by Pastor Nigel Owens, who was at that time Chairman of the Northern Ireland Branch of the Springbok Club



[1] THE WORLD GENERALLY:  (a) Thanks in large part to the Empire, English is still the world's most understood language.  Like the world's time zones, it is yet another positive, lasting legacy of Empire.  (b) Cuba is weakening.  (c) Libya is weakening.  (d) Support for the Empire is still strong in Sierra Leone. (e) Evangelicals in the Anglican Communion, especially its African provinces are taking a very strong stand indeed against homosexuality and the activities of Rowan Williams, the 'Tony Blair appointed' Archbishop of Canterbury. Williams describes himself as "a hairy lefty", which just about says it all. 



(a) The excellent celebrations surrounding the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.  (b) The massive groundswell of popular support throughout the UK for Tony Martin and the principles which he has come to embody.  (c) The growing success of the 'Campaign Against Political Correctness', including the securing of columns in 'Freedom Today' (journal of the 'Freedom Association') and appearances on daytime television programs.  The think tank 'Civitas' has also produced a brilliant, compelling and very popular rebuttal of political correctness entitled 'The Retreat of Reason' (written by Anthony Browne, a journalist with The Times).  (d) The Conservative Party seems to be enjoying something of a revival at the moment.  (e) Under the leadership of David Cameron, the Conservative Party has finally withdrawn from the federalist 'European Peoples Party / EPP' group in the European Parliament.  This comes as an answer to the prayers of many staunch conservative throughout the length and breadth of the country.  (f) The convincing rout of Kenneth Clarke and Malcolm Rifkind in the Conservative leadership contest.  (g) Ted Heath and Tony Banks are no longer present in the House of Commons.  (h) Philip Davies MP (one of the new Conservative intake from the 2005 general election) is clearly a very welcome young man who has served to gladden our hearts.  In his maiden speech, he demonstrated himself as a strong friend of unionism, praising Dr Ian Paisley as "a great parliamentarian of our time" and saying "it is an honour to speak in the same debate".  He then went on to condemn political correctness.  He has since gone on to call for Britain's withdrawal from the EU and abolition of the 'Council for Racial Equality'.  Mr Davies clearly represents the bright, fresh, young future of the Conservative Party, I hope that his wise words will be heeded and I confidently expect him to transform Shipley into a safe Tory seat at the next general election.  (i) The return of William Hague MP to the Shadow Cabinet.  (j) Brown, as the next leader of a bitterly divided Labour party, should be easily beaten at the ballot box by David Cameron come the next general election.  If the economy goes belly up at all (many believe that it will), Brown will get the blame (regardless of what position he is holding at the time); and, if Brown endorses the euro (as many believe he will), he will be even more unpopular.  In the meantime, Tony Blair's position continues to be slowly eroded from within.  (k) Alastair Campbell, the former soft porn magazine writer who went on to become Tony Blair's formidable spin doctor, has stepped down.  Shortly after doing so, he vented his full hatred for the Daily Mail, a brilliant newspaper championing the cause of freedom in Britain today, which will thankfully continue to make waves and influence people long after the name of Alastair Campbell has been forgotten.  Having said that, the next general election will be much easier for conservatives now that he is out of the picture, and, it gets even better because further help will be at hand - John Prescott will still be sticking around, as one of Labour's big hitters (in more ways than one), he will be in the front line - hopefully he will be as successful as he was in the 'North East Referendum'.  (l) Even judges are beginning to call upon Britain to toughen up its asylum policy.  Very few public figures (not even those who believe it) are going around claiming that what Britain needs is more chaotic immigration/asylum policies.  (m) Events in the 'Celebrity Big Brother House', with the normally very adept, canny 'Respect' MP George Galloway utterly humiliating himself and showing his true character.  His antics merely served to confirm, vindicate and widely publicise our analysis of him.  This is the man who described the fall of the Soviet Union as "the worst day of my life" and, after saluting Saddam Hussein's "courage" and "indefatigability', said to him (in Arabic), "until victory! until Jerusalem!" (quoted by Nick Cohen in 'The Observer', 15.01.06).  Many of the conservative Muslims in Bethnal Green who gave him their vote were shocked and outraged by his behaviour in the Big Brother House.  The “respect” and credibility which he enjoyed in their eyes seems to have quickly faded away.  It is interesting to note that, just after he left the Big Brother House, Galloway seemed to intimate that he would not be standing again to represent Bethnal Green in parliament.  Was this because he knew that he could no longer charm its voters sufficiently enough to win?  That certainly may be the case when you consider the fact that the 'Socialist Workers Party' (which many believe runs the Respect Party) is clearly panicking, admitting in a recent communiqué that "it would be foolish to pretend that the issue (of Galloway's recent behaviour) will not cause us some damage".  