by Lou Collinsin NewsComments Off on UK troops to go to Africa to help counter extremists
British troops will be sent to Africa to help counter the threat of Islamist extremists in the region, David Cameron has said.
The Prime Minister said that up to 300 soldiers will be deployed in South Sudan as part of a peace-keeping mission while a further 70 will be sent to Somalia to support attempts to defeat the terrorist group Al-Shabab.
Mr Cameron suggested that bringing stability to both countries could help ease the migration crisis that is seeing hundreds of thousands of migrants cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe.
And he said that it is right that Britain is “stepping up and playing a greater role”.
He also suggested bringing stability to both countries could help ease the migration crisis that is seeing hundreds of thousands of migrants cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe.
All the troops sent to the region will be involved in peace-keeping efforts rather than any active combat, with a focus on training, logistical support and engineering help.
by Lou Collinsin NewsComments Off on This little piggy went to Downing St: Petrified piglet dumped at UK PM Cameron’s residence
Think this is a step to far..
David Cameron has been on the receiving end of numerous pig jokes, after revelations he got up close and personal with a hog’s head while at university. However, the joke may have been taken too far after a traumatized piglet was dumped outside the PM’s residence.
The baby pig was taken to 10 Downing Street in London, as a ‘delivery’ for Prime Minister Cameron.
WARNING: You may find language used in this video inappropriate
“We’ve got a delivery for David Cameron. It’s from the Bullingdon Club,” a deliverymen who approached the gates with a pig in a cage said. “If he can’t keep a secret, he’s no longer in the club.”
The terrified piglet was then let out of the cage by the fake deliverymen. The pranksters, who uploaded the video to their YouTube channel Trollstation then abandoned the animal outside the PM’s residence.
by Lou Collinsin NewsComments Off on David Cameron says he ‘will not dignify’ claims of ‘debauchery’ in Lord Ashcroft’s new book
David Cameron will not “dignify” allegations that he once “inserted a private part of his anatomy” into a dead pig’s mouth with a response, Downing Street has said.
Extracts from the inflammatory book included claims that he smoked cannabis with friends, allowed cocaine in his London home and alleged that he misled the public over the non-dom status of Lord Ashcroft, a prolific Tory donor.
However the Prime Minister’s spokeswoman said: “I’m not intending to dignify this book by offering any comment or any PM reaction to it.”
She added that the author “has set out his reasons for writing it,” suggesting the Prime Minister views the book as an act of revenge for his refusal to offer Lord Ashcroft a top job when he entered Downing Street in 2010.
George Osborne, the Chancellor, also refused to comment on the extraordinary claims, published in a new biography of the Prime Minister by the former Conservative deputy chairman Lord Ashcroft and journalist Isabel Oakeshott, Call Me Dave.
by Lou Collinsin NewsComments Off on Court appearance for Cameron aide on child abuse charge?s
Via Vox political
Patrick Rock – the former deputy head of 10 Downing Street’s policy unit and aide to David Cameron – is to appear on court to answer charges that he possessed imagery of children being abused.
He will appear at Southwark Crown Court for legal argument on October 16 – more than 20 months after his original arrest.
This information was obtained by a member of the public, in spite of protracted attempts by the Cabinet Office to claim that it had no information about what was going on. You can read that particular saga here
by Lou Collinsin NewsComments Off on Officials warn 20,000 ISIS jihadis ‘have infiltrated Syrian refugee camps’
At least 20,000 bloodthirsty jihadis have infiltrated Syrian refugee camps and are plotting to enter Europe, a senior official warned tonight.
Lebanese Education Minister Elias Bou Saab said he fears Islamic State radicals make up at least 2% of the 1.1million Syrians living in camps across his country.
And he warned of a covert jihadi “operation” to get across the Med and into Europe. His warning came as David Cameron made a whistle-stop tour of refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan yesterday to try to win back public support on the Syria crisis.
“My gut feeling is they (IS) are facilitating such an operation. To go to Europe and other places… From Turkey to Greece,” Mr Bou Saab said.
“You may have, let’s say, 2% that could be radicals. That is more than enough. We have had that also with our camps here – you find 2-3% of them.”
With no luck in removing the Syrian government an offshoot of al Qaeda was created called ISIS and moved into Syria to fight against Assad. To which we now know that ISIS was created as a proxy army to do the bidding for where the west was unable to go in overtly.
by Lou Collinsin NewsComments Off on Debate Among US Officials Over Whether to Kill People Over Twitter Accounts (Dave and the Drones – Part II)
by Jason Ditz
There appears, at the very least, to be some debate among counter-terror officials on the matter, though none seem to be questioning whether or not it’s appropriate to assassinate people on the basis of speech, and are simply arguing over whether or not it’s worthwhile.
The opponents see it as “wasting time” on “low level guys,” and believe the US should spend more time trying to assassinate actual ISIS leaders, instead of just killing Tweeters and declaring them “propagandists.”
Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero was also a proponent of assassinating people on social media, saying ISIS has a “huge competitive advantage” on Twitter and that with little intelligence on the actual leadership of ISIS, you “attack what you can,” which means people on Twitter.
Another official, perhaps even more ominously than “angel of death” guy, talked up the killing of US-born cleric Anwar Awlaki as an example of the US assassinating people for speech, declaring “shoot your mouth off all you want. Eventually we are going to kill you.”