Saturday, 3 January 2009

Another case of history repeating.....

What goes around....

Here's a couple of Giles Cartoons from my 1958 annual.
They both refer to an American operation in Beirut (Lebanon) in July 1958* ostensibly to support the pro-western Government hence the GI's playing cards with "locals".
The Tommies are on their way to Jordon as we prepare to support the government there with the chaos of neighbouring Iraq; the trouble that lead to Baath party taking power in later years which meant Saddam Hussain coming to power, you will stop me when this all starts to sound familiar....
* yes it was a new one on me we just can't stop stirring stuff up

Next an excellent cartoon that could be drawn today except perhaps the posh types would be stood round a patio heater and would be spouting this classic conspiracy theory themselves.
Can I just add a quote which could have been coined for Anglo/American foreign policy.

All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a room.

by Blaise Pascal

Picture credit Giles Cartoons 18th & 20th July 1958
ps. If you click on the pictures they should enlarge so you can have a proper deco.

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