Manchester bombing: message still not understood

…by Stuart Littlewood

The Manchester atrocity certainly succeeded in derailing the General Election campaign here in the UK. It has now resumed with the focus on homeland security and a lot of fresh babble about the ‘war on terror’, much to the frustration of party strategists who planned to preach Brexit… Brexit… Brexit.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn seized the moment to say that our military interventions in the Middle East threaten safety at home. Theresa May and her Tory team, in denial as ever, have been trying to slap him down.

The link is obvious. So when did all the aggravation start? Probably 1917 with the insane Balfour Declaration in which Tory foreign secretary Arthur Balfour, in a letter, promised Lord Rothschild a homeland for the Jews in Palestine. He pledged assistance for the Zionist cause, totally disregarding the consequences for the Arab majority there.

Lord Sydenham warned: “What we have done, by concessions not to the Jewish people but to a Zionist extreme section, is to start a running sore in the East, and no-one can tell how far that sore will extend.”

It was surely the cruellest and most idiotic foreign policy decision by a British government. Today there are 6.5 million dispossessed Palestinian refugees worldwide. More than 1.5 million live a miserable existence in 58 refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Gaza and the West Bank including East Jerusalem, waiting in vain to return to their family homes and farms. Those who still live in the shredded remnants of Palestine have been under brutal Israeli military occupation or blockade for 69 years. The Western powers’ failure to implement international law and deliver justice to the Arab communities in the Holy Land is deeply resented by Muslims worldwide.

The Holy Land has been a powder-keg since 1948 when Britain walked away from its mandate responsibility and the Israelis immediately declared statehood without defining borders. They have been stealing Palestinian lands and resources ever since. It will remain a powder-keg until the international community comes to its senses.

There have been many calls for us to apologise for Balfour’s betrayal. Theresa May responds by announcing her government will mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration later this year “with pride”. For good measure she has invited Israeli prime minister Netanyahu, who is on many a wanted list for crimes against humanity, to join the jollifications. What terror-risk assessment has been done on this latest stupidity?

Of course, whenever we talk about the chaos in the Middle East the elephant in the room – Israel – is never mentioned. Yet the Israel lobby has huge influence (some say “control”) over US foreign policy and considerable leverage in Westminster through organisations like Conservative Friends of Israel, whose aim is to promote the interests of that regime in the UK Parliament. Over 80 percent of Tory MPs are said to belong to it, despite a recent UN report (now suppressed) branding Israel an apartheid state. Why such a concentration of zombies in the corridors of power?

I recently heard one of May’s cabinet cronies blurt out that the Iraq war couldn’t possibly have been a cause of terrorist attacks here because it came after 9/11. When was 9/11? Ah yes, 2001. We imposed sanctions on Iraq for 12 years before waging the illegal war of 2003 – sanctions so vicious that they killed over half a million Iraqi children. “We think the price was worth it,” said the loathsome US secretary of state Madeleine Albright at the time.

Let’s not forget that Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Lebanon and Iran are Israel’s enemies, not ours. Those wars, or interventions, are largely for Israel’s benefit although the Establishment spins a different story.

As for our inexplicable hostility towards Iran, does anyone remember the crimes we committed against that country? The way government-controlled Anglo-Iranian Oil (later BP) cheated Iran out of its oil revenues? The way, in 1953, we and the US overthrew their democratically elected prime minister Dr Mossadeq, imprisoned him, crushed Iran’s fragile economy and reinstated the hated Shah for a further 25 years? This led inevitably to the Islamic Revolution of 1979. A few years later another Tory government backed Saddam in the Iraq-Iran war, leaving the Iranians in the lurch. Iran remembers even if we don’t.

As Corbyn reminds us: “This is the fourth General Election in a row to be held while Britain is at war and our armed forces are in action in the Middle East and beyond. The ‘war on terror’ which drove these interventions has failed. They have not increased our security at home – just the opposite. And they have caused destabilisation and devastation abroad.”

We reap what we sow, Mrs May. You should urgently revise your foreign policy for all our sakes.

