London's former mayor blames America first for Boston bombings
Joining the UN's "special rapporteur on human rights" in the Arab occupied Israeli territories Richard Falk's off key chorus of blaming America first for the Boston Marathon bombings, is former London mayor, Ken Livingstone. (Labour Party)
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) has the television clip of Livingstone on Iran's government Press TV spewing
Voice of Muhammad, a caller from the UK: How [come the Boston bombers] enjoyed all these pleasures there, and yet, they ended up blowing themselves up [sic] like that?
Ken Livingstone: Well, I think there is a problem... Very often people get incredibly angry about injustices that they see. They would have been reading about the torture at Guantanamo Bay, at Baghram airbase. They would have read stuff about how, I think it is 54 different countries secretly collaborated with America for this rendition - people being snatched off streets taken to be tortured, because the Bush regime believed that they were all potential terrorists. There was such ignorance in the Bush White House about Islam and about the history of so many disputes that exist in the Middle East. People get angry - they lash out.
It's the whole squalid intervention that has disfigured the record of the Western democracies. I think this fuels the anger of the young men, who - as we saw in Boston - went out, and, out of anger and demand for revenge, claimed lives in the West.
Former Mayor Livingstone, you are absolutely correct--there are "people being snatched off streets taken to be tortured", there are all methods of "squalid interventions"--and worse--in Syria, Egypt and other Muslim countries which "fuels the anger of the young men, who...went out, and out of anger and demand for revenge" have slaughtered over 70,000 civilians in Syria plus untold numbers in Egypt and Iran over the past years. Get over your "ignorance...about Islam and about the history of so many disputes that exist in the Middle East. People get angry--they lash out" brutally in the Middle East as they have done for the past several thousand years--long before the birth of America--which is continuing presently.
As usual, Mayor Red Ken, it is your squalid misinterpretations of America's greatness that has disfigured your record in the British democracy.