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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Stop blaming Syria for your problems

Syria can be accused of many things, not least of which is an autocratic regime intolerant of dissent. But, according to Iraq's former interim Prime Minister, Iyad Allawi, Damascus is not assisting militants crossing into Iraq to fight the raging insurgency. Allawi, whose background is suspect at best, made the comments in Cairo this week.

Allawi would have had access to high level intelligence during his time in office. His claims contradict continual accusations by America, Australia and Britain that Syria is behind the rising violence. So whom can our Dear Leaders blame now?

Back on planet Earth, Bush is fighting growing displeasure at home. His answer is to expand Iraqi prisons and arrest more "terrorists". And what of claims that the US is now talking to "terrorists"? Never negotiate with them, I remember them crowing some time ago. No longer. As I've said before, bring back the draft. America is in such dire straights militarily, they may soon have no choice. Support for the war, already plummeting, will decrease even further.

The US lost Iraq militarily months ago. And yet our pro-war commentators and politicians continue to insist Iraq is flowering into a democracy. How much longer will they bury their head in Iraq's quicksand?

7 Comments:

Blogger Milford Cubicle said...

Dear Antony,
You are gay. Syria is a shit-state.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 2:17:00 pm  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

How to respond to that brilliance?
Best to say, thanks for the love, and take your sexual interests elsewhere...!

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 2:33:00 pm  
Anonymous Professor Shabadoo! said...

Really, Milford, for shame. You've got a semi-clever name; don't ruin your trolling hobby with shoddy posts like that which just bring the tone of the whole place down, and give a bad name to the rest of us who are trying to shed the light of reason on Mr. Ant.

Next time, try something along the lines of "I blame Syria for my diarrhea. I had this really dodgy kebab for lunch, and the guy who made it had all these posters of Damascus up on his wall".

You'll get the hang of it.

Cheers!

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 5:15:00 pm  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

Mate, really. If you're not going to even try and engage, get lost. Seriously, start your own blog and talk to your Bush loving mates.
Bye.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 5:19:00 pm  
Anonymous Shaba-GONE!!!!!!! said...

Consider the gauntlet thrown, my humour-impaired friend! If this is the thanks I get for trying to help out a mate on the other side of the aisle, well, may the fleas of Sheik el-Hililay's beard infest your underwear drawer and become the first thing he hasn't claimed credit for for weeks!

(One last post about our happily functional friends on the Palestinian side of the wall before I go. Toodles!)

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 6:58:00 pm  
Anonymous doylie said...

Ironically, the Iraqi groups that the US is said to have been speaking with have denied involvement in any such talks. They probably consider the coalition forces to be immoral, violent terrorists who you cannot reason with.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005 12:58:00 am  
Blogger Howard said...

Talk about reasoning; Your's seema to have gotten misplaced somewhere..And I really don't think it would help you any to find it!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2005 11:47:00 am  

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