Cameron’s hypocrisy
Posted on November 15th, 2013

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey -Pravda.Ru

Camaron
Who shall we bomb next?

David Cameron has questioned Sri Lanka’s human rights record before the Commonwealth Summit begins on Friday, yet another example of the intrusive arrogance that goes hand-in-hand with NATO foreign policy, yet another example of sheer hypocrisy, insolence and chauvinism.

The pig-faced arrogance with which NATO committed war crimes in Libya, entering the country with boots on the ground in direct breach of UN Resolutions 1970 and 1973, the sheer callousness of its attacks on civilian targets without any regard for human lives or well-being, the strafing and cold-blooded murder of the Gaddafi grandchildren, roasted alive in their skins by a NATO coward-murderer in a military aircraft, sent a shiver down the spine of every single well-meaning, good human being on this planet.

The hypocrisy with which the United Kingdom entered the Libyan civil war was stunning, as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, presided over by William Hague, actively supported terrorists on its own list of proscribed groups, among these the LIFG, which despite claims by the FCO, was still on the lists when it was being supported as it committed atrocities against the Libyan civilian population.

The participation by the United Kingdom in the Libyan Civil War was in two words, a war crime. Those responsible for this human rights outrage are war criminals (*) because they were actively engaged in financing, aiding, supporting, sponsoring or committing actions which occasioned murder, grievous or actual bodily harm to non-combatants, or to combatants outside a formal declaration of war, and destruction of property, mutilation, acts of terrorism and rape.

David Cameron was a key player in this human rights outrage, whether or not it is true that he was the one who gave the instruction to “get Gaddafi” like some spoilt prep-school boy preparing to gang-up on an isolated pupil in an act of bullying, or like some escapade by the stuck-up prigs of the Bullingdon Club, readying themselves to get drunk and trash a restaurant, destroying the jobs and livelihoods of those working there.

So, in plain English, who the Hell is David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the country where 80,000 children do not have a home, the one who took part in NATO’s criminal campaign in Libya and who tried very hard to start the same sort of campaign in Syria, before Russia smashed him back down to size, to start opining on human rights issues, or any others for that matter?

Who the Hell is he, the Prime Minister of the country whose streets are unusable after six o’clock p.m. because they are filled with marauding drunkards bawling obscenities or drug addicts kicking old ladies in the face on the pavement to steal their meager pension money, who the Hell is Cameron, the Prime Minister of the country where the corporations report profits of billions while farmers struggle to survive and old folk have insufficient money to keep warm in Winter?

Who the Hell is David Cameron and what authority does the man (?) have, whose railway stations reek of excrement, whose trains are so splattered with graffiti that you can hardly see out of the windows, whose trains are decked knee-high in trash and God alone knows what else?

It is patently apparent that the world of David Cameron is a cosy little place in the Home Counties where “good chaps” get together and chortle over a bottle of port and sweeping policy-making decisions are taken by drawing lines on maps, settling the affairs of the world in a top-down, simplistic approach which runs along the lines of civilizing savages with the Bible and the bullet, what?

While NATO is based upon the same precepts, the rest of the world is not. Sri Lanka has its own institutions to deal with legal issues, as its President said in answer to his British upstart of a guest. David Cameron, for all these reasons, is not fit to represent the United Kingdom at the Commonwealth Summit, or indeed anywhere else.

Let us be honest. Read the indictment below and ask yourself whether you would wish to be represented by a key political player in this campaign.

(*) http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/06-11-2011/119534-indictment_nato-0/

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

Pravda.Ru

http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/14-11-2013/126140-cameron_hypocrisy-0/

12 Responses to “Cameron’s hypocrisy”

  1. helaya Says:

    Well said Mr. Bancroft. Thanks

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    Don’t forget the former US Secretary of State, that quintessential champion of human rights and putative contender for the US Presidency in 2016, Biillary Clinton!

    In cahoots with David Cameron, and other assorted lapdogs (Italy, Qatar), she seemed to orchestrate the murder of Moammar Gaddafi!

