It is reported that the Swedish defence firm Saab AB has been marketing its JAS Gripen fighter plane under the mantra, "see first – kill first".(1) This is distressingly ironic given that the Swedish government recently deployed the aircraft over the skies of Libya under strict instructions not to engage Gaddafi's forces. This, I argue, was in order to ensure that Sweden could continue to export weapons whilst safeguarding its spurious reputation as a "super power for peace".(2)
Para, jämsides med.
En annan sort.
Bevingaren, 1980: 90
Even a parasite like me should be permitted to feed at the banquet of knowledge
I once posted comments as Bevingaren at guardian.co.uk
Note All parasitoids are parasites, but not all parasites are parasitoids
Parasitoid "A parasite that always ultimately destroys its host" (Oxford English Dictionary)
I live off you
And you live off me
And the whole world
Lives off everybody
See we gotta be exploited
By somebody, by somebody, by somebody
<I live off you>
Germ Free Adolescents
is a short step.
The word is
now a virus.
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