This Time The Target Is North Korea by Felicity Arbuthnot + Bruce Gagnon: This Whole Pivot is Aimed at Russia and China

Diplomacy Not War

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by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
August 24, 2017

North Korea an Aggressor? A Reality Check

“ … war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children.” (Howard Zinn, 1922-2010)

“All war represents a failure of diplomacy.” (Tony Benn, MP, 1925-2014)

“No country too poor, too small, too far away, not to be threat, a threat to the American way of life.” (William Blum, Rogue State)

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The Ongoing Nakba by Felicity Arbuthnot

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by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
July 30, 2017

The Washington Post reports that:

“All 100 U.S. Senators signed a letter Thursday asking U.N. Secretary General António Guterres to address what the lawmakers call entrenched bias against Israel at the world body.”

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The Tragedy of the “Ships of the Desert” by Felicity Arbuthnot + Gulf Crisis: Camels Become Casualties of Qatar Blockade

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by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
July 21, 2017

The last straw will break the camel’s back. (Various attributions)

After his visit to the Kingdom in May, Donald Trump decided to back the Saudi-led blockade of tiny Qatar (2015 population 2.235 million, but just 313,000 citizens) imposed less than a month later.

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How Casual The Slaughter, by Felicity Arbuthnot

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by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
July 16, 2017

On Monday 10th July, a ruling was handed down by London’s High Court, which should, in a sane world, exclude the UK government ever again judging other nations leaders human rights records or passing judgement on their possession or use of weapons.

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Will Tony Blair Finally Stand Trial for His Part in the “Supreme International Crime”? by Felicity Arbuthnot

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by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
July 8, 2017

I think most people who have dealt with me, think I’m a pretty straight sort of guy, and I am.
— Tony Blair, BBC “On the Record”, 16th November 1997

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London Bridge Attack – Hypocrisy, Double Standards and Double Dealing by Felicity Arbuthnot

Vigil After London Bridge Attack

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by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
June 6, 2017

“Nothing justifies killing of innocent people.” — Tony Blair, CNN, 15th January 2015

Perhaps the attack which killed seven and injured forty-eight — twenty-one critically — on a balmy Saturday evening on London Bridge and nearby Borough Market, a popular area of cafes, bars and restaurants, could be described in one word: “blowback.”

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Mosul’s “Liberation”: Another Fallujah, Dresden or Hiroshima? by Felicity Arbuthnot

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by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
June 1, 2017

“In the United States today, the Declaration of Independence hangs on schoolroom walls, but foreign policy follows Machiavelli.” — Howard Zinn, 1922-2010

When the US, UK and their fellow destroyers of nations embarked, in October last year, on erasing Iraq’s ancient Mosul in order to save it, did they reflect on the enormity of the cost to humanity and history of their actions now and that of their genocidal, illegal invasion and fourteen year occupation – and counting? (Not forgetting the bombing of the country 1991-2003.) There was a quasi pull out in 2009, but a reported 16,000 mercenaries remained in the US Embassy compound.

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Trump’s Tomahawks, Double Standards – Using Chemical and Radioactive Weapons for Profit? by Felicity Arbuthnot

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by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
May 16, 2017

“Two centuries ago, a former European colony decided to catch up with Europe. It succeeded so well that the United States of America became a monster, in which the taints, the sickness and the inhumanity of Europe have grown to appalling dimensions.” — Frantz Fanon, 1961 (1925-1961)

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Donald Trump and Theresa May: Partners in Planning Armageddon? by Felicity Arbuthnot + Wilkerson: Trump “Needs a Good War” and Pence is Waiting in the Wings to Lead It

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by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
May 13, 2017

For the love of God, for the love of your children and of the civilization to which you belong, cease this madness. You are mortal men. You are capable of error. You have no right to hold in your hands – there is no one wise enough and strong enough to hold in his hands – destructive power sufficient to put an end to civilized life on a great portion of our planet.

