November 23, 2003


John Pilger’s latest New Statesman column -- helpfully duplicated by Pravda, so we can avoid paying any fee at the NS site -- begins:

Shortly before the disastrous Bush visit to Britain ...

Well, maybe for Pilger. He’s an angry, angry man these days. Why, he’s even lashing out at his former pals from The Observer:

How decrepit the Independent's warmongering rival the Observer now appears, with its pages of titillation and hand-wringing, having seen off a proud liberal tradition.

Those old revolutionaries sure love their tradition. By the way ... The Observer? Warmongering? Presumably Pilger is pissed at the likes of Observer columnist Andrew Rawnsley, who writes:

As for those protesters who toppled that papier-maché Bush in Trafalgar Square, they were made to look naive. The bombers, if they could, would happily slaughter them too. It is a delusion to think that all that is needed to make the world safe is a change to the occupants of the White House and Number 10. Charles Kennedy could be Prime Minister and Michael Moore might be President of the United States. Al-Qaeda would carry on killing. Because, to them, freedom is an ugly thing.

It's ugly to Pilger, too. Dumb commie.

Posted by Tim Blair at November 23, 2003 09:28 PM

I first thought Pilger was hanging on to his sanity by his fingernails. Lately it appears his grasp has slipped entirely.

Posted by: JorgXMcKie at November 24, 2003 at 04:50 AM

Here's another post from the Pravda boards, "American women are easy whores with no intellectual capabilities whatsoever"

Pilger is keeping the kind of company he's best suited to, in the vicious, ignorant slums of a failed, ex-communist shithole.

Posted by: Amos at November 24, 2003 at 10:36 PM

What a laugh. Apart from Andrew Rawnsley, who actually said -

"It is a delusion to think that all that is needed to make the world safe is a change to the occupants of the White House and Number 10".



But it might make it safer. After all, Blair was warned by the Joint Intelligence Committee (UK spooks) that -

"The JIC assessed that al-Qaida and associated groups continued to represent by far the greatest terrorist threat to Western interests, and that threat would be heightened by military action against Iraq".

But Blair just went right ahead, chasing non-existent WMD, on behalf of Halliburton/Bechtel*.

That makes him a traitor and his namesake, Tim, a deluded moron.


Posted by: True Brit at November 25, 2003 at 05:13 AM