Tag Archives: Afghanistan

War Is Reckless For Planet Earth

I thought that Mr Trump wanted to keep his country safe and to give people better lives under his caretaking.  This is a point where all politicians have trouble.   They are not controllers of the world’s destiny; they are caretakers of it for the generation to come, the one after, etc.

I fully expected Mr Trump to take time and suggest more tourism around the States to make a happier population.    The vacation resort islands of The Bahamas and the Caribbean need help and the US has its fair share of rebuilders.

What the population does not want is another war.  No terrible weapons were found in Iraq, the Taliban was not quite eradicated in Afghanistan and is putting its head over the parapet again and Syria has been reduced to rubble.  Their populations are scarred by war and have come to the West to help make them better.

America is hardly the friendliest of nations towards Europe.  Americans talk of doing Europe: 22 countries in 21 days, oh and a hop to the UK.  When we had foot and mouth disease in the south-west of England, every city dweller had to walk through disinfectant to enter the States.

Now the Pentagon has jumped into a volatile situation  between two country leaders, to assure the President of its support; hardly what anyone needs at the moment.

To Messrs. Trump and Kim Jong-Un, please look to your countries.  Your people have faith in you to promote its economy and to safeguard its citizens.  In war, thousands will die.  What for again?  I have forgotten.

LucyLou

Leave a comment

Filed under politics

What happens when you bump into something? It hurts and results in a bruise.

Hello Everyone

What happens when you touch a bruise?

Every time you touch, it hurts and then you start recalling the badness that went with it.

A bruise is the past.

Some people are addicted to touching their bruises, like our constant recalling of the Second World War.  We have fought in 30 wars since and are known for pitching into any war; just call us.

Only this time we have not yet been asked.  How silly is that?  We are not going to be asked for help by America, one of the biggest countries on the planet.  President Trump knows that if we do not.  We are seen as a tiny island.  Only suddenly we are strategically placed in the middle of the Earth between Russia and America.

Tit for tat: offer the British bridge-builders into Afghanistan and the Americans will leave their airforce bases to protect us.  Hogwash.  The Americans win both ways.  Mrs May will have to stop listening to the Generals and bring in experienced Intelligence Officers. The Army  has done as it wants in those 30 wars and has lost the habit of listening.

It is becoming apparent that leaving the EU may not have been a good idea after all.  Britain could have been under protection from Europe if anyone practised nuclear bombing.

And we also seem to have negated NATO, our allied defence organization, which has served us very well by keeping peace in the West for 70 years.

I would say that we are in quite a lamentable hole right now politically and economically and it is time to ask the whole country to pull together to get us out of it.Unfortunately politicians will be asking a population, struck by workers: 2 for the price of 1, as those who have jobs are doing the work of two workers.  Their families are being taken off welfare benefits and they are often exhausted.

Politicians are lamentably unable to envisage consequences to their actions.  This is because they have sacked civilian advisers in every department of the Civil Service.  There are also political experts in the Commons, who are waiting to be asked.  Maybe they ought to put themselves forward, whatever political hue.

We are not at anyone else’s beck and call.  Unfortunately we may have given that impression.

Bridge-builders, an easygoing nature and Intelligence.  Everything is up for grabs.  We may have our best ever bargaining position, right now.

I still think that Americans over here must mothball their operations or disseminate them locally. Instead of jumping into every war, let us ask us what will be the consequence?

Late Sunday afternoon in Eastbourne haze drifted into East Sussex from the East, i.e., from the English Channel.  The beaches were cleared at Eastbourne and hundreds of people went to hospital complaining of streaming eyes, irritated throats and some breathing problems for those with underlying conditions. Speculations such as a tanker flushing its tanks illegally or a long-buried shell that mixed with seawater and gave off a smell of burnt plastic.  Unlikely.

A more substantial theory came from algae that had drifted en masse into the Channel and bloomed all at once. I feel like I am writing a James Bond film or natural catastrophe.   Hopefully the Police will investigate it properly as we do not want repercussions.

It is the time to show other nations our strengths.  Is this incident, bullying?  Do ‘x’ or else? East Sussex is a particularly beautiful part of Britain. We will not stand for its desecration. It does not mean that we want another war. Peace be with you.

LucyLou

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

SAS May Go Into Afghanistan

Is it surprising that the Taliban has clawed its way back into  “every town and village” (The Sunday Times 27/08/2017)?

The problem with the Taliban is that it is insidious and creeps into the mind of men.  It makes them think that joy and laughter should be prohibited outside of the house and sometimes within it as well.  This shutters young lives and shatters others.

The Taliban represents an ideology and it is that which is difficult to eradicate.  But education for both girls and boys is a way out of serfdom, the sum of women’s lives once the Taliban assert themselves.

It is therefore ironic that a largely male force will be sent into Afghanistan to help free the lives of women.

It is also true that British soldiers, certainly, are known for helping civilians.  There also needs to be ideological help given from allied sources in the Middle East, who  may best be able to communicate.  It is right to want a different life and it is also right to want help to do it.

Can we help them to technology?  If a tribesman in South Africa can set up a bank account on a mobile, then Afghans could do the same in their marketplaces.  It gives individuals freedom and with that better lives for themselves and their children. Simple solutions often work.

Leave a comment

Filed under politics

Peaceful Consequences?

As always, it is cause and effect. You do something; it has an effect. For example, you bomb a country to smithereens and the effect is that its population flees.

No war exit policy has worked since the British went into Afghanistan. The bad guys, the Nailbat, are still there, mainly because it is about the bad people’s thought patterns, rather than physical obliteration. They are passed on, via the tradition of oral storytelling.

Educate the children to find longlasting peace in the way of that country and create diplomacy amongst the adults. Regrettably, that is another of Mr Osborne’s timebombs. Diplomats returned home after a visit to China, kept together only by their good judgement. They stopped George blundering into making the Chinese lose face and when they returned home, a stupidly ungrateful government announced diplomatic job cuts in the Foreign Office . Give us strength to outlast idiots.

Please do not let Mr Osborne, in particular and also his boss stumble into situations where they think themselves obliged to help out foreign billionaires where none is expected. The scar of HS1 and HS2 anyone? It has tracks and is being built by … you are so far ahead of me … a Chinese billionaire who favours German carriages while we sink into the mire of false gratitude.

LucyLou

Leave a comment

Filed under Respect