Originally posted by paperplane_uk
people like blair and bush dont just make deals like that 'for the good of the two countries' Blair must have offered something very sweet to bush
in order to get it. My bet is on unconditional support if the US decide to go to war with Iran.
I doubt if they even directly participated.
Rather, their various 'administrative assistants' (all hired by the commercial power blocks backing the in-office party platform) burnt a little
midnight oil and hammered out a screws-everybody-but-the-megarich detailed betrayal of national vice commercial 'interests'.
Before bringing the Greek Gift Good News to their pencil whipped figurehead masters for check signing.
Not that it would be any better if these 'powerful personalities' did in fact negotiate thru this, as these are not technically knowledgable men,
certainly not at the doctoral engineering degree'd sense necessary to comprehend any risk vs. reward consequences beyond the immediate (political)
By the time the consequences of their stupidity become apparent, they will both be out of office and history will blame ours for being a fool while
yucking it up for the wiley-as-quaint Brit. Rrather than making it clear that both were simply /owned horses/.
As for Iran, we have knuckled so completely that I doubt if anything we do 'negotiatively' from our knees will make them stop their precious quest
to give nukes to anybody that hates the West. And should we actually screw with their precious nuclear program 'from afar and above', we will
ignite an (overtly) religious/ethnic war which will destroy the world economy so completely as to make an absolute economic dictatorship of resource
allocation the only possible method left to stabilize 'Western Capitalism As We Know It'.
AT WHICH POINT.
Bush will have more 'Allies, Friends and Interests' than he can possibly hangers-on shake loose of. Because nobody will want to be sitting at the
beggar's table when the oil dole is determinatively passed out. And the EU and China have the combined means to make it a hard fight if he tries.
At the same time the best thing the Arabs and Persians can do is make sure that OPEC becomes a 'free trade' system that redefines the currency
standard used to value their portion of the OPEC production (whose absolute profits will still be shared) to continually flux the USD or indeed /any/
currency they don't like into total economic instability. Such is the real purpose of Dubai as a coming-soon banking concern.
Thus the very transportation and distribution costs of raw materials and manufactured goods from slave states (which drives our 'market economy')
will become the greatest threat to our 'national interests' for what they do to isolate production resources from the very spice-must-flow stock
values that they represent in varied currencies at the time of sale.
And with massive debt and a currency so devalued as to no longer secure it, we will be ruined.
Bush is a total fool who has cost U.S. world dominance as a super power by pretending to be nice to a bunch of savages until it is 'expected' that
we will bend over backwards to treat them as equals instead of subjugating them as the barbarians they are. Ironically, this has come about through
media manipulation of some kind of presumed guilt over 'shared blame' for a common religion rather than a vile act. Which is particularly ironic
since not even the natives treat Islam as more than a tangential commonality to their own individual needs.
The stupid moron.
Against all of this, frankly, the Brits aren't strong enough by half to help us out. So when it happens, their presence or allegiance will mean less