Terrorism seems to be OK when it is Western interests

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How can Britain pretend it’s fighting a “war on terror” when it’s involved in terrorist acts itself?

Hundreds of Yemeni civilians for the past four weeks have been blown to bits by Saudi airstrikes using UK-supplied fighter jets, using UK-made missiles, and with RAF-trained Saudi pilots. The Gulf of Aden which borders Yemen is a major transit route for international trade, most notably oil tankers, and US military planners have for centuries conceded that maritime control of this area is crucial to global, strategic, military interests.

Military involvement no matter how barbaric is acceptable if it furthers these Western goals.

Violence which challenges the pursuit of Western, military hegemony is labelled terrorism.

Louis Shawcross,

Hillsborough