KEITH Steiner’s unhinged rant against Kevin McKenna and Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh was revisionist, imperialist, neocon propaganda and McCarthyite redbaiting of the worst sort (Letters, August 29). It was so devoid of factual articles it could have been a speech by Dick Cheney or an agitprop piece on Fox “News”.
The only men and women who at any time supported the Taliban were the governments of Washington and Westminster. It was these governments who recruited, funded and properly trained the Taliban when they have been the Mujahideen battling the Soviet Union.
It was Thatcher who lavished praise on Saddam Hussein. She even employed taxpayers’ revenue to underwrite the arms promotions to the Baathist routine. So the British isles general public paid out when Saddam defaulted. These weapons were then utilised against British Forces in Gulf War A person.
It was Ronald Reagan who offered the co-ordinates and chemical weapons that Saddam employed on the Iranians. Immediately after the 1988 Halabja massacres, the US Congress unanimously handed the Avoidance of Genocide Act. This would have straight away cut off all US assist for Saddam. Reagan vetoed it.
Saddam Hussein admitted below interrogation that if Father George Bush experienced advised him not to invade Kuwait in 1990, he would not have performed so.
In 2003 I proudly protested the murderous and unprovoked slaughter that the war criminals Bush and Blair unleashed on Iraq. It was a pack of lies so Iraqi oil could be expropriated. The impact of this invasion was one million Iraqis lifeless, 4 million displaced and the increase of ISIS.
The Saudi Kleptocracy have funded all the Islamist terrorist organisations in the earth for the previous 50 several years. They are the most important allies of Westminster and Washington. The people who bear sole duty for the rise of Islamic extremism in the entire world today are those people bloodthirsty warmongering imperialists of the political correct. Not those on the left who are from these without end wars for plunder in the Center East.
CLLR Andy Doig raises even more exciting factors in respect of the preferential army direction and the favored multinational armed service umbrella of preference for Scotland, which I see as a future independent EU nation state, to which I will endeavour to adequately respond to (Letters, August 27).
Some citizens of Scotland even now keep to the Nato and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) doctrine, with some holding to the Nato doctrine but devoid of WMDs. The “No” marketing campaign is to assert that the Nato and WMD doctrine is inseparable, and without having it, Scotland is not safe.
My over-all position was that a greater degree of acceptance now exists within Scottish citizens, that the fundamentals of equally WMD and Nato existence were being now largely basically choices, in component due to the fact of earlier adventurism.
Also, and primarily, for the reason that the electorate of the United states and British isles had elected unhinged, dishonest, incompetent and dysfunctional leaders, which in essence dissolved any past certainty and protection they may possibly have felt towards WMDs and Nato.
What outcomes from this crisis of self-assurance, is a searching for of a new defensive (with offensive ability) umbrella arrangement, that prior “No” voters who acknowledged Nato as benign could take and vote “Yes”.
I suspect that to the wonderful consternation of Cllr Andy Doig, those people “No” voters who clung onto the require for Nato would be delighted if the European Defence Union (EDU) operational coverage was to be as a person with that of Nato and might then really feel secure to vote “Yes”.
Trident’s long term in an independent Scotland is up for discussion
They also may come to feel that a grouping of Ireland, Austria, Finland and Sweden is insufficient in intercontinental clout, in possibly gentle or challenging power conditions.
So, in summary, and in reaction to Cllr Andy Doig’s ultimate stage regarding his see of the theory of independence, I would respectfully advise that the Scottish citizen have to be not only sovereign but be equipped to cede sovereignty as they see match, which for the avoidance of question originally involves a “Yes” vote, which perversely could possibly perfectly to begin with demand the eschewing of an armed neutrality bloc, in favour of the EDU.
That claimed, an armed neutrality bloc, aligned by some means in the long term with the UN, does seem to have numerous potential added benefits. I have “pondered” as requested by Cllr Andy Doig and will have to conclude that our final desired destination of alternative may perhaps very well be equivalent, but the picked out timescales and preferred approach of having there are definitely pretty distinct, indeed practically diametrically so.
THE post by Dorothy-Grace Elder in which she questioned the require for prolonged summer season recesses as presently present in the political dim ages is outstanding (August 29). It is not often that political writings can maintain this aged mind of mine for extended but I located I read the post searching for extra in her model.
W D Mill Irving