Monday, December 21, 2009

farmdoc's blog post number 610

I’ve written here about England and the English, especially in relation to Israel. And I added here that my only comfort’s my firm conviction that Britain’s headed for a rather mirky future politically, economically, socially and environmentally. It’s no surprise, of course, but the Brits are at it again. As reported here, last week a London court issued an arrest warrant for the Israeli opposition leader, Tzipi Livni (pictured) – for alleged war crimes committed in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead a year ago, when Ms Livni was Israel’s foreign minister and a deputy prime minister. The warrant, requested by a pro-Palestinian group, was quickly rescinded when the court learnt Ms Livni was not in Britain. I used to feel sorry for Britain whenever her soldiers were killed in Iraq or Afghanistan. But no more. For if Britain doesn’t support Israel 100% in her fight against those who seek Israel’s annihilation and adjunctively the end of western culture, then as Israel is the frontline today, tomorrow it’ll be Britain and other European social democracies (and the day after that it’ll be the US, Canada and Australia). Israel responded to the Livni arrest warrant, and the UK government’s stated keenness to legislate to prevent a recurrence though lack of legislative action, with anger and dismay. Israel’s vice premier Silvan Shalom replied indignantly ‘we are all Tzipi Livni’. Yes, sir, we are.

No comments: