By: Chas Newkey-Burden On: 17 February 2010
I see that former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ming Campbell reckons the Israeli government “has some explaining to do”.
Blimey, I bet Bibi’s cacking it…
LOL LOL LOL!
Actually, I think the Lib Dems have some explaining of their own to do first.
I do like how these Lib Dems decide Israel has explaining to do with absolutely *no evidence* to support their case! It’s becoming a habit.
Call for Mr. Ed Fordham to make the case. Cue theme song:
The Fordham Song (Take 2 with new third verse)
(to the tune of the “Mr. Ed” US 60s TV series theme song,”I am Mr. Ed.”)
A horse is a horse of course, of course.
A Lib-Dem will talk to a horse, of course.
A Poison Tongue or a Clegg’s so coarse,
As is infamous Mr. Ed.
Chorus: Lib-Dems yakkety-yak a streak
And waste your time of day.
But Poison Tongue will always screech,
Despite having nothing to say.
Any Lib-Dem is a horse of course,
Tongue-lashing you till its voice is hoarse.
Clegg’s on an anti-Israel course,
And so is Mr. Ed.
They claim they’re not anti-semitic, of course,
Lest electors call in the police force
And stick up Clegg’s tuches a bunch of gorse,
Or make his arse grass instead.
DS Al Coda
Arise Sir Duvid Crockett!
I would also like to wish a happy birthday to Jonathan Sacerdoti – a great friend of Israel and a great friend full-stop!
Mazal Tov Jonathan! Here’s wishing you the happiest of birthdays!
What is it with the Liberals and Israel. Wait till they come canvasing in Leeds N.E.
Darfur? Where is that? Never heard of it mate…
People interested can read Ed Fordham’s Jewish News mini-article on page two of this week’s issue. There is also a column by Charlie Wolf about the Nick Clegg, Jenny Tonge and Israel on page 11. You can read the paper online here http://www.totallyjewish.com/the_jewish_news/view/c-13466/jewish-news-jn-625-180210/?no_login=1
HA HA! assassinations! the use of passports belonging to british citizens to carry out extra-judicial killings! ha ha! what a great laugh!
What was it about antisemitic terrorist Mahmoud al-Mabhouh that first made you upset at his demise?
Upset?! You must be joking! I’m finding all this murdering as funny as you are!
“I’m finding all this murdering as funny as you are!”
Come now. The only murder you find funny is the murder of Israeli children by those “pathetic” rockets.
Pleased you all feel this incident is so hilarious, even if it puts other Israeli’s in the firing line, what with their ID’s being stolen. I’m sure the smiles will be wiped off your faces if Hamas decides to extract it’s revenge by doing to Gilad Schalit what the assassins did to to Mahmoud al-Mabhouh !
To Kevin and Decents:
Nobody has laughed about the assassination here. Read through the post and comments again: we have laughed at Ming Campbell and the Liberal Democrats and we have wished somebody a happy birthday. That’s all.
If you want to make your point that the assassination isn’t funny then go and find somebody who has said it is.
Exactly Chas. I cannot help but feel that your commenter Kevin’s attempt to draw equivalence between the death of a vile terrorist and his sick fantasy about Shalit says it all really.
well said Daniel. And thanks for the birthday wishes. I had a lovely day!
Quite right Daniel.There can never be any equivalence between the murder of Goodies and the murder of Baddies.But wait!
What if some of the Baddies start claiming that the Goodies are in fact the real Baddies?And so on..
It’s all so complicated.First rule of criminal enterprises:don’t get found out.
Yes, do any of those who are complaining about the targetted assassination of a Hamas operative holed up in a luxury hotel in Dubai in order to purchase weapons and not food, medicine and other goods for a civil society not get it? If the Palestinians are living in misery, it’s because of the jihad and corruption, stupids, not the lack of foreign aid that’s been poured into the region!
Former and current Tory leaders, William Hague and David Cameron, have said the same. Hague, in particular, has been out implying that the British government knew about the passports before the issue became public knowledge, and tried to cover it up to help the Israeli government. For the opposition parties to try to make political capital out of this, and damn Israel into the bargain, is disgraceful. If the likes of Cambell, Cameron and Hague successfully fuel these conspiracy theories about Mossad involvement, they will share in the blame for reprisals that Hamas and other terrorists are already threatening.
