Oliver Kamm Tells A Lie
By David Peterson at Jan 25, 2010
On January 25, 2010, The Times Online's blogger and Times leader-writer Oliver Kamm told a lie.
Boy, was it a whopper.
That is to say, in his January 25 blog for The Times Online, "An apology to my readers," Oliver Kamm wrote the following:
"I of course haven't attempted to 'justify' the killings of civilians at
So, what makes Kamm's denial of his past record on the
Well, as Edward Herman and I point out in our "
There, we write (see the section we've titled "Kamm and Nukes"):
As a genocide denier and facilitator, it is hardly surprising that Kamm defends the nuclear bombing of
Our endnote #72 is also highly relevant here. -- As we used it to add:
 Oliver Kamm, "Terrible, but not a crime," The Guardian, August 6, 2007. Instead, see Abbas Edalat and Mehrnaz Shahabi, "Prospects of Armageddon," The Guardian, August 7, 2007. As these authors rightly objected, the "subtext" of Kamm's defense of the nuking of
Thus, in fact, Oliver Kamm has gone on the record in the past to justify the mass killings of civilians at
I don't believe this for one second. But it is the argument that Kamm offers in public.
Nevertheless. Kamm's real reason for justifying the mass killings of civilians at Hiroshima and Nagasaki comes down to something much closer to this: Because one of his favorite mass killers (in this case, the
Of course, readers can only speculate how many other lies Kamm told in his "An apology to my readers."
The next time, he owes his readers a sincere apology.
"An apology to my readers," Oliver Kamm, The Times Online, January 25, 2010
"The Oliver Kamm School of Falsification," Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, MRZine, January 22, 2010.
"Oliver Kamm Tells A Lie," David Peterson, ZNet, January 25, 2010