Category Archives: UK Government

On Bellingcat, Truth and War

Because this post generated some misunderstanding I have replaced it with a revised version.  I leave here readers’ comments to the original post.      

Posted in disinformation, journalism, media, propaganda, Syria, UK Government, Uncategorized, war | 19 Comments

How like sarin is a sarin-like substance?

The OPCW has analysed samples from Khan Sheikhoun in April containing what they have identified as ‘sarin or a sarin-like substance’. They know that much, even if they are not sure how it got there or who is responsible. But … Continue reading

Posted in disinformation, journalism, propaganda, Syria, UK Government, Uncategorized, war | 9 Comments

Should UK attack Syria? What Parliament might say

Has President Assad used chemical weapons in Syria? In 2013, UK parliamentarians were not convinced. Asked to vote on military action, our representatives decided against. Today, the same question arises again, but this time they may not get a chance … Continue reading

Posted in constitutional politics, disinformation, propaganda, Syria, UK Government, Uncategorized, war | 9 Comments

Last White Helmets in Aleppo: in lieu of a film review

In the wake of Netflix’s Oscar winning The White Helmets comes the Sundance Festival Grand Jury Prize winning Last Men of Aleppo. According to early reviews, audiences leave screenings with a desperate feeling that something ought to be done, but … Continue reading

Posted in disinformation, film, media, propaganda, Syria, UK Government, Uncategorized, war, White Helmets | 3 Comments

Blowback from ‘Regime Change’ policies: the need for better public debate

Terrorist acts on British soil have been committed by people revealed to have been not only known but actively supported by British intelligence agencies.  They were supported in carrying out acts of violence in other countries, including Libya and Syria, … 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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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

Posted in Amnesty International, bullshit, disinformation, journalism, media, political philosophy, propaganda, Syria, UK Government, Uncategorized, war | 50 Comments