Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Health & Safety

G'morning all. In the paper today was an article about how the Syrian investigation into the Hariri assassination is proceeding. More lip service being paid to the rest of the world. I love to read these articles for the sheer irony of them and I refuse to believe that the reporter who filed it didn't snigger as he clicked 'save'. The presiding Syrian judge said "we will respect the absolute secrecy and safety of our witnesses."
Now, maybe I'm getting too involved in the minutae of it all or maybe it was a mistake in translation but instead of "respect" she could have said "guarantee" or "ensure" or any other word which would inspire confidence and a feeling of safety. Yeah, makes me want to come forward and tell all....
Please read the Lebanese Political Journal - well written and thought-provoking and the comments are always intelligent and entertaining. You don't have to be heavily into politics to enjoy it.

In other news, I have the flu. Or maybe it's a cold. If I start to chirp or feel that I won't be migrating this winter, I will let you know.

Enjoy your Tuesday as I have to go and start warming up for the England-Argentina "friendly" on Saturday. Oxymoron. Honestly, as if a football match between those two countries could ever be classified as friendly, amicable or even respectful. They are going to play in Geneva, I assume to reinforce the friendly aspect.


Mustapha said...

in fact, this whole investigation is a laughable matter. I made fun of it just today.

hope your flu gets better.

Tony Soprano said...

having just returned from Romania and scoffed lots of chicken, I better monitor my pulse on a regular basis, with regard your earlier post on racism, come on now lets call a spade a spade, as for called Macdara a Mick, he should take it as a compliment.

It was so nice to see Chelsea lose again, twice in a week, ever since their draw with the mighty toffeemen they seem to be going down quicker than Linda Lovelace, may the trend continue

MacDara said...

Ire v NZL there is really only one choice in an Irish Bar.

MacDara said...


Especially for you and Tony. See you in Molly's later