The Liars’ Gazette
You may or may not agree with what Sean Matgamna and I have written about the likely forthcoming Israeli attack upon Iran (see post below). But if you disagree, then at least criticise us for what we’ve actually written, not what you imagine (or have been told) we’ve written.
I was astonished to read in the comments below my last piece, “Dave O” (ie: Dave Osler of Dave’s Part, and usually a sensible comrade) accusing Sean and I of advocating an Israeli nuclear attack on Iran. I had no idea where he got this impression from…until I saw this week’s Weekly Worker. Never mind the feeble-minded drivel like this, or ther libellous crap like this: it’s the front page that has clearly influenced even serious comrades like Dave. And it’s an out-and-out LIE that Sean Matgamna advocates or would attempt to excuse or justify a nuclear attack by Israel upon Iran.
I defy the CPGB (publishers of the Weekly Worker) to find a single sentence in Sean’s article that suggests he’s in favour of, or would in any way seek to justify, a nuclear attack on Iran. What Sean (and I) were talking about was a conventional bombing raid like Israel’s 2007 attack upon a nuclear weapons site in Syria. Dave had the good grace to admit that he’d been mistaken about that (see comment #76 beneath the previous article, below), and stated that his mistake was a result of taking the Weekly Worker as a reliable source. Hopefully, he and other comrades will learn from that error.
Meanwhile I offer two further comments: firstly, that it’s possible that the Weekly Worker / CPGB people are not simply deliberate, conscious liars, but (and I put this forward having met some of them), pathological liars and hysterics who actually believe their own lies. Secondly, it’s ironic that this ex-Stalinist sect once sincerely believed in the idea of the “workers’ (nuclear) bomb”, before being educated out of that and other Stalinist nonsense by …Sean Matgamna and the AWL.