Moussa Koussa Reveals The Real Reason Why He Defected To Britain

March 31, 2011

Moussa Koussa Reveals The Real Reason Why He Defected To Britain

Ben Delicious writes from London: Breaking news reaches Stirring Trouble from a secret location in London, a suit in the Dorchester hotel actually, where Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa, also known as Musa Kusa, who has defected to Britain yesterday, is helping intelligence officials demolish one mini-bar after another. Only joking of course. British intelligence officials don’t drink nowdays. Anyway, it turns out that Mr Koussa decided to seek refuge in Britain because he no longer could take the abuse for his silly sounding name from other members of the brutal Gaddafi regime. He told his interrogators that sometimes he was taunted for dozens of times throughout the day, with other ministers mispronouncing his name on purpose and making him feel inadequate and unfit to witness... 

Politicians Say War In Libya Is About Saving Civilians. What Sort Of Rubbish Is That?

March 30, 2011

Politicians Say War In Libya Is About Saving Civilians. What Sort Of Rubbish Is That?

Ted Obvious writes from London: Pardon me for asking, but can you imagine Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy spending sleepless nights, worrying about the plight of ‘innocent civilians’ in Libya, dying in a civil war? No? Me neither. But that is what they keep telling to their respective nations and the world generally, when they explain why they pushed through the idea of enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya that quickly turned into a war. Mr Cameron nowadays resembles Tony Blair in 2003, when he was banging on about his concern for the people of Iraq and beyond, the lying son of a bitch. In fact, PM Cameron has even started to resemble TB in appearance, when he gets into his ‘I care for the Libyan people’ act. Sure you do, Dave, sure you do. Just like... 

I’ve Really Had Enough Of Praise For Mikhail Gorbachev

March 30, 2011

I’ve Really Had Enough Of Praise For Mikhail Gorbachev

Alexander Nekrassov writes from London: So, a big lavish party bash is thrown tonight in Albert Hall in London in honour of former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who has turned 80 on March 2. Funded, no doubt, by Russian billionaire Aleksandr Lebedev, who has been bankrolling Gorby for the past decade or so, using him to open doors in the West where he is still considered as a ‘man who has changed the world’. Very strange, this whole occasion in London, including the list of guests, who range from have been politicians and actors to performers and celebrities, who seem to be turning up everywhere if the price is right. The old goat, no doubt, would hear endless praise for how he ended the Cold War and changed the world for the better. Which he didn’t, by the way, having been a die-hard... 

More Pearls Of Wisdom. From The Stirring Trouble Team

March 30, 2011

More Pearls Of Wisdom. From The Stirring Trouble Team

Today we present more humorous pearls of wisdom. From the Stirring Trouble team. A state of emergency is declared in Japan because of the radiation leaks at Fukushima and the world is busy staring at its bellybutton. Yes, the London summit on Libya. Taking the piss came naturally to all the people who took part in it. The way things are going, we’ll soon see the no-fly zone in the skies over Libya transform into a no-life zone on the ground. Nothing like a juicy war against a Muslim country, with lots of bombs falling, during Christian Lent. To mend those bridges. Amazing how easily politicians manage to fool their people when they need to pull off some nasty stunt, like this war in Libya. Political rulers across Europe are obviously worried by the rebellion ‘bug’ coming here... 

Impressive Unity At London Conference On Libya. But No Mention Of Oil And Gas

March 30, 2011

Impressive Unity At London Conference On Libya. But No Mention Of Oil And Gas

Adam Lovejoy writes from London: That was some pretty impressive unity that they have demonstrated at the one-day Conference on Libya, gathering together NATO, the United Nations and the Arab League under one roof, but lacking any proper presence from Libya itself. Apart from the delegation of the Interim National Council that didn’t seem to represent anyone apart from the people on it. The conference did receive a letter from Colonel Gaddafi, who called the delegates ‘Nazis’ and wished them to die slowly and painfully. Or something along these lines. The conference was marked by some outrageous double-talk and double-standard, with its chairman, Foreign Secretary William Hague, announcing that all the parties involved reaffirmed their support for the UN Security Council resolution N1973,... 

