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07 July 2005

Londoners pay the price ...

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In view of the fact that today's London bombings are being reported worldwide by practically every single TV & radio station, newspaper & news agency and probably by every other blogger too - This Old Brit has decided to leave them to their labours.

Even if the ongoing reports still being filed with the media had now dried up, and the continuing confusion of the released, revised then re-released figures and facts were finally proved to be the latter - right now I'd rather turn my thoughts to another, albeit related, aspect of this sorry situation.

Being a sarcastic sob at the best of times, today I could hardly wait to confirm to my fellow munchkins around the world that all our brave, dear leaders were safe & sound in Scotland when the carnage & chaos commenced. Perfectly protected, by prowling platoons of black-armour clad armed Robocops.

See? It didn't take This Old Brit long to realise how many millions must have been patiently waiting with baited breath for such 'good' news. And you can take this as official - I've confirmed it several times with various assorted sources - not a single hair of their collective big heads has been harmed.

Here endeth the sarcasm.

Sooner or later this sort of strike was bound to happen. After all, wasn't the 'enemy' virtually commanded to "bring it on" - by the most powerful [yet pitiful] presidential prick on the planet? And didn't the Crawford crazy man's poodle-pal Blair, standing shoulder to shoulder with his mad mate, stick out his own silly chin, chest and nose? Didn't he too, metaphorically speaking, pull tongues at half the Muslim world? And when push came to shove, weren't the hate filled, fanatical fundamentalist religious nut jobs more or less just following orders? The orders of one of their own infantile, ignorant ilk?

Follow the flag boys, one can almost hear them calling -- follow the flag for ever.

Aye, the flag's the thing. Keep the flag flying, folks. Fight the good fight, fellahs. Fight under the flag and fight for the flag. Be it a cross or a crescent atop it's staff - fight, fight, fight for the flag.

What a fucking facile philosophy.

Haven't the punch drunk bible bashers of Bush's bully boy battalions been positively praying for some sort of poxy proof? Like proof that 'they' were righteous while the other 'they' were trash?

Well, this morning in London, one particular proof certainly came to pass. The proof positive of the sheer stupidity of illegal invasions and wars. The retarded Rambo-rulers the ordinary people of the US and UK have lately been saddled with, have today helped bring about another supersized sucker-punch.

Unlike London's lesser mortals though - our dear brave leaders were safely out of reach when this particular punch was thrown.

Once again it's been the innocent, decent civilised working people who have suffered . Once more it's been those who can least afford to, who have had to pay the price.

And God stiffen the G8.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old Brit,

You sure you're not George Galloway?

9:50 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Situation madw worse by fact that thousands of met police have been drafted up to Gleneagles to protect the "leaders" from the protesters.Sad to see London so hurt. I keep wondering how the many people who made it into the city will get home with no transport.

10:15 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Hi, Ev.

The BBC said earlier that hundreds of thousands were 'stranded' in London.

10:19 pm  
Blogger Richard said...


I can assure that I am NOT George Galloway.

Mr Galloway is a much meeker and milder mannered man than me.

Incidentally, although he definitely does NOT write this blog, I have heard that he has been known to read it.

10:24 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brilliant entry, Richard. You got to the core of it.

12:48 am  
Blogger Administrator said...

The retarded Rambo-rulers the ordinary people of the US and UK have lately been saddled with, have today helped bring about another supersized sucker-punch.

Chimp and Chump as I called them on Elaine's blog. Thanks, guys.

Think Tony'll make the Carlisle cut once he's done screwing the people of GB?

Will W get a bounce in the polls?

I cannot believe two such puerile pipsqueeks are running a good bit of the world. (Richard, you got me "alliterating.")

Really good write-up.

3:07 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What Doug said, Richard.

And deepest condolences to all the average folk in Britain whose lives have been so violently upended ...

3:13 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our condolences to you, Richard. We're so sorry Londoners, and all you Brits have suffered this attack. Please tell us if the protesters up in Scotland give it up for now. I don't have the heart to watch the TV to find out: our news rarely has the details that I'm curious abt, anyway.

7:27 am  
Blogger Richard said...

Thank you all so much. Your very kind comments mean a lot. Truly, they do.

10:29 am  
Blogger JulieDee said...

Hello Richard! Long time no see! Sorry it took such a devastating thing to pull me out from under my pile o' rocks! Good Gods man, how cold Bush and Blair (The BB's as my wife calls them because they have about as much mental acuity as bird shot) open their mouths like that and NOT expect the Mad Bombers What Bomb Civilians to swing into full, devastating action!?! SHEEZE!

Quite frankly, I'm appalled that The BB's were not even targeted by the nasty bad guys! Come on! How hard can it be to go after the guys who actually made the insult rather than blowing up perfectly innocent people! GRRRRRRRR!

4:12 pm  
Blogger Administrator said...

From Juan Cole's blog today, July 8:

"Londoners have long been exemplars for the rest of us in how to face such danger from bullying cowards unflinchingly and with iron resolve."

Hear, hear!

4:14 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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11:13 pm  
Blogger JulieDee said...

OK Richard... just what was the comment that was SO bad you had to delete it? Hrmmmmmmm?

8:29 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Can't remember it exactly julidee but, it smelled of anti semetism and even though I'm 100% & more anti-Sharon, I don't want to give anyone a false impression.

Some governments & their leaders - I genuinely despise. But a complete race or religion as a whole? Definitely not.

9:07 pm  
Blogger JulieDee said...

Good show then old friend! I've but 2 outright bigotries... one against Frogs and another that hasn't come into play in several years so I won't mention it. But they are MY bigotries and I have NO right to impose them on others!

7:34 pm  

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