By Akira The Don on Monday, April 16th, 2012

From Visible Children:

According to diplomatic notes leaked last year by whistle-blower site Wikileaks, Invisible Children tipped off the Ugandan government about the location of Patrick Komakech, now under arrest for treason. Komakech had been involved in a rebel group (the PPF) seeking to overthrow the current President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni.

The June, 2009 cable, from the US Ambassador to Uganda (Steven Browning) to the Secretary of State, claims that Komakech (who had previously been featured in Invisible Children films) had been arrested by the Ugandan government for treason and extortion, thanks to a tip from Invisible Children regarding his location. The cable reads, in part:

“The latest plot was exposed when the Government received a tip from the U.S. non-governmental organization (NGO) Invisible Children regarding the location of Patrick Komekech.* […] Invisible Children reported that Komekech had been in Nairobi and had recently reappeared in Gulu, where he was staying with the NGO. Security organizations jumped on the tip and immediately arrested Komekech on March 5 [of 2009].”

Invisible Children has denied their involvement, with Uganda spokesperson Florence Ogola saying, “We are not involved in anything to do with security. We only deal with development.” A further spokepersontold Foreign Policy: “[W]e do not conduct intelligence efforts of any kind for a foreign government.”

This story hasn’t really been picked up by mainstream media yet, so I’m going to break with my rule of not asking for reblogs and ask you to please reblog this if you think it’s worthy of media attention.

*Spelling of Mr. Komakech’s name is currently unclear – Foreign Policy and the Daily Monitor both spell it as “Komakech”, while the original cables from Mr. Browning spell it “Komekech”

— By Akira The Don on Monday, April 16th, 2012

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Day four of The Tour The Tour just began. Jack and I woke up, alone – well, alone together, anyway, him in the double, me on the red Travelodge sofa, Damian and David back in London, to which they had to return yesterday to feed the cats, and change clothes. They only packed for a day.

We have The Telly on. This is indeed, as Jack noted, something of a luxury for me, to wake up on a Saturday morning and out the telly on, what with me not having a telly and all. We watched a bit of Russia Today, which had a pretty good programme about Wikileaks on last night, and now we’re watching The Gadget Show. Jack loves  The Gadget Show. He’s especially excited about The Gadget Show competition. It’s crazy. Look at all these prizes! Camera! DS! Flip! Laptop! Ipd! M=Phone! Telly! Album! Sky! iPhone! iTunes! Camcorder! Webcam! Blueray! Surround System! Apple TV! Wii! Wii fit! PSP! Xbox! Games! Macbook! Headphones! Spekers! Dyson! Toothbrush! Shoes! Razor! Suitcase! Boots! Flask! Netbook! Harddrive! Printer! Broadband for a year! Radio! Headpones! Torch! Kinnect! Mindflez! A car! Supersoaker! Waterpistols! Bikes! Juicer! Vacuum! Interactive tiger! £24,000 worth of awesome crap that will be outdated in about 18 months!

Yes. Anyway, we are feeling pretty good this morning, after a night off the booze (I accepted but two drinks from generous new friends), a good night’s sleep and a relatively early night (one am). I didn’t shirk on my responsibilities as an entertainer – I climbed, I clambered, I ran and I raged, and I totally forgot to pace myself again, and it was a wonderful time. We made some poor dude called Adam (psyche!) come onstage and do Oh! What A Glorious Thing with us. He was evidently rather nervous, but he did an excellent job and remembered the chorus. We went over again, shout out my awesome banter, and didn’t get to do our last song, which was going to be Living In The Future with Lars as special guest, so I guess we will have to do that tonight, in WimbleDON. YES!

Anyway. Big up sWinDon, you were indeed, as I suspected you might be, bursting with Win and Donliness, and as Jack noted, the S is blatantly for Swag. We made lods of new friends, and we performed in a big Tarantinian cage. Here’s Lars and Science doing their swagged out thing in it:


Right, we’re off to get the train to Wimbledon now. for day 4 od The Tour The Tour IT’S GONNA BE AMAZING! We have RAP SUPER FRIENDS in the building. ARE YOU COMING OR WHAT?!

Oh yeah, finally, someone was asking me who the hell’s in Thin Lizzy these days (I think it might have been Ali). Well, know we know:

— Saturday, May 14th, 2011

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

[wpaudio url=”http://www.redicecreations.com/members/commentary/RIC-101217.mp3″ text=”Red Ice Radio Commentary: Wikileaks, Copyright Law, Swedish Political Correctness Etc.”]

Rigorous intuition and thorough analysis as per usual from Henrik and the gang at http://www.redicecreations.com, the only non-Don-related website I pay a subscription to.

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

By Akira The Don on Friday, December 17th, 2010

Another hilarious interview from the BBC. Kirsty Walk wonders, quite madly, if Julian – who denies everything and says he has seen “no evidence whatsoever” – “would like to apologise to the women”.

— By Akira The Don on Friday, December 17th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Monday, December 13th, 2010

This foul shit is one of the reasons I don’t fuck with those Call Of Duty Games, and I’m with Bill Hicks on “our troops.” Fucking dumb, evil pricks. Who will defend this fuckery? SHAME ON THE FUCKING LOT OF YOU.

“Oh look at that, right through the windshield. Ha!”


“They just drove over a body! Ha ha! Yeah!”


From Wikileaks:

Wikileaks has obtained and decrypted this previously unreleased video footage from a US Apache helicopter in 2007. It shows Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and several others as the Apache shoots and kills them in a public square in Eastern Baghdad. They are apparently assumed to be insurgents. After the initial shooting, an unarmed group of adults and children in a minivan arrives on the scene and attempts to transport the wounded. They are fired upon as well. The official statement on this incident initially listed all adults as insurgents and claimed the US military did not know how the deaths ocurred. Wikileaks released this video with transcripts and a package of supporting documents on April 5th 2010 on http://collateralmurder.com

— By Akira The Don on Monday, December 13th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Jesus! Murderers plotting on American telly! I SEED THEM! Quick! Arrest these foul creatures! Oh the humanity! Etc!

— By Akira The Don on Sunday, December 12th, 2010