Saturday, October 11, 2008

How Strange

Here is the BBC coverage of the unfortunate accident that killed Austria's Joerg Haider.

You may remember him as the leader of the far-right Freedom Party who upset the EU by joining the Austrian government in 2000. Ever the bastion of liberty and democracy the EU brought in sanctions.

The Soviet dictators used to bump opponents off in fake car crashes after beating them to death, but I doubt that even the EU would stoop to that.

7 comments:

Lurch said...

I have to disagree Gregg old chum, an organisation that forces their agenda on millions against their will, forcing countries to vote until they get 'the right answer', stamping on dissent in the sham parliament - it's hardly one that's going to get sniffy about a little assasination.

Gregg Beaman said...

Every point you make is valid Lurch. And his party was elected by the people of Austria in 2000, which the EU ignored.

Steve Allison (UKIP Councillor) said...

Hi Greg, got to agree with Lurch on this one. I have no doubt that the present day Austrian equivalent of James Bond is "licensed to kill" in defence of the establishment. I see a whole new raft of conspiracy theories coming to a computer near you soon! Maybe it was the same team who arranged a car crash in a Paris Tunnel a few years ago........?

Mark Wadsworth said...

They are now saying that his speedometer was stuck on 88 mph, so that proves that he must have been doing 88 mph when he crashed.

Wot? I'm no engineer or anything, but isn't it just about possible that the speedometer was, er, damaged in the crash? He may well have been travelling much faster or slower than that.

Gregg Beaman said...

Think we are all in agreement chaps.

Mark's comment reminded me of my thought every time I strap a seat belt on in a plane: "Has this poxy piece of nylon ever actually saved anybody when a plane crashes?"

Mark Wadsworth said...

GB, that particular seat belt that you use probably hasn't, by definition.

Gregg Beaman said...

Now, if they worked it may have previously saved a life and is continuing its good work today, but I suspect you are absolutely right.