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British Prime Minister Tony Blair Visits the US and Pledges Assistance in Coming War:Interview with John Pilger

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British Prime Minister Tony Blair was in New York yesterday, visiting ground zero where the World Trade Center oncestood, and pledging British military assistance in what seems is an imminent US war against Afghanistan. Britain lostmore than three hundred of its citizens in the attacks last week. This as thousands of Afghanis flee their country interror and the UN warns of massive starvation if food and other aid is not brought in immediately.

This morning British journalist and film maker John Pilger wrote in the Guardian newspaper “During mylifetime, America has been constantly waging war against much of humanity: impoverished people mostly, in strickenplaces. Moreover, far from being the main perpetrators of terrorism, Islamic peoples have been its victims–moreoften than not of an American fundamentalism and its proxies.” The Bush Administration’s march to war, and Britishsupport, Pilger argues, promises more of the same.


  • John Pilger, one of the leading journalists in Britain, Pilger has also made many important films,including “Death of A Nation” about East Timor, and films about Cambodia, Burma, Iraq and most recently,globalization and Indonesia.

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