Pomp 21 April 2011Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, AFRICOM, Divertissements, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Total fucking lunatics, WAR!.
Corporal Andrew Skinner from 1st Battalion Mercian Regiment shows ram Derby to former England women’s cricket captain Baroness Rachel Heyhoe-Flint after she was awarded the freedom of Wolverhampton [AFP/GETTY]
and a whole lotta circumstance…
I think Derby the ram is saying quietly, Holy Fucking Fuck! Unhand me! Return me to my meadow! I am NOT a Dog! I am not amenable to “walkies”!
Also in the column of pomp and circumstance is Libya… John Ellis, Bush relative, calls it, meaning L’Obster’s move to permit armed drones over Libya, a “tactic in search of a strategy”…
It is also a nightmare.
He quotes from a FT article:
[I]t is hard to see how regime change can be achieved, and its consequences managed, without committing ground forces, at least in a stabilisation role. This would be a huge step, threatening an open-ended entanglement, though Libya’s population is only a fraction of Iraq’s or Afghanistan’s. It would split the Nato alliance, many of whose members are unwilling even to join the bombing campaign. It would engage Britain, France and the US in a deployment to arbitrate the future of Libya, while Iraq and Afghanistan remain unfinished business. . . .
yup: Q U A G M I R E