Archive for 'Terror' Category

The UN bombers

By Anthony - Last updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The attack on the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) offices in Algeria, claimed by an Al Qaeda “franchise”, has led to the deaths of ten UN workers. A bus of law students was also incinerated in a second attack on Algerian Supreme Court. One might understand the reasoning of terrorists for a symbolic attack on […]

Sacking Blair isn’t the answer, improve the systems instead

By Anthony - Last updated: Friday, November 9, 2007

Currently there are calls to obtain a head on a stick for the death of Jean Charles de Menezes at the hands of armed Police. One head of interest is that of Sir Ian Blair, who some wish to see resign – he does not wish to do so. Others, such as the de Menezes […]

I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but…

By Anthony - Last updated: Monday, August 27, 2007

26h’s put down of Robert Fisk’s recent attempt to examine the truth behind 911 is a must read. Here’s a quick list to test your sanity, agreement with any of which should make you slap yourself about the face a bit until you start to talk sense: 1. AIDS is not caused by HIV. 2. […]

Death threats against vaccine scientists

By Anthony - Last updated: Monday, August 6, 2007

Paul Offit is a widely respected and internationally recognized expert in the fields of virology and immunology, who has been an advocate of rational science over the issue of vaccines and comtemporary vaccine scares. Nature Medicine [free version here] documents some of the intimidation he has experienced because of his stand: ….as Paul Offit, a […]

On drinking in times of war

By Anthony - Last updated: Sunday, July 1, 2007

Londoners enjoy a drink at the Tiger Tiger Club during World War II.

No Excuses For Terror

By Anthony - Last updated: Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Don’t Get Me Started (Documentary) Time – 19:15 – 20:00 (45 minutes long) When – Tuesday 26th September Where – Channel 5 David Aaronovitch: No Excuses For Terror. Provocative series of polemics. Who is really responsible for the suicide bombers that target us? Is it the fault of George Bush or Tony Blair? Are we […]

Terror and hospitals

By Anthony - Last updated: Thursday, September 14, 2006

In August concern was expressed about the preparedness of UK hospitals in the event of a terrorist attack: A study of 34 hospitals around the UK found little evidence that doctors were properly trained on major incidents or that plans were adequately rehearsed. [...] They set out to discover if emergency departments could perform any […]

Five years on

By Anthony - Last updated: Monday, September 11, 2006

The victims: 2,996 is a tribute to the victims of 9/11. On September 11, 2006, 2,996 volunteer bloggers will join together for a tribute to the victims of 9/11. Each person will pay tribute to a single victim. The enemy: More than 80 nationalities were represented among the slain, and it would not be much […]

The Blame Game

By Anthony - Last updated: Monday, September 4, 2006

Like the Daily Express, The Independent cannot be considered a newspaper. In fact, today’s Independent cover has even less news on it that the Daily Express, concerning itself with The World’s Greatest Green Inventions, or their glossy poster of birds in the electronic version, and the rest is concerned with the Independent’s raison d’etre: to […]