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15th December 2010
DON’T [FORGET TO] MENTION THE WAR
Tonight on PM on BBC Radio4 there was an interview with Bianca Jagger regarding ‘Celebrity Support’ for Julian Assange.
It’s becoming a game of “how long before they mention Iraq/Tony Blair/illegal war” etc.
Every one of these ‘celebrities’ in support of Assange is/was against the Iraq war. Probably too against the Afghanistan war. And against Tony Blair, et sequitur. I’m not bothered enough about any of these individuals to check out their individual ‘anti’ positions, but I understand those ‘antis’ to be the case, Your Honour. If I’m right, it’s worth a mention in the passing.
In her BBC interview Ms Jagger took up most of the slot telling listeners exactly why she is so well qualified to talk in ‘celebrity support’ of Julian Assange. When she got fully into her stride on Assange’s innocence (on sex charges/other charges/whatever) , journalist Anne McElvoy retorted with the pertinent question – (paraphrased) – “Why does Mr Assange think it is all right for him NOT to be held to account for letting the public know how unaccountable our (elected) politicians are?”
I can’t recall how Ms Jagger responded to this, or even if she did respond. You can listen here if it’s now available.
So who are the other celebrity supporters?
They’re a choice lot.
Last week when Assange first came before the court and was subsequently detained for seven days, these people were there to support him: Socialite Jemima Khan, film director Ken Loach and investigative journalist John Pilger. They had all offered £20,000 each as surety for his bail. Yesterday they found out they needed MANY £20,000s. Around a dozen. American movie-maker and George Bush-despiser Michael Moore has now thrown in his tuppenceworth – $20,000 worth rather. Has anyone told Moore he needs to throw in another $10,000 (to allow for exchange rates)?
Let’s look at one of these luvvies:
John Pilger, journalist, author and documentary film-maker. He said, just a matter of months ago, “Tony Blair Must Be Prosecuted”
At that article you will notice he resorts to the juvenile use of the mock-up picture of Blair with a war-torn background. I really expect better than this kind of junk from an ‘investigative’ journalist. I don’t know why any more, but I live in hope.
Sweet how Pilger says this in mouth-frothing umbrage (SkyNews Australia):
‘It’s particularly outrageous that the prime minister of Australia should join what has become a kind of international lynch mob and make such a defamatory statement in which she said that … the release of documents was illegal.’
Pilger knows about lynch mobs. When it comes to pursuing Tony Blair and his neck, Pilger is at the forefront of The Guardian’s super troupers.
You may also have noticed that these celebrities FAIL abysmally to support the rights of the women who assert that Assange sexually molested them. What if these women are right? What if there IS a case to answer and not “trumped-up” charges as they contest?
In reality this is the loony-left position on ‘human rights’:
- 1. They are only concerned about “Human Rights” when the ‘human rights violators’ in question are western.
- 2. They care little about the rights of minorities, especially women, when the ‘just processing’ organisation is pro western.
In short – they’re anti-west.
It is true that they campaign against China, Iran, Saudi Arabia regarding lack of human rights. But, in at least Pilger’s case, not as continuously, noisily and relentlessly as they campaign against the ‘evil’ USA, the equally ‘evil’ Tony Blair and the unquestionably ‘evil’ Israel. You see, in the world of the Evil Knowers, ‘it’s all OUR fault’ that other countries kill their own, whip women and hang homosexuals while inflicting strict religious-inspired totalitarian regimes on their peoples.
They really need to be locked up in some sort of asylum. And not the sort of asylum we in the west are ALWAYS seeking in the Middle East! In case you wonder, I am not advising a straitjacket for Middle East leaders – even where they are killers, whippers and hangers. You see, THEY can’t help it. It’s their way, their custom –
– and on and on and on goes the loony-left argument.
Telegraph: Video, Celebrities condemn Julian Assange arrest
Guido Fawkes has this on ‘Wikileaks Hactivism’ – If you want to see what Guido looks like he has a video there arguing that Wikileaks’ “hactivists” should attack only those governments which are iffy on human rights. All very well, Guido. And common sense.
But that’s NOT the point of Assange, or of Bianca Jagger, John Pilger, Michael Moore or Assange’s other ‘liberal freedom loving’ supporters.
Their “activism” is AGAINST the west.
Sign the Ban Blair-Baiting petition here
“All countries need a leader who isn’t afraid to fight terrorism. I believe Mr. Blair did a necessary job in helping his allies. Are we all just supposed to lie down and wait for them to come for us, I don’t think so.”
And – “Mr. Blair is one of the finest politicians to have had the privilege of serving the United Kingdom, and Britons are fortunate to have had him as their Prime Minister. Time will show that Mr. Blair’s approach to affairs in the Middle East were and remain correct. From a member of the Commonwealth, thank you, Mr. Blair, for your continued service to legitimate and lasting (and not convenient or politically expedient) freedom.”
AND – “Tony Blair was the greatest Prime Minister since Winston Churchill and the only regret I have he didn’t get my vote as I live in Canada.”
AND – “I am sick and tired of television and radio interviewers asking the same old questions over and over, regarding the decision to go to war in Iraq, presumably they hope Mr Blair will let slip some secret information which they would then use against him. History will show if the decision was the right one, (I believe it was) but people must accept that Tony Blair is an honourable man, and made his decision based on the known facts and not with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight.”
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