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30 July 2006

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.

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17 Comments:

Anonymous jmr said...

Bingo!! Right on the button, Old Brit. Blair IS a bum. Blair should put we Brits and our wishes first. We put him where he is (God forgive us) - NOT Bush. And WE have been paying his wages and providing his homes and perks - NOT Bush. So untill Bushco employ him full-time -- he owes US - NOT the US.

But when we finally do dump Blair, Bushco can have him all to themselves - as fast as they like. If not faster!

5:58 pm  
Blogger Laban said...

that 'cabinet split' stuff in the papers is a tad misleading.

Straw has to say that, as a third of his constituents (and half his voters) are Muslim. And as we know, the death of a Muslim anywhere causes pain to all Muslims (unless other Muslims are killing them).

I imagine all MPs with a large Muslim vote will be doing the same. Lynne Jones has gone to Israel to ask them to give it a break ...

7:18 pm  
Blogger Laban said...

that 'cabinet split' stuff in the papers is a tad misleading.

Straw has to say that, as a third of his constituents (and half his voters) are Muslim. And as we know, the death of a Muslim anywhere causes pain to all Muslims (unless other Muslims are killing them).

I imagine all MPs with a large Muslim vote will be doing the same. Lynne Jones has gone to Israel to ask them to give it a break ...

7:26 pm  
Anonymous kiwi said...

laban,

If only all MPs worked as well in representing those who elected them. It's just a pity Straw didn't put 'his people' before 'his party' -- and his nice big, fat paycheck and countless ministerial perks.

I followed your link to the Biased BBC site, by the way, because I too believe it is biased. I couldn't believe it when I got there -- regards the direction you would have anyone believe it is biased toward.

7:50 pm  
Anonymous kiwi said...

I meant to say it's a pity Straw didn't put his people first -- a long time ago.

7:52 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a quote worth knowing.

"Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph."

The late, Haile Selassie, Emperor of Abbysinia/now Ethiopia.

8:04 pm  
Anonymous me said...

Hey, Old Brit. Your real name wouldn't be Tony Benn would it?

UK protests over Mid East attacks

Banners in London demanded a ceasefire in Lebanon


Pro and anti-Israel protests have been held in the UK over the continuing crisis in the Middle East.

Comedian Alexei Sayle and actor Simon Callow were among speakers in London where Israeli attacks were condemned.

Ex-Labour MP Tony Benn said Israel had committed a "war crime ... with the support of" the UK and US governments over the deaths of Lebanese civilians.

A pro-Israeli rally called "Yes to Peace, No to Terror" was also being held in Albert Square, Manchester.

Before the Manchester demonstration, the father of one of the Israeli soldiers captured by Hezbollah fighters appealed for his son's safe return.

Shlomo Goldwasser said he was desperate for a "sign of life" following his 31-year-old son Ehud's disappearance.

Mr Benn told crowds at Trafalgar Square: "As we talk, women and children are being killed in the Lebanon by bombs sold and given by the US and passed through British airports with the support of the British government.

"What we are witnessing is a war crime committed by Israel with the support of the American and the British governments - that is the truth."

Attack 'planned'

He claimed the US and Israel had been planning the attack on Lebanon for "months if not years" as part of what he claimed was a long-term strategy to rebuild the Middle East on their terms.


BBC link here.

8:14 pm  
Anonymous max said...

You didn't say Israel sucks. Why?

9:13 pm  
Anonymous whoever said...

How ironicaly fitting --- if Blair really were to mortaly wounded by shrapnel from Israeli bombs in Lebanon. And I think he might be. His cabinet rallying around him isn't worth a burst baloon ___ how many are there --- a handful?

The backbenchers have had enough and watch the ripples making their way down to first the middle ones then front ones --- the ripples are soon going to become a flash-flood.

Anyone owning a farm should make no mistake ~~ get your bet on now ~~ before the odds shorten. Even a few quid is worth staking at the local bookies. Blair is finally toast.

10:57 pm  
Blogger markfromireland said...

It's going to have an impact on Iraq too richard. I've just finished explaining why. Now I need to get some some sleep. I'll check in here tomorrow.

11:29 pm  
Anonymous whoever said...

