“The accessories to war crimes are those paid to keep the record straight” – on media suppression of US-UK int’l aggression [JohnPilger.com]

8 February 2014

by John Pilger

…The Faustian pacts that contrived a world war a century ago resonate today across the Middle East, and Asia: from Syria to Japan. Then, as now, cover-up was the principal weapon. In 1917, Prime Minister David Lloyd George declared: “If people knew the truth, the war would be stopped tomorrow. But of course they don’t know and can’t know…”

…The truth about the criminal bloodbath in Iraq cannot be “countered” indefinitely. Neither can “our” support for the medievalists in Saudi Arabia, the nuclear-armed predators in Israel, the new military fascists in Egypt and the jihadist “liberators” of Syria, whose propaganda is now BBC news. There will be a reckoning – not just for the Blairs, Straws and Campbells, but for those paid to keep the record straight.

Excerpted; full article link: http://johnpilger.com/articles/the-accessories-to-war-crimes-are-those-paid-to-keep-the-record-straight

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One Response to ““The accessories to war crimes are those paid to keep the record straight” – on media suppression of US-UK int’l aggression [JohnPilger.com]”

  1. Chris Henson Says:

    The British are not and never have been an equal partner in the United States’ wars of aggression despite the twisted pride the British establishment, and its mouthpiece, the BBC – takes in implying that is the case. So in whose interests, in Britain, is it to fill the role of murderous sidekick? Look no further than the financial interests in London, a truly cosmopolitan rabble of criminals attracted by the country’s ‘strong’ libel laws, open hostility to regulation and equally open hospitality to hot money. As Smedley Butler noted, war is a racket and the most opportune place for war racketeers to base themselves is in the capital city of a third-rate, feudal society with a first-rate military and a government composed of old Etonians. Make them think they’re important, give them a cut, and you can do what you want.

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