war

Footnote to Further Thoughts About Blair Rage

Wow, totally brainwashed!! Independence of a bunch of bankers (i.e. transferring power away from a nominally democratically elected politician). Completing John Major's Peace Process in Northern Ireland. Bombing the former Yugoslavia and fomenting ethnic hatred by blaming one side in 10 year long civil war. Overseeing a widening rich-poor gap, encouraging welfare dependence the influx of foreign workers, effectively deskilling a generation of young Brits. I'm not an expert on Sierra Leone, so won;t comment ...

That “Blair is a Liar” Nonsense

Thanks for reminding us most Labour MPs, even most so-called Rebels, succumbed to unpardonable delusion and selective amnesia regarding one of the major crises of our times, energy security. Blair LIED because he failed to admit the real reasons for war. It is of little more than academic importance whether Iraq had WMDs or not. The US, Israel, the UK, France, Russia, China, Pakistan, India, Brazil, Argentina and probably Iran all have nuclear weapons. Any leader of an oil-rich country would seek to...

Shoot-'em-ups are good for you, say researchers

Nonsense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who runs the Independent and who funds research in our universities? The other day we had a piece promoting (gun-toting) Angelina Jolie's charity work. Then we have John Rentoul's pathetic idolatry of a war criminal. Now a piece claiming that fantasising violence 4-6 hours a day is somehow good for you. I'm wise enough to know the arguments of first person shooter addicts off by heart (Me, I'd never hurt a fly, I find these games "cathartic", an adjective repeated ad infinitum in...

Restrepo: Is this the greatest war film ever?

The Independent claims to represent the progressive environmentally conscious left, embracing recent cultural trends and decrying traditional cultural values. However, if progress means anything, it means liberating ourselves of the darker violent side of humanity that evolved as a survival extinct when hunting was a way of life and we were presented daily with very real natural predators. Yet Independent journalists portray virtual violence, whether in first-person shooter games, paintball, laser quest or ...

Yet more reasons why the Iraq war was right

Why does the Independent give this guy a platform to spout such utter nonsense. In 50 years no reputable historian will look back at this war as an act of humanitarian intervention. All will see it in the context of depleting OIL and as a proxy for control thereof with China. Come on Mr Rentoul, if you think you are so bright, debate it live on the Web. Address the real issues... Why would a superpower consuming over 25% of the world's oil supply and in whose currency oil is traded, intervene to stop...

Restrepo: Is this the greatest war film ever?

That is a rather silly comment. You have accepted that violence is a normal and inevitable part of human nature that cultural progress will never overcome and at the same time you have restated my point by offering justification for violence. Sure if you call your enemies Nazis, paedoes or terrorists, you can always justify violence. Nonetheless, unlike NuLab, I do believe in the right to self-defence, but would never see momentary defensive action as a form of entertainment. Have you never heard of the...

Restrepo: Is this the greatest war film ever?

Self-righteousness knows no bounds. The last time I visited a bookstore 1/2 of the books in the history were dedicated to WW2 and most extremely one-sided, good guys and bad guys. Anyway official figures clearly show UK arms expenditure rose sharply as early as 1935 under the National Government (with over 500 seats) of Stanley Baldwin. I very much doubt the UK would have declared war over the Soviet/Nazi partition of Poland if they had not been assured that US would enter that war within two years. The...

Jobless who refuse work will lose benefits for up to three years

As a loyal Independent reader and keen supporter of Labour Party initiatives may I suggest the following policies: 1) Outsource all manufacturing to low wage economies... 2) Subsidise single parents and extend the definition of disability to free 5 million from the trouble of getting out of bed in the morning... 3) Subsidise private landlords so they can charge what they like to accommodate benefit claimants, driving up rents for those stupid enough to pay market rates. 4) Transform an obsession with...

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