BBC Documentary – “A Dangerous Dynasty: House of Assad”

David Carlson

I rarely watch anything on the BBC now and this first part in a three part character assassination of Bashar Assad is a testament as to why watching anything the BBC produces is as near perverse as some of their DJ’s. “Nick Greene”, the Grun states ” forensic excision of the tumour at the heart of Syria,” is about as sick as gaggle of Bishops at a Jimmy Saville party.

The sickly female voice over 20 years ago would only be found on a childrens program explainingg basics of a subject to ten year olds but now, it seems, is standard fare for adults happy to accept such condescension.

To start with the ommision of how Hafez Assad rescued Syria from American and French colonial interference that by policy was designed to keep Syria a fractured state of warring tribes is as I expected a deafening silence. That he came from a peasant family with nothing to be President that united his nation in a secular peace and a growing prosperity for all is cast as his crime because he stomped on the Mossad/CIA sponsored rebels hiding under the guise of the Muslim Brotherhood. Indeed the situation today with the myriad factions we can collectively call ISIS/Al Qaida funded and assisted by Israel, the US and allies is a clear case of history repeating itself.

To hammer home the idea to aunties gullible children that Hafez was some kind of monster, a stitched together film of female soldiers biting the heads off snakes and unrelated footage of males stabbing puppies is presented. This is in fact an old propaganda film put together by Saddam Hussein when he was still dancing to an American flute and given to Donald Rumsfeld when they were still buddies.

The snake biting is authentic and a common theme around the world. Indeed US Secretary of Defence James Mattis in January this year was following in the footsteps of Hafez in congratulating Indonesian soldiers in their snake decapitation and blood drinking abilities.

Next there is a bit about Assads older brother being groomed to take over before he died in a car accident. Not before he is savaged for owning a Porsche and a BMW. It seems to be a respectable heir in waiting one must have an extensive collection of Italian HyperCars.

Bashar is shown by their own script to be an unassuming character of deep humanity who had planned to devote his life to help giving sight to the blind. This is something I would argue he continues to do in his interviews in recent years. Anybody listening to him interviewed, if they can get past his unfortunate discomfort of limelight, can only be struck with his reasonableness, his integrity and his humanity. Yet with strained contrivance and meaningless anecdotes from western stooges he is portrayed as a sinister character full of deceit.

Why? Because he talked and negotiated with western leaders but remained unbending over the defence of his nation, it’s secular inclusive ideals and of Arab people’s in general. But mostly for refusing to be a party to the new crusade of the post 9/11 landscape. Without any evidence he was charged with deporting militant prisoners to fight Americans in Iraq. But worst of all his crimes the despicable, heinous crime of foreseeing that the invasion of Iraq would mean Syria would see an influx of refugees and preparing in advance for that reality by putting the infrastructure in place to take care of them. Yes, the sinister dictator set up refugee camps. Such evil!

Mrs Assad does not escape the assault. Far from it, Asma is portrayed as nothing better than a social climber who connived her way to a wedding ceremony. Despite it being obvious that they are two peas in a pod, as made for each other a couple as you are likely to see, thrust into their position by fate not design. No laudits that they share the same desire to be as close to the ordinary citizens as is possible and portrayed as manipulative because they can drive the streets of Damascus as ordinary citizens without fear and do so on a daily basis.

Watching this should do the exact opposite that was intended. It should demonstrate that this couple are good people in a bad world. That they gave up their own lives and all the wealth and privileges that would have come with capitulation to western hegemony and opted to stand firm in defence of Syrian independence and the secular ideals of respect and harmony the Syrian state embodies.

By David Carlson aka Candide Schmyles a nobody living in the North of Scotland.
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Jason Koley
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Jason Koley

The comments on here are absolutely bonkers.

charles
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charles

jimmy saville worked at the bbc for more than 40 years after his death someone asked the head bbc spook the guy that went to the new york times how jimmy got away with it,his reply
we never knew.
40 years of rape and fiddling spending christmas with margaret thatcher etc etc.
nobody knew nuttin.

maybe just maybe saville was normalcy for certain groups.
does the bbc ever run counter to chatham house country takedown or is it just the soft power consent arm of mi5.
a nice cosy truman show bubble for the goyim
calming and extracting the energy of slaves

John2o2o
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John2o2o

“about as sick as gaggle of Bishops at a Jimmy Saville party.”

I know that’s meant to be clever, but ironically there are some people who believe that Mr Savile was unjustly smeared by the MSM in a similar way that the Assad family have been unjustly smeared.

