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Perverted And Twisted Logic

excerpts from an article by Adam Young

London Mayor Red Ken Livingston, when asked what he thought motivated the attacks: "I think you've just had 80 years of western intervention into predominantly Arab lands because of the western need for oil. We've propped up unsavory governments, we've overthrown ones we didn't consider sympathetic. If at the end of the First World War we had done what we promised the Arabs, which was to let them be free and have their own governments, and kept out of Arab affairs, and just bought their oil, rather than feeling we had to control the flow of oil, I suspect this wouldn't have arisen."

However, to admit that his actions precipitated the events would be a repudiation of Tony Blair’s entire post-9/11 career. So, naturally, he did what comes naturally to every politician. He ignored reality.

Blair snorted: "Of course these terrorists will use Iraq as an excuse. They will use Afghanistan. Sept. 11 happened of course before both of these things, and then the excuse was American policy, or Israel. They will always have their reasons for acting. But we have got to be really careful of almost giving in to the perverted and twisted logic with which they argue."

Perverted and twisted logic. Yes, let’s not give into that. Let’s deny all the evidence. Let’s ignore cause and effect and continue to insist on illogical and perverted explanations to justify continued imperialism and its futile search for a military solution to a political tactic.

If as Tony Blair and George W. Bush say, the terrorists strike out to destroy Western values and societies, why have they not bombed Portugal, which is very similar to Spain? Why not Switzerland and Sweden? Austria and Germany? Canada, Brazil, France, Mexico, Greece and any other Western countries? Why do they continue to attack countries that participated in the invasion of Iraq and the continued occupation of the Arab world?

You have been reading excerpts from "The Morals of Tony Blair" by Adam Young. You can read the entire piece here: informationclearinghouse.info/article9571.htm. Thanks to informationclearinghouse.info. We visit often and we hope you will too.

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