Thursday 25th of April 2024

out damn spot .....

out damn spot .....

Prime Minister Gordon Brown's explanation to the Chilcot Inquiry on why he, when he was Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer & wrote the cheques for it, backed the war on Iraq.

He said: "It was the right decision for the right reasons. Aggressor states that refuse to obey the laws of the international community have to be confronted". Iraq was a "serial violator of the rules of the international community."

There is, of course, some truth in that, but not nearly as much truth as in the statement that for 62 years the Zionist state of Israel has been, & continues to be, the biggest single violator of international law. No state on Planet Earth has been allowed to get away with defying UN resolutions for so long. And no state poses a bigger threat to the peace of the region & the world than Israel on its present course.

The double-standard which allows Israel to behave as it likes with impunity was effectively put into place when the major powers, all of them, refused to condemn Israel as the aggressor in 1967 & demand that it withdraw from occupied territories without preconditions.

If Mr Brown means what he says, & if by chance he remains prime minister after Britain's imminent election, logic suggests that he will take the lead with President Obama in putting together a coalition to require Israel, by war if necessary, to comply with "the rules of the international community."

Of course he won't because logic, like truth & reality, has no place in politics, domestic or international.