Sri Lankan Executions

Britain’s Channel4 News has broadcast video obtained from Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka. The shocking footage shows what appears to be Sri Lankan government forces summarily executing bound, blindfolded and naked Tamil prisoners near Kilinochchi. There are many more bodies lying around, all of whom look to have been shot in the head. JDSL say that the video was taken in January, in the ‘conflict zone’ from which the international media was excluded by the Sri Lankan government. The murders were carried out well out of sight of what one apologist derided as ‘queasy neo-pacifism and defeatism’ of ‘surrender monkeys .. human rights lawyers, NGOs and the media’.

The Sri Lankan government, which has imprisoned 300,000 Tamils behind razor wire in squalid concentration camps since the ‘end’ of the conflict, has issued a rote denial.

Gog Magog

If there was remaining doubt that George W Bush was ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’, former French President Jacques Chirac says Bush told him why Iraq must be invaded.

Gog and Magog are at work in the Middle East. The biblical prophecies are being fulfilled. This confrontation is willed by God, who wants to use this conflict to erase his people’s enemies before a New Age begins.

This news accompanies revelations about the activities of the private ‘security company’ Blackwater/Xe in Iraq, and allegations that the head of Blackwater/Xe views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe,” and that his companies “encouraged and rewarded the destruction of Iraqi life.”

The Globalised Network Of Misery

The ‘private security guard’ (or ‘mercenary’) arrested for killing two colleagues in Iraq is an appendage of the global immigration prison and enforcement network. Danny Fitzsimons is employed by ArmorGroup, which is a subsidiary of the multi-billion pound G4S ‘Securicor’ transnational.

In Who Protects the Guards? The Facts behind G4S in Southern Africa (7.9MB pdf), it was reported that G4S supervisors refer to guards at the Johannesburg airport as ‘kaffirs’ and ‘monkeys’, that white guards were provided with keys to the company toilet while black guards are forced to use the toilet in a nearby mall, and that G4S maintains ‘policies that keep guards in poverty’. G4S are also accused of violating workers’ rights in Indonesia, Panama and elsewhere.

G4S runs a network of immigration prisons in Britain, including Dungavel, Oakington, Tinsley House and Brook House, where adults and children who have committed no crime can be detained indefinitely without charge. Conditions endured by inmates in Britain’s immigration prisons have been consistently and repeatedly criticised by human rights advocates and prison inspectors. The 2008 report Outsourcing Abuse (2MB pdf), alleges G4S employees assaulted and racially abused detainees.

G4S is an arm of the global private paramilitary industrial complex, which includes corporations like Blackwater (now renamed Xe). In recent sworn testimony, former employees claim that Xe/Blackwater boss

Erik Prince, may have murdered or facilitated the murder of individuals who were cooperating with [US] federal authorities investigating the company. The former employee also alleges that Prince “views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe,” and that Prince’s companies “encouraged and rewarded the destruction of Iraqi life.”

In their testimony, both men also allege that Blackwater was smuggling weapons into Iraq. One of the men alleges that Prince turned a profit by transporting “illegal” or “unlawful” weapons into the country on Prince’s private planes.

The testimony further alleges the ‘random’ killing of Iraqi civilians and buck a suck child prostitution in the company’s ‘man camp’ in Baghdad’s Green Zone.

Brutality, degradation and oppression follow the outsourcing of imperialism at every step, as private armies provide the muscle to defend Capital, all the while profiting from human suffering. Current circumstances are a modern refinement of the phenomenon described by Lenin.

The enormous dimensions of finance capital concentrated in a few hands and creating an extraordinarily dense and widespread network of relationships and connections which subordinates not only the small and medium, but also the very small capitalists and small masters, on the one hand, and the increasingly intense struggle waged against other national state groups of financiers for the division of the world and domination over other countries, on the other hand, cause the propertied classes to go over entirely to the side of imperialism.

Danny Fitzsimons, the G4S prison guard, the chubby Xe ‘contractor’ in designer urban camo and aviators, and the apologists for imperialism at freakshops like Harry’s Place are part of the same ugly continuum.

The Efficacy Of Topical Application Of Eggs To The Facial Epidermis

The various arse-sniffers from Leftist Trainspotters and similar forums (someone does check our referrer stats occasionally) have provided much — presumably unintended — amusement, showing just how far down the garden path of wrong, totally wrong and completely wrong, paranoia and the conspiratorial mindset of an enclosed, sectarian environment will lead the unwary and the gullible. Canada? WTF? No. Although why Canadians deserve such sneering condescension is another question. A deleted Wikipedia article which bears all the hallmarks of a windup? Wikipedia? Wikipedia? We cannot decide whether that is funny, sad, or a newly discovered work by René Magritte. The Labour Party? Insofar as campaigns for ‘new workers’ parties’ are, for the moment, doomed to failure, and talk of imminent revolutionary upsurges is, sadly, delusional — yes. The arse-sniffers are a perfectly constituted microcosm of the aquarium of irrelevance in which those who claim for themselves the mantle of revolutionary socialism swim, and will continue to swim for the forseeable future. There are some who say the egg is good for your complexion, but that is nothing but pseudoscientific tripe.