Several people have been working hard on what they see as the fight for justice for Jimmy Savile. They’re quite brave as the MSM have whipped people up in to such a rage about such matters.

WeatherEye
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Compare with the fawning interview given to Egypt’s military tyrant Al Sisi, who is perhaps worse than even Mubarak. I remember Reuters quoting an IMF guy during his multi-billion-dollar foreign investment conference a few years ago saying “yes the repression is bad but it is stabilizing for foreign investment”.

Jane
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Jane

I have just watched part one. Talk about scratching an itch. The narrator sounds like the BT answering service. No context is given for anything, no mention of the various wars with Israel, no mention of the succession of coups d’état before Hafez came to power so that the people in general were glad of some stability at last. Even after Hafez did take over there was a lot of random terrorism which he finally managed to bring under control. The Hama massacre was provoked by the Muslim Brotherhood killing all the solders in the garrison at Hama. Hama would… Read more »

dick100
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The “Hama massacre” was organised by certain foreign powers using the Moslem Brotherhood who are just as nasty as ISIL and caused trouble and terrorism for years, and it was intended to lead to a regime change operation. Hafez was completely justified in the measures he took.

Maggie
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Maggie

@ Dick100, As you say, the exact same ”Foreign Powers” were involved up to their ears in the Hama massacre then and now… IMO it was them who paid for the coup in the first place. They had Rifaat Asaad on their payroll both monetarily and with the promise that he would become ‘their’ President once he had disposed of the non existent ‘Muslim Brotherhood’ allegedly hiding amongst the people…and stirred up a massive peaceful demonstration which was dispersed using the CIA/Mossad mercenaries dressed as Syrian soldiers to kill innocent civilians for the benefit of the International MSM..(Remember the King… Read more »

Haltonbrat
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Haltonbrat

This was pure propaganda to hide the fact that Brown/Cameron planned the war in Syria to bring down Assad and trash the country on the orders of Israel. This os made clear here by former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas:

DunGroanin
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DunGroanin

MSM wormworderry headline link to the story says Labour MPs forced to withdraw abortion amendment – Bastard Corbyn! Urm not this time..
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/oct/24/commons-withdraws-amendment-to-legalise-abortion-in-northern-ireland

Meanwhile Craig Murray has posted on Kashoggi – including a link to a BBC world news story on disappearing Saudi princes from their European homes, not a blip of protest from the governments concerned or the media!

Simon Hodges
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As an organization whose outlook is purely globalist, who blindly accepts and refuses to critique the now universalized economic conclusions of neoliberalism and the geopolitical ‘liberation’ program of ‘progressive’ neoconservatives and ‘progressive’ liberal imperialists, then perhaps the state based broadcaster would be better funded by the corporations and vested interests of the transnational neo-globalist deep state that it represents rather than rely on the outdated nationalistic financial support of the British people which it clearly despises.

antirepublocrat
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antirepublocrat

Precisely why I stopped contributing to National Public Radio in the US. They get plenty of funding from Big Oil and the MIC and persist in giving a platform to totally discredited morons like Paul Wolfowitz.

Thomas Prentice
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Thomas Prentice

The REAL dangerous dynasty is the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, of late “Windsor,” and its many Prime Ministers who exercised the colonial, empire war and other powers previously directly exercised by the royals. WOnder when the bbc might do a doc on THEM? lol

Philpot
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Philpot

My Mrs watched some of this rubbish and fell for it enough to reproach me for supporting such a ‘butcher’. I loathe the BBC – I won’t watch it any more unless it’s countryfile or an antiques programme, which they are now planning to axe as nice old white people in pockets of Britain’s glorious, civilised past watch it and must be denied such pleasures. They’ll be getting scripted pap like HIGNFY or sunni-wahabist breakdancing from South London from BBCiii.

DWS
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DWS

Ditch the TV, and don’t ever pay for a license again. I did that 15 years ago and never regretted it. The Bullshit and Brainwashing Corporation will never again receive any money from me.

