Monday, 31 August 2009
Isn't it ironic that the closest friends of War on Terror America (Ireland and Israel) are the result of terrorist campaigns? I remember hearing some years ago that the CIA had started the Troubles as payback for Harold Wilson refusing to get involved in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia. It was something that would adversely affect Britain's freedom of movement and pin us down close to America at a time just after the French chucked American forces out of France and left NATO. Such a pity as the withdrawal from East of Suez had taken place and 1968 was the first year since the end of WW2 that no British servicemen had been killed on active service.
You can watch the RTE One programme If Lynch Had Invaded that prompted the Sunday Times article online.
Sunday, 23 August 2009
And then the Rockall Secretary for Defence, A. Gannet MRP, can announce the immediate withdrawal of UK forces from Afghanistan for re-equipment and training. No responsibility for the decision could be traced to our own dear Defence Secretary, Wig Arsewipe or whoever, who knows rockall about defence. Simples.
Thursday, 13 August 2009
One thing that both strawbs and rasps like is horse manure so I'm putting as much of the stuff in the ground as possible. Fortunately, there's a paddock nearby that offers it free to take away (because horses and ponies don't stop making it). Unfortunately, when I went this morning with three old compost bags and a fork, the gate was chained shut. The alternative was to climb over the wooden post and rail fence with pig netting on one side and a strand of barbed wire on top. So I put the bags and fork over and stepped up onto the first rail preparatory to lifting my leg over when I notice the proximity of the barbed wire to my groin. One false move... and the fun of carrying the full bags thirty yards to the fence, lifting them over and risking pulling my back. I do not want to sustain an injury for the sake of free horse shit. And then I thought why on earth are we fighting in Afghanistan when unmanned drones do a perfectly good job of squashing potential malfeasants (which is where the UK's national interest there starts and finishes). I'll go back another day and hope the very nice pony owners are there and have unlocked the gate.
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Dave Cameron could prove that he harbours not a trace of "homophobia" (literally, fear of the same and not dislike of homosexualists) by sacking the twat and letting him quietly reflect on his puerile behaviour on the backbenches.