War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it. George Orwell For the past weeks I’ve been delivering British Legion letters to the people of Whitstable. You will have seen them. The envelope shows a picture of a bunch of First World War British Tommies, kitted out ready for war, with their helmets and their rifles, smiling and carefree, on their way to the front. It’s obvious that none of them have seen any action as yet or they wouldn’t be smiling. By the end of the war most of them … Continue reading Not one shall be forgotten: the lies that take us to war
We all remember the Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq. Now we have the spectacle of the chemical attack in the suburb of Ghouta in Damascus on August 21st taking us to the brink of yet another war. Of course, as we know, our MP, voted to support military action, despite the fact that there was no evidence that the attack was carried out by the Syrian regime. I would urge Julian Brazier to look at the report by Sister Agnes Mariam and the International Support Team for Mussalaha in Syria (ISTEAMS). Sister Agnes is a Greek Melkite nun and the … Continue reading Which side is our MP on over Syria?