Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Monday, 25 August 2014
I wrote a post a few days ago titled “Rules is rules”. One commenter took me to task (politely) by stating that if we don’t abide by our civilised rules we would demean ourselves.
The problem with this type of argument is that is based on the rules that were agreed several centuries ago by men of principles on both sides. Today no such agreement exists between radical Islam and the civilised people of the West.
On the one side you have the civilised west doing their best to abide by the Geneva convention and protect innocent civilians by limiting their considerable fire power to enable that protection.
On the other side you have fanatics that don’t give a damn whether civilians are killed, and even seem to revel in it.
Therefore I cannot change my mind that something radical must be done.
We are fighting a modern type of warfare that we are unwilling to embrace. The only way to fight this war is by sheer, overwhelming firepower that will terrify the enemy. Whatever it takes, it has to be done.
It’s time we stopped deluding ourselves that there is a level playing field in this type of conflict.
So lets send down a message of shock and awe onto ISIS, just for starters.
Sunday, 24 August 2014
Thursday, 21 August 2014
Why do we fight wars against terrorists with rules that were written by civilised nations? I think we in the West should publically inform organisations such as Islamic State, that we want to play fair, so we will apply their rules.
I know that this must sound awful to some bleeding heart liberals, but why do we treat wounded prisoners of these organisations the same as our wounded. Just cut their throats and leave them to go to their 74 virgins. That’s what they tell us they want anyway.
We should also be questioning why other Islamic states in the region are keeping quiet over the current crisis. We should be asking them one direct question:
Do you support or abhor the actions of IS?
A simple yes or no will do.
If no, then ask them why they are not doing anything to stop this brutal killing of innocents.
If yes, then politely tell them that they are now the enemy and accept that they must share the consequences.
Maybe an ultimatum. Give them one week to assist in the destruction of IS or one of their Holy cities will be nuked.
(Bit extreme, but I really feel that we in the civilised nations are fighting with our hands behind our backs).
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
The Queen arrives in Glasgow and she bumps into Alex Salmond.
HMtQ says "How nice to see you Mr Salmond"
AS says "Nice to see you too Ma'am, Now, what are we going to call Scotland after we win Independence? How about calling it a Kingdom, and then I will be a King?"
HMtQ "No, we don't like that"
AS "What about an Empire? Then I'll be the Emperor".
HMtQ " No, we don't like that either"
AS " Alright then, what about calling it a Principality? Then I'll be a Prince"
HMtQ " No Mr Salmond, I think we will call it a Country".
Saturday, 16 August 2014
Friday, 15 August 2014
“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
“Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.”
Winston Spencer Churchill
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
An eagle-eyed person has spotted what looks like the a human on the surface of the moon.
Using the Google Moon programme (like Google Earth but mapping out the moon instead, unsurprisingly), they stumbled across a dark outline that looks suspiciously like a man stood among the grey craters.
Now, we are aware there are probably a thousand things this could be other than a man having a stroll on the moon, but it really does look like a human – it even has a shadow.
reproduced from the METRO
Monday, 11 August 2014
Why do supermarkets make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front?
Why do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke?
Why do banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counters?
Why do we leave cars worth thousands of pounds in our driveways and put our useless junk in the garage?
Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?
Why can't women put on mascara with their mouth closed?
Why don't you ever see the headline 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?
Why is 'abbreviated' such a long word?
Why is it that doctors and lawyers call what they do 'practice'?
Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavouring, and dish washing liquid made with real lemons?
Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
Why isn't there mouse-flavoured cat food?
Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?
Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?
You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff??
Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?
Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?
If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?
Let me know the answers- TFE