Is A Spolling Misteak That Bad?

Poor old Gordon Brown is copping stick again, this time for having the audacity of having bad hand writing and spelling James as Janes. I know lots of people with the surname James, not so many………………….in fact none, by the name of Janes. I would have almost certainly made the same error but I am not the Prime Minister, and it is probably a post I am unlikely to hold in the near future.

Sadly, this just a media slur by The Sun who have shamefully used the vulnerability of his bereaved Mother to issue a hate campaign against Brown, as never to be one to miss out in a one horse race, The Sun has placed it’s “political” support behind the Tories, and nothing, common decency included, will stop them them in achieving their objective.

Of course we have all known this for years, but it still alarms me that a newspaper/comic of such little substance has such power over the masses and how they vote. Even more alarming is that the The Sun is read on the whole by blue collar workers, who you would assume, would not dream of voting for the party of the rich and privileged. It can only be presumed that by creating a fear of immigration (The Poles are stealing your jobs by working for 20p a day!!!) and higher taxes, the Tories can find mass support from The Sun, and it’s readers. It has to be said that Labour cannot claim the intellectual moral higher ground here, when Tony Blair was racing to victory, and The Sun famously changed it’s political allegiance, Alistair Campbell was virtually dancing in the street, knowing that at that moment the election was won.

Surely the bigger issue for Mrs Janes, is not a spelling mistake, but what the sole reason is behind her son being in Afghanistan in the first place, an undefeated territory that is growing more and more hostile to what they believe is imperialism of their country coming from the West. The government will argue that it is in pursuit of the Taliban, Al Qaeda and it’s leaders. However you are in the wrong country chaps, they are in Pakistan registering a thousand more soldiers to every one from the US/UK.

The Government will tell you it is making the streets of Britain safer, only history will be the judge of that, but every killing of high ranking Taliban member creates mass martyrdom and a rise in support. The truth is, the majority of people in this region would prefer the devil they know rather than British, or worse, Americans influence. In layman’s terms it is a bit like having David Cameron in power, and a Islamic nation offering to kill him and make Britain in to a better nation. Tempting as that may seem, no British person would go for it, and in time, would wage a war against the perceived infidel. Extreme I know, but do see where I am coming from, you can’t impose your own ideal on a nation of an entirely different religion, and expect them to just say “Oh, that seems good.”
Many a time this has been tried in Afghanistan, and the result has always been failure.

Remembrance day tomorrow, maybe it is not just time to remember the great and heroic soldiers of our past, but also an opportunity to save some of the present ones from slaughter in a conflict that is, in my opinion getting more, and more dire by the minute. I am not a Dove in a world of Hawks, I have massive respect for anyone who is prepared to die for the greater cause, but the question needs to be answered……………………..what the hell are we achieving out there????

Someone needs to be big enough to say “”Right intentions, wrong call, out you come boys, sorry for sending you there”.

11 Responses to “Is A Spolling Misteak That Bad?”

  1. stan duptey November 10, 2009 at 9:05 pm #

    What about letting the Taliban take over Afghanistan and then from a renewed position of strength finish off the job of overrunning Pakistan. Then Islamic fundamentalists fanatics will be in charge of deliverable nuclear weapons,
    of course that's why we must stay and the rest is so much bulshit.It is the nuclear truth that dare not speak its name

  2. Osama Bin Hidin November 11, 2009 at 9:38 am #

    Seems to me that stan duptey is a war-mongerer who wants to perpetuate this carnage by scareing people, whilst not even having the courage to use his own name.

  3. stan duptey November 11, 2009 at 7:26 pm #

    ISLAMABAD – An audacious weekend assault by Islamic militants on Pakistan's army headquarters is again raising fears of an insurgent attack on the country's nuclear weapons installation. Pakistan has sought to protect its nuclear weapons from attack by the Taliban or other militants by storing the warheads, detonators and missiles separately in facilities patrolled by elite troops.
    Analysts are divided on how secure these weapons are. Some say the weapons are less secure than they were five years ago, and Saturday's attack would show a worrisome overconfidence by the Pakistanis

  4. stan duptey November 11, 2009 at 7:30 pm #

    source euronews 24.org. reply to osama bob hidin.
    ISLAMABAD – An audacious weekend assault by Islamic militants on Pakistan's army headquarters is again raising fears of an insurgent attack on the country's nuclear weapons installation. Pakistan has sought to protect its nuclear weapons from attack by the Taliban or other militants by storing the warheads, detonators and missiles separately in facilities patrolled by elite troops.
    Analysts are divided on how secure these weapons are. Some say the weapons are less secure than they were five years ago, and Saturday's attack would show a worrisome overconfidence by the Pakistanis

  5. Bob Lethaby's Blog November 11, 2009 at 10:39 pm #

    Not me Stan

  6. Bob Lethaby's Blog November 11, 2009 at 11:04 pm #

    We were told and sold that the original mission in Afghanistan was to weed out mass mudererers, instigate democratic elections, bring equal rights to women,and smash the drugs trade. The progress in 8 years has at best been limited, the worse case being in August when the allies policed a democratic election, Hamid Karzai has been re elected by vote rigging, and his main opponent has pulled out, that is not democracy, and British soldiers deployed in support of Karzai is not the outcome we wanted. As Kim Howells pointed out "any remote or long term affect on Britains streets would be far outweighed by the propaganda gain to jihadist ideology of our "occupying" a muslim country.

    I am no Taliban fan, and understand your fears, and I still feel that Pakistan and its borders need patroling and guarding to keep a lid on things, but the "war" in it's current context is not achieving the aims the goverment spun to us eight years ago. There are still warlords, there is still repression, there are still poppies, and there still is no real democracy. Taking poppies from Taliban is like taking Tea from China.

  7. stan duptey November 12, 2009 at 7:02 am #

    Osama cant believe that someone could be called Stan Duptey; I tell you, it is hard work being Stan Duptey I would much rather be Sitta Downey.
    As for Bobs the other point,surely we don't believe governments stated war aims.we only need to remember the weapons of mass destruction.

  8. Osama Bin Hidin November 12, 2009 at 2:55 pm #

    Stan, you seem to think that you are one of the few people who can read through the lines of the news. Clever you. Whilst your concerns are valid surely they are two different agendas. Running the Taliban out of AfghaniSTAN won't lessen the threat of fundamentalists on PakiSTANs nuclear weapons, as the Euronews clearly demonstrates. I apologise if that really is your name, by the way I have a sister called Sitta.

  9. Bob Lethaby's Blog November 12, 2009 at 4:45 pm #

    Stan, I think comments from both you an Bin Hidin have legitimacy, I have been reading the BBC website today which has excellent coverage on the battles Pakistan soldiers are having with the Taliban, well worth a read, though it is all very complex. I am glad that it has caused open debate, but no solution looks an easy. As for your sister Sitta, Bin, did she ever marry Mr Ondafence?

  10. stan duptey November 12, 2009 at 8:08 pm #

    Sorry Bin I am not that clever some female officer recruit was going on about it on radio 5 live.I don't have many ideas of my own in fact I rarely stand up to be counted on any issue

  11. Bob Lethaby's Blog November 12, 2009 at 10:46 pm #

    Dont worry about you name Stan, I have a friend called Ivor Fanny who found love and luck by meeting a lady called Bettie Bigcock, they took the the unusual step of using her name when they wed last year, every story has happy ending.

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