3 Arrested In UK Suspected Of Plot Against US Air Force

United_States_Air_Force3 men have been arrested in England and charged for allegedly planning a terrorist attack on U.S. military personnel in the U.K.

British police have arrested three people in connection with a possible terrorist plot that may have involved U.S. Air Force facilities, a local newspaper reported

Two men were arrested on July 14 at different addresses in the area of Luton, Bedfordshire, and a third was apprehended in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, the London Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

The Eastern Daily Press, a local newspaper, reported that the arrests were connected to a possible attack on a U.S. Air Force base about July 4. U.S. officials canceled July 4 festivities because of changes to the local threat assessment. On Monday, a spokeswoman for RAF Lakenheath confirmed to Stars and Stripes the report was accurate.

“The arrests … are part of an ongoing investigation into Islamist-related terrorism,” the police said. Stripes

Junead Khan, 24, and his uncle Shazib Khan, 22, were arrested July 14 under the Terrorism Act. Both are also accused of plotting to join ISIS in Syria,  DailyNews724 reported.

Anarchy: Leftists Anti-Government Rioting In London Against Re-Election Of David Cameron

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On the 70th anniversary of VE Day anarchists and hard-line socialist clash with police outside Downing Street over the re-election of David Cameron and desecrate a memorial honoring the women of World War II. This is not the way elections work.  Disgraceful!

Hard-left activists this afternoon desecrated a war memorial to the gallant sacrifice of women who served during the Second World War as anarchists objecting to Thursday’s election result protested outside Downing Street.

A mindless thug daubed ‘F*** Tory Scum’ in red paint on the memorial in a sickening display of contempt on the 70th anniversary weekend of VE Day.  The Royal British Legion today condemned the vandalism brandishing it as a ‘senseless act’. ..

The mob chanted ‘get the Tories out’ as large sections of the city were shut down as a result of the demonstration.

Some of the protesters brandished highly offensive home-made banners proclaiming F*** The Cuts’, while others described the Conservative Party as Tory Scum.

Protesters threw bottles, cans and smoke bombs at the police. Scuffles broke out when the demonstrators, blaring hooters, banging pots and chanting obscenities, confronted lines of police outside the gate protecting the Prime Minister’s official residence.

Some protesters handed out flyers claiming: ‘Parliament is no longer our priority, our priority is survival. A Tory majority is a declaration of war.’

At one point a bicycle was hurled at police.

Several hundred people took part in the demonstration with at least 25 black-clad youths wearing face masks, sunglasses and even balaclavas. Police were forced to close Whitehall to traffic as they dealt with the escalating situation.

A group of the protesters attempted to push their way through barricades, while some smoke bombs were let off.  The Metropolitan Police were forced to deploy officers on horseback and riot police in response to the violent scenes.

Conservative MP Sir Peter Bottomley said: ‘We have a General Election every five years. People should accept the result rather than spray-painting war memorials.

‘A mark on the ballot paper means more than demonstrators who use inappropriate actions, inappropriate language and look as they are rejecting the results of an open, free, democratic process.’   DailyMail

UK Election: Ed Miliband’s Adviser Was American David Axelrod

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David Axelrod

David Axelrod, the American strategist to Barack Obama advised Ed Miliband during the United Kingdom general election. The Conservatives’ saw a huge election victory and Labour is searching for a new leader to replace Ed Miliband.  Axelrod was paid nearly $500,000 for his advice.  He blamed the pollsters.

President Obama’s campaign mastermind suffered a humiliating end to his political career today as the British Labour party he was paid almost $500,000 to help to victory plunged to a catastrophic defeat.

David Axelrod had been touted as the man to get Labour’s Ed Miliband into – and the Conservative prime minister David Cameron out of – Downing Street.

Instead he slunk out of Britain early, as his former Obama campaign colleague Jim Messina, who advised the winning Conservatives, crowed over a victory which had ‘stunned the world’.

Axelrod had already vowed that he was ‘done with campaigns’ after complaining bitterly about the British media and saying: ‘Anyone who underestimates Ed Miliband does so at their own peril.’

In fact he appeared to have dramatically over-estimated the Labour leader, who quit this morning saying he took responsibility for the defeat.

Today  tweeted that polling was to blame, saying on Twitter:’In all my years as journalist & strategist, I’ve never seen as stark a failure of polling as in UK. Huge project ahead to unravel it.  DailyMail

Anti-Semitism On Streets Of Britain

ukantisemitismThe Campaign Against Antisemitism reports, in 2014 saw a record-breaking number of antisemitic incidents against Jewish people and Jewish property in Britain. Anti-Antisemitism is not as high in Britain as in most of Europe. As many as 45% of British Jews fear they may have no future in Britian. The U.K. needs to wake up.

