Wednesday, 30 January 2013
The Modern Prometheus
Of course David Cameron has not read Frankenstein to the end. Of course David Cameron has not read Frankenstein at all. He probably thinks that it is the name of the monster, not of its creator. What does George Galloway imagine the Heir to Blair to be? A working-class autodidact like himself, who says "adumbrate"? Does he not watch Blandings?
Galloway was absolutely correct that we were encouraging and funding in Syria exactly the sort of people against whom we were gearing up for war in Mali, and defending in Mali a dictatorship hardly, if at all, better than the one in Syria.
But this will be as nothing when, as will very soon be the case, we are intervening in order to prop up our dear old Hashemite puppet monarchy in that part of Palestine east of the Jordan. Against exactly the same people whom we are egging on, and rather more than egging on, in and around the Damascene capital of the Levant as a whole.