Saturday, 17 October 2009

The Bloodstains splashed on MI5

Whole article on Morning Star site:(http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/britain/The-bloodstains-splashed-on-MI5)

Binyam Mohamed, the British resident tortured with the alleged complicity of the CIA and MI5, won a High Court victory on Friday which would force the British government to publish details of his abuse.

David Miliband is claiming that it is in our national interest not to publish these details. Perhaps David is concerned that the more the public witnesses the horrendous crimes we have committed in our pursuit of the "democratic imperative", the less likely it is that the public will give its consent to future imperialistic projects.

Since the implementing the supposed war on terror we have used our security forces (equipted with the very latest weapons of mass destruction)to systematically beat, torture and murder innocent men, women and children. For what reason?

In Iraq and Afganistan, we have left corrupt, unprincipled governments in charge of unstable, broken countries. Why?

Was this commitment to carnage really in line with a moral commitment to the global dissemination of the principles of democratic government? Truely today no one but the most blindfolded, ideological warrior can construct an argument around this fairy tale.

Leaving aside the contention that the whole principle of 'liberal interventionism' lacks any serious basis if one considers the trail of bodies that we have left behind in Iraq and Afganistan.

It is no longer, and has not been for some time, a looney-fringe concept that this whole war on terror is part of a wider imperialist project. This taken into account, it seems obvious why David Miliband wants to censor the real story of our 'war on terror'.

Now, perhaps more than ever, it is essential for a huge turnout next weekend for the Stop The War Coaltion's National demonstration to bring the troops home. If you are reading this and have not done already, vist Stop the War Coalition's website and book a place on your nearest coach. (http://www.stopwar.org.uk/)

In the words of Peter Brierley, whose son was killed in Iraq, and famously refused to shake Tony Blair's hand, "I believe marching makes a difference. By being on the streets we get closer to the point of bringing the troops home. Everyone should bring one or two other people – people who have never been on a demonstration before."

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