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Anis Amri

Posted in America, Britain, England, European Union, Germany, Government, Immigrants, Islamic State, News, Terrorism with tags , , , , on 22/12/2016 by floroy1942
Anis Amri - Terrorist

Anis Amri – Terrorist

I find it incredible that the German authorities refused Anis Amri asylum over a year ago and still let him stay in the country. He was under surveillance for a long period, and yet he was still able to commit the atrocity of ramming civilians with a truck at a Christmas market, killing twelve people and injuring forty-eight more. The original driver of the truck, Lukasz Urban from Poland, was found stabbed and shot in the cab of the lorry.

The one question on many people’s minds must be, why was Amri not deported when his application failed.

There are many more cases like this all across Europe, and it seems to me that these people should be deported immediately when their asylum application fails. It would appear from reports that he could not be deported because he did not have valid identity papers, but surely that could have been solved by the immigration department much quicker.

It is said that he used a total of six aliases and three nationalities during his time in Germany so this would point to the fact that he was up to no good.

There can be little doubt that the responsibility for this entire disaster rests firmly with the authorities. If they had handled the situation correctly this would never have happened.

Angela Merkel is finding out now what a big mistake she made by opening the doors to Germany to so-called refugees, for the attacks on civilians have increased steadily since that happened, and they will continue to do so.

It is time for the European governments to take a tougher line in immigrants and vet them properly to identify those who do not come from Syria.

Looking at the photos from the last year of refugees it is plain to see that the great majority are young men without families, and that should have been a warning to the authorities. Letting in those with families would not have caused so many problems, but to allow hundreds of thousands of young single males to enter was asking for trouble. This has been made evident by the huge increase in rapes and assaults on women in Germany over the past year.

There can be little doubt that Merkel made the same mistake Britain’s Tony Blair did so many years ago. Our country is a travesty compared to what it was before he came to power, and we have no choice but to live with it. The same goes for Germany.

To try and stem the terrorist attacks and the rape of women, the German authorities need to round up all those who do not have families with them and send them back where they came from. This is the only way the country will be safe again.

Roy.

An Open Letter to the United Nations

Posted in Afghanistan, America, Britain, European Union, Insurgents, Islamic Revolution, News, Taliban, Terrorism, United Nations with tags , , , , on 10/08/2014 by floroy1942

For more than twelve years the world has had to deal with the problem of Muslim insurgency, and it has spread like wildfire since the 9/11 attack in New York. The list of countries being attacked either from within, or outside by these Muslim extremists gets longer year by year, and yet no-one seems able to come up with a plan to deal with it on a global scale. To try and negotiate with these people is a waste of breath.

Islamic Militants In China

Islamic Militants In China

There can be little doubt that it is now a global problem, for these extremists operate in countries from China to the USA and everywhere in-between, and although some western countries have attempted to solve the problem in the Middle East for example, they have been weak and uncoordinated in the extreme.

Coalition Forces in Afghanistan

Coalition Forces in Afghanistan

I give you as an example the strikes that the Coalition Forces carried out in an attempt to crush the Taliban in Afghanistan. These forces carried out a sweep of the southern part of the country, but as usual, the Taliban fighters just faded away over the border into Pakistan. Later, the Pakistan Military also tried to get rid of them, although they did not enter all the north-west territories, which again allowed the Taliban to remain for the great part untouched.

My point is, that had the western and Pakistan sweeps been coordinated and the two forces had gone all the way to the border, the Taliban would have been left with no place to hide. In just this situation they could have been wiped out almost to man and that would have removed a huge burden from the backs of both Afghanistan and Pakistan. Simplistic I know, but the effort would have had better success with a more coordinated plan.

But what of other countries like those in Africa that are being overrun by extremist groups like Boko Haram and al Shebab etc. Boko Haram kidnapped over 300 school girls some months ago, but what coordinated action has been taken to find these poor girls? So far there is nothing to report.

ISIS Killers

ISIS Killers

The same dangerous situation is happening at the moment in Syria and Iraq where ISIS have taken over a huge swathe of both countries and established their own caliphate. They are taking more and more ground daily, but no-one seems capable of stopping them.

