London, 13th April: Fewer than 50,000 runners competed in a so-called “marathon” today (organisers claimed 36,000, the police claimed only 1,000, if that. Probably less).
Geoff Hoon commented, “These are obviously extremists whose views are not shared by the majority of the population of Britain. Their actions are entirely pointless and they represent a tiny minority. Therefore, we are going to cover their actions meticulously, devote hours of live television coverage to their “run” and commission sentimental, gushing editorials from all the leading tabloids.”
“Anything to distract the population at large from the fact that Tony Blair is a war criminal and I myself am a murderous, lying cunt.”
Mr. Hoon then proceeded to punch a stranger next to him on the grounds that, “the fucker was looking at me funny, like.”
A: Why change it? Oh sorry, did we say we were going to?
“Members of the Ba’ath Party who were loyal to Saddam Hussein are to be used to restore order in major Iraqi cities as looting and mob violence threatens to undermine coalition attempts to paint military action against the dictator as a success.” (by Kamal Ahmad, Sunday April 13, 2003, The Observer)
Sooo… no WOMD (apart from a couple of cans of flyspray), and now the USK isn’t even going to change the regime. It’s merely going to appoint it’s own leadership of the regime.
Apparently, the regime there is perfectly capable of running the country and maintaining order and is actually mostly decent people. Is this the same regime that a week ago was the scourge of Planet Earth and the most concentrated source of all evil? Whose Republican Guard were likened to Nazi Stormtroopers in their fanaticism and skullduggery?
But now Geoff Hoon says they’re basically all good eggs. So good that he approved of using cluster bombs against them before:
In an attempt to show how Britain and the US were attempting to target the Iraqi regime, Mr Hoon told MPs that bombers would strike at the “Saddam Hussein infrastructure” which maintains the dictator’s power throughout the country. (taken from The Guardian Online)
So, they were such an integral part of Hussein’s evil empire that cluster bombing was necessary but now they’re okay, innit?
Yes, that makes nearly as much sense as the rest of the USK propaganda…
I'm still knackered from marching round London today but I'd just like to say:
DON'T BELIEVE THE OFFICIAL FIGURES!
There were way more than 20,000 people on that anti-war march today. Way more. I'm not saying it was as big as the Feb15 one (1.5 million) or the March22 demo (around 400 – 500,000) but I think there were at least a good 100 – 150,000 people there. Shit, in some of the shots I've got, you can see the people snaking off into the distance:
But the point is, even if it had been 20,000, that would be 20,000 more people than Tony Blair could ever get to march in support of his actions. Especially his breach of the Geneva Convention as regards the illegality of so-called 'pre-emptive strikes.'
The UK now has a prime minister who is regarded by many of his own citizens (and Labour MPs) as a war criminal.
The British and other Western media has long since given up the ghost of even pretending to be fair.
The only people who can stop Bush and Blair in their plan to carve up the world is us. They know this and they use every trick in the propaganda rulebook, aided by a largely un-questioning and subservient media.