ON REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY – LET’S REVIEW AIRPORT SECURITY


Brit Soldiers Burn in HellAccording to the BBC, ‘airport security will have to be reviewed in areas where Islamic State militants are active if the air crash in Egypt is found to have been caused by a bomb …’, said the UK Foreign Secretary.  Erm, now hang on a minute; the UK is home to a huge number of ‘Islamic State militants’ according to our very own defence and security organisations.  This is largely as a result of the British political class (that includes you Foreign Secretary) deciding off their own backs half a generation ago that we needed to open our borders to the world and his wife, get multicultural, tolerate Sharia Law and generally go all ethnically diverse (as loved to death by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, for example).  The result is that the internal security of the UK is now an outright joke, our borders are as watertight as a sieve and the chances are that the next Sharm el-Sheik could as well be replayed out of Luton, Stansted or Gatwick as from any other national airport threatened by ‘Islamic militants’.  Indeed, ‘chatter’ picked up by GCHQ has reportedly featured jihadists with London and Birmingham accents celebrating in Egypt after the Russian Metrojet explosion over Sinai.

Honestly, you couldn’t make it up …

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  1. It’s interesting that we classify and examine “developing” countries, but overlook “de-developing” countries.

    Presumably, the possibility of “de-development” exists. Argentina, for instance, was one of the world’s richest countries in 1945.

    The steps required for movement towards developed status are reasonably well known – do these reverse in the “de-development” process, i.e. reduced individual freedoms, increased corruption, reduced plurality and accountability, de-industrialisation, narrower basis of the economy?

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    1. moraymint · ·

      Yes, Tim, for some (many) years now I’ve considered myself to be living in an ‘undeveloping’ nation. See my earlier reply to flyer below where I make my point in rather more detail.

      When you throw in the UK’s shocking state of energy security (it’s nigh on non-existent), you realise just what a state we’re in. Charles Moore’s recent piece on this subject in The Daily Telegraph was rather good, I thought:

      ‘The obsession with global warming will put the lights out all over Britain’: http://tinyurl.com/nqypr4f

      Hope you’re well.

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      1. Thanks MM.

        Someone put a related question on my site the other day, and I zeroed in on 1956-63. In those years between the Suez humiliation and the Profumo disgrace, we rushed from Empire with indecent speed (1960), started mass immigration without consultation (1957), were stung by successive revelations of Soviet penetration and saw various cultural developments as well (such as “Look Back in Anger”). The establishment was undermined not just by spying and Profumo but by two inept Old Etonian PMs, Eden (an utter half-wit, I think) and MacMillan (“Winds of change”, “never had it so good” and other waffle). I think it started then.

        We’ve never really embraced democracy (FPTP, unelected upper chamber, no separation of powers) but got by because other institutions were respected, including MPs (pre-expenses) and the media (pre-hacking). Now we have the spectacle of a political-industrial elite enriching itself and a moralistic elite imposing PC. We are unable to stand up to the US (corporate behaviour) or Putin (Litvinenko, Ukraine) and grovel before the Chinese (who are far too polite to say so, but they loathe grovelling).

        An undeveloped country is usually characterised by corruption, incompetence, draconian policing and lack of real democracy. The military tends to be for show (a handful of shiny tanks that don’t work) and used mainly to surpress dissent. The economy tends to be narrowly based and characterised by a wide gap between rich and poor, with a large insecure “precariat”. These countries love “show trials”, especially of former politicians. There are often ethnic rivalries. Civil disturbance is common. Energy supplies are unreliable, and industries tend to be monopolistic, and run by and for cronies. Governments like gimmicks without substance, and policies, even where wise, lack follow-through.

        We are not there yet, obviously, but there are enough worrying signs.

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  2. Things have now gone past the point of rescue. A Rubicon was crossed with laws making the expression of racist and other opinions a criminal offence. No-one could loathe racism more than I do, but restricting freedom of speech – preventing people from saying things that the state disapproves of – is very dangerous. Galileo would turn in his grave.

