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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:48 pm 
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As Telegraph hack Tim Stanley put it, would they have done the same for Saddam Hussein if he'd died before invading Kuwait?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:03 pm 
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As he played no part in exporting Islamic terrorism he deserves more credit than Abdullah


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:05 pm 
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new puritan wrote:
As Telegraph hack Tim Stanley put it, would they have done the same for Saddam Hussein if he'd died before invading Kuwait?

If he had been royal they would.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:53 pm 
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This is down to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Secretary of State - Sajid Javid)

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DCMS spokesperson said:

In line with long-standing arrangements, the Union Flag is flown at half-mast on Government Buildings following the death of a foreign monarch.

It is requested that all flags be half-masted from 8am today until 8pm this evening.

Any other UK national flags flown alongside the Union Flag when it is at half-mast should also be at half-mast. If a flag of a foreign nation is normally flown on the same stand as the Union Flag, it should be removed.

Local authorities are not bound by this request but may wish to follow it for guidance. Devolved administrations are responsible for issuing instructions for the flying of the Union Flag on buildings in their estate and others as necessary.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:55 pm 
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This is way beyond the motions of diplomatic Realpolitik, a half mast flag on parliament is usually for the likes of Mandela not for this cunt.


Oil, arms and the United States.

Ever since the late forties the US has needed Saudi oil. The House of Saud has needed American support, in terms of arms to remain in power, so the US can get that oil.

Britain is a US cheerleader.

The fact that oil dollars have been used to spread Wahhabism is ignored.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:04 pm 
Following protocol can still make you look shitty.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:19 pm 
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No doubt.
I was just trying to explain why it was done.
I'm not sure how you could prevent it, so it's probably best not to get too worked up about. That and not shooting the messenger.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:54 pm 
Not worked up. As I said previously this fawning was to be expected.

The best analogy for me is that snow stays in my back yard constantly for up to 6 weeks without melting, with subsequent falls adding to the depth. I cannot get out to clean up the dog shit in this time.

However when the snow does melt the build up of shit will make me gag when I have to clean it up. I know that's in the pipeline for me now and that I will gag. I will get over it though.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:17 pm 
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This is more like it.
Has the guardian grown a set?

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... bia-regime


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:24 pm 
Prince Charles to tell Saudi king to halt blogger's flogging - report

I suppose you could have been a bit quicker on this one Charles. New PR team?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:55 pm 
Man to be beheaded for ripping up koran


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:46 am 
It's two hours long but fuck. You can now see why we're in this mess. Facepalm after facepalm.

It's the modern history of islam that's the problem and not the old(er).




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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:21 pm 
What do ISIS and Saudi Arabia have in common?




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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:50 pm 
I doubt this, an ISIS Saudi merger, would ever happen simply because it would give the west an excuse to invade the Arabian peninsula.




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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:48 pm 
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Put in an historical context there's nothing unusual about ISIS's tactics of using ultimate terror as a weapon of war. The worst outcome is that they achieve military supremacy and then they will have to begin to build a peace and a state. What that state will look like will probably be something like Saudi Arabia.


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