Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Is This Really What You Want?

In a speech yesterday in Los Angeles, Tony Blair issued a warning to Iran and Syria:"come into the international community and play by the same rules as us." And what rules would those be, Mr. Blair?
Pre-emptive strikes? The US and the UK have declared the right to use them, does this mean Syria has the right to strike Israel because it landed commandos near the Syrian border. It's obvious that the US and Israel are planning an action against Syria, by the US rules, that gives them the right to strike Israel and us.
Regime change? The US has declared it has the right to effect regime change in countries less friendly to US interests. Does this mean Iran should be trying to effect regime change in the US because of it's hostilities towards Iran as it develops it's peaceful nuclear power agenda?
Political assassinations? Isreal uses these all the time, most recently having attmepted the assassination of two members of the Hamas led government. Does this mean Syria is absolved for it's alleged role in the assassination of Lebanese foreign Minister Hariri?
You see, asshole, when you spout off about how high and fucking mighty you are, you had better make sure that you are all you claim. Otherwise, you're just a hypocrite.


GraemeAnfinson said...

Hey now Lew. You are bringing rationality into the discussion. We are Westerners. We have to put on our "i'm from the West, I get special rules" hat. Think with a double standard.

It really is mind boggeling. And to top it off, the democrats are nearly as bad.

GraemeAnfinson said...

or boggling rather. I can't type or spell. A deadly combo

sumo said...

Just pick any two countries in the middle east and you have a deadly combo. Heh!

pissed off patricia said...

If he's dishing it out, he better be willing to take it.

Blair and bush seem to feel they are the sheriff of the world and that role comes without rules or fairness or even an iota of common sense.

glenda said...

Hypocrite supreme is the bushocrite and bLIAR. Their sense of entitlement knwos no bounds. Wonder if bLIAR is a dry drunk running his country on empty too.

Peacechick Mary said...

The only way the Arab countries could meet their standards would be for them to bleach their skin white and wear suits and ties. "Like us" converts to you're different and we don't like that.

karena said...

Lew, I'm not so sure Syria did assassinate Hiariri (sp?) so they may be off the hook for that one. The only thing that makes Blair seem one iota smarter then BushClown is the accent. We need to run his speeches through the "dialectizer" and listen to him talking in a corn-pone voice. I get tired of people claiming he is such a statesman because his speeches are so great. He says the same thing with a different accent and that's all there is to that.

anita said...

You're absolutely right. It's like: do what I say not what I do

Unfortunately it's also ironic.

Good post!

Thanks for visiting.

Lew Scannon said...

I said 'allegedly'.

karena said...

Lew, Sorry I missed that "allegedly."