Noam Chomsky has criticised the U.K. for failure to speak out about “shameful acts” against U.S. detainees. The “special relationship” between the U.S. and U.K. had given the U.K a great opportunity to make it clear that the treatment of prisoners such as those at Guantanamo Bay is a disgrace and not to be tolerated. All Chomsky has heard are “twitters of protest”.
The craven following of U.S. acts in its hegemonic policies across the globe continues with support for Georgia against Russia. The suspicion that this has been set up by the U.S. is confirmed by statements from Vladimir Putin.
Putin thinks that the motive behind U.S. action is to give advantage to one of the Presidential candidates. He did not say which one. Given the high profile strut around Russia’s boarding territories the same question could be asked about David Miliband who wants to take advantage of Gordon Brown’s fall from grace.
Miliband is part of the New Labour cliques as much as any one. A comment from a rather unlikely source, a book on the “biography” of the Spitfire. The author makes a point that “New Labour has reduced our civil liberties in a way in which the Luftwafe failed! Pause for thought.