The BBC once again sides with Corbyn and Iran as it attacks Saudi Arabia, once again.
The Today show had on Emily Thornberry today to give us her extensive thoughts on the tricky problem of Saudia Arabia…the BBC thinks we should stop selling weapons to Saudia Arabia because of the war in Yemen and has been campaigning for some time on this issue. Thornberry also thinks that. Corbyn also thinks that and is outraged at the human rights abuses that go on in Saudi Arabia.
Curiously the BBC never once asked Thornberry about Corbyn’s links to Iran which is arming and supporting the invasion of Yemen, without Iran the war might well be over. Iran’s record on human rights, women’s included, is abysmal and yet no concern to Corbyn or the BBC despite of the infamous case of the BBC employee being held hostage there…along with many other BBC employees who seem totally forgotten by the BBC.
Remarkable that the BBC can report Corbyn’s ‘outrage’ on PMQs and yet fail to mention this bit of context from The Independent….
To be on the left and pro-Iran now is simply a test of anti-imperialist faith. What price is too high for the death of America?
Or from The Times:
When the next election comes, when my pen is hovering in the ballot box, I know now that I will be thinking about where Jeremy Corbyn was on February 9, 2014. He was in north London celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Islamic revolution in Iran.
Celebrating the moment in 1979 when Iranian women were forced out of government jobs, robbed of legal rights, compelled to ask their husbands’ permission to travel abroad. Women marching on the streets of Tehran were derided, beaten and stabbed as they begged men not to take their freedom — men like Jeremy Corbyn who were delightedly crowing that the Shah and western imperialism were overthrown.
How can the BBC possibly miss that vital bit of context that puts Corbyn’s ‘outrage’ into perspective….and the fact that Iran is in a war with Saudi Arabia…so Corbyn shilling for his ‘friend’, Iran, and doing so in the heart of British democracy, should merit some mention…no?
The BBC talks of the human rights abuses in Saudia Arabia, especially women’s, and yet can manage to avoid mentioning Islam completely.
Incredible how once again the BBC provides its audience with a mangled version of events that suits its own political outlook on the world.