February 7th, 2012

Guardian’s Favourite Despot Deposed

You won’t hear much about this from the left today, but Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed is the latest leader to be forced out of office on a wave of protest. It seems he wasn’t a very nice chap and his arresting a judge was the last straw for an angry public who took to the streets. There is surprisingly muted coverage about the incident over at the Guardian. Could it be because Nasheed was until very recently the darling of the green movement?

Mohamed Nasheed once held a cabinet meeting under water in a climate change stunt and it won him hero status in that field. The paper has always sung his praises:

“After his election last year, Nasheed raised the possibility of buying a new homeland for the country’s 396,000 residents with the hundreds of millions of dollars that tourists spend. Earlier this year, he announced that the Maldives would stop using fossil fuels by 2020. The president is also committed to converting an atoll into a UN-protected biosphere to preserve the unique wildlife and fauna found on the 1,100 islands.”

At one point in 2009 the Observer claimed that Nasheed could not only save the Maldives but also the world. Who would have thought a green fanatic would have such fascistic tendencies…  

The Guardian aren’t having a great day.

Firstly Polly this morning, then this, and now it seems Moinboit has gone off on one.

Read the comprehensive take down of the Moonbat here.


100 Comments

  1. 1
    Jim says:

    Guardian= supporters of hard left nut jobs.

    Nuff said.

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    • 8
      AC1 says:

      Marxism has only killed 150+ Million.

      Let’s give it another chance (In a green veneer this time)!

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    • 12
      The Grim Reaper says:

      The Guardian-BBC-Observer Axis of Evil Poster Boys

      Admandinejad
      Hassan Nazrallah (Hezbollah)
      Chavez
      Khaled Mashaal (Hamas)
      The late lamented Josef Stalin (60 million perished)
      Pol Pot
      Abimael Guzman (Shining Path)
      Tent dwellers – Cathedral precinct
      The late lamented Mao Tse Tung (100 million perished)
      Left Wing Bonus Culture Beneficiaries

      etc

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      • 18
        What's Left? says:

        Don’t forget Yasser Arafat whose death brought tears to the eyes of BBC correspondent Barbara Plett – colleague of the nasty little BBC shill Bowen.

        Yasser died with around 50 million in US dollars in his Swiss bank account whilst his wife lived on a mere $100,000 allowance in Paris. Covered up by the Palestinian authority. Meanwhile 1.7 million Gazans live in dire poverty.

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      • 21
        Sophie says:

        Abu Qatada.

        No doubt the BBC & Guardian will be giving that 7th century intellectual miles of print & hours of favourable airtime when he is released to plot how to murder the British taxpayers who keep his family in the lap of luxury.

        If you want to deport Abu Qatada & his ilk, vote UKIP.

        Well, lets face facts – the Conservatives are never going to grow a pair & tell the EU / EHCR to stuff their insane edicts.

        Anyway, as we now all know David Cameron is a fully paid up member of the federalist EUSSR project – judging by his actions – not his words.

        Imagine the French putting up with Qatada – he would have been on a plane faster than you could set fire to a truck full of sheep.

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        • 88
          guff says:

          but the Home Secretary and that rodent faced Labour MP were just on BBC Parliament there saying that ‘everything’ must be done to protect the UK from people like this man.
          Well, if ‘everything’ is to be done, when are we leaving the EU?

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    • 48
      Gordon Brown says:

      the Grouniad supported me!

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    • 84
      Heed the Ire of the Vamp says:

      Full moon last night when they’d have been filing copy.

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  2. 2
    jgm2 says:

    Best snowman ever!

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      Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

      I hope it is not a caricature of me. If it is, it is defamatory and in the past I would have threatened legal action, but not now.

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        Today's fact says:

        But every 8 year old knows that the difference between a snowman and a snow woman is snowballs.

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  3. 3
    Hot Chocolate says:

    I though The Guardian loved offshore islands in warm places. After all, didn’t it use some kind of tax dodge with an offshore taxhaven to duck paying its share of taxes?

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  4. 4
    Grommit says:

    If he was worried about the maldives sinking he’d be flogging of bits of prime coastal real estate to furreners instead of backing new hotel developments…

    …just sayin’

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      sockpuppet #4 says:

      “Nasheed raised the possibility of buying a new homeland for the country’s 396,000 residents”

      Buying somewhere else to live sounds like a pretty big bet. Although he’s not playing it very well is he- if you were selling your house you’d keep it quiet if you thought there was subsidence.

