Friday, 14 July 2017

Corbyn the Denier


Here's a photo of Jeremy Corbyn from twitter in which the Labour leader is having dinner with a fan, Marcus Papadopoulos, who denies there was a siege of Sarajevo , genocide at Srebrenica or a massacre at Aleppo. 




Jeremy Corbyn was one of the MPs who backed the an early day motion in the House Commons in 2004 condemning military intervention by NATO in Kosovo.

JOHN PILGER AND KOSOVO

  • Session: 2004-05
  • Date tabled: 14.12.2004
  • Primary sponsor: Smith, Llew
  • Sponsors:
      That this House welcomes John Pilger's column for the New Statesman issue of 13th December, reminding readers of the devastating human cost of the so-termed 'humanitarian' invasion of Kosovo, led by NATO and the United States in the Spring of 1999, without any sanction of the United Nations Security Council; congratulates John Pilger on his expose of the fraudulent justifications for intervening in a 'genocide' that never really existed in Kosovo; recalls President Clinton's Secretary of Defense William Cohen claimed, entirely without foundation, that 'we've now seen about 100,000 military-aged [Albanian] men missing.....they may have been murdered' and that David Scheffer, the US ambassador-at-large for war crimes, announced with equal inaccuracy that as many as '225,000 ethnic Albanian men aged between 14 and 59' may have been killed; recalls that the leader of a Spanish forensic team sent to Kosovo returned home, complaining angrily that he and his colleagues had become part of 'a semantic pirouette by the war propaganda machines, because we did not find one mass grave'; further recalls that one year later, the International War Crimes Tribunal, a body de facto set up by NATO, announced that the final count of bodies found in Kosovo's 'mass graves' was 2,788; believes the pollution impact of the bombing of Kosovo is still emerging, including the impact of the use of depleted uranium munitions; and calls on the Government to provide full assistance in the clean up of Kosovo.

      And here's what Christopher Hitchens about the NATO decision to intervene in the conflict to prevent ethnic cleansing on an industrial scale