25 April 2011

Royal Navy and Gibraltar police try to obstruct Spanish police from arresting drug traffickers

The Guardia Civil patrol were chasing a suspect vessel at high speeds. The vessel had come from Morocco and was trying to make for Gibraltar, where no doubt they had paid off the police and the Navy, when they were intercepted by the Guardia Civil fast patrol boat. The occupants of the unknown vessel started desperately to throw bales overboard but were apprehended 3 kms from the Rock by the Guardia Civil.

Suddenly they were surrounded by 5 or 6 vessels from the Gibraltar Customs, Gibraltar Police and the Royal Navy and subjected to threats and insults. The Guardia Civil finally managed to extricate themselves and their capture and returned to Algeciras port with the 2 occupants under arrest and over 100 kgs of hashish confiscated.

Gibraltar and Britain are trying to claim that Gibraltar has territorial waters, however, the Treaty of Utrecht gives no territorial waters to Gibraltar apart from the waters of its port. And in their efforts to claim these waters it appears the Gibraltarians don't give a fuck whether drug gangs, criminals get away.

Let's face it, Gibraltar is and always has been a safe haven for pirates, thieves, and crooks.


22 April 2011

Letter to the Daily Telegraph - Reply to Robin Yapp


In his article "Israel 'supplied arms to Argentina during Falklands War", Robin Yapp describes Irgun as "the Zionist underground paramilitary movement which Begin commanded before the state of Israel was established."

Irgun was considered a terrorist organisation not only by the British authorities at the time (& Winston Churchill & the NYT) but also by the brand new Israeli government itself, which passed the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance in 1948 with the specific purpose of eliminating Irgun (& the other Zionist terrorist organisation, Lehi aka the Stern Gang). If one examines the list of Irgun attacks from 1937 on, one can see that they include indiscriminate attacks on civilians: bombs planted on trains, buses, and in cafés and cinemas, thrown into crowded markets - there is even record of a donkey-bomb killing 20 civilians in Haifa market - not to mention the truck bombs, shootings and assassinations of British officials and the bombing of the King David Hotel. Let us also not forget the Deir Yassin massacre carried out by Irgun and the assassination of the UN Mediator and President of the Swedish Red Cross: Count Folke Bernadotte which lead directly to the passing of the 1948 Israel Terrorism Act..

Further, considering that all these crimes constitute 'terrorism' under the definitions in the UK Terrorism Act 2000, one wonders exactly why Robin Yapp prefers to call the Irgun an 'underground paramilitary movement'. And in order to maintain impartiality will he and the Telegraph now be referring to Hamas as a 'Palestinian underground paramilitary movement'?

Yours Sincerely