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28 Comments

  1. Gezza

     /  May 25, 2018

    Aljazeera tv … Breaking

    ((Paraphrased)

    After Kim Donald Trump has piked out on the summit with Kim Jing Un.

    Uses Kim’s objection to stupid remark from Mike Pence as excuse for calling it off. Pence standing there like it was all part of a plan for him to torpedo the talks.

    Rants about continuing the biggest strongest sanctions EVER IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND (or words to that general effect, as usual) until North Korea caves in totally to US demands.

    Mentions their military can still nuke the ass off North Korea if they want to. Also that if Km wants to do exactly as the US demands he might agree to another summit.

    Thanks some Sheila also there called Mike, & some other obvious greaser-uppers for something or other to do with the Dodd-Frank Act which was supposed to be what he was doing there, wherever he was, in the first place.

    Doesn’t say anything about a peace prize this time.

    • Gezza

       /  May 25, 2018

      * Oops. Soz. Got a bit over-excited there…

      After Kim has unilaterally destroyed his nuclear test site as a unilateral gesture of good will, Donald Trump has piked out on the summit with Kim Jing Un.

    • Gezza

       /  May 25, 2018

      James Bays, Aljaz’s reporter at the UN commented that the general impression folk have is that Trump set out to torpedo the talks after realising he had got himself into more than he could handle.

      He noted that Mike Pence having caused gratuitious offence by mentioning that North Korea would not want to suffer the fate of Gaddafi of Libya, has gone on to repeat this provocation, when it is known by international media that North Korea has been specifically saying for some time that it needs its nuclear deterrent so that it does not suffer the same fate as Libya or Iraq at the hands of American agressors.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  May 25, 2018

        You claimed Kim was playing Trump but turned out the other way around. Kim left wriggling on his hook.

        • Gezza

           /  May 25, 2018

          Well, maybe not necessarily. Game’s not over yet.

    • artcroft

       /  May 25, 2018

      Man! I thought it was all gonna be so straight forward after Donald did his amazing deal making s**t and totally solved all the world’s problems. I feel misled. Sad.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  May 25, 2018

        At least Kim has blown up his mountain. You could feel a little bit happy about that.

        • Gezza

           /  May 25, 2018

          He didn’t blow up a mountain but they showed it on 1ewes on tv so unfortunately you won’t have any idea what happened.

  2. Gezza

     /  May 25, 2018

    Aljaz tv reports the following

    Investigators: Russian missile brought down MH17 over Ukraine
    Investigators say they have ‘convincing evidence’ to support their report of the incident which killed 298 people

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/investigators-russian-missile-brought-mh17-ukraine-180524101234430.html

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/24/mh17-downed-by-russian-military-missile-system-say-investigators

    Uptick – if you think the Russians did it.
    Downtick – if you think Trump or someone who now works for him was probably involved in some way not yet revealed by the Mueller investigation.

  3. Gezza

     /  May 25, 2018

    Aljaz tv”

    10 families are suing the EU for failing to protect them from the effects of Climate Change by not doing enuf to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  May 25, 2018

      Splendid. These people and the EU deserve each other.

  4. Gezza

     /  May 25, 2018

    “Hamas under pressure after Gaza protests fail to bring change
    Protests near the Gaza border fence that left more than 100 people dead have brought no relief from Israel’s 11-year siege.”
    More …
    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/hamas-pressure-gaza-protests-fail-bring-change-180524140301773.html

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  May 25, 2018

      Quelle surprise. Throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers and getting shot by them didn’t change anything. The biggest rocks are in these people’s heads.

  5. Gezza

     /  May 25, 2018

    Thank you. That is all.
    Unless Sir Alan has some gratuitous insult to my person to add.
    Sir Gerald/

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  May 25, 2018

      Have you cleaned the nicotine off your fingers?

      • Gezza

         /  May 25, 2018

        There is no nicotine on my fingers.

        Has your good lady kicked you out of the house yet for having the temerity to disparage and ignore watching the most important news in the whole world this year namely the Royal Wedding, the wedding dress and the triumphant carriage tour of the main drag of Windsor village?

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  May 25, 2018

          No, she just came to bed at a ridiculous time and slept all next day. I know when to deploy my deaf ear.

          • Gezza

             /  May 25, 2018

            You should probably count yourself lucky that despite my immediate email to the Palace you have not been stripped of your knighthood, Sir Alan.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  May 25, 2018

              I wondered why I didn’t get an invitation. Doubtless your malign influence.

  6. Alan Wilkinson

     /  May 25, 2018

    Bipolar Germany. Always at your throat or at your feet.
    https://www.hoover.org/research/great-german-meltdown