— George F. Kennan, Boston Globe, March 18, 2005

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“Making America Great Again” by Reducing the World to Ashes? by Felicity Arbuthnot + Larry Wilkerson: U.S. Should Stop the Threats

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by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
April 19, 2017

In the event of a nuclear war, there will be no chances, there will be no survivors – all will be obliterated… nuclear devastation is not science fiction – it is a matter of fact. The world now stands on the brink of the final abyss. Let us all resolve to take all possible practical steps to ensure that we do not, through our own folly, go over the edge.

— Former First Sea Lord, Louis Mountbatten (1900-1979) Strasbourg, 11 May 1979

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Tony Blair, Infanticide Endorser is Rewarded by Save The Children by Felicity Arbuthnot

Updated: Nov. 27, 2014

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
November 23, 2014

Blair wears the American flag - Tony Blair protest, Chilcot Iraq Inquiry 21 January 2011

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“At Save The Children we want to delight and surpass your expectations.” (Save The Children website, complaints page)

When the Orwellianly name “Middle East Peace Envoy” Tony Blair was named “Philanthropist of the Year” by GQ Magazine in September for “his tireless charitable work” (tell that to the dismembered, dispossessed, traumatized of Iraq, Afghanistan) there was widespread disbelief. Mind stretching though, it was hardly a heavyweight accolade, coming from a publication with, seemingly, a strange fetish for David Beckham’s knickers and little grounding in reality. Continue reading

General Mark Kimmitt’s Easter Day Mistruths and “The Sound of Freedom” by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
April 13, 2014

“We gather tonight knowing that this generation of heroes has made the United States safer and more respected round the world.” (President Barack Obama, State of the Union address, 24th January 2012)

As Easter was celebrated in the US and UK with, for believers, the message of hope, Fallujah, the region and much of the country is again under siege, not this time by US mass murderers, but by the US proxy government’s militias armed with US delivered weapons. Continue reading

Tony Blair, George W. Bush and David Cameron: Hijacking God? by Felicity Arbuthnot

Christians cannot love their enemies and kill them, too

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by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
April 13, 2014

There must be something in the water at No 10 Downing Street, currently inhabited by Prime Minister David Cameron.

When Tony Blair was in residence, according to the diaries of his former communications director, Alastair Campbell, before the illegal invasion of Iraq, for which Blair’s Downing Street offices produced fantasy, fictional, false justifications, the then Prime Minister was guided by his faith and regularly spoke to “his Maker.” Blair may have “spoken” – but, as ever, he clearly didn’t listen. Continue reading

If Stones Could Weep by Felicity Arbuthnot + Sy Hersh Reveals Potential Turkish Role in Syria Chemical Strike That Almost Sparked U.S. Bombing

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
April 9, 2014

Not only is Middle East “Peace Envoy”, Catholic convert and Butcher of Baghdad, Tony Blair gunning for another overthrow and mass destruction in Syria, he has recruited the son of an Archbishop to help him.

Not any old Archbishop either, Blair’s latest recruit is son of Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England, who heads both the Church of England and the eighty million member Anglican Communion worldwide. Continue reading

Ukraine and Crimea–An Illegal Putsch and a Democratic Referendum by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
April 4, 2014

At 6.05 a.m., (GMT) on Tuesday 1st April, a correspondent on the BBC’s flagship morning news programme “Today” stated that Russia had “seized Crimea”, faithfully following the rampant propaganda being hysterically stirred from Washington and Whitehall and by newspapers ranging from the Los Angeles Times to pick-your-favourite-news-outlet land.

Again, for anyone just returning from another planet, Crimea with a turn out of 83.1%, voted, in a referendum, by nearly ninety seven percent, to rejoin Russia. Not only was not a shot fired (apart from a couple in the air and one by a sniper suspiciously mirroring actions by the far right in Kiev) but incredibly, Russia is now contemplating returning some of the arms from the bases it has taken over, to Kiev. Continue reading