It’s all good news, folks!

Posted by Tim Ireland at March 2, 2005

Category: The War on Stupid, Uzbekistan

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Independent – Peers line up to condemn ‘terrifying’ house arrest plan

Guardian – Muslims face increased stop and search

BBC – Immigrant abuse claims examined

Take a close look at that last story and then ask yourself why The Sun today focus so heavily on a drink-driving illegal immigrant. Today’s editorial even goes so far as to ask; “How many thousands more are there like Chisango? Why can’t we round them up and ship them back home?”

Message: they deserve what they get. Ignore the lefties at the BBC. They would prefer it if drink-driving drug-dealing disease-ridden foreign scroungers overwhelmed us.


Here you go, feed your eyes before we move on…

Has Tara Conlan got herself a new job with a less scummy newspaper? Have I actually managed to (ahem) rattle Satan’s cage?

Interesting comments on house arrest continue at the new Guardian blog. You may also be interested in this not-entirely-unrelated story from the States. That first link also leads us to your typical BBC feedback page, BTW. One has to wonder how many ‘all for it’ messages are planted by pro-government dupes.

Oh, and in case you missed it yesterday, here’s someone wondering if I’m a Tory. Whoops; there goes another one!

Hm, I’d best check my moral compass just to be sure…


Speak your mind, but keep in mind that we all know what Tom’s position is. He has the balls to keep comments intact, so please keep it civil.

Governor Arnold mimicking Bush with his own phoney news.

Via Chicken Yoghurt…. New York Times – U.S. Cites Array of Rights Abuses by the Iraqi Government in 2004 (this article does not mention personal executions undertaken by the interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi).

But wait… it gets better…

Democracy Now – Intelligence Inc: The Privatization of U.S. Interrogations at Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo and Afghanistan (link via Logical Voice).

I saw some evidence of this last night on Channel 4 during Torture: The Dirty Business.

If you haven’t been keeping up with it all, I urge you to start now. There’s more tonight.

It was during last night’s programme that I was reminded of Craig Murray.

Here’s more…

Indymedia – UK torture: Interview with Craig Murray: Ex-British Ambassador to Uzbekistan
BBC – Report praises suspended diplomat
Commin Dreams – Fighting Terror with Terror?

That’s why you have a rushed link-dump this morning, folks. I need to spend time tracking this man down. Because I’m going to build him a website.

His story has been largely ignored by the mainstream media, so I’m hoping that you’ll help me to help him tell it to as many people as possible via Teh Interwebs.

UPDATE – Craig has just launched… I think you’ll agree that it could do with some work. I’ll make an offer today.

UPDATE – Chicken Yoghurt – Poisoned Chalice: The Government have belatedly come round to the idea that human rights in Uzbekistan might be a good idea. FO minister Bill Rammell was due to visit Tashkent “to press the government on its poor rights record” but the Uzbek government have vetoed the trip.


  1. Little Red Blogger says

    Did You Hear the One About the BNP Councillor who

    Just when when you thought satire was dead reality comes along and administers a sharp thwack to it’s head just to make sure. I mean what is the point of political commentary when reality does such a damn fine job by itself!

  2. Little Red Blogger says

    More War on Stupid(with thanks to Bloggerheads): B

    So the Tories half-way sensible suggestion for a sunset clause by *shock horror* the Conservatives on ‘New’ Labour’s house arrest anti-terror laws are being rejected by Blair in Prime Minister’s questions

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