A number of ‘lefties’ have gone missing in action. The precise point they went missing is telling.
Jeremy Corbyn, still the leader of HM Opposition, Labour, seems to go missing shortly after outbreak of WWIII with Iran, around the time the Iranians shoot down flight PS752.
Here he is on the 3rd, when WWII starts.
10:55 AM · Jan 3, 2020 – The US assassination of Qasem Soleimani is an extremely serious and dangerous escalation of conflict with global significance. The UK government should urge restraint on the part of both Iran and the US, and stand up to the belligerent actions and rhetoric coming from the US.Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy is miffed that Boris hasn’t included Jezbollah in any briefings … nobody seems to know why, not even PressTV.
7:02 PM · Jan 3, 2020 – I’ve written to Boris Johnson requesting an urgent Privy Council briefing and answers to questions following the US assassination of Qassem Suleimani. [Letter attached]Jeremy Corbyn
On the 4th he justifiably and rightly tweets about the murder of a taxi driver in Finsbury.
But nothing on Iran.
On the 5th he retweets his own tweet with a comment. “Two days” … this will become an ironic tweet.
8:35 AM · Jan 5, 2020 – Two days since I asked Boris Johnson these vital questions about the US assassination of Qasem Soleimani and its consequences. And no answer.Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy seems not to like anyone being thankful that the Middle East is rid of Soleimani.
4:07 PM · Jan 5, 2020 – Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab’s declaration of ‘sympathy’ for Trump’s reckless and lawless killing of Iranian general Qassem Suleimani is craven and dangerous. Boris Johnson’s government must oppose this escalation towards another devastating war in the Middle East.Jeremy Corbyn
On the 6th and 7th he has a couple of tweets on other topics, and then …
5:27 PM · Jan 7, 2020 – The government must rule out plunging our country into yet another devastating war. [speech in Parliament attached]Jeremy Corbyn
This is his most statesmen-like comment that doesn’t come too close to support for Iran, and in Parliament even manages to mention of British citizen, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. It’s good to know how often he has tweeted support for Nazanin by mentioning her name prior to this … three times.
- Nov 2017 – Nearly 18 months months since her arrest, and the tweet was a vehicle for having a dig at Johnson for his comments.
- Jan 2019 – One that appears to have been prompted by Emily Thormberry’s tweet on Nazanin’s hunger strike.
- Jun 2019 – A photo op with Richard Radcliffe. While it’s great that he brings publicity to the case you might wonder who he thinks the publicity is benefiting, given how little he has publicised the case since Nazanin’s arrest.
True to form, the real reason for mentioning Nazanin is opportunism – a chance to have a go at Boris.
In Iran on the 7th, at the burial procession for Soleimani, the contrived procession for Soleimani, killed at least 56 people and injured over 200. Nothing from Jeremy? You’d think he’d show sorrow for such a loss of life, as he usually does. However, this is a diplomatic nightmare for Jezbollah, star of Iranian state TV, welcomer of the ‘brother’ terrorist’s return to Iran.
Here’s Jeremy posting comments on Johnson, on the 8th. But nothing on Iran events.
4:15 PM · Jan 8, 2020 – The Prime Minister is unable to stand up to President Trump because he’s hitched his wagon to a trade deal with the United States. #PMQsJeremy Corbyn
In the above he talks about the problem of losing out on the Iran nuclear deal – this from a man whose negotiation would simply give up the UK’s nuclear arms unilaterally, and then expect the mad mullahs to reciprocate.
Also on the 8th, the Iranians fire missiles, supposedly at US bases in Iraq, and PS752 goes down, killing all on board. In the end, not quite the glorious day the regime and its supporters hoped for.
Where’s Jeremy? He’s usually out of the trap with a rocket of his own up his ass when there are condolences to be given. Nothing.
On the 10th he manages a retweet on the sorry state of the NHS.
And also on the 10th he emerges from his WWII war room bunker, to congratulate his mates in NI on … a Labour legacy??? I thought Blair was a war criminal or something, in Corbyn circles. Oh, sorry, he’s referring to all the superb work he did for The Cause (no, the peace cause, silly), when he held the crucial cross party conference, grave side of Bobby Sands.
5:44 PM · Jan 10, 2020 – I congratulate those in Northern Ireland who have worked to reach agreement to allow a return to power sharing at Stormont. The Good Friday Agreement and peace process in Northern Ireland is a proud Labour legacy we are committed to support and protect.Jeremy Corbyn
On the 11th he retweets an upcoming CND rally to oppose the impending WWII – nothing but thorough, it won’t matter that WWIII fizzled when the Iranians shot down a passenger plane while inflicting zero casualties on the Great Satan’s bases.
5:57 PM · Jan 9, 2020 – We’re delighted to announce that CND vice-president Jeremy Corbyn will be addressing the #NoWarOnIran demonstration this Saturday in London. Gather 12 noon outside the BBC hq on Portland Place.CND
Where the heck are those words of condolences we’re so used to seeing?
But, enough of these distractions. Where is he? Waiting for approval or something?
Oh, here it comes …
Finally, he can say something.
2:11 PM · Jan 11, 2020 – My thoughts are with the family and friends of those killed in the Ukrainian plane crash in Tehran, including the three British nationals on board. [Image of his Facebook post]Jeremy Corbyn
WTF!?? It wasn’t merely a crash. Even the mullahs are saying they shot down the plane.
And what about the #FreeIran2020 protests now making news everywhere except on ‘lefty’ accounts?
We last hear from Jeremy’s Twitter account on the 12th
11:15 AM · Jan 12, 2020 – The only way forward is peace.Jeremy Corbyn
It’s the 14th as I write this. so much for his complaints about Johnson’s two days in getting back to Jezbollah.