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      • 37
        Gordon braun says:

        I have 3 hundred tons of gold to flog. I want the best price so don’t tell anyone.

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          sockpuppet #4 says:

          The best way to make the proice increase is to start a few wars and make the worlds banks look unstable, and economies untrustworthy.

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    • 10
      AC1 says:

      and building a new airport…

      BTW the Islands are sinking from ground water extraction, not from the seas rising.

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  5. 5
    Just asking says:

    Was`nt this the bloke that had a underwater cabnait meeting?

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  6. 7
    Ol' Blue Eyes says:

    There’s actually a left wing Hollywood documentary about the scumbag and what a hero he is due out soon. Inconvenient timing!

    The Guardian is a joke these days, a glorified student rag for overgrown angry adolescents.

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    Loungelizard says:

    Cameron arresting Keir Starmer might liven Westminster up a bit.

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  10. 14
    Raving Loon says:

    The green movement is Stalinism but with a new colour.

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  11. 15
    Loungelizard says:

    Johnny Four Chins Prescott went diving to save the Maldives.

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      M'Lord Prezza of Scoff, LieBore Illumination and gourmet says:

      Swum i did in the maldives sea sailed there once on ship big it wast oo when i think of it past in a flash floated up the thames too to show what filth there is there anyone gotta pie . . . patsy . . . crisps . . . anything? . . . . phwooar! look them dancing about, – hold on missus i’ll steady em for ya . . wimmin love that they do – bit of attention and they’re putty

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    • 66
      MacNero, Emperor of Scotland says:

      Went diving?

      Scuba or muff?

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      • 95
        A common error which needs attention says:

        Just to be clear, the word is ‘pasty’ and not ‘patsy’ – that’s you…..

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  12. 16
    misterned says:

    I cannot believe that anyone still takes the CO2 scare seriously. It is a complete joke.

    Sadly for Moonbat and his acolytes, they have tied themselves so tightly to the results of fraudulent science, cherry picked statistics and bogus, politically motivated climate models and a mountain of left wing politically motivated bullshit that they now know that they will lose every last shred of credibility once they are forced to acknowledge reality.

    The far left have wanted to de-industrialise the west for decades and they have been using climate scares as their main reason for this for decades too. Except in the 1970s it was the fear of an ice age that meant we needed to de-industrialise and transfer masses of our wealth to the third world despots and depopulate the planet or we would run out of food between the years 1990 – 2000.

    As the 30 year PDO oscillates, so does the climate scare, but the lefties always want the same solution. De-industrialisation and transfer of wealth and population controls.

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    • 25
      AC1 says:

      Now here’s the thing…

      Bureaucrat controlled economies have been PROVED (see soviet union and eastern europe/china etc.) to be more polluting than the west,

      Ecological concern is a luxury good (mostly by trustfundamentalists), and any harm to the economy will cause harm to the ecology.

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    • 26
      AC1 says:

      http://notrickszone.com/2012/02/06/body-blow-to-german-global-warming-movement-major-media-outlets-unload-on-co2-lies/

      THE CO2 LIE

      Renowned team of scientists claim the climate catastrophe is fear-mongering by politics

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      • 85
        To Be Fair says:

        To be fair it is entirely probable that the climate is warming due to the humungus amount of hot air coming out of East Anglia and other warmist strongholds

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    • 29
      I could make it all up. says:

      Nobody actually did anything about it in the 1970s did they?

      Apart from two magazine articles and an episode of Terry and June.

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      • 40
        Bill Quango MP says:

        There was “the good life”

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          sockpuppet #4 says:

          Was that what it was about – I’m too young to know really, at the time I thought it was about gardening, and I now suspect that it was all about wife swapping.

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      jgm2 says:

      they have tied themselves so tightly to the results of fraudulent science, cherry picked statistics and bogus, politically motivated climate models and a mountain of left wing politically motivated bullshit that they now know that they will lose every last shred of credibility once they are forced to acknowledge reality.

      Don’t bet on it. Even after 13 years of economic and social disaster 28% of voters plumped for the Maximum Imbecile. Now, only two years of forgetfulness later, it’s 40%. This AGW disease is the same. It’s incurable. It might go into remission but then it’ll just flare up again as soon as there’s a hot day in July.

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      • 86
        We asked a hundred people says:

        Or after a river bursts its banks flooding a village, some halfwit in the audience on Question Time will comment to much approval that this is evidence for Glbal warming innit”. The conservative member of the panel will sit in silence whilst the audience vigourously cheer her utterance.