Chas – the link you’ve provided (to the specific article mentioned above) doesn’t work for me. It throws me out of your site and causes ‘Explorer’ to stop working – at least, for me.
I blame Mossad, myself.
Ah ok. Well it was a link to the ‘View Online’ edition of Jewish News, which uses a specific programme. The main Jewish News site is http://www.totallyjewish.com/ And yes it’s SO Mossad!
I bet you are all dying to know the George Galloway verdict on Dubai?
I’ve written before about George Galloway’s unintentionally hilarious Press TV talk show. The disappointed and deranged of the world phone and email in to rant against Israel – “Coronation Street is a Zionist plot” claimed one – and to tell Galloway what a great man he is. It makes for compulsive viewing for three reasons: the lunacy of many of the callers, the shoddy production which means the callers rarely realise they are on-air until an increasingly-frustrated Galloway has told them several times, and the undeniable charisma of the host.
I had to tune-in last night to see what the old tart had to say about the Dubai assassination and unsurprisingly he was wetting himself with indignation over the issue. He has already completely made up his mind about who is responsible: Israel. Indeed, his opening line was: “Murder most foul – 18 Israeli terrorists to murder one Palestinian in his hotel room.” Astonishing.
The first caller complained about how much money Israel makes out of the ‘blood-stained diamonds’ it produces and Galloway added that they produce ‘blood-stained oranges too’ before going off into one about the ‘terrorist, gangster state’. It was amazing to hear Galloway – who openly handed money to the terrorist group Hamas last year – get his knickers in a twist about the ‘rule of law’.
Poor old George had a bit of a cold and he must have wondered why he had soldiered into work when caller after caller required multiple assurances that they were on air. He looked like he was going to explode during exchanges such as this one which was typical:
Galloway: “Now we have Bashir on the line. Go ahead Bashir…………..hello?”
Bashir: “Bashir! Hello, George? Ah……..can you hear me?”
Galloway: “Yes! You are on the air!”
Bashir: “Er….yeah. I have two questions. One is that, you know Is-r-ae-el? Hello………….helllo?”
Galloway: “YES GO AHEAD!”
Then came more callers, one of whom showed a breathtaking forensic mind when he stated: “I love you, man….and I know Mossad did it, man, cos they’ve been doing it for years. They done it in Norway once.” There you go, then. Jamal phoned to express his fears that Mossad would come after Galloway next. The pouting Scot seemed to take this as a compliment and replied that he fears “only God”. There was just time for Galloway to “salute little Dubai” (though not for its ‘courage, its strength, its indefatigability’ alas) and then the show was finally put out of its misery – and it didn’t even take “18 Israelis” to do it.
Pleased you all feel the demise of George Galloway’s career is so hilarious!
Thanks for all your comments. Sorry to the couple of people whose comments haven’t appeared but I’ve no immediate plans to face George Galloway in court!
I just read Ed Fordham’s pathetic article in Jewish News. Once again Fordham is all gesture and no substance. Heck, he is not even that good at gesture.
“I’ve never seen Nick Clegg so angry,” he claims. Absolute bullshit – Clegg at first effectively told the Jewish Chronicle he was not going to discipline Tonge. Then, as the pressure grew, he took the absolute minimum level of discipline available to him and didn’t even remove the whip from her. This is not the act of an “angry” man, nor one who was even bothered by what she said. It is the action of a coward.
And, Ed Fordham, you are a coward by gesturing endlessly for our vote but dodging every chance to actually offer a statement of support for Israel and against anti-semitism.
You’re a fool too if you think you aren’t being seen through. And to think you tell journalists to write that you are the next Barack Obama! Pathetic.
I recommend reading the great column by Charlie Wolf in the same issue of Jewish News as Ed Fordham’s piece. I don’t know if Mr Wolf’s is online anywhere but in it he describes Clegg as “an intellectually weak leader of an intellectually weak party”.
All I would add is that if Liberal Democrats behave this contemptuously on Israel and Jewish issues when they are looking for votes then imagine once they have their seats.
Michael Gove gave an excellent speech at the Board of Deputies Plenary on Sunday. He made several committed and clear statements on Israel and antisemitism issues, and I think it was very well received. I was certainly impressed, I must say.
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