A brilliant letter from Peter McKenna from Liverpool, published in The Guardian.
It ill behoves the US to accuse another country of aiding and abetting the massacre of women and children (Houla massacre: US accuses Iran of 'bragging' about its military aid to Syria, 30 May).
The US (and the UK) didn't just aid the killing of women and children in the bombardments of Yugoslavia, Iraq and Libya (and in the genocidal sanctions against the Iraqi population), but was actually directly responsible for it (The US drone campaign is fuelling, not fighting, terror, 30 May). And the particular mode of child-killing which is firmly ascribed to the Syrian regime in the Houla atrocity – via artillery fire into civilian areas – is a particularly brutal means of warfare which was actively supported by the US (and the UK) in Libya as well as in Iraq.
You can read the whole of the letter here.
(hat tip: gabriele at Media Lens Message Board)
On the subject of the terrible Houla massacre, do check out this latest Media Lens alert.
There's also a great piece by John Bradley in the Daily Mail which you can read here.
We still don’t know exactly who was responsible for the massacre- but what we do know is that the neo-cons and ‘liberal’ interventionists in the west are trying all they can to use it as an excuse for military action against yet another sovereign state. And we should not be surprised that the current British Government is taking such an aggressive stance.
Today in Damascus, President Assad has denounced the Houla massacre as an "ugly crime" that even "monsters" wouldn’t carry out. More on the Houla massacre over at Global Research.