As Glasgow And Las Vegas Get Their First Taste Of Radiation From Fukushima, Libya Still Tops The News

March 29, 2011

As Glasgow And Las Vegas Get Their First Taste Of Radiation From Fukushima, Libya Still Tops The News

Anton Goryunov writes from Tokyo: As Glasgow, that’s in Scotland, and Las Vegas, that’s in America, get a first taste of radiation blown by wind from the Fukushima nuclear plant, that’s in Japan, the international community does the right thing and gathers in London to discuss who gets which cut of the oil industry in Libya, that’s in North Africa. Nice to see world governments setting their priorities in the correct order: war and oil come first and everything else a distant second. The latest news coming from Fukushima is that plutonium and radioactive water are spilling from nuclear reactors, with contamination spreading far beyond the restricted area of 12 miles around the stricken plant. The collective brave face of the Japanese authorities though shows no sign of panic, that... 

Minutes Of Prince William’s Stag Night Reveal A Thoroughly Jolly Occasion

March 29, 2011

Minutes Of Prince William’s Stag Night Reveal A Thoroughly Jolly Occasion

Ben Delicious writes from London: Minutes of Prince William’s stag night leaked to Stirring Trouble reveal that a thoroughly jolly, strictly male occasion took place over the past weekend at a country estate in Devon, involving about 20 friends of the future groom including his brother Prince Harry. It was conducted as a low key occasion, with no usual attributes like unlimited supply of booze and dope, fighting with each other and strippers performing. The party opened with all the guests gathering together for an unprovoked posh laugh, horsey and insincere, but loud and extended. Then everyone went to the local pub, pretending to be foreign students, so as not to raise any suspicions, toasting the Prince and praising him for bagging such a stunning looking bird after only eight and half... 

President Obama Tells Americans War In Libya Is Not As Bad As They May Think

March 29, 2011

President Obama Tells Americans War In Libya Is Not As Bad As They May Think

Dan Majestic writes from Washington: Still confused himself as to why the United States has been dragged into a military conflict in Libya, US President Barack Obama addressed the American people, telling them that the war is not actually as bad as they may think. Avoiding mentioning the fact that he was outwitted by the British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who told him that it would be just a short bombing mission, the US President hailed the introduction of the no-fly zone over Libya, as this war is commonly known, as a great success and even joked that the mission was not about toppling Colonel Gaddafi from power but protecting civilians. The joke went down well with some people, especially living in Libya. In his address Mr Obama basically acknowledge... 

Of PR And PR: Let’s Nor Paint The Horse Black Along With Cart

March 29, 2011

Of PR And PR: Let’s Nor Paint The Horse Black Along With Cart

Ben Delicious writes from London: The British PR industry has been getting bad publicity as of late. Some hacks have been taking the high moral ground, saying that PR companies better start getting their act together and avoid signing up sleazy clients, like Middle East despots and big businessmen with a certain kind of reputation. Recently two big hitters in the world of PR, Bell Pottinger, founded by Lord Tim Bell, formerly Margaret Thatcher’s communications adviser, and Brown Lloyd James (BLJ), headed by Sir Nick Lloyd and Peter Brown, the former a well-known Fleet Street hack and the latter a showbiz adviser, had been singled out as having some of the most controversial individuals, firms and governments as clients, wishing to improve the perception of themselves in places that matter,... 

When’s A War Is Not A War But A No-Fly Zone

March 28, 2011

When’s A War Is Not A War But A No-Fly Zone

Dan Majestic writes from Washington: There are wars and there are wars that are called no-fly zones. Yes, ladies and gents of the international community, you have been duped into approving a seemingly innocent plan to save Libyan civilians from the wrath of the vicious tyrant Colonel Gaddafi, without realising that the whole thing was actually a cleverly concealed war. Should have read the text of the UN Security Council resolution more carefully when it was still a draft. The phrase ‘using all means’ stands for just that: using all means. And that, in any speak, means war. While Prime Minister David Cameron and President Nicolas Sarkozy have their own reasons for starting a war in North Africa that all have to do with the mess in their respective nations, it’s very hard to understand... 

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