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Maybe we British see ourselves in a new light previously dampened by New Labour and by some Conservatives sucking up to the Great Satan (also known as the USA).
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It the US insurgents win, it will not be good for Israel. Maybe Israel is the next US target? "Syria itself, contrary to what most western media portray, is a long-standing multi-ethnic and religiously tolerant secular state with an Alawite Muslim President Bashar Al-Assad, married to a Sunni wife. The Alawite sect is an offshoot of Shia Islam which doesn’t force their women to wear head scarves and are liberal by Sunni standards, especially in the fundamentalist places like Saudi Arabia where women are forbidden to even hold a driver’s license. The overall Syrian population is a diverse mix of Alawites, Druze and Kurds, Sunnis, and Armenian Orthodox Christians. Were the minority regime of Al-Assad to fall, experts estimate that, like in Egypt, the murky Sunni (as in Saudi Arabia) Muslim Brotherhood organization would emerge as the dominant organized political force, something certainly not welcome in Tel Aviv and certainly not in either Russia or China." http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=32019
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Politicians in the same situation would have been shouted at and yelled at - but they can't take the hint!
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Hague, should have studied this country before taking such an hasty action. He knew the Olympic Games were almost on-top of us and yet went looking for trouble. The sanctions can not hurt Iran as it is a self sufficient country. They hurt the EU, the USA, they have crippled Greece etc. Hence we have shot ourselves in the foot. This is not Iraq, it has a University Professor as leader. It is a country of Universities, Research and is solvent. It has friends such as Russia, China, Japan, India etc. It does not need us nor has any reason to pay heed apart from trying to keep peaceful relations because unlike the UK and USA it is not a warmongering nation.
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I should think Iran has totally forgotten about it. Meanwhile our sanctions have not hit Iran in the least. Greece has had to pull out of the Olympic Games, the EU is suffering, our recession continues all to no avail. Four months have gone by and Iran is under no pressure to make a move. Thanks for your help. "On November 27, after the Iranian parliament approved a bill mandating that Iran-Britain relations be downgraded and the British ambassador expelled, thousands of Iranian students and other citizens held a demonstration to protest against London’s latest round of sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic and to demand that Tehran cut off all diplomatic relations with London. It was the Iranian people’s biggest demonstration against British policy toward Iran and led to the closure of the Iranian Embassy in London and the expulsion of British diplomatic staff from Tehran. The main question relating to these developments is: What does the expulsion of British diplomats from Tehran tell the West? First of all, it proved that sanctions cannot force the Iranian government to come to the negotiating table. Putting more pressure on Iran to compel the country to change its stances is an irrational and outdated policy that has not worked for over 30 years, since the victory of Iran’s Islamic Revolution in 1979. Second, imposing more sanctions on Iran may encourage Iran to take more drastic measures on various issues rather than soften its position. Third, through such action, the West will definitely lose the battle for Iranian people’s hearts and minds. Iranian nationalism is a force to be reckoned with, and if it is given free rein, nothing can stop it, and the West will no longer be able to find any supporter in Iran to help it pursue its policies. The Iranian students made one simple response to British policy, which the West must take seriously. Fourth, the Iranian people’s demonstration against the UK was a response to British policies toward the country since the 17th century, when the country first began meddling in the Persian Gulf region. It was not only a response to the sanctions that London imposed on the Central Bank of Iran. So the West cannot simply interpret the students’ decision to enter the British Embassy as a response to the imposition of more sanctions. The sanctions were only a catalyst for the action. Fifth, continuing diplomatic and political relations with Western countries while they are holding meetings every day to discuss the imposition of more sanctions on Iran, and even to threaten to launch a military attack against Iran, would be meaningless. They cannot be allowed to use political relations with Iran as leverage to increase the pressure on the country. Last but not the least, the Iranian people have proven that they do not worry about diplomatic relations with other countries being cut. While the Iranian administration and parliament observe a kind of conservatism in their policies, the Iranian people do not have these restraints. This indicates that the Iranian people not only do not fear economic isolation but also do not fear political isolation. Abuzar Gohari is an assistant professor at Tehran’s Imam Sadeq University."
