Sunday, February 28, 2021

Syria: Israel retaliates for missile attack on Israeli ship

(Damascus)  On Thursday the Israeli-owned MV Helios Ray a large car transporter was struck by 4 explosions (2 on each side) as it transited the Strait of Hormuz.

Whilst Iran claimed not to know anything about the missile strikes,  at the time of the strike the ship was surrounded by a number of Iranian ships which are believed to be motherships for Iranian forces. On being inspected on returning to port, it was found that the ship had been struck by 4 missiles purportedly to be the Iranian 
Well tonight, a number of Iranian assets in Damascus were paid back with interest One of the targets reported to have been struck is a Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps headquarters just to the south of Damascus in the suburb of Sayyidah Zaynab with a large number of Iranian casualties reported

With the installation of Biden as President, and his very public move away from his allies in the ME in which to placate the Mullahs who run Iran, we have seen an increase of attacks on those countries which Tehran  sees as enemies
US: Increase in missile attacks
Saudi Arabia: Ballistic and Drone attacks 
Israel: Ship

Encouraged no doubt by how they feel that the US will not do anything to Iran in which to try and get them back to the Nuclear deal that Trump pulled out of. The thing there is Iran was openly sticking the finger at the world regards its nuclear and missile program, Trump unlike the rest, refused to appease the mad mullahs. So now with Biden in the Whitehouse, Iran has it appears embarked on a policy of increasing tensions in the ME in the hope they will garner a much better deal from the US. That my friends is what is known as appeasement.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Covid 19: Liberals and Media promote the line that low take up of Vaccines by BAME people is due to..'Racism'

(UK)  So the UK like many other countries is vaccinating people with around 19 million people out of a population of 67 million so far having received their first jab and around 500k having received their second jab. But there is a problem , it appears that people from the  Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic demographic aka BAME)  are reticent in taking up the vaccine. A survey taken in Dec revealed that whilst 76%) of the UK public would take a COVID-19 vaccine if advised to do so by their GP or health professional, (with just 8% stating they would be very unlikely to do so) that figure dropped to 57% within the BAME community. Well that survey has now been written in concrete with the latest National health  figures for England (25/02/21) of exactly who by ethnicity has received the jab:

Due to such a low take up of the vaccine amongst the BAME population, the Government has instigated a number of projects in which to encourage more BAME people to take the jab, this has included:
TV adverts with BAME actors encouraging people to have the jab
Opening vaccination centres inside mosques
Mosques running training sessions for Islamic community leaders
Looking at having door to door vaccination teams to catch those people who haven't had a jab
Having the BBC debunk Covid conspiracies by broadcasting in Asian languages 

Yet despite all that hard work, it has been found that a large number of BAME people are refusing to accept the vaccine primarily due to falsehoods promulgated by their own within their own community 

So the Government, media, communities and religious centres know that the low take up is due to misinformation and yet the race card is been played by those who should know better in which to explain that hesitancy for example the BBC where I culled the above graphic, knocked out the following article :

Now here is where the BBC gets sneaky, they cite a disease of the poor, but the area is 91% non white. They are playing the race card by stealth, Then there was former Black MP Diane Abbott who claimed that the low turnout by BAME people(but in her neck of the woods primarily black people)  was due to a hostile environment for BAME people in the UK:

What is it with these people, and their constant rolling out of the race card in which to explain the bleeding obvious and that is the BAME community aren't taking to the vaccine due to misinformation, or religion and not due to racism and its not just the UK:

for some very strange reason I can't see any in the last 5 countries there playing the race card.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

EU: Promoting Project fear in which to blot out their Vaccine failure

(Strasburg) If you haven't noticed the World has been under the grip of a COVID (C19) pandemic this past year. as of 26/02/21  2.5 million people have died and that's just the ones who have been recorded as victims

In response many nations set about mitigating the threat of C19 by setting their best scientists to come up with a vaccine and that they did. One such vaccine is the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, designed by Oxford university using a viral vector vaccine whom they handed over production to AstraZeneca with a stipulation written into the contract that it will be sold at cost to the world, which is why it sells for around $3 as opposed to others which sell for around $30. Anyway The British Government funded the development of the vaccine to the tune of £84 Million with no guarantees and all the risks borne by the Government. That was in May 2020. The UK also made numerous deals with other vaccine developers resulting in it procuring on paper enough doses to inject each person 5 times. 

