Allies and Enemies

posted at 12:40 pm on September 12, 2009 by Track-A-'Crat

Forget for a moment, if you can, that of the two so-called leaders above, one looks like he’s been caught during a trademark mouth-breathe and the other looks like an aged and bloated Michael Jackson, and prepare to be amazed (once again) at the depthless stupidity of those who rule over us.

As if the recent release of mass murderer Abdel Basset Mohamed al-Megrahi (and subsequent revelation that it was essentially done in exchange for some black gold) were not humiliating enough, the United Kingdom has somewhat remarkably trumped itself in successive intelligence-defying decisions.

Brief aside: Scotland is not even a fully sovereign nation, lacking as it does the capacity to form and conduct its own foreign and defense policies, and was the chief architect behind al-Megrahi’s release.  Can America not therefore deem Scotland a hostile non-state actor and act accordingly?

Back to the main point: according to the Daily Telegraph, for the past six months the SAS has been training Gaddafi’s soldiers, which some within the SAS find distasteful for many reasons, not least of all the fact that the Col’s regime,

for years provided Republican terrorists with the Semtex explosive, machine-guns and anti-aircraft missiles used against British troops during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Talk about asking for trouble.  The SAS + Libyan troops = nothing good.

Have we learned nothing from enabling vicious leaders elsewhere to become even more malicious in intent and capable in action?

I guess I should just get with the now.  Yesterday’s enemies are today’s allies, and trust but verify has been replaced with trust and then trust some more.  Seeing as Libya’s our new BFF, then why don’t we just go right ahead and give them back all those WMDs that they surrendered a few years ago?

Perhaps Prime Minister Brown is simply adhering to Lord Palmerston’s timeless maxim that,

We have no eternal allies and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and these interests it is our duty to follow.

But still.

It’s Gaddafi.

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lol he looks like a fat
washed up
strung out

stressed out

and rotting version of Prince

blatantblue on September 12, 2009 at 12:41 PM

Can America not therefore deem Scotland a hostile non-state actor and act accordingly?

Invade Scotland? That`d be something different and fun watching the MSM find some kind of oil/racism angle. :)

“Damn it, there`s no oil and they`re all lily white!”

ThePrez on September 12, 2009 at 12:50 PM

Heh. Gaddafi has loads of homemade medals on his nightshirt. I wonder which ones are for honor killing, stoning women and raping children? All favorite pastimes of the Libyan regime.

Guardian on September 12, 2009 at 12:52 PM

Heh. Gaddafi has loads of homemade medals on his nightshirt. I wonder which ones are for honor killing, stoning women and raping children? All favorite pastimes of the Libyan regime.

Guardian on September 12, 2009 at 12:52 PM

from a cereal box

Mini Allah Bites

blatantblue on September 12, 2009 at 12:54 PM

MohammaCrunch

blatantblue on September 12, 2009 at 12:55 PM

It is one thing to end sanctions based upon Gaddafi’s having complied with all UN resolutions (unlike Saddam), it is another to start trading with him & thus prop up his vile regime. But to then help train his soldiers? That is a step too far.

Can America not therefore deem Scotland a hostile non-state actor and act accordingly

I, for one, am willing to throw myself on the nearest bottle of single malt. Indeed, I will not sit around waiting for such an event to occur. I shall take matters into my own hands and go out to procure such a device.

See you later.

rbj on September 12, 2009 at 12:58 PM

Invade Scotland? That`d be something different and fun watching the MSM find some kind of oil/racism angle. :)

“Damn it, there`s no oil and they`re all lily white!”

ThePrez on September 12, 2009 at 12:50 PM

Er, there is oil ….

This whole story is a national disgrace.

Hope on September 12, 2009 at 1:04 PM

One of the few Reagan failures…Not enough bombs…..

adamsmith on September 12, 2009 at 1:18 PM

I have a hard enough time suffering our own “leaders”. I wouldn’t survive having to live in Britain.

rrpjr on September 12, 2009 at 1:19 PM

Invade Scotland? That`d be something different and fun watching the MSM find some kind of oil/racism angle. :)

“Damn it, there`s no oil and they`re all lily white!”

