‘If it were the UK, police would have opened fire’: the explosive film about Trump’s Capitol Hill rioters | Television | The Guardian


It was the day rampaging Trump supporters stormed the Capitol – and almost derailed democracy. Now, using footage from rioters’ cameras, an unsettling film takes you into the thick of the mayhem

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This is very hard to say because it would be very unusual for this to occur in the UK and armed police may not have been there.

Even if they were their nu, supporters of the then, current President, albeit a President to be removed, mbers would not have been great, so it would have been more than likely that they would have been riot police who would have been unarmed.

But, that been said it would not have been long before armed police would have arrived, but they would not have opened fire unless they were going to enter the building.

What does need to be said is, if this had been BLM instead of white supremacists, then the police would have opened fire and on a ‘shoot to kill’ basis, it is how it is in America. I am not saying the American police is racist, but all is done on profiling, so where black lives are involved it is shoot first and ask questions later, but these were White Supremacists and also supporters of a US current President, albeit a President very soon to be removed.

Which he was but not far enough, for Law and Order is moving very slowly in America, in fact, so slowly that before any action is taken the former President could again be standing for Office. He was guilty of inciting violence from his very first President Campaign, but was allowed to get away with it by the American Establishment.  Perhaps because the thought was a White American would not go as far as Trump did and is still doing.

 

Source: ‘If it were the UK, police would have opened fire’: the explosive film about Trump’s Capitol Hill rioters | Television | The Guardian

Priti Patel’s revenge on climate protesters is a dramatic curb on our democratic rights


Priti Patel’s revenge on Insulate Britain climate protesters is a dramatic curb on our democratic rightsThe ‘criminal disruption prevention orders’ announced by the Home Secretary would mean banning people from protests based on nothing more than suspicion

 

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Yes, it is, but should by allowing one persons rights, should that curb another’s, especially if they are innocent bystanders, surely not.

So by allowing Criminal disruption prevention orders Priti Patel is safeguarding the rights of innocent bystanders. By all means disrupt the Government and any others who are involved, but not innocent bystanders.

Source: Priti Patel’s revenge on climate protesters is a dramatic curb on our democratic rights

Belarusian political activist Maria Kolesnikova given 11-year jail term | Euronews


Kolesnikova was a key figure of the Belarusian opposition in last year’s disputed presidential election.

 

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Political trials are alive and well in Belarus.

 

 

Source: Belarusian political activist Maria Kolesnikova given 11-year jail term | Euronews

Tokyo 2020: Anger After Paralympian Is Stripped Of Gold Medal For Being Late


The IPC have no respect for persons with intellectual disabilities and those who made to disqualification decision should have no association ever again with any disability events.

If a disqualification was going to be made it had to be before the event commenced not after the result of the event was announced.

Would the Ukrainian representatives have raised an objection had Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli not won, I think not so it appears it is just because of his success at the event, this is not what the Olympics should be about, but unfortunately in this modern world it appears that it is.

The disqualification is a stain on the Olympics and all those who were party to the disqualification decision.

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The International Paralympics Committee (IPC) has defended a decision to strip a Malaysian athlete of his gold medal.

Shot putter Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli won gold in the F20 class, but was later disqualified for arriving three minutes late for the event.

Mr Zolkefli was allowed to compete because at the time he had a “logical” reason for being late, the IPC said.

However, a referee later found there was no “justifiable reason” for him to be late.

The decision to strip Mr Zolkefli of his medal has been met with much anger on social media, especially from Malaysians.

“Absolutely disgraceful! You should not have allowed the athletes to compete if they were late. Don’t steal this hard-earned, world record-breaking medal from Ziyad,” said Malaysian MP Fahmi Fadzil.

Malaysia’s Youth and Sports Minister Ahmad Faizul Azumu said the country’s National Sports Council had been ordered to investigate. He added that he…

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Tony Blair slams Joe Biden’s ‘imbecilic’ retreat from Afghanistan


America shuts Kabul airport as Dominic Raab is forced to turn to China and Russia for help in Afghanistan

 


 

I rarely agree with anything the former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, ever says, well in effect I never have, until now, when he talks about, Joe Biden’s ‘imbecilic’ retreat from Afghanistan.

For it is imbecilic, as while, military forces would have to be withdrawn eventually, it should not have been until all or most of the persons who wished to leave Afghanistan had already left. For to not do so, will as we have seen, cause panic and chaos leading to deaths and distrust in Western powers.

The decision to withdraw troops was originally from former President Donald Trump that should have been a clue as to how misguided it was, but Biden took what he thought was the easy way out and a vote winner. Well he won the vote in the US Presidential elections last, but could well lose the re-election in 2024, due to his decision to continue with the troop withdrawals.

Or could Biden be a reincarnation of Trump, not a good thought to have, but could be the answer to the obvious lack of thought behind the decision and the misguided continued decision to not see how misguided it was.