Frankly Speaking
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Frankly Speaking

Time to change wife? ;-/

JudyJ
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JudyJ

Thanks, David, for your review with which I wholeheartedly agree. I sat through most of the three ‘episodes’ (and that is the right word to use as it comes across as a fictional Hollywood-style production mini-series from, as you say, the voice-over to the music score, atmospheric to convey evil and malice aforethought). I came away with the distinct impression that the aim of the programme – apart from to lie and factually mislead – was to manipulate a bridge between the secular, respected and humanitarian President and his wife that many of us see and the murdering, genocidal, evil… Read more »

JudyJ
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JudyJ

Thanks for the edit, Admin.

candideschmyles
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Thank you Judy. I have still to endure the 3rd part and I thank you sincerely for getting me out of any temptation to go penning two follow ups that are wholly unnecessary to get the picture. The “boy” to which you refer I believe to be Hamza A’Hadib who the rebel/jihadi propagandists said was to have died soon after after being delivered to hospital by his interrogators. The truth is he had been dead several days by then, hence his body was bloated and beginning to decay. The coroner reported that despite appearances his body showed no signs of… Read more »

harry stotle
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harry stotle

“There was the case of the young boy who had purportedly been beaten to death by the Syrian authorities for writing anti-regime graffiti.” – I assume you are referring to 13yr old Hamza Ali Al-Khateeb (killed sometime during April or May 2011). Western accounts regarding the manner of this child’s death have been contested. http://uprootedpalestinians.blogspot.com/2011/06/breaking-news-true-story-of-hamza-al.html What we do know is that Hillary waded in with veiled threats soon after the allegations so depending on your point of view it might be argued that neocons (such as Clinton) were trying to exploit the death of Hamza Ali Al-Khateeb (in order to… Read more »

Susan Wallace
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Susan Wallace

May God bless Israel and continue to save her from her enemies.

“And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth” (Zechariah 14:12).

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee” (Psalm122:6).

Solemn warnings indeed.

mark
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mark

I am the most wonderful person on the planet and anyone who says different is obviously an enemy of God who will destroy them, so everyone has to fawn all over me and give me all their money, especially the Americans.

John
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John

Anyone promoting Judaism is clearly not a Christian! Shall I send you the link of lovable Jew kids saying they killer Jesus, they’re proud that they killer Jesus and that Jesus was the son of a shit? Should I? And yet you want to “protect” Jews temporarily so that god and his kid can come back and kill them all! I see you had several IDF trolls or yourself and a few Jews thumb up your comment too

mark
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mark

According to our charming Hebrew friends of the Sarah Silverman variety, Jesus was the bastard son of a Roman soldier and a Jewish prostitute, who is now burning in a pit of excrement in Hell for all eternity. Nice people, those Hebrew folk.

Maggie
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Maggie

Jesus was the son of Zachariah… Mary was given to the temple as a Vestal Virgin when she was 3. When she started her period age 12 she had to leave for fear of defiling the temple and lived with Elizabeth and Zachariah till a husband was arranged for her. Zachariah inseminated her and then married her off to an old man Joseph when she was in her 12th year, and she gave birth to Jesus just after her 13th birthday.. Zachariah was the Rightful Hasmonean King of Judaea but the Romans would not allow him to take this title,… Read more »

DunGroanin
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DunGroanin

Jeruslem is not Israel. You misrepresent the quote. Wormtonguery or clever?

Lefty Socialist Marxist Sponger
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Lefty Socialist Marxist Sponger

As soon as I saw the title of part one I knew this was going to be a massive smear against a person who has so far resisted the perversion of the Deep State – so, to save you having to read yet another thesis, I will just say that I didn’t even bother watching any of this crap because I could have predicted all the comments I have read here – and it is reassuring to me that there still remain so many people who know the truth of all this.

JudyJ
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JudyJ

Like you. LSMS, I knew exactly what to expect before watching it and, as always with such programmes, was tempted to find something more worthwhile to do! But I usually succumb simply so that as soon as an acquaintance starts talking about the BBC programme they saw proving that Assad is a tyrant I can at least challenge their inferences from my own first-hand observation, having seen the programme as well.

candideschmyles
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I think “Israel” only real threat lays in her own breast.

Eurasia News Online
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BBC can sell it (with some success) ONLY in the “five eyes” and nowhere else. The rest of the world knows exactly what the BBC is all about. The rest of the world also knows where BBC comes from – the country that committed more genocides and murders than Hitler would be able to do seven lives. And those who fund BBC (yes dear taxpayers of Kingdom of Genocides) should know that revenge will come sooner or later. Till it happens – enjoy your brainwashing

BigB
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BigB

All I can say is that I managed about ten minutes of this …this “what” being something so awful as to defy language. Goebbels would have blushed. Bernays would have thought twice. Not “Auntie”. With psychopathic relatives like that, who needs enemies? Especially crude counterfeited enemies.

candideschmyles
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I have watched part two. It doesn’t get any better. The only reason I am watching it is I have been researching Bashar recently trying to get some handle on why he is so demonised even by most of alt media. To be frank I have not found anything bad on him at all that comes with supporting evidence. To me he seems like the real thing, a genuine leader of a country that serves the best interests of the people. So it is a mystery to me why the bad labels persist even amongst those otherwise critical of the… Read more »

