Thursday, 24 January 2013

The ironic humour of Judge Testar

So what we have is a coalition of countries who go to war based on a heap of contrived lies.  

I am, of course, talking about the US led attack on Iraq in 2003 on the back of the World Trade Center disaster.  The following years of violence killed over 600,000 Iraqis who had nothing to do with the ideological or financial machinations of the various protagonists in the conflict.  However, a bloke by the name of Bradley Manning allegedly had in his possession a massive amount of evidence incriminating these protagonists.  Like any responsible and respectable human being, whoever did have this incriminating material, decided to blow the whistle on these gargantuan abusers and to hand the files to WikiLeaks - the famous whistle blowing website.  This is the advice given by governments, officials, teachers, the police and all sorts of other authorities;  Tell the truth - blow the whistle on the bullies!

If you haven't seen the video Collateral Murder you should watch it, unpalatable though it is, as a responsible human being.  So when WikiLeaks publishes the Collateral Murder video and then nearly 400,000 documents in the now famous 'Iraq War Logs' and then nearly 100,000 documents in the 'Afghanistan War Logs' to expose the incredible deception, double dealing and treachery of the US and various other 'friendly' governments the response is not entirely surprising.  The US basically go after Julian Assange, the figurehead of WikiLeaks, like a swarm of crazed bees.

The salient point, with respect to 'His Honour' Judge Peter Testar, is that the US government (and presumably the UK government) did not like what WikiLeaks was doing and in spite of the fact that it was a legal action carried out in an open manner and funded quite legally by donations from the public, the US government used undue pressure to illegitimately coerce or force legal entities such as PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, Amazon and others to ILLEGALLY withdraw their services from WikiLeaks and anyone else associated with them.  "It is intolerable that when an individual or a group disagrees with a particular entity's activities they should be free to curtail that activity by means of attacks such as those which took place in this case."  Those are the words of His Almighty Hypocrite Peter Testar.  They are his very words as reported in The Independent and various other newspapers.  It is INTOLLERABLE! 

But, of course, the hypocrite was referring to Christopher Weatherhead and Ashley Rhodes who were Anonymous hacktivists and had been party to a DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service) attacks on Visa, MasterCard and Paypal during 2010.  Their objection was to the illegal activities by these companies in their attempt to disable WikiLeaks and prevent them from functioning.  Hey Mr Testar where do you get off being all moralistic when it comes to a couple of people trying to support YOUR moral paradigm?  You total wally.

But - perhaps he was just having a laugh.  Perhaps it is just an ironic sense of humour and he means no harm by it.  Perhaps he is actually a well educated, intelligent, fair-minded Judge!

As a complete non-sequitur but perhaps of more consequence to the moral fabric of the universe I also discovered that scientists have discovered really really cute miniature chameleons in Madagascar - that's the island not the film.  Admittedly it was last year but it is the first I have heard of them.  These tiny little fellows are, they think, examples of what is called 'island dwarfism' whereby species become smaller due to limited resources (for example living on small islands).  I wonder if we shut lots of courts down, to limit their resources, the judges might become smaller.  That would be nice - we could kinda tread on them and make them go squish.

The picture of the little fellow is courtesy of the National Geographic website and I use it in compliance with the Fair Use policy on account of the fact that I am taking a small excerpt or sample from their content to illustrate the relevant material and to encourage more traffic to their web site and zero profit to me.

Thank you and goodnight.


  1. Judge Peter Testar - I'd like to see contact info #d0x ;)

    1. Funny how I couldn't even find a picture of his face on the internet. A mysterious person this Testar blok.