David Wright Miliband, present British Foreign Secretary, puts on the Jewish skull cap
David Miliband stabs British PM Gordon Brown in the back
One of Tony Blair’s right-hand men, David Wright Miliband, British born of Polish Jew paternal grandparents, was Head of Policy Unit of PM Tony Blair between 1997 and 2001. After his election to Parliament, he occupied junior ministerial posts and later appointed Environment Secretary under Blair. After Blair’s resignation, the new PM Gordon Brown promoted David Miliband to Foreign Secretary. However, Miliband always remained a staunch radical and fanatical Blairite, especially in his support of Apartheid Israel and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Gordon Brown carries Tony Blair’s burden
Gordon Brown was a most successful Chancellor of Exchequer who, in the aftermath of the ruins left by Margaret Thatcher, gave the British people a decade of prosperity. As Tony Blair became very unpopular for becoming the poodle of George Bush and for dragging the country in two wars where he ordered the killings of Afghans and Iraqis in their own countries, for his lies and sexed-up dossier on Iraq, Gordon Brown became the most likely candidate to succeed him. The International Criminal Court in the Hague was also petitioned to probe Tony Blair, Jack Straw and Geoff Hoon for war crimes.
Tony Blair popularity ‘improved’ after the 7/7 explosions on the London Underground and a London Bus in 2005 when he immediately put the blame on British Muslims who sympathised with Al-Qaida, an organisation which does not exist. As the official conspiracy theory is being debunked through more questions than answers and through the refusal of a public enquiry coupled with more bodies coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan, Tony Blair finally resigned in June 2007. He apologised for the times he had « fallen short » and said : « I did what I thought was right. I may have been wrong - that's your call. ». This is what Gordon Brown inherited.
Where did Gordon Brown go wrong?
Instead of stopping the unlawful wars and killings in Afghanistan and Iraq and bring home the British troops, Gordon Brown carried the same policy of Tony Blair. He also took the skull cap test and passed more draconian laws to curtail the freedom of the British people, such as the bill in favour of increasing detention without charge from 28 to 42 days, often used to manufacture evidence against the suspect. He continued to scare the British people to justify crimes overseas.
As an ex-Chancellor of Exchequer, he never told the public how much money is being spent to sustain the violent occupation of foreign countries, where the money is coming from and what are its effect on the British and world economies. He was most probably ordered not to do so by the same all-powerful lobby which advised Tony Blair to embark on those wars. Tony Blair effectively resigned for nothing. He might as well have stayed.
It is therefore not surprising that the price of one barrel of oil has doubled, that there is a shortage of liquidity, hence the credit crunch and a looming recession. The unpopularity of Gordon Brown and the Labour Party starts with Tony Blair and his fanatics who still form part of Gordon Brown’s Cabinet. It is more likely than not that Gordon Brown may have intimated to colleagues that he intends to put an end to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and bring the soldiers home. This would not have pleased Tony Blair, the European-Israelis and the European-Americans, and be a good enough reason to formant a rebellion against him.
David Miliband was previously urged to challenge Gordon Brown for the Labour Party leadership. In November 2007 Miliband was asked by PM Gordon Brown to water down his speech on Europe (part of which speech was released beforehand) because it was too much in favour of an EU Army. Although, while visiting the Holocaust museum in Jerusalem in November 2007, Miliband was forced to deny a rift with Gordon Brown, his dagger was already drawn waiting for the right time to thrust it in Gordon Brown’s back.
While Gordon Brown is on holiday in Southwold, Suffolk, David Miliband had published in the Guardian dated 29th July 2008, his article entitled : « Against all odds we can still win, on a platform for change ». In this article, Miliband says that :
1. « The odds are against us, no question. »
2. « I agree with Jack Straw that we don't need a summer of introspection. »
3. « We needed better planning for how to win the peace in Iraq, not just win the war. »
4. « I disagreed with Margaret Thatcher, but at least it was clear what she stood for. [..] She wanted change and was prepared to take unpopular decisions to achieve it. »
5. « He [David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party] is stuck, reconciling himself to New Labour Mark I at just the time when the times demand a radical new phase. »
6. « The modernisation of the Labour party means pursuing traditional goals in a modern way. »
Throughout the article, David Miliband does not mention the PM Gordon Brown by name even once. He was speaking as if he were the PM and setting out the vision for his party by using David Cameron’s Conservative Opposition as reference when, in fact, he was thrusting his dagger deeper in Gordon Brown’s back and twisting it.
Bob Marshall-Andrews, labour MP, accused Miliband of « pretty contemptible politics » and of « duplicity », and advised Gordon Brown to sack him. Geraldine Smith, a backbencher, described Mr Miliband as a "nonentity" who should be sacked. By calling for a « radical new phase » in government policy, Miliband marked a direct challenge to the Prime Minister. He even ruled out a leadership bid against Gordon Brown.
From Israel as the British Middle East envoy, the indelibly blood-stained hands of Tony Blair joined David Miliband’s dagger thrust by joining in the criticism of Gordon Brown’s leadership through the publication on 3rd August 2008 of a memo written by Blair to colleagues last year and conveniently leaked to Mail on Sunday. In this memo, Blair accused Gordon Brown of « a lamentable confusion of tactics and strategy ». Although it appears that everything may have been orchestrated from Israel, Gordon Brown is certainly getting what he deserves after he paid lip service to the real reasons why Tony Blair had to resign as he continued to take orders from the same lobby which was advising Blair. If, in the days to come, after he returns from holiday, Gordon Brown does not sack David Miliband and stop the wars in Iraq and Afganistan, wars which are ruining this country, Gordon Brown himself must reconsider his position without others having to force him to do so.
M Rafic Soormally
03 August 2008