Indeed, there is honor among
thieves. Given that the
No doubt most of us have fresh
memories of the famous ‘dossier’, the 284 page intelligence report by the Blair
government that nailed the coffin of almost one million Iraqis and over 3000
American servicemen and women.
The foreword delivered by
Tony Blair warning us that Saddam Hossein had the ability and the intention to
launch WMD in 45 minutes[i]
lent support to our government’s campaign of misinformation in order to invade
It is not the first time that the British government has lied so that a nation can be stolen, lives ruined so that he can assist the American government.
It is equally noteworthy that during the run-up to the Iraq invasion, while Fox News and other such media ‘established’ that Saddam Hossein was developing chemical weapons by showing videos of dogs being injected with chemicals, preparing the public opinion of an invasion of that country, on Diego Garcia Island after having deported the natives, “"officials ordered their pets to be exterminated. They were gassed with exhaust fumes from American military vehicles.” [v]
Today, the British are once again facilitating invasion, war, and mass murder.
Britain has sent fifteen marines into Iranian waters to provoke a reaction from Iran. While it is rumored in many quarters that this is setting up a ‘Gulf of Tonkin-style pretext for war’, undoubtedly the British cannot claim that the sailors were in Iraqi waters as the Shatt-el-Arab waterway is not clearly identifiable and one has to question how the British have come up with a maritime boundary.
While internally Iran has its problems, the threat to the outside world is its lack of good public relations. It does not have the knowledge, the power, the will, or the economic strength of the United States to hire Charlotte Beers who was appointed Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in October 2001. Beers’ job was to re-brand Osama bin Laden as a mass murderer to millions of Muslims and win over sympathy. Likewise, they do not have Turkey’s ‘in’ who in 1985 engaged Gray & Company at $600,000 a year; a prominent Washington public relations company with close ties to the Reagan administration to give Turkey an image make-over. Iran’s poor PR is exacerbated by its own actions, compounded by the mainstream media. While the display of the captured sailors is not serving Iran’s national interest, especially by putting a headscarf on the female sailor – something not tolerated by the majority of women in Iran, it should by no means be a distraction of who the real guilty party is. Threat of inciting war in order to commit mass murder is far graver than that of foolhardiness.
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