Londoners pay the price ...
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.