Sunday, 10 August 2008

England and Georgia: Some Parallels

The present state of war in Georgia, initiated by the Russians and using spurious justifications similar to those concocted by Blair for his serial military interventions, may well be "a quarrel in a far away country between people of whom we know nothing." However, there are some pertinent facts for the patriotic Englishman to take account of:

The Patron Saint of England and Georgia is St George.

The flag of England

The flag of Georgia

The patron Saint of Scotland and Russia is St Andrew.

The flag of Scotland

The Naval Ensign of Russia

So when our colonial masters allow Georgia to be blasted by the Russians is it because they want to set a modern precedent to enable Berwick-on-Tweed to be ceded to Scotland?

Or more likely it is the fear that Uncle Vlad will turn off gas supplies to Western Europe this Winter if anyone objects to Russian aggression, knowing that the EU will do nothing to retaliate because Germany will put the interests of Germany first to ensure it safeguards its energy requirements and let the rest of Europe (especially those countries downstream) freeze. Aren't the UN (with its Russian and Chinese vetoes on action) and EU just a bloody waste of time?

For the sake of Humanity please stop fighting and start talking.


Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Totally agree with your last sentence - and I like the way the psot has developed.

CherryPie said...

I definitely agree with that last sentence!

Gallimaufry said...

Well let's hope Uncle Vlad reads this blog and orders a ceasefire.

Aileni said...

Don't count on it.
As far as the EU is concerned, after voting No in our Referendum, I have become increasingly disillusioned with it.

Gallimaufry said...

It wouldn't surprise me if he came across it while trawling through Bloghounds for welshcakes' yummy courgette and chicken recipe or SallyinNorfolk's delectable rhubarb and ginger crumble. I hope Vlad doesn't carry a grudge after lord james left Russia.
At least Ireland got a referendum (although how you got the answer wrong after all the coughing from Brussels, I don't know!)