UK foreign Secretary William Hague continues to surpass himself.
You’ll remember how he fell for the phony claptrap about WMD and voted “very strongly” for the Iraq war, thus advertising his lack of diligence and poor judgement.
After three years in power he still has British troops dying in Afghanistan to massage the egos of American and British warmongers. He’s also made it his business to protect Israeli war crimes suspects - and the rest of the world’s most odious scum - from arrest.
He was at the forefront of military intervention in Libya, which has had messy, horrific and uncontrollable consequences.
And he seems to have an unquenchable desire to cripple the Iranian nation with ever-tighter sanctions reminiscent of those against Iraq in the run-up to the war he eagerly supported. It’s almost a replay of the brutal conspiracy by Britain and the U.S. back in the 1950s to topple Mossadeq and reinstate the hated Shah. Iran of course is no threat to the UK, although it could become one if Hague persists with his nonsense, and ought to be cultivated as a friend. There is no cast-iron basis for Hague’s hostility, which is unfathomable and has never been properly explained.
A remedy for the Syria crisis?
Hague has been vigorously campaigning for the EU to lift its arms embargo from the militants but not the sovereign government.Stuart Littlewood
Trying to flog his snake-oil remedy for the Syria crisis, Agent Hague told BBC News: "In the end there is only a political and diplomatically-supported solution to this. Ending the [EU arms] embargo is part of supporting the diplomatic work.
"How long can we go on with people having every weapon that's ever been devised dropped on them while most of the world denies them the means to defend themselves?” It’s creating extremism and radicalizing people, he said. “We're reaching a limit of how long we can go on with that situation..."
I thought for a moment he was talking about Gaza, where "that situation" has been going on for six years. Syria has suffered for only two.
On this basis shouldn’t we help Hamas and other resistance groups to oust the thug regime bombarding their civilians? Perish the thought. Israel is much too precious to be spanked. The Zionist regime, as always, must be indulged, so it is welcome to carry on bombing, blasting, incinerating and shredding human beings minding their own business in their own homeland. Hague won't act against it. In fact he's part of the clique that enthusiastically rewards Israel's criminal cruelty.
In the case of Syria, however, Hague has been vigorously campaigning for the EU to lift its arms embargo from the militants but not the sovereign government. One wonders what he hopes to achieve by adding fuel to the roaring fire. Is he seeking to turn himself into some kind of hero for the shambolic Islamist fighters, many of whom are straight out of Hollywood’s worst horror movies? What’s to stop them trading their new British and French weapons for the best price they can get? In whose hands will they end up - the nice-as-pie rebels or the nasty West-haters?
And what if the rebel rabble eventually beats Assad to a pulp as a result of Agent Hague’s meddling? What sort of chaos will descend on Syria and how will it be contained? Indeed, who will pay the bills?
And is it legal? Yes, according to Hague’s and his advisers’ understanding of international law... like we were assured the Iraq war was legal, I suppose.
Then there’s Agent Hague’s everlasting support for Israel regardless of its mega-crimes. A few days ago he was saying, "I am pleased to be back in Israel.... The UK and Israel are close friends and allies and I attach great importance to our bilateral relationship. Our collaboration on hi-tech and science is second to none and today we affirmed the UK and Israel’s cooperation on security issues, including Iran. As a friend and ally, Britain is fully committed to Israel’s security needs.”
I’m not aware that ordinary people in Britain are close friends and allies of the Zionist entity, or want anything to do with it. It’s all in the minds of the pro-Israel lobby and the fools they’ve managed to impress.
Hague said there was no military solution to the crisis in Gaza or the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The priority is to address the underlying causes, including “more open access to and from Gaza and an end to the smuggling of weapons.... We are clear that the way to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is through direct negotiations between the parties."
He doesn’t say what the 65 year-old “underlying causes” are. Nowhere does he demand an end to the blockade or the decades-old siege of the West Bank. He calls it a conflict and speaks of easing restrictions on freedom of movement rather than an end to the illegal occupation. He wants to stop the smuggling of weapons Gaza’s resistance in stark contrast to his eagerness to supply weapons to the Syrian resistance. If his policy of arming the Syrian rebels is sound, shouldn’t he arm Hamas too?