The Respect Party's carefully constructed alliance between the Trotskyite far left and the Islamic far right now seems be unravelling and will, in time, gradually disintegrate into its own richly deserved inevitable failure.  A House of Commons without George Galloway and his ilk will be an infinitely better place.  (n) Tony Blair has on various occasions, within recent memory, concurred with our analysis of effect of the 1960s and political correctness.  (o) The government's notorious 'Religious Hatred' Bill (which saw Tony Blair join forces with George Galloway) was, by the grace of God, miraculously defeated in the House of Commons and the House of Lords.  Rev William McCrea (DUP MP for South Antrim) broke the news to a jubilant crowd (numbering in the 100s and mostly from an Afro-Caribbean background) praying and singing outside parliament, he then went on to lead them in the singing of 'Amazing Grace'.  Labour whips were speechless and couldn't rationally explain away the defeat.  (p) Support for the monarchy remains strong and, some would say, is growing.  The 'Dianna effect' is now finally beginning to dip, this was especially seen in the public's relatively supportive reaction (whether right or wrong) to the marriage of Prince Charles to Camilla Parker-Bowles.  Prince Philip is also enjoying some good publicity for a change in view of BBC Radio 4's recent decision to make a very positive documentary on his role in the Second World War, during which he saved a man's life.  The man is actually still alive and was reunited with Prince Philip during the making the production.  (q) The Liberal Democrats are in disarray.  Their recent leadership contest, one could say timed perfectly to show up all of their internal splits and divisions just before the Spring elections, was a complete debacle.  Their popular image as 'the nice party' who 'are not like other politicians' is now gone forever thanks to the way they got rid of Charles Kennedy.  One Lib Dem MP even spelt it out and said, 'we are a political party, not a charity'.  This must have come as something of a shock to many of their most passionate supporters, who just could not conceive of the Lib Dems being ruthless to anyone.  In a sense, they were in a lose/lose situation after he 'came out' about his drink problems; keep Charles as leader and your party is seen as a liability, mercilessly get rid of him and your party is seen as a pack of heartless Pharisees.  As one person said to a senior Liberal Democrat on Radio 4, "Charles accomplished more drunk, than the rest of you did sober", maybe there is something in that.  For all our past opposition to Charles Kennedy, we must at least pay tribute to the wonderful way in which he swiftly and decisively dealt with Jenny Tongue MP after her pro-Palestinian remarks about suicide bombers.  Interestingly enough, she was one of the earliest Lib Dems to call for the wounded leader's removal.  The party's leader in the Lords, as well as leadership contenders Mark Oaten and Simon Hughes, have all subsequently had less than helpful, embarrassing revelations come out about them.  In recent months therefore, the Lib Dems seem to have opened nothing less than their own Pandora's Box.  Their passion for scoring own goals seems to know no limits.  All they need now is for John Prescott to join the party and they'll be absolutely sunk.  Their recent by-election victory in 'Dunfermline & Fife' can easily be explained away as nothing more than a protest vote.  (r) Whilst we have no time whatsoever for Nick Griffin, Mark Collett, the BNP or their views, we do however believe in freedom of thought, speech and expression.  It is for this reason that we welcome their recent legal victories.  Living in a free, democratic country means that everyone has the right, not only to be right, but to be wrong as well; not only to offend, but to be offended.  Regardless of how much one may disagree with their views, they are still entitled to the same rights as everyone else.  (s)
Britain's loyal, patriotic Sikh community showed their worth once again in joining and supporting the various Christian protests against 'Gerry Springer the Opera'.  (t) The mythical, self-proclaimed 'credibility' of the BBC has been significantly damaged in recent years.  They have been forced to make some very less than positive admissions about themselves and their enemies have gained quite a few important scalps.  (u) Dr Ian Paisley has been appointed to the queen's 'Privy Council' and the DUP has been given 3 positions in the House of Lords.  (v) Peter Tatchell, the hard left homosexual activist who conducted such a wonderful campaign against Robert Mugabe, weighed in on the side of freedom when street preacher Harry Hammond and Sir Iqbal Sacranie of the 'Muslim Council of Britain' were unjustly persecuted by 'political correctness ridden' police forces.  Tatchell maintained that everyone (unless they incited murder or violence) had the right to express their views about homosexuality without fear of prosecution or harassment from the police.  (x) Recent attempts in parliament to attack the 'Act of Settlement' have been sunk, thanks in no small part to the efforts of Dr Ian Paisley MP and Ann Widdecombe MP.  (y) The idea of a 'British Day'.  It is just a shame that this idea is being floated by a Labour government and not a Conservative one.  No doubt Labour is doing this for a reason however, therefore the potential for it to be ruined, or have a distinctively 'un-British' feel to it, is quite high.  (z) The British authorities have finally moved against Abu Hamza, prosecuted him and told him to 'sling his hook'. 



