What is the difference between piracy and unjustified seizures? You don’t need to be a genius to know that Russia engages in unjustified seizures and Britain in legal ones. Continue reading “Unjustified and legitimate seizures of ships – a tale of two ships”
Julian Assange has been arrested on a US extradition warrant.
Julian Assange has committed no crimes on UK soil (except breach of bail, which is a separate matter). The charges in the US are political matters. In essence Assange published information related to US lies and war crimes (e.g. the infamous massacre committed by laughing Apache pilots) committed in the course of an illegal invasion of Iraq. None of this is contentious. Plain matters of fact.
It is horrible indictment of the absolute gutter the UK political class lives in that they have permitted some thugs to drag Assange from the embassy and bundle him into a van. Such actions are worthy of Nazi Germany.
Let’s look at the article in the Guardian , which we reviewed in our last post, in more detail. The context is that Derek Hatton, a long-time maverick member of the Labour Party and agitator from within it, was readmitted to membership of the Party last week – only to be immediately suspended in connection with an “anti-Semitic tweet”. The web post dates from 6 years ago. (In this new ideology there is no place for time, for forgiveness).
The UK has backed the US in supporting Juan Guaidó, head of the parliament in Venezuela, against the elected President Nicolás Maduro. Even if Maduro fixed the election it is a short-circuit to go from there to intervention – as we have now. Continue reading “Transitioning to democracy with the usual lies”