This morning

October 20, 2006 at 4:46 pm (War on terror)

Went jogging on Clapham Common. 7am. I saw a man, my age, with a small ball. He was walking, throwing it up in the air and catching it. It was odd. Perhaps he’s reconnecting with the boy inside him, I thought. How cute. He walked a few more metres, then his dog appeared and the mystery was solved.

On the way home, I went to the supermarket and bought some organic free-range eggs. This is how you cook eggs: the oil has to be hot, and I mean really hot. Then crack’em open. Pretty instantly the’ll go brown and crispy around the edges. Spoon some of the oil on to the yolk and surrounding areas. I am training myself not to add salt. There is enough in the baked beans, which should be simmering away. I take two eggs. Not every morning, but when I do, I take two eggs. Doesn’t matter what size, two eggs.

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Why we shouldn’t bomb Iran

July 20, 2006 at 10:42 pm (Naziwatch, War on terror)

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“[The] underground location [of Iran’s nuclear programme] means Israel and/or the USA probably can’t knock out the Iranian weapons facilities, as Israel knocked out Saddam Hussein’s nuclear program at Osirak in 1981. Therefore, they will have to resort to the only alternative: destroy the Iranian government as a functioning entity capable of using them. Unfortunately, to make this stick, they will have to utterly devastate Iran and reduce it to a level of physical chaos on the level of Germany in 1945. Anything less than this, and the Iranians will be able to recover and hit back. This means not only bombing all known military and government facilities, but preventing rapid recovery by also destroying the infrastructure of electricity, transport, telecoms, water, oil, gas, and food. It means, in other words, collapsing the Iranian state by collapsing Iranian society, inducing a breakdown in law-and-order, a fall in GNP of 95%, famine, and mass outbreaks of disease due to rotting corpses, destroyed sewage systems, the absence of clean water, and shattered hospitals. And that’s on top of the immediate casualties of the bombing, which could be horrendous, given many facilities which will need to be bombed are located in populated areas.”

Not penned by Tony Blair, alas, but, wait for it, the boot-boys of the fascist British National Party.

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