By Michael Goldstein
By Dennis Romero
By Sarah Fenske
By Matthew Mullins
By Patrick Range McDonald
By LA Weekly
By Dennis Romero
By Simone Wilson
The terrorists are termites. They’re in our house, and although we can’t see them, we can see the damage they do. They’re not American Indians trying to defend their homeland. They’re not African-Americans seeking civil rights. They’re not displaced Palestinians. They deserve what they get, which is relentless pursuit and extermination.
THE ANGLOS FILE
Brendan Bernhard’s story about Tony Blair & his speech 2 the Labour (note spelling) Party [“The Blair White House Project,” October 19–25] is beyond good, it’s topnotch, a lot better than most of the biased crap our broadsheets manage 2 churn out over here in not-so-Great Britain. Bernhard’s distant view on the situation seemed far clearer than nething ive read from my side of the pond. Keep him there, and make sure he don’t escape 2 a lesser rag with a less adventurous editor.
We the British — who, by the way, are preparing to shed blood in your defense — don’t, as Mr. Bernhard rightly points out, have very much to offer in real firepower compared to that of the U.S., being only the fourth most powerful nation in the world. We do, however, have a little experience in matters of foreign policy, and a certain experience of special operations in hostile territory. These may be a legacy from our imperialist past, but nevertheless could prove useful.
A marriage between a country with power but negligible executive intellect and a country with intellect but less power would seem an ideal solution to the current problem. Tony Blair may govern a suffering health service (at least we have one), a damaged rail service and a country full of “amateurs,” but he also governs a country which, despite these faults, can say that we were loyal to our friends across the sea in America (unlike some of our European brethren, whose battle tanks have one forward gear and five reverse). If you want to fire a literary shot across our bows in jest, that’s okay, but make sure you remember us as we fight and die alongside your sons and daughters in arms.
Remember us when we are attacked.
Last week, in the article “You’ve Got Hate Mail,” the Big Cheap Theater online bulletin board was misidentified.
Find everything you're looking for in your city
Find the best happy hour deals in your city
Get today's exclusive deals at savings of anywhere from 50-90%
Check out the hottest list of places and things to do around your city