Thursday, 30 May 2013
Thursday, 2 May 2013
Monday, 29 April 2013
Sunday, 21 April 2013
No sooner had the dust quite literally settled on the tragic Boston marathon bombing, than the conspiracy lunatics were out in force.
It seems as if their absurd “9-11 missiles hit the Pentagon” fantasies and the equally insane “Sandy Hook shootings didn’t happen” stories weren’t crazy enough. Now people are sending me bullshit about mysterious “contractors” dressed in “uniforms” at the scene, all carrying black backpacks.
Some loon posting on the site “Global Research” (whatever that is) has posted a long diatribe about the “contractors” seen at the Boston marathon. “Who were they? What were they and the FBI doing” the crackpot writes.
One of the pictures they are using is below, showing the “contractors” allegedly moving about the area.
This–and something apparently put out by Alex Jones’s Infowars (thankfully I haven’t seen it and don’t want to) has sparked off the conspiracy nuts. I have now even seen someone saying that the “amputations” suffered by victims of the blast were fake as well, and that the Chechan brothers involved in the Boston manhunt were somehow set up or were “false flag operations.”
I can cry when I read this drivel. What the hell is wrong with people that they must believe—and circulate—this drivel?
A child of ten with Google could have told them who the mysterious “contractors” are—they are National Guard Civil SupportTeams (CSTs) who are at almost EVERY big public event. Each U.S. state and territory has at least one of the specially trained National Guard response teams.
Members of the New York CST team were in fact dispatched to Boston on the Friday before the event, and were scheduled to be in place at the Marathon on the Monday.
Here is a picture of the CST team, taken shortly after the blasts at the Boston marathon finish line, in which their identification is clearly visible.
Why was the FBI present so quickly on the scene? Why, because the event was in midtown Boston, and the FBI offices (Center Plaza, Boston, 02108) is literally 8 minutes away from the road where the bombing took place. You expect them not to come?
As to the claims that the “amputations were fake” and that the whole thing was a “false flag” operation—it’s just too pathetic to even reply to.
As the New Observer so succinctly put it: the real reason why the Muslim world is pissed at the US is because it correctly perceives America as doing Israel’s dirty work for it in the Middle East, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan. This in turn allows Islamists to incite extremists to attack America and Americans to “take revenge” on the infidels.
How much more simple can it be? Or is the simple truth too straight forward for the conspiracy cranks to bear?
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Saturday, 6 April 2013
Well who would have thought it, my major book, March of the Titans, is now into its tenth printing. And there is even more exciting news coming later this year, which I am dying to tell readers about but which will have to wait until it happens. But it is going to be great.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
My favourite statue from the British Museum: a statue from the town of Tell Asmos, Sumeria, circa 2,500 BC. A masterpiece which is just pregnant with meaning, for those who have the ability to understand it, that is.
Sunday, 17 March 2013
What must be the world’s oldest sundial, dating back to the 13th Century BC—has been unearthed during recent excavations in Egypt, an archaeological team from the University of Basel, Switzerland, has announced.
While excavating stone huts apparently used to house workers building tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the Swiss team under the direction of Prof. Susanne Bickel found a flattened piece of limestone on which a semicircle had been drawn.
The semicircle is divided into twelve sections of about 15 degrees each. A dent in the middle of the approximately 16 centimeter long horizontal baseline served to insert a wooden or metal bolt that would cast a shadow to show the hours of the day.
Small dots in the middle of each section were used for even more detailed time measuring.
The sophisticated design allowed laborers to determine their exact working hours, and serves as yet another indication of how advanced the ancient Egyptian civilization was—particularly in relation to its neighbors.
The most prominent pharaohs of the 13th Century Nineteenth dynasty in Egypt was Set I and his son, the red-haired Ramses II.