Thursday, June 10, 2010


Sir Simon Jenkins.

Sir Simon Jenkins is a former editor of the UK's Times newspaper.

He wants the UK to save £45 billion by scrapping the UK armed forces. All of them.

He is a sensible chap.

And much of the public agrees with him (Wasted money and needless deaths)

Costa Rica was the very first country to formally abolish military forces.

The constitution has forbidden a standing military since 1949.

Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas, veteran reporter at the White House, is a sensible person

In 2002, she asked: "Does the president think that the Palestinians have a right to resist 35 years of brutal military occupation and suppression?"

It was Helen Thomas who asked which countries in the Middle East have nuclear weapons.

And, she told a rabbi that Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine" and "go home" to Poland and Germany.

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