Tuesday, July 27, 2010
This weekend’s release of thousands of secret official files about coalition operations in Afghanistan paints a harrowing picture of the fog of war, most troubling of all of the accidental killings by British soldiers of hundreds of innocent civilians – revellers at wedding parties, kids in school buses, ordinary people going about their daily business who tragically found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time.
But for those coalition countries in Europe – Britain first among them – who are currently cheerleading the passage of the Goldstone Report on Gaza through the United Nations, this is more than an embarrassment. In the light of Goldstone, it represents an outright threat to the security of their soldiers on the ground as well as to their national interests in international tribunals.
At this point it seems that Goldstone represents a far larger problem for the UK than it does for Israel. Way to go old chaps. This is what happens when you let a pathetic group of Israel-haters run your Forign Office.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
With refreshing honesty, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the US, Yousef al-Otaiba publicly stated what most Arab states are thinking:
"I think it's a cost-benefit analysis... I think despite the large amount of trade we do with Iran, which is close to $12 billion … there will be consequences, there will be a backlash and there will be problems with people protesting and rioting and very unhappy that there is an outside force attacking a Muslim country; that is going to happen no matter what. If you are asking me, 'Am I willing to live with that versus living with a nuclear Iran?,' my answer is still the same: 'We cannot live with a nuclear Iran.' I am willing to absorb what takes place at the expense of the security of the U.A.E."
Of course, we can expect a lot of backtracking from the UAE and other Gulf countries. But the truth is the truth, and with the exception of the Obama Administration, everybody knows it, including Iran.
Saturday, July 03, 2010
Obama's NASA Administrator says that "perhaps my foremost mission is to reach out to the Muslim world," and to make them "feel good about their historic contributions to science and engineering." Are you S#@%&*! me?
Update: Responses are beginning to flow in:
Thursday, July 01, 2010
He won a Nobel Peace Prize and a Grammy without lifting a finger. Now a select group of "Historians" have ranked the most incompetent President in US history, Obama, ahead of one of the most successful presidencies in US history, Ronald Reagan. Reagan of course only managed to bring a 40-year cold war to a victorious end without firing a single shot, and created the longest and most prosperous economic expansion in human history. But hey, what is all of that compared to the ah... wonderful situation today under our 'Dear Leader'?