I haven’t blogged about international issues yet because there seems to be so much going on here in Britain I just haven’t had the time. But this doesn’t mean I’m not interested. When it comes to Syria I’m downright appalled at the holocaust that is taking place. But I’m also confused by all the conflicting media reports and the stuff you can read on line. Its hard to know who’s telling the truth and after two and a half years just which factions are involved and who’s supplying who with arms etc. What started out, ostensibly, as peaceful protest has deteriorated into a free for all. One thing that is clear though is that as in every conflict its the innocent and vulnerable who suffer, who are forced to flee their homes in search of safety.
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Subject: SYRIA: FAO ATTORNEY GENERAL, FOREIGN SECRETARY, HOME SECRETARY & COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2013 13:06:30 +0100
The former French Minister of Foreign Affairs has publicly made a statement that the British Government intended to overthrow the Syrian government for political reasons, long before there was civil unrest (fomented by the British) in Syria. “…Britain had been preparing gunmen to invade Syria two years before the crisis there flared up in 2011…”
I attach the video of his public statement. Clearly his statement has very grave and serious legal implications. We would like written confirmation that the U.K government will make a Full statement in the House of Commons over why the UK government has clearly misled the U.K people and the International Community. We expect that statement would include an announcement of a public inquiry.
We would also expect the U.K government to publicly provide a written assurance that the U.K government will under no circumstances, now supply, to anyone, any weapons that could be used in Syria. In addition following a public inquiry it is expected that the U.K will need to provide substantial reparations for the serious harm already caused to Syrian people, by the U.K government.The written response by email, of the U.K government, is required as a matter of urgency.
Babs Tucker. Parliament Square Peace Campaign www.brianhaw.tv
The video is from a French news programme, and is therefore in French.
For those of you who’s French is a bit rusty, like me, here’s a short synopsis of the interview with ex-French Foreign Minister, Roland Dumas:-
“BRITAIN PREPARED FOR WAR
The former French foreign minister confirms the British, along with Israel always wanted war with Syria, all along and he said no. Former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas said that Britain had been preparing gunmen to invade Syria two years before the crisis there flared up in 2011. During a TV show, Dumas said
”I was in Britain two years ago, and I met British officials, some my friends…they admitted that they were up to something in Syria. They even asked me to join them in my capacity as a foreign minister, but I declined,” he added. He indicated that the plan of striking Syria had been prepared in advance long before the 2011 events, adding that the goal was to overthrow the Syrian government that considers Israel an enemy.”
Brian Haw died in 2011 aged 62 and Barbara Tucker and others have continued protesting against war in Parliament Square 24 hours a day. Brian kept up the fight from 2nd June 2001. On 16th January last year the Metropolitan Police confiscated their tents, the only shelter they had, and they’ve been without shelter ever since.
After his death Conservative MP Peter Bottomley proposed an Early Day Motion for a memorial service but there was a sting in the tail as well when he says he :-
“believes it could be appropriate for a memorial service in Westminster to mark his passing; and also hopes that to mark his life the unsightly camp of hangers-on in Parliament Square ends and a plaque be set in the pavement.”
Sounds a bit like a bribe to me. Funny too, how not long after the Met went in and took their tents.
As I said above, information about Syria has been confusing and often contradictory. Its hard to know which accounts to trust. But for me the fact that Brian and Barbara have been protesting solidly day and night for twelve years in all weathers gives them the kind of credibility sadly lacking in our so-called ‘right honourable’ rulers in their warm,comfortable offices just down the road in Westminster.
Will they respond to Barbara’s email? Will we finally hear truth from their lips for once?
On past performance, sadly, I’d say the answer is a resounding “No”.