Poet Teju Cole on why the US should think carefully before attacking Britain over its chemical-weapons sales. Excerpts:
This talk of “tailored attacks” limited to Islington just isn’t credible. Next thing you know, a missile accidentally hits Dalston.
Why hasn’t the US fixed this yet? A. It’s complicated. To burn down Oxford would be sad. Do nothing, and Britain remains dangerous.
And a flood of refugees from Greenwich and Lewisham pouring into St Malo would be Ban Ki-moon’s nightmare. The French aren’t keen either.
Q. What is Britain? A. Britain is a country in Europe. Its people are called the Britons. Elizabeth II is the Queen of the Britons.
(link via +Simon St.Laurent on FB) #chemicalweapons
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