— The Erimtan Angle —

‘A Shia militia group League of the Righteous has told the BBC that militant forces in Iraq, including Isis, are “terrified” of them. The BBC’s Jeremy Bowen meets members of the group, which is fighting on the side of the Iraqi government. Its spiritual leader Sheik Qais al-Khazali told him that Western policies are responsible for the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Syria. Published on Jul 7, 2014′.

‘The Iraqi Army says it is now pushing back Islamic State fighters from around Baghdad, and the city will not fall. With no foreign troops in combat on the ground in Iraq, the army has the job of following up on coalition airstrikes to halt IS advances. A series of setbacks in the summer had raised questions about the army’s ability and morale to do this and take the fight to IS. Our World Affairs John Simpson, has been with the Iraqi Army to the frontline with Islamic State about twenty miles south west of Baghdad. Published on Oct 10, 2014′.

‘The BBC’s Caroline Hawley has been exploring what life might be like for the 3 British girls who are thought to have gone to join Islamic State in Syria. Published on Feb 23, 2015′.

‘Saudi Arabia is a member of the US-led coalition battling the jihadists who call themselves Islamic State, in Iraq and Syria. However there has long been concern that ultra-conservative Saudi theologians foster the ideology that fuels such Islamist extremism. Barbara Plett Usher reports. Published on Apr 3, 2015′.

‘John Simpson examines the successes of Islamic State and the consequences for those affected and the wider region. Published on May 23, 2015′.

‘As Iraqi government forces launch an operation to drive Islamic State (IS) out of Anbar province neighbours across the region are growing increasingly nervous. There are fears that Jordan could be the jihadists’ next target so it has been redoubling its efforts to confront the extremist threat both on its borders and inside the country. Frank Gardner has been to the Jordan-Iraq border and was granted exclusive access inside a prison to meet a reformed IS convict. Published on May 28, 2015′.

‘The BBC’s Orla Guerin is given exclusive access to members of an alleged Islamic State militant cell. Published on Jun 7, 2015′.

There is little doubt that the public-at-large should be informed about the things done by the Islamic State. These beheadings and other atrocities carried out by the Caliph’s henchmen do nothing but pour oil on the flames of Islamophobia, already rampant in Europe and around the world. Are the BBC and other media (this blog included) not acting as the Caliph’s handmaidens in this context,???

The YouTuber Tom Huston (who lives in San Francisco, CA) re-uploaded this TED talk, since TED’s Chris Anderson censored Rupert Sheldrake, along with Graham Hancock, and removed this video and Hancock’s from the TEDx YouTube channel. They dared question the Scientistic Orthodoxy, and for that they have been publicly castigated and defamed (posted on 16 March 2013).

‘Rupert Sheldrake,[1] Ph.D. (born 28 June 1942) is a biologist and author of more than 80 scientific papers and ten books. A former Research Fellow of the Royal Society, he studied natural sciences at Cambridge University, where he was a Scholar of Clare College, took a double first class honours degree and was awarded the University Botany Prize. He then studied philosophy and history of science at Harvard University, where he was a Frank Knox Fellow, before returning to Cambridge, where he took a Ph.D. in biochemistry. He was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, where he was Director of Studies in biochemistry and cell biology. As the Rosenheim Research Fellow of the Royal Society, he carried out research on the development of plants and the ageing of cells in the Department of Biochemistry at Cambridge University. While at Cambridge, together with Philip Rubery, he discovered the mechanism of polar auxin transport, the process by which the plant hormone auxin is carried from the shoots towards the roots. From 1968 to 1969, based in the Botany Department of the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, he studied rain forest plants. From 1974 to 1985 he was Principal Plant Physiologist and Consultant Physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Hyderabad, India, where he helped develop new cropping systems now widely used by farmers. While in India, he also lived for a year and a half at the ashram of Fr Bede Griffiths in Tamil Nadu, where he wrote his first book, A New Science of Life. From 2005-2010 he was the Director of the Perrott-Warrick Project funded from Trinity College, Cambridge. He is a Fellow of Schumacher College , in Dartington, Devon, a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences near San Francisco, and a Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute in Connecticut. He lives in London with his wife Jill Purce and two sons. He has appeared in many TV programs in Britain and overseas, and was one of the participants (along with Stephen Jay Gould, Daniel Dennett, Oliver Sacks, Freeman Dyson and Stephen Toulmin) in a TV series called A Glorious Accident, shown on PBS channels throughout the US. He has often taken part in BBC and other radio programmes. He has written for newspapers such as the Guardian, where he had a regular monthly column, The Times, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, Sunday Times, Times Educational Supplement, Times Higher Education Supplement and Times Literary Supplement, and has contributed to a variety of magazines, including New Scientist, Resurgence, the Ecologist and the Spectator’.

