“(Let the US stop destabilizing 134 countries. Multinationals should not be State policies for dominion)
Understand the war, such as it is, is against a set of ideas — religious, anti-western, anti-imperialist — and you cannot bomb an idea”. You-tube Tony Benn RIP Stealth bombers are no different to suicide bombers – there must be another way forward. 14 years on and like a silent epidemic we do not know the hardship caused. Dr Annie Sparrow; The White Helmets tell us something of the barrel bombs that cause desolation in Syria.
You Don’t Want to Read this: Stop tactics that failed since 2001.
In Paris and anywhere else
I join the world in grieving for the dead in Paris. I have grieved for the dead from 9/11 forward —
The Australians who died in terror attacks on Bali in 2005, Londoners who died in terror attacks in 2005,
The French citizens who died in the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January of this year,
The Russians whose plane went down over the Sinai a week or so ago. (And the most recent attacks in Beirut Borj Barajneh, and in Kenya?)
I grieve also for those killed in smaller attacks already smuggled deep into the obscurity of our memory.
(All the over 50 Palestinian youth shot at point blank for throwing stones in the last month?)
(And all the terror attacks that Lebanon witnessed since 2000?)
And so we Tweet hashtags and phrases…
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