Jeremy Corbyn (and Others) aren’t anti-war. They’re just anti-West

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This is from The Spectator (UK), and it’s about Jeremy Corbyn (the head of the Labor party). I think the author, Nick Cohen, is precisely on point. But I don’t think Corbyn is the only one. I would posit that anyone taking that position, and that includes all of the Democratic candidates for President and Obama as well, is in the same place.

To me, at least, it disqualifies all of them from leading our governments, a leader should have the well-being of the led as his first priority, and these people obviously do not.

Before the bodies in Paris’s restaurants were cold, Jeremy Corbyn’s Stop the War Coalition knew who the real villains were — and they were not the Islamists who massacred civilians. ‘Paris reaps whirlwind of western support for extremist violence in Middle East’ ran a headline on its site. The article went on to say that the consequence of the West’s ‘decades-long, bipartisan cultivation of religious extremism will certainly be more bloodshed, more repression and more violent intervention’.

This flawless example of what I once called the ‘kill us, we deserve it’ school of political analysis takes us to the heart of Corbyn’s beliefs. Even his opponents have yet to appreciate the malign double standards of the new Labour party, though they ought to be clear for all to see by now.

Whatever its protestations, Corbyn’s far left is not anti-war. Pacifism may not be a moral position in all circumstances but, in my view at least, it remains an honourable belief, rooted in Christian teaching. Corbyn does not share it. He does not oppose violence wherever it comes from, as the BBC’s political editor claimed this week. When anti-western regimes and movements go to war, his language turns slippery. Corbyn never quite has the guts to support the violence of others, but he excuses it like a gangster’s lawyer trying to get a crime boss off on a technicality.

He defended the Russian invasion of Ukraine by saying the West had provoked the Kremlin. His spin-doctor, Seumas Milne of the Guardian, the nearest thing you can find to a Stalinist in the 21st century, joined the leaders of Europe’s far-right parties at Putin’s propaganda summits. Meanwhile Corbyn and John McDonnell have defended the IRA, Hezbollah and Hamas. Like many on the far left (and right), they are pro-Assad. So committed to Syrian Ba’athism are Stop the War that they tried to stop Syrian refugees from Assad’s terror speaking at their meetings.

Source: Jeremy Corbyn isn’t anti-war. He’s just anti-West » The Spectator

But let’s simplify it a bit. Here’s Bill Whittle o do exactly that.

 

As Kipling said:

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”

On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”

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12 Responses to Jeremy Corbyn (and Others) aren’t anti-war. They’re just anti-West

  1. the unit says:

    At first I thought I was looking at side view of Hawkeye Pierce.
    Obama said he thought about joining the military. But nothing was going on at the time. So now he only hires his kind.
    The ‘kill us, we deserve it’ apologetics (/sar and 🙂 ) of bowing down Obama is really saying kill them, they deserve it, but not me, me, me. “I’m not afraid.”

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    • NEO says:

      Yep, that about covers it. he’s wrong though, he’ll be well up the line, ahead of Christians.

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      • the unit says:

        Yeah, the tribes don’t really like his playing both sides of the muslim issues.
        He may well be viewed to be a Yazidis woman. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Could be 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          Dang! What a legacy. Being first president auctioned as a sex slave.
          I doubt there would be any bidders though.

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  2. the unit says:

    If I seem incoherent today, I was up until the wee hours figuring out what was wrong with my Win 10. Finally the tech, which made me stay online the whole 3 hours, no even go pee, decided I had a corrupt profile and I was given a new one. I does seem to work better now. Imagine dealing with Gates and company, it’s my fault, my corrupt. Oh well. 🙂
    Tech did say there is a virus that causes this, no antivirus can stop it.

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    • NEO says:

      WIN 10 does have some bugs, I’ve switched over as well though, and it seems to be working pretty well, of course not much get through my ISP and most of that gets caught by our stand alone firewall. So far-so good! 🙂

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  3. the unit says:

    Yeah, I don’t ask for much, not having a blog site. Evidently you are better at navigating these systems than me, me performs horribly at that. I spent couple of hours even after new profile finding notepad, where I like to compose before posting a comment, even then screwing up with a typo, so no excuse!
    But found it and yes it is working much better for me now.

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    • NEO says:

      Good on you. I’m not necessarily that much better, but one of my friends (and partner in the business) is a pretty good IT guy, that helps a lot! 🙂

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      • the unit says:

        Somehow before my old profile got corrupted I had found the location of all the programs which included notepad. So still have not figured out where that is. Must be a hundred or so programs listed. But I don’t need them. Ain’t gonna spend anymore time looking for somethings I don’t need. Win 10 now lists notepad as a most use program, so just have to click. Like picking a president. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Yep, the most used is useful. I’ve pinned most of mine down on the taskbar, but still end up in the start menu regularly.

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        • the unit says:

          Got to sign out early. Going to primary human mechanic in the morning to have him explain what the urology specialist (human catalytic converter mechanic) tried to tell me. See you tomorrow, Lord willing.

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