Hey, laban.

See what Lynne Jones got from Israel? The same treatment they've been dishing out to all -- well, not quite -- at least they didn't kill her.

11:31 pm  
Blogger Sophia said...

Are Qana's children screams as they are dying Rice's 'Pangs of Birth' of her 'New Middle East' ?

I said in a previous post that Ms Rice does not know what it is to have a child and to loose it. I am really sorry and I want to apologize. As I hear Ms Rice talking about the 'Pangs of Birth' of the 'New Middle East', it comes to my attention that Ms Rice was pregnant for a while now and that she is just giving birth at this very moment. The happy father is Olmert and the state of Israel. The process seems however difficult because it has been going on for a while, since July 12th. In fact, Ms Rice have been trying to have a Middle Eastern child for a long time. It started in 2003 with the invasion of Iraq. But this child was practically born dead and, as every mourning mother, it took Ms Rice a long time before admitting this fact. Now, as it seems, after recovering from this initial tragedy, Ms Rice is poised to have a child in Lebanon. Ms Rice is in full labor right now and has asked the father to speak to the press. We have this declaration from Israel's prime minister about the latest developments in Rice's efforts to have a Middle Eastern child:

''...And I have received the full support of the US administration (and 70% of the American public), and the US Secretary of State assures me that she only hears the "pangs of birth" of the New Middle East with every cry and scream from women and children under the rubble all over Lebanon. Secretary Rice has asked for more cries and screams of women and children in the rubble of destroyed buildings in Lebanon because she strongly feels that the "pangs" are very necessary for the birth of its "New Middle East."''(dixit Angry Arab)

If things were to go wrong for Ms Rice this time, my advice for her is to change the father. This is an incestuous relation and it cannot lead to the birth of a healthy child, let alone a birth 'tout court'. May be she can try switching sides if she really want to have a Middle Eastern child after all. But I know, right now, of no other ME man, potential child bearer and would-be father, who would want this woman. Today, Lebanese prime minister Fouad Siniora told her she is not welcome in Lebanon. Hard times ahead for Ms Rice.

12:43 am  
Anonymous Grifon said...

The Pathology Of Israeli Power

By Issa Khalaf

07/30/06 "Information Clearing House"


"The pathological tension between absolute, unconstrained power, aggressiveness, defiance and victimhood, existential fear, and insecurity, produce the violence inherent in the Israeli state. On one level, the stubborn presence of the Palestinians challenges the denial mechanisms and leads to the drive to extirpate the cultural, political, and physical presence of the Other so as not to be reminded of oneself, one's humanity. Israelis are conscious of the fact that their state was created at the original and continuing expense of the Palestinians, through force, but react to this psychosis by denial and violence. Haim Hanegbi expresses the Israeli condition this way:

"I am not a psychologist, but I think that everyone who lives with the contradictions of Zionism condemns himself to protracted madness. It's impossible to live like this. It's impossible to live with such a tremendous wrong. It's impossible to live with such conflicting moral criteria. When I see not only the settlements and the occupation and the suppression, but now also the insane wall that the Israelis are trying to hide behind, I have to conclude that there is something very deep here in our attitude to the indigenous people of this land that drives us out of our minds."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14280.htm

Lots more excellent reports (incl Robert Fisk) and terrible photos at this site.

1:46 pm  
Anonymous Griffon said...

Mossad must feel they are losing ground PR wise in Oz-

http://www.myantiwar.org/view/87998.html

2:14 pm  
Anonymous bluey said...

If only more like you had the balls to come right out and say what needs to be said, Richard. It does seem you were right about shooting themselves in the foot though, as much more msm is at least not staying completely silent -- though reports I've seen so far have been [as usual] well 'sanitized'.

5:10 pm  
Anonymous Tazmanian said...

In common with many peopleI used to think of Bliar as a poodle of The Decider, however I now reckon he can give Kinda sleazy Rice a run for her money to be the deciders bitch instead.

10:35 pm  
Anonymous Rex said...

Blair's gone completely off his trolley. War! War! War! And then some more war!

Though I have to say Richard, if I didn't know you better I'd be very wary that you didn't write this speech for him.


Here it is in full.

12:16 am  

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