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.
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