    She proclaimed from Benghazi that the United States policy was that “Gaddafi should be killed”. When Gaddafi was captured alive and duly killed the next day, she hopped over to Tripoli and made the Imperious Caesarean Pronouncement “I came, I spoke, and He died”.

    The MURDER of Gaddafi AFTER capture, CLEARLY violates both US and International Law … but where is the ACCOUNTABILITY … for those who orchestrated it? Hello, ICC, UN … is anyone there … under the desks?

    That is not all, while publicly asserting “no boots on the ground”, all of these countries pumped in special forces and mercenaries into the field of battle in Libya.

    In one Youtube video, a presumably Libyan soldier manning an Anti-Aircraft gun at the battle front, was interviewed. Despite his freshly painted face displaying a Libyan tan, his facial features projected the spitting image of an Englishman, and when he answered the interviewer with a perfect British accent … he gave the game away! Who can resist the temptation of instant video fame?

  3. Christie Says:

    Thanks 4 the info.

  4. thurai Says:

    He wants votes from Tamils in the UK. He went to Jaffna to see the Tamils. Why he could not go to
    the Tea Estates to see the Workers who brought by UK. Why he isn´t interested in the life of Tamils in
    the Hill country? The reason is Tamils who live in UK with influence in UK Politic and the money of LTTE.

  5. Ananda-USA Says:

    Cameron was using SL visit to win UK Tamil concerns-MR

    DailyMirror.lk
    November 16, 2013

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ‘suggested’ that visiting UK Prime Minister David Cameron was using the visit to win favour with the Tamil community in the UK, the UK’s The Guardian reported.

    Downing Street sources conceded that Cameron made little headway with Rajapaksa during an hour-long meeting on Friday evening.

    They described the exchange as robust and animated, with Rajapaksa acknowledging problems in his country but arguing that they needed time to be sorted out.

    During the encounter, Cameron quoted Winston Churchill, urging the president to show “in victory, magnanimity”, and compared the path of reconciliation to the Northern Ireland peace process.

    He brought up attacks on Christians and Muslims, the murder of British national Khuram Shaikh, the killing of journalists and seizure of land.

    Cameron also mentioned a Channel 4 documentary about atrocities allegedly committed by state forces in the last months of the war, containing images verified by the UN.

    However, the president batted away the allegations and suggested that Cameron was using the visit to win favour with the Tamil community in the UK.

    Earlier, a Sri Lankan media minister had warned the prime minister he could not treat the country like a colony.

    Following his visit to Jaffna on Friday evening, Cameron told television reporters he believed the visit had been worthwhile to highlight the plight of many people suffering in Jaffna.

    “The pictures of journalists, shot and killed, on the walls, and hearing stories of journalists who have disappeared long after the war has ended – that will stay with me,” he said.

    “And the image, in this camp, of talking to a young woman who came here when she was very young – a child in this camp – and wants nothing more than to go to her own home.”

    Cameron also argued that the Commonwealth had helped bring about elections in the provinces and suggested that he would raise concerns about the situation in Sri Lanka in international forums including the G20 and EU.

    This could include pushing for an international investigation into human rights abuses, amid few signs the government will agree to hold an inquiry of its own that would satisfy observers as credible.

    He added: “These issues aren’t settled in one day or one visit.”

  6. cassandra Says:

    This overbearing British PM seems to have forgotten all the good manners of a guest and what he is in Sri Lanka for. He should be mindful that he is here for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, not to pursue a crusade against the government of Sri Lanka for alleged human rights abuses. David Cameron has been no less arrogant and no less offensive that David Milliband who tried to save the Tigers at the eleventh hour.

    Of course those people he met will have had sad stories to tell. But did this smart man stop to ask how those missing persons went missing. Could they not have, if they had died, died while fighting for the Tigers? And Mr Cameron should remember that these are not the only people who lost sons and husbands in the war. What about the SL soldiers who lost their lives? Are their lives any less sacred than those of the Tamils who died in the conflict? What this man has done is to only listen to one side of the story, having been sucked in by the propaganda of his people.