ThePrez on September 12, 2009 at 12:50 PM

Fixed myself.

ThePrez on September 12, 2009 at 1:26 PM

Stick a fork in Britain, it’s done.

infidel4life on September 12, 2009 at 1:29 PM

We’ve got plenty of good reasons to criticize Brown w/o mocking so-called “mouth breathing”. I watched the vid. He might have had a cold. Whatever.

jgapinoy on September 12, 2009 at 2:17 PM

lol he looks like a fat
washed up
strung out

stressed out

and rotting version of Prince

not to mention Ghaddafi…

mark on September 12, 2009 at 2:29 PM

I volunteer for any occupation of Scotland.

I tried to zoom in on the picture, but cannot make out enough detail – I swear two of those ribbons are US; the Armed Forces Expeditionary and the ARCAM…

LTC John on September 12, 2009 at 2:32 PM

He seems to be really dying:

Megrahi’s ‘health deteriorating’

aengus on September 12, 2009 at 3:02 PM

Clearly the SAS are none to please;

Another SAS soldier said: “The IRA was our greatest adversary now we are training their backers. There was a weary rolling of the eyes when we were told about this”… Robin Horsfall, a former SAS soldier who took part in the Iranian Embassy siege in 1980 and fought the IRA in Northern Ireland, said: “There is a long list of British soldiers who have died because of Gaddafi funding terrorists.

The SAS is being ordered to do something it knows is morally wrong.’’

And the blowback has reached the frontlines;

UK: Soldiers ‘could mutiny over PM’s Libyan stance’

PRIME Minister Gordon Brown was warned that soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan had threatened to down arms over his refusal to back IRA victims’ battle for compensation from Libya, previously unseen documents have revealed.

Mr Brown, who despite offering on Sunday to help victims travel to Libya next month, has steadfastly refused to call on the Libyans to compensate them, was warned by Lord Brennan, the eminent London QC, that some British soldiers were so disillusioned by their Government’s stance they could stop fighting.

He told Mr Brown that the soldiers, who are understood to be relatives of IRA victims, were asking why they should fight in the ‘war on terror’ when their Government was refusing to fight for victims of terrorism.

Away with these Leftist Quislings… bring on the next Iron Lady Thatcher.

Terp Mole on September 12, 2009 at 5:11 PM

Looks like something THE ONE has a hand in. I’m sure the SAS boys know what “fragged” means. A few doctored rounds and a short fused grenade or two? I mean WTF is going on?

flyoverboy on September 12, 2009 at 6:42 PM

Small point.

If anyone thinks the release of the mass murderer was done without the knowledge of the US administration they are deluding themselves. Brown has nowhere near enough backbone to pull a stunt like this.

This was signed off by the US. It is possible the FBI did not sign off on it, as the director went nuclear, but the FBI has no say in foreign matters.

Another facet to this disgrace.

Anders on September 12, 2009 at 8:10 PM

jgapinoy – you are right, there are plenty of more legitimate reasons to criticize Brown than for his mouth-breathing, but, as far as I’m concerned, it’s just another string to the bow. Plus it’s so weird.

Anders – Obama without doubt knew about this in advance. And there are always ways and means for the US to mitigate against an outcome such as this. That it turned out as bad as it did reflects the Obama administration’s indifference, at best, and acceptance, at worst.

Track-A-'Crat on September 12, 2009 at 8:35 PM

Kaddafi flies into the Big Apple;

Kaddafi likely to stay at swanky Pierre Hotel

Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy has ditched plans to pitch tents in New Jersey and likely will stay in the swanky Pierre Hotel when he hits town for a UN shindig, police sources say.

The would-be Bedouin of Bergen County and his flunkies have also rented several suites at some of the city’s other top hotels for the gathering of the UN General Assembly, the sources told the Daily News.

