What's the occasion, you say? Why the festivities?
AMBASSADOR JAMES MORIARTY HAS LEFT NEPAL.
Praise be to Lord Pashupati. He's done. Gone. Never again to leave his cowardly, inept, poorly conceived and universally inflamatory opinions on Nepal again.
But enough of the past. Ol' Saint James the Timid never could bring himself to publicly commenting on the facts until he was on his way out. Dear God, all one has to do is Google Moriarty's public interviews over the last month to see that he's finally telling the truth: The Maoists are thugs and can't be trusted. Jesus, James, you wimp pansy, you KNEW this from day one. Hell, we ALL did. Were you so worried about getting a bomb threat from Prachanda that you conveniently tucked away your Maoist criticism these past years?
Save your own skin. Done like a true "China hand" as you proudly call yourself.
You pathetic idiot. Any, repeat: ANY level of preparation or remedial reading done on Nepal prior to your tenure would have told you that the Maoists have NEVER lived up to any commitment and have NEVER waivered from their desire for absolute power. NEVER! How wonderful that you finally realized this in your last two weeks of service.
So, the big result? You've dumped a heap of controversy on your new replacement, Nancy Powell. She, no stranger to controversy herself from her Pakistan years, will have to deal with the political fallout from your parting shots. Coward!
Lives could have been saved; international attention could have been more focused and stability could have been realized if you had only spoken up earlier. No, you had to bide you time, save your skin, and hope for a better future for yourself.
And, so sorry about your sour grapes over King G's snubbing. he played you like the cheap, inexperience fiddle that you are. This ain't the States, rookie; playing golf with the Prince does not guarantee Royal confidence. G. heard your reckless comments and wrote you off as the paper-pusher that you are. Is it any wonder that your counterproductive pro-party stance during the April disruptions angered G? So now, in another parting coward's shot, you pity the ol' King for not having any intention of forming a democracy? Excuse me? What do we have now, you fool? Greedy inept old retarded men blindly running into walls, that's what.
It was always an open secret that you had no love for Nepal. You pouted about your posting here so vehemently during your first years as ambassador that many of us thought you'd defect back to China, where you could win yet more awards for filing useless paperwork on time. (Google Moriarty's resume for facts on this)
So, good riddance you counterproductive fool and ineffectual career bureaucrat. Nepal can breathe a sigh of relief now that you are gone. You have obviously bided your time at the expense of the Nepali people hoping for a better posting- perhaps back in the China you love-and have saved all of your concrete, real diplomatic statements until they were safe from Maoist retribution.
BUT, OOPS! Blogdai's State Department contacts tell me that your career path is at its end. No more cushy postings and do-nothing ambassadorships for you, little Jimmy. You've screwed up one country and now it looks like even the Bush administration won't give you a chance to screw up anything more significant than Banghladesh. Nothing left for you but the cocktail party circuit. See you at the Haznar's?
The big tragedy is that you may be an envoy again. I'm sure the minute you land in Dhaka, you'll start with your sarcastic pouty remarks designed to, once again, piss everyone off. The bigger tragedy is that the Bush administration is so pathetic that they think you are the best man for any job in a south-Asian country. blogdai weeps at such a lapse in perception.
Anyway, thanks again, Jimmy, for your tenure. As the representative of the United States of America, your utterances gave hope to a Maoist ramble. Just any old public acknowledgement from you told Prachanda that he was for real. You've almost single-handedly elevated the stature of the Maoists in the world community.
Now get out of Nepal and stay out. blogdai's only lament is that you can't take that moron Ian Martin with you