Thursday, 31 May 2007

Iraq Police Dancing

Fine shoulder action.

13 comments:

Philipa said...

It would be funnier if the soundtrack didn't repeat 'somebody help me' - scary!

Lilith said...

Yes Philipa, the Bee Gees sample from Staying Alive at the end is a stroke of genius..must be a pretty desperate line of work.

Philipa said...

Oh gosh I missed that - Staying Alive, without a hint of irony :-/

Thankyou for your thoughtful and illuminating comments on my blog, so pleased to see you there.

All v.best.

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

You cannot hear the soundtrack- but I'll bet any money it is 'Firestarter'

Ratty. said...

It might be nice idea to send a copy to the relatives of the recently kidnapped British. It would cheer them up no end and help them to keep optimistic about the situation.

Lilith said...

Ratty, I feel for the families, I do very much, but "security" workers in Iraq know that they are taking a huge risk with their lives and they have a choice about going out there. I don't put a premium on British lives over Iraqi ones unlike many in this country, our leaders in particular. Iraqis are being kidnapped and disappeared every day in their hundreds.I also feel for the hundreds of Iraqi families losing loved ones due to the occupation of Iraq. Many Iraqi police have been blown up, tortured and kidnapped and so I think its nice that someone has captured a light moment in what must be hell, in a job where your colleagues could turn out to be your enemy. I am sorry if this post pisses you off.

I am now going to trawl for dancing UK Plods.

Ratty. said...

I am sorry if this post pisses you off.

On the contrary Lilith. I agree %100.
The whole thing is a crock of shit. What the fuck are we doing there - oh oil, of course. There are good men and women, of all nationalities dying needlessly. I am one for charging Blair and his cohorts with war crimes.

Lilith said...

Glad to hear that Ratty. I find it extraordinary that there was political support for Bliar's agenda even before it all went off. Imagine if the Chinese did the same to us! Decided that they didn't like our dictator-style government and came over to "liberate" us....

Marina Hyde in the Grauniad (no I dont normally have it in the house but they had a "good walks guide" and I had to make certain that they hadn't mentioned Somerset...don't want Guardian readers crawling all over our beautiful county)said

"Lord Butler's revelation to the Hay festival this week seems jaw-dropping. We have known for years that the PM has drastically downgraded the importance of the cabinet. But on Tuesday the country's top civil servant at the time revealed that during Mr Blair's first eight months in office, the cabinet took only one decision. And that decision - it would be funny if it wasn't so utterly depressing - was to "delegate" the matter of the Millennium Dome to the prime minister himself.

Even for those who spent much of this period wondering after the point of Jack Cunningham, to say that these 20-odd ministers ought to have been ashamed of themselves seems inadequate. What in heaven's name were they thinking? Were they even thinking?

Here were men and women who had spent lifetimes battling to get into government, and once they were there they acted with all the thumbs-up, hello-mum insignificance of people who had just won a competition prize to sit in on a cabinet meeting."

Ratty. said...

Yes and now Blair is on his 'Farewell tour' and Prescott is somewhere flopping about in the West Indies - all at the taxpayers expense. Will nobody hold the thieving bastards to account? I have little hope for a Cameron government either, as far as he is concerned it seems to me to be just more of the same.

Lilith said...

The lack of opposition to Bliar's shenanigans seems to be tacit approval of his governmental style. I don't trust Cameron either. Though I have yet to knowingly hear him lie...

Scroblene said...

It's the 'Foo Mondy' again!

When we saw the film in US, (just released there), we laughed at all the jokes before everyone else, which pissed off many persons near us!

These guys are weird doing that...

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The Hitch said...

And then they all bummed each other.
Its an Arab thang