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America's Children http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Evils%20in%20Government/depleted_uranium.htm
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It is well known that insurgents encouraged by the West have been or are on the ground and are being directed by Military Advisers.
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We are about to hold the Olympic Games 2012 and this man wants to commit this country to yet another Military engagement. This is beyond madness. Is it that the UK is also a target for an Arab Spring because this could well make this country totally bankrupt? Also, William Hague is already mentioned on at least list for war crimes; The law case of the century: Indictment against NATO military and political leaders http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/06-11-2011/119534-indictment_nato-0/
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Mossad vs Assad? 'CIA death squads behind Syria bloodbath' Moscow has accused the west of stirring up tensions in the Arab world by calling for the overthrow of the Syrian regime. Russia says calls from certain states for the Syrian opposition to avoid dialogue with the government, are only provoking further violence. Author and journalist Webster Tarpley, who's in Damascus, says, it's very simple, western powers are behind the violence in Syria. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L49L6iZSSg
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The UK meddles in Syria (as with Libya, Iraq, Afganistan) “The UK has announced it will allocate some £500,000 ($795,000) to supply non-military aid to the Syrian opposition. The Foreign Secretary says it will help the 'hard-pressed' opposition groups to register violations by the Assad government. RT's Laura Smith says exactly what type of support and equipment the opposition will receive is yet to be determined. What is already known is that the aid package is likely to include secure telephones that the British Foreign Secretary hopes will be used to document the regime's violence.” RT News Somewhat typical Comment “Those are terrorists, they kill innocents and THEY (the rebels) are the reason why Syria is going down the drain, bombing everything and shooting at everything. Why the f*** do the US and the UK, NATO always have to support those radical groups? Why? they claim they have some thing called 'war on terror', and yet they are funding radical islamists like the 'free' syrian army. If they want peace in Syria, funding terror isn't the solution” This is what I perceive, this what all those who voted for George Galloway perceive, yet this government is blind to this!
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The US intervenes in UK affairs to a far greater extent than is ever appreciated. The European Movement for example, received a huge amount of funding from the USA.
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If it is true that the death toll in Iraq was well over 1M were killed then it follows that there are now well over 1M children without fathers. Wars are not adventures. Here is an extract from a recent letter from a school friend: "Sad to tell,my father was killed on Sept 16th 1942 when I was nine months old. Sadly,he and his submarine are now at the bottom of the sea just south of Sicily having hit a mine." That is a one morsel of an example of how millions of kids have suffered due to wars in modern times for halfwitted politicians seeking profit through arms sales and self-aggrandisement.
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Britain came close to revolution in 1830-32. Thank goodness there were no superpowers around arming and encouraging revolution. Hence we were spared the bloodbaths caused by nonentity know-alls such as Clinton and Blair. Philip Hammond please stick with this policy of non-intervention.
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European global expansion - Looks as if the whole of Europe set South!
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"The Rhine is very likely to freeze over in places this month; and a lot of other rivers and waterways in Europe and SE England" - says Piers Corbyn Mini ice age predicted 2041 +- 11 years. It was also a bad idea to give up on the warmer Commonwealth and unite with a freezing cold Continent.
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The one thing I would love at this time of warmongering by the USA, whose presidential candidates show complete ignorance of foreign affairs is a strong King. Our parliamentarians are far to happy to fall in with the wishes of the USA. Prince Charles has shown has a will of his own particularly in bringing some considerable influence to architecture. A London designed by the prince would been far better than the experimental towers we have dotted around the capital today. Watch this space because because this man is willing to stand up for the Nation.
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The matter is clarified at "The Roll of Honour" web site The Atlantic Star was awarded to both RN and MN personnel. http://www.roll-of-honour.com/MerchantNavy/WorldWar2Medals.html Some may consider the value of modern medals to have been diminished by atrocities committed by members of the US Army.
