29 March 2007

Garton Ash - Government propagandist

Mr. Garton Ash appears to be Mr Blair's chief propagandist, Blair's very own Lord Haw Haw. In his latest demagogic missive he attempts to pressure Europe to help the British out of another fine mess they've gotten themselves into..

Why on earth should Europe help Britain, a criminal nation that launched an illegal and immoral war of aggression on Iraq and is seeking to do the same to Iran along with its American master?

The stench of the crime and corruption coming from Downing Street is insupportable. What is simply amazing is some people's (eg. Garton Ash) ability to believe pathological liars and war criminals like Blair, even when their lies have been proved in public. Either they are gullible and shouldn't be in the positions they are, or they are part of the propaganda effort in which case they are equally as criminal as our 'dear leader'.

Paul Reynolds has it exactly right on the BBC: "Britain and Iran are engaged in a propaganda battle over the 15 captured British sailors and marines" and both Paul Reynolds himself, the Guardian and Mr Garton Ash are at the forefront of British efforts.

Propaganda wars are played out in the media and we already know the servile attitude of the Guardian and the BBC towards this government. With the continued demonisation of Iran and its leaders over the last 12 months, this incident is exactly what the criminal warmongers in the UK were looking for.

In the famous Downing Street memos we have already seen how the Blair government found it "necessary to create the conditions" to make the illegal action of regime change 'legal' in Iraq. They failed by the way, it was a war of agression the "supreme war crime". (Originally published on Monday, March 10, 2003 by the Guardian/UK)

We also know that Bush and Blair discussed three possible ways of provoking a confrontation with Iraq, remember the memo revealed by the New York Times (subscription required) and reported by the BBC: "The U.S. was thinking of flying U2 reconnaissance aircraft with fighter cover over Iraq, painted in U.N. colours...If Saddam fired on them, he would be in breach."

We also know that they intended to mould public opinion or as Downing Street put it, according to the leaked memo in The Times: "Time will be required to prepare public opinion in the UK that it is necessary to take military action...An information campaign will be needed which has to be closely related to an overseas information campaign designed to influence...the Islamic World and the wider international community" For information campaign read propaganda in the press, exactly what we are seeing now.

Britain is now no better than Stalinist Russia, with regard to certain media in so far as taking the government line. Note how the BBC and Guardian always take as gospel truth whatever they are told by this government. I mean look closely at the wording of certain statements, and look at the wording on all the maps published in the press, who would think that the maritime boundaries in the Shatt-al-Arab are under dispute?

As Craig Murray says: "The Iran/Iraq maritime boundary shown on the British government map does not exist. It has been drawn up by the British Government. Only Iraq and Iran can agree their bilateral boundary, and they never have done this in the Gulf, only inside the Shatt because there it is the land border too" and "the line the British government had produced has been drawn by the British government. They failed to say that and are trying to pass it off as an international boundary. So I really don't see why I should not call it fake. It is fake."

And its not the only fake. Once again the ""evidence" provided by the British government just does not stand up to scrutiny.

They show a photo of a GPS in a helicopter above a ship. NO time or date is shown, so this photo could have been taken at any time.

However, according to the BBC the photo was taken 2 days after the incident and the boat had moved since the incident, Paul Reynolds again: "The British coordinates were given as 29 50.36 North and 048 43.08 East. (Note: the reading on the photo at the top, taken from a helicopter over the ship still at anchor two days afterwards, is slightly different as the ship's captain said the anchor had dragged since the incident)."

So in fact there is no proof that the coordinates given by the MOD are correct. None. There is also no proof the ship in the photo is the same ship that was searched by the Britsh prior to their arrest. Then we have the hullabaloo about supposed mistreatment, possibe torture, etc.

Complete propagandistic bullshit. Once again no proof at all. And what if what the British female said was actually the truth? But when they are eventually released they will be made to sign the Official Secrets Act (if they haven't already done so) and told to shut up.

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