Doesn’t it make your heart swell with pride?
Thank god our lads are keeping the British end up by beating the crap out of defenceless, helpless civilians. And corpses. Wouldn’t want anything like a fair fight, eh?
A video obtained by the London newspaper News of the World shows British Army soldiers in a Basra military compound brutally beating four Iraqi teenagers, and apparently kicking a dead man in the head.
The video was reported to have been filmed in January 2004 during widespread protests against the record levels of unemployment that have accompanied the US-led war and occupation of Iraq.
(Source: World Socialist Website)
Now we see the Anglo-American vision of a democratic Iraq: make any trouble and we’ll either beat the shit out of you or fly in the CIA to torture you to death. You have no rights, you are scum, your life is worthless.
Reminds me of the Chinese in Tibet.
Hold on a minute… I think I’m onto something here. Both Butcher Blair and Bush want to watch their entire civilian populations at every chance possible, issue ID cards, biometrically scan and track every journey. Both governments couch these attacks on our liberty as acts of immense patriotism and anti-terrorism.
If you just change “terrorist” to “counter-revolutionary,” you’ve got pretty much the Chinese dictatorship’s entire justification for its tyranny.
The irony being that since the UK and US are richer than China, they have more funds with which to oppress their people. Where do these funds come from? From our taxes! They’re going to charge us to remove our freedom. Takes the fucking biscuit when you think about it that way, eh?
They we will buy the technology to remove our every freedom.
If you’re reading this in Britain or America, be aware that you will soon have less liberty than the average Chinese citizen. Every liberty stolen will be accompanied with proclamations about “Homeland Security” or “anti-terrorism.”
At the same time as spouting it’s lies about freedom and liberty, this is what the US government is actually doing:
Here’s the latest UN report on the US’ Guantanamo Bay camp:
The 54-page report called on Washington “to close down the Guantánamo Bay detention centre and to refrain from any practice amounting to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment”.
The UN commission on human rights report was based on interviews with former detainees, public documents, media reports, lawyers and a questionnaire filled out by the US government.
The five envoys from the commission said photo evidence alone – corroborated by testimony of former prisoners – had shown detainees were shackled, chained, hooded and forced to wear headphones and goggles.
“Such treatment amounts to torture, as it inflicts severe pain or suffering on the victims for the purpose of intimidation and/or punishment,” the report said.
Some of the interrogation techniques used at the detention facility itself – particularly the use of dogs, exposure to extreme temperatures, sleep deprivation for several consecutive days and prolonged isolation – caused extreme suffering.
(Source: Common Dreams)
What has the US government done in response to this damning report? Why, just ignored and rubbished it. Just the same as the Chinese government ignores and rubbishes any criticism of its torture, kidnapping and murder of its troublemakers.
The US has been holding around 500 innocent people captive at Guantanmo for up to four years. No charges, no evidence, no trials. These people have been kidnapped, pure and simple.
Imagine if any other country in the world had done the same? Imagine if China had rounded up 500 Western civilians (some of them children) and held them in prison on the grounds that they may be counter-revolutionaries. No charges, no evidence, no trials. For four years. What would the reaction of the world be then?
And yet the mass media of the world is still sucking Bush’s dick, spreading his propaganda as gospel.
I have to repeat: if you’re reading this and you’re American, don’t think for a minute that I’m anti-American. I’m not: I’m anti the US-government just as I’m anti my own government, anti-Al Quaeda and anti- any regime or religious / political movement that seeks to deprive people of their lives or their liberty.
There are no sides here, they are all equally rotten. We seem to have leaderships on all sides who are all morally bankrupt, who are all mass-murderers and who are all evil in the truest sense of the word. Bush = Blair = Bin Laden.
Try to spot the difference.