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From Russia with Confusion: Political Round-Up

After mentioning Russia with Cuba in the blog this week, I thought I’d round up some recent political thinking and events. I would have shown sympathy to the ‘Windrush’ victims a few years ago, but have received too much negativity, even when trying to be friendly and accommodating during the greenygrey years, although I have met many who were good. Now, I just feeling like writing the flip side of the coin is the ‘Homes Children’: vulnerable British white children who were sent around the ‘Empire/Commonwealth’ at the same time that immigrants were being enticed to Blighty! Moreover, the same kinds of children have been similarly abused over the last thirty years on our ‘sceptred isle’!!

‘Killing Own People’ Hypocrisy

Readers may ask what that’s got to do with Russia, and I only remembered half way through that paragraph. During the recent Syrian ‘chemical attack’ that resulted in Western bombing, Assad was described as being beyond evil for killing his own people; the same as Putin for the Salisbury one. As Peter Hitchens and some military experts argued, there didn’t seem to be any proof or rationale for Assad having launched the attack, as his forces were in the ascendency at the time. The Salisbury trail also seems to have gone cold, and certainly doesn’t seem as clear as ‘serial love cheat’ Boris Johnson claimed straight afterwards.

I also thought it was hypocritical for the ‘establishment’ to criticise Assad for killing own people after numerous cases of the ‘establishment’ doing just that with British people: from World War One, through the Homes Children to the recent grooming scandals, with some victims or their families having died. Soldiers are left homeless after serving the country, while the ‘establishment’ welcomes I.S. volunteers back and many such people seem to enjoy comfortable lives at the taxpayers expense.

I feel sorry for Stephen Lawrence and his family, but what about a memorial day for the victims of grooming too, such as Lucy Lowe. She was killed along with her family, but has hardly dented the national conscience, despite being even younger than Lawrence, and a whole family being attacked.

Cold War and Traitors

While I was an ideological supporter of socialism during the 1980s and 1990s, along with most working-class union members, as I wrote last week, even Russia has left communism behind now.

That means I’m freed from having any leanings toward them. Putin declaring his dislike for ‘traitors’ also makes me think I shouldn’t be a ‘traitor’ to ‘my country’. However, I still want to criticise my country, taking part in its democracy.

While I criticise ‘my country’ for seeming to ally with Islamists fighting Assad in Syria, Russia doesn’t seem to be any more virtuous, allying with Shia extremists in the self-proclaimed Islamist State of Iran. What would Marx and Lenin make of it!?

SAS Provide ‘Ideological Escape Route’?

The war against terror and I.S., defending ourselves while freeing victims such as the Yazidi women provided a world conflict I could really support. Now a return to a ‘Cold War’, seemingly divided on different sides of the Islamic Sunni-Shia civil war, doesn’t have the same inspiration. Hopefully things will get better, with Korea great news this week.

When I’ve watched documentaries about the SAS I feel that they are the closest to how I’d like to see Blighty’s image, but I also have some reservations when hearing them talk of operations against ‘communist rebels’, some of whom I probably thought had the moral high ground against a tyrannical power elite leadership.

Of course, it wasn’t the soldiers’ fault. When they sign up for the ‘country’ they have to fight where they are ordered. The Russian special forces and those from other countries are certainly no different.

The Left are Just as Biased

While I feel sorry for any innocent Rohingya victims, their conflict reminds me of the one in Kosovo I studied for my PhD thesis. In both cases the Muslim minority migrants started the conflict, and then portrayed themselves as the victims after the majority government reacted. If the Aleppo ‘chemical attack’ was a set-up, as many of the ‘victims’ claimed in a Russian news conference, saying some people just shouted it was a chemical attack and poured water over them, then it’s another case of Islamists trying to use their own people for their propaganda technique of ‘victimhood’; mixed with the strong superiority type such as I.S. torture and execution videos.

It’s ironic that some of the ‘left’ who tried to silence me for writing my views, such as the above about Kosovo, now seem to be on that side of the fence as Corbynistas; maybe they realise now what I was arguing! They probably supported the ‘underdog Italian Islamist’ against me in the department, but now she’s presenting papers at NATO conferences!!

As for me, I’m proud to be a stale pale male like Peter Hitchens… and Andrew Neil… who I usually agree with, but didn’t like his attack on poor Peter!

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Islamists Deserve Nazi Comparison: But Which Ones?