(a) The Conservatives were the largest party in England (by around 60,000 votes) at the last general election in terms of the popular vote.  When you add to this the votes of parties like UKIP and Veritas (who deprived the Conservatives of gaining many extra winnable seats), the future looks very bright indeed.  (b) The wonderful victory against EU regionalisation at the 'North East Referendum'.  (c) London's successful Olympics bid and the subsequent explosion of patriotic sentiment.  (d)  The wonderful English victory at 'The Ashes' and the resultant explosion of patriotic sentiment connected thereto.  It was especially lovely to see the crowds in a packed Trafalgar Square covered with English flags and singing 'Jerusalem' and 'Rule Britannia'. 

The Principality of Wales (England)

(a) The Conservative Party and UKIP have made some really excellent strides forward in Wales.  (b) Plaid Cymru (a minor left wing party which wants independence for Wales) lost what little relevance it did have when, in 2005 at the General Election, they slumped to a 13 year low - losing one of their MPs to the Lib Dems (now they only have two MPs in Westminster).  They fell from 17 to 12 seats in the 2003 Welsh Assembly Elections and lost one of their MEPs in the 2004 European Elections when their support dived by 12.2% (they only have one MEP left now, Jill Evans, and her vote is beginning to look quite shaky as well).  They have also recently lost control of two local councils, thus compounding their blues. 


(a) Devolution has been shown to be a disastrous waste of money, the behaviour and ideas of some within the Scots parliament have shown it to be nothing more than a complete joke.  The final cost of the new parliament building itself, perfectly illustrates the incompetence, failure and wastage of taxpayers money inherent within Labour / SNP / Lib Dem socialism and de facto republicanism.  (b) The 'West Lothian Question' remains a serious challenge that easily exposes the 'democratic immorality' of devolution; i.e. Scottish politicians  being able to reject what they deem as bad legislation for Scotland, yet vote in the Westminster Parliament to enforce that self same legislation upon the people of England.  Unfortunately, this has also had the effect of giving rise to a popular demand for 'English Devolution' and an 'English Parliament', some even going so far as to call for 'English
Independence'.  Whilst this is understandable, it does not bode well for the long term future of British unionism or pan-British patriotism.  (c) UKIP and the Conservative Party are now enjoying some real growth in Scotland and the recent 'rise' of the SNP (due to their reappointment of the charismatic MP Alex Salmond as party leader) will soon inevitably ground to a halt.  (d) Spirited opposition to the recent 'Civil Partnerships' legislation, especially in the Hebrides