    The other shock turning-point, for me, was the Litvinenko case. This was a Russian nuclear murder, on British soil, which also endangered thousands of others – in fact, in that sense it was a chemical weapons attack – and the response has been beyond spineless. At the very least, all Russian assets (state and private) should have been frozen. Yet there has not even been talk of boycotting the 2018 World Cup!

    After this, the grovelling to China was merely par for the course.

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  3. Somebody else can probably make better sense of this than I can.

    http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33153.pdf

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  4. Batsoupdragon · ·

    I was forced against my will to remove my long cardigan at Zurich – it was either that or not get on the plane. The muslim woman behind me, clad from floor to nose, was left un-harassed and untouched.

    how to stir up trouble between 2 groups, in one easy lesson.

    I’ve also watched niquab (head to toe) people breeze through the “security” checks at Schipol because people were afraid to challenge them.

    Dhimma? – its already here.

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  5. The whole situation is too depressing for words and has gone too far to be rectified. The politically correct, lefty, liberal (whatever you call these lunatics) brigade, have just about finished our Western cultures off.

    I suppose it’s only a matter of time until the next World War kicks off, sometime in the next couple of years, I think. What with Russia (backed by China) and the US, both sponsoring different Muslim factions in the Middle East, conflict is almost certain, as ultimately they’ll be scrapping over what is still the world’s greatest oil producing region. This era of low commodity prices is a temporary blip, they’re still scarce.

    When the war starts, we’ll have intense fighting in the streets of the UK and Europe as the doctrine of multiculturalism unwinds violently.

    Hasn’t the EU been great? The way it handled its first serious challenge to its borders, it just lay over and let itself get invaded by what will soon become a hostile army.

    As for me, I’ll keep clear and stay on my Pacific Island. I know nowhere will be safe but at least I have some peace and quite for the time being. Hopefully, the invaders will find Scotland a bit too cold for them and you can keep your head down.

    When I think of my family and close friends in the UK, I could almost weep. Unfortunately, this whole situation will never be resolved peacefully.

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    1. moraymint · ·

      Many people espouse the scenario you describe flyer. Another scenario is that we – that is those of us who live in so-called ‘western developed nations’ – slip into a new Dark Age over a period of decades, even perhaps a hundred years or so. Clearly, nobody knows how this will actually play out. However, what I do know is that the trajectory of our society is and will continue to be characterised by regression, rather than progression as our politicians (or ‘The State’, if you will) struggle to comprehend and accept what is really going on here, whilst simultaneously developing and implementing ever more draconian – and largely futile – measures to contain the regression. These characteristics are evident today and will become more pronounced as we find ourselves increasingly on the receiving end of the likes of Sharm el-Sheik types of incident. The western political class – not least our own pearls here in the UK – are now a significant part of the problem we face as ordinary citizens whilst our society regresses to goodness knows what end result. The yawning gulf between the government and the governed strikes me as growing wider by the day.

      The more one can do as a law-abiding citizen to get under The State’s radar these days, the better; but that is extraordinarily difficult to achieve – by design of The State itself, of course. The default alternative is that each and every one of us is assumed by The State to be a jihadist, paedophile or tax evading fraudster (or all of the above) and, therefore, guilty until we prove ourselves to be innocent. This seems to be the only way our political masters can cope with the unholy mess of our society that they themselves have fomented this past 20 or 30 years or so. They’re making the mistake of chucking everything at the symptoms of our disintegrating way of life whilst failing dismally to see, understand and tackle the root causes.

      Like I said, our way of life is regressing, sadly. Between them – and from opposite sides of the political spectrum – George Orwell and Enoch Powell were on the money, decades ago. Carpe diem.

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      1. Well yes, as you say, nobody can really predict how this will play out. I have a son that next year will graduate from one of the worlds top universities, with what I think will be a first class degree and all I feel is foreboding: something is wrong somewhere.

        Thanks for your reply though.

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