Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Cold blooded murder



Well, Russia cuts off Ukraine's heating - according to this website the temperature in the Ukraine has fluctuated between cold and fucking cold.

In the unusually warm (thanks Gulf Stream) UK we have thousands of what are known as seasonally adjusted deaths each winter - some of them are probably inevitable and people just being prompted by the cold snap to succumb to the disease that would get them anyway, but a bit of winter heating can mean the difference between life and death, a few more years (or a couple of monhts, maybe). Simple as that.

Russia's Gazprom says this action is not politically motivated, just trying to get the full market price. Fine, lets take them at their word - they are murdering possibly thousands of of the poor and vulnerable in order to get their money. They are consciously and knowingly risking the deaths of thousands.

Of course, muscular liberals won't be calling for Russia to be invaded for this act of mass murder and torture, hand wringing condemnation all round.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Jim H said...

"Of course, muscular liberals won't be calling for Russia to be invaded for this act of mass murder and torture, hand wringing condemnation all round."

What's your point here?

6:04 PM  
Blogger PaulaM said...

Well Jim, I think the point is that America and the UK went into Iraq on the justification that Saddam Hussein was guilty of mass murder and torture. Will they now act consistently and invade Russia? Like hell they will.

9:05 PM  

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