Nasty Nasty Breeeetish

Or, as the BBC more prosaically put it yesterday, “Lethal landmine legacy from battle of El Alamein“; accompanied by a picture of two blokes, a flock of sheep, several buildings, some power lines with masts and a tree – and captioned “featureless”. So why the sudden interest 68 years down the line?

The battle of El Alamein was a turning point in World War II but the unexploded munitions it left behind continue to kill and maim the local population, as Christian Fraser reports from Egypt.

Right, that’ll be the time we saved all of Europe from the Germans, the Italians and their allies but let’s not worry about that small factoid because we’re about to find out who the real villain of the Second World War is.

…no country is prepared to accept responsibility for owning or laying the unexploded ordnance. Who then is to blame for the maiming of 11-year-old Mawa? 

You’ve found one *just one* person to feature in the story and it’s an injured 11 year old girl who likes football. Brilliant. Her father chips in:

“I used to have sheep but I had to sell them because the children refuse to go to the fields now because they’re too dangerous. 

You’ve had sheep in those fields for 68 years and only now there’s a problem? Could this article be leading somewhere? Enough! Someone must be responsible! Name names, BBC, we demand it!

“Psychologically and economically we have been badly affected. And we’ve had no compensation.” The detonator could have been of Italian or German origin but Abdulaziz blames the British. “It was their battle,” he said. “They brought the war to Egypt.” 

Yay! It’s our fault!Perhaps we could apologise and pay them some…

Now though, a group representing some 660 registered injured is compiling a formal dossier to bolster claims for compensation. 

….damn, they got there before me. So remind us all again, why did we send tanks into North Africa in the early 1940’s? Without drawing breath the article informs us:

The region is rich in natural resources. There is a huge amount of natural gas that lies buried underground and the Egyptian government suggests there could be 4.8bn barrels of oil, potentially doubling the country’s existing reserves. 

Ah yes, Churchill was testing the waters for the whole turn of the century invading-countries-for-oil thingy. And we have “Evil Capitalist Pigs Caught Only Clearing Some Mines Shocker”.

International oil companies that have cleared their own access roads through the mines have already been rewarded with considerable finds.

Christian Fraser has been fed a plea for cash because the Germans and Italians haven’t been daft enough to fall for it. The BBC swallows the whole thing in one gulp. If only the other side in those battles had a self-loathing media as naive as ours then they too could enjoy journalism of this standard.

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10 Responses to Nasty Nasty Breeeetish

  1. Martin says:

    Expect to see the usual vile suspect lining up then.

    Yasmin Alibi Brown
    Polly Toynbee
    Sir Michael Shite
    Phil Shiner
    Gareth Pierce
    Imran Kahn

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  2. George R says:

    I note that the BBC reporter is Mr. Christian Fraser (who hails from Blackburn); he is based in Cairo where he rarely reports on the frequent persecution of Christians by Egyptian government and Muslim groups.

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  3. John Horne Tooke says:

    “The bravery of the thousands of Commonwealth, Italian and German soldiers, who fell far from home will forever be remembered in the tranquil cemeteries and mausoleums built along the coast.”

    So no mention of “British” here. No brave British at this battle then.

    “The detonator could have been of Italian or German origin but Abdulaziz blames the British.
    “It was their battle,” he said. “They brought the war to Egypt.”

    So he blames the “British” not the brave “commenwealth soldiers”.

    You only have to read this rubbish once to see that it is based on left wing revisonist history, where only the word “British” is used negatively yet all the other nations who were present at this battle are excused any blame (if there is any blame).

    The BBC should be forced to remove the first B from their title. Their aim seems to be to denigrate the Bristish at any opportunity.

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  4. Hazel says:

    And I love the international oil companies being “rewarded with considerable finds”.  Nothing about those companies investing considerable sums of money in exploration.  And why on earth can’t Egypt after 68 years have got round to clearing all the mines in its country to ensure the safety of its citizens?   No expectations of any responsibility there! 

    The usual BBC economics and values of the kindergarten.

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  5. Cassandra King says:

    The BBC must have promotional contracts with every compensation grubbing ambulance chashing lawyer in town.
    Some ambulance chaser needs his compo claims advertising so they go to the BBC for free advertising, I suppose that as long as it attacks British history and our national achievements the BBC are on board faster than you can say three billion quid.
    The left are determined to revise history to the point that our nation becomes the nazi bad guys and everyone else are the good guys, well everyone without a white skin of course. The art of destroying our pride in our history has been perfected by the ‘deconstructionista’ elements now infesting our BBC.

    A nation that knows its historical story AND is proud of that historical story is anathema to the leftists, the art of taking away our shared pride in our history is an essential element of destroying the UK as a sovereign nation.

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    • Cassandra King says:

      Just an extra thought.

      I suppose the BBC in their gleeful haste to attack British history somehow miss the irony that if it were not for the British laying down their lives in that desert the nazi empire would have gained access to all the oil it required to dominate the entire world, the nazis would have certainly won the war.
      If the nazi empire had won that war and then went on to dominate the world there would be no brown people left anywhere, having exterminated the Jews the nazis would have turned their attentions to ridding the world of brown and black people everywhere.
      In fact the struggle in that patch of sand between Egypt and Libya actually determined the fate of the world. The British nation effectively destroyed and broke itself preventing the extermination of a goodly part of humanity by the nazi vermin, put simply the British actually saved the world.
      That patch of wasteland and all the blood of our bravest people that soaked into it was perhaps the most important battlefield in the fight against the black nazi monster.

      THE BBC: OUR AIM IS TO DESTROY GREAT BRITAIN!

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  6. Barry says:

    This is so absurd it can only result in ridicule for the BBC. Give them enough rope and maybe they’ll hang themselves. 
     
    BTW, the Spitfires and Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain started global warming.

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  7. piggy kosher says:

    Absurd. The vast majority of mines laid in the summer and autumn of 1942 in that area were Axis.
    Rommel chose to lay a “devils garden” of mines in order to offset German inferority in armour and infantry numbers.
    The mine that injured the unfortunate 11 year old sounds like a German schumine, a nasty can shaped thing designed for causing just this kind of injury.
    Revisionist, guilt ridden claptrap. And not a shred of evidence that it was an allied mine.

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