Saturday, January 30, 2010

Osama on obesity...

Well, not yet but no doubt it could be among the next topics along with teenage pregnacy and personal debt that terror sheik Osama Bin Laden discusses on his talk show, blaming - as ever - the USA and globalisation. Well, with his latest release - no doubt in an attempt to draw new fans to his fight against the US - he mentions not global holy war this time but global warming. Ooh the EU and the BBC must love him* HOWEVER the UN has just indefinitely postponed its deadline (originally for tomorrow, Jan 31) for countries to accede to the Copenhagen Accord probably because both the Indian and Chinese governments have said they won't sign...perhaps Osama should look to these near neighbours of his instead of blaming the US all the time!

Of course it's not new to him: in his letter to the American people in 2002 he said "You have destroyed nature with your industrial waste and gases more than any other nation in history. Despite this, you refuse to sign the Kyoto agreement so that you can secure the profit of your greedy companies and industries."

No doubt he has recently observed the stalling of the Climate Change juggernaut and hopes to give it a boost; interesting the he's probably better off keeping quiet because what he wants is what many people think will happen as a consequence of global warming anyway:

"[it] could exacerbate the world's rich-poor divide and help to radicalize populations and fan terrorism in the countries worst affected"

That quote is from security and climate experts
at a conference in London on "Climate Change: the Global Security Impact" exactly two years ago in January 2007 and where Britain's former UN ambassador said: "Violence within and between communities and between nation states, we must accept, could possibly increase, because the precedents are all around." (this along with just about anything and everything bad being blamed on climate change)

* THIS link - also from 2007 - to John Redwood's blog: to me it seems that Osama's point chimes with BBC and EU spin on Kyoto/Bali etc.

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Paul said...

"You have destroyed nature with your industrial waste and gases more than any other nation in history."

Is this the same bloke who comes from a family that owns parts of Microsoft and Boeing and have been responsible through construction contracts of building most of the Arab countries in the middle east. Did they use mud extracted using only their bare hands?

Water will be the cause of the next big war.

Span Ows said...

The irony wasn't lost on me either despite him "living in a cave". Mind you I think he hates his own family too but doesn't go on about it as much.

Agree re the last sentence. They say energy or water, either depends on the timing and if we have another "gasline" type crisis with Russia Ukraine etc.

Span Ows said...

Blimey...just logged on after posting the blogpost at 6a.m. (In Atlanta) now in afternoon after walking long frozen Upper Mississippi in Iowa/Wisconsin, pop in see a comment and answer it and find you'd only just posted it! you'll think I sit here waiting for a reply!


The Great Gildersleeve said...

One of the posters on Gavins Board...good to see you there again Span...lives in Wisconsin...I'd suggest that you say "Hi!" but that' a big area and you're probably miles away from where he lives...

It's like when a tourist thinks everywhere in the UK is within minutes of London.

Once again, the BBC has been broadcasting a two parter that suggests that many parts of the Middle east have been lush and covered in water and contary to what some say about climate change/global warming some scientists think some desserts will once again sustain life and food.

That it is a sequence the Earth goes through from time to time.