Friday, 6 September 2013

support the war

pic Demotix. Not in Canada

it's happening everywhere. Glory in slaughter, I mean. Apparently in Canada (which has not been asked to contribute anything to any action in Syria) the spoiled children of the bourgeoisie are demonstrating, holding up pictures of Assad and wearing T-shirts printed with "We Love You". I learn this from reading the excellent Terry Glavin. The abominable Putin is strutting and sneering at the G20. In Reading, England, the so-called Peace Group demonstrates in favour of the slaughter in Syria continuing. UK commentators on the so-called (post-socialist) left are still saying things like "if" chemical weapons have been used by the Assad regime. What the f*** does it matter now who used them? Just make it stop. By any means necessary. There are good reasons why chemical weapons are illegal. Always. Everywhere. Anywhere. Although Churchill was a big fan of them, I read the other day.

War is peace. Death is life. Ignorance is strength.


Peter Risdon said...

Churchill wasn't a big fan of them.

He once suggested using tear gas - not poison gas - instead of bullets to quell an uprising somewhere. That humanitarian suggestion has been misrepresented, often deliberately by extremists.

Jane Griffiths said...

War Office minute, 1919:
"I do not understand this squeamishness about the use of gas. We have definitely adopted the position at the Peace Conference of arguing in favour of the retention of gas as a permanent method of warfare. It is sheer affectation to lacerate a man with the poisonous fragment of a bursting shell and to boggle at making his eyes water by means of lachrymatory gas. I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes. The moral effect should be so good that the loss of life should be reduced to a minimum. It is not necessary to use only the most deadly gasses: gasses can be used which cause great inconvenience and would spread a lively terror and yet would leave no serious permanent effects on most of those affected."[1]

Anonymous said...

Churchill is no sacred cow.

Mroe liek a boozy bullock.

Forget him.

Don't like kids beign murdered.

Reading peacniks should BE nicked - if Reading Gaol wasn't going to be closed.

Anonymous said...

That's the trouble anon, 2251, people like you are too ready to forget that a boozy bullock saved us.
Would you have been happier with appeasement and being called Herman?

Jane Griffiths said...

hahaha lolz

Anonymous said...

Ooh - having a go at Johnny Foreigner, are we?

A rose by any other name etc

Anonymous said...

Jonny Foreigners aren't vey nice when they slaughter people.