"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced" - James Baldwin
Thursday, 1 October 2020
Exposing war crimes too boring for BBC
Assange’s ‘crime’ has been to alert the world to the hideous
crimes perpetrated against innocent women, men and children in the
name of the USA and the UK.
and Wikileaks published a video taken from a helicopter hovering
over people in a Baghdad street in 2007. These included Reuters
photographer, Namir Noor-Eldeen and his driver, Saeed Chmagh. Gunfire
erupts from the helicopter. “Hahaha. I hit ’em,” shouts an
American voice. Another is heard saying, “Oh yeah, look at all
those dead bastards.”
man is trying to crawl away. A van draws up and its occupants climb
out and lift the wounded man. The helicopter opens fire again. The
rescuers disappear in a cloud of dust. “Look at that. Right through
the windshield,” one of the airmen cries exultantly.
dead, including two children. This was too much for Washington. Not
the glee of the killers, not the slaughter, but the fact that Assange
and Wikileaks inforrmed you and me of what was happening.
Trump’s USA want to put Assange into solitary confinement until he
dies. There must be no more Assanges, no more Wikileaks, no more
public knowledge of these war crimes.
Chomsky has said, “Julian Assange has performed an enormous
service to all the people of the world who treasure the value of
freedom and democracy and who therefore demand the right to know whar
their elected representatives are doing.”
when asked why the BBC has not been reporting on the extradition
hearings at the Old Bailey, their Home Affairs correspondent, Daniel
Sandford, says, “I have been in a few hearings and it is slightly
repetitive.” Yes like the sound of those machine guns.
can read daily reports from the hearing not from a BBC journalist, but
from ex-ambassador Craig Murray here ....