Course to clear, Helmsman!

On New Year’s Day, 1965, I was serving as an Electrical Engineering Officer on board a 100 thousand-ton tanker, heading north from the Bonny River in Nigeria with a full load of crude. As it was New Year’s Day, all officers, Deck and Engineer, had been invited up onto the bridge for a relaxed session with the Captain. Coffee and sandwiches provided; a good natter was had by all. The Third Mate, on watch as normal, with a seaman on the wheel, was doing his job, which was both checking the radar, as well as ‘eyeball’ with a pair of binoculars. At approximately 11.00 a.m., he noticed a smudge or target on the radar screen, checked further with both radar and binoculars; and called out, ‘Ship approaching, reciprocal course.’

The Captain, being in a relaxed mood, as it was New Years and he had invited us all onto the bridge, detailed the Deck Cadets to set the bunting flags ready to wish the approaching ship, a general cargo freighter of about 15,000 tons deadweight; a ‘very happy New Year’; at the same time of course checking with the Third Mate that the two ships’ courses were converging but not in any danger of a collision. The ships drew nearer, and as we passed at a distance of some two ship lengths between us, the flags were flown, our siren was blown, and we radioed ‘Seasons greetings’ to the other ship, as we were indeed the only two vessels on the entire horizon.


A minute later, JUST after we had cleared the stern of the Liberian-registered cargo ship, our hydraulic steering developed a fault, an airlock hit the steering controls, and our rudder went hard-a-port. We literally swerved right across where the cargo ship’s wake had been a minute before, and would have continued to turn, possibly approaching and colliding with the cargo ship if I hadn’t cleared the airlock / problem by switching on the second steering gear motor, which removed the signal to turn hard to the left (port) and setting us back on our original course of due North. About sixty seconds later, a very annoyed captain, from the other ship of course, hailed us on the VHF radio, and asked, somewhat plaintively “Have we in some way offended you?”


Which makes me wonder if the AIS track of the container ship ACX Crystal maybe gives a clue to the deadly damage inflicted upon the destroyer USS Fitzgerald? Reading the course plot, it seems as though the ACX Crystal went or steered Hard to Starboard as she passed by the course of the USS Fitzgerald. With the momentum of Two Hundred Thousand tons of ship and cargo slicing into her sides, it says a great deal for the Arleigh-Burke destroyer’s builders that she survived. Seven dead, many injured, including the Captain!!!


All that is needed is the Fuse to be lit!

I write on two issues, two very similar ideas; separated by both an ocean and a type of thought which has brought us to the very brink of catastrophe.

I refer of course to the stealthy Muslim invasion, swarm, flood; call it what you will, and Governments’ response to that invasion.


In a side paragraph on the Beeb’s website this morning, one Mossie was acclaiming her joy at the Government’s decision to allow her dead friend’s ‘Family’ to make the visa’d journey from Syria to London for the funeral of that same friend. Oh joy, oh frabjous day! In another, yet-to-be published story, which is still to be confirmed, large numbers of British Airways, Emirates and Etihad Airbus 380 jets are being reserved to carry the approximate 23,473 other ’Family’ members from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bangladesh, Eritrea, Indonesia, and other Mossie sewage pits; all of whom are deemed necessary ‘on compassionate grounds’ of course, to attend their relatives’ funerals. All flight fees will be paid by the suckers in Britain. A relative of one of the few White #GrenfellTower deceased asked if he could come from Glasgow, but was barred as he could not prove that he had spoken to his now dead cousin within a two-year period. One Home Office official, blinking in the unaccustomed bright sunlight, shrugged when questioned about the decision not to allow the Scotsman’s travel;; and stated,”Its all laid down in the rules: Muslim or whatever, full visas, travel and immediate permanent status guaranteed. British, Scots; white, unconfirmed contact; he can go to his own church; that is, if there is one in that weird far-away-land, full of Klansmen sorry, Clansmen and Democratic Unionists. Our decision stands!”


In an apposite and timely intervention, Robert Service, a writer, journalist and Breitbart correspondent; lays out in infinite detail how this once-proud Anglo-Saxon Country has been transformed into a Muslim minefield, just waiting patiently to explode. As he writes:-

MI5 has also revealed that there are as many as 23,000 jihad terrorists on the streets of Britain today.

That’s an army. And Britain is indeed at war. But this is not just a problem that Prime Minister Theresa May has the responsibility to solve. It is also a problem that she and her colleagues have created.

