From daily News Line in Britain:
Monday, 14 January 2013
BRING DOWN THE UK-FRENCH-US WAR LORDS
BRITISH IMPERIALISM was run out of Basra and Iraq, and is about to be run out of Afghanistan. However, it is still organising new wars in support of French imperialism in Mali and Somalia, and in support of US imperialism in Syria.
Cameron and his military chiefs have now announced that they are ready to go to war with Argentina in defence of one of their last colonial outposts – the Malvinas Islands (Falklands).
This is despite the fact that the US, which supplied and resupplied the British forces in 1982 with the bombs and shells that won that war, may not be willing to do so this time around, leaving the UK with a navy that has no aircraft carriers and no Harrier jump jets, and an army that is to be 30% part-time.
The UK ruling class are threatening the planet with a new war, despite the fact that their financial crisis is so great that a new Malvinas War could break them absolutely, paving the way for the ending of the rule of the capitalist class in the UK.
Their economic crisis is so great that the gamblers that make up the British ruling class are being driven to take that risk.
They argue the ‘Argies’ won’t dare take the Falklands – they seem to have forgotten that they said this in 1982, only to be confounded.
Then, their fate hung in the balance until President Reagan made up his mind which side the US was going to support. However, the US under Obama is making it clear that if the UK does not quit anti-EU propaganda and cancel its armed services cuts there can be no special relationship with it.
However, it is imperialism as a whole that is bankrupt and writhing in its death agony, having lost its ability to unconditionally dominate the planet.
The US and the UK insisted on war with Iraq only to end up with a regime there that is closer to Iran. …
They organised Islamists and the Gulf feudalists to overthrow and murder Colonel Gadaffi, only to see the same Islamists murder the US ambassador, and arm al-Qaeda to take control over Northern Mali. We must say that if the US ambassador had been murdered in Iran we are sure that the US would not have been so understanding in its response.
Only this week UK Home Secretary Hague pledged to finance and arm the Syrian pro-imperialist opposition. The Islamists consider that acting as imperialist agents is preferable to living under secular progressive Arab regimes.
Imperialism is thrashing around blindly, driven on by its economic crisis to try to find the forces that it can use to destroy the national liberation movements.
This process has already cost the lives of millions since the war against Yugoslavia. The role of politicians like Hague has been to stand on the sidelines shedding a few crocodile tears as the drones go in to slaughter the innocent.
Meanwhile, the working class and the middle class at home are being pauperised and told that they must return to the days of the Poor Laws and Workhouses so that capitalism can be saved from its crisis.
Workers in the UK and the other Metropolitan capitalist countries are beginning to realise that their enemy is at home, and not in Syria or anywhere else.
French forces recoiled in surprise today as Islamist forces launched a fierce and effective attack in Mali’s government-held south and vowed to strike “at the heart” of France to avenge the military offensive against them: here.
French forces mounted an all-night aerial blitz today in an attempt to drive armed Islamists from the tiny Malian town of Diabali: here.
William Blum’s account of how US imperialism operates globally is a sharp riposte to promoters of the ‘American way’: here.
- Rupert Murdoch’s Falklands warmongering (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- NATO war in Syria? (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- UK tries to join in; plane breaks down on runway… (telegraph.co.uk)
- Argentina slams UK ‘imperialism’ (bigpondnews.com)
- England Didn’t Get the Memo – the Sun Set on Your Empire Years Ago! (chiefwritingwolf.com)
- Japanese militarism reviving (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Top News: Mali crisis: militants killed as French fighter jets pound rebel camps (guardian.co.uk)