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<< Andrew used to be a regular visitor to Saudi Arabia's near neighbour and de facto protectorate, Bahrain, praising it as "as source of hope for many people in the world". These kind words contrast with the report of an independent inquiry into the crushing of the Arab Spring protests there in 2011 which details 18 different torture techniques inflicted on detained protesters. >>   Share:  
Thrust of argument: Cockburn's sage advice for one of the Middle East's chief miscreants runs along these lines:

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A British diplomat stationed in Bahrain at the time of a Prince Andrew visit later wrote that the thank-you letters he sent to his hosts after one visit to Bahrain - comparing the size of his plane to theirs - made for cringe-making reading.

In one significant respect, however, Prince Andrew is setting a good example for MbS by standing down from his public duties. Doubtless, the Saudi crown prince will be wondering, after the failures and fiascos of the last five years, if he should consider following the same path.

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Direction of resistance / implied resistance: Old 'MbS' has << launched a war in Yemen that was supposed to swiftly defeat the Houthi movement that held the capital Sanaa and much of the country.

Almost five years later, the Houthis are still there, but 100,000 Yemenis have been killed and 24 million of them - 80 per cent of the population - need humanitarian assistance. Lack of clean water sources, and the collapse of the medical system, both allegedly targeted by Saudi bombers, has led to 700,000 suspected cholera cases. The UN describes the food and health crisis in Yemen as the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet. >>

 

 

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Removal of resistance: It seems very much worth emphasizing so I feel inclined to repeat a recent 'long' quotation I have extracted from Chris Floyd's writing, because all these people running around, hating Corbyn, which as Alexei Sayle points out is the most establishment thing to do, so when racist turd-minded twats like Jimmy Carr and Jerry Sadowitz and their little puppydog Rachel Riley make 'jokes' about Corbyn, all they are attacking is the enemy of established authoritarian power, they are not making any 'stand' against anything, these are not courageous activists, these are cowardly con artists with no brains or integrity. SO here we go with that Chris Floyd quote again. Unification: <<

In response to the mass slaughters this week, the "writer" and "political thinker" David French tweets:



"Few things concentrate the mind more than the terrifying knowledge that a person might want to kill someone you love. It makes you aware of your acute vulnerability. [Here's] why a criminal who comes to our house will face the business end of an AR-15..



French then links to an article he wrote for National Review - complete with a picture of AR-15s "on sale while supplies last" -- which speaks of death threats he's received. (You will forgive me if I don't link to the story. It's not my job to feed the gibbering, moaning shade of William Buckley with the clicks he craves to ease his suffering in the shivering precincts of Hades.)



Upon reading French's chest-pounding discharge, I then gave what I believe is a reasoned, dispassionate, yea philosophical reply (edited here to eliminate the tweet-breaks):



And what if they come IN blasting with the "business end" of an AR-15? The Dayton guy killed 9 people in 30 seconds, with cops there who had the "business end" of their guns primed to go. God, the sickening faux-toughness of you cringing, rightwing cowards.



And by the way, I grew up in the so-called "real" America -- the white rural South -- that all you wingers have wet dreams about. And we slept with our goddamned doors unlocked. Why? Because back then there weren't a million fake tough-guys running around substituting AR-15s for their manhood.



And I'll tell you something else for nothing. I've had death threats ever since I started criticizing YOUR dipshit leader Bush Jr. in print years ago. I get them now from your fellow rightwing fake tough guys. And I wouldn't have one of your penis-substitutes in my house. Why?



Because I'm not a cringing little coward who would put my own children at risk with deadly weapons in the house just so I can do John Wayne cosplay oiling the "business end" of my AR-15. The "business end" of your oiled metal dildo won't keep you or your family safe from the gun culture you rightwing dipshits have been pushing for decades. YOU and all your fellow rightwing travellers have flooded the country with guns, even as your extremism -- yes, even the "Never-Trumpers" -- have pushed violence and hatred at every turn.



You want to protect your family? Then fight against the gun culture, fight against rightwing hatred, fight against the disempowerment and despair you rightwing extremists have advanced for decades, fight against the militarization and brutalization of our whole society which both you and your fellow travellers, the "centrist," interventionist neoliberal Democrats, have imposed on our collapsing, corroded, corrupted land.



"Business end of an AR-15." Jesus Christ, aren't you ashamed before your family to be so damned pathetic?

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Can these ignorant fuckups like Rachel Riley and Jimmy Carr take a five minute break from sniggering, puerility and lapping up privilege to read just THAT quotation from Chris Floyd? OF COURSE NOT? Do you think any of these entitled dick-waving genocidal fuckheads has even half a brain between the whole lot of them? It takes effort to read something. To make puerile jokes takes very little. Undisciplined misguided children do it all the time. Nothing is easier. The high opinion berks like Sadowitz and Carr and Baddiel and Webb have about themselves is entirely without justification. They are as stupid as they believe themselves to be wise. They breed and invite terrorism and violence. WE DO NOT NEED CHARLIE HEBDO IN ENGLAND thank you very much. We don't need that kind of dick-waving.
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<< Andrew used to be a regular visitor to Saudi Arabia's near neighbour and de facto protectorate, Bahrain, praising it as "as source of hope for many people in the world". These kind words contrast with the report of an independent inquiry into the crushing of the Arab Spring protests there in 2011 which details 18 different torture techniques inflicted on detained protesters. >>

Cockburn's sage advice for one of the Middle East's chief miscreants runs along these lines:

<<

A British diplomat stationed in Bahrain at the time of a Prince Andrew visit later wrote that the thank-you letters he sent to his hosts after one visit to Bahrain - comparing the size of his plane to theirs - made for cringe-making reading.

