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Friday, May 05, 2006

END OF AN OLD SONG

This came in yesterday from the scottish Lib Dems
Dear Mr Craig
I am writing to you to inform you that in a postal ballot of all members of the Executive of the Scottish liberal Democrats, the Executive voted by the required 2/3rds majority to expel you from membership of the party.

I understand from a recent email that you will not be contesting this decision. However I do have to inform you that under the terms of the constitution you may appeal to the Appeals Tribunal by writing to the President: Malcolm Bruce MP, House of Commons, Westminster, London SWiA 0AA
The email in question said that because the March conference had not merely voted not to replace or current nuclear reactors but insisted on their lives not being extended, which means Hunterston is to close in 2012 despite there being no possibility of there being sufficient capacity to replace it by the which will lead to blackouts & deaths, which I could not support or ignore I would not appeal my expulsion.

An article on that is 1st article here

Oh well. Of course the decision was really taken at least 5 months ago. At no time have the party disputed that I stand for the liberalism of the people who invented the word, that what I said about the word Liberalism having been jacked up & an entirely different vehicle slipped underneath committed to Ludditism & state power both over us & internationally.

Party Liberalism in Scotland may now be buried but as a principle it is alive, well & the fastest growing & freest countries in the world are adopting it.

"See what free men can do"
Burt Rutan, builder of Spaceship One & a natural liberal.

Comments:
The SLD oppose the extension of Hunterston's life past 2011 thus needlesly risking the lives of tens of thousands of elderly pensioners due to fuel poverty.

This commitment to causing mass deaths on the part of the SLD was noted in Neil Craig's article post "SLD commitment to Blackouts & Killing Pensioners" on Friday, March 31, 2006 (see http://a-place-to-stand.blogspot.com/2006_03_01_a-place-to-stand_archive.html )
where Neil noted:
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"If the closure of 2/3rds of our electricity is a precipice towards which much of Scotlands political class has been rushing the Lib Dems have just applied the accelerator. After 2011 we will have lost 1/4 of our electricity & wind, which supplies under 2% is completely irrelevant."

"This letter was sent to various newspapers around Scotland & published by Glasgow's West End News. I have also sent a letter to the Executive saying that I will not oppose my expulsion on the grounds that a party which, in the cause of ludditism, is willing to kill 10s of thousands of people no longer even has the potential to again become liberal (cc'd to MPs Msps etc). I have resisted the penny dropping but one can go only so far."
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Such a PC commitment to Ludditism causing needless mass deaths of the elderly from fuel poverty is hardly surprising considering what kind of other illiberal pro-Nazi views the Lib Dems support & defend (see below article post)

http://a-place-to-stand.blogspot.com/2006/02/ludicrous-claim-that-us-controled.html

So the Lib Dems opposed the BLiar's Iraq "War of Terror" with mass child killing atrocities, but supported the NATO pro-Nazi "Cowards' War" with mass child killing & raping & mass genocide atrocities by our KLA Nazi, child-sex slavery, drug trafficking allies. Bloody Lib Dems hypocrites. You had the nerve to expose all of these illiberal, murderous policies on your blog & in your letters to the UK press. No wonder you had to be expelled.

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An Open Letter sent on Tuesday February 21, 2006 to the Scottish Liberal Democrats' Executive in defense of Mr. Neil Craig of 'A Place to Stand' Website Blog:

Dear Messrs in the Scottish Liberal Democrats' Executive,

British historian, David Irving, has just been sentenced to a jail term of 3 years by an Austrian court for Holocaust denial.

But the Lib Dems' Brian Gallagher gets away with not only writing as an apologist for Holocaust denier, the late Franjo Tudjman & his neo-Ustasha [Croatian National Socialism] ethos [see http://128.121.186.47/ISSA/reports/Balkan/Genocide.htm and http://128.121.186.47/ISSA/reports/Balkan/Dec3192-2.htm ] where Mr. Tudjman claimed in his 1989 book "Wastelands of Historical Reality" [ http://www.srpska-mreza.com/Croatia/Tudjman.html ]
that: "Hitler's new European Order could be justified by the need to remove the Jews" & that the Holocaust was grossly "exaggerated" and that the WW2 Jewish death toll could be as low as 900 thousand; but Mr. Gallagher goes much further than that.

Mr. Gallagher has the brazen audacity to defend the hideously brutal Tudjman neo-Ustasha ethnic cleansing of 275 to 350 thousand Serbs from the Krajina province in "Operation Storm" in August 1995 as an operation that, according to Mr. Gallagher, "saved lives" [!!] and where he defends it by writing that it is simply "ludicrous" to call it "a war crime"! [?!]
See http://www.birn.eu.com/insight_17_7_eng.php

Is this what the Lib Dems Executive refers to as a "liberal" set of views on the part of Mr. Gallagher or would this be categorized as "illiberal"? I doubt that Mr. Gallagher would have been able to get away with such pro-Nazi views were it not for the Lib Dems Executive turning a blind eye & a deaf ear to his writings & interviews.


