Britain, from American revolution to Afghanistan


This video is called Queen Elizabeth Land: Diplomatic row over Antarctica

A video from London, England which used to be on YiouTube, used to say about itself:

Dec 18, 2012

Part of Antarctica is to be named Queen Elizabeth Land in honour of the Queen, it was announced as she made a historic visit to Downing Street.

Queen Elizabeth is the first monarch since 1781 – during the US war of independence – to attend a cabinet meeting.

She met ministers, who gave her a set of 60 place mats, to mark her Diamond Jubilee after 60 years on the throne.

By Roger Bagley in Britain:

Millionaire ministers fawn over minted monarch

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Elizabeth Windsor cheerily wished millionaire Con-Dem Cabinet ministers a happy Christmas today after hearing an update on the hopeless bloody war in Afghanistan.

Ms Windsor was the first monarch to sit in on a Cabinet meeting since George the Third in 1781, when Britain was also losing badly in the war against the Americans fighting for their independence.

In true imperialist spirit, Foreign Secretary William Hague announced today that a vast tract of British Antarctic Territory is being renamed “Queen Elizabeth Land” in honour of the monarch.

Ms Windsor gawped at ministers as they discussed parliamentary business and then heard a report on Afghanistan from Mr Hague.

After sitting for half an hour, Ms Windsor got up to leave and wished ministers “a very happy Christmas.”

Prime Minister David Cameron and his Lib Dem sidekick Nick Clegg fussed around the fabulously wealthy monarch as she viewed a pre-arranged present of 60 gold-edged table mats, paid for by fawning ministers from their own ample pockets.

Argentina angry after Antarctic territory named after Queen: here.

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  1. Woman in Afghan police uniform kills foreign national

    By Masoud Popalzai, CNN

    December 24, 2012 — Updated 0758 GMT (1558 HKT)

    Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — A woman in an Afghan police uniform shot and killed a foreign contractor in the Kabul police headquarters early Monday morning, authorities said.

    Officials have not yet confirmed whether the woman, who was arrested, was indeed a member of the Afghan police force, said Sediq Sediqqi, a spokesman for the Afghan interior ministry.

    The victim was a civilian contractor for ISAF who was working as an adviser to Afghan police, said Major. Martyn Crighton, a spokesman for NATO’s International Security Assistance Force.

    No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

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