Lebanon, Israel, Britain, America, Blair, Bush And Their Mutual Mega-rich Mates ...
As the lousy lying, lame excuse for a Labour leader of Britain blatantly whores himself around the big buck money-men around the West coast of America ... here are a few home truths.
And as This Old Brit's blog is one thing that Blair doesn't bloody well own, have shares in or even co-control -- leastwise not the last time we looked -- we reserve the right to blast the bum as we present to him, our very own personal proposition.
And that's putting it as politely as possible. Since we were sorely tempted at first to use the word ultimatum in place of proposition. But no matter, because 'a rose by any other name'. In other words, whatever words we might have decided to settle on in the end, the message would have stayed the same.
And said message is short, sweet, simple, sincere and serious.
In fact, such is it's shortness, sweetness, simplicity, sincerity and seriousness, that it shouldn't stand a chance of being misunderstood -- not even by the stupidest self serving, sob standing alongside Blair and his increasing use of 'the finger' (or both), to his fellow British citizens.
Most of whom, we hasten to add, have been taxed by, and many of whom have fought for [some, even died for] our own beloved land -- not by nor for, the blood thirsty semi braindead, blaggard by the name of Bush and his currently completely neo-conised country. Which incidentally was once as free and fair as our own
Therefore, the time has come for you to make your mind up, mister.
Either, you're with we Brits here at home -- or you're against us.
Get that, Tone? Got it? Good!
Okay, that's this two's Sunday sermon sorted.
So it's time see what's being said in some other places situated elsewhere in this sceptred isle; this green and pleasant land -- and to be briefed about who is/are saying exactly what.
Observe, for example, the following extract from today's Observer.
Cabinet in open revolt over Blair's Israel policy
Gaby Hinsliff in San Francisco, Ned Temko in London and Peter Beaumont in Beirut Sunday July 30, 2006 --- The Observer
Tony Blair was facing a full-scale cabinet rebellion last night over the Middle East crisis after his former Foreign Secretary warned that Israel's actions risked destabilising all of Lebanon.
Jack Straw, now Leader of the Commons, said in a statement released after meeting Muslim residents of his Blackburn constituency that while he grieved for the innocent Israelis killed, he also mourned the '10 times as many innocent Lebanese men, women and children killed by Israeli fire'.
He said he agreed with the Foreign Office Minister Kim Howells that it was 'very difficult to understand the kind of military tactics used by Israel', adding: 'These are not surgical strikes but have instead caused death and misery amongst innocent civilians.'
Straw said he was worried that 'a continuation of such tactics by Israel could destabilise the already fragile Lebanese nation'. The Observer can also reveal that at a cabinet meeting before Blair left for last Friday's Washington summit with President George Bush, minister after minister pressed him to break with the Americans and publicly criticise Israel over the scale of death and destruction.
The critics included close Blair allies. One, the International Development Secretary, Hilary Benn, was revealed yesterday to have told a Commons committee that he did not view Israel's strikes on power stations as a 'proportionate response' to Hizbollah attacks.
Another Blairite minister among the cabinet critics said: 'It was clear that Tony knows the situation, and didn't have to be told about the outrage felt by so many over the disproportionate suffering. He also completely understands the effect on the Muslim community - both in terms of losing Muslim voters hand over fist and the wider issue of community cohesion.'
Blair responded to the dissenters by 'engaging seriously', the minister said. 'But he made it clear why he felt he had to choose the high-risk strategy of trying to move things forward for the future of the Middle East through his talks in Washington.' In addition to the cabinet critics, one of Blair's closest Labour confidants was understood to have urged him last week to 'place distance' between himself and Bush over the crisis.
In interviews last night in San Francisco, the Prime Minister defended his decision not to call for an immediate ceasefire, but voiced the hope that an agreement on a UN framework for ending hostilities could be reached within a period of days.
Asked by Sky News if he was too close to the White House, he said: 'I will never apologise for Britain being a strong ally of the US.'
Read the rest of the relevant (and revealing) Observer report, right here.