Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

A week after the bombings in London, this is a good moment for a bit of a think.

The carnage visited on the city is but a small reflection of the carnage that has been visited on Iraq by the US and UK in their invasion and occupation and in the ongoing war of resistance against their presence.

Tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians have been killed and maimed in the same way as the victims of the London bombs — by the armed forces of Britain and America.

The bombings in London were a direct response to the invasion of Iraq. The invasion of Iraq was an unjustifiable land grab rationalised by lies.

Now that we have seen the horror of violent death up close, do we want to be complicit in inflicting it on other people?

By chris page

Magazine editor, writer of fiction and non-fiction; exile; cat person; red wine for blood and cheese in his soul. Chris Page is the author of the novels Weed, Sanctioned, Another Perfect Day in ****ing Paradise, King of the Undies World, and The Underpants Tree. He is also a freelance journalist, copywriter, editor, cartoonist, illustrator, graphic designer, and consultant in the use and abuse of false moustaches (don’t wear them — you’re welcome — the invoice is in the mail).

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