3/06/2010

Tony and Gordon's Journey To Hades


Brown's evidence to the Chilcott Inquiry is unravelling by the hour as military leaders past and present line up to call him a liar. It has been labelled 'No Regrets Part 2' by some commentators. Michael Foot, where are you now we need you?

3/05/2010

Fallujah - Latest Horrors



Stories were widespread at the time(see posts on this site) about white phosphorous and depleted uranium being used by the US Military in Fallujah. The predictable denials were, as ever, unconvincing.Click on post title for full details from BBC.





Officials in Fallujah had warned women that they should not have children.
Doctors and parents believe the problem is the highly sophisticated weapons the US troops used in Fallujah six years ago.
British-based Iraqi researcher Malik Hamdan told the BBC's World Today programme that doctors in Fallujah were witnessing a "massive unprecedented number" of heart defects, and an increase in the number of nervous system defects.
She said that one doctor in the city had compared data about birth defects from before 2003 - when she saw about one case every two months - with the situation now, when, she saw cases every day.

Tony Blair's Journey


Enjoy the money from your book, Tony, because your journey ends in hell.

3/02/2010

Blackwater's Youngest Victim


Nine year old Ali Mohammed Hafedh Kinani was the youngest person killed by Blackwater forces in the infamous Nisour Square massacre in Baghdad on September 16, 2007. His father, Mohammed, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the six Blackwater shooters he alleges are responsible. He is also suing Blackwater and its owner, Erik Prince.



Photo courtesy: Mohammed Kinani

Nye Bevan on Aggressive Wars


Transfer the 'Anthony' of Aneurin Bevan's great speech in 1956 from Eden to Blair and substitute Iraq for Egypt and the speech holds good today. The final 'Get out' rings out from a real Labour champion and hero to the hollow suits of the spent Nulabour rump of modern times:
We are stronger than Egypt but there are other countries stronger than us. Are we prepared to accept for ourselves the logic we are applying to Egypt? If nations more powerful than ourselves accept the absence of principle, the anarchistic attitude of Eden and launch bombs on London, what answer have we got, what complaint have we got? If we are going to appeal to force, if force is to be the arbiter to which we appeal, it would at least make common sense to try to make sure beforehand that we have got it, even if you accept that abysmal logic, that decadent point of view.
We are in fact in the position today of having appealed to force in the case of a small nation, where if it is appealed to against us it will result in the destruction of Great Britain, not only as a nation, but as an island containing living men and women. Therefore I say to Anthony, I say to the British government, there is no count at all upon which they can be defended.
They have besmirched the name of Britain. They have made us ashamed of the things of which formerly we were proud. They have offended against every principle of decency and there is only way in which they can even begin to restore their tarnished reputation and that is to get out! Get out! Get out!