In one significant respect, however, Prince Andrew is setting a good example for MbS by standing down from his public duties. Doubtless, the Saudi crown prince will be wondering, after the failures and fiascos of the last five years, if he should consider following the same path.

>>

Old 'MbS' has << launched a war in Yemen that was supposed to swiftly defeat the Houthi movement that held the capital Sanaa and much of the country.

Almost five years later, the Houthis are still there, but 100,000 Yemenis have been killed and 24 million of them - 80 per cent of the population - need humanitarian assistance. Lack of clean water sources, and the collapse of the medical system, both allegedly targeted by Saudi bombers, has led to 700,000 suspected cholera cases. The UN describes the food and health crisis in Yemen as the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet. >>

It seems very much worth emphasizing so I feel inclined to repeat a recent 'long' quotation I have extracted from Chris Floyd's writing, because all these people running around, hating Corbyn, which as Alexei Sayle points out is the most establishment thing to do, so when racist turd-minded twats like Jimmy Carr and Jerry Sadowitz and their little puppydog Rachel Riley make 'jokes' about Corbyn, all they are attacking is the enemy of established authoritarian power, they are not making any 'stand' against anything, these are not courageous activists, these are cowardly con artists with no brains or integrity. SO here we go with that Chris Floyd quote again.

<<

In response to the mass slaughters this week, the "writer" and "political thinker" David French tweets:



"Few things concentrate the mind more than the terrifying knowledge that a person might want to kill someone you love. It makes you aware of your acute vulnerability. [Here's] why a criminal who comes to our house will face the business end of an AR-15..



French then links to an article he wrote for National Review - complete with a picture of AR-15s "on sale while supplies last" -- which speaks of death threats he's received. (You will forgive me if I don't link to the story. It's not my job to feed the gibbering, moaning shade of William Buckley with the clicks he craves to ease his suffering in the shivering precincts of Hades.)



Upon reading French's chest-pounding discharge, I then gave what I believe is a reasoned, dispassionate, yea philosophical reply (edited here to eliminate the tweet-breaks):



And what if they come IN blasting with the "business end" of an AR-15? The Dayton guy killed 9 people in 30 seconds, with cops there who had the "business end" of their guns primed to go. God, the sickening faux-toughness of you cringing, rightwing cowards.



And by the way, I grew up in the so-called "real" America -- the white rural South -- that all you wingers have wet dreams about. And we slept with our goddamned doors unlocked. Why? Because back then there weren't a million fake tough-guys running around substituting AR-15s for their manhood.



And I'll tell you something else for nothing. I've had death threats ever since I started criticizing YOUR dipshit leader Bush Jr. in print years ago. I get them now from your fellow rightwing fake tough guys. And I wouldn't have one of your penis-substitutes in my house. Why?



Because I'm not a cringing little coward who would put my own children at risk with deadly weapons in the house just so I can do John Wayne cosplay oiling the "business end" of my AR-15. The "business end" of your oiled metal dildo won't keep you or your family safe from the gun culture you rightwing dipshits have been pushing for decades. YOU and all your fellow rightwing travellers have flooded the country with guns, even as your extremism -- yes, even the "Never-Trumpers" -- have pushed violence and hatred at every turn.



You want to protect your family? Then fight against the gun culture, fight against rightwing hatred, fight against the disempowerment and despair you rightwing extremists have advanced for decades, fight against the militarization and brutalization of our whole society which both you and your fellow travellers, the "centrist," interventionist neoliberal Democrats, have imposed on our collapsing, corroded, corrupted land.



"Business end of an AR-15." Jesus Christ, aren't you ashamed before your family to be so damned pathetic?

>>

Can these ignorant fuckups like Rachel Riley and Jimmy Carr take a five minute break from sniggering, puerility and lapping up privilege to read just THAT quotation from Chris Floyd? OF COURSE NOT? Do you think any of these entitled dick-waving genocidal fuckheads has even half a brain between the whole lot of them? It takes effort to read something. To make puerile jokes takes very little. Undisciplined misguided children do it all the time. Nothing is easier. The high opinion berks like Sadowitz and Carr and Baddiel and Webb have about themselves is entirely without justification. They are as stupid as they believe themselves to be wise. They breed and invite terrorism and violence. WE DO NOT NEED CHARLIE HEBDO IN ENGLAND thank you very much. We don't need that kind of dick-waving.



https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/11/26/a-tale-of-two-princes/
http://www.chris-floyd.com/mobile/articles/manliness-is-a-warm-gun-bang-bang-shoot-shoot-a-colloquy-with-david-french-of-the-national-reviewin-response-to-the-mass-slaughters-this-week-david-french-tweets-few-things-concentrate-the-mind-more-than-the-terrifying-.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42Bqnq3AtwA