Nobel Laureate Pinter Assails Bush, Blair
By KARL RITTER
Associated Press Writer
Dec 08 10:06 AM US/Eastern
"The invasion of Iraq was a bandit act, an act of blatant state terrorism, demonstrating absolute contempt for the concept of international law,"
You mean concepts of international law written in the pages of 17 UN resolutions? Would that be the state terror born over a year of hand wringing, while a secret cadre of international hypocrit snobs shuffled oil vouchers to each other, under the table? I am sure there was no act of banditry there.
"How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described as a mass murderer and a war criminal? One hundred thousand?" he asked in a hoarse voice.
The proper question is, "How many European deaths do you have to ignore, before stepping in and saving the quivering jello that remains? 6 to 10 Million?
"We have brought torture, cluster bombs, depleted uranium, innumerable acts of random murder, misery, degradation and death to the Iraqi people and call it 'bringing freedom and democracy to the Middle East,'"
I know Harold. The rotting dog food for oil program, non-random acts of body shredding, mutilation, electrocution and nerve gas experiments are so much more civilized. We all know that the UN was prepared to transform the region into a paradise of freedom, through the earth moving power of paperwork, child pornography and nepotism. At least we could have guaranteed that news networks like CNN would be able to suppress all of that inconvenient information, to maintain access to the regime. We would have spared the cowering sensitive orbs of every Harold Pinter, in this world.
The Nobel committee has not shied from rewarding writers who make a stand against authority, notably in rewarding the literature prize to Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn in 1970.The only rewards they shy away from, are the ones producing real peace, instead of impotent rhetoric. You know, like Ronald Reagan, who brought down the Iron curtain and reduced the world's nuclear arms by half;
all in a single stroke.
Horace Engdahl, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, introduced the lecture by saying Pinter was delivering "his free words such as a writer has a right to say them."
This is how Horace's secretarial position became permanent. He schedules the lecture, then defers the credit to the idiot on the podium. How do you climb the prestigious ranks of the Swedish Academy? On your knees, fool!
Pinter accused the United States of supporting "every right wing military dictatorship in the world" after World War II, from Chile to the Philippines.While Harold Pinter was supporting every left wing dictatorship after World War II, from the murderous Stalin and Mao to Fidel Castro. If we added up all those deaths Harold was pining about, in the opening to his rant, I wonder who would come out the winner?
"The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them," he said. "It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It's a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis."Very few people have talked about them?! ...... Lung butter is issuing forth on a long and protracted session of laughter. Four decades of incessant moonbat ranting by the likes of Pinter, translates to 'very few'.
I really like that masquerading remark. Did you see that one, John Kerry?
Remember that remark, the next time a Democrat dangles that soap-on-a-rope, in your face, touting the need to recapture our respect in the world. In Harold Pinter's remark, lies your respect. Not only does it not exist, It never existed. These people think the US is the biggest evil on the planet, in spite of all the charity, technology and wealth we have created for mankind. They are just like those artificial Katrina victims, sitting before the Senate. No gratitude. No love. Leave them to the Islamic barbarians, I say.
Pinter said the U.S. "also has its own bleating little lamb tagging behind it on a lead, the pathetic and supine Great Britain.
If they desired it, Great Britain could walk right into pathetic, supine Sweden and plant the Union Jack. I guess they just do not have a pressing desire for all that pickled herring, ice and gamboling socialists with bipolar disorder.
He said both Bush and Blair deserve to be arraigned by the Hague, Netherlands-based International Criminal Court.What a great idea Harold. As soon as they tell you to go to hell, then you can call (?) to enforce the guilty verdict.
In 2002, Pinter, whose works include plays such as "The Caretaker," "The Room," and "The Birthday Party," revealed he was undergoing treatment for throat cancer.Maybe he should have read the Surgeon General's warning, printed on his copy of the communist manifesto.
What is quite remarkable about this whole affair, is how the Swedish Academy is so capable of brilliantly choreographing sheer stupidity. It is like hiring a premium wait staff, renting a large function room at the Ritz, then promptly serving a generous dollop of loose dog feces in polished Waterford crystal. Everybody brings a steaming silver spoonful to their lips. They all chime in unison about its delectable, subtle flavor.