The Curmudgeon


Monday, March 14, 2011

We Cannot Stand By While He Does Exactly What He Did While We Stood By

The Upper (formerly Lower) Miliband has been breaking the mould of British politics once more, echoing Daveybloke's huffing and puffing over Libya much as the Conservatives licked their lips when the Reverend Tony started drooling and foaming about invading Iraq. The Upper (formerly Lower) Miliband does not think we can stand by while Colonel Gaddafi regains control over those parts of Libya where Colonel Gaddafi has lost control despite being enthusiastically armed and petted by the Government of which the Upper (formerly Lower) Miliband and its fellow abortion, the Lower (formerly Upper) Miliband were members. Jolly statesmanlike, I'm sure.

Although Gaddafi's threats about immigrants have clearly concentrated minds across the quivering kaleidoscope of echt-Blairite Britain, Daveybloke thinks arming the rebels would be a step too far; presumably because it might cause difficulties for the Americans in controlling them later on. Meanwhile Daveybloke's special nuncio to Belize, Willem den Haag, has so far extracted his finger as to proclaim that the international community ought to do something. Doubtless, in view of our spectacular successes in Iraq, Afghanistan and Yugoslavia, to say nothing of the recent Whoops Apocalypse episode in Libya itself, the international community is hanging upon Britain's every word. Den Haag's distinguished predecessor, Malcolm Rifkind, has called for an "open and urgent" supply of weapons to the rebels, though it is not entirely clear whether this is purely the result of his habitual disinterested benevolence. Den Haag echoed the Reverend Tony in burbling about "great, overwhelming humanitarian need", but nobody seems to have asked him whether he would care to recruit the international community into enforcing a demilitarised zone around Gaza, so that aid can get through without its suppliers being massacred by the Israeli military.

Meanwhile, a certain glorious anniversary fast approaches. I really wonder if they'll have the cheek.


  • At 11:28 pm , Blogger jim said...

    well spotted Curmudgeon
    Mal Rififi mon Armor
    would know
    were to lay his hands on the
    and some seasoned fingers
    to use 'em,
    for the right price, naturelement.
    not just a smart lawyer he!

  • At 10:58 am , Anonymous Michael Greenwell said...

    They will have the cheek, just on the inner pages of some or other newspaper.

  • At 5:49 pm , Anonymous darjeeling junkie said...

    "But he said the option of directly supplying the rebels with arms, such as ground-to-air missiles, "isn't something we are actively pursuing"

    Don't worry chaps! We'll save you!

    Err..thanks!..but we'd rather save ourselves...couldn't you just bung us some RPGs?



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