Category Archives: media

Calling Bullshit!

I don’t entirely agree with it. It’s a bit aggressive, a bit crude, to be so direct. Still, sometimes. I’m thinking it can sometimes be a proportionate response to how much we have to deal with that is passive aggressive. … Continue reading

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BBC Complicity in Warmongering

The BBC has announced that ‘Syria’s government is continuing to make chemical weapons in violation of a 2013 deal to eliminate them’. But if you read past that opening statement, and get as far as the end of the article, … Continue reading

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Rejoinder to George Monbiot on Syria

In my previous post I urged George Monbiot to check the basis of his assumptions about the narrative he accepts regarding Syria. In a tweeted response, he repeated his opinion that people like me, who question it, are denying a … Continue reading

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George Monbiot, about Syria…

I write this open letter, George, because you have been using your public platform to defend claims about Syria that I fear may be damaging for its people. Most recently, you blogged a note about the 4th April chemical incident … Continue reading

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Chemical Attacks in Syria: is Assad responsible?

The use of chemical weapons on 4th April in Syria, which prompted the American bombing of an airfield, was blamed on Syrian government forces by the US and UK.[1] UK ambassador to the UN, Matthew Rycroft, has stated scientists at … Continue reading

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Green Party On Syria

I have supported the Green Party for as long as it has existed within the UK.  I think its speakers often make more sense than most other politicians. However, the statement on Syria, by co-leaders Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley, … Continue reading

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A Theory of Bullshit II: Serious Stuff

Serious Bullshit, I suggested previously,[1] was exemplified in the justification offered for the US-led destruction of Iraq. The specific lie deployed initiating it – concerning alleged WMD – has long since been exposed. But a particular lie may be merely … Continue reading

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