News of the Worlde

Over here, the fort holds together, with work piled up as usual.

Over there, in the great Outside, well, there is no fort. Was just browsing through the news, only to find that things have changed rapidly. First, that thwarted terrorist attack story; it seems now that the JTAC feels that the possibility of an attack is still high but not imminent, so the UK threat level has been moved down today, from “Critical” to “Severe”. (They both sound equally scary to me if you ask me, but you won’t.) And this means that thousands of stranded Bri’ish tourists can hope for a slightly easier journey to their holiday destination. Good for them, it’s like 10 degrees here in Bradford in the middle of August, and we’re in coats and umbrellas (rain, not sun). In August. Hurray for the Atlantic.

Next, the Mid-East ceasefire. Huh boy. After 34 days of bashing eachother’s heads in, Israel and Lebanon are asked nicely to put their guns down before any more people get hurt. About time, if you ask me (but you won’t): Lebanon’s dead had passed 1,000 and counting. I also went through the UN’s text, which sounds nice and strict in paper. Let’s see how they enforce it now – those Hezbollah guerillas stuck behind Israel’s lines probably haven’t even heard of the resolution yet. Lots of pissed-off people with guns ‘n’ ammo – they’re probably tempted to use the ceasefire for toilet paper.

We’ll see.

Anyway, I thought I’d write something, and with all the stuff I have to do, regurgitating things you can read on any news site is always good material. And then you can top it off with a paragraph explaining it.

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