[1] Cfr. http://www.sheldrake.org/.

‘Based on Dr. Seuss’s final book before his death, this is a story about life’s ups and downs, told by the people of Burning Man (Uploaded on Jan 6, 2012)’.  

‘Directed by: Teddy Saunders (http://tedsaunders.com), Parker Howell (http://parkerhowell.com), William Walsh (http://willpowercinema.com). Produced and Edited by Teddy Saunders’.  

‘In 1909 the millionaire French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn embarked on an ambitious project to create a colour photographic record of, and for, the peoples of the world. As an idealist and an internationalist, Kahn believed that he could use the new autochrome process, the world’s first user-friendly, true-colour photographic system, to promote cross-cultural peace and understanding. Kahn used his vast fortune to send a group of intrepid photographers to more than fifty countries around the world, often at crucial junctures in their history, when age-old cultures were on the brink of being changed for ever by war and the march of twentieth-century globalisation. They documented in true colour the collapse of both the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires; the last traditional Celtic villages in Ireland, just a few years before they were demolished; and the soldiers of the First World War — in the trenches, and as they cooked their meals and laundered their uniforms behind the lines. They took the earliest-known colour photographs in countries as far apart as Vietnam and Brazil, Mongolia and Norway, Benin and the United States’.[1]

Europe on the Brink

[1] “About Albert Kahn” The Wonderful World of Albert Khan. http://www.albertkahn.co.uk/about.html.

Following the recent terrorist outrage on a Tunisian beach killing scores of British holidaymakers, David Cameron now feels at ease and able to reveal his true foreign and domestic policy programme to the world at large. As told by the Beeb: the “fight against Islamic State is ‘the struggle of our generation’, David Cameron has said, as it emerged the British death toll in the Tunisian attack will rise above 30. Home Secretary Theresa May will travel to Tunisia on Monday [, 29 June 2015] to meet ministers and those caught up in the attack. A total of 38 people were killed on a beach near Sousse by a gunman with links to Islamic State extremists. Mr Cameron said IS could be beaten but it would take ‘a very long time’. The prime minister told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme the ‘absolutely horrific’ events had ‘shocked the whole of the world’. He said IS posed ‘an existential threat’ to the West, and its members in Iraq and Syria were plotting ‘terrible attacks’ on British soil. Mr Cameron – who will chair another meeting of the Cobra emergency committee on Monday morning – said the UK must have a ‘full-spectrum response’ to the IS threat – including continuing with air strikes”.[1]

In other words, a possibly deranged or brainwashed individual by the name of Seifeddine Rezgui, with no clear or apparent connections to the Caliph and his henchmen, has now handed Cameron his very own Bush moment. In the aftermath of what has become known as “9/11″, then-U.S. President George W. Bush craftily utilized the terror attacks to oil the wheels of the Military-Industrial Complex (or Mic,[2] if you will) and unleash the true successor to the Cold War in the form of the War on Terror, an endless affair that has received a new moniker since then. In addition, Bush also oversaw the introduction of the PATRIOT Act and the subsequent implementation of extreme and complete surveillance. But, back to Cameron now and his plans to unseat Bashar al-Assad, oops, I meant the Caliph Ibrahim (aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi): “Our strategy is to build up local armies. It’s much easier to just invade a country. . . it’s easier and faster, but that has consequences”.[3]  Still talking on Radio 4, Cameron declared that “[i]t is an existential threat because what’s happening here is the perversion of a great religion, and the creation of this poisonous death cult that is seducing too many young minds in Europe, in America, in the Middle East and elsewhere. This is going to be the struggle of our generation and we have to fight it with everything that we can”.[4]  And sounding just like Bush, the PM minced now words stating that “[]hey have declared war on us and they are attacking our people at home and overseas whether we like it or not”.[5]  And so it become apparent that the Tunisia beach attack has now given President Obama a true ally in his attempt to train, equip, and position non-extremist opposition fighters (known more commonly as Jihadi terrorists) in the fight against the new bogeyman.

[1] “Tunisia attack: Cameron says IS fight ‘struggle of our generation'” BBC News (29 June 2015). http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-33307279.

[2] “Military Industrial Complex (Snarkipedia #1) ” in “Snarkipedia” No Cure for That” The Erimtan Angle (22 Jan 2011). https://sitanbul.wordpress.com/2011/01/22/snarkipedia-no-cure-for-that/.

