I’ve lost a drawing of a dog I did for a painting, so I’ve been flicking through sketchbooks where I found this picture from the LAST horrific school shooting by an anonymous gun owning American. Not this latest one. Guns do kill people, in so far as where there are more guns there are more deaths, by gun.
So apparently the UK Trident nuclear defence system would be launched if the submarine was unable to pick up Radio 4, as this would be taken to indicate the UK was no longer a functioning state – see journalist Simon Rickett’s tweet below:
Interesting detail I didn’t know, The signal that the UK is no longer a functioning state – Radio 4 cannot be heard. pic.twitter.com/hRJs2tpPBy
— SimonNRicketts (@SimonNRicketts) September 30, 2015
A little doodle in response to the controversial idea of the former CIA director, it is explained in more detail on CNN but still seems more than a little ‘wacky’, to say the least.
From what I can tell it goes like this: The majority of terrorists in the 9/11 attacks were Saudi Arabian, Osama Bin Laden of course was from a wealthy Saudi family with ties to the ruling Royalty and it is alleged that there was some assistance from some elements within the Saudi government in 9/11 – see 28pages.org for more on this.
Because of this terrorist attack, Iraq was invaded, leading to the formation of ISIS. Saudi individuals have been responsible for funding ISIS. But Saudi Arabia is officially allied with ‘The West’ against them, in spite of spending billions and billions in promoting its hard line Wahhabist interpretation of Islam which is said to be integral in the spread of extremism.
Everything clear? Good.
In the middle of nowhere currently and have little technology to hand, but I’ve cobbled together this sketch as a reaction to the murder of cartoonists in Paris. Murders in retaliation for perceived offence against a character the murderers believe to be a prophet.
My thoughts with the murdered. May they rest in peace. May their light not be extinguished by intimidation.
A quick doodle I did for the hashtag #rememberingjim in honour of the murdered journalist Jim Foley. I am ashamed somewhat by the crudity of the drawing, but stand by the sentiment, that journalism can be a brave light in a world darkened by cowardly hatred and lies. I did not know Jim Foley, but admire and respect what I have learned of him from those that did. May he rest in peace.