However what makes this behavior far worse than merely turning a blind eye is the fact that Mr. Gallagher gets to air his obscene views in the official Lib Dems party paper -the "Liberal Democrat News" -where he has written [with presumably the full approval and/or tacit support of the paper's editor] brazen,shameless lies on many occasions in support of Franjo Tudjman's, Agim Ceku's & Ante Gotovina's pogroms against the Serbs.

It gets worse: the official party paper of the Lib Dems is also allowed to act as a propaganda conduit for Mr. Gallagher, who acts as a paid propagandist for the Croatian HDZ [Croatian Democratic Union] government where Mr. Gallagher gets to staunchly defend its ethnic cleansing policies against the Serbs from May 1990 until today.

I never would have believed that the Lib Dems could support - in allowing Mr, Gallagher to use the official party paper for propaganda purposes - such truly illiberal views & policies of Balkan neo-Ustasha National Socialists & their despicable views on ethnic purity - views which are a throwback to the 1930's era & surely definitely out of place in modern [supposedly] "liberal democratic" Europe & the UK?

In these articles/letters in the Lib Dems official party organ, the "Liberal Democrat News", Mr. Gallagher engages in pure conspiracy theory - since he does NOT provide a shred of evidence - by telling us repeatedly that the UN and "many other Western nations" [like the UK for instance, which he actually mentions as one of the guilty parties] were fighting on the side of the Serbs! [??!!]

As an example, he claims that in the case of the old city of Dubrovnik in 1991, the Serbs were guilty of:

"...barbaric attacks on a defenceless city. Simply put, war crimes"

and he writes that this was allowed to happen because it was a case of: "...Serbian expansion effectively backed by certain Western nations."

http://members.madasafish.com/~opus/Croatia/Brian.Gallagher.210602.html

This is what Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, John Peter Maher, of the University of Chicago, Illinois, wrote back in July 1995 in a letter to the editor of the Chicago Tribune:

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" Dubrovnik's Old City, I saw with my own eyes on March 25, 1992, three months after the "destruction", and as attested by the eyewitness of journalists who went there during and after the fighting, is intact except for the Library of the Serb Orthodox Church. It was gutted by plastic explosives and incendiary materials by Croatian forces.

"Stories of Dubrovnik's destruction were/are spread by people, such as Mr. Slattery, who have never gone there, repeating a hoax that was meant to provoke an attack on the bad guy Serbs. The Croatian-paid PR firm Ruder Finn now claims that the Old City has been so successfully restored that this "might give credence to Serbian propaganda that it was never destroyed."
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http://www.balkan-archive.org.yu/kosta/pisma/l-commentOnThomasSlatteryArticle-210795-PeterMaher-ChicagoTribune.html
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Mr. Gallagher has also LIED brazenly through his teeth by saying that NO ethnic cleansing whatsoever took place during the Tudjman/Clinton/Gotovina/Ceku massive pogrom known as "Operation Storm" and that the Serbs cleansed themselves!!

In particular, Mr. Gallagher claims that Milosevic & RSK Krajina leader Milan Babic - were the ones who ordered the Serbs to leave the Krajina province AHEAD of time [i.e. before] "Operation Storm" actually commenced! [I suppose Mr. Gallagher would also imply that the Serbs ordered the Croatian Air Force & Army to strafe & bomb Serbian refugee columns and to throw heavy rocks - in cowardly gauntlet style - at columns of elderly men,women & children trying to escape the shelling of the Serbian Krajina capital, Knin, resulting in the deaths of thousands [some estimates are as high as 20,000 deaths].

Here is what US based commentator, Mary Mostert, wrote in her article "Clinton made 1995 Ethnic Cleansing in Krajina possible":
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After the fall of Krajina, Croatian chief of staff General Zvonimir Cervenko characterized Serbs as "medieval shepherds, troglodytes, destroyers of anything the culture of man has created."

During a triumphalist train journey through Croatia and Krajina, Tudjman spoke at each railway station. To great applause, he announced, "There can be no return to the past, to the times when [Serbs] were spreading cancer in the heart of Croatia, a cancer that was destroying the Croatian national being."

He then went on to speak of the "ignominious disappearance" of the Serbs from Krajina "so it is as if they have never lived here... They didn't even have time to take with them their filthy money or their filthy underwear!" American ambassador Peter Galbraith dismissed claims that Croatia had engaged in "ethnic cleansing," since he defined this term as something Serbs do"
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=MOS20050803&articleId=795
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Not only that, but Mr. Gallagher has also blatantly & shamelessly LIED that the Serbs "ran the show" in the former SFR Yugoslavia, but yet never bothers to explain how both Croatia & Slovenia were the wealthiest of the two republics in the former Yugoslavia while supposedly subject to Serbian "domination" & "oppression" [real conspiracy theorists like Mr. Gallagher are always short of displaying logic & rational thought processes]. To see how much Brian Gallagher is lying about this subject, see: http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~bip/docs/kosovo/media-jc-92.html


Mr.Yossef Bodansky, the Director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare of the US Congress House of Representatives, wrote in his book "Offensive in the Balkans" back in September 1995:
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"...Zagreb would not let Belgrade off the hook. When the growing use of Croatian Armed Forces in offensives against the Bosnian Serbs failed to incite the Yugoslav Armed Forces to intervene in the war, Zagreb created an implied threat to a vital interest of Yugoslavia: the strategic port and airport facilities in Tivat.