Northern Ireland

(a) Unionists, while not having a complete veto over government policy on
Northern Ireland, do at least have more of a veto than they used to.  (b)  The government's withdrawal of its 'On the Runs' legislation (unfortunately this was done in order to placate the feelings of IRA terrorists, not those of their victims - which the government and 'Troops Out' activist Peter Hain clearly don't give a toss about).  The actual parliamentary debate on the issue itself saw some of the best speeches delivered in the Commons in recent years, particularly regarding the contributions of Rev William McCrea MP, Iris Robinson MP and Lempit Opik MP.  (c) Sinn Fein / IRA have been kept out of government by a unionist party which firstly, is not afraid to say 'no' and secondly, is not taken in by the latest IRA statement (including Adam's claim that "the war is over") or the recent decommissioning stunt (including the word of the two 'impartial' IRA appointed, pro-agreement witnesses).  Events on the ground and the contents of various police and IMC reports delivered since then certainly seem to have vindicated the DUP's rather sceptical view of the whole affair.  David Trimble and his pro-agreement conies however, would have readily swallowed the bait and easily settled for a lot less.  Whilst there is no doubt that the IRA certainly did decommission some of their weapons recently (thanks to the presence of a much stronger unionist opposition to them), that clearly is nowhere near enough and still not acceptable.  (d) Thanks to the efforts of Dr Paisley, the old 'Ulster Special Constabulary' association, the IMC and Mr William Frazer of the victims group 'FAIR'; the credibility and integrity of the decommissioning witnesses (and those pro-agreement 'unionists' like Lady Sylvia Hermon MP and Danny Kennedy MLA who defended them) has been ably, publicly and incontrovertibly demolished.  (e) The sweeping victory of anti-agreement unionist candidates in the 2005 General Election.  This saw the election of 9 DUP members of parliament, especially glorious was the result in Upper Bann where David Trimble lost his seat to David Simpson.  Pro-agreement unionism is effectively dead and buried.  (f) Anti-agreement unionism looks set to win North Down, South Belfast and Fermanagh & South Tyrone at the next General Election.  (g) There is a very real possibility of a hung parliament after the next general election, with the DUP holding the balance of power.  (h)  Our analysis of the continuing links between Sinn Fein / IRA and the ANC has been confirmed over the last 12 months with senior ANC figures addressing local republican rallies and events.  (i)  The annual 'Belfast Pride' parade was subject to some very stringent restrictions indeed after a series of successful representations to the 'Parades Commission' by local Christians.  The number of people taking part in the parade was quite small.  (j) Sean Garland, leader of the pro-North Korean 'Workers Party of Ireland', is being extradited to the US.  Good riddance to bad rubbish. 