    I suggest Mr Cameron also visits Iraq and Libya where Britain in alliance with the US killed countless civilians, and talk to the bereaved in those countries. Let him speak to the widows and men who have lost their loved ones, to the children who have been left orphaned. He is bound to hear even more harrowing stories than he heard on his visit to SL’s north. But, then, will he do that? Of course, not. The Brits can do no wrong and the US was there to save democracy and eliminate non-existent weapons of mass destruction. Such humbug. Such hypocrisy.

  7. Ananda-USA Says:

    Bravo, Cassandra! Well said!

    As you point out, it is ALL HYPOCRISY and NO SUBSTANCE!

  8. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    Dear Mr. Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey,

    Excellent articulation of David Camerons Hypocisy. His pay master is the Tamil LTTE Terrorist Diaspora.

    Just two of his hypocite acts in Sri Lanka:- He did not allow local media to cover his meeting with TNA. So where is Media Freedom ? The other is, he shrugs off a true Tamil’s – Muralidharans, feelings, when he David Cameron was told that he is being misled and misinformed about the Country’s situation. Murali said it like a GENTLEMAN, but this HYPOCRITE had to sing for his supper, so he SHRUGS.

    After all, Who the HELL is he. ?

  9. Ananda-USA Says:

    David Cameron may PANDER to his Tamil subjects by DEMONIZING and THREATENING Sri Lanka, but Australia RECOGNIZES a GOOD NEIGHBOR when it sees one and helps Sri Lanka curb sumggling of FAKE REFUGEES in Australia’s National Interest!

    Jayawewa!
    ………………………
    Australia to give Sri Lanka two patrol boats to curb human smuggling

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Nov 17, Colombo: Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed that Australia would give two patrol boats to Sri Lanka to curb human smuggling, an ABC report said.

    The Prime Minister who is in Sri Lanka to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting has told the media in Colombo that two Bay class patrol boats will be given to Sri Lanka to boost the efforts by the island’s Navy to prevent people smuggling in the Indian Ocean.

    The patrol boats that will be gifted to Sri Lanka under a memorandum of understanding are to be used for humanitarian purposes. Australia will also provide training to Sri Lanka Navy along with the boats.

    The Australian Customs is in the process of upgrading its fleet and no longer needs the Bay class vessels, according to the Prime Minister.

    The boats will be delivered to Sri Lanka Navy by mid-next year, the Prime Minister has said.

    Last year former Australian Foreign Minister Senator Bob Carr announced a four-point plan to boost Sri Lanka’s capabilities to fight against people smuggling on boats from the island nation to Australia across the seas.

    Under the plan, Australia will assist to strengthen the Sri Lankan navy’s on-water disruption capacity including through talks to identify materiel and equipment constraints and supply the island nation’s Navy with search and rescue equipment to help recovery of passengers from intercepted and unseaworthy vessels.

    “It is important that Sri Lanka has an enhanced search-and-rescue capacity, an enhanced interdiction capacity and that’s what these two Bay class patrol boats will offer the Sri Lankan navy,” the Prime Minister has told the reporters.

    The Australian PM and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on met on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Meeting on Saturday and the deal has reportedly been finalized during the meeting.

  10. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Shameless.glory seeking crude opportunist David Cameron is now clinging to Tigers’ coat-tails to win his next election

  11. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    David Cameron is a shameless.glory seeking hypocritical crude political opportunist to the core and the Olympic gold for political opportunism should go to David Cameron
    David Cameron never had principled sense of direction and the opportunism he displays is very very deplorable. Mixture of desire for power with petulance and a very limited sense of the strategic marks David Cameron as a third grade Prime Minister who now drives UK into a cesspit

  12. Chancy Says:

    Thanks, Timothy. Please attend the Human Rights Council in Geneva to support Sri Lanka. We need journalists like you to tell it as it is!

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