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Gosh, I Didn’t Know That…

The Daily Fail does Wikileaks and ends up looking Wikilimp.
Clinton ordered diplomats to spy on UN – even asking for DNA.

Looks like Billy Boy has been spreading it around again.

Claims of inappropriate behaviour by a member of the British royal family

I’m shocked, I tell you.  Shocked!  A member of the royal family being rude to people and behaving inappropriately? Impossible!   Oh, wait

Chinese operatives waging war on US

Those bloody Chinks!  I knew there was a reason not to trust them way back in January.

The bargains to empty Guantanamo Bay

Two terrorists for the price of one and ship as many of the bastards to the UK as we can even if they don’t belong there.

Arab leaders privately urging an air strike on Iran

Thus the Sunnis land themselves in the Shi’ite.  Can’t say I blame them.  Hardly an earth-shattering revelation though given they’ve been killing each other for ever.

Ahmadinejad compared to Hitler

Personally I prefer to compare the old religiofacist to this.

Stand-off with Pakistan over nuclear fuel

Pakistan is fighting a civil war with Islamofascists who just love blowing things up.  Who wouldn’t want a stand-off over something that leads to the potential to go bang big time?

Strong criticism of the UK’s military operations in Afghanistan

And this is news to the Daily Fail?

Attacks on both David Cameron and Gordon Brown, who is said to be branded ‘unstable’.

FFS!  Tell me something I don’t know!

US requests for specific intelligence on individual MPs

We have no specifically intelligent MPs. We do have a lot of thieving cunts though. Here’s all the Yanks need to know about our MPs.

You can read the rest of the Fail’s tedious and unsurprising security breach “revelations” here.


  1. Sam Duncan says:

    It’s pretty depressing that (apparently) one person can get his hands on all this, and it’s probably going to cause all hell to break loose among the Perpetually Offended Nations, but I can’t say I’ve seen anything yet that’s really surprised me. I was about to do a post entitled something like, “Sun Rises in East, Grass is Green…”. Gosh, the Saudis wanted them to hit a local hostile power that’s developing nukes? You don’t say. And they’re gathering intelligence on MPs from friendly countries? Good Lord, whatever next? A mad, agressive dictator has been compared to Hitler? Dearie, dearie me…

  2. Chuckles says:

    And this just in, Sun Rises in East!!!

    Bears, woods etc.

  3. Sam Duncan says:

    To me, the most shocking part so far is this (from Powerline):

    “… only last year the New York Times ostentatiously declined to publish or post any of the Climategate e-mails because they had been illegally obtained. Surely readers will recall Times reporter Andrew Revkin’s inspiring statement of principle: “The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won’t be posted here.” ”

    But even that is hardly surprising.

    Johnathan Pearce makes an interesting point over at Samizdata, too:

    “Mr Assange had better get himself some decent personal security. He’s pissed off the likes of the Saudis. Very unclever.”

    Edit: Hee-hee! I can fix my dodgy HTML in comments now!

  4. NickM says:


    Surely the Saudis, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi et al could have done the job themselves if they’d got their dish-dashas in that much of a twist? Big modern air force the Saudis (ditto the likes of the UAE) basing from Saudi and Bahrain (especially Bahrain) you got a good chance of tactical surprise. It’s militarily the ideal solution. Is it that they just didn’t have the balls to put up with the backlash? Well, they shouldn’t have invested that much media time in being viciously anti-semitic when they knew the real enemy lay to the East should they?

    If the yanks had stepped up to the plate would they have had basing rights? Somehow I doubt it (and even if they did a major USAF deployment would telegram Tehran quite a way in advance and also make the RSAF look useless – a collection of jet sports cars for princelings). If the Israelis had would they? Inconceivable. Indeed it’s inconceivable that the Saudis would have even allowed AWACs or refueling assets in their airspace from Israel. Also of course the IAF would have a long haul to Iran during which someone would tip of Iran and the air defences would have several hours preparedness. And note it’s such a long way the IAF would have to fly route one which makes the air-defence job much easier.

    I suspect the Saudis wanted someone to do their dirty work in a manner that was deniable for domestic political reasons but then Saudi Arabia et al are in a constant state of denial. Indeed I would go as far as to say that one of the goals of the jihadis – the removal of the corrupt regimes in and around Arabia is thoroughly understandable. That they want to impose something worse doesn’t take away from this point.

    PS Berlusconi was described as vain, feckless and ineffective. Do these intel guys to more than watch the telly?

  5. RAB says:

    I’ve always said that we invaded the wrong country. Saddam was an evil little cunt who richly deserved to be whacked, but as far as I could see he was at the back of a fairly long queue of Whackees in waiting. We could have left him for later.

    No we should have invaded Saudi. It would have been a walkover. Yes they have all these lovely shiney planes etc that we have sold them, but do they know how to use them? I doubt it.

    It’s the Saudis exporting their Wahhabism and backing it with cash and materials which is one of our major threats.

    And what could Bin laden say if we took out the Royal Family? He’s been calling for their deaths for years.

    And they’ve got loads more oil!

    Good link Sam, been thinking along the same lines myself. Climategate files stolen and suspect therefore suppressed, Wikileaks files stolen and instantly sanctified in the name of public interest and free speech. Makes ya want to shit doesn’t it?

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