Friday, 12 January 2007

200 different situations

The world is made of 200 different situations, and if you do something here, doesn't necessarily apply to everywhere else. This is what The Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE PC told us today in his speech on "Britain and the World". This comment was while answering to the questions: why the invasion in Iraq wasn't followed by an invasion in North Korea, and on what will the Kosovo precedent mean for the Nagorno-Karabakh, Sth. Ossetian, Abkhazian, etc. conflicts (the second question asked by me naturally :)).

Now the Rt Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE PC really knows what he's talking about: he is the bearer of more titles then my poor mind can handle. For example Rt Hon.: (abbreviated "The Right Honourable The Rt Hon." or "The Right Hon.") is an honorific prefix which is traditionally applied to certain people in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, other Commonwealth Realms, and elsewhere. Read more in the Wikipedia. Couldn't find what CH means, CBE stands for the Commandor of British Empire and PC - I'm sorry, but I don't know that one either.

At any rate he was the Minster of State in the Foreign Office and the Home Office, served as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland from 1984-1985, Home Secretary from 1985-1989 and Foreign Secretary from 1989-1995. Now I'm all so excited about these titles and dates of service to prove to you - that I'm busy here talking to important people! But more importantly - Lord Hurd is a man who has seen the Nagorno-Kharabakh and Kosovo problems in their most violent stages. Seen it from the perspective of top level British Foreign Policy!!! That's as high as it gets - doesn't it? And he's saying - THE WORLD IS MADE OF 200 DIFFERENT SITUATIONS!

There's some bloody good justification for the world powers not to do anything when mass killings, displacements of people occur and whole nations are exiled from their homelands. You see the big difference in the Iraq and North Korea is - Iraq HAS OIL! Isn't that what you mean by different situation Lord Hurd? And liekwise - Azerbaijan HAS OIL and the BP in there - isn't that how the Nagorno-Karabkh situation is different from that of Kosovo my dear Rt Hon leaders of British Politics?


  1. If you see the difference between Iraq and north Korea and Azerbaijan and Kosovo which is so explicit that one can see it without particular knowledge on politics and geography.
    Seeing the difference myself I just should say that I would not consider any president or Prime Minister seriously, not even a lecturer with a bunch of shiny metal on his chest, they are just well trained actors to speak to vast audiences. Apparently your lecturer still was not well trained enough to end up as a lecturer:):):):)

  2. While the politicians talk in US and UK Ahmadinejad is having all the fun he can :)

    This BBC Analyses states 2007 is likely to see a continuation of the confrontation with Iran and North Korea over their nuclear programmes.

    Moreover this article states that Mr Chavez and Mr Ahmadinejad are expected to sign a series of new trade and economic co-operation agreements.

    "Iran and Venezuela are two important allies on a global level, the two countries have important industrial and oil projects, which we will follow up in this trip," Mr Ahmadinejad said ahead of his trip, according to the state-run Irna agency.