Jen
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Jen

In the early 2000’s, Dr Assad’s government did carry out neoliberal economic reforms, as recommended by the World Bank and the IMF, that among other things helped destroy much of Syria’s agriculture and led to grudges and grievances among rural Sunni Muslim communities in the eastern and northeastern parts of the country. In those days, the Syrian government relied on Abdullah Dardari, who held senior positions in the government for economics affairs and planning, to shape and direct the country’s economic policy. Since the war began in 2011, Dardari has resurfaced in various UN-related positions. We must ask what his… Read more »

John
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John

Excellent point about dardari. A rat if I ever saw one

vexarb
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vexarb

Candidly, I believe one reason is at least as old as Athenian Democracy: I am voting to bring Aristides down because I am sick and tired of hearing people talking about Aristides the Just.

DunGroanin
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DunGroanin

Any mention of the other Assad, living in leafy Surrey or Kent or wherever? Hmm? Anyone continuing to watch and listen to the propaganda news and entertainment bollocks spewed non stop by the ‘state’ broadcaster is a mug. A double mug for actually paying for it! £4 BILLION per year!!! Wtf?? Plus they make at least another £BILLION from ‘commercial’ activities. Much of it going to ‘private’ production companies formed nepotistically by Beeb insiders. Where they take earnings directly and indirectly. Meanwhile, every regional channel & every radio channel in HQ digital format is available for FREE across Europe and… Read more »

Jim Scott
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Jim Scott

While I am from a five eyes country I am not at all convinced by BBC propaganda that is blatantly obvious . I have not deliberately listened to the BBC for about three years although the ABC does air as number of BBC programs in the wee hours and on Sunday mornings. About three years ago I filled in a BBC surveynand told them that I will no longer listen to their programs because I had no trust in the veracity of their information or their sources and I did not want to listen to propaganda. I have not listened… Read more »

Denis O'hAichir
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Denis O'hAichir

It’s fuckin’ obvious. Have another look, you’re Australian yeah, yet you’re white(I presume), I’m Irish yet I speak fuckin’ English as my first language, you’re fuckin’ brainwashed ‘mate’ , So many thick cunts tell me “if” we” didn’t fight in ww2 we’d speaking German ” and they say that to me in English, thick as the fuckin’, wall. What’s the Aussie or Kiwi language is it your first or are you a fuckin’ parasite?

vexarb
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vexarb

I have not listened to the British Bullshit Corp since Prime Minister Tony B.Liar killed the reputable old BBC for telling the Truth about Iraq.

John
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John

Sorry vex but the beeb were never known for veracity before Blair either. Their decades of anti Irish anti USSR propaganda is proof of this

labrebisgalloise
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Any insomniac listening to BBC World Service “Witness” in the european night last night will have been treated to a paean to General Pinochet and, following his arrest in London in 1998, the crafty PR man who came up with the wheeze of pushing him around in a wheelchair to make it look like he was seriously ill, leading to his release on compassionate grounds and arrival in Chile, whereupon he leapt out of the wheelchair to inspect the soldiers ranged to greet him. A level of journalism on a par with a Boy’s Own Annual of 1899: No context,… Read more »

vexarb
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vexarb

That crafty PR man was a tool of B.Liar’s Foreign Minister, Jack Straw, highly valued in certain Labour circles “for his low cunning”.

George Cornell
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George Cornell

The “man” who certified Pinochet as being sane, from an ancient fartcatching university, was promptly knighted, having been an academic layabout for decades.

DunGroanin
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DunGroanin

Pinochet the murdering henchman of Kissinger the mass murderer.

The FIRST 9/11 and the most heinous for gathering and murdering thousands in the stadiums.

Allendes last broadcast words are worth reading.

harry stotle
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harry stotle

The US and Britain knew they were going to be responsible for some serious shit in Syria. They were not wrong: there have been perhaps half a million killed while millions more have been displayed – at the same time once thriving, and culturally rich cities have been decimated. None of this would make sense without a Dr Evil narrative rationalising what is essentially a western backed power play for resources and geopolitical control in the region. The film makers at the BBC by demonising Assad and ignoring the real motives for war have done their bit to increase the… Read more »

harry stotle
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harry stotle

Nick Green is the film maker: a project overseen by ’72 films’. Their website describes ‘A Dangerous Dynasty: House of Assad’ as a new three part series (which) delves into the story of the Assad dynasty. Right at the centre of it are President Bashar and his wife Asma, who met and fell in love in London. Bashar al-Assad trained to be an eye doctor at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington; Asma was a British born girl (girl, sic) from a Syrian family with a career in investment banking. Over a decade ago, they were being welcomed with open arms… Read more »

Robyn
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Robyn

Quite so, Harry. And the people who still unquestioningly watch and read the MSM need to take a long hard look at themselves.

