Platitudes & Handwringing

That’s all they ever offer:

London in the 1970s and 1980s came to accept IRA bombs as almost part of living in the capital. It would help if grotesque publicity were not given to these acts of terror. It distorts risk, encourages imitation and undermines freedom from fear. How to report yet not “promote”, how to convey sympathy without propagating fear, is a skill at which the media is all at sea.

So what should we greet bombs with? Flowers? FFS!

We should perhaps remember that acts of “shock and awe” have also been employed as weapons by western governments, from the second world war to Iraq. There is a sense in which the white van is the poor man’s guided missile.

Ah, yes, the old ‘we deserve it’ tactic.

We are still militarily engaged in Muslim states – which many are bound to see as a war on Islam – and seem unable to stop ourselves. Tragically, all wars have casualties.

When we’re there, it’s usually to try to stop the stone agers from slaughtering their own co-religionists. But you know what? You’ve convinced me. Bring ’em all home. Who cares if they slaughter one another the moment the last Hercules lifts off the runway?

Certainly not me, any more.

4 comments for “Platitudes & Handwringing

  1. mikebravo
    September 4, 2017 at 9:42 am

    “When we’re there, it’s usually to try to stop the stone agers from slaughtering their own co-religionists. ”

    I thought we were there to support USA foreign policy and kiss USA butt, as they say!

    • Mudplugger
      September 4, 2017 at 10:15 am

      Most of the time, we’ve been there to support US energy policy – if, as is claimed, the oil-age is ending, so should the urge to apply military resources.

      Then it will become interesting to see how the stone-aged, rag-head camel-humpers manage once all the easy money runs out – but, of course, they may all be over here by then, sucking off our national teat more directly.

  2. September 4, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Unfortunately, the whole stoneage culture has visited itself upon us … and how.

    • Hereward Unbowed.
      September 4, 2017 at 3:51 pm

      The darkness closes in what adds insult is that our fellow countrymen aid not the locals but the invader, we are being undermined, undone from within and when that happens, when the ‘Trojan Horse’ empties there is only one outcome, yes there will be pockets of resistance but it will be swift, merciless and final.

      Do you think that, Theresa May would, could, can come to your aid?

      Think again.

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