Saturday, May 28, 2005

Defund Animosity International

 
Animosity International needs to be replaced. It doesn’t need an equal and opposite number that would somehow be ‘fair and balanced.’ It simply needs to fold its moldy, filth-ridden tents and leave the public scene. Pronto.

Here’s the report of a recent armed post office robbery in Dublin, along with the predictable response of the local Animosity branch:

The fallout from yesterday's shootout in Lusk, County Dublin, is continuing. Two raiders were shot dead by gardaí when they attempted to rob a post office. One of the men was armed with a semi-automatic handgun, with which he threatened the gardaí ; the other was unarmed. Colm Griffin (33) and Eric Hopkins (24) were known Dublin criminals; four others have been arrested. The gardaí have set up an internal investigation, while Amnesty International has called for an independent investigation. Taoiseach Bertie Ahern defended the actions of the gardaí yesterday, saying that people are constantly telling him that crime is a problem needed more resources and effort: "When the gardaí respond I hope people don't get weak-kneed". This was the fifth armed raid on a post office this month.
Animosity International is wrong. Again. What needs to be established is a way of protecting Irish post-offices from armed robbery. These criminals use the proceeds to fund drug buying, which further funds Irish terrorism.

This is just one example of the nexus of armed propaganda* and Animosity International.

We need to figure out where AI gets its funding. How much of it comes from terrorist connections? Not to mention their mass mailings. Do you get their begging letters in the mail?

It’s well past time to respond.


*that's a good working definition of terrorism: armed propaganda.


hat tip: Eamonn Fitzgerald's Rainy Day. Especially see this, from whence comes the new name for AI:

What does Amnesty understand by the word "Gulag"? A detention centre for terrorists or the vast network of Soviet slave labour camps in which millions died? This tendentious inflation of language by the Amnesty report writers suggests either ignorance or animosity. Which is it? If a "human rights group" cannot tell the difference between detention and mass murder, what are we supposed to think? The report writers live in world where they know this kind of exaggeration ends up being used as Bin Ladenist propaganda. Newsweek errs and people die; Amnesty inflames in Ireland and around the world and then sits back to see what the results will be. Yes, it's animosity.

2 comments:

Gavriel said...

Whole-heartedly agree, defund them, before they report again. I compiled a top ten list of some of the lesser known recommendations of this ridiculous body, just so we know what to watch out for:

Top 10 A.I. Recomendations

DJM said...

These people need, to a man, to be strapped to a chair, have their eyelids stapled to their foreheads, and forced to repeatedly read "Gulag Archipelago", "Kolyma Tales", and "Koba the Dread".