So, let's see if we've got this Syria thing straight ...
1 The ruler of Syria is “Big Al” Basher Assad who leads the Ba'athists, a special kind of Muslim who believe in ... well, being in power, mainly. The Ba'athists will stop at nothing to stay on top, even if it means gassing and bombing innocent children (because everyone know how dangerous children are, the treacherous little bastards).
2 Basher is fighting a civil war against a rag-tag army of different sorts of Muslims including units of Al-Qaeda and various sorts of jihadists. They aren't above doing a little bit of massacring themselves, especially of Christians (because everyone know how dangerous Christians are, the treacherous little bastards).
3 Because Basher used poison gas against
4 Mr.Putrid, the leader of Russia, likes Basher. He says Basher didn't do it, and President O'Barmy had better not attack Basher or else.
5 But President O'Barmy carries on making his threats, so Mr.Putrid climbs down and says “OK, maybe my mate Basher was a wee bit careless with his poison gas and might just have slightly killed one or two toddlers, so we'll make him hand over all his poison gas so he can't do it again.”
6 President O'Barmy says that's a jolly good idea but he might just carry out one or two tiny weeny pin-pricks as a warning to Basher to behave himself in future.
7 The world's press leaps up and down, crying “Whoopee, what a humiliating defeat for President O'Barmy, and what a great statesman Mr.Putrid is! He really showed those Yanks, the wily old fox!”
8 Basher and the jihadists carry on doing whatever they damn well like, so all the children and Christians in Syria run away and live in concentration camps, except for 5,000 who Mrs.Mirky says can go and stay in Germany, because if there's one thing her countrymen really understand it's the mass movement and housing of minorities.
Now, can anyone tell me which of those eight paragraphs actually makes any sense at all? Because I'm buggered if I know. It certainly isn't number seven.
And while I'm on the subject, another humiliating defeat was inflicted on David Cameroon when parliament voted down his proposal that we should help O'Barmy with his pin-pricks. Apparently that showed him how big and tough parliament is, and showed the rest of the world what a spineless, ineffective little prat he is.
However, no one has even attempted to explain what the hell else he was supposed to do. If he hadn't proposed to join the American attacks and there had been more use of chemical weapons, we'd all have been baying for Cameroon's blood and screaming about how it was all his fault because he didn't do something.
But when he does try to do something (the wrong thing, admittedly, but something nevertheless) we (a) vote him down and (b) blame him for getting voted down.
I think this all explains why I have written so few pages on this website lately. The world has gone totally bonkers, and I'm the only one who's noticed. So what's the point?
either on this site or on the World Wide Web.
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