Lowest Of The Low: Concealing Britain's Involvement In
08 September 2010
By Gilad Atzmon
Millions of ballot papers have been sent out yesterday
to those eligible to vote in the Labour leadership
election. Symbolically enough, this happened the day
Tony Blair, the British PM who launched the criminal
war in Iraq, published his controversial memoirs.
I am not holding my breath for the Labour party to
make the right decision. Clearly, the same party
failed to curtail Blair’s militant enthusiasm, even
when it was plainly clear that the argument for the
Iraq war was grounded in a dodgy dossier.
Considering the scale of the atrocities we are all
complicit in thanks to the Labour government, it is my
duty to remind the Labour party members who their
leading candidate is, what he stands for and what
interests he may serve.
Labour Party members should consider the role
allegedly played by its leaders and leading candidate
David Miliband in what has come to be known as
"extraordinary rendition": knowingly allowing terror
suspects to be transferred through British airspace,
in order for them to be tortured in third countries
and to allow British agents to gather information from
suspects treated in this way. Miliband also attempted
to block public disclosure of intelligence information
related to torture allegations in the case of former
Guantanamo detainee Binyam Mohamed.
Interestingly enough, the same David Miliband has been
preaching to us on ethics recently, here is what he
told the Independent on Sunday.
"The alternative to an ethical foreign policy is an
unethical foreign policy, and I don't believe in an
unethical foreign policy.”
I guess that Labour members better ask themselves what
is so ‘ethical’ about concealing Britain's involvement
The Labour party members also should remember that
their leading candidate David Miliband announced his
intention to change the law on ‘universal
jurisdiction’. According to the Jewish Chronicle he
was “pushing hard within Whitehall” for such a cause.
In case someone has managed to forget, Miliband put
much effort into the subject so that Israeli suspected
war criminals could avoid justice once landing in this
Ironically in the Independent Miliband claimed to know
what ‘British values’ are, yet his actions against
universal jurisdiction proves the opposite. However,
is apparent that David Miliband certainly knows what
Israeli interests are. He has been promoting these
interests in our midst for quite a while.
David Miliband was, until recently, listd on an
Israeli Propaganda site as an ‘Israeli Hasbara
(Propaganda) Author’ (what ever that means).
Interestingly enough, The Israeli Hasbara site that
listed him disappeared on the 5th of May 2010, a day
before the British election, when it was clear that
Gordon Brown’s political career was cast to history.
From then on it was obvious that David Miliband would
offer himself as a candidate for the Labour
leadership. Is it a coincidence? I honestly do not
know the answer and I also do not have the means to
Miliband might have been happy to discover that the
Israeli Propaganda site ceased to exist. However, he
may not be as happy to find out that some of us have
saved a PDF image of the site content. I believe that
every Labour party member should look at the list of
Israeli Propaganda Authors and find their party’s
favorite candidate. Every Labour party member should
wonder what a Labour leadership candidate is doing on
such a list.
To upload the PDF file that David Milband would
probably prefer you don't see, cick here.
I urge Labour party members to circulate this
Like Tony Blair, David Miliband supports moral
interventionism, as if killing 1.5 million Iraqis in
the name of democracy is not enough. In 2008 Miliband
maintained that spreading democracy should be a
“...great progressive project; (and) the means need to
combine both soft and hard power.”
I wonder what is so ‘progressive’ about pushing tribal
and reactionary interests in Whitehall? What is so
advanced in concealing torture? Is torture ‘soft’ or
‘hard’ power? What is so ethical in attempting to
amend Britain Universal Jurisdiction? What is Moral
about killing in the name of democracy? One may wonder
how much torture can David Miliband take before he
gives up on torturing others? Unlike Shaker Aamer, the
Brit who is still incarcerated in Guantánamo Bay,
Milliband tells us that the Labour party ‘has been
I hope that the Labour party rids itself of David
Miliband and the kind of ideology he promotes. This
party is already liable for enough death and carnage.
This party made us all complicit in a colossal war
crime. The Labour party better depart quickly from its
moral interventionism and remind itself what labour
ideology is all about.