One of the biggest Western foreign policy adventures in recent years is something that is underreported in the media. So-called ‘intervention’ in Libya has created a failed state that is riven with extremists all vying for power. So we ask: was this really an epic foreign policy mistake? Or was destroying Libya just another day at the office for politicians, shortsighted bureaucrats, and vulture corporates who continually try to enforce global economic supremacy.
The world’s major superpowers are converging on Syria, the centre of a new Cold War between America and Russia. It’s also a significant source of conflict over a natural gas pipeline connecting the Middle East with Europe. Will the outcome dictate the structure of the next century’s ‘new world order’?
It is incredibly destabilising when the news networks you know and trust turn on their audiences. It’s either ofcom investigations, media hit pieces or the good old label of ‘conspiracy theorist’ for anyone with the audacity to question the dominant narrative. Shouldn’t that be the job of the media in the first place?
The UK government is funding a top-of-the-line propaganda campaign in Syria to facilitate regime change. Media allies continue to blame Assad for chemical attacks on his own people despite the debunking of several flawed reports and the arrests of five propagandists who were caught filming fake footage in Cairo trying to pass it off as scenes of suffering in Aleppo. While propaganda and the staging of suffering is not unique to Syria, it shows the demand for it within the corridors of imperial power and their proxies who have shared vested interests.
From the colonial-imperial wars of the early 19th century through to the 1950s in Syria and the early 1980s in Afghanistan and beyond, the objectives of the Western powers has always been the same – the drive for profits. In which we critique the role both the Right and the Left in Britain have, and are, playing in the propaganda process. Has there ever been an ethical dimension in relation to UK foreign policy in Syria and elsewhere?