State Terrorism

History Shows US is as Extremist as the Taliban

The Taliban and the United States of America share an enduring passion for war and mayhem. There is, though, a difference between them—the Taliban mostly kill people of their own country, America’s victims are largely citizens of other countries. Some will likely say the US, unlike the Taliban, goes to war to promote democracy and freedom. What they ignore is […]

Training in Terrorism: Britain’s Afghan Jihad

This is an edited extract from Secret Affairs: Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam Mark Curtis The war against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s was to mark the next phase in the development of global Islamic radicalism, building on the Islamic resurgence during the previous decade. Following the Soviet invasion of December 1979, tens of thousands of volunteers from […]

Craig Murray – another butterfly broken on the wheel

Following the criminal incarceration of former UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, I asked another former British diplomat and UK Ambassador to Syria from 2003-06, Peter Ford, to comment on the shutting down of voices raised against injustice in the UK and Scotland. Ford has also been a thorn in the side of the imperialist class regarding the ten year […]

‘Pick a Fucking Side’- The Road to Totalitarianism

People can tell themselves that they didn’t see where things have been heading for the last 17 months, but they did. They saw all the signs along the way. The signs were all written in big, bold letters, some of them in scary-looking Germanic script. They read: THIS IS THE ROAD TO TOTALITARIANISM I’m not going to show you all those […]

BURNED AT THE STAKE: UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON TORTURE DEMOLISHES FAKE CLAIMS TARGETING JULIAN ASSANGE

On the face of it, the task seems almost hopeless. As Tolstoy wrote: ‘The power of the government is maintained by public opinion, and with this power the government, by means of its organs – its officials, law courts, schools, churches, even the press – can always maintain the public opinion which they need.’ (Leo Tolstoy, Writings on Non-Violence and Civil […]

How Washington is positioning Syrian Al-Qaeda’s founder as its ‘asset’

A PBS Frontline special is the latest vehicle in a PR campaign to legitimize rebranded Syrian al-Qaeda, HTS, and market its leader Mohammad Jolani as a competent American “asset.” March 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of the Western regime-change war on Syria. And after a decade of grueling conflict, Washington is still maneuvering to extend its longstanding relationship with the […]

Nurses March With 100,000 in London For Truth And Freedom

This co-editor attended the huge protest in London yesterday (April 24th 2021) against the Lockdown, vaccine passports, masks – all restrictions, in fact – and the experimental jab itself. The day was bright sunshine, music, laughter and above all, solidarity. In our own communities we may be outnumbered by the unawakened and it’s easy to feel isolated and depressed, but […]

War Against Syria, Part 1: Conspiracies Exist.

You’re a conspiracy theorist!!” I always hear that from folks, but in my brain I have my accusers sounding like Elmer Fudd to Bugs Bunny: “You cwazy conspiwacy theowist!!” This post is the introduction to a series of referenced articles I’ll be dedicating myself to writing over 2021 busting the primary narratives surrounding the war in Syria, including the following […]

A regime of Jewish supremacy from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea: This is apartheid

By B’Tselem (a technical glitch has listed BSNews editor as author, apologies. We’re working on it) More than 14 million people, roughly half of them Jews and the other half Palestinians, live between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea under a single rule. The common perception in public, political, legal and media discourse is that two separate regimes operate […]