"Using the excuse of Serb artillery fire on Dubrovnik, itself provoked by Croatian shelling, Croatia concentrated large forces in the area in late August. Fully aware of Zagreb's real intentions, Belgrade warned that recent Croat military activities around Dubrovnik suggested that Croatia "might try to draw Yugoslavia into a war around the port of Dubrovnik".

"And although senior Yugoslav officers stressed that Belgrade was urging restraint even in the face of massive destruction wrought upon their Serbian brethren just across the border, it is clear in Belgrade that Zagreb was pushing for an escalation."
http://members.tripod.com/Balkania/resources/geostrategy/bodansky_offensive.html
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If you think that 67 year old David Irving should spend 3 years rotting away in an Austrian jail for Holocaust denial, but yet Mr. Gallagher can say with a straight face that a massive Nazi Style pogrom like "Operation Storm" can be justified on the grounds that it "saved lives", then David Irving could also justify saying that Hitler's launching of World War 2 & the war in the East for German "living space" [lebensraum]& the invasion of Czechoslovakia in order to "liberate" the Sudeten Germans was also a case of "saving lives".

For a sampling of Mr. Gallagher's
writings in the "Liberal Democrat News" & on various Croatian websites & newspapers on behalf of Franjo Tudjman's neo-Ustasha Croatian National Socialism ethos & ethnic cleansing policies against the Serbs, check out these links:

http://members.madasafish.com/~opus/Croatia/Brian.Gallagher.letters.html
http://members.madasafish.com/~opus/Croatia/Brian.Gallagher.241102.html
http://members.madasafish.com/~opus/Croatia/Brian.Gallagher.050805.html
http://members.madasafish.com/~opus/Croatia/Brian.Gallagher.301202.html
http://members.madasafish.com/~opus/Croatia/Brian.Gallagher.210602.html
http://members.madasafish.com/~opus/Croatia/Brian.Gallagher.210203.2.html
http://members.madasafish.com/~opus/Croatia/Brian.Gallagher.251002.html
http://members.madasafish.com/~opus/Croatia/Brian.Gallagher.030502.html
http://www.glas-slavonije.hr/trazi2.asp?ID=35287 [this article is in Serbo-Croatian]


For further refutation of Mr. Gallagher's lies & absurdities concerning Dubrovnik being destroyed by the Serbs & miraculously restored just three months later [except for the gutted Serbian Orthodox Church library] and for the neo-Ustasha Nazi ethnic cleansing policies of Franjo Tudjman, see also:

http://www.srpska-mreza.com/authors/Maher/Dubrovnik-voa.html

http://www.slobodan-milosevic.org/news/smorg071105.htm


http://www.textserver.com/textserver/demonstrations/jurist/search/search1.asp?name='JOHN_PETER%20MAHER'

http://www.balkan-archive.org.yu/kosta/pisma/l-commentOnThomasSlatteryArticle-210795-PeterMaher-ChicagoTribune.html

http://128.121.186.47/ISSA/reports/Balkan/Genocide.htm
http://128.121.186.47/ISSA/reports/Balkan/Dec3192-2.htm
http://128.121.186.47/ISSA/reports/Balkan/Jan3193.htm
http://128.121.186.47/ISSA/reports/Balkan/Feb2895.htm
http://128.121.186.47/ISSA/reports/Balkan/FebMar94.htm
http://emperor.vwh.net/articles/carr/carr.html
http://emperor.vwh.net/articles/szamuely/free.htm
http://emperors-clothes.com/sreb/branco-1.htm
http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~bip/docs/kosovo/media-jc-92.html

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If you are going to expel Mr. Neil Craig of Glasgow ,Scotland, for being too much of a classic liberal - for standing up for freedom,individual liberty,truth, justice,economic progress & prosperity - truly "liberal democratic" values, and yet you DON'T wish to expel somebody like Mr. Brian Gallagher - a shameless apologist & paid propagandist for Balkan Nazis like Franjo Tudjman who PUBLICLY - both in his speeches & writings - supported mass murderers like Adolf Hitler & Ante Pavelic, & openly threatened the Serbian population of Krajina with genocide & ethnic cleansing from as early as 1990, then from 1991 to 1995 when Mr. Tudjman actually carried out his threats through to fruition, then may I suggest you rename your party to the "Illiberal non-Democrats" or maybe simply the "Illiberal National Socialists".


Regards,


Peter Robert North.
 
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