Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Ok, so they lied

A short while ago I posted a piece entitled "trust. but verify." In it I suggested that the proposed pullout of Syrian troops from Lebabnon was too good to be true (actually, I asked if a man's bond was no longer his word).

It seems that the aforsaid Syrians have in fact NOT gone, despite having promised to do so.

Will the middle east never wake up and smell the democracy? Even as the Bush wife toured Palestine and isreal, she was heckled and berated. Asked if she had been concerned for her safety she replied no.

I guess the rest of the world has come to expect bad behaviour from these people.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Blame the media, why don'tcha

According to some or other Pentagon / US Gov official, the newsweek article mentioned previously is responsible for bringing down the reputation of the US in the Middle east region.

Hmmm. I'm glad that's been cleared up. I thought it may have had something to do with the war. Or the endless bombing and doublespeak. And ill-treatment of POWs. An lies and propaganda.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

The pages of the holy books: soft, strong and thoroughly absorbent

Is there no end to the wailing, gnashing of teeth and rending of clothing?

The question refers, of course, to the Newsweek report alleging that the Quran was flushed. In my humble opinion the whole thing has been blown out of proportion. There will always be those who are just spoiling for a fight and for whom the slightest excuse is good enough.

My suggestion is that all the holy books should be printed on double-ply paper and come with gummed edges for rolling up a big splif.

Friday, May 13, 2005


Fear of friday the 13th.

The unluckiest thing here is that the word for "fear of Friday the 13th" has 4 more syllables than the sentence itself.

Now is that sensible?