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majorvictory
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posted 27 March 2003 04:14 AM      Profile for majorvictory     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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SIX DAYS OF SHAME Mar 26 2003

TODAY is a day of shame for the British military as it declares the Iraqi city of Basra, with a stricken population of 600,000, a "military target".

You will not read or hear those words in the establishment media that claims to speak for Britain.

But they are true. With Basra, shame is now our signature, forged by Blair and Bush.



Six Days Of Shame


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drgoodword
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posted 27 March 2003 04:34 AM      Profile for drgoodword   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
More from that excellent, must-read article:

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Once again, the British public is being denied the reality of war.

Images of bandaged children in hospital wards are appearing on TV but you do not see the result of a Tornado's cluster bombing.

You are not being shown children scalped by shrapnel, with legs reduced to bloody pieces of string.

Such images are "not acceptable", because they will disturb viewers - and the authorities do not want that. These "unseen" images are the truth. Iraqi parents have to look at their mutilated children, so why shouldn't those of us, in whose name they were slaughtered, see what they see?

Why shouldn't we share their pain? Why shouldn't we see the true nature of this criminal invasion?

Other wars were sanitised, allowing them to be repeated.

If you have satellite TV, try to find the Al Jazeera channel, which has distinguished itself with its coverage. When the Americans bombed Afghanistan, one of their "smart" bombs destroyed the Al Jazeera office in Kabul. Few believe it was an accident. Rather, it was a testimony to the channel's independent journalism.

Remember, it is not those who oppose this war who need to justify themselves, regardless of Blair's calls to "support our troops". There is only one way to support them - bring them home without delay.


drg


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majorvictory
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posted 27 March 2003 05:31 AM      Profile for majorvictory     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
More from the Mirror:

OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR

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OH, what a dirty war! Now we see, not through a glass darkly, but through the clear window of American power.

President George Dubya Bush last night smirked his way through the path to victory in Baghdad. His cruel, self-important conviction shone through a television appearance in Tampa, Florida.

This is the way the world will be - because the Americans say so. Washington's strategy of "shock and awe" is not only delivered by bombs, but by the power of rich, evil men who have the political power to decide where the world is going.



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