A wide ranging conversation about Lebanon, Israel, Syria and the future of the region.
If the lurch towards authoritarianism in the context of Covid-related restrictions was not enough to convince us that our freedoms were slipping away, here comes another blow to faith in British democracy and justice: the conviction and imprisonment of Craig Murray. The case has ramifications wider than the breaking of this particular butterfly upon a wheel.
Syrian analyst, Kevork Almassian addresses Western media lies and “Left” journalist integrity or lack of it.
You might think you’re a conspiracy theorist, but this is only because the people out to get you coined this phrase a long time ago to discredit anyone beginning to WTF in their direction.
Craig Murray, a former ambassador to Uzbekistan, the father of a newborn child, a man in very poor health and one who has no prior convictions, will have to hand himself over to the Scottish police on Sunday morning. He becomes the first person ever to be imprisoned on the obscure and vaguely defined charge of “jigsaw identification”.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s grandiose plans for a post-Brexit ‘Global Britain’ have been widely panned as a fantastical, dangerous and ill-fated attempt to recover the long-lost glory days of Empire. However, these leaked files make clear the sun never truly set on it in the first place – it’s just that now, dominance of faraway lands is maintained insidiously, by clandestine infiltration of civil society at every level, unknown, unseen, and unconsented to by both the UK’s own population and the citizens of all countries in Whitehall’s neocolonial crosshairs.
War or regime-change propaganda is obviously nothing new. For the hundred years before the outbreak of the war on Syria, the Western establishment have provided bogus claims as pretext for war. Among the most infamous are Huns eating Belgian babies during World War One; Vietnam’s Gulf of Tonkin when the United States directly attacked Vietnam on the pretext of falsely claiming it was attacked by the Vietnamese; Iraqi soldiers removing babies from incubators in Kuwaiti hospitals in 1990; Weapons of Mass Destruction falling in the hands of al-Qaeda peddled by George Bush and Tony Blair regimes; Iraq’s purchase of Uranium from Niger; African mercenaries on Viagra killing and raping their way through Libya before the regime-change in Libya commenced.
They often ask: Why would the government lie to me? Surely they would have my best interest and welfare at heart, as well as that of the welfare of all people, both here in the UK and in all countries.
Kevork Almassian and Vanessa Beeley discuss the UK FCO involvement in the regime change war waged against Syria since 2011
In one of the best interviews I have seen on Syria for a very long time, Franc Analysis and Kevork Almassian discuss the latest tsunami of repeated CIA and MI6 talking points on Syria – coming from the so called anti-imperialist camp. A must watch.