|22/04/04||Bend Over Infidel! by Edward Teague|
First an apology. I suggested as background reading GK Chesterton's "White Horse Inn", I got confused between "The Flying Inn" and "the Ballad of the White Horse".
I meant "The Flying Inn", published in 1914 when Mohammedism or the Islamic Faith was barely known as a living faith in the UK – indeed its acceptance has only just been recognised by Eton who are reported today to have just employed their first imam.
As a fantasy about the fanatic Muslim introduction of alcohol it charts the course of the last Inn in England and has some interesting and useful observations on society / politics and religious intolerance….
"There are crowds who do not care to revolt; but there are no crowds who do not like some one else to do it for them; a fact which the safest oligarchies may be wise to learn."
"…if a law is kept too quiet to be opposed, it may also be kept too quiet to be obeyed? It's not so easy to hush it up from a big politician without running the risk of hushing it up from a common policeman"
And in the same Chapter…as the riots start… "Through the broken windows came the confused roar of that confused tongue…the cry deaf kings have heard at last; the terrible voice of mankind".
Secondly I have been having some discussions on the possibilities of using ricin as a biological / chemical weapon for mass attack on people. A pharmacist points out that such large molecules may possibly be encouraged to enter the human blood stream by using a suppository, as is widely used in French based medicine, often found in Arab countries with a history of French interests such as Syria or the larger Mahgreb, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia (where, many years ago, when on holiday my young daughter was prescribed a eucalyptus suppository for a sore throat when on holiday). The theory is that the rectum is extremely well supplied with blood vessels and thus providing a quicker route for drugs into the blood stream without having to be exposed to the harsh environment of the highly acid stomach.
My pharmacist friend however suggested that the practical problems of mass use of suppositories was unlikely even if the potential victims were induced by crazed Kalashnikov-wielding urban terrorists. I am making enquiries on what research has been done to provide insulin for diabetics by this route. Evidently if successful it would be available.
Meanwhile I have got some exciting and interesting ideas to pass on. Principally because it is now the pigeon season and our Village Pigeon Racing Club now meets regularly twice a week. Naturally being on the fringes of a town (Rochdale) with one third of the population being Muslim (Census information) most people are aware of the Prime Minister's regularly expressed concerns about Islamic fundamentalists and the spread of Pakistani atomic weapons knowledge. Therefore we actively discuss what President Bush and Tony Blair describe as the War on Terror.
Whilst we may not appear to be too well equipped to discuss these topics we have members who have visited North Korea, one member's son (ex FFL) is in Baghdad as a mercenary bodyguard for American interests so we get daily updates from the heart of affairs in Iraq. We also have an expert on aerosols from the Old ICI plant in Blackley (North Manchester) making ink jet printer dyes and inks plus a wealth of ex-military experience on nuclear powered submarines, military signals, nuclear ordnance and contacts with people working in the Secret Services.
Here is a brief analysis of discussions to date (I will keep you up to date as our ideas develop)
That is why we should look very carefully at the people set on destroying our national plans for electricity power generation. Locally there has been a movement masterminded by two local Conservative Councillors and a lady who is standing in the Local Authority Elections for the Conservatives who have successfully opposed a planned Wind Farm in Norden. (Appearing even on a TV program fronted by Amanda Platell, the ex Conservative Party PR spin doctor)
When asked where the future electrical power comes from, they (as did Pontius Pilate) shrug their shoulders and have no answers – in fact they don't even understand the question – nor do they want to wait around for any answers. Today they stop the Government approved sustainable energy program, next… who knows they could be bombing nuclear power stations.
Anyway, Stephen Timms (DTI Minister for Energy) in a letter to me assures me that the Government have not ruled out installing nuclear power stations. So at least they are ready.
8. Some people have expressed the view that the message about anti-terrorism (or counter-terrorism) gets confused and therefore the impact is diluted. For example the posters on the Underground show a train with 3 people in the compartment.
It's been pointed out that you rarely see such an empty carriage (except) if you are on the last train to Cockfosters – when, let's face it, most passengers are out of their skulls and wouldn't notice if you got on board with a nuclear missile. Also anybody still awake would see any bags, it's surely at rush hour on the Circle Line when it's difficult to keep track of your own bags, never mind someone else's. Of course if you are on the line that goes on to Heathrow…'nuff said.
Some people have said that it's money wasted.
9. Which brings me round to money. If we are to aid the forces of the State is there any money available? Just for some stationery, stamps the odd phone call. As you can see, already so far we have come up with some very good ideas and it's only a small investment by the State.
10. Funds are tight I know, but if we are to defeat the War on Terror we need to be properly equipped. OK so the State can pay with honours and medals, but I would rather get a bit of money to help out now than collect a George Cross in a wheelchair.
Edward can be contacted at: email@example.com