Sunday, August 29, 2004

out of the loins of monsters


Saturdays Age had a snippet from the editorial of the Glasgow Daily Record who has been arrested in South Africa for his alleged involvment with a mercenary group involved with an attempted coup in Equatorial Guinea.
This editorial shows the loathing left over from the Thatcher years

Don't even think of shedding a tear for Mark, sorry, Sir Mark Thatcher. This waste of space would be even more of a nonentity than he is if he did not trade on the name of his discredited mother. With no achievements of his own, he lives a sad life, only defined by being the offspring of a hate figure. Now - it is claimed - Sir Mark tried to copy some of his mother's brutal bully-boy tactics and organise a coup in Equatorial Guinea. The regime in that country is notoriously brutal. But what kind of relief would there be for the poor souls in that nation to be "liberated" by someone called Thatcher?.

This saga highlights once again the problem of western countries like Britain allowing the hiring of mercenaries by private security companies. South Africa is attempting to stop the recruitment of mercenaries however there is big money to be made in Iraq for these dogs of war.

Speaking of Monsters It appears John Howard is about to call the election in the next hour, to be held on 9th of October.

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