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"You have to consider the lives of your soldiers, and how worthwhile is the thing you are trying to achieve. Is it worth the risk? Is it a sound military tactic to go face to face with the Taliban, does it really matter how many we kill? Vietnam demonstrated that a high body count does not necessarily win wars. The more we kill, the more the Taliban recruit. It seems we are walking into an ambush."
"In one attack an officer lost an arm, both legs and his genitals, but survived through the excellent medical care. "
"Britain's major pub companies were accused today of "strangling" the brewing industry and "exploiting" drinkers. The Good Beer Guide, published by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) today, said pub chains had forced their landlords to pay high rents while using their dominance to demand big discounts from brewers.
The growth of the pub company - or pubco - which do not produce their own beer, originally came as a result of attempts to benefit consumers, according to the guide. The Government took action in the early 1990s to weaken the control of the national brewing companies by forcing them to sell off a large proportion of their pubs.
Many of these outlets were bought by companies backed by foreign banks. The best-known include Enterprise, Punch and Pubmaster.
A nationalist government would most definitely take a firm hand with these oligarchies; they are selling yet another part of our birthright.
If these Somalis are not repatriated Bristol will be turned into a mini-Mogadishu hell-hole
These tragic sacrifies of fine young people by this evil regime are unbearable. I too of course have an absolutely visceral loathing of Brown. He just can't stop the spinning and the distortion - just now about helicopters
This is his stock-in-trade; he did it for years as Chancellor with the finances. It took years of course for the scale of the con-job to become generally apparent; but Brown cannot hide the devastating effects of IEDs and the miserable failure and dereliction of duty on his part to at least equip our people properly in this extremely ill-advised venture
This monstrosity was of course adopted lock, stock and barrel thanks to the evil Blair
This Guardian article about control orders, and in particular the responses to it, is well worth a look
Islamist invaders are reliable; they lie and they lie and they lie again. They wouldn't know the truth if it hit them in the face. If they swallowed a nail it would come out the other end as a corkscrew
'He was so full of life and permanently had a cheeky grin on his face. I am so proud to be his wife. As well as the army, his family were his life.
'He was the best daddy to Kai and Brooke and he will live on through them. Lee will always be in our thoughts and hearts and greatly missed by his Dad, Mum, Kelly, Dean and Denise.”
Damn you and your phoney "patriotic duty" to hell Brown
Next year the OECD predict that the UK will try to borrow an amazing sum equivalent to 14% of Gross Domestic Product. It may well not be possible to finance this; large tax rises and massive spending cuts are inevitable in any case. And of course the loathsome Brown is sending our young lads out to die in this stupid war with wholly inadequate equipment.
Christ, I understand, said that we should give all we have to the poor. He did not however enjoin us to put our ourselves in hock to the Chinese and the Saudis and give the sums borrowed to Africans.
This is quite mad. If Brown wanted to be a missionary fine, with luck he would have ended up in the cooking pot. But he is supposed to be representing and fighting for British interests; as if! What a sick joke
"What then can be done? (Apart, of course, from widespread and vigorous miscegenation, which is the best answer, but perhaps tricky to arrange as public policy.) First, we need to raise still more taxes …And the final answer, frankly, is the vigorous use of state power to coerce and repress. It may be my Presbyterian background, but I firmly believe that repression can be a great, civilising instrument for good. Stamp hard on certain 'natural' beliefs for long enough and you can almost kill them off. The police are first in line to be burdened further, but a new Race Relations Act will impose the will of the state on millions of other lives too."
Coerce and repress the man said, and they have been as good as their word
Meanwhile the absurd buffoon in Downing St has just given the game away again by openly admitting that we are in deadly danger because of Islamic colonisation of our country
"The Prime Minister said the campaign in Afghanistan was a "patriotic duty" to keep the streets of Britain safe from the threat of terrorist attack. He acknowledged that there was public concern about the campaign, but he insisted that it was part of a "clear strategy" to clear the terrorist networks from Afghanistan and Pakistan in order to protect the streets of Britain." Press Association
Naturally this can only be dealt with in Halifax, not Helmand; that's our patriotic duty
Essentially a neo-con stooge he wrote that; "What we may be witnessing is not just the end of the Cold War, or the passing of a particular period of post-war history, but the end of history as such... That is, the end point of mankind's ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government."
To claim that we were on the verge of the "end of history" because one particular economic/social model, and that not a particularly viable one, would triumph over all else was extremely hubristic to put it mildly
He failed to forsee amongst other things the rise of militant Islam, the rise of the less than liberal Chinese state and nation, the oil war in Iraq and the fatal flaws in the western system that have led to its near collapse.
Not very good really, but unfortunately this bizarre philosophising became received wisdom in the years that followed Fukiyama's musings. Here for instance we have the callow, shallow idiot Clegg telling us he's all in favour of the mad, tragic, unwinnable folly in Afghanistan.
"I am a Liberal interventionist, who believes military action is justified when supported by reason and the law. I support the aim of our mission wholeheartedly"
Nationalists are right, and these criminal idiots are wrong