Perplexed Sky interviewer asks ‘ where is the opposition in Libya’ as if brain can’t compute beyond naming some political parties to bring the situation back into comprehensible form. In reality the question is idiotic – the opposition is in the streets and in the armed uprisings in Benghazi and elsewhere.The west is in panic mode – they’d rather keep Gadaffi than deal with the leaderless resistence.Succesive British governments have a disgraceful record in propping up reactionary Arab regimes. News has come out about a certain British Colonel IAN HENDERSON who from running Mau Mau concentration camps in the 1950s in Kenya has been security advisor to successive Gulf State Emirs and Monarchs as part of his army duties. We are witnessing momentous events who’s ripples will spread world wide. Rather than cheerlead from afar we need to BRING THE WAR HOME while the energy for radical change is still crackling. We need to up the ante.. We need to turn Hyde Park into Tahrir Square…into Pearl Roundabout……WE NEED TO STAY FOR 24 HOURS IN HYDE PARK ON MARCH 26th. Half the hotels on Park lane and properties in Knightsbridge are owned by rich Arab Sheiks or relatives of Emirs and monarchs who think they can murder their manservants in the hotel lifts for fuck sake.We can’t go back to token protests outside embassies or Vodafone shops – WE NEED TO SEIZE THE FUCKING TIME!
‘Agree totally. London has been a safe port of call (whoring, drinking, gambling, money laundering) for the Arab ruling class (ie The House of Saud, Bahrainis, Yemenis, Qataris, Kuwatis, Libyans the Emirs of the UAE) since oil first emerged from beneath the sands. The time is ripe for a mass sacking of the casinos, boozers and knocking shops north and south of Oxford St, where they let off steam Rn’R wise when they’re in town (unfortunatley this is likely to result in considerable collateral damage to the metropolitan skin and drug trades).
But itwould be a practical show of solidarity with the long-suffering people of the above territories as well as unmasking the brazen hypocrisy of these rich bastards and self-appointed guardians of Islamic morality’
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