Clearly Mr Ghazal is a member of some sort of group, a monarch of some description, or possibly he is Pope John-Paul II, as he refers to himself in the plural. He also fails to give precisely detailed instructions on the manner and indeed to location of my "dropping dead". I am supposed to go somewhere, but he does not say. And am I to somehow will myself to death, commit suicide in some spectacular fashion, or what? He is enigmatic on the details. This powerful and convincing argument compelled to me ask myself who Mr Ghazal was, so I could find out if he had written other similarly rational contributions to the debate. Upon perusing the details of this blog's recent hits, I chanced upon a google query which I feel may be the way he stumbled acoss us: israeli to nuke medina Hmmm, poor grasp of the English language, doesn't realise search engines don't use words like "to", obviously someone who regards Medina as being at least as important as Mecca - on balance I'd say this is a strong contender for being Mr Ghazal. An IP trace showed a lot of information, essentially locating this chap in Sydney, Australia. Now it may in fact not turn out to be him of course, I have no proof that the google search came from "Alfred Ghazal" so I will not identify the individual here. Just remember, it's all very well to gaze into the abyss, but all the time, the abyss has the ability to gaze back at you. Our second entrant is (apparently) from Algeria, land of Beu Geste, Islamic extremists, "Battle of Algiers" and more sand than you can shake a stick at. Please welcome Walid, who manages to be both brief and incomprehensible in this entry into the Bravenet guest map on my old blog, War Now!:
to express our feeling about the matter in brief... we say to Mr Tom Paine "go and drop dead".
Okay Walid, thanks for sharing. I note that this entry came on on the 19th, after I had just commented on an Alergian guy with strong terrorist links having been taken into custody in New Zealand. Maybe the other side IS watching. Go ahead. See how free speech and democracy work guys. Pull up a chair, take notes, the basics are quite simple really.
jewish don t want peace, they came to palestine to kill and to damage not for peace,but they will pay it expensively, be sure
CAPTAIN (off) Ali la Pointe ... the house is surrounded. You haven't got a chance. Surrender. Let the child and the girl come out, then you and the other one. Leave your weapons inside. It's useless to try anything. Our machine guns are ready to fire -- you wouldn't have time. Do you understand? Ali's face is motionless and hasn't changed its expression. CAPTAIN (off) Ali, do you hear me? Listen! You are the last one. The organization is finished. All your friends are dead or in prison. Come out. You'll have a fair trial. Come out, surrender. SOUND OF FOOTSTEPS, OTHER VOICES, CHEERFUL, INCOHERENT: VOICES PARAS Why are they breathing so heavily? Fear ... Air ... They haven't got enough air inside ... And again the voice of the captain, clear and somewhat distant: CAPTAIN (off) Make up your mind, Ali? Do you want us to wall you in, or do you prefer that we blow you to pieces? ... Alright. So much the worse for you. Ali's expression is still firm; his stare is dark and sullen.