Nothing in this blog can be believed. If you think that anything in this blog is true or factual, you'll need to verify it from another source. Do you understand? No? Then read it again, and repeat this process, until you understand that you cannot sue me for anything you read here. Also, having been sucked into taking part in the mass-murder of more than 3 million Vietnamese people on behalf of U.S. Big Business "interests", I'm as mad as a cut snake (and broke) so it might be a bit silly to try to sue me anyway...

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cutting through the crap...

About a month ago, SBS TV screened John Pilger's movie The War You Don't See. I recorded it of course, and have watched it several times since.

As a result I became aware of Mark Curtis's book Web of Deceit and, as a result of that, another of Curtis's books, Unpeople. In these two books, Curtis lays bare the duplicitous nature of British foreign policy over the last sixty years. Curtis deconstructs Britain's foreign policy with the same tenacity for exposing the truth as William Blum does with regard to US foreign policy.

Do yourself a favour. Watch Pilger's movie and read Curtis's and Blum's books (see the book list in the sidebar.)


Blogger lemmiwinks said...

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May 16, 2011 12:07 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

We'll turn you into a serial commenter in no time at all, at all... :-)

About the railroads: It's a good idea when pillaging a country to build a few railroads (and/or roads) to facilitate faster pillaging. And to move troops more quickly.

I guess the Brits learned from the Romans...

May 16, 2011 2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For example: the Alice Springs - Darwin railway was not built so that tourists could spend thousands of dollars travelling by train from Adelaide to Darwin. That is how it is presently being used, but that isn't why it was built.

May 17, 2011 10:04 AM  

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