Saturday, February 08, 2014

John Pilger on the truth, media complicity, and crimes against humanity in Iraq

A baby in a Baghdad hospital in July 2003. 'Half a million Iraqi infants 
died as a result of sanctions, according to Unicef.' 
(Photograph: Joseph Barrak/AFP/Getty Images)
"The truth about the criminal bloodbath in Iraq cannot be "countered" indefinitely. Neither can the truth about our support for the medievalists in Saudi Arabia, the nuclear-armed predators in Israel, the new military fascists in Egypt and the jihadist "liberators" of Syria, whose propaganda is now BBC news. There will be a reckoning – not just for the Blairs, Straws and Campbells, but for those paid to keep the record straight."
 John Pilger, The Guardian, February 7, 2014.

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