25 MARCH

DAILY EXPRESS HEADLINE – “JEWS DENY PERSECUTION BY NAZIS”

[ 25 March 1933 ]

Hitler had been in power for less than two months when the British press was already attempting to downplay the crimes of the Nazi regime.

TONY BLAIR EMBRACES LIBYAN TYRANT COLONEL GADDAFI

On 25 March 2004, Tony Blair embraced Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi in a bedouin tent outside Tripoli, and declared he was hopeful for a “new relationship” between Britain and Libya.

A RAF REAPER DRONE KILLS 4 AFGHAN CIVILIANS

A Reaper MQ-9 drone prepares for take-off in Afghanistan.
RAF Images – CC BY 2.0 – via Flickr.

[ 25 March 2011 ]

On 25 March 2011, RAF Reaper Drone pilots, stationed at a U.S. Air Force base in Nevada, were authorised to strike two pick up trucks in the southern Afghan province of Helmand. Among the occupants of the lorries, situated over 7,000 miles away from the drone operators, were the intended targets of the assassination, an alleged Taliban commander and a man suspected of being an associate. They were both obliterated. However, British soldiers based locally, who were sent to make a battle damage assessment, reported that six civilians had also been travelling in the vehicles, four of whom had also been killed and two injured.1

FOOTNOTE

  1. Nick Hopkins, ‘Afghan civilians killed by RAF drone,’ The Guardian, 5 July 2011 accessed online at url https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2011/jul/05/afghanistan-raf-drone-civilian-deaths

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