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  13. 19

    The Maldives fell off the Guardian’s calendar when it became apparent that flogging and FGM had reappeared. Its not clear how far Nasheed either compromised with or opposed this. He presented himself at one point as being pushed around by fundamentalists, which is quite possible.
    See Sydney Morning Herald Jan 25 2012

    The truth is probably somewhere between him not being very nice and his opponents being even less so.

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    • 91
      an anonymous fellow says:

      The last lot were the tyrants, and the understanding is that this is a maneuver with the ex President behind it. Now he’s a shit.

      Nasheed is not safe in the Maldives, and the next stage of this story (should it get reported, on Guido or the Graudian or wherever) could well be the assassination of Nasheed or his allies. Reports of persecution are already swirling.

      Whether you buy the climate change narrative or not (and if not, you have to concede that for Maldivians pleading for aid money, it’s a cracking ruse worth milking) this is bad news on the human rights front, will be a boost to Islamists and is a killer for democracy in the country.

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  14. 22
    Only In the Graun says:

    This bit of genius from one FuturePM…


    Its not that people don’t enjoy giving the Torys a good lecture of facts. It is simply that they are like rats. They get everywhere. You never win with a Tory cos they will create a different reality to the rest of the world in their little brains. People are not too shy to speak up – they just can’t be bothered to keep talking to a moron.

    …gets 1392 ‘recommends’.

    And apparently it’s the right that are stupid.

    Ye Gods!

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    • 41
      jgm2 says:

      It is simply that they are like rats. They get everywhere.

      Hmmmm. Where have I heard such imagery used before?

      The Guardian. Fabian Solushuns-R-Us.

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    • 57
      Bogeyman says:

      You’ll often find the most stupid, bigoted comments get a cartload of recommendations on CiF. Then, when someone comes along and points out some basic factual error that destroys the entire argument, he will get 5 recommends. If he’s lucky.

      My kids showed more intelligence when they were 7 than most of those socialist apes.

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      • 68
        Only In the Graun says:

        he will get 5 recommends. If he’s lucky.

        Either that or the post will be censored by one of CiFs attack dog moderators.

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        • 79
          jgm2 says:

          And the poster un-happened entirely from the record as happened to me. They don’t like it up ‘em over there.

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      • 87
        No onedoes violence and intolerance quite like the left says:

        Parr for the course

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  15. 23
    SOG says:

    Will they exile him to the peaceful island of San Serife?

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    ToonBob... says:

    Rash-heed has had a bit of a slapping, but give him his dues, at least he went home after getting his degree at Liverpool John Moores.

    I hope he settled up his outstanding fees and student loans :)

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    Jen Tree says:

    The problem is, is that politicians like the CO2 threat. Being able to say they are going to save the world gives them a buzz. If Britain went back to mining and burning coal for leccy and coking it for gas it woould have little or no affect on global CO2 levels

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      ToonBob... says:

      That’s not bad at all, 15 years, I thought it was around May or June.

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      • 45
        I don't need no doctor says:

        It’s a well known fact that the Welsh assembly have spent £350,000,000 on underground freezing so that the snow will not dissapear for another 15 years.
        This was reported recently by the Guardian.

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      • 47
        I don't need no doctor says:

        The moderator is a twat arsewipe.

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    Allan D says:

    First Chris Huhne now this guy – Revenge of the AGW sceptics?

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  21. 42
    I don't need no doctor says:

    What is the Guardian the guardian of? Scaremonger journalism, hypocritical journalism, two faced journalists – that’s you Toynbee, tax evasion, enormous unjustied salaries.
    The Guardian is in denial.

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    • 49
      ToonBob... says:

      The Gruniad is in debt and lots of it…cannot see things getting any better for them.

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    • 50
      Bill Quango MP says:

      Maybe the Daily Mail, Sun and Times can hold an intervention?

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        Porn Pizza (expressly for yoohoo!) says:

        Trooff? don’t know nuffin abart that guv!

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      • 64
        jgm2 says:

        Smell the lunacy:

        FuturePM

        6 February 2012 9:10PM

        I think Gordon Brown did a lot of right things. The sad thing is – the Tory press destroyed his image, made up lies about him and the electorate bought it. now they face the consequences of a Tory Government.

        Yeah. Silly old public. Believing that the guy who was in charge of the economy for 13 years might just have had a hand in fucking it. Poor old Brown eh? Wheeled out twice a year for ten years to tell you how fucking clever he was and how much money he’d be borrowing this year and then immediately put back in his box away from any tough questions or scrutiny.