This Britain of troops on the streets and high tension over another imminent jihad attack is the Britain that Theresa May and her ilk have chosen. This is the Britain of the policies that she and her predecessors, David Cameron,Gordon Brown, and Tony Blair have followed for years. They now have the Britain they have made. In getting to today’s traumatized, bloodied, nervous, frightened Britain, they followed a multi-pronged strategy.

One chief element of this strategy was to demonize and marginalize anyone who spoke too clearly about the motivating ideology behind jihad terrorism.

For years, May and her cohorts have hounded, stigmatized, and demonized foes of jihad terror, falsely claiming that they represent a “far-right” equivalent to jihad terrorists, while appeasing and accommodating Muslim groups in Britain, many of which were by no stretch of the imagination “moderate,” and allowing numerous jihad preachers to operate without hindrance.

Meanwhile, Britain has a steadily lengthening record of admitting jihad preachers without a moment of hesitation. Syed Muzaffar Shah Qadri’s preaching of hatred and jihad violence was so hardline that he was banned from preaching in Pakistan, but the UK Home Office welcomed him into Britain.

The UK Home Office recently admitted Shaykh Hamza Sodagar into the country, despite the fact that he has said: “If there’s homosexual men, the punishment is one of five things. One – the easiest one maybe – chop their head off, that’s the easiest. Second – burn them to death. Third – throw ’em off a cliff. Fourth – tear down a wall on them so they die under that. Fifth – a combination of the above.”

May’s government likewise admitted two jihad preachers who had praised the murderer of a foe of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. One of them was even welcomed at the airport by no less illustrious a personage than the Archbishop of Canterbury.

What can one conclude from all this than that the British government is indifferent to the preaching of jihad terror and Sharia oppression in the country?

But toward Christian preaching it is not so charitable.

The UK government last December banned three bishops from areas of Iraq and Syria where Christians are persecuted from entering the country. And of course, May also has banned me from entering the country for the crime of saying: “[Islam] is a religion and is a belief system that mandates warfare against unbelievers.”

Yet that is a manifest and readily demonstrable fact. It was tantamount to banning me for saying that human beings need oxygen to live.

In sum, May and her predecessors for years have been effectively encouraging the preaching of jihad, while energetically discouraging and stigmatizing resistance to jihad.

That road leads to Manchester.

When you ban foes of jihad and allow jihad preachers to enter and preach all over the country, you’re going to get more jihad. And so that is what Britain has today, and will have a great deal more of in the near future.

Events canceled for security concerns, heavily armed troops roaming the trains and the streets, the candle and flower industries booming as more and more impromptu monuments spring up to an ever-rising number of victims of jihad — this is Theresa May’s Britain. This is the Britain she wanted. This is the Britain she has.

If Britain survives as a free nation, which is quite reasonably in question at this point, Theresa May will not be remembered as a statesman. She will be excoriated as the useful idiot she is, one among the small group that is chiefly responsible for the downfall of British society.


Like Mr. Service, I too believe that, from Blair, Brown, Cameron to May, and on from her to whichever load-of-concentrated snot gets to the top of this particular dung-heap, they and their policies have laid waste to the ideals of a Britain in charge of her own affairs. Sure, they had to conform to the EU freedom of movement policies, but there is nothing different about a Latvian, a Pole or a Spaniard from an indigenous Brit. We have the same ethnic origins, we hold to the same beliefs (approximately), there ain’t a great deal of difference in amongst the whole lot of us; excepting a small but vociferous and dangerous bunch in the Balkans. The big times came for those who preach ‘Diversity’ when the ‘Commonwealth’ loomed over the horizon, and following on from the betrayal and vilification of a true British Patriot, the Muslim hordes came stealthily into our once-Christian Nation, and proceeded to change it beyond belief.

Mr. Service makes reference to the ‘Banning order’ placed against him as his presence within this country would be ‘not conducive to the public good!’ I here make specific reference to the forthcoming Counter-Extremism and Safeguarding Bill which is at present plodding through Parliament, and within that Bill the proposal for ‘Extremism Disruption Orders’. Now without knowing if the Bill gets enough time to be fully and fairly debated, or amended; I would like to state, categorically, that the ONLY people who will be likely to be served with EDOs will be people like me, who are of a Right-wing persuasion. The muslims and their jihadis? Naa’aah, what they are saying, screeching and preaching is all about their ‘Culture’: and thats just alright; INNIT?