Sunday, January 15, 2006

The White Flag doctrine, or this bloke wants to run our Foriegn policy

What would you say if somebody turned up from down the road and told you that most of the people hereabouts have decided that he would run your relations with people in streets that do not abut yours. Oh yes and though he was convcerned about the thugs who lived a couple of hundred yards away there was nothing that could be done about them. Worse the thugs had been threatening to burn down a friends house, and had were working on a way to do it.
You, I hope would tell them where to go.

Sadly of course our dire defence minister has done just the opposite when he welcomed the comments of Javier Solana the European Foriegn Minister wannabe.
"EU not planning military action against Iran" says the Telegraph headline, which in itself must go along with dog bites man as a shocker.
They might as well say "Eu wants to integrate".

Whatever Solana'a comments on todays Dimbleby programme were ridiculous. His comment, "The Iranians will feel that they are isolated in the international community and that it is much better for them to return to the table of negotiation," is absurd. This is the country that threatened to wipe Isreal off the map, they don't give a flying fish.
Oh but any attenmpt on the part of Isreal to defend itself whilst Europe wrings its hand, now that would be serious. He played down the possibility of an Israeli led offensive in the region.

"I don’t think they will dare do that. That would be a tremendous breach of the confidence and trust of the international community," he said.

So let me get this straight. Europe will do nothing to defend you, but if you defend yourself you are to be condemned. Meanwhile we hope the guys grining over there infront of the big nuclear reactor will behave themselves.
This is moral cowardice on a grand scale, and we will all be the worse for it.

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