Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone warns that we fight to serve American interests and politicians know they will be rewarded if they tow the American line.
RT reports: Ken Livingstone believes that since as far back as the First World War, the United States, with Britain’s help, has intervened on numerous occasions all over the Middle East just to control the flow of oil.
If you follow Middle East history since this period, then the West has propped up corrupt regimes and overthrown democratically elected ones, Ken Livingstone told RT.
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All the main newspapers and media outlets in Britain are owned by a few billionaires and are signed up to the Anglo-American alliance and give unwavering support to America’s interests despite the loss of “thousands of British lives,” says Livingstone.
And the media monopoly is against a background of decreasing numbers of MPs, such as Tony Benn and Ken himself, who will pull parliament up and question “the kind of dodgy things we’ve been involved in.”
Mr Livingstone goes further and suggests that mainstream British politicians, such as David Cameron and Tony Blair, are rewarded when they retire with lucrative positions on the boardrooms of US corporations, and he says, “If you challenge America’s interests you might be subject to a smear campaign, possibly even a nasty accident.”