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
I once posted comments as Bevingaren at guardian.co.uk
Even a parasite like me should be permitted to feed at the banquet of knowledge
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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