This is where it all started
Prior to the writing
of my protest letter at the 1991 Gulf War, I was not
a very political animal at all. I was just the usual
A look at the Chapters
on this site would be a good place to start.
|It was the terrible
consequences that I experienced just for writing
a protest letter
in my own home town, in my own country,
that forced me to look at things afresh.
Read my protest letter below.
Then consider the price that I have paid.
Here in Notting Hill it's MINORITY
Free Speech ? - Use it or lose it
This is a letter that I feel that I have to write.
How many people of this present generation, the generation
being sent to war, know the truth about the Palestinian question
The question started in 1948 not 67 or 72.
How many of them know that Menachem
Begin, the ex Premier of Israel, was, in his absence tried,
and condemned to death by British Courts, for the terrorist
murder of numerous British soldiers, by bomb and bullet ?
And, that his organization was funded by the USA ?
Was he, and the other known terrorists tried for war crimes
after the creation of Israel ?
What right do the Jewish people have, to settle on Arab soil,
after an absence of 2,000 years, push out the native population,
the Palestinians, and call it Israel ?
Would you allow the Italians to lay claim to our country,
because it used to be part of the Roman Empire ? That is the
time period that we are talking about. The Palestinians
know the answers to all of these questions, and many more.
The younger generation, who are being sent
to war, do not know what questions to ask, but are being sent
by an older generation, who do. It makes me sick.
In the Arab world, the USA is often called the great Satan,
the younger generation know that, but they don't know how
the USA got that name.
We have all heard of the powerfull "Jewish
Lobby" in the USA.
I find it significant, that Britain,
and the USA alone refused to discuss the 'whole region' in
order to avert war.
The Arabs are not stupid people, and will never accept Western
pressure regarding Israel.
If we do not start to discuss the correct topics, then the
Saddams of this world will revisit,
and revisit, and revisit, with God knows what sort of consequences.
Sean Bryson - January 1991
of course on September 11th 2001, another Saddam did revisit
My Protest letter was sent to all of the people below, I have
linked to the replies that I received.
||Union of Teachers
||Union of Students
Walden / John Wakefield
am Neil Kinnock / Labour HQ
|War Resistors International
||Socialist Workers Party
Union of Journalists
And we continue to wage two wars that very few if us wanted.
And we continue to kill and risk being killed. And we continue
to spend VAST amounts of money, for who and what ?? And we
continue to lose our way of life and hard earned Civil Liberties,
for what ?? And we have become complicit in 'Rendition &
Torture', a great affront to all that we have held dear and
fought against for generations, WHY ?
And we continue to be on 24 hour security alert in case someone
brings these wars home to us.
And sometimes they do !!
the hell should the British People be living like this !!
Why I support the Palestinian cause.
The so called state of Israel, is made up of land grabbing
squatters of various races of various nations from all around
the Globe. Being Jewish is just another religion, it's not
an ethnic group, or a Nation.
Anyone can join, and over the past two thousand years just
about anyone has.
Present day Israel ( Palestine ) is occupied, and controlled
finacially, politically and militarily, by people from Sweden,
Britain, America, Africa, The Arab World, Australia, Russia,
France, Spain, and many more.
How these people can justify their claim of some sort of 'Historical
Connection' to Palestine from 2000 years ago is beyond me.
The Native population of this land ( The Palestinians ) now
live in a small box called 'The Gaza Strip'
How would you feel ?
And what would you do ?
Before anyone thinks of screaming Anti Semite ! Remember that
the Palestinians are also Semites !