Posts Tagged ‘‘Tarrant on TV’’

ISIS Training Methods: Kick Your Recruits in the Nads

December 11, 2015

Last weekend or so, I reblogged a video I found on A Site Best Not Mentioned, which showed ISIS and al-Qaeda blowing each other up in full, computer-generated colour and mayhem. This is another news report which makes you wonder about the weird, weird world the Islamists inhabit. In this video, TomoNews report on an ISIS training video from Pakistan, which shows the crazed ghazis kicking each other in the crown jewels. I supposed it’s to toughen them up, but, why? I mean, Why? The more I see of them, the less like true religious warriors for truth they seem. More like South Park’s take on the Three Stooges, when they replaced them with three serial killers, one of whom was Jeffrey Dahmer.

All I can think of is that ISIS bases its training manual on the 1990s Japanese game show, Endurance. That show had their contestants going all they way round the world, and being tortured in bizarrely different ways in each country. In Spain they were dangled off a fortress wall why stone balls were catapulted upwards to hit them on their rears.

Here’s a reminder of just how weird and sadistic the show was, from Tarrant on TV.

Endurance has since gone the way of all TV shows that have gone as far as they can. But its legacy lives on with ISIS training videos.

Israeli Advert for Friendly Relationships with Iran on the Net

April 11, 2015

I’ve put up a number of posts over the past few weeks reporting the Israeli’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, and his supporters in the Republican party in America have been trying to drive America to war against Iran. They have tried to undermine and discredit Obama’s peace deal with the Iranians limiting their nuclear programme. Before then, back in 2012, Netanyahu lied to the UN about supposed Iranian readiness to develop nukes. Even Mossad, the Israeli internal security service, the Shin Bet and his own generals denied that the Iranians had the nuclear capability he claimed.

Needless to say, Netanyahu and his warmongering doesn’t speak for all Israelis, just as the Repugs don’t speak for every American. I thought I’d post the video below to show the other side of the situation, that there were Israelis who also want peace and friendly relations with the people of Iran.

It shows a young Israeli guy walking through the streets of an Iranian city, before sitting down at a café and getting out a backgammon set. He is then discovered by an Iranian friend. They greet each other, and then sit down to play a game.

I don’t speak Hebrew, but the blurb for it put up by the poster on Youtube states that it roughly reads that ‘In reality this is not yet possible. But it happens on the internet all the time’.

Here it is

I first saw it about two decades ago when it was broadcast here in Britain on Tarrant on TV. That was a late night show looking at sleaze and general weirdness on television around the world. It was mostly lurid, tabloid entertainment, but here and there it did include pieces that made a genuine moral point. One of these was this Israeli ad.

The video’s message is exactly right. Apart from ISIS and the preachers of hatred and violence, the Net has also brought nations together in ways that their rulers don’t like and can’t allow. It’s why the Iranian government during the Green Revolution attempted to censor the internet. It’s why countries like Egypt and others in the Gulf are trying to hack into mobile phones, aided with software developed by Western companies like Nokia.

Through the Net, people in widely separated countries, divided by deep historical and religious hatreds, can nevertheless meet each other in peace and friendship. Nation, can indeed, speak peace unto nation.

And it’s got a rocking soundtrack by the tartan terror himself, Rod Stewrt.