“Tag der Deutschen Einheit” (German Unity Day) and a public holiday to celebrate the 1990 treaty which sealed the formal reunification of the country. It is a sort of Sunday on top of Sunday and a day where all the shops are closed.
Sitting in a kebab place, one of those little eateries which might constitute this part of the world’s equivalent to the British “greasy Spoon”, and the entertainment is being provided by the character not too far from me who is putting money simultaneously into two money eating machines. However, with no web access at home, I am determined to use this coffee supping, online, break to put down a couple of reflections.
And so it is back to John Wight’s article, which was mentioned in the post from the day before yesterday, and the bit where he quotes Christopher Hitchens referring to Hillary “killary” Clinton by saying that: “She and her husband haven’t met a foreign political donor they don’t like and haven’t taken from.” and if that is what she is doing when she is not in power, the mind boggles at what she might be doing once she holds office!
Well, of course, you can do a little bit real research into Bill’s time in the Oval Office, or take a serious look at Hillary when she was Secretary of State to find that out. Or, alternatively, you can read about, or watch something on, a “variation of the theme”, the alter ego, and there we are back to Tony Blair and why not give George Galloway’s ‘The Killings of Tony Blair’ a once over and maybe take a peek into Francis Beckett’s ‘Blair Inc.: The Man Behind the Mask’ . “A once over”, “a peek into” and I was talking about research. Well, let’s face it an academic chewing of the cud, a profound cognitive processing, of these criminal clowns, is hardly required.
Interesting bit in the book though where an employee from ‘The Office of Tony Blair’ takes exception to Francis Beckett allowing himself to be interviewed in George Galloway’s film. That exception appears to be based on the title of the film, which Mr Beckett says refers to the financial killings Blair has made since leaving office. Good one, Francis, and that explanation is most certainly a loophole of sorts, but really are we not also thinking about the bigger, much bigger crime?
The fact is that Blair, like Hillary and Bill Clinton, is bankrolled totally by an array of unsavoury characters. Indeed, when we look at those who have Blair on their payroll, it should hardly be surprising that this particular pompous, sanctimonious, hypocrite was capable of his very own crimes against humanity. Now, I for one don’t think that it is the Inland Revenue who should be prosecuting Mr Blair, but rather, time, perhaps, to get Tony in front of the ICC?