The Madness Of President George

Two items depicting the madness of America hit the headlines today. The first involved the White House and its administration, which in response to Russia’s deployment in Georgia, pulled out all the stops by offering Poland whatever sweeteners were necessary to persuade its government to site US missiles on its territory.[1]

The Poles had been unwilling to make a deal; a high percentage of its populace are opposed to any US missile bases on Polish soil. Today, the US raised its offer. Obviously, the rewards were such that the Polish government couldn’t possibly refuse, for we hear today that an agreement has been reached.

So far, the US offer has not been made public. Given the situation in Georgia, this can be nothing more than a deliberate escalation of tensions between Russia and the US.

What does it tell us?

It says that any agreement with Poland at this time, particularly one so hastily convened, is an attempt to kick Russia in the teeth, a face-saving exercise in the light of Russia’s obvious challenge to the US not to assume it can walk in and take control of nations sitting on the Russian border.

It may have been politic to wait awhile, to respect the obvious concerns of another nation still sloughing off the dead skin of bankruptcy and political turmoil. But that’s not the way of George W Bush and his cavalry of dead-beat Republican bully-boys, more at home with the game of fisty-cuffs, than the delicacies of a chess board.

Meanwhile, US secretary of state Condoleeza Rice, obsessing on events of forty years ago, flies into Georgia with handkerchief poised to mop up the pathetic tears of a failed US-trained lawyer-cum-political leader, whose only destiny is to whine about how he took on an ex-superpower and lost.

Back home in Texas (where else?) school teachers are being issued handguns in an ill-thought-out attempt to defend their pupils from possible attack by gunmen who aren’t necessarily school teachers.[2]

The brain-dead local school superintendent of Harrold district, David Thweatt, says:

“”When the federal government started making schools gun-free zones, that’s when all of these shootings started……. if something were to happen here, I’d much rather be calling a parent to tell them that their child is OK because we were able to protect them.”

Always assuming, Mister Thweatt, one of your teachers doesn’t overreact and accidentally shoot one of the pupils in the head, or neck, or stomach.

Perhaps, a more sensible suggestion would be to simply arm every school pupil from kindergarten upwards, and let them defend themselves, probably from the teachers when detention is given out?

Mister Thweatt, you are a thweatt….a total thweatt….or, to put it another way, you’re a total twat.

God Bless President George and America! For sure, no bugger else will.

[1] “Russian anger at US missile deal” BBC, August 15th 2008

[2] “Guns for Texas school’s teachers” BBC, August 16th 2008

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The Hypocrisy Continues

There are times the arrogance of the United States leaves one speechless. While still in the aftermath of a preemptive invasion of a sovereign nation, the occupation of its capital city, and having overthrown its government, US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice stands in front of the world’s press and, while condemning the recent actions of Russia, announces:

“This is not 1968, where Russia can threaten a neighbor, occupy a capital, overthrow a government and get away with it. Things have changed.”

Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he sees no likelihood of US military intervention in Georgia, though fears US/Russia relations may have been damaged for years to come.[1][2]

Neither of these self-opinionated idiots acknowledges the true reason why US/Russian relations have gone adrift. It has nothing directly to do with the recent conflagration in Georgia. However, both of them are playing to a gallery of arrogant, self-centered, individuals who form a large percentage of the US population, and hang on every word spouted by the clown, Bush, and an attendant bevy of would-be circus entertainers known as his ‘administration’.

Ever since the USSR overreached itself in Afghanistan in the early 1990’s and collapsed into bankruptcy, ably assisted by a contingent of greed-mongers who helped themselves to the contents of the Russian treasury before fleeing with their ill-gotten gains to the sanctuary of Britain and America, the West – led by the US – has been picking off ex-Soviet satellite states like a vulture rips meat from a decomposing corpse. It’s objective: to advance its powerbase by installing in these nations ‘NATO’ military bases right on the Russian border. The US has used NATO as an umbrella to conceal its true intent, the siting of a series of missile batteries along the Russian border threatening that nation and its natural assets, the huge off-shore oil and gasfields of its northern and far-eastern coastal regions.[3]

The clown, Bush, tells the world his missiles will protect against a Middle East rogue-state nuclear attack on Israel or the West. Anyone who’s ever picked up a globe of the world is aware that preventing such an attack would be best served by siting missiles in Saudi Arabia, (a staunch American ally) not Georgia or Poland or Czechoslovakia. Given the remote possibility any rogue nation in the Middle East (are we talking Iran here?) could produce a rocket with the range to reach the US, then missiles sited anywhere within the EU would serve as well, if not better, than on the Russian border.

The tide of Russia’s prosperity ebbed, and like a seafood salesman collecting wares the West went beachcombing along the Russian shoreline, acquiring nations as though they were errant crabs and tossing them into the basket of NATO. Now, the tide has turned and is reclaiming its own, or at least those parts happy to be reclaimed. The South Ossetians and Abkhazians are just two of them.

There’s no reason on earth why the West and Russia cannot get along. Invariably, its the West that tries to gain political capital from every Russian move. The nation isn’t perfect, but neither is the US or EU. All that prevents entente cordial is the politicians and their power struggles.

Bush, Rice, and Gates have been manipulating the crisis in Georgia to their own ends. It’s a pity that many in the US are so arrogant, dim, and poorly educated, as to provide an eager and willing audience for these political buffoons.

[1] “US sends aid, but rethinks policy” BBC, Aug 13th 2008

[2] ” US warns Russia of lasting impact” BBC, Aug 14th 2008

[3] “Russian offshore oil and gas resources”

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