Labour government’s decision to intervene in Sierra Leone marks the largest
mobilisation of British forces since the Gulf war in 1991. Under the cover of its
‘ethical foreign policy’, and in the name of ‘morality’, New Labour
promise to rescue the innocent population from the terror of the marauding gangs high on
drugs. The truth is that British imperialism’s role is not that of peace maker, but
of actively fuelling the war in Sierra Leone. It is also flexing its muscles to show its
imperialist rivals that it’s a force to be reckoned with on the international stage
and in future conflicts.