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A CATALOG OF CULTURE & BARBARITY
BTW: did anyone catch this week's edition of QUESTION TIME, in which a flailing and shamefully waffling Jack Straw was torn to pieces by a) an angry studo audience b) the boorish Piers Morgan and lastly but most convincingly c) Ken Clarke over how Labour sold us on the reasons for war "with" Iraq?
Whatever the opposite of gravitas is - Straw has it in spades.
If, in the mid 80s you could have crystal balled us with this and shown how a Labour [ex] Foreign Secretary could make you ashamed unto death to be 'left of centre', in contrast with the slimy Clarke, who actually came across with maximum and un-gloating non-bully boy dignity - well, what are the Hegelian odds?
Dont even get me started on the Labour Party Conference and that slimebucket Clinton ...
One of the reasons that STRAW's position was so manifestly and painfully baseless, as the LibDem Jenny Tonge pointed out, is that Blair's justification for what might seem like blind, poodle-like following in the USA's wake was always that he had been given airtight assurances that *in return* dizzying and essential progress would be made on the Palestinian "road map [to peace]".
And what has happened? Conditions in Gaza are now worse than ever before: a shameful, hypocritical and inexcusable engineering of CRISIS POINT tactics.
When Hamas was elected into governance in January (which the US and EU had backed as the "most DEMOCRATIC ever held in the Middle East"), the US simply refused to accept it: Palestinians had voted for the "wrong" party. Hamas even elected for a ceasefire.
And what "roadmap" have U.S.-Israel delivered? A callous and destructive BLOCKADE of Gaza, which is now reaching crisis point; the slaughter of 260 Palestinians (at least half of them civilians); countless buildings destroyed; 70% of agricutlrual land destroyed; and permanent power cut.
Way to go, George & Tony.
Way to back the 'democratic' process.
Great recruiting drive for the waiting fanatics.
BTW, out of that approx 260 bodycount, 37 were children under the age of 18.
For a full list of their NAMES and injuries, go to: www.palestinechronicle.com/story-09280682226.htm
- since our own ethnocentric media almost NEVER bothers itself with such detail. When one of "ours" dies, the fullstory is offered up. When one of "them" is killed or injured or traumatized, they are usually just noted, anonymously, en masse. "Today, in Gaza, twelve..."
Back to comedy kipple - anyone noticed how Sasha-Baron Cohen's objects of ridicule tend to be muslim/arabic?
The whole hoo-hah about Ali G seemed to miss the fact that the joke was he was a Muslim Asian 'acting Black' (ALI?!?).
His Borat character comes across as the West's worst stereotype of Muslim societies ("our hobbies include rape"... "camels can vote but women can't" ....?!?).
I'm not one to throw around 'Zionist' much, but Baron-Cohen's early career has a fair share of Zionist activism...
Funny how there's been no protests about this over-exposed, over-rated bigot!!!
Looks like the US are loving him, too....
Did anyone see that ABSOLUTE FUCKING PEICE OF SHIT David Aaronovitch on C5 last week?
His disgusting fear-mongering about muslims? The usual horseshit about America's misunderstood 'noble mission'? Those poor widdle Israeli troops and those evil hairy Lebanese?
The moody music and horror movie video effects whenever Galloway, Livingstone, Michael Moore or EVERY anti-war protestor appeared onscreen?
The hideous and disgusting claim that those 'liberal left' who oppose the war are anti-democratic, woman-hating, gay-bashing, racist, mass-murdering 'degenerates'? The childish, lazy comparisons with WW2?
And if I hear the word 'Islamofacist' one more time, I'm gonna say it with semtex (ONLY KIDDING, GCHQ!).
That clueless (yet oh-so-vocal) tub of shit has got his work cut out for him at News International (on his way to Fox News, no doubt). How long is it before Amis ('inside the bathroom of Mohammed Atta' - fuck you, you Bellow-blowing twat and your drunken, nazi daddy), Nick Cohen (wasn't he 'left-wing' once?) and both of the chinless Hitchens twerps follow him there? I'm sure the satanic Australian paedophile's got a lovely salary waiting for them...
straw - yes it's interesting that some of the old Tories do seem to operate from a moral centre, whereas straw, blair etc are like hologramsPost a Comment