Now before you think greedy. this was with companies before they had successfully produced a vaccine. The EU took a slightly different track and in contrast to the Uk and US throwing money at the problem, they instead decided to barter in which to get a better deal, fine if things went to plan that would be great. unfortunately things didn't go to plan. unlike the Uk and US the EU at the start of 2021 had placed all its eggs in one basket, that basket contained 3 eggs:

The Pfizer vaccine (200 million doses)

The Sanofi/GSK vaccine (300 million doses)

Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine (300 million doses)

Now most people will have heard of the Pfizer and the Oxford/AstraZenica, but Sanofi. Well thats a vaccine the French were/are developing and the French pushed the EU to reject an offer of 500 million doses of the Pfizer in which to ensure that the EU had a pure EU (French) vaccine. The thing is Sanofi which was meant to be ready by December, was pushed back to Jan , then Feb and last month it was pushed back to Oct 2021. Not to worry EU still had the other two, then in January, Pfizer stated it would have to cut production in which to improve its production line in which to be able to provide for the increase in demand. Not to worry the EU still has Oxford/AstraZeneca to fall back on. and then they too stated that its European plants would be unable to supply what they said they could due to poor yields at its plant in Belgium which is exactly what AZ experienced at its 2 plants in the Uk  in August last year when its delivery date of 30 million doses by September was pushed back to Nov with a total of 4 million doses by year end. AZ and the Gov set about rectifying  the problem and by the start of the year both UK plants were working as expected.

The EU not happy with seeing their final egg not turn up trumps, went into a hissy fit and demanded that AZ redirect vaccines from the UK plants to the EU despite the UK having signed their contract with AZ 3 months before the EU. They then publicly attacked the Uk threatening to halt any deliveries of vaccines the Uk had ordered from the EU. they even forced a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland contrary to their own demands that the UK has to keep NI in line with the EU. that lasted a few hours. instead of sitting down behind closed doors in which to resolve the issue with AstraZeneca  the EU tried to force arm them publicly by going to the press, when that plan of action didn't work they took to character assassinating the vaccine by claiming it isn't good enough and they won't be vaccinating over 65s year olds with it. A stance repeated across the EU, which I suppose would be a political fix in which to explain to the EU masses wanting a vaccine why they can't be vaccinated, not due to their ineptness but rather due to the poor effective ness of the AZ vaccine.

The thing is paper after paper shows that the a single standard dose of AZ provides an efficacy from day 22 to day 90 post vaccination of 76% with protection not falling in this three-month period After the second dose vaccine efficacy from two standard doses is 82.4% with the 3-month interval being used in the UK. (82.4% effective, with a 95% confidence interval of 62.7% - 91.7% at 12+ weeks) and the reason for Macrons outburst the test group of 100 people had nobody over 65 in it.

Ok but this is where it gets silly. The UK had by 24/02/21 given the 1st of 2 jabs to just shy of a third of its population with 18.91 million people 

The next country with the highest number of vaccines doses administered is Germany at 5.5 million. Now I mentioned silly, It was revealed yesterday that out of the 6,134,707 doses of the AZ vaccine received by the EU.4,849,752 doses haven't been utilised not only that, but the vaccine hasn't been redirected to people under 65 as the EU leaders stated would only receive the vaccine, there are even evidence that people are refusing to accept the vaccine despite it been given the ok, by the EUs European Medicines Agency  

So in a nutshell people are going to become very ill or even worse across the EU due to the fact that its political leaders rather than put their hand up and admit they got it wrong instead slate a life saving vaccine resulting 5 million doses sitting around doing nothing But it gets worse The EU leader Ursula von der Leyen (who in her previous job as German defence minister left a train wreck) last night gave a press conference where she stated that the EU  will ban the exports of Covid vaccines . Couldn't make it up if you tried.