The Al-Shabab attack on Nairobi, Kenya‘s Westgate shopping centre is a reminder about who Western leaders are helping in Syria. While the Syrian conflict is terrible for innocent civilians, the ‘West’ should not provide any help to rebels containing al-Quaeda elements. Their ‘help’ would soon filter down to groups like Al-Shabab, and other groups trying to Islamise Africa.

Hi, it’s Wolf Whitzer, intrepid satirical comedy newshound at the Greenygrey with an unfortunately very serious news report.

Framing Syria in History

English: A volcano called Syria
English: A volcano called Syria (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While Western leaders were trying to build support for action against Assad in Syria they framed the conflict with WWII historical references.

Top British and American leaders compared their decision on Syria to that which the Allies faced with the Nazis in 1938: warning of the dangers of appeasement, and Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons to the Nazis’ gassing of nearly 6 million people during World War II.

Al-Shabab Kenya Attack Shows Syria Complexity 

However, even if Assad did use chemical weapons there is no good side in Syria to support, with the rebels infiltrated by Islamic Fundamentalists like the Al-Shabab who attacked Nairobi, Kenya‘s Westgate shopping centre this weekend. 

Their singling out of non-Muslims (the inferior kafir non-believers, white and non-white to Islamists) for execution is reminiscent of the Nazis’ persecution of undesirables, and should awaken those thinking of helping them in Syria up to the reality of who they would be supporting.

Al-Quaeda are the Nazis to be Isolated

Assad’s Syrian government might have similarities to the Nazis, but the al-Quaeda inspired rebels have more; and more hatred of non-Muslim kafirs.

We should remember that we (non-Muslims) are all considered inferior to them, and they want to martyr themselves because they believe they are going somewhere better; somewhere very similar to the Christian heaven written in the bible about 500 years before their heaven became known.

The ‘West’ should view all al-Quaeda groups like the Nazis before World War II, and not provide any appeasement or support to them. That means staying out of Syria.

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British Media Blame Britain for Syria Chemical Attack

Hi, it’s Gnome-Chomper Wolf, creative critical analyst in the nether regions of the Greenygrey world; in the style of Noam Chomsky. While Noam Chomsky and his friend Herman tend to criticise everything Western, I tend to be more balanced, in line with Greenygrey thinking.

British Media Frame Britain for Sarin Attack 

Herman - Contentment Closeup
Herman – Contentment Closeup (Photo credit: toastie97)

With Britain opting out of attacking Syria, I hoped the media would stop focusing on it so much, with it being only one of many conflicts going on in the world at the moment.

However, not only has the media continued warmongering, but it is also trying to bring the British government into the frame for the Syrian chemical attacks; as seen in the Daily Mail.

While I don’t agree with selling dangerous elements to unstable and aggressive regimes, Kev Lilburn highlighted on Facebook that the sodium fluoride and potassium fluoride in question are used in toothpaste and cosmetics, and weren’t banned from being sold to Syria at the time.

I think this kind of reckless story can inspire British citizens to turn against the British government, for false reasons, and even lead to tragic attacks like that on Drummer Lee Rigby in May.

Chapman as Brian Cohen in Life of Brian
Chapman as Brian Cohen in Life of Brian (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is just the kind of story loved by the George Galloway’s left-wingers who blame everything on Britain and the ‘West’ even if they have democratically voted to stay out of the conflict, and it’s the left-wingers’ beloved leaders in Syria, who are overseeing and doing all the killing.

Herman and Chomsky Propaganda Model

The ‘right-wingDaily Mail reporting this as a sensationalist story criticising the mainly ‘right-wing’ Conservative-LibDems coalition government goes totally against Herman and Chomsky’s Propaganda Model of Media, as found by Marc Latham in his research on the Kosovo Conflict. Marc wrote:

“Herman and Chomsky also theorise that the media would accept ‘one’s own state’ tells the truth; but the discussion section showed the media openly commented on the ‘propaganda’ being released by NATO in a two-way propaganda battle, and warned when it was unverified.

Herman and Chomsky also: ‘expect great investigatory zeal in the search for enemy villainy…but diminished enterprise in examining such matters in connection with one’s own and friendly states;’ but the results and discussion section showed the media spent as much time investigating the NATO collateral damage incidents as the reports of Serb war crimes, and this was especially true of the NYT after the Chinese embassy bombing.” 

Marc Latham’s PhD thesis was published by Lambert Publishing and is available for a lot of money on Amazon.

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