Following an experiment by Israeli Journalist Zvika Klein on the streets of Paris, other journalist decided to test the levels of prejudice in other cities.  British journalist Jonathan Kalmus decided to secretly film himself walking in the center of two British cities wearing the traditional Jewish head covering ‘kippah’ to test reaction.

“It took me just one minute. One minute of walking one single, busy major street in Manchester before abuse was flung at me,” said British journalist Jonathan Kalmus.  The anti-Semitic incidents in Bradford was “more shameful,” he said.

Kalmus said, “there was one incident while I stopped in Bradford City Park’s branch of Starbucks. As soon as I walked in a Muslim man, sporting traditional Islamic dress and a heavy black beard raised his eyes from his drink, looked at me with wide eyes, stood up, raised his hand and said ‘Shalom, Shalom’, the traditional Hebrew greeting which means peace.”

Other journalist tired the reactions in Stockholm, Rome, and Berlin. The journalist in Rome was spit on and received insults yelled at him.  Many of the locals just looked at him in bewilderment and a tradesman shouting ‘Shabat Shalom’ to him.  The journalists in Stockholm and Berlin walked for hours without incident.

Online:  DailyMail-EXCLUSIVE: ‘Fight the Jewish scum!’ Shocking anti-Semitism on streets of BRITAIN as Jewish journalist is spat at, abused and even stalked… and the same happens in Copenhagen

Jihadi John Identified

jihidijohnISIS executioner Jihadi John identified as Londoner, Kuwaiti-born, Mohammed Emwazi.  Jihaid John is 26-years old and is a computer graduate from Queen’s Park, London. His family moved to the United Kingdom when he was six-years old. He is the son of a minicab driver. Emwazi has a brother and two sisters and they all lived in a council flat in west London.  Allegedly he was spoken to three times in one year by police and security services in tanzania, the Netherlands and Britain.  It is thought he traveled to Syria in 2012.

Online:  DailyMail-‘We’ll only feel closure when there’s a bullet between his eyes’: Daughter of British hostage beheaded by Jihadi John speaks out as killer is finally unmasked – but how DID he slip through the net?

UK Set Up Special Forces Unit To Rescue Downed Jordanian Pilots

The U.K. has set up a Special Forces Unit in an effort to prevent coalition pilots from being taken by ISIS. It is a good that other nations are stepping forward to combat ISIS. The current administration in the White House must think that if the U.S. doesn’t do it, no country will.  Good for Jordan and the UK.

Britain’s Special Forces have set up a crack unit to rescue pilots who crash in Islamic State territory before they can be captured. (snip)

Defence sources confirmed last night that the UK has stepped up efforts to prevent another coalition pilot being taken by the enemy should their aircraft be shot down.

The Joint Personnel Recovery (JPR) units will be 12-man teams. The troops are poised to board armour-protected Chinook helicopters and will be accompanied on rescue missions by jets providing ‘top cover’.

A Special Forces source said: ‘We may have very little time to respond but we can go in with a lot of firepower and, depending on where he lands, we can hopefully get a downed pilot back before he is snatched by IS. This could be on the ground in Syria or in parts of Iraq occupied by the insurgents. Read more at the Daily Mail.

Queen Elizabeth II and Crown Prince Abdullah Anecdote

queen-elizabeth-landroverA humorous anecdote about Saudi King Abdullah was when then Crown Prince Abdullah  was invited to Balmoral in 1998.  Queen Elizabeth II offered to give the Crown Prince a tour around the estate.  Little did the Crown Prince expect the Land Rover driver to be Queen Elizabeth.  The Queen whose driving skills were learned during World War II when she was a princes and was trained as a mechanic and military truck driver for the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service of the British Army..  A Queen that drives like the wind!  I think Queen Elizabeth did it intentionally to prove a point.

Sunday Time excerpt from the memoir “Ever the Diplomat” by British diplomat Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles,who was Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 2003-07.

 


Ever the Diplomat is available at Amazon.

Richard III’s Surprise

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Richard III, King of England

Richard III -DNA shows he was not legit king show he was not.   It is a 99.999% probability that the 15th-century skeleton found under a parking lot is Richard III.  Analysis of the DNA suggest Richard III was blue eyed and 77% probability that he was blond as a child and his hair darkened during adolescence.  The analysis has thrown up a surprise: evidence of infidelity in his family tree.

