Writing in The New Yorker magazine this month, the renowned investigative journalist Seymour Hersh reported US plans for an attack on
"This is a war against terrorism, and
"In my interviews, I was repeatedly told that the next strategic target was
Ian Traynor reported in the Guardian this week that Western concern over
"The International Atomic Energy Agency in
Remarkably, in an almost exact repeat of events in 2002 and 2003, the BBC is now reflexively boosting the
On yesterday's BBC1 lunchtime news, diplomatic correspondent James Robbins declared that US relations with
Robbins meant, of course, the +alleged+ nuclear threat from
On the BBC's 18:00 news, Robbins again spoke of
Is this balanced, objective reporting by the BBC?
Even as the staggering catastrophe that has befallen
How many more innocent people have to die before journalists wake up to their moral responsibility to protect human life, to treat Third World nations as something more than Western playthings, to challenge warmongering propaganda, and to develop their powers of independent, rational thought?
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