Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Get well soon
Two things have shaken the erstwhile impenetrable world of the international Spook in the last few years (if you discount the temporary rise in terrorist activity) - the Berlin Wall has collapsed and the 'Special Relationship' which was cemented when it was first built, collapsed along with the Mighty Dollar, about 70 years later.
Here (or there - if us Brits would only make up our minds) in Europe, certain Heads of State have taken advantage of the Giant's recently contracted muscle-wasting disease, by accusing him of tapping 70 million phones in an extremely expensive industrial espionage exercise.
Well, for a start, China is the only country with the resources and reason to carry out a tap on such an industrial scale, and - if you remember - the U.S. was publicly given keys to the door of the GCHQ headquarters in Cheltenham, and told to make themselves comfortable as they tracked every phone-call between the U.K. and their own country. That was at least 20 years ago.
Now that you can get about $1.70 for £1 - so even us impoverished Brits can pop over to Manhattan and still save loads of money on clothes made in Italy - the kings of Wall Street are crying foul and accusing Angela Merkel of 'manipulating' the international money market, with a little help from us and a handful of Gnomes living in a mountain somewhere in Switzerland.
What happened to G8? I thought the 'G' stood for 'Global'? How can a single woman in Germany have such an effect on the US dollar, even with the help of Trolls and Goblins in the Eurozone's most influential state?
You have to remember that when Uncle Sam has been wounded or humiliated, he hits out, and he hits out as hard as he can. This is why 18 year-old computer-hackers who have somehow cleverly picked the flimsy locks to the Pentagon main-frame, face extradition followed by about three life-sentences if they are unlucky enough to be caught.
The Giant's victims get smaller, the weaker he becomes. Get well soon, Giant.