Hilary Benn being Foreign Secretary is a Mockery

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We are briefed by the media that Jeremy Corbyn will reshuffle the Shadow Cabinet this week.  Of course, they don’t call it that.  Even the BBC calls it a ‘Revenge Reshuffle’.  Just as Ed Miliband was consistently smeared as a … Continue reading

Britain in Syria: a gift to ISIS

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Britain in Syria: a gift to ISIS Paul Rogers 3 December 2015 openDemocracy   The lower house of the British parliament voted late on 2 December to extend the country’s air war to Syria.  The United Kingdom will thus become … Continue reading

Doesn’t anyone remember ‘The Power of Nightmares’?

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The Power of Nightmares, subtitled The Rise of the Politics of Fear, written and produced by Adam Curtis, was a BBC documentary film series broadcast in 2004. The films compare the rise of the American Neo-Conservative movement and the radical Islamist … Continue reading

The way to win is to attack the opposition’s civilian population

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August 6, 1945, the United States used a massive, atomic weapon against Hiroshima, Japan. This atomic bomb, the equivalent of 20,000 tons of TNT, flattened the city, killing tens of thousands of civilians. While Japan was still trying to comprehend … Continue reading