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Media turn blind eye to 'state terrorism'



Belfast Telegraph letters to the Editor

Belfast Telegraph letters to the Editor

Belfast Telegraph letters to the Editor

The sad thing about these recent "dragging up the past" stories in the mainstream media about Jeremy Corbyn's association with Gerry Adams is the fact that the British Government itself has been supporting terrorism across the globe for decades.

Whether it be Britain's use of chemical weapons against the Bolsheviks in 1919, or Britain's policy of food confiscation in Bengal in 1943, which led to three million Bengalese starving to death, or Britain's arms sales to Indonesia in the 1990s, which aided Indonesia's extermination of a third of the people of East Timor, or Britain's constant supply of weapons to Saudi Arabia, which has helped to massacre thousands of Yemenis in the last few years.

Corbyn's "crime" is his disobedience to the traditional forms of terrorism, like state terrorism, which go largely unnoticed and unexpressed. If Corbyn is soft on terrorism (which he's not), then better than being like the British Establishment, which is hard on terrorism in the sense that it's up to its eyeballs in terrorism and has been for centuries.


Hillsborough, Co Down

Belfast Telegraph