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12 Responses to "Manchester bombing: message still not understood"

  1. joetv  May 30, 2017 at 7:56 am

    The “War on Terror” is not designed to stop anything. It’s purpose is evident by the creation of Home Land Security. Across the world Islamaphobia, is used cheaply, as a reason to enslave (I know it’s a harsh word), and control a target population. That’s us, we, you and me. Unforunately Universities no longer turn out thinkers, or more to the point, promote moral thought. Resistance has been guided by fear into a void. When felons can rule, the world is in trouble. Guess what guys. The felons are ruling. Russia stands alone vocally pleading for common sense and logic to return to the equation. That great nation is being shouted down by those who print our money. I wait for the day when China has had its’ fill. A day will come when China stands up next to Russia, and together they proclaim, enough is enough.

  2. brtanner  May 29, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    @Trakkath: Down a Rabbit Hole?

  3. brtanner  May 29, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Thanks, Stuart. Well said.

  4. davor  May 29, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    “1948 when Britain walked away from its mandate responsibility” forgive me but isn’t this type of ‘responsibility’ the same kind of responsibility that the US exercises illegally in Afghanistan and Iraq and wherever it wants to?

  5. davor  May 29, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Balfour was cruelty by British government, but still not that cruel as British politics in North America and Australia. Palestine and Palestinians still exist today allthough shattered, but where are the natives from North America and Australia? Of course I’m not trying to undermine Palestinian tragedy, but British government has some major issues that did not start with Palestine mandate and did not begin with Zionism.

  6. ayelyahbenjamin  May 29, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    May is a Rothschild stooge…and bombings serve them well

  7. ayelyahbenjamin  May 29, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    “So when did all the aggravation start?” …way before “1917 with the insane Balfour Declaration”…try 1829 Niles Weekly Register, Baltimore, Nov 28
    JERUSALEM. There is a report that the Rothschilds have purchased Jerusalem! We see nothing improbable that, in the pecuniary distress of the sultan, he should sell some part of his dominions to preserve the rest; or that the Rothschilds should purchase the ancient capital of their nation. They are wealthy beyond the desire, perhaps, even of avarice, and so situated, it is quite reasonable to suppose that they may seek something else to gratify their ambition, that shall produce most important effects. If secured in the possession ( and which may be brought about by money) they might instantly, as it were, gather a large nation together, soon to become capable of defending itself, and having a wonderful influence over the commerce and condition of the east- rendering Judea again the place of deposite of a large portion of the wealth of the “ancient world”. To the sultan the country is of no great value; but in the hands of the Jews directed by such men as the Rothschilds; what might it not become, and in a short period of time?
    The sultan is in great difficulty- Baron Rothschild was proceeding to Constantinople, and a second re-building of the temple is not among the most strange things expected in these strange times by some of the Jews. ~ Hezekiah Niles https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006903835

    • ayelyahbenjamin  May 29, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      neither William Blackstone (born 1841) or Theodore Herzl (born 1860) were originators of the “gather a large nation” and “rebuilding the temple” …the Zionist construct… around in 1829?

    • Trakkath  May 29, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      T. Herzl was an Austrian Joo and Zionist

  8. Chris Paul  May 29, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Project for Theresa May, Anglican Minister’s daughter. Definition of Anglican “Tory Party at prayer”. How is your Theology Theresa?
    Write a two paragraph outline with an ink pen on blank A4 paper, unbriefed, to prepare for a 3,000 word essay on each of the following.
    1. The NSW, Australia Anglican church stated “the legend of Hiram Abiff is incompatible with the teachings of Jesus Christ. Please discuss.
    2. Write brief definitions of: Pharisee, Elder, Sanhedron, Hidden Teachings, Talmudic Rabbinicalism, Kabbalah, Gnosis, and a few more after I’ve got time to think.
    3. Discuss Sabbatean Frankism. When did it arise? How did this cult affect the practice of adherence to The Torah. Answer in conjunction with 2 above.
    4. What did Jesus Christ have to say about 2 and 3 above and do you really believe that there is such a thing as a Judeo Christian tradition, given that the term is an Oxymoron?

    You obviously love and respect your own father’s life and the things that he taught you. Please write as if he were marking your papers and in the hope that he would still respect you.

    • Trakkath  May 29, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      T. May´s father a priest, Merkels father a priest, Madonna´s too, whose father else was a priest ? See the same pattern over and over again and compare it w Jesuits history and Iluminati Adam Weishaupt.

    • Trakkath  May 29, 2017 at 5:22 pm

      Remember the fairy tale of “Alice in Wonderland” and how it ends.

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