Is It God Who's Making Bush Mad ?
Next time G.W. Bush gets to hear God whispering in his ear regarding where next he wants mad King George to wage war, perhaps it would be proper for el pretzeldent to to commune with his creator concerning some especially important questions.
Questions to which the answers are as pertinent to all earth's people as they are to the plethora of corporate pricks who, some time ago bought Bush's soul - or as reasonable a facsimile of a soul as was ever available.
Questions such as -- 'Christ, King of Kings! Surely, you're kidding?' - or - 'Jesus! You jest?' - or - 'God! You must be pulling my plonker'.
If only the frat-brat, fortunate son hadn't have effed around all through his schooling, he might just happened to have heard about the ancient Greek playwright/philosopher, Euripides.
And if he had, he may well have realised a while ago that he was being set up - seemingly sacredly - for one truly almighty fall.
Wise, way beyond his young years, amongst Euripides' ultra-prolific production of pronouncements & proclamations during such a shockingly short lifespan, was the following famous one.
Ring any bells, anyone?
Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.
Variant: Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad.
Variant: Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad.
Well, it was such a superb super-duper saying, that a thousand or so years later, even old Will Shakespeare himself sort of swiped it, to use in one of his own works.
And it's as true now as it was about 400 years BC.
How in hell the Crawford neocon-cowboy-clown still hasn't cottoned on -- well, maybe God alone knows.
Damn it, Old Brit, you're darn well digressing again.
Fair enough, friend -- so lets fast forward to yesterday's [London] Financial Times.
US 'seeks new Syrian leader' as pressure mounts
By Guy Dinmore in Washington Published: October 10 2005 03:00 - Last updated: October 10 2005 03:00
As it steps up pressure on Damascus, the US is actively seeking an alternative who would take over from President Bashar al-Assad, according to sources close to the Bush administration.
What? Even while the crazy carnage & chaos of Iraq and Afghanistan continue? Isn't that major league madness?
But it goes on, to get worse.
Feast your eyes on the following.
President George W. Bush, in an important speech last week on the war on terror and the ideology of Islamic radicalism, denounced Syria and Iran as "outlaw regimes" that acted as "allies of convenience" to the militants.
Yeah - remember Iran is still set squarely in his sights too.
Duh. Call me a monkey's uncle. Who would have Adam & Eve'd it?
How many foreign fronts does the fool think he can effectively fight on -- for fuck's sake?
Crazier and crazier, eh?
Surely, the current US criminal-cartel-ocracy's now gone completely crackers and finally flaked altogether.
Surely, they must have begun believing their own loony-load of lies.
Surely, they must now have started to swallow their own load [ as we Brits say] of bloody bollocks.
Surely, they must think their [mythical] multi-missions are actually accomplished.
Okay. Here's hoping you can handle this quick clip & paste.
Flynt Leverett, analyst at the Brookings Institution think-tank, believes the Bush administration is looking at mounting cross-border military operations into Syria.Here's your last little 'hook' to look at before you hit the link.
A US official told the FT last week Syria had made the "unwise choice" of "allowing its territory to be part of the Iraqi battlefield".Now read the rest: http://news.ft.com/cms/s/9f176f36-392a-11da-900a-00000e2511c8.html
Plus - Examples of Euripides - for the erudite among us: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Euripides