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  1. Gezza

     /  May 27, 2017

    “At least 28 Coptic Christians have been killed and dozens more wounded by armed men who attacked them while they were travelling to a monastery in Egypt’s Minya province.

    The Christians were headed on Friday to the Saint Samuel Monastery, located outside Minya city, about 220km south of the capital Cairo, when the masked attackers, who came in three pickup trucks, opened fire of them before fleeing the scene.

    Egyptian security and medical officials told the Associated Press news agency that of the 28 dead, many were children.

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility.”

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/egypt-gunmen-attack-bus-carrying-coptic-christians-170526100440001.html

  2. Gezza

     /  May 27, 2017

    Iraqi & US Military admit killing civilians in Syria & blame ISIS.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/strikes-kill-106-civilians-mayadeen-170526132541011.html

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  May 27, 2017

      Can hardly blame the US for blowing up an unknown ammunition dump housing unknown civilians underneath active ISIS snipers?

      • Blazer

         /  May 27, 2017

        wonder why a sledghammer is used to crack a nut!To take out 2 snipers ,rockets are fired into ‘structures’=houses,and civilians are killed.Not a plausible explanation given by the U.S at all…especially as this happened in…Iraq….where Bush stated ‘mission accomplished’ years ago.

      • Gezza

         /  May 27, 2017

        Yeah it’s a horrible situation, especially as the Iraqi forces often call in the strikes. But the problem is it’s pretty much a given in many cases there will be civlians in or near ISIS positions, & it’s getting more likely they will have booby traps or munitions of some kind in there too. The bastards make sure of that – they don’t give a shit. Iraqi troops find houses booby trapped all over the place when they take the streets. So if you bomb ISIS fighters, you are probably going to kill civilians. Saying it was accidental doesn’t make them any less dead. Thanks Bush & Blair.

  3. Missy

     /  May 27, 2017

    The US is in damage control with the UK. Secretary of State Rex Tilkerson has made, what is being described as, a snap visit to the UK today. He said the US took full responsibility for the leaks. The foreign office referred to the visit as an expression of US-UK solidarity following the Manchester attack.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/26/us-secretary-state-rex-tillerson-makes-snap-visit-uk-amid-anger/

  4. Gezza

     /  May 27, 2017

    Erdogan’s thugs attack on protestors during his US visit – videos analysed. Appears orchestrated.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  May 27, 2017

      I guess he won’t be giving back the extra votes he got, though?

    • artcroft

       /  May 27, 2017

      I love how those in the audience who never took offence were so quick to offer forgiveness. How sweet.

      • Gezza

         /  May 27, 2017

        Well, he hasn’t assaulted them, so they’ll think that’s ok. 👍
        As apologies go, it was a good one though.

        • Gezza

           /  May 27, 2017

          (I’m sure he’ll still be getting his ass sued off – it’s the American way 😃)

  5. Now that Britain has been forced to routinely arm its police – for the first time since Sir Robert Peel boldly invented unarmed Community Policing in 1829 – we find ourselves here living in one of the very few countries left on the planet civilised enough to keep social order with unarmed police (the other major ones being Iceland, Norway and Ireland). It might be instructive therefore to review why Sir Robert Peel insisted on his officers being unarmed. Research “Peelian Principles”.

    Irish scholar Robert Nielson paraphrases it neatly: “Ireland’s police are reliant on the consent of the people to be effective. This cannot come from intimidation and coercion but only from genuine support. An unarmed force removes the barriers between them and the community and creates greater trust among both sides. People should not view those who protect them with fear.”

    The key phrase here is “the consent of the people” – the notion that the force owes its primary duty to the public, not to the State. One of Peel’s Principles was that the police should be simply citizens given the task of protecting their fellows. Under no circumstances were they to be, or be seen as, militaristic; or a tool of the State.

    Britain’s problem now is that a particular, rapidly expanding section of its multicultural population does not give consent to the police’s “moral authority as servants of the people”. This sub-culture – and it is not the Anglican Mothers Union – despises everything British civilisation stands for, and will do anything to destroy it, and all those who live peaceably within it.

    It is simply not possible to gain civilised consent from such people. The country must remove them; if it is not to abandon a thousand years of painstakingly contructed civilisation for a ruthless Third World Police State; or a wasteland of savage, inbred, 7th century beggars. We who are lucky enough to live in this lovely, remote and peaceful land should take note.

    • Blazer

       /  May 27, 2017

      National will arm the Police eventually….they worship the American way….the Police become govt servants instead of serving…the people.