Blimp deflator: Letting out the gas

Gaddafi’s murder only ‘disturbing’ and ‘distasteful’

Posted in libya by Blimp deflator on October 26, 2011

Gaddafi's murder only 'disturbing' and 'distasteful'
If you’re searching for a suitable adjective, Mr Rasmussen, how about “illegal”? Thanks to the Israelis and the Americans, we are now so inured to murder and assassination that the issue of the legality of summarily executing someone hardly arises. It’s as though an extra-judicial killing is now to be judged on a scale of unpleasantness, and described, euphemistically, as a “death” — like a death in a traffic accident, which simply occurs. Presumably, if Gaddafi had been cleanly dispatched, without all that blood (and without a knife up his rear end), his killing would have been more acceptable.

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Al-Awlaki assassination another blow to the rule of law

Posted in uncategorized by Blimp deflator on October 10, 2011

Al-Awlaki assassination another blow to the rule of law
My letter to the Manawatu Standard, published on October 6, 2011. Of course, the United States Administration resorts to all sorts of devices and dodges to put a “legal” stamp on its blatantly illegal act (see New York Times article ). Even in this deeply cynical age, it’s shocking to see Obama violate the Constitution he has sworn to uphold.

The catastrophe of ‘liberated’ Iraq

Posted in history, iraq by Blimp deflator on October 28, 2010

The catastrophe of 'liberated' Iraq
Cartoon from The Dominion Post of October 27, 2010.
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