Archive for the ‘Al-Queda’ Category

Pelosi aids Al Qaeda

February 22, 2007

Hi Brit,

Guess who is once more has her knickers in a knot?  Nanny Pelosi of course.  This time, she may even have good reason.  Our Vice President, Dick Cheney, made a speech in Tokyo where he said, “I think if we were to do what Speaker Pelosi and Congressman Murtha are suggesting, all we will do is validate the Al Qaeda strategy.  The Al Qaeda strategy is to break the will of the American people … try to persuade us to throw in the towel and come home, and then they win because we quit.”   This is what has her all in a huff, even though it’s a true and fair assessment by the VP.  However, why I think she has reason to be miffed is that she was not able to reach the President to complain.  Sorry Bush, while one can hardly fault you for not wanting to talk to our vapid leader of the House, it’s part of your job; it’s why you get paid the not really so big bucks.  So, next time, suck it up and put her on the Speaker phone.

the Grit

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Iraq! we’re pulling out.

February 21, 2007

Our esteemed leader, the Right Honorable Tony Blair has been making promises to our soldiers in Iraq, and their families at home, which at the moment he hasn’t a clue whether he can deliver. But it does give him good press for the first time in a number of months. He has promised to cut our forces in Iraq by at least a third in the next few months, and possibly by half before the end of the year.

Nice words for the soldiers and relatives, but are they realistic promises? He provides a rider that says “if conditions permit,” but of course the media do not pick up on this so readily. In my opinion it is to early to even consider such promises. Irrespective of what Blair says, it is obvious that the situation in Iraq is far from settled and a withdrawal at this stage does not seem politically or militarily sound. The environment over there is still fragile and taking away the trained troop will leave a fledgling government lacking in strength and support needed to be able to fully carry out their democratic reforms. He claims that Basra is safer than Bagdad. Whether that is the case or not, does he not realise that once the insurgents hear about it, rather than taking on the might of the US forces in the capital, they could do just as much damage by attacking less well supported areas.

Whilst I appreciate that the proposed withdrawal is comforting for many, the worst case scenario is that we pull out, violence flares up again and we are forced to return. Or perhaps that is Tony Blair’s intention, namely to use this news to make himself popular again and leave the mess cleaning to Gordon Brown (did I say cleaning?). If this is the case, this reported withdrawal is not a pleasant publicity stunt.

Anyway, what has happened to this special relationship we have with the US? Are we now saying that it no longer important to maintain unity with the multi-national force?

the brit 

They’re keeping up the fight Down Under!

January 5, 2007

Hi Brit,

It always makes me feel good when I hear about the terrorists getting another ass kicking.  This time it’s some good work by the Australian police, Australia’s Sydney targeted in terrorist plot: police.  Bravo!

the Grit

France, stupid France.

January 5, 2007

Hi Brit,

This should amuse you:

Chirac slams Iraq war as boost to terrorism

and

Al-Qaeda calls for Iraq-style jihad in Somalia

On one hand we have France bad mouthing the US for the war in Iraq, something they didn’t like because they were making too much money from ripping off the oil for food program and selling weapons and nuclear technology to Saddam, and on the other hand, we have the conflict in Somalia, which I’m pretty sure is France’s fault somehow, where they also don’t think anyone should get involved (especially them) producing the exact same results.  Of course, considering how poorly they treat their own Muslim population, I guess they have to talk big to distract world attention from their own bigoted falling apart crap country.  Personally, I think Chirac should spend his time figuring out how to stop the, seemingly, endless riots in France instead of wasting his time offering poorly informed speculations on global affairs.  Hey Jacques, can you hear that rasping sound?  Have you figured out that it’s your poor sharpening the blade on the guillotine?

the Grit