        Ten years sticking the knife into any and all political rivals. Particularly in his own party. Lies. More lies. Wicked and malicious briefings against colleagues. Then emerging, triumphant, blinking in the sunlight to spend three years on the front line demonstrating on a daily basis what an utter fucking lunatic he was (and remains).

        Poor old Brown.

        Were it not for the BBC Labour would have been lucky to get 8% let alone 28% last time out.

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  22. 43
    Some Geezer wot's always careful what he wishes for says:

    Sadly, a Mohammed Nasheed is tolerated, much in the way such worthies as Chiang Kai-shek and Mohammed Reza Pahlevi were, because the alternative was thought to be even worse. As US President Harry Truman was reputed to have said, sure they’re SOB’s, but they’re OUR SOB’s. If a more-hardline-Islamic regime were to eventuate in the Maldives (it is now nominally under Sharia law) and all the eco-tourists will now be unable to sip their margaritas and daiquiris, I don’t see how that’s going to help anyone. With apologies to Al Gore, the fact that the Maldives is a Muslim country (which is not now considered anti-Western, to be sure) is an inconvenient truth which must be dealt with accordingly. The fact that it is a poor nation still recovering from the tsunami of a few years back only compounds the problem. Sure, Nasheed was a “green” mountebank, but he’s OUR mountebank vis-a-vis Islamic extremism.

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  23. 44
    Bogeyman says:

    Why the surprise? The Grauniad nearly always steers clear of anything that might upset its precious Lefties.

    Not a word can I find on that extraordinary story about India telling Britain to shove its foreign aid. You’d think they would go overboard on a controversial and highly topical subject like that – until you realise how much of their job advertising comes from the aid industry.

    And of course we mustn’t upset Zapthecrap, must we?

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    • 72
      Only In the Graun says:

      He seems to be permanently upset anyway.

      He seems to live on that forum. He posts in nearly every thread. Quite often first post.

      He must be surely be sitting on benefits or working in some local authority doss job to be able to commit the amount of time he does (assume it’s a he anyway).

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    • 96
      This needs attention says:

      … and far far too much money for the aid “industry” still originates from the public purse. Time to let proper charities raise their own money privately, like the RNLI do.

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  24. 46
    Bill Quango MP says:

    So the left have to have a ‘science’ that proves they are better than the rest.
    How insecure are they?

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    • 58
      Pawn Sandwich says:

      Thought that eugenics went out of fashion with the nazis.

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      • 61
        AC1 says:

        The welfare state is a form of eugenics.

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        • 65
          Pawn Sandwich says:

          Actually it is a form of dysgenics (sorry, not meaning to be pedantic).

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          da Inquirer says:

          what?! – you mean sort of saving the lives of stupid chavs when they drink emselves senseless or smash their tiny skulls in an old banger or on a big bike?

          yeah – often wondered WTF we’re saving them for

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    • 76
      Only In the Graun says:

      Moonbat and science make uncomfortable bedfellows.

      Poor old George always gets the wrong end of the stick which it comes to anything that relies on science rather than gut emotion.

      I would posit (based on nothing at all you understand) that scientists and technically-minded people are much more likely to be right wing in outlook.

      The left, in my wholly unsubstantiated view, are usually proud of their ignorance of anything technical, preferring ‘soft skills’ and touchy feely spiritual crap.

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  25. 56
    vervet says:

    “Who would have thought a green fanatic would have such fascistic tendencies”

    Read James Delingpole’s ‘Watermelons’ for a full explanation of why they do !

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    Kered Ybretsae says:

    Never trust a green….mostly closet commies!!

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    polythesis says:

    Nasheed? Didnt he used to be that midget boxer from ooop North? I wondered what he had been up to this last few years. From boxer to corrupt despot, it would make a great film.

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    Black Cab says:

    Same chap as got an ovation at the ultra green, pre-2010-election Tory Party conference, where he praised Hague in fulsome terms, IIRC.

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    Anonymous says:

    sorry bit of a backfire here, the president was a modernizer and progressive, those who are protesting against him are not pro democracy protesters but hardline muslim conservatives who see him as selling out the maldives traditional hardline islamic values.

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    Al says:

    What concerns me about global warming is it’s either too hot or too cold depending on whether you are hot or cold.
    I suggest they talk to the guy that invented the thermos flask. If you put cold water in it stays cold. If you put hot water in it stays hot. How does it know? It seems to know more than our modern scientists.

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