Their analysis shows that DNA passed down on the maternal side matches that of living relatives, but genetic information passed down on the male side does not.

However, given the wealth of other details linking the body to Richard III, the scientists conclude that infidelity is the most likely explanation….

Investigation of the male genealogy focused on the Y chromosome, a package of DNA that is passed down from father to son, much like a surname. Most living male heirs of the 5th Duke of Beaufort were found to carry a relatively common Y chromosome type, which is different from the rare lineage found in the car park remains.

Richard III and his royal rival, Henry Tudor (later Henry VII), were both descendants of King Edward III. The infidelity could, in theory, have occurred either on the branch leading back from Henry to Edward or on the branch leading from Richard to Edward.

Henry’s ancestor John of Gaunt was plagued by rumours of illegitimacy throughout his life, apparently prompted by the absence of Edward III at his birth. He was reportedly enraged by gossip suggesting he was the son of a Flemish butcher.

“Hypothetically speaking, if John of Gaunt wasn’t Edward III’s son, it would have meant that (his son) Henry IV had no legitimate claim to the throne, nor Henry V, nor Henry VI,” said Prof Schurer.

Online:  Richard III’s DNA throws up infidelity surprise

State Of Anarchy: Libyan Army Training In UK

75be6d9f6a5b3ee3339e9167_150_question-marksThe British thought bringing Libyans soldiers to the UK for training a good idea?  Libyan solders were brought to the UK for a training program to give leadership skills to hand-picked Libyan cadets-the cream of what Libya had to offer.  Drunkenness, violence (all brooms were removed from the barracks as the Libyans were using the brooms as weapons against each other), female British soldiers had to be accompanied by a male colleague for safety.   The Libyans went off base and were involved in sexual assaults, including rape of men and women, intimidation of villagers, and theft….

One young, slightly-built British soldier serving in the canteen attracted the attention of a group of his Libyan counterparts. They approached their translator with a question: Could they ‘buy him?’

‘They wanted him for sex,’ said the soldier’s wife. ‘They kept asking the translator how much “he” would cost so they could have him and rape him. I don’t know whether that is something that happens in their culture or not, but there just weren’t enough British soldiers at the base to cope with or control all of the Libyans.’ Continue reading “State Of Anarchy: Libyan Army Training In UK”

Jack the Ripper Identified By 126 Year Old DNA

Amazing.  126 year-old DNA found on a shawl at Ripper murder scene identifies killer.  Descendants of Jack the Ripper victims and suspects were tested.  Jack the Ripper has been identified as Polish born Aaron Kosminski.  When the Ripper murders took place in 1888 Kosminski was a suspect.  Kosminski was a barber, lived in Whitechapel and was later put in an asylum.

Acclaimed FBI profiler, John Douglas identified Kosminski as the most likely candidate for the murders in his book The Cases That Haunt Us.

A shawl found by the body of Catherine Eddowes, one of the Ripper’s victims, has been analysed and found to contain DNA from her blood as well as DNA from the killer.

The landmark discovery was made after businessman Russell Edwards, 48, bought the shawl at auction and enlisted the help of Dr Jari Louhelainen, a world-renowned expert in analysing genetic evidence from historical crime scenes.

Using cutting-edge techniques, Dr Louhelainen was able to extract 126-year-old DNA from the material and compare it to DNA from descendants of Eddowes and the suspect, with both proving a perfect match.

Online:  DailyMail UK  WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Jack the Ripper unmasked: How amateur sleuth used DNA breakthrough to identify Britain’s most notorious criminal 126 years after string of terrible murders

Naming Jack the Ripper by Russell Edwards, will be  published  on September 9, available at Amazon

 

U.K. To Legalize Three-Parent IVF Babies

baby family photoThree-Parent in virto fertilization (IVF) is two women and one man contributing DNA to the creation of a human fetus with a reduced risk of developing mitochondrial diseases.  The United Kingdom opened a three-month public consultation, which closed on the 22nd of May, on draft legislation that would legalize an IVF method that involves transferring  the nucleus of an egg from one woman who carries the disease to the egg of another woman with healthy mitochondria.

Human Genetics Alert, a UK campaign watchdog, is against the legalization of mitochondrial replacement.  A main concern is the deliberate changes it introduces to the germline of children born using this method. They also see it as opening the door to “enhanced designer babies.”  {the germline in humans is the line (sequence) of germ cells that have genetic material that may be passed to a child. Germ cells are specialized cells which are involved in reproduction, such as sperm and eggs.}

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