(a) Angela Merkel has led Germany's conservative CDU to victory in the recent general elections.  (b)  Convincing referendum victories over the proposed EU Constitution in various countries.  (c)  The exceptionally impressive performance of British MEPs like Roger Helmer, Daniel Hannan, James Allister, Gerard Batten, Nigel Farage, Godfrey Bloom and Roger Knapman.  (d)  Some of the incredibly amusing speeches and antics on the floor of the European Parliament by Veritas leader Robert Kilroy-Silk.  (e) Ruth Lea and Rodney Leach (two of Britain's greatest economic minds and conservative thinkers) have now indicated that they are in favour of a British withdrawal from the EU.  (f) Some commentators believe that David Cameron will secure the enduring loyalty of the Conservative Party's eurosceptics and right wingers by offering them a very tempting deal on Europe, namely that we present our European 'partners' with an ultimatum - either we get a full and satisfactory renegotiation of our relationship with the EU, or, we withdraw.  This dovetails perfectly with what UKIP MEP Nigel Farage recently reported to a meeting in London - namely that contingency plans are already being drawn up in Brussels to cope with a full British withdrawal from the EU.  (g) Queen Margrethe of Denmark recently made some remarks about Islam which many people perceive to be extremely pertinent and a dose of good old common sense.  However, regardless of whether she was right or wrong, it is at least heartening to see someone in Europe who is still able to enjoy freedom of speech, even if it does offend Islam.  She called upon the Danes to "show our opposition to Islam" and went on to say, "It is a challenge we have to take seriously, we have let this issues float about for too long because we are tolerant and lazy".  (h) Whilst it can certainly be argued that the recent publication of cartoons depicting Muhammad in various European and Jordanian newspapers was unnecessary, it nonetheless threw up a whole lot of interesting things.  It served to let the wider public see once again the true face of so many Muslims who just cannot cope with the whole concept of freedom of speech and expression.  Hysterical protests, acts of violence, death threats to westerners and attacks on foreign embassies could not be contained and spread round the world like wildfire - all the while, 'moderate' Muslims stood by, red faced, continuing their claims that true Islam is really a religion of peace that respects individual freedom.  Furthermore, it was revealed on BBC Radio 4 (1.30pm to 2pm on 09.02.06) that various Danish Muslims had travelled abroad to 'brief' foreign Muslims leaders on the situation by showing them the cartoons in question; however it now turns out that they also included three extra, more offensive, cartoons as well - which were not even published in the first place (depicting Muhammad as a bestialist and a paedophile).  One Danish Muslim even appeared on the Arabic television station Al-Jazeera claiming that the Danes were burning mosques, destroying copies of the Koran and persecuting Muslims!  It was good however to see so many left wing and liberal European newspapers and journalists actually standing up for real freedom for a change, rather than just the kind of 'freedom' they normally promote, i.e. your 'freedom' to agree with their latest politically correct consensus on any given subject.  It exposed the true agenda of New Labour (in the person of Jack Straw), the EU Commission (in the person of Peter Mandelson) and the usual collection of 'the great and the good', who condemned the cartoons as inflammatory and urged that no more newspapers should publish them - yet were either strangely silent when the BBC decided to broadcast 'Jerry Springer the Opera' (which insulted Jesus Christ), or, brazenly defended it as a necessary triumph against religious censorship, intolerance and bigotry.  So there we have it all over again, it is wrong to insult Muhammad, but right (and even necessary) to insult Jesus.  After all - Labour, the Liberal Democrats and their cronies do rely rather heavily upon the votes of millions of British Muslims, especially in marginal constituencies, don't they?  It's just a thought.  The 'Independent' newspaper showed a distinct lack of 'independence' in its dithering over whether or not to publish the cartoons due to the fact that they (thanks to their opposition to George Bush and the Iraq War) have a large Muslim readership who no doubt bring in lots of money to, what many people see as, a failing, activist newspaper.  The 'Guardian' and the 'Mirror', normally so fearless in the face what they see as religious intolerance, censorship and extremism (especially when evangelical Christians are concerned), seemed oddly reluctant to throw down the gauntlet on this occasion.  It's just a thought, but no doubt conclusions will be drawn, especially in light of the fact that, if you offend them, there are some Muslim extremists who won't just send the editor a letter of complaint, sometimes they have been known to send other things as well.  British Muslims have held a number of protest marches in London, some of which have been better choreographed than others.  On one such march, there were calls for all those who insulted Muhammad to be killed, there were calls to 'bomb Britain' (remember the 7th July 2005!) , and, just to make a point, one demonstrator (a convicted drug dealer according to AOL News 07.02.06) decided to dress up as a suicide bomber.  This was all clearly incitement to murder, and therefore constituted a breach of existing law, yet there were no arrests and no prosecutions.  The ultra pc 'London Metropolitan Police Force', normally so eager to please on occasions when offence rears its ugly head, were strangely found wanting.  You can rest assured however, that if anyone else had marched through London demanding the death of Muslims, then the Met and the CPS would have had a field day.  The march wouldn't have got too far and there would have been 'on the spot' arrests a plenty!  It is also interesting to note that the Vatican (hardly a natural champion of concepts like free speech and a free press) saw fit to weigh on the side of Islam - no doubt all sorts of interesting conclusions will be drawn from that.  Pope Benedict may even find himself with a bit of egg on his face in that some of the more irreverent and less deferential amongst his opponents in the press may be tempted to point out, that whilst their actions may have caused offence to those with whom they disagreed, at least they didn't cause death (unlike the past actions of a certain Italian based European institution).  One final thought for us to ponder - over recent months, many Muslims have said repeatedly through the media that true Islam opposes both, making pictures of Muhammad, and, making videos of westerners being beheaded.  We have seen many Muslim demonstrations across the world against the former, how many have we seen against the latter?  (i) France continues to confirm our already low opinion of it in its inadequate support for the USA and the allied action in Afghanistan.