 

Source: Tony Blair slams Joe Biden’s ‘imbecilic’ retreat from Afghanistan

Crying Afghan girl shares fears of ‘dying slowly in history’ as her country is seized by Taliban | Daily Mail Online


The video of the distraught girl went viral as the Taliban established control in Afghanistan. Under the previous Taliban rule, women lost many of their rights and were subjected to brutal treatment.

 


 

‘No one cares about us’ says Afghan young girl, well, not totally correct for many people do, unfortunately they are not in positions of power and able to influence decisions.

Many countries have tried to change Afghanistan, but none have ever succeeded, countries from both the West and East.

This latest situation was a mistake or more correctly misguided decision taken over 20 years ago, for the then President of the US, one George Bush Jnr, he went in to make a political point not to help Afghans. many bad decisions have been made since, but the worst was Trump, who was the Ace of bad decisions and that was compounded by Biden in his wish to become President.

The withdrawal was always going to take place but efforts to bring people out should have been completed before any withdrawal of troops was ever announced. however, not even that would have saved this very unfortunate young girl and many others in Afghanistan.

 

Source: Crying Afghan girl shares fears of ‘dying slowly in history’ as her country is seized by Taliban | Daily Mail Online

I’ll take Meghan to COURT to see my grandchildren, says Thomas Markle | Daily Mail Online


Speaking at his Rosarito, Mexico home, Thomas Markle said he was ready to take his estranged daughter Meghan to court in order to see his grandchildren Archie and Lilibet.

Source: I’ll take Meghan to COURT to see my grandchildren, says Thomas Markle | Daily Mail Online

Spain’s Court of Auditors Claims Millions of Euros from 40 Former Catalan Officials


It appears that Spain is not as democratic as they lead us to believe, for they are acting as a dictatorship, ‘obeys us or we will destroy you ‘.

I assume they are doing this to ensure the Spanish Basques do not do something similar.

While Spain is governed in this tyrannical manner there will be no freedoms in Spain.

Josep Goded

On Tuesday, the conservative Spanish Court of Auditors claimed 5.4 million euros as financial guarantees from some 40 former Catalan government officials for allegedly promoting independence abroad from 2011 to 2017. These financial guarantees are additional to others previously requested by the same court.

In total, the auditing body claims from former president Artur Mas and former finance minister Andreu Mas-Colell 2.8 million euros, as well as 1.9 million euros from former president Carles Puigdemont and former vice president Oriol Junqueras. All this corresponds to allegedly irregular expenses in the framework of the promotion of the process of independence around the world.

The official most affected by this case is the former Secretary General of Diplocat, a semipublic consortium aimed at fostering Catalonia’s interests abroad, Albert Royo, who faces a claim of 3.6 million euros.

Former foreign affairs minister Raül Romeva faces 2.1 million euros and former government’s spokesperson Francesc…

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‘Can I come home, pretty please?… I would love to help others’: New look jihadi bride Shamima Begum says she was a ‘dumb kid’ when she fled to Syria aged 15 – but insists she doesn’t need to be rehabilitated | Daily Mail Online


During an interview at al-Roj prison camp in Syria, Shamima Begum, 21, insisted she did not need to be rehabilitated and would ‘love’ to help rehabilitate others.

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jihadi bride Shamima Begum, a Good question for she has done herself no favours, how she left the OK and her initial interviews when she first made a wish to return, now she says she understands that she was wrong in what she did.

But then she would, for I feel this is how ISIS would have instructed her or similar to be. The West have little understanding of Syria/Iran and certainly none about ISIS, so every contact has to be viewed with the extreme suspiciousness. but that been said many others have been allowed to come back, even ISIS fighters, but does that mean everyone should be.

She no longer has a British Passport and effectively disowned the UK when she left.now she says she is on her own, and needs help, but do we and can we really believe her.

I fear not, if she was allowed to return she would be forever a suspect of turning once again against the UK and have we the full resources to ensure she will never be harmful to the UK, I feel the answer is No.

So I say she stays were she is.

Source: Shamima Begum says she was a ‘dumb kid’ when she fled to Syria aged 15 | Daily Mail Online

Huge explosions rock Gaza as Israeli warplanes launch first airstrikes since ceasefire | Daily Mail Online


Israel’s military said the explosions were a response to the launching of incendiary balloons that caused fires in fields in southern Israel.

 

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Here we have the classic no trust on both sides, similar to what we had in Northern Ireland, which is still not fully sorted, but peace has been kept to a major degree.

Israel are still allowing israeli settlemen ts on what the Palestians believe to be their land, so there needs to be some show of faith from Israel, otherwise nothing will ever be sorted. One side has to show contrition to show they can be trusted.

If there was one on whom I would expect this to be so, would be the Jewish faith for over the years they have and are still being subjected to acts against them, but they need to take the lead and to not be so distracted by act against them. To bomb Gaza as they are doing is way above the acts from Hamas. Surely a toned down response could be put in place.

It is easy for me to say, for I am not involved in either side, but in some instances eyes of others can be an advantage. This is so because the acts so far are not easing the situation just maintaining it and could well be making it much worse.

Source: Huge explosions rock Gaza as Israeli warplanes launch first airstrikes since ceasefire | Daily Mail Online