Sunday, January 18, 2009

Protesters Call For Civilian Deaths

Radio Left Wing News' lead story at 1100 was a protest at the Mt Wellington premises of Rakon.

A gang of fuckwits calling themselves 'Global Peace and Justice' don't like Rakon because, among many other things, Rakon manufactures 25% of the world's supply of one of the hundreds of components used in the guidance systems of smart bombs. Yes of course, it had to be the smart bombs used by the IDF in Gaza. Natch.

No doubt the fuckwits would prefer the Israelis put up a couple of squadrons of Lancasters with 500 pounders and carpet bombed the place.

http://www.rafupwood.co.uk/lancaster.jpg

But hang on, indiscriminate bombing is the Hamas way of doing things.

4 comments:

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Similar stupid people have been complaining about UK supplies to israel too.
but if we didn't make them, somebody else will.
An arms boycott only leads to loss of sales as Israel or whoever would just find someone else.
I recall the arms embargo against South Africa way back just led to the development of a South African arms industry.
I understand Israel is quite advanced in that department as well.
So an embargo against Israel would never work.
We would be cutting off our nose to spite our face.

Psycho Milt said...

I posted a similar sentiment over at the Hand Mirror, which was promoting the protest. The author thought protesting against a company working on improving targeting would be interpreted by the general public as a protest against militarism in general - why they would think that is beyond me, but then logic is never their strong point.

But hang on, indiscriminate bombing is the Hamas way of doing things.

Actually, it's also the Israeli way of doing things. Most of the bombs and shells they're using are anything but smart.

but if we didn't make them, somebody else will.
An arms boycott only leads to loss of sales as Israel or whoever would just find someone else.


If morality doesn't come into it, how come the UK is missing out on that potentially lucrative Hamas market, Fairfacts? You're losing out to Iran, who couldn't make a decent missile if they tried...

Murray said...

Heres a question few people can aswer without having to check.

How many French civilians died as a result of allied bombiong and shelling during the Normandy campaign?

Hey didn't they use Lancs then too?

Psycho Milt said...

I know the answer without having to check: shitloads. Bomber Command wasn't any more popular with them than it was with Jerry civilians.