Thursday, 10 September 2009

When Bitten Once, Don't Put Your Hand In The Dog's Mouth Again



If I was this prat I would be hanging my head in shame and so should his employers.

This is the second time he has been taken by hostile elements in a war zone, he does not seem to learn. The body count this time is one woman, a child, an Afghan interpreter and a British Paratrooper to save his sorry arse.

In my years of travelling the world on business you take basic precautions for your personal security, because as a westerner you are fabulously rich compared to the locals and an obvious target for robbery or worse. Being asked for bribes at airports or security roadblocks is notoriously difficult. Usually I pretend to be a nationality that I am not and feign lack of understanding of what is being asked.

When you are in a war zone, you do as you are told and you travel around with big blokes in uniform who have the ability to shoot back, going into hotspots and shouting journalist ! journalist ! does not deflect high velocity rounds.

I have come across many of these types over the years, arrogant, uncaring of who they are putting in harms way and trying to make a name for themselves.

You stay clear of them, and you certainly don't listen to their war stories in the bar.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Should have left the stupid cunt there. What a waste.
Urban11

SO17 said...

This bloke has dual British/Irish passports and works for the New York Times.
Telling tales of being rescued by British Para's may not go down well in Republican drinking holes.

Anonymous said...

No surprise then that Brown OK his rescue.

electro-kevin said...

Better still take Bob Shepherd where ever you go.

His book on close protection in war zones The Circuit is excellent.

I agree. What a waste of a good para. And isn't it typical of lefties not to be able to see how unfair they are ? There is definitely some sort of mental disfunction in the left-wing mind.

Tony Blair said...

Looks like a suicide bomber to me.
His eyes are too close together.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone else resent the near sainthood bestowed on the insufferable prick John Simpson by the rest of his profession, his smug, been there done that before, face and carefully nuanced world weary voice of knowing all makes me pray for his kidnap by Taliban everytime he delivers one of his reports to camera.

Also as annoying as fuck is how whenever BBC Journalists are involved in a criminal incident, somehow it becomes their top news item, as though we all give a flying fuck.

Savonarola said...

CNews last night had an SAS man commenting to Jon Snow. "The SAS will not take kindly to Brown trying somehow to claim credit for this operation"

Farrell is an ego driven arsehole. He will not have the understanding to feel shame or remorse. Funny he let his Afghan translator exit first. What a wasted opportunity.

mungle said...

He was no doubt after an expose of the behaviour of British/american forces. One of whom died extricating the prat.

seek the truth said...

Sadly we need journalists like Farrell otherwise we woud never find out the truth about our foreign war adventures. We'd just have to rely on the usual lies from our governments.
The claim today that they were only hours from being freed after negotiations is laughable.

Jim said...

but John Simpson single-handedly saved Kabul.... I saw it live on the BBC so it must be true!
Methinks the fat, worthless, self-aggrandizing cnut threatened to sit on them!

Anonymous said...

The fact that this hateful journo works for the New York Times and is no doubt a left wing nuj member are two good reasons to let him lose his head to the Taliban or Al Qaeda. What a pointless waste for such controlled NWO media scum.

Anonymous said...

Tree, Rope, Journalist. Some assembly required.

Gallimaufry said...

"Usually I pretend to be a nationality that I am not and feign lack of understanding of what is being asked."
That tactic worked a treat with the Somali beggar outside Birmingham New Street Station. I told him in best RP "I'm sorry but I don't understand a word of English." His eyes actually rolled.

JuliaM said...

"Does anyone else resent the near sainthood bestowed on the insufferable prick John Simpson..."

Yes. Oh, yes.

They should make journalists in warzones sign the disclaimer they make them sign before they enter supermax prisons in the States. Get taken hostage, tough, no-one's coming to save you.

He'll probably get a Pulitzer out of this, too...

Anonymous said...

Without these journalists willing to report in these war zones we would be left with official announcements from the government. Those tankers bombed by the US would have been a huge success with 90 Taliban killed. The reality that has been dragged out piece by piece by journalists is that 90 civilians died.
This blog rightly criticizes the government for it's lies and spin so I'm confused as to the tone of this article. How many commenters on here would fly to Afghanistan and try to find out the truth ?
None that's how many.

Anonymous said...

The 'Journalist' was heading to the site of the tanker bombing when he was grabbed.

I wonder how many of them 'civilians' were armed? I doubt very much that any self respecting insurgent would leave something that valuable to the locals.

He thought he was going to write an army bashing article, but got nabbed by the Taliban instead.

Wonder how the NYT are gonna spin it now?

Dickhead!

Anonymous said...

Anon 13.15

I wish you would get your facts right before writing.
The tankers were trapped in a wadi and couldn't move on. The Taliban dumped some fuel to try and lighten the load but to no effect. Hundreds of locals including children started siphoning off the petrol. The German Army ( I thought they went out there for a piss up ) called in an airstrike despite not being aware of the chldren. General McChrystal visited the following day and said he was furious that airstrikes were still being called in without proper intelligence.
And of course the Taliban had long since fled knowing the predicament they were in. Then returned afterwards to grab any unsuspecting journalists.

Guthrum said...

Without these journalists willing to report in these war zones we would be left with official announcements from the government.

Huh ? Robert Capa managed to go through the Spanish Civil War,D-Day, Sino Japanese war without endangering civilians or needing rescuing twice !

He did not wander around German held areas, looking for quotes on how beastly the Allies were bombing Caen ? You have to meet one to know the depth of contempt I feel for this type of journo.

moorlandhunter said...

A selfish man who was out for a 'story' even though he was warned and as a result a serviceman saving him was killed.
It's a shame that journalists think they can do as they wish, and when things go wrong true heroes die to save them.
He is an arrogant man to ignore the warnings. He phoned his wife to say he was free, whilst at the same time some poor family member of the service man was being told that their loved was had been killed saving this mans life.

better off ignorant ? said...

Guthrum

Yeah and that's why we got fed bullshit about those wars and let the government tell us what they wanted. Only history has revealed the truth. Like us leaving millions to die in concetration camps when the government knew about them from 1940.
Luckily we have journalists ready to shine a light on Abu Graib etc and get the torture stopped.

JuliaM said...

I see Gordon is showing all the courage we have come to expect on this.

'It was'nae me, it was Miliband and Ainsworth..'

john in cheshire said...

This 'journalist' is not worth the life of a soldier. Ever. I am sure that there are good journalists, who take risks to report on things that we all need to know about. I have an admiration for people who value truth its dissemination to the world. People like Anna Politkovskaya, who take unimaginable risks to report on what governments are doing in the name of their masters, the citizens of their respective countries. Without journalists, doing what they do, we would all be less able to make informed decisions about events local, national and international.
Having said all that, the life of one of our soldiers is not worth the life of this man. But I suspect he didn't ask to be rescued; others made that decision.
The latest news appears to indicate that the one-eyed idiot made the decision, despite local negotiations seemingly making progress to this journalist being released. It is yet another bodge-up job by the socialist scum that purports to rule us.

Guthrum said...

Luckily we have journalists ready to shine a light on Abu Graib etc and get the torture stopped.

They were dobbed in by their fellow soldiers not Journos

Reimer said...

The picture shows him looking like an extraordinarily arrogant smugly-righteous cunt. Hosting 'Unreported World' on C4 beckons, methinks.

Rogerborg said...

>the reality that has been dragged out piece by piece by journalists is that 90 civilians died.

"Journalists" sell whatever news that a paying audience wants to hear. You want to read that poor widdle darkies were slaughtered by the evil stormtroopers, and lo! here comes a chap selling that story. Cha-ching!

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