(a) Euro-scepticism continues to grow and flourish in Latvia, Turkey and Poland.  It now looks increasingly unlikely that Turkey will ever be able to get into the EU (a growing number within both Turkey and the EU are not overly enthusiastic about the prospect).  (b) The pro Russian premier of Ukraine has been replaced with someone who (according to Dr Paisley's magazine 'The Revivalist') is a Christian.  This will prove to be a setback for the plans of Vladimir Putin for local hegemony. 



(a) The resolve of the people of Gibraltar remains rock solid.  By their determination and strident action, they wrecked the Labour government's plans to sell them out to Spain.  (b) Excellent celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. 



(a) The resolve of the people of the Falklands remains rock solid.  (b) They continue to enjoy what many observers believe to be the highest standard of living and quality of life on both American continents (with the probable exception of the USA).  (c) Massive oil and gas reserves which, if fully exploited, can bring untold wealth to both Britain and the Falklands


(a) The continuing strength of the strongly anti-communist 'Democratic Party'. 



(a) The recent victory in Canada of a strong, revitalised, right-wing, pro-freedom, pro-US, Atlanticist, Conservative Party (which only a few years ago had almost vanished from the Canadian House of Commons).  The long night of the previous left wing, very repressive, anti-freedom, politically correct government is now finally at an end.  (b)  The soaring popularity of Canada's revitalised Conservative Party with university students.  (c)  What scientists are calling 'one of the world's top ten biggest oil reserves' has been discovered in the province of Alberta.  This oil is now beginning to be exploited and extracted - just in time for the incoming victorious Conservative Party government to enjoy its bounty.  In addition to its newly discovered massive coal deposits, this will ensure that Canada will be strong, confident, more prosperous and much less dependent tan before on Middle Eastern oil.  (d) Quebec Separatists are downcast after their latest referendum defeat. 



(a) Fourth General Election victory of conservative Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, a man of strong monarchist and immigration / asylum credentials.  (b) There have been some very encouraging victories in the various referendums held throughout Australia on the issue of the British monarchy.  There also continues to be strong popular support in Australia to keep the Australian flag in its present format and not to change it by, among other things, removing the Union Flag from its top left hand corner.  (c) Popular resolve against both militant Islam and uncontrolled immigration / asylum policies holds strong. 



(a) New Zealand's Conservative Party (the 'National Party'), which is the main party of opposition, continues to go from strength to strength.  They have just recently created a brand new position - 'Political Correctness Eradication Spokesman'.  This is going down a real treat with the voters, many of whom are sick and tired of long years of repressive misrule at the hands of Helen Clark's Labour Party.  The left wing vote in New Zealand is currently very fragile, badly fractured and beginning to unravel.  There is therefore a good possibility that the National Party, possibly with the help of 'Christian Heritage New Zealand' and other minor parties, will be victorious at the next general election. 



