"Make America Great Again" means further war and instability

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The first point to make is the way the "battle for Mosul" has been reported in this country compared to the daily breathless reports around the war for Aleppo undertaken with the Russians by the butcher Assad. The reason for this "gap" in the reporting in Britain is simple: The interests of British imperialism are served, are indeed involved, in the battle for Mosul whereas these same interests were adversly affected by the Russian/Assad victory in Aleppo.

There's been a number of references, some from the intelligence services, that around 40,000 civilians were killed in the batlle for Mosul. Reporters noticed very few bullet holes in the masonry because it was mostly flattened by a massive artillery bombardment followed up by air-strikes. Batteries of Grad missiles, dozen after dozen at a time, and these are notoriously unreliable, were fired into the civilian districts that Isis held or flitted to and fro around. .

The mainly Sunni population is now being demonised as "Isis supporters" after having been left to their fate in the first place by the fleeing Iraqi army which left them weaponless. And now they face a new round of instability in the context of a war that will take new turns.

In Yemen, another war that British imperialism is actively defending its interests in, no-one really knows how many cholera cases there are but the numbers are in the hundred thousands.



On The Eve of Destruction: A Conversation with John Pilger

Short interview with John Pilger about his recent film The Coming War on China


A rather sensationalist title but excellent interview on RT:

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