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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Two morning cups of irony from the BBC

Iran calls for US exit from Iraq

You first, mullaht-head (actually an ayatoolah). If the Iranians weren't providing advanced shaped charges and thousands of 'insurgents' to Iraq this article wouldn't seem so ridiculous.
The ayatollah also told Jalal Talabani that the US was mainly responsible for widespread violence in Iraq.

"Please leave so we can stop attacking the people trying to rebuild Iraq and move on to the bloody civil war."

The Iranians have not only supplied Shia terrorists with weapons, but Baathists and al Qaeda types as well. Iran loves the instability.

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Typical BBC spin on every disaster:

"Not enough aid, you stingy Americans. You can do better. Your government is too cheap (ignoring billions in private charity, but that's for another topic). Look at Luxembourg, their $50,000 beats your billions on a per capita basis. Capitalist Anglo-Saxon dogs!"

Never mind.

Stop with the aid already!


Aceh aid 'may cause over fishing'
By Rachel Harvey
BBC News, Jakarta

The number of boats being provided to tsunami survivors in Indonesia's Aceh province could lead to problems of over fishing, relief workers warn.

The waters off Aceh are rich fishing grounds, particularly for tuna which can fetch a high market price abroad.

But the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says if local fleets become too big, fish stocks could be put at risk.


The one great thing about being an American is I know whatever I do is wrong. And the world press will be Johnny on the spot to tell me. It's a liberating feeling.

1 comment:

Sam said...

Well, the UN recommends giving 1% of the GDP in aid per year (this being a guideline), I don't think even Luxembourg does that...