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Diary Blog, 3 May 2022

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On this day a year ago

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Answer: the “usual suspects” (((them))).

A relative few (including me) saw through part-Jew poseur “Boris” from the beginning, maybe 15+ years ago. Only recently did that become the majority. It is clear to almost all now that he simply does not have the ability to be a Prime Minister. Yes, he also lacks the decency and the ethics, but first and foremost he lacks the ability.

They look like Roma Gypsies. Blame also those who defend them and want more to arrive on our shores…

This can only end one of two ways.

If it does come to the UK, MPs who do not oppose it should be…blamed.

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Frightening. What is really behind this kind of science?

Why are they laughing so uncontrollably? Mental disorder? Drunk?

Loonies like that are apparently increasingly common in North America.

I cannot remember when exactly it was that I blogged about (inter alia) the 1980s/1990s Greenham Common (UK) “peace women”, but I expect my commentary can be found via the search function on the blog. Similar loonies.

Ah. Correcting myself; I have found the post in question: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/08/16/the-extinction-rebellion-levellers/. You have to scroll down about halfway to find the bit about Greenham Common.

This is what I wrote nearly three years ago:

The missiles were removed by reason of NATO-Warsaw Pact negotiations. The “Women’s Peace Camp” was a complete waste of time and effort.

A series of meetings held during August and September 1986 culminated in a summit between United States President Ronald Reaganand the General Secretary of the CPSU Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavík, Iceland, on 11 October 1986. To the surprise of both men’s advisers, the two agreed in principle to removing INF systems from Europe and to equal global limits of 100 INF missile warheads.

The United States and the Soviet Union signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in 1987, which led to the removal of all nuclear missiles from the base. The last GLCMs at RAF Greenham Common were removed in March 1991, and the 501st TMW inactivated on 4 June 1991.” [Wikipedia]

Incidentally and incredibly, even though the last missiles left Greenham Common in 1991, even though the Americans left Greenham in 1992 and even though the UK Ministry of Defence closed the base in 1993, putting it up for sale (the area being almost all designated by 1997 as public parkland), the “Greenham Women” stayed, some of them, until 2000! To me that proves that without their having “political activism” to do, some of them had nothing to do with their time or their lives. They were unable to accept that their protests (for 19 years!) had actually achieved nothing and in any case had been superseded by large-scale international events. Like the Japanese soldier in the 1970s, fighting a lone war in the jungle, 30 years after the Pacific War had ended.

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