The famous ‘Arab Spring’ in countries like Libya, Tunisia etc. is far from over because the extremists are still trying to gain control of these countries by spreading violence on a grand scale. You can be assured that peace will never come to all these Middle East countries until the insurgents are either in control, or beaten!

So, what should the U.N. do about this situation? In my view, the only answer is for the United Nations to start acting like the protecting international body it is supposed to be, and stop beating about the bush!

Boko Haram

Boko Haram

What the world needs right now is an international force to go from country to country, city to city, town to town and track down and totally destroy all these insurgent groups wherever they are found until there are none left. A tall order maybe, but impossible – No! Not if all countries, including Islamic nations,  are willing to work together to rid the world of these parasites.

Until this world-wide scourge is eradicated there will be no more peace in the world, because these people are religious fanatics and there is nothing worse. Their idea is that the whole world must be Islamic, and they will not cease until it is so – or they are dead! So why don’t we oblige them by eradicating them completely so mankind can get back to living in relative peace.

Two of the obvious places to start would be Iraq and Nigeria. Send in perhaps 50 or 60 thousand men with representation from every country to Iraq and take the battle to ISIS. Wipe them from the face of the earth until they are but a whisper in history. With assistance from Syrian Forces they can be cleared from there also.

Once the force has cleaned up there perhaps two or three thousand troops can be sent to Nigeria to surround the positions in the jungle held by Boko Haram. With everyone moving in from all sides they will have no place to run and then they should be wiped out to a man.

One important point is that once these missions have been accomplished, all troops would leave the country so there is no argument with the leaders of that country. It would be a simple in-out operation for all concerned with no efforts being made to influence the politics of the said country.

Muslims Behead A Christian Child In Thailand

Muslims Behead A Christian Child In Thailand

I rather think that two such bold moves may well put the wind up other insurgent groups who will begin to get the idea that they cannot win. It does not matter which countries are struck, be it Indonesia, Thailand, Pakistan, India, or even China, where there are insurgents, that’s where the force goes.

This is an international problem and it will take international will and power to solve it. Only when every Muslim terrorist is dead will there be any chance for peace in the world. If no international cooperation is achieved on this issue it will go on long after I am dead, and probably many of you too.

The people of the world demand peace, and the only international body capable of achieving this is the United Nations.

The world should look to the people of the United Nations Council for an answer to these terrorist threats, and they must begin working together for the common good of all mankind. Ever since the Korean War, the United Nations has been nothing more than a talking shop, executing no real influence on world affairs, just blah blah blah!

Like I said: Blah, Blah, Blah! No determined, united military action to stop the terrorists.

The UN:- Talk Talk Talk But No Action

The UN:- Talk Talk Talk But No Action

The U.N. does little more than verbally ‘condemn’ these acts of terrorism and as you can imagine, this is like water off a duck’s back to the insurgents. ‘Condemning’ is not enough, it is time for direct international action against these parasites!

It is past time that this international body started living up to the ideals set out by its creator Winston Churchill at the end of the Second World War. To look at it now Winston would be turning in his grave!

Come to think of it, if direct action is not taken soon I may well end up turning in mine!

Roy.

The Unseen Dangers of the Arab Spring

Posted in Al Quada, Arab, Insurgents, Islamic Revolution, Muslim, Somaila, Terrorism, United Nations with tags , , , , , , on 12/02/2012 by floroy1942

On 17 December 2010 Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26 year old Tunisian street vendor set himself alight in protest at the confiscation of his wares, and the harassment and humiliation that he reported was inflicted on him by a municipal official and her aides. There was no way he could foresee the wave of unrest that followed his action across the arab world.

Mohamed Bouazizi - The Catalyst

It led to the downfall of the Tunisian President, El Abadine Ben Ali, followed later by Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Muhamar Gaddafi of Libya and President Ali Abdulla Saleh of Yemen. It had far reaching effects on the political scene in many more arab countries where governmental changes were hastened after protests. Protests in Jordan led King Abdullah to sack two governments in an effort to stave off major disruptions in the country.

Syrian Tanks Fire on Homs

Now everyone is concentrating on Syria, where despite condemnation by the Arab League and a lot of talk at the UN, President Assad is trying desperately to put down what amounts to a fully fledged rebellion in the country. Accusations fly thick and fast from the government, saying the problems are being caused by ‘outside elements’, while the protesters shout to the world the daily death toll at the hands of their armed forces.

