Following calls for a respite in the cross border battle currently raging between Israel and Lebanon, well known Texan oil entrepreneur and giver of democracy to the needy and downtrodden, George W Tracy has decided to step aside from meddling in countries he's never heard of and launch Thunderbird Tony against the forces of evil, anti-democracy and looking a bit Arabic from his base on Tracy Island.
Despite denials by George, it appears that Thunderbird Tony was launched from an island in the Caribbean during his holiday, cut short on the orders of George Tracy himself, from a swimming pool where the palm trees parted to reveal a launch pad with Thunderbird Tony pointing directly at the Middle East with a ceasefire agreement and an order for some more oil clenched firmly between his teeth. Reports that Thunderbird Gordon was denied landing rights
as Thunderbird Tony took to the skies have however been denied as yet.
However, when asked about which Thunderbird would best sort out the cross border dispute, a sweaty prime minister, fresh from his briefing in the White House and his hasty launch from a Caribbean beach with palm trees by the swimming pool, pointed out that there were five different craft, and which craft was most suitable was for the people of Lebanon and Israel to decide.
‘Look, there are five Thunderbirds and that's good for democracy. No single Thunderbird does more rescues than any other and that's how it should be.' However, when it was pointed out that Lady Penelope was some posh Brit working part time for the American government Thunderbird Tony
became agitated and began to froth at the mouth
‘ Look, I know it's not easy for most people to understand what's going on in the middle east at this moment in time but you have to believe me when I say that George has got it right this time.' He continued
'He has a lot of recent experience of launching things at people and that's good enough for me and the British people. Indeed, when I get sacked soon, George and his friends have promised to help me launch my book' he added.