RANT: Brits did a moral outrage for the US Navy

http://www.lewrockwell.com/pilger/pilger71.html

The Corruption That Makes Unpeople of an Entire Nation

by John Pilger

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During the 1960s and 1970s British governments, Labour and Tory, tricked and expelled the entire population of the Chagos Archipelago, more than 2,000 British citizens, so that Diego Garcia could be given to the United States as the site for a military base. It was an act of mass kidnapping carried out in high secrecy. As unclassified official files now show, Foreign Office officials conspired to lie, coaching each other to “maintain” and “argue” the “fiction” that the Chagossians existed only as a “floating population.” On 28 July 1965, a senior Foreign Office official, T.C.D. Jerrom, wrote to the British representative at the United Nations, instructing him to lie to the General Assembly that the Chagos Archipelago was “uninhabited when the United Kingdom government first acquired it.” Nine years later, the Ministry of Defense went further, lying that “there is nothing in our files about inhabitants [of the Chagos] or about an evacuation.”

“To get us out of our homes,” Lizette told me, “they spread rumors we would be bombed, then they turned on our dogs. The American soldiers who had arrived to build the base backed several of their big vehicles against a brick shed, and hundreds of dogs were rounded up and imprisoned there, and they gassed them through a tube from the trucks’ exhaust. You could hear them crying. Then they burned them on a pyre, many still alive.”

Lizette and her family were finally forced on to a rusting freighter and made to lie on a cargo of bird fertilizer during a voyage, through stormy seas, to the slums of Port Louis, Mauritius. Within months, she had lost Jollice, aged eight, and Regis, aged ten months. “They died of sadness,” she said. “The eight-year-old had seen the horror of what had happened to the dogs. The doctor said he could not treat sadness.”

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Horrendous. More blood on our hands thanks to our gooferment.

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RANT: Daily News ‘steals’ the Empire State Building

http://www.nydailynews.com/money/2008/12/02/2008-12-02_it_took_90_minutes_for_daily_news_to_ste.html

It took 90 minutes for Daily News to ‘steal’ the Empire State Building

BY WILLIAM SHERMAN DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 10:46 PM

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In one of the biggest heists in American history, the Daily News “stole” the $2 billion Empire State Building.

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Ahh, gooferment! I bet there was a “fee” to be paid for this “service”.

What a joke!

Bet they could have registered the WTC transfer.

Why do we tolerate such nonsense?

And, I bet it can be done ANYWHERE!

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