Thursday, 23 October 2014
Ok - Serious WAR MONGER scoop - posted on Twitter by a member of Gwynedd council no less!
At which point he wrote 'I'd sign our bombs' after having a go at the MP. A member of the 'friends of palestine' group managed to screen grab the record of the conversation. Right...where to start? Deep breath.
Firstly, Pro- and anti- war people should be able to agree that bombing isnt nice. Blasting human being into thousands of tiny pieces is not something your supposed to enjoy unless you are American, or Tony Blair (for whom proffessional help is being sought)
Secondly, as anyone who has seen a war zone can tell you, the idea that we have these super clever bombs that only target bad people - and leave civilians untouched - is complete and utter naive bullshit. Bombing any country results - almost inevitably - in burning men, women and children to death in their own homes. Every western attack on the middle east in the last 15 years - regardless of the reasons for the attack - has had this effect. Thats what Wars do!
Many people who are pro-war admit that there will be civilian casualties but tend to say that this is 'tragic but unavoidable', but only real sicko's and naive morons actually celebrate the dropping of bombs by offering - even as a joke - to sign their names on it. Images of the Israeli settlers sitting on the hill watching the bombs fall on Gaza spring to mind.
But it gets worse. I can't remember where i read it, but im sure i read somewhere that this little burk was going to stand as the Labour candidate for the aseembly for our area! Which, if ive remembered right - would explain why he is trying to out Blair the Tony monster on the bloodlust scale. He just see's this council role as a jumping off point to taking his place among the highest and the greatest of the war mongers in the establishment.
Gwynedd council has just agreed to divest from Israel and many of our local MP's are proudly anti-war. North West Wales has a long tradition of peace activism - i wonder if he even knows where he lives. Oh i forgot, he does now, he deleted the twitter thread. Too late though! :-D Spread both the image and the blog post where ever you like, lets hold him accountable.
[Can't confirm if the feed has been deleted or not - so have removed reference to this]