Blogroll Me! How This Old Brit Sees It ...: On Wars, Wolcott And Other Good-Guy Bloggers ...

14 July 2006

On Wars, Wolcott And Other Good-Guy Bloggers ...


Speaking of Israel, which we so recently were, and its seemingly insatiable appetite for walnuts -- along with it's horrible habit of hitting them to open them - with sodding great super-sized, sledgehammers -- James Wolcott weighs in.

And speaking of bloggers and blogrolls, which we also were, Wolcott is unarguably one of the big boys of the blogworld. So it's nice to know that we're still seen as 'suitable' in his valued, personal opinion.

But to get back to Israel's ever increasing bombing of Beirut, and the inevitable spilling of even more blood: far too much of it, the blood of the entirely innocent .

Our own 'Gert' has for a long time regularly blogged about Israel, Israelis, Zionism, Zionists and Jews in general. Though not to the exclusion of all else we would hasten to add. And he's certainly much more patient than we would ever be, regarding some extreme comments which have recently proliferated at his place.

Sheesh! You should see some of them. Really, you should.

Anyway, in his latest piece, Gert says something very similar (and equally sensible), to that which Wolcott does.
Go see for yourself.

And guess what?

Gert's another of the 'goodies' upon whose blogroll we're pleased, nay proud, to remain. Just as we are with some of our other regular readers/posters.

Including Jultra, Mark from Ireland, Gorrila's Guides, Gordo at Appletree and Tom (the video whiz) at Current Era.

Thanks, fellahs. Your reciprocal inclusion on our own blogroll certainly ain't set to change: of that you can be sure.

Perhaps seeing today's extra plug-links will remind everyone that you all come highly recommended, and are absolutely 'must visits' -- on a regular basis.

Main point we're making? Meme of the day?

United we stand. Divided we fall.


Incidentally, if we've inadvertently ommited mentioning mates who didn't deserve such mistaken ommission, please excuse us muchly -- and please make an appropriate, sympathetic age allowance.

Then, quickly call us to account in our comment box and see how swiftly we can set about setting things straight.

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13 Comments:

Anonymous Griffon said...

Dahr Jamail on Lebanon-

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0714-09.htm

Also these -

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0714-01.htm

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0714-05.htm

I think Sharon would be quite proud of Olmert. Such demonic death lust.

11:44 pm  
Anonymous graniab said...

I usually stay away from this subject - I've been mauled too many times - however the Guardian on its Newsblogs has an interesting Inside Lebanon feature. I am very concerned how this will end.

12:31 am  
Anonymous Scali said...

Aha! You mention Sharon.

I keep on asking but no one answers. Maybe you can griffon.

Did hell let Sharon in yet?

(I will read your links thank you)

Also,graniab.

Do you mean bullied or shouted down when you say mauled graniab? If you are afraid to speak your mind or voice opinions the bullies win. So please do not let bully boys win....... which party was they .. can I ask you?

12:58 am  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

It is concerning because it is a mess on so many levels, and we also have Leaders in "Power" that know Nothing of Culture, Religion and History ( and don't respect the revelance of these issues enough to know their Ignorance makes the World more than Vulernable)..and that creates a level of danger worse than Nukes....

Thank you for continuing to be our Oasis of Sanity in these Troubled Times....

1:21 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's something from the BBC about our leaders and their true (lack of) feelings about all this latest death and destruction. (Did I say leaders? Huh. Partners in crime more like).

Britain was among four nations that abstained when a resolution condemning Israel and demanding it halt its separate military offensive in the Gaza Strip was put to the UN Security Council on Thursday.

The US voted against the resolution.


Full report is here.

1:31 am  
Anonymous Griffon said...

Scali, your comment on Sharon on a previous thread brought him to mind.

I have it on rather low authority that being let into hell isn't the problem. You see he was only ever here on secondment from there in the first place.

His present whereabouts, though, are a bit of a mystery. Given there has been no announcement to the contrary, my guess is he is well and truly back where he belongs but his body is still having fluids pumped through it for the benefit of his followers who desperately need delusions to follow.

It's ironic, isn't it? These shitbags who deal out death to others without batting an eyelid cannot accept the thought of it for them and theirs.

5:46 am  
Blogger Gert said...

Richard:

You're too kind, no, really. Thanks for the "plug".

Israel is a touchy subject alright. I haven't received so many offensive comments since I stepped up commenting on it...

11:35 am  
Anonymous soph said...

Bloggrolled by "Big Jim" Wolcott of Vanity Fair? Hey!

I never noticed you, and I read him pretty often. Kudos to you Richard.

7:34 pm  
Blogger J.UL1R4 said...

Indeed can only echo Gert, you are very kind Richard, and big thanks for including me in your plug and for all you do.

8:07 pm  
Anonymous Sky-Ho said...

Has anyone considered that all this is a plan to "justify" invading Syria/Iran.

Isreal provokes fights on both borders, then sits back and screams "victim", daring the UK/US to "save" them.

I'd still like to know about those five Isrealis arrested in New Jersey, partying and cheering as the WTC buildings fell. Supposedly they were shipped back to Isreal some five days later. I would have shipped them off to GITMO to have a little talk.

10:38 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sky Ho:-

Just about all of us. Join our club.

11:19 pm  
Blogger Natalia said...

This whole situation, in my not-so-humble opinion, is heartbreaking. Just as Lebanon was beginning to heal itself completely, all hell breaks loose. Thanks to all the usual suspects - bloody Hizbollah, Hamas, Ahmadinejad, and Israeli goverment.

5:41 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great site
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6:52 pm  

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