Syria: President Biden orders airstrike on Iranian Militia

(Damascus)  In retaliation for a raft of Iranian sanctioned missile attacks on US assets inside Iraq, the latest in Erbil last Monday which saw 1 civilian contractor killed and several soldiers injured , the president of the United States Joe Biden tonight ordered an airstrike on Iranian militia inside SYRIA in which to send the message to the idiots inside IRAQ that the US won't stand by and allow attacks to continue on US assets inside...IRAQ


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Friday, February 19, 2021

France: Failed asylum seeker murders Asylum centre manager

(Pau) A failed Sudanese asylum seeker with a history of criminality on hearing that his bid for asylum has been rejected popped across to the asylum centre in town where he used to live and murdered the manager  

The mayor of Pau said the suspect's asylum status had recently been rejected and confirmed he had already spent time in prison. "This is a terrible tragedy, all the more because the victim spent his entire professional life helping migrants and asylum seekers, The man's asylum request had been rejected, and for good reasons. He then turned against the head of the service; this is extreme and absurd violence."

Thursday, February 18, 2021

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

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Friday, February 5, 2021

Mali: British troops using mini UAVs which are deployed from grenade launchers

(Mali) The British have recently deployed the Light Dragoons and Royal Anglian Regiment in support of French led Operation Barkhane, its regional counter-terrorism effort in the region. 

One interesting snippet that has come out in the wash is that the British troops have been equipped with a mini drone which is deployed from a 40mm grenade launcher:


Drone 40 was created by Melbourne-based defence technology firm DefendTex as a solution to the problem of a range disparity between the infantry weapons carried by Australian infantry, which are accurate to about 500 meters, and the AK-74s carried by adversaries, which can reach out to 800 meters but not one that required changing the gun or adding a lot more weight to what soldiers were already carrying. in a nutshell,  Drone 40 is a multi purpose UAV able to be fitted out to a spy in the sky or a loitering munition, which can be remotely disarmed allowing the drone to land inert for later recovery. 

In spy mode, the drone’s video streaming can transmit 10 km over direct line of sight. with the ability to record video and retransmit it when it comes within range, or it can take still images. Using GPS, the drone can follow a waypoint plotted course to a target, or it can use its own synthetic aperture radar to identify and track a target

Belgium: Iranian diplomat jailed for 20 years over bomb plot in France

(Brussels)  A Iranian diplomat has been jailed for 20 years by a court in Belgium over a foiled bombing in the first trial of an Iranian official for planning to carry out an act of terrorism  in Europe since Iran's 1979 revolution.

Vienna-based diplomat Assadolah Assadi was found guilty on February 4 of attempted terrorism after a plot to bomb a rally of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), an exiled opposition group, near Paris in June 2018. Three other defendants also received jail sentences.

 The planned attack on the rally was thwarted by acoordinated operation between French, German, and Belgian security services. Assadi, who refused to appear in court, invoking his diplomatic status, was arrested while on holiday in Germany and handed over to Belgium . Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh "strongly" condemned the sentencing, calling it "illegal and a clear violation of international law, especially the 1961 Vienna Convention,"

A little rich for the Iranian government to cite international law when it goes out of its way to harass diplomat staff inside Iran. Expect a EU dual citizen to be arrested on bogus charges inside Iran in which to force Belgium to release their diplomatic terrorist  

Thursday, February 4, 2021

UK: City refuses Mosque permission to broadcast the call to prayer

(Peterborough) A mosque in a British city submitted a requested to the city council for it to be able to broadcast the call to prayer  3 times a day to the faithful via outside speakers stating that each call would last no more than five minutes and would be sounded out through four loudspeakers which would be hidden from view which was backed up by the following press release:

“The call to prayer is only for a few minutes. It’s extremely soothing and spiritually uplifting. It will not cause any impact in the local neighbourhood. That would be against our religion. It will only be transmitted in a small area around Masjid Ghousia which is predominantly Muslim.” 


Well the city council was having none of the above with one councillor stating:

  “In other circumstances, if someone played a loud rock song three times a day every day, loud enough that it could be heard by houses in the surrounding area because the listener finds it therapeutic, the public would be within their right to complain and the council would intervene. On what moral grounds can you deal with those who make excessive noise that disturbs their neighbours when other noise pollution has been sanctioned by the council themselves? As Muslims have attended prayers at this mosque for years it is not necessary for the practicing of the religion and is therefore unnecessary noise. Unwanted sound (where someone else chooses the frequency of the noise, the duration, volume and type of noise itself) can illicit stress responses in people, even without them being aware of it.To someone who has a strong physiological response to unwanted sound it will be unbearable. The importance of peace and quiet is undervalued in our busy world, we do not need to add to it.”

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