The Road From Paris to Damascus–and Back Again

Finnish Perspective

Here is a republish of a post on Counter Punch. In the wake of the Paris attacks the the response to the same, especially by the “Media”, I feel this needs to be restated and often. By AFSHIN RATTANSI.

Paris.

The so-called West doesn’t like freedom of expression. When I began working at Al Jazeera, then investigating Al Qaeda, the Qatari company was violently targeted. When I was at the BBC, we had a source who was trying to tell the world that Tony Blair’s government was deceiving the public about evidence for an invasion of Iraq. The scientist David Kelly was allegedly driven to suicide. Afterwards, millions were made refugees, wounded or killed, in and around Iraq. Journalists who tried to be free to express themselves were driven out. The head of the BBC was removed.

When The Guardian tried to reveal the Edward Snowden revelations…

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