Jen
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Jen

Good grief, this documentary is sure to be screened on either the ABC or SBS here in Australia. Both channels are propaganda arms of the BBC, no less.

Bad enough that the ABC is currently screening the Invictus games – a pet project of one of the British Royals – to harass the public into “supporting the troops” through exploiting veterans with disabilities, in a way that it has never done with the Paralympic Games.

candideschmyles
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It is sick. Send our children off to a distant land to kill innocents. Then when they get an arm or a leg blown off convince them to perform like trained monkeys.

Makropulos
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Makropulos

As I’ve said before, the Beeb also excell at propaganda through their light entertainment stuff e.g. “Have I Got News For You” in which various manufactured strains, e.g. Labour “anti-Semitism”, are passed off casually as if these matters were clearly established facts.

candideschmyles
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The smug arrogance of Hislop especially galls me. I can no longer even watch it.

Gwyn
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Gwyn

I feel the same about HIGNFY, Candide. Having not seen it for a long time, I watched a few minutes of it, a couple of weeks ago, but had to stop when Hislop made a hilarious ”joke” in which he mentioned Jeremy Corbyn alongside Stalin and Lenin.

He looked terribly pleased with himself after he’d delivered his astonishingly witty quip. I, on the other hand, had to fight the urge to smash my laptop to smithereens.

George cornell
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George cornell

I always thought Hislop was an annoying little jerk, who is never so pleased as when he favours the watcher with a ‘witticism’ , and is still trying to make up for his schoolboy inadequacies.

candideschmyles
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This is exactly why I cannot afford to watch it. Would cost me a fortune in devices.

Francis Lee
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Francis Lee

It ill-behooves a country like the UK with its record of imperial record of exploitation, slavery and mass murder to criticise anybody else. Just for the record. 1. The Zulu and South African wars in the late 19th century led by the notorious Cecil Rhodes. 2. The slave trade in west Africa, and the internal slavery in East Africa. In this latter chapter as described by Leonard Woolf ‘Empire and Commerce in Africa’ where the indigenous peoples were evicted by white settlers from their land. According to the British view ‘’ … the natives had no right to land and… Read more »

Thomas Turk
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Thomas Turk

…where the indigenous peoples were evicted by white settlers from their land. NOT true, you are sprouting fake nooz as DJT would say. We were among the early settlers, not Brits but Hungarians. Went to Kenya in1939. No Africans were there, just a few wandering Masai a hundred miles away and Kikuyu even further. We opened up new farmland where just a few zebra, deer and ostrich roamed. We grew wheat, barley, oats, raised cattle and pork,. We had a clinic for the workers and a school for their kids. They were given training, salaries, uniforms, free housing, free food,… Read more »

Denis O'hAichir
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Denis O'hAichir

Poor attempt. – F Mrs TT poor Thomas needs to try much harder, I recommend staying back for a few years.

Jim Scott
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Jim Scott

So just a few wandering Masai don’t count as people to you? This is the same bullshit used in Australia. Here the Aboriginal people were semi nomadic in that they followed the seasonal grasses and hunted the animals that eat the grass. Whole tribes moved with the rains and had eight seasons based on different foods available. Europeans who turned up when the tribes had moved on claimed no one lived there. When the Aboriginals returned the settlers claimed that the aboriginal groups came after them.

George Cornell
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George Cornell

So you ignore the 12M black slaves sent by British slavers to the New World to smoke and mirror your ridiculous notion that the benevolent Brits went to Africa out of maudlin sentiment for the darkies and their plight? I suggest you read contemporary accounts of the Parliamentary record.

And while you are at it, read how Kichener invented concentration camps and Amherst invented biological warfare.

Your absurd condescending take on bigamy betrays your racist core.

mark
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mark

Ah, but they were sent to the New World for their own good, to take up exciting new job opportunities in the agricultural sector.

George cornell
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George cornell

Good point, and it was a near instantaneous 200 years before they were freed, and eventually allowed to vote, own land and just another 100 before they could play pro baseball with whites and ride in the same buses. In the meantime they could pick cotton and tow barges and were even permitted to sleep from time to time, often with a roof over their heads. What is everybody moaning about?