled by Police and arrested.

The news picture of demonstrators sat on the ground and handcuffed has raised a furore of  protest from demonstrator groups, but look closely! They are for the most part the masked youths who caused all the trouble, and not as many people suppose, innocent demonstrators. It just goes to show how misleading a single photo, and the cries of police brutality from a bunch of thugs can be.

With the exception of 13 who will face charges, all have since been released from custody. Hopefully they have learned a lesson, but I doubt it.

It is illegal in Denmark to wear a mask at a demonstration, and rightly so. If you are a peaceful demonstrator why do you need a mask?

Bricks and fireworks were thrown, and shop windows smashed in the city centre in wanton violence, and you have to ask what that has to do with demonstrating against climate change?

It is a fact that the greater majority of people who attend these demonstrations are peaceful people who want nothing more than for their voices to be heard, and I fully respect that. Democratic countries have the right to peaceful demonstration and so they should. The problem is, these events also attract the thugs and fanatics who are out to cause mayhem, anything from burning cars, smashing windows and attacking the police at every opportunity. To them it is like a sport, a drug. They get off on it!

There have been countless situations in many countries where these people have hi-jacked a demonstration for their own ends. Once the bricks and glass start flying should the police stand by and do nothing? No of course not! If it was your car or shop that was damaged, you would be yelling for them to do something.

At many demonstrations the police are outnumbered perhaps 500 or more to one and have a very difficult task to perform. Looking at news footage it is easy to see the difficulties they face. One is injured by a flying bottle or brick, but who threw it? Usually the cowardly culprit does his deed and then disappears laughing into the throng of peaceful demonstrators. So as a policeman what should you do, just take it? What would you do in the circumstances?

What is the answer? Perhaps organizers of demonstrations should make their followers more aware of the fringe element that always hides within their ranks, and make sure people know their civic duty.

If a group of thugs, fanatics, call them what you will, start masking up and throwing things, those peaceful demonstrators surrounding them could themselves take action. If the thugs were confronted by, say fifty or a hundred ‘righteous citizens’ and told to cease their activities it would help. People power can be used for good as well as evil, and there is strength in numbers.

Part of the problem today, and the reason these idiots get away with it, is people have become insular and ‘do not want to become involved‘. If you are there at all, you are involved whether you like it or not. If the peaceful demonstrators do not stand up themselves to the thugs and fanatics, we will continue to see the sort of action that took place in Copenhagen.

Many of the complaints refer to those arrested being kept outside in the cold for hours without toilet or medical facilities i.e. the troublemakers. With a total of 968 arrests for disorderly conduct or criminal damage I can quite believe police resources were stretched to the limit. What did these idiots expect, a nice warm coffee lounge with free cigarettes and drinks while they were waiting to be processed.

In my opinion, the police were doing their job to the best of their ability considering the restrictions placed upon them. The bottom line is, ‘if you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen’!

Peaceful demonstration is a right, those who abuse that right have none!

Roy.

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