Friday, 25 February 2011

Libya's Chemical Ali

As Gaddaffi threatens to burn Libya if they continue their defiance of him, his London educated son gave a press conference that brought back amusing memories of Chemical Ali - the chap in Iraq assuring the press that they had beaten the west, whilst in the background American tanks rolled by.

Gaddafi's son obviously studied under him (maybe in London - where else?). In a marvellous press conference he declared that the current troubles, that have so far led to many deaths, would soon be seen as a joke that everybody would soon be laughing about. Oh really.

Better still was the Chemical Ali moment, when Saif al-Islam, stated that everything is calm and the streets of Tripoli are full of jubilent crowds letting of fireworks and 'celebrating' Gaddafi's rule. He then told foreign reporters: 'If you hear fireworks, don't mistake it for shooting'. All that was missing was the American tanks rolling by.

But the comedy was soon ended by UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, who is calling on European states to keep their borders open for refugees, and on all UN member states to consider sanctions against the country.

So there you have it. Europe is officially the dumping ground for anyone wanting to leave their own country for whatever reason. What checks will Ban Ki Moon do on these refugees? Will Europe receive extra funding for all these refugees ? Will he make sure they are not the people who attacked Lara Logan, will he make sure they are not Gaddaffi's Stasi style police fleeing from the nation they have oppressed for so long, or will there be no checks at all?

So just how long will the people of Europe put up with our own Gaddafis who line their own pockets whilst screwing up once stable countries? No doubt a lot longer than the people in the Middle East.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

A Glimpse of the Future?

Students are up in arms about tuition fees. How dare the government expect them to pay for their education and of course this justifies the usual student protests complete with banners and t-shirts provided by murky left wing organisations.

So where is the protest about the college full of students monitered by no less than 112 cctv cameras. Even more disturbing, student 'councillors' were apparantly involved in discussions before the cameras were put in.

So the students are so brainwashed, that having their every move spied on and logged presents no reason to protest, and why are there are no murky left wing groups taking up the cause?.

Isn't it strange that the left wing, who are so good at organising protests when it comes to getting other people to pay for resources that they want for nothing, are never to be seen when it comes to erosion of liberty and freedom. It took a right wing organisation, Big Brother Watch, to highlight the sinister nature of spying on children who are only allowed their privacy in the toilets and changing rooms.

If the students of today do not realise that they should protest at such an obvious invasion of their privacy, then what kind of hellish world will they build when it is their turn for power?

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Walking like an Egyptian

I shall not be voting for an alternative vote. In fact, I shall not be voting in any elections for the forseeable future even though, bar once due to illness, I have never missed the chance to use my vote. But really, what is the point?

The Tory Pary are funded by the bankers who have crashed our economy, and the Labour Party are funded by the Unions who, in the past, have crashed our economy. The Liberals would crash our economy but have to rely on doing it in tamdem with other (and it doesn't matter which colour so long as they get the money and power) parties.

The more the politicians are paid, the more they want. The more power they get the more elitist they become. So are our politicians and elite any better than those in the middle east?

Well, inflation here is rising, jobs are scarce, the unemployed will be having their benefits cut unless they find a job in a jobless market, public services have been slashed along with jobs. Savings are pointless, bankruptcies are up, mortgages are down and high streets look like supermarkets for tumbleweed

Who's doing ok though, in our 'all in it together Big Society'? Well, the politicians are doing fine, the bankers are still getting their bonuses, the superstores are selling everything the High Street used to and BP has climbed into bed with it's Russian partner. Are any of these 'elite' really working in the interest of the British people? Of course not. They are driven by money, power and greed.

So maybe we should take a leaf out of the middle east handbook on dealing with corruption, and walk to our own squares like the Egyptians.

And remember, things could only be worse if we had a banker turned politician in power!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011


I never thought it could happen. It just isn't possible. How could it be?

The peaceful protests in Eygpt have turned violent. Amazing. The celebrations of those politicians convinced they were bringing democracy to the Middle East (mainly members of the Special Needs Party) have dampened to a whimper.

And the Eygptians have been misled. One middle class Egyptian lady interviewed mid-riot was shocked (there's a lot of it about)- apparantly the original protesters had been led to believe Mubarak would go as the protesters had demanded, not get his supporters out on the street to fight his corner.

Meanwhile, Obama has had to come out on the side of the anti-government protesters even though the US have supported Mubarak for many years. Oh dear. So where will Mubarak's loyalties lie should he remain in power. Will he still be pro-USA, depending on them pumping money into Eygpt, as they have done over previous years, keeping him in power. Or will he instead, turn now to the other beleagured middle east leaders sufferng the domino effect to form an anti-western pact, realising what part the US have played in the current situation.

I don't believe democracy can be forced upon people - democracy by it's very nature has to be a consensus, and middle east countries have nowhere near consensus of any kind. Political meddling on this scale is a very dangerous game to play, murderous in fact and there is only one guaranteed outcome - it'll all end in tears