posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 03:35 AM
reply to post by neformore
Your point about the ghost of Iraq haunting the current parliament is well made, and though I agree with your assessment of our financial plight, two
things come to mind.
Firstly, there are those in power who wish to play trains to the tune of 50 or 80 (or who knows) billion pounds, indicating that "where there's a
will "... etc.
Secondly, since my own recent retirement, our shrunken vestige of an industrial base now consists of Kendal Mint Cake and the Arms Trade.
Undoubtedly sales of sugary confections will remain fairly level through the tumult of war, but surely a little unpleasantness in a far away land of
which we know little or nothing, will stimulate much trade in our weapons of reasonable destruction -- especially if others can be persuaded (one way
or another), to join the fun.
Britain became Great by sticking it to Johnny Foreigner, and stealing his stuff, and now we reap the rewards of our actions.
By supplying arms to make violence possible, we assure ourselves of a bleak future.
It's not just the wars we fight in which condemn us, but the ones we encourage and supply munitions to.
For those who recognise Karma, it's obvious what we need to do, and refusing to be Obama's pet goon, (and who wants to be a poodle's poodle?) is
only a beginning.
Ploughshares, not swords.