Thursday, July 20, 2006

Newt Gingrich says the Third World War has already begun. Yikes! I'd better start sorting out my blackout curtains then. It's probably a good idea to stock up on tinned foods too, before the rationing starts to bite...

If I hadn't seen Newt saying much the same thing on TV this week, I'd have emailed the Guardian to ask if that article was some sort of parody.

My grandparents used to tell me stories about their experiences during the Second World War when I was a child. The bravery and stoicism of those who endured that time has long been a source of amazement to me. It is clear that there are people in the world today suffering because of war, and I do not wish to trivialise their suffering, but to equate what's happening today with a World War is an insult to all those who lived through those times with such courage and dignity.

For Newt, however, what's important is that the Republicans need a boost before the mid-term elections. The message is clear; vote Republican or die a horrible death at the hands of the barbarian hordes.

Piss off Newt.

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snooo said...

Yesterday I heard an Israeli offical dub Syria, Iran and Hezbollah the "axis of hate".

Funny that you can use such words when your government is responsible for over 300 violent civilian deaths in just over a week.

BenMerc said...

Newt's legacy is at stake, so yea...he does not wish the Repubs to lose control of the houses. Even though he has done enough damage enabling the neo-con movement, and yet had fell from grace (what ever standard that may be in their world) he returns again to our doors with yet more outlandish rhetoric. He is the ultimate "bad penny"...and a pox on our Nation's soul.

Osama Saeed said...

Newt says:

The nature of the threat - with Iran at the epicenter - is at its core ideological. The ideological wing of Islam that is irreconcilable to modern civilization. And while not operationally connected, the events of just the last seven weeks throughout the world share the common strategic goal of defeating the West and its values. It could be accurately described as a third world war.

Just place these events on a map and a clear picture emerges.

An Iran-Syrian-Hizbullah-Hamas terrorist alliance is waging war against Israel; seven bombings in Mumbai, India, killed more than 200 people; North Korea,, launched seven missiles, including an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the West coast of the continental United States; seven Americans pledging allegiance to al-Qaida on video tape; a plot to bomb New York City subways and tunnels; 18 Canadians arrested with twice the explosive force used in the Oklahoma City bombing. Now add all the cities where previous events have occurred and a global campaign of terror is no longer deniable.

So North Korea is part of the ideological wing of Islam. Right.