This has been a week of personnel change. The DVD asset Boris Berezovsky very sensibly decided to commit suicide (no offense intended), MI5 Chief Sir Jonathan Evans has announced he’s stepping down and David Miliband is quitting Britain.
As I may have observed in a posted comment, before an IT snafu made uploading comments problematic, Hugo Chavez was already dead. Precisely when he did snuff it is a matter for informed speculation within INTELCOM
This week has seen one of the more monumental diplomatic gaffes of recent years. Argentina’s crass Foreign Minister Hector Timerman stated on a visit to London (of all places) that “The Falkland Islanders do not exist.”
Firstly may I extend my deepest condolences to the loved ones of the victims, to Governor Malloy and the people of Connecticut, and to the United States generally, over this appalling tragedy. The loss of young life is even more tragic as it was avoidable.
Not much to be thankful for in the Middle East, sadly. Like turkeys voting for Christmas the Israeli Government have let southern Israel in for further rocket bombardment from Gaza Strip, a lot less fun place than the Vegas Strip.
Apparently the Department of Justice were surprised when British Home Secretary Theresa May very properly refused to extradite the computer hacker Gary McKinnon. I don’t know why. The decision was clearly correct and Blind Freddy could see it coming.
A significant event occurred this week in Britain. There were significant events elsewhere of course, including in Danville Kentucky, where Vice-President Biden cheered up the troops at the cost of alienating independents with his rudeness and smirking.
It’s good to see the US media asking questions the tremulous British media dare not ask. Why did HRH Prince Harry’s police protection officers permit those photographs to be taken and who is covering their backs?
For once I am in complete agreement with Piers Morgan. Straussy, Giles Clarke and Hugh Morris at ECB and the selectors have bungled this badly. Clarke and Morris need to resign for the sake of English cricket and Strauss should step down as captain.
Fascist_Decapitator: Thank you for the great news, Mr Duff.
Death by DECAPITATION to the Khazars.
Franklin Lamb: I mainly agree, but with a caveat re your last two lines. We should consider that empires don't give up easily or lose gracefully.
Chandler: I look forward to Part II. You are right on!
shachalnur: Nasrallah,in his Resistance and Liberation Day speech today ,said:
"The Kaftiri controlling the bordercities is a threat to all Lebanese,especially the Sunni's"
Is that a veiled threat ,considering the escalating situation in ...