Saturday, May 10, 2008

Andrew Roberts

Photo of Andrew Roberts from www.slate.com/id/2162837/

Andrew Roberts attended Cranleigh School from where he was expelled for such pranks as statue painting, chapel roof climbing and rearranging the furniture in the quad.[1] Andrew Roberts (historian)

George W. Bush invited Roberts to lunch at the White House on 28 February 2007. After spending time in the Oval Office, Roberts and his wife dined with Bush, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, the National Security Advisor Steve Hadley, White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and other White House officials.[2]

Richard Tomlinson has referred to MI6 agents in the media "such as Mr. Andrew Roberts." (Tomlinson Postscripts to The Big Breach / Cached)

Andrew Roberts appears regularly on the BBC and in certain newspapers, attacking conspiracy theories (Diana: the truth, the whole truth and conspiracy theories - Telegraph) and supporting wars like Iraq.

In the Christian Science Monitor, Roberts has defended the Iraq War. "Are the English-speaking peoples really about to quit before Islamic totalitarianism has been defeated in Iraq?" - At stake in the Iraq war: survival of a way of life csmonitor.com

Roberts wrote a book on Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler's leadership techniques entitled Hitler and Churchill: Secrets of Leadership, in which he delivered a rebuttal to many of the assertions made by David Irving, Clive Ponting and Christopher Hitchens concerning Churchill. (Wikipedia - Andrew Roberts (historian))

In an April 2007 article in The New Republic Johann Hari accused Roberts of supporting massacres against civilians, and British concentration camps built during the Boer War. Hari pointed out Roberts had addressed and praised the Springbok Club, a white supremacist organisation that flies the old South African flag.

It's Scotland's oil

There is a growing amount of propaganda from the UK media about Scotland being too poor and too stupid to become independent.

The Daily Mail had an article by Andrew Roberts attacking the idea of Scottish independence : What if Scotland DID become independent? A historian, ANDREW ROBERTS, looks forward .

The truth is that Scotland pays its own way, has lots of oil (at least half of it is still left) and has a long history of producing clever people. (aangirfan: Scotland pays its own way / Category:Scottish inventors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia/ Scotland's Oil-True oil wealth hidden to stop Independence)

What do people think about Roberts?

"Roberts is as sloppy as he is snobbish. I am seldom bothered by minor errors from a good writer, but Roberts’ mistakes are so extensive, foolish, and revealing of his basic ignorance about the United States in particular...." George Bush's favorite historian. - By Jacob Weisberg - Slate Magazine


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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Journalists and the 7 July London Bombs

Photo of Bruce Lait (http://www.julyseventh.co.uk/7-7-liverpool-street-al)

On the subject of the 7 July London Bombs, the BBC, 1 May 2008, writes:

"The film shows smoke and people fleeing after Shehzad Tanweer detonated his device on a London Underground train heading towards Aldgate in July 2005." - BBC

This should read:

"The film shows smoke and people fleeing. It has been alleged that Shehzad Tanweer detonated his device on a London Underground train heading towards Aldgate in July 2005."

According to a comment at The Guardian website:

"Witnesses and rescue workers on the trains said the bomb was under the carriage because of the metal sticking UP." - Cached

Bruce Lait said - I don't remember anybody being where the bomb was, or any bag.

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/region_wide/2005/07/11/83e33146-09af-4421-b2f4-1779a86926f9.lpf (removed from website) / groups.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog....

CAMBRIDGE dancer Bruce Lait has spoken of his miraculous escape when a bomb exploded just yards away from him in a Tube train carriage...

Mr Lait ... believes he and his dance partner Crystal Main were the only passengers in the carriage who survived the blast without serious injury - even though they were sitting nearest to where the bomb detonated.

As they made their way out, a policeman pointed out where the bomb had been.

"The policeman said 'mind that hole, that's where the bomb was'.

"The metal was pushed upwards as if the bomb was underneath the train.

"They seem to think the bomb was left in a bag, but I don't remember anybody being where the bomb was, or any bag," he said.

http://www.faulkingtruth.com/Articles/Commentary/1040.html

Jul 23, 2005, Mark Faulk wrote:

In a seemingly innocuous article in the British newspaper Cambridge Evening News, 32 year-old dance instructor Bruce Lait, in an interview from his hospital bed, said:

"The policeman said 'mind that hole, that's where the bomb was'. The metal was pushed upwards as if the bomb was underneath the train. They seem to think the bomb was left in a bag, but I don't remember anybody being where the bomb was, or any bag."

Let's put this in perspective, piece by piece:

"The metal was pushed upwards as if the bomb was underneath the train."

"I don't remember anybody being where the bomb was, or any bag."

"We were nearest the bomb."

The metal was pushed upwards because THE BOMB WAS UNDERNEATH THE TRAIN.

Lait didn't remember seeing anyone, or a bag that could be holding a bomb, near the point of detonation because there was no bomber sitting there, there was no bag. THE BOMB WAS UNDERNEATH THE TRAIN.

Dance partners Bruce Lait and Crystal Main were nearest the bomb.....again, no Islamic radical, no Mideastern terrorist sitting in that carriage. THE BOMB WAS UNDERNEATH THE TRAIN.


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