Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Terror threats closes Danish embassies

The Danish embassies in Afghanistan and Algeria has been closed and business are now taking place at undisclosed secure houses in Kabul and Algiers, according to Copenhagen Post:
National intelligence agency PET heightened the security level for Denmark and Danes abroad a couple of weeks ago and say the current threats against the embassies are due to the reprinting of the Mohammed cartoons in February.

Denmark's embassy in Jordan is still in operation, despite an in absentia court case going on in the country against several members of the Danish media for blasphemy over the printing of the drawings.

Regarding that last passage: One of the media-members facing charges for blasphemy in Jordan is the DhimmiEditor-in-Chief, Tøger Seidenfaden, from the leftist daily Politiken, a man who is constantly on TV as an apologist for Islam and a strong condemner of the MoToons.

I won't protest too strongly if they extradite him! :-)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Malpractice of wounded soldier

This is gross: A Danish soldier is badly wounded in Afghanistan and when he's shipped home he gets totally neglected by staff in the Danish national hospital.

From Jyllands-Posten (link in Danish, my translation):
A Danish soldier lay eight hours in terrible pain without receiving any treatment.

He was badly wounded in Afghanistan when his platoon fell into an ambush that left one soldier dead and two others wounded. One of these was "Skjold" [meaning shield] who lost his leg and fractured the other as well as an arm. He also suffered severe injuries in the face.

He was shipped home and was admitted to what is supposed to be the best hospital in Denmark. Yeah, right:
The soldier had to wait in agony for eight long hours before a large shot of morphine finally relieved him from the pain.

"I couldn't move without screaming. That night was pure Hell," says Skjold.

At his side is his buddy, "Rolf."
[names are pseudonyms ed.] He has been following his friend's ordeal since Skjold came home on April 2.

According to Rolf, Skjold only received 2.5 milligram of morphine when he arrived at the hospital, not nearly enough and only one sixth of the dose he was given on the flight home. The bandages weren't changed for more than eight hours.
When it finally happened it stank like an abattoir.

"The dressings were soaked with fluids and the stench of rotten blood filled the room," says Rolf, who himself is an army medic.

Skjold have had his bandages changed five time, and every time he has to be under full anesthesia because of the pain. This requires him to be fasting for five hours before the procedure, but screw-ups and red tape in the hospital have left him starving and thirsting for as long as 20 hours.

This is bloody unacceptable! Every wounded soldier should get VIP-treatment. You know, the kind that the General Director of the hospital would get. Except of course, he would probably go to the US or Switzerland or Kazakhstan or wherever for treatment if he had any sense.

Don't let anyone fool you about socialized health care.

And to add insult to injury, the nurses are going on strike on Wednesday. Good luck, Skjold. You're gonna need it!


In other Afghan-related news (and this is a little more uplifting) the Danish soldiers have just told the politicians in not so many words:

Shut the f*ck up and let us do our job!

following a debate in parliament about en exit date for the troops.
Again from Jyllands-Posten:
"We will stay in Afghanistan until our mission is completed, and the politicians should not discuss what year we will be pulled out," says the commander of the Royal Lifeguard regiment, Colonel Lasse Harkjær.
The discussion about an exit date began last week, when the center-left party "Radikale Venstre" suggested that the troops be pulled out by 2012. That idea received a lot of flak from most of the other parties and - as it is apparent - also from the grunts on the ground.

Way to go, boys!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

G*dd*m spammers!

Well, I tried to make commenting in this place as easy as possible, but now the spammers have found this modest site. And not only spam, but also malware has found its way to the comment field.

So I've no choice but to turn on word verification as well as blocking anonymous comments. I know it's a bore, but it has to be done.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

I have lived in your future - and it didn't work!

From the bio at Youtube:
Vladimir Bukovsky spent many years in Russian labour camps and psychiatric prisons for defending human rights. He came to Britain in 1976. He lectures and writes on the old Soviet system and the EU.

(Thanks to Yorkshireminer for the heads up.)

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Sorry! So sorry! OMG we're so sorry...

...for hurting the feelings of Muslims all over the world:


Here's an appropriate response from the next generation of Europeans to the eternal Muslim self pity: