Responsibility to Protect or Justifying the Right to Project Power? By William Bowles

7 March 2012

Frankly, it’s not easy defending the Ba’ath regime in Syria, after all not so long ago the Communist Party in Syria and other left groups were suppressed by the ruling Ba’ath Party, its members thrown in jail and even killed[1]. But I make no apology for defending the Assad regime’s right to independence and to resist foreign subversion and an attempted takeover by the Empire under the guise of the ‘Responsibility to Protect’.

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Lest we forget? By William Bowles

9 October, 2009

lest-we-forgetThere is something ironic—if not downright obscene—about the fact that in the UK the Poppy is used as the symbol of remembrance for all those who have died in the UK’s countless imperial wars, a symbol that is being used to punt the latest ‘adventure’, Afghanistan, home of the opium poppy.

The use of the Poppy flower as a symbol of remembrance stems from the fact that the Poppy grew in abundance in the slaughterhouse called Flanders in WWI, due apparently to the fact that the artillery shells exposed the formerly deeply buried seeds to the sun.

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Exaggeration By William Bowles

25 June 2003

Exaggeration: overestimate, overstate, hyperbolize, enlarge on, distort, expand, magnify, misquote and overdraw

The farce of an ‘investigation’ into the ‘rush to war’ continues in the UK as does the media’s complicity in presenting the reasons entirely divorced from the context and history of the trajectory of Western imperialism. The main argument being advanced by ‘critics’ of the war in Parliament, is that the government ‘exaggerated’ the threat in order to convince us of the need to go to war.

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It’s a Proxy World -Reporting the War in Angola By William Bowles

Extra!   — Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting – November/December 1988

In March of this year South Africa suffered a momentus military defeat at Cuito Cuanavale in southeastern Angola at the hands of Cuban and Angolan forces. Described by the Christian Science Monitor (3-3-88) as “South Africa’s Stalingrad,” this battle belied earlier reports of the “dwindling resistance” of the Angolan Army and its “Soviet Bloc advisers” (Washington Post, 1-27-88).

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