Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Blunkett Supports Terrorism

The UK Today (see Links) has picked up on a story in The Daily Mirror. In a Channel 4 Dispatches programme to be broadcast next week it will be revealed that David Blunkett urged Blair to bomb Al-Jazeera's transmitter in Baghdad during the during the Iraq war. Remember: Al-Jazeera is a civilian broadcaster. Blunkett will say he regarded it as a "legitimate target". Blunkett's stance is of course consistent with that of the US military who regard "non-embedded" journalists, especially brown-skinned ones, as "fair game". But if the deliberate targetting of civilians (on the grounds that they refuse to parrot US propaganda) is not terrorism then I don't know what is. Am I right in thinking New Labour has introducing legislation outlawing incitement to terrorism? Can we expect Blunkett to visited by the rozzers? I jest, of course.


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