Most taxpayers know that evading tax is a crime, but how many of us know that paying tax, council tax, fines, PAYE, can also be a war crime?
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The Stop Arming Terrorists Act would prohibit the federal government from directly or indirectly providing arms and other support to militant groups allied with terrorist organizations, as well as prohibit funneling money and weapons through other countries who are directly or indirectly supporting terrorist organizations like ISIS or al-Qaeda. I urge you to contact your Member of Congress and let them know your thoughts on this legislation.
The documents also reveal that only a “very very small“ number of airstrikes were tracked and that the UK knew little about the Saudis’ targeting practices or its investigations into war crimes.
This was during a period that Blair was complicit with the then American President Bill Clinton already bombing Iraq on a regular basis, resulting in the deaths of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians, many of were women and children.
Probably unknown by the majority of the public, by August 1999, American and British pilots had fired more than 1,100 missiles against 359 targets in Iraq, with bombings.
This US strike against an Islamic State fuel truck convoy on 18 November 2015 may have involved DU.
In spite of multiple international watchdog groups and health organizations pointing out the dangers of using DU, and in spite of the Pentagon claiming they wouldn’t use it, the United States just admitted to using it in Syria.
On 24 January 2015 a private jet touched down in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh. On board were a handful of Foreign Office officials, security personnel and the then prime minister, David Cameron, who was visiting the kingdom to pay his condolences following the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.
The decision to charter the jet – at a cost to the taxpayer of £101,792 – raised eyebrows among Whitehall mandarins. But when it comes to Saudi Arabia, normal UK rules don’t seem to apply.
As what is arguably the largest humanitarian disaster since World War II continues, at least there are some who benefit.
Below is perhaps the most enjoyable verbal exchange we’ve seen concerning the ongoing horror in Syria, which admittedly is not a very amusing subject to speak about.