[3] “Tunisia attack: Cameron says IS fight ‘struggle of our generation'”.

[4] Matt Chorley, “We CAN beat ISIS terrorists who threaten our way of life but it will take ‘extraordinary resolve and patience’, says Cameron” Daily Mail (29 June 2015). http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3142884/David-Cameron-says-beat-ISIS-terrorists-threaten-way-life-Sousse-terror-attack.html#ixzz3eRiNnq1x.

[5] Matt Chorley, “We CAN beat ISIS terrorists who threaten our way of life but it will take ‘extraordinary resolve and patience’, says Cameron”.

‘Chris Fogarty was raised on farm in Ireland where he worked the land with his father, and later went on to reside in the US. Mr. Fogarty has been a regular Columnist for the past nineteen years in Irish American News and is a citizen-investigator of Chicago aldermanic crime. He is the author of Ireland 1845-1850: the Perfect Holocaust, and Who Kept it ‘Perfect’ and he is behind irishholocaust.org. Chris joins us to speak about the Irish Holocaust and the cover-up that is accomplished by the same British terrorism and bribery that perpetrated the genocide. He explains the dark time during 1845-1850 when Ireland starved because its food, from 40 to 70 shiploads per day, was removed at gunpoint by 12,000 British constables reinforced by the British militia. Chris describes how the British completely took over 95% of Ireland’s territory, extracting all goods and wiping out at least half of the indigenous population. We’ll discuss the lie of Ireland’s “potato famine,” the official story used to explain the deaths of over 5.2 million people, which is propagated to this day – even by the Irish government, academia, and the Catholic Church. Chris gives details of his extensive research into the locations of British food removal regiments and over 170 mass graves across Ireland. He’ll explain the fear of persecution and intimidation that continues to infect Irish society in modern times. We end by considering Ireland’s long history of ethnic cleansing, the role of the government and Catholic hierarchy, and the notion that the IRA are terrorists (6 March 2015)’.

As reported by RT: “Three fatal terrorist attacks on three continents within hours of each other have left officials fearful that a coordinated campaign of terror is underway, following last week’s calls for ‘a month of disasters for infidels’ by [the] Islamic State”.[1]  The Guardian reports that “[m]ore than 60 people have been killed across three continents, during three separate attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait. These attacks are not believed to be coordinated. At least 38 people have been killed in a terrorist attack on a beachside hotel in Sousse, Tunisia and 36 wounded (eight in critical condition).The British Foreign Minister confirmed 5 Britons were among the dead, as was one Irish woman. Guests at the Imperial Marhaba hotel, barricaded themselves in hotel rooms throughout the day. British holidaymakers are being flown back to the UK on Friday night to Gatwick, Doncaster and Manchester airports. Tunisia’s president said the attack was “worse than terrible” and has called for a unified international response to terrorist threats. The Tunisian interior ministry said a gunman was killed in an exchange of fire with security forces. There were conflicting reports over whether there was another gunman, and, if so, whether he was still at large. In Kuwait, at least 27 people were killed by an explosion at a Shia mosque in Kuwait city during Friday prayers. More than 227 people were injured. In France, police have arrested four people – including the main suspect Yassin Salhi – after a decapitated body was found following an attack on a factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, south of Lyon. The suspect had reportedly tried to blow up the factory belonging to a US gas company. The three attacks come just days after after an Islamic State (Isis) spokesman urged jihadists to make the holy month of Ramadan ‘a time of calamity for the infidels … Shias and apostate Muslims’. Isis has claimed the attack in Kuwait but no group has claimed the attacks in Tunisia or France”.[2]

On the same day, homosexuals across the U.S. rejoiced as they were granted the right to engage legally in marital relations in every single one of the 50 states that make up the United States: ‘Friday on the NewsHour, the Supreme Court declares same-sex marriage a nationwide right. Also: Terror attacks kill dozens on three continents, mourning the victims of the Charleston shooting, Mark Shields and Michael Gerson on this week’s news and looking back at a time when the government targeted gay employees (26 June 2015)’.

[1] “Fatal Friday: Scores dead after France, Tunisia & Kuwait hit by terrorist attacks” RT (26 June 2015). http://rt.com/news/270001-france-tunisia-kuwait-attacks/.

[2] Haroon Siddique and Raya Jalabi, ” Terror attacks: separate attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait leave more than 60 dead – as it happened” The Guardian (27 June 2015). http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2015/jun/26/tunisia-beach-resort-attack-multiple-deaths-live-updates/.

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