The meeting starts Tuesday, but Khadafy isn’t expected to arrive until the following week

(Note to anti-Khadafy demonstrators: The nearest subway stop to the Pierre is at Fifth Ave. and 59th St., the N, R and W lines.)

In a post-9/11 America, the mastermind of PAF103 air piracy and mass murder of 189 American innocents should NOT be allowed anywhere near NYC airspace.

The Guide of the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriyaholds no public office or title. If Foggy Bottom can restrict Libya’s NJ residence to “Ambassadorial use only“, surely the (allegedly) outraged Obama can restrict this terrorist outcaste from US airspace.

FLASHBACK 1989: JFK Intn’l is where Kaddafi’s mass-murdered Lockerbie dead were forklifted in cardboard boxes for their families to retrieve from airport livestock storage.

JFK is the LAST place Kaddafi should be permitted to set foot. The very idea is yet another agonizing injury to the victims’ families grief.

/Kaddafi delenda est

Terp Mole on September 13, 2009 at 11:52 AM

Terp Mole,

Another update to your update: the UK has also seemingly agreed that the murderer of PC Yvonne Fletcher will never be tried in the UK.

Yvonne Fletcher was murdered in 1984, while on duty during a protest outside the Libyan embassy in London. Someone in the embassy opened fire on the protestors with a Sterling submachine gun. Fletcher’s fiancé was on duty with her and watched her die.

Apparently, if you’re Libyan, then you can do anything and not be held accountable.

Track-A-'Crat on September 13, 2009 at 12:28 PM

Track-A-’Crat: Another update to your update: the UK has also seemingly agreed that the murderer of PC Yvonne Fletcher will never be tried in the UK.

God rest Yvonne’s soul. But I have a hard time sympathizing with her family. In February 2009, Queenie Fletcher suggested that Megrahi, who at the time was appealing against his conviction for the Lockerbie bombing, should be moved to a prison in Libya… on condition that the Libyan government co-operates with Scotland Yard detectives investigating her daughter’s murder.

Horse trading on other victims families’ grief… pretty low.

Mum of shot WPC calls for Megrahi swap

Mrs Fletcher said: “I know he [Megrahi] is ill and I think he should be returned to a prison in Libya so his family can visit him. The appeal could still go ahead in Scotland, but he could stay in prison in Libya. It’s got to be a fair exchange, so Yvonne’s case can be closed. I’d like the police here to be given permission to interview whoever they’ve got to interview in Libya and see whoever they need to for someone to be brought to trial.”

Queenie Fletcher– along with Dr. Swire’s merry band of Stockholme Syndrome suffering Lockerbie Troofers– were both long time UK advocates for Megrahi’s release.

/fools and tools

Terp Mole on September 13, 2009 at 12:53 PM

infidel4life: Stick a fork in Britain, it’s done.

Outnumbered by invading Muslim hordes, UK Islamo-fascists are busy doing just that. I don’t think that’s an exageration when I read things like this;

Riot police called in as demonstrators clash at anti-Muslim protest

Hundreds of Asian youths threw rocks, bottles and fireworks at riot police last night as anger over an anti-Muslim demonstration spilled onto the streets of Harrow.

Police made ten arrests and fought a series of skirmishes with masked protesters close to Harrow Central Mosque, which had been targeted by demonstrators.

The demonstration was organised by two groups, the English Defence League and Stop the Islamisation of Europe. It was called off after the first 15 supporters to turn up were chased off by counter-demonstrators who outnumbered them heavily.

Anti-Islamic protesters had to be sheltered by riot police who formed a cordon round them and rescued one from a beating after he was caught and set upon by a crowd of Asian youths. As police protected the men, further violence broke out when a number of masked protesters started hurling bottles, rocks and fireworks at officers. The masked youths ignored pleas by a larger crowd of Muslims who urged them to keep the protests peaceful.

While the Fellowship of the SAS are busy training Southron thugs, Sharkey’s ruffians are busy Scouring the Shire back home.

Terp Mole on September 13, 2009 at 2:10 PM