Saturday, January 24, 2009


The above title is inspired by Orwell's 1984 , where room 101 held unspeakable terror for employees and; the ministry of truth was the BBC, where the great writer once worked, how prophetic.
Just how powerful is the sinister and ruthless Israeli lobby? We know that in America; politicians who speak out against Israel become history, their careers are over; no matter what atrocities are committed by Israel they keep quiet or else. What about Britain? Why was there no outright condemnation of Israeli war crimes by our top politicians, why was any comment accompanied by the cowardly caveat about blame on the Palestinian side, just what is going on. What have politicians become when they are too frightened to speak out in the face of such horrors; such pitiless treatment of women and children, such premeditated brutality. A heavily armed and sophisticated modern armed force allowed to rampage out of control among defenceless civilians? Now we are beginning to see the results; I hope the Israeli’s are proud of themselves standing as they now do, as guilty as any murdering evil regime in history, what have they become?

Joining the list of shame we now have one of the biggest most powerful news corporations in history the BBC; the noise coming from the grave of Lord Reith is deafening. As today’s newspapers show us the pitiful bodies of the dead children; as the world stands bewildered at the savagery of Israel against innocents; as pleas for mercy go out across the world, pleas for help from beleaguered Gaza and it’s shattered people mount and the BBC has turned it’s back on them. In an unprecedented act of cruelty and cowardice the BBC have refused to broadcast an appeal for aid for Gaza for fear of upsetting Israel, the cowards claim it’s to protect their impartiality, Foreign Aid Secretary Douglas Alexander MP has appealed to them to reconsider. The BBC have said that they worry that people might see it as them taking sides; they are damned liars.

To suggest that the British public would see such an appeal as anything other than a humanitarian gesture is an insult to our whole society. Do they really think that the public will look at dead and dying children lying among demolished smoking buildings; desperate for medical help and think “will I be seen as taking sides if I donate?” Mr. Thomson BBC Director says “we can’t publish anything which might compromise the BBC’s journalism” here’s some news for you Mr. Thomson, you have done just that, you have besmirched the name of the BBC your position is untenable, take a look at Gaza again look at those children's pathetic bodies, and then do the decent thing and resign.

Action Aid, British Red Cross, Cafod, Care International UK, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide, Help the Aged, Islamic Relief, Merlin, Oxfam, Save the Children, Tearfund and World Vision. These are some of the agencies that the BBC is refusing to help. I started by asking about the real power of the Israeli lobby, here we get a glimpse of it; when you put a hugely rich, powerful amoral and ruthless juggernaut up against a group of spineless bureaucrats, the bad guys win.

It’s a shameful episode for Britain, the BBC needs an enema.


Anonymous said...

"Douglas Alexander MP has appealed to them to reconsider".

Where was your pal Douglas when your government was killing over 100,000 civilans in Iraq ?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Anonymous) 24/01/09
Your glaring refusal to address the point illustrates perfectly the kind of low life anonymous coward that you are.

Your kind couldn’t care less about the injured and dead in Iraq or Gaza or anywhere else for that matter, you have your own twisted low life agenda.

Anonymous said...

You call me a 'low life anonymous coward' but I only asked a simple question - where was Mr. Alexander when your government were exterminating my fellow arabs in Iraq.

I sent off a donation via OXFAM a week ago. Have you done the same ?

Jim said...

Couldn't agree with you more. The BBC have utterly lost the plot and are in urgent need of new direction.


Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Anonymous) 26/01/09
I don’t give a damn whether you are an Arab or a Martian; and bragging about your generosity does not absolve you, you clearly think telling us about your donation get’s you off the hook, it doesn’t; it just validates my assessment of you.

Anonymous said...

Put you money where your mouth is -send them some money !

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Anonymous) 27/01/09
How do you know I haven’t? I know you haven’t because nobody has that much money.