Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Warsi gets arsey...

... over Gazi:

Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi has resigned from the government, saying its policy on the crisis in Gaza is "morally indefensible"...

Labour leader Ed Miliband told the BBC: "The government's position is wrong and I think Sayeeda Warsi's statement is completely right about this." He said that Mr Cameron had to "think much more clearly" about policy on Gaza and had to "break his silence" over Israel's actions.


The UK government's does not appear to have any 'policy' whatsoever on the current Israel-Gaza flare up, and rightly so. It's none of our business, not our fault, not our problem.*

I mean, if there were any Jewish members of the Cabinet (I'm not sure there are) would we expect them to resign for the fact that Cameron has failed to 'condemn' Hamas' idiotic behaviour?

* I'm not exactly Cameron's biggest fan, but he is a great war leader, up there with John Major. For whatever reason, right or wrong (i.e. oil), Cameron and Sarkozy decided to help topple Gaddafi and they got away with it, quick in and out, job done. Choose your battles and choose ones you can win (see also the 1991 Iraq/Kuwait pushover, also not uncoincidentally about oil), not this Iraq or Afghanistan nonsense.

5 comments:

A K Haart said...

I agree - none of our business.

Ian Hills said...

This is just the run-up to the coming Iranian oil war.

The Stigler said...

This is all in Sun-Tzu from 500BC. Work out what you want to achieve, work out if you can win and fight it quickly.

Mark Wadsworth said...

What pissed me off most is her saying "This will damage the reputation of the UK internationally and domestically"

Whether it will damage the UK's reputation is doubtful, whether it will damage it internationally is very doubtful as no other country could give a toss and no country can possibly damage its own reputation "domestically".

So basically what she is doing is threatening the law abiding 99.9% with home grown Islamic terrorism.

DBC Reed said...

Cannot see how Cameron's rush to defend beleaguered rebels in Benghazi, turning into a co-ordinated push to get rid of Gadaffi completely was any kind of masterstroke. Libya is now in chaos with the oil refineries on fire or being besieged by militias.It is not even a failed state .
Agreed the least involvement the better but what was wrong with the old post-imperialist policy of supporting some nasty militarist despot to keep the peace? Saddam Hussein's policy with Islamic fundamentalists was to arrest anybody who prayed too much.
If anybody is showing masterly inactivity it is Obama.Dread to think what would be happening if any of his predecessors had been in charge.Clinton showed his hand by launching a raid on completely the wrong country.