Today a Syrian general was assassinated outside his home by armed gunmen. The government say these men were an “armed terrorist group”, and it is possible. Not surprisingly, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Naturally this does not detract from the fact that around 7000 civilians have been killed by government forces over the past months.

Assad

What the outcome will be in Syria is anyone’s guess, but it seems the regime’s days are numbered. The question that should now be asked is: Will Assad and his entourage ever be brought before the International Court for crimes against humanity, seeing as his armed forces are killing unarmed civilians with tanks and artillery? His days must surely be numbered, for he even has neighbouring arab states against him now. Once he has been subdued, will that be the end of the arab spring I wonder?

There has been death on the streets of many arab countries outside those already mentioned, like Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Mauritania and Lebanon. In many cases it has been sectarian in nature. There seems to be no love between Sunni and Shi’ite muslims in the arab world and they seem to be increasingly ‘having a go’ at the opposition.

Saudi Protests

In many nations, like Bahrain, which is ruled by the Sunni al Khalifa family, 70-75% of the people are Shia. In Syria we see an Alewite (an offshoot of Sunni) presiding over a population that is 74% Shia. Often in recent times this has led to friction. In Qatif, the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, which is home to a Shia majority, they complained of marginalisation at the hands of the Sunni ruling family.

The situation in Saudi Arabia is the most troubling for it is staunchly pro-western and is of course the world’s largest supplier of oil. Trouble is brewing in the Qatif region in eastern Saudi where one protester was shot by police who said they were shot at by gunmen. An identical event took place earlier in the town of Qatif. Not surprisingly it is small actions like this that inflame people into taking part in large scale protests at the deaths, which can lead to a similar action by the police. Once the fire is lit, it can be hard to put out.

It is without doubt that the entire region was stable until one lowly street vendor decided to set himself alight in protest, now what the future holds for the arab world is anyone’s guess. Egypt and Libya are still in turmoil, which to be honest, looks like continuing throughout the rest of this year. There is also unrest in the other countries mentioned, which could take no more than a small spark to ignite. Meanwhile, we stand on the sidelines waiting to see what happens next.

What Is He Up to Now?

An ‘un-named’ US official has let it be known that there could be al Quada fighters from Iraq in Syria busy at work stoking up tensions. It is suggested they were responsible for two bombing, and were likely involved in the attacks that took place in Aleppo. When you look at it from a distance, this is possible. I only say possible, for logic dictates that if al Quada can bring down what was, until recently, a stable government and cause mayhem, they stand to make great gains while the country is in limbo, trying to find its way to a proper government.

The possibility that this is a new tactic of al Quada is not so far fetched, so let’s kick it around for a moment. 

What would happen if this Islamic group managed to get into the government of many of the arab countries? As in other places, it starts with one or two people in high positions who work behind the scenes to pave the way for more members and end up taking over. We have seen exactly this scenario take place within the Tower Hamlets Council of London. Al Quada is now aligned with the rebels in Somalia, and obviously they see the possibility of political gains in the country. Therefore, it is by no means a huge stretch of the imagination to see this happening in Syria and perhaps, at a later date, other arab states.

Who Knows What the Future Holds

This is all conjecture, but what would happen to world peace if such an event were to happen? A very disturbing thought indeed. I dread to think what will happen in the future if such a situation actually occurs. Islamic fundamentalist governments controlling most of the world’s oil? Such an event would be catastrophic, and I am glad I will not be around to say “I told you so”! Governments the world over need to pay more attention to the march of Islam, for if they don’t, we could see catastrophic times ahead, for in the long-term, it is always the people who suffer in these power struggles.

Roy.

14/2/12 Update: With the latest news it seems the ideas set forward in this post may not be so far-fetched after all. Yesterday Ayman al-Zawahri, bin Laden’s deputy and now leader of al Quada came out and urged all Muslims in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey to join the uprising against what he called Mr. Assad’s “pernicious, cancerous regime.” Senior Iraqi officials have commented that a steady flow of men linked to al Quada, as well as arms have been flowing over the border into Syria for four months. Regarding the two car bombs that went off in Aleppo last week, it has been remarked that these attacks bear the trademark of al Quada. So maybe this terrorist group is trying to make political capital out of the Syrian mess.  

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.

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