Thought for the day

"It is incredible that this must be said, but the obvious seems to escape politicized academics, so we must state the obvious: Genocide is deliberate; it is premeditated. There is no genocide without premeditation. The murders are not unfortunate coincidences. This is why it is called "mass MURDER" and not "mass MANSLAUGHTER." -- A.E. Samaan

Protesters have clashed with police outside the Iranian embassy in London, with a further police clash in Paris, following the death of an Iranian woman in police custody after she was arrested for breaking hijab laws.

Video footage from outside the British capital's embassy shows a large group of people gathered, with police officers forming a line to stop the group from moving closer to the building. 

Criticizing the British Monarchy Now a Criminal Offense MikeRivero Sun, 09/25/2022 - 12:51

It should probably not be a surprise average Britons protesting against the expensive relic known as the Crown were arrested during the ostentatious funeral procession of Queen Elizabeth II.

Several people were arrested in the UK for protesting King Charles, including a woman charged for "breach of the peace" for a sign saying: "Abolish monarchy." The royals cost taxpayers $100M/year. Charles inherits the Queen's $500M fortune, without paying inheritance tax.

 

 

 

The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned the British and Norwegian ambassadors on Saturday, amid anti-government protests broadly supported by the West. 

The British envoy, Simon Shercliff, was asked to explain the “hostile” tone of UK-based Persian media, while Norway’s Sigvald Hauge was questioned over the “interventionist stance” of Norway’s Iranian-born parliament speaker, Masud Gharahkhani, Iran’s ISNA news agency reported on Sunday.

On the one hand, the Bank of England just hike rates by 50bps, reupped its warning of a recession, and warned that it will have to be much tighter for a long time to come. On the other, in an apparent complete failure in communication, the Truss government and its motley crew of cartoonish officials just cut taxes by the most in almost 50 years, a tax cut which will be funded with more debt.

Battle of Britain in rare pictures, 1940 libraryhist Fri, 09/23/2022 - 15:27

In the summer and fall of 1940, German and British air forces clashed in the skies over the United Kingdom, locked in the largest continuous bombing campaign to date.

The Luftwaffe's victory in the aerial combat would have exposed Great Britain to an invasion by German forces, which at the time were in control of French ports just a few miles from the English Channel.

RAF pilot getting a haircut during a break between missions, 1942 libraryhist Fri, 09/23/2022 - 15:18

A Royal Air Force pilot getting a haircut and reading Greenmantle by John Buchan. There are a lot of interesting things about this picture, the color, the apparent stillness of these two men during the war, the young pilot smoking a pipe, and also the fact that he is reading a book in World War I during World War II. Is. war.

The pilot's name was Francis Mellersh and he was twice awarded Britain's Distinguished Flying Cross and recommended for the Victoria Cross.

China Mocks Japan and Britain as Dead Empires: Little Brothers of the U.S. MikeRivero Fri, 09/23/2022 - 09:27

China’s Global Times government newspaper expressed outrage on Wednesday at the fact that the prime ministers of Japan and Britain — Kishida Fumio and Liz Truss, respectively — made time to meet with each other at the United Nations General Assembly, dismissing both countries as “little brothers” of America.

Britain, Poland and Ukraine will develop trilateral co-operation including by strengthening their defence capabilities and the NATO Eastern flank, according to a joint statement from their foreign ministers on Thursday.

The foreign ministers of the three countries met in New York on Wednesday and also agreed to continue the support of Ukraine by Poland and the UK against Russia, the joint statement issued by the British government said.