Apr 272018

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  3 Responses to “Mays benefited from bombing in Syria – Martin Hanson – Gisborne Herald – 26 April 2018”

  1. Congratulations to Martin on having another powerful piece of writing published in the Gisborne Herald.

    More information about Phillip May’s financial links to BAE systems at Global Research website here https://www.globalresearch.ca/theresa-mays-husbands-capital-group-is-largest-shareholder-in-bae-shares-soar-since-syrian-airstrikes/5636857

  2. It’s interesting to add that in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index, a report on 180 countries compiled by the influential non-profit organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the UK ranked 40th, just above Burkina Faso and below Trinidad and Tobago. Britain ranked the second worst in Europe after Italy. America (“Land of the free”) was even lower at 45th; New Zealand was 8th. Right at the top was Norway, followed by Sweden, the Netherlands and Finland. North Korea was at the bottom.
    One is bound to ask why the British media haven’t picked up on this flagrant case of corruption; perhaps it’s because they’re not allowed to.

    • In Chapter 4 of ‘Looking back on the Spanish War, George Orwell wrote:
      I remember saying once to Arthur Koestler, ‘History stopped in 1936’, at which he nodded in immediate understanding. We were both thinking of totalitarianism in general, but more particularly of the Spanish civil war. Early in life I have noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper, but in Spain, for the first time, I saw newspaper reports which did not bear any relation to the facts, not even the relationship which is implied in an ordinary lie. I saw great battles reported where there had been no fighting, and complete silence where hundreds of men had been killed. I saw troops who had fought bravely denounced as cowards and traitors, and others who had never seen a shot fired hailed as the heroes of imaginary victories; and I saw newspapers in London retailing these lies and eager intellectuals building emotional superstructures over events that had never happened. I saw, in fact, history being written not in terms of what happened but of what ought to have happened according to various ‘party lines’.
      In Iraq, Syria, and Libya, it seems that as Mark Twain remarked “History may not repeat itself, but it rhymes a lot”.