I didn’t realise that Tony Blair is still masquerading as the ‘Middle East peace envoy’. To accuse him of failure in his role would be too kind. I’m sure he’s met many important and influential people whilst being paid a lot of money by whoever funds this charade. One thing we can be sure of is that it will have been an enormously profitable experience for a man who caused the death and displacement of millions of Iraqis. Another certainty is that he will have supported Israel in every aspect despite their criminal and immoral treatment of the inmates in the occupied territories. He was involved in deal to allow mobile phone coverage in the West Bank but there is no evidence of him profiting personally. Sleep well Mr Blair.
If anti-UK government protestors were to try and take control of Birmingham in England by violently attacking police stations and government buildings , would they be allowed to do so? What if the ‘rebel Free British Army’ cited torture , oppression and government corruption as their contentious issues? What if they refused repeated international calls for both parties to begin discussion and dialogue to solve their differences peacefully?
The rebel forces in Syria have refused dialogue with Assad’s’ government throughout the conflict. The free Syrian army have similarly rejected all calls for ceasefire. The Syrian people have genuine grievances over how Assad and indeed his father before him ruled the country and i’m not defending the current Syrian government. My concerns for Syria are founded on the Libyan ‘revolution’
The UK media didn’t give ‘we’ , the taxpayers of this country the truth regarding the overthrow of Gaddafi they simply repeated UK government propaganda. Libyan elections were briefly mentioned a few weeks ago , however the chaos that grips the country generally is ignored. The massive damage that our bombs inflicted on Libya won’t be shown on the front pages of the Daily Mail anytime soon. Gaddafi’s son doesn’t look like being handed over for a fair trial (isn’t it curious how there were never calls for Saddam Hussein be tried at the Hague?). The murder of Gaddafi senior fairly well summed up the lawlessness in which ‘our’ side deliberately slides into when it’s convenient for us. It’s a disgusting hypocrisy which should be exposed by the main stream media but i won’t hold my breath waiting for it to happen.
Using a conservative estimate of the deaths in Iraq from the US/UK invasion , it equates to a 9/11 every day for five years. I read this on Arthur Silvers blog ‘powerofnarrative ‘ earlier today. Sobering figures such as these don’t include the effects and subsequent misery we have inflicted on Iraq. The fabric of society was destroyed , people live in constant fear…The ones that didn’t flee the country with the only things they could carry. Our governments bombed their water and electric systems. A company called Bechtel criminally failed to repair the water system after being paid to do so. Eventually they bailed out on Iraq.
The corruption and theft from Iraq by mainly US companies is truly breathtaking. The destruction of a vital infrastructure such as water systems can be just as lethal as a bomb ..Resulting however in a much slower , painful death. Many well respected scholars and scientists have been assassinated. Womens right to wear clothes that other societies can wear without fear has gone in many regions. Historical sites were deliberately destroyed and vandalised by the invading army , museums looted. The five years of ‘9/11’s would be bad enough …. The complete destruction of Iraqi society is ongoing.
Ismail Khatib is a wonderful human being.
Yesterday , there was another march through Mexico City protesting at the alleged vote fraud in recent elections. They seem to have a perfectly valid case from the evidence available from both witness accounts and receipts that directly refer to the PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party). According to Mexican laws , there is nothing illegal about ‘gifts’ related to elections , however if you add these accusations to those that the PRI paid TV companies for favourable coverage in the election run up , it’s fair to believe that something is not as it seems.
Comparing this alleged vote fraud to that of the Iranian elections not so long ago , the coverage surrounding Mexico is virtually none existent. Many millions of Mexicans are convinced a massive fraud took place yet the mainstream media aren’t covering or investigating these claims. After the Iranian elections , a number of Iranian exiles complained of vote fraud and there was blanket coverage despite there being absolutely no evidence of anything untoward . I have no problem with the concept of honest and fair democracy but sadly very few of us live in one.
The recent terrorist attack that killed high ranking Syrian government officials in Damascus hardly warranted much more than a vague condemnation from UN officials , perhaps because it was carried out by militants closely linked to them. Financial and logistical assistance (at least) from Saudi Arabia and Qatar to the well armed militias causing mayhem in Syria directly implicate the UN. The reaction from the MSM contrasts starkly with terrorist attacks inflicted on ‘our side’. If reality is inconvenient – Ignore it.
No-one needs reminding that Barack Obama routinely ignores International Laws unless it’s the Iranians , Palestinians or Syrians who are alleged to have committed crimes. Merely having an acquaintance accused of terrorism can result in sustained and brutal consequences for ‘normal’ preople. The US and UK in particular haven’t hidden their alliance with the so called Free Syrian Army and have promoted their cause over the last year or so , painting them as valiant heroes. The chaos created in Libya seems to have inspired them to do a similar hatchet job on Syria and as would be expected , the worlds major media sources haven’t exactly highlighted the miserable aftermath that now confronts the Libyans.
The racist ethnic cleansing inflicted on the many Africans that were living in Libya is ignored. The militias that now rule Libya have created fear in many Libyans that Gadaffi could only dream of. If the Syrian people do want to allow the very same kind of people to rule their country it would be tragic and bloody. The violence will not end even if Assad leaves now. The template called Libya looks grim indeed.
The many ‘civilian massacres’ allegedly committed by the regular Syrian army which the MSM have reported on have serious questions concerning who the perpetrators were and indeed the victims. The journalists haven’t been quite so eager to find out the truth once the headlines have made a dramatic impact and then faded away. Sniper gunmen have regularly been described as Assad’s troops but how does anyone know who they are? I was under the impression that a sniper tries to remain invisible but maybe these gunmen have national flags and military uniforms instead of camouflage.
It seems that journalists across the media can only repeat the propaganda spewing from the mouths of extremely suspicious Syrian liberation groups , Hilary Clinton , William Hague and the hapless Kofi Annan.