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It is a job enough to alter the direction of just one Government. To get cohesion in Europe seems to be too difficult a challenge. Mr Blair created far more problems than were ever solved; the nuclear power closure program, the wind farm program, the 71 day bombing of a modern European City - Belgrade, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We Tories inherited a country then had been governed for 13 years, of rule by lunatics. We should be concentrating on getting a system where this cannot happen again. Next rebuild bridges with the rest of the world and move away from the strange politics of the USA. Finally cutting CO2 emissions to satisfy an Eron hoax was always a waste of time. This planet shields itself from a warming sun by the emission of CO2. http://omsriram.com/Greenhouse_Gases_Cool_Earth.pdf
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In mid-1979, about the same time as the Soviet Union deployed troops into Afghanistan, the United States began giving several hundred million dollars a year in aid to the Afghan Mujahideen insurgents fighting the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and the Soviet Army in Operation Cyclone. Along with native Afghan mujahideen were Muslim volunteers from other countries, popularly known as Afghan Arabs. The most famous of the Afghan Arabs was Osama bin Laden, known at the time as a wealthy and pious Saudi who provided his own money and helped raise millions from other wealthy Gulf Arabs. As the war neared its end, bin Laden organized the al-Qaeda organization to carry on armed jihad in other venues, primarily against the United States — the country that had helped fund the mujahideen against the Soviets. Anyway bin Laden admitted al-Qaeda involvement with 9/11. A number of commentators have described al-Qaeda attacks as blowback or an unintended consequence of American aid to the mujahideen. So Ahmadinejad’s accusation of US involvement of orchestrating 9/11 has a touch of substance. No wonder the US (who really do need a Foreign Office as ours once was) is now trying to blame Iran! They have totally lost the plot.
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The huge swings of policy that occur due to General Elections from the lower house do not favour good Government. Therefore is would be far better to form a strong Upper House from representatives from the clever (such as leaders of the various offices of Whitehall among others) rather than the polished blatherers of the Lower house. We have to make real and constructive use of the short time left to us being in office. It the method of government that is failing the populace. “Further developments occurred during the reign of Edward II's successor, Edward III. Most importantly, it was during this King's reign that Parliament clearly separated into two distinct chambers: the House of Commons (consisting of the shire and borough representatives) and the House of Lords (consisting of the senior clergy and the nobility). The authority of Parliament continued to grow, and, during the early fifteenth century, both Houses exercised powers to an extent not seen before. The Lords were far more powerful than the Commons because of the great influence of the aristocrats and prelates of the realm.” Wikipedia Also we should be talking to Iran and not trying to isolate them - I see the USA is now trying to pin 9/11 on Iran! Seek not to follow the USA
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Sorry, I should have spent more time on the wording of this. Larger left wing families must result in yet more Labour votes for this reasoning; Most of our great great grandparents also had large families (8 children or so)for various reasons but not for vote gathering. Some third world immigrants of today are following in the example set by their parents of having large families and others are exploiting the system in deliberate breeding for handouts, which will eventually provide yet more votes for Labour. There will come a time when this subtle expansion of the Left wing vote will mean that the Tories either move further and further to the left or never gain office.
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Those who appear on Dragons Den could form a cabinet from which to run the whole country. It needs to be recognised that our democracy is failing because it has become honed in on the target of attracting votes. This is demonstrated is several ways: The Labour folly of making all dependent on government handouts, government housing and government schooling, the family unit has been wilfully destructed in order to aid this cause. Likewise Government by aristocracy which had served us well for some 700 years was dissolved. There is also the mass import of workers from abroad who are more likely to vote Labour, follow the labour path by having lots of children and gathering lots of handouts. On the other side we have the Tory voters who recognise all this and just hope for better government. Thus our Democracy has been reduced to a tug of war between these two schemes. Meanwhile with the United States (now on a slippery slope to becoming a third world country)we set about countries that are least governed better than the USA, in order to install Democratic Government which at the end of the day fails. It would be better to reform the Lords to a state where it can work once again and reserve the Commons for the Common man.
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