(a) Our analysis of the situation in Rhodesia continues to be confirmed by events as they unfold and is increasingly being heeded.  (b) Opposition to Robert Mugabe is continuing to grow.  In line with Springbok Club policy, many Conservative MPs have called for military intervention.  The Daily Telegraph has given what can only be described as brilliant support to the work of Mr Denis Walker's 'Rhodesia Christian Fellowship' who seek to expose the full horror of what is really going on in that once great nation. 



(a) Our analysis of the situation in South Africa continues to be confirmed stronger and stronger each year by events as they unfold on the ground.  The world cannot afford to turn a blind eye and ignore our analysis forever.  (b) An opinion poll shows that a majority of South African blacks believed they were better off before the ANC came to power than they are now (Sunday Telegraph, 22.12.02).  (c) A close relation to Mbeki (the current South African ANC president) said the same thing.  (d) Helen Suzman (a veteran opponent of apartheid and for years, the only PFP MP in the South African parliament) has lashed out at the failures of the ANC government. 



(a) Pat Robertson's recent controversial outburst on American Christian Television has rather conveniently served to focus popular attention on the situation in Venezuela



(a) The increasing success of 'World Holocaust Memorial Day'.  Unfortunately, the role of Muslims who supported Hitler, like the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, was downplayed by some official exhibits in the US - some would say that this was down to political correctness and a desire not to offend Islam.  Interestingly enough, the 'Muslim Council of Britain' has once again voted to continue its boycott of 'Holocaust Memorial Day'.  No doubt conclusions will be drawn.  (b) The succession of Benjamin Netanyahu, an eminently honourable and able man, to the leadership of Likud (Israel's Conservative Party).  In view of; the widely demonstrated fact that Israel has gained nothing from the Gaza pullout, the Hamas general election victory and the public claims from their leaders that electoral victory has changed nothing, the atmosphere is just right for Netanyahu to put his case and show that his analysis of the situation has been proven right all along.  (c) Arafat is no longer on the scene. 



(a) British and American troops continue to do a good job.  The war is being steadily won and we need to have the grit, guts and sacrifice to support our troops and stick at it until the job is done, regardless of the cost. 

[16] IRAN


(a) War with Iran is quickly becoming inevitable, and once it comes, Iran will fall.  (b) In one poll conducted in America, over 57% of those questioned were in favour of a war with Iran

[17] SYRIA


(a) War with Syria is slowly becoming inevitable, and once it comes, Syria will fall.  (b) Syrian has been forced to withdraw from the Lebanon

[18] THE  UN


(a) The UN is significantly weakened due to its deep divisions and widely exposed corruption / scandals.  (b) It is also weakened by President Bush's appointment of John Bolton as America's envoy to the UN.  Bolton, a strong Conservative, has a long history of combative criticism of the UNO and is considered to be a leading hawk on matters like Iran, Iraq and North Korea.  He is believed to want to clip the UN back in a whole lot of areas.  (c) It is then further weakened by the groundswell of popular support in the USA for that nation's immediate withdrawal from the UN (the UN has been very unpopular with the American public for some time now).  Many leading politicians are therefore calling for withdrawal on the floor of the US Congress, including Rep Ron Paul (R-Texas) and Rep Roscoe Bartlett (R-Mid).  The state of Utah's 'Government Operations Committee' recently passed Rep Don Bush's proposal (to urge the US to withdraw from the UN) by a majority of 9 to 2.  President Bush himself, whilst making the bad decision of re-entering UNESCO and allocating it $60 million, has rescinded the signature of Bill Clinton from the 'International Criminal Court' document and pulled out of the Kyoto Protocol. 

[19] THE  USA


(a) Many US states have passed laws banning same sex marriage.  (b)  In one poll, over 57% of Americans indicated that they were in favour of a war against Iran.  (c) The 'United American Committee' has organised a whole series of large, highly successful public rallies against 'Islamo-fascism and Anti-Semitism'.  (d) Good possibility of the appointment of pro-life justices to the American Supreme Court in such numbers that it will be swung in the favour of conservatism for at least a generation.  (e) Events in the New Orleans superdome (following the hurricane) served to prove what many of us suspected for a long time was the case about the situation in question.


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