The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing -- Edmund Burke
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
"He has to regain control of Britain's borders from the EU and of Britain's education system from the teachers' unions and of Britain's welfare programmes from wily Somalis and others. In 20 years' time, no one will remember whether Tony Blair abolished the House of Lords or foxhunting: that's poseur stuff. They'll judge him on whether or not he funked the central challenge of the times. If "the images of ruin and destruction" come to pass, it will not be because of the bombers but because of a state that lacked the cultural confidence to challenge them."
Party Support. This latest survey shows that, nationally, 34 percent of eligible and decided Canadian voters would support the Liberal Party if an election were held today, compared with 36 percent in the March-April period (this difference falls well within the margin of sampling error). The Conservative Party now has the support of 31 percent (versus 30%), while the New Democratic Party is also holding steady at 20 percent (versus 19%). One in ten (11%) Canadian voters remain undecided about which party might deserve their support (down from 13%).
The real question is, after the evidence of Sykes-Picot 1, are you ready to accept Sykes-Picot 2? What does Sykes-Picot mean to the Arab world? Nothing except division, disunity, weakness, and failure. Two of your beautiful daughters are in the hands of foreigners - Jerusalem and Baghdad. The foreigners are doing to your daughters as they will. The daughters are crying for help, and the Arab world is silent. And some of them are collaborating with the rape of these two beautiful Arab daughters. Why? Because they are too weak and too corrupt to do anything about it. So this is what Sykes-Picot will do to the Arabs. Are you ready to have another hundred years like the hundred years you just had?"
For too long, the Saudi royals have been content to play a duplicitious game, lending some support to anti-terrorist efforts while trying to placate extremists. As for the rest of the world, the royals prefer to play the oil card, trusting that the West will not endanger its ties to the guardians of one-fourth of the world's petroleum reserves.
"China has made huge investments in the Canadian economy, and in the mid-1990s an investigation carried out by CSIS and the RCMP warned that Chinese intelligence was deeply involved in this activity, co-ordinating genuine economic investments with espionage and with criminal triads laundering money and intimidating Chinese nationals.
This CSIS/RCMP report, called "Sidewinder," was quickly denied, branded incomplete and substandard, and relegated to the dustbin. Since then, many of Sidewinder's warnings about China have materialized, and been verified in Australia and other places. "