Tuesday, February 3, 2015

British Oligarchs Call for WWIII - Oxford's Timothy Garton Ash - Oxford Professors Don't Like to be Bothered With Questions - British Historical Ambitions to Destroy Russia - Eton College Friday Night Wooden Spankings - Beckoning the Young to Die - Mark Twain's Warning - Why Not Have Timothy Ash Go Fight Russia?

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The Guardian Calls for WWIII. Sure, Why Not?

Oxford professor Timothy Garton Ash seems keen on a very, very hot war. Okay, but who is going to fight it? Certainly not Timothy Garton Ash

"sometimes only guns can stop guns" - are you volunteering, Tim?

Since the beginning of time, television pundits and other serious thinkers have beckoned the young to die or lose limbs in pointless, illegal wars.

Just in the last 15 years alone, our groomed foreign policy experts and think tank fellows have made compelling cases for armed humanitarian interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and about a half dozen other defenseless nations desperately in need of drone strikes or some other form of Western aid.

Some might think this ancient practice of the privileged few urging everyone else to perish for nothing is outdated—maybe even harmful.

Perhaps. But tradition is very important in the United Kingdom. Well-placed sources tell us that wooden mallet-spankings at Eton College are just as regular as they were 100 years ago.

We are beginning to drift into less savory subjects, so let us return to the main agenda item: Writing in The Guardian, Oxford historian Timothy Garton Ash has demanded more weapons for Ukraine, and more hostile, Draconian measures levied against Russia. Why? Because Putin is a maniac and "sometimes only guns can stop guns."

This all makes perfect sense, except...Who's supposed to use these guns to fight Putin's invisible Russian army? The Ukrainians? They don't want them. Ukraine's Ministry of Defense says that in the latest mobilization, only 20% of those called up for service reported for duty. More than one million Ukrainian men of military age are now refugees in Russia. Mothers don't want to send their sons to die in a pointless war against an enemy that doesn't exist, and who could blame them?

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Maybe Ash will answer the call to arms? He certainly seems confident in Ukraine's current leadership, as one of his delightful anecdotes shows:
Last year a Russianist of my acquaintance was sitting naked and at ease in the hot tub with a friend of his in Moscow after several vodkas, as is the Russian custom, when this highly educated Russian asked: "So tell me, honestly, why do you support the fascists in Kiev?"
Ash doesn't answer the question, because he's an Oxford professor and he can't be bothered with questions.

The fact that the current government in Kiev is authoritarian at its core and has neo-Nazi and extremist elements is not even disputed anymore. Now it's just a matter of "how" fascist the government is. A little bit fascist, somewhat fascist, or very very fascist? This is what scholarly circles are now discussing.

The rest of the article—comparing Putin to Slobodan Milošević, for example—is not particularly creative. But a real pearl of wisdom comes at the end of his piece:
We need to counter [Russian] propaganda not with lies of our own but with reliable information and a scrupulously presented array of different views. No one is better placed to do this than the BBC.
Of course, the entire piece is bold-faced garbage since it's based on the completely baseless notion that Russia has invaded Ukraine. But that won't stop Ash from cheering for further violence and hostilities—which could easily lead to a real war between Russia and NATO.

As Mark Twain warned long ago:
The loud little handful--as usual--will shout for the war. The pulpit will--warily and cautiously--object--at first; the great, big, dull bulk of the nation will rub its sleepy eyes and try to make out why there should be a war, and will say, earnestly and indignantly, 'It is unjust and dishonorable, and there is no necessity for it.' Then the handful will shout louder. A few fair men on the other side will argue and reason against the war with speech and pen, and at first will have a hearing and be applauded; but it will not last long; those others will outshout them, and presently the anti-war audiences will thin out and lose popularity. Before long you will see this curious thing: the speakers stoned from the platform, and free speech strangled by hordes of furious men who in their secret hearts are still at one with those stoned speakers--as earlier--but do not dare say so. And now the whole nation--pulpit and all--will take up the war-cry, and shout itself hoarse, and mob any honest man who ventures to open his mouth; and presently such mouths will cease to open. Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.
We can't allow this to happen.

P.S. - Isn't The Guardian supposed to be a hippie paper?
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"The British are mentioned in the bible: And the meek shall inherit the earth." --Mark Twain

11 comments:

  1. Timothy Garton Ash is a Soros whore

    Modeled along the lines of the American Council on Foreign Relations, the ECFR, which will be officially launched in Berlin on Nov. 9, is formally independent of the EU government. Nonetheless, it hopes to exert influence in the hallways of Brussels. By drafting and publishing reports on current hot topics, as well as on longer-term strategic issues, Council members and analysts see themselves as filling an otherwise unoccupied niche. "Brussels spends more money on cleaners than it does on people thinking about European foreign policy," British historian and founding ECFR member Timothy Garton Ash told SPIEGEL ONLINE in an interview.

    The initiative gained momentum earlier in the year, when American philanthropist George Soros, dissatisfied with the course of American foreign policy, made a commitment to a generous donation for the founding of a European think tank. Fifty prominent Europeans were then recruited to sign-on as founding members. A list of those founders reads like an eclectic European all-star team: As well as Fischer, Ahtisaari, and Garton Ash, the list features star Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, British musician Brian Eno and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the new head of the International Monetary Fund. Last week, the Council opened fully-staffed offices in seven European cities: London, Paris, Berlin, Sofia, Warsaw, Rome and Madrid.

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  2. if only Guy Fawkes succeeded in being a tewowwist when he tried to blowup queen Victoria and her castle, or is it the brit parliament? Pretty much the same thing.

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  3. Also isn't this what Bill Cooper (who warned us of frauds like Alex Jones before being killed by local cops who were messing with him after predicting 911 was going to be blamed on OBL on his radio show) who called this thing British Israelism.

    Right now to me the biggest threat to peace is not Obama, whoever he is, even if his wife used to be a man, it's the fact congress has invited the most vile disgusting "human" being to tell his bitches what to do just before he is up for re-election in own country. Mielikowski, not Nuts-n-Yahoo, I refuse to name them but their real name, which they will take again, because Israel is now seens as a failed state and the Khazaars want back home in Ukraine...anyway, at least Soetero is trying to make a deal with Iran that isn't bullshit, where all US intelligence agencies have said that Iran hasn't seeked a nuclear weapon since 2003 or even before and now Khameini has made a Fatwa saying nuclear weapons are against Islamic doctrine....sure take that for what its worth....but those mullahs who really run Iran seem to be the actual peaceful Islamists, not the crazy Salafist/Wahhabist (a british invention, of course) of the Saudi Arabians. When this last old school king dies (who's 79), we'll have to deal with Bandar Bush or one of his brothers...I think that's when things will change majorly in how even the map of the middle east will look. And no, IS will not be part of it...neither will Israel.

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  4. Bill Cooper got killed by COINTELPRO Alex Jones videos where he disagree with 2nd Amendment Texas.

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  5. Oh that picture has 666 in it. Normally mistaken for okay sign.

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