UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
26-02-2007 11:38Germany, in the summer of 1939. Like most Germans then, most of you will do nothing. In the hysteria combined with national triumphalism that will almost certainly follow a U.S. attack on Iran -- aided in significant part by many hawkish Democrats with their eyes on 2008, and by our criminally propagandistic media -- it is more than possible that martial law may be imposed.
26-02-2007 08:19History records instances of powerful, belligerent nations invading and annexing weaker nations in their bid for world domination and plunder. Various pretexts are utilised to justify these attacks/invasions, the most familiar and infamous are the USS Liberty attack, the Tonkin Gulf incident and more recently the imaginary WMD 'threat'. These examples have one thing in common; they are all orchestrated in order to harness the public as a manageable resource to be used and abused by prevailing powers and to justify an otherwise illegal invasion or military aggression. Nations bent on world domination are extremely predictable; world domination is the folly of a powerful military and inept leadership – history is familiar with a multitude of conquering clowns known to us today as mass murderers.
25-02-2007 20:18It was 1991 and Noam Chomsky had just finished a lecture in Berkeley on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and was taking questions from the audience. An Arab-American asked him to explain his position regarding the influence of America's Israel lobby.
25-02-2007 20:14The authors of this text chose a middle way between the complete profanization of Israel's history and a biblicistic reinforcement of that history.. Israel as a political reality has theological significance but is neither sacrosanct nor immune from criticism.. The permanent rooting of the church in Judaism is important.
25-02-2007 20:10Let's see, first Israel's plans were leaked, and now, America's. Who are the Terrorists, again?
No "wipe Israel off the map". No nuclear weapons program. No 'yellow armbands for Jews'. No Iran meddling in Iraq. These were all LIES. Cooperation with the IAEA.
Why are they planning to attack the country ... ?
So as you can see, the Bush/PNAC Regime has created several pretexts it can use to feign justification for the impending attack. The only question now is 'which one will they use?'.
25-02-2007 20:06Leaked documents (available at afterdowningstreet.org) PROVE that Bush & Bliar were discussing the Old Colonial Trick of "Divide & Rule" at least a year before their illegal invasion of Iraq. The "Civil War/Sectarian Divide", much hyped by the media but actually very UNsuccessful, is the result.
But despite the media/Gov't hype, the Iraqis have remained united against this Foreign Aggressor, and this is why they're winning the war to liberate themselves.
25-02-2007 20:03Riiiight, the Iraqis hated him because he was trying to prevent the illegal US/UK attack on their country. Bliar certainly wouldn't have killed him, because, like all sociopaths, he secretly wanted to be stopped!
As always, "Qui Bono" ... ?
25-02-2007 19:10The casting of the ‘‘war on terrorism’’ as a war fought on behalf of or for civilization against some less-than-civilized other -- terrorists and their cohorts -- is a significant point that cannot be allowed to pass unexamined.
25-02-2007 17:49Media corporations have an awesome ability to fail to learn even the most obvious lessons from the recent past. In discussing allegations made against Iran in 2007, for example, it is often as though Iraq 2002-2003 never happened. The same journalists receiving the same propaganda from the same government sources respond with the same credulity and the same indifference to the human consequences.
25-02-2007 17:37During a heated debate in a class I teach on social justice, several US Marines who had done tours in Iraq told me that they had "sacrificed" by “serving” in Iraq so that I could enjoy the freedom to teach in the USA. Parroting their master’s slogan about “fighting over there so we don’t have to fight over here”, these students proudly proclaimed that they terrorized and killed defenseless Iraqis. They intimated that their Arab victims are nothing more to them than collateral damage, incidental to their receipt of some money and an education.
25-02-2007 16:22Demands for an investigation into coercion of nations by the US during the vote against Iran at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), have been growing following the revelations by a former ranking official of the Bush administration acknowledging that India's votes at the IAEA in 2005 and 2006 had been "coerced."
25-02-2007 11:06If we have the courage to face the fact that our nation has descended into a swamp of corruption and evil, perhaps we can still salvage the future for ourselves and our children. We should draw strength from the knowledge that the 9/11 nightmare, bad as it was, might have been even worse.
25-02-2007 00:04Surveillance video proved the police told several flagrant LIES about the incident. It appears that this officer was rewarded for covering for the real shooter, who may have worked for an intelligence service, and murdered the electrician who saw something he should not have.
You simply do not empty a clip into someone's head at point-blank range.
Who was the shooter? What did this electrician see? What do the cameras show?
24-02-2007 23:07One of them is a member of the Autonomous council of Olga Isabel, Chiapas.
They were struck and threatened to be set on fire: JBG Heart of the Arcoiris
" Confrontation: the time has come "
24-02-2007 23:05In a thinly veiled critique of US global policies and behaviour, the foreign ministers, we are told, emphasised the 'strong commitment' of the three countries to multilateral diplomacy, and exchanged views on 'how international relations are being presently conducted.'
Their discussions on developments in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, West Asia, and the Korean peninsula, brought out their common approach on these issues, and a global perspective clearly very different from the US world-view.
24-02-2007 22:52With the airing on BBC2 of “911: The Conspiracy Files,” one must ask the question will the BBC be joining the United States mainstream media in its failure to provide “truth in reporting?” Several of the guest make excellent points that seem to be completely disregarded by the producers of this program. There were many questions that could have been asked and observations that could have been made. In the end, however, we were left with more questions than answers.