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wow! British brutality revealed.

Postby repulsewarrior » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:08 am

...straight from the horse's mouth today, more grist for the mill.

Fresh evidence of brutal treatment meted out by British forces to opponents of colonial rule in the 1950s has been revealed in secret files showing how they attacked and killed with impunity in Cyprus, where their victims included a blind man and a 17-year-old youth.

The incidents are among many disclosed in hitherto highly classified documents released at the National Archives in the wake of a court case relating to the other contemporary anti-colonial struggle – the violent repression of Mau Mau rebels in Kenya.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jul/27/brutality-british-forces-1950s-cyprus?newsfeed=true

These incidents stand out from voluminous reports suggesting that most of the complaints made against British troops were indeed exaggerated and used as propaganda. However, the files show that the colonial authorities were seriously concerned about the number of genuine incidents of abuse by British forces.

London tried to brush them aside expressing the hope in a 1957 white paper on reports of brutality by British forces that it could "rely on the worldwide knowledge of their traditions of humanity and decency to convince the public of the free world of the falsity of allegations".


The files include a note by Foot about how Barbara Castle, a leading radical MP and future Labour cabinet minister, told him that Makarios had said at a meeting in Athens that he had decided to renounce Enosis but press for an independent Cyprus. The archbishop did so soon after in a move that finally led to the island's independence in 1960.


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Re: wow! British brutality revealed.

Postby Lordo » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:52 am

but they never went as low as killing 16 day old baby did they.
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Re: wow! British brutality revealed.

Postby CBBB » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:00 pm

Lordo wrote:but they never went as low as killing 16 day old baby did they.


No, they left that sort of thing to the Turks.
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Re: wow! British brutality revealed.

Postby Lordo » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:05 pm

CBBB wrote:
Lordo wrote:but they never went as low as killing 16 day old baby did they.


No, they left that sort of thing to the Turks.


really the turks killed a 16 day old baby in murataga. you need help my friend.

I though everybody excepts now that the roc line that these people were gc killed by turks and crescent star put on their necks to make lem look like tc was propaganda in the 70s 80s and 90s. i though some of you guys woke up from that slumber and were wiser now. but no i am afraid you still asleep. but don't worry soon the tc population will reach one million. perhaps that will wake you up.
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Re: wow! British brutality revealed.

Postby CBBB » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:06 pm

Lordo wrote:
CBBB wrote:
Lordo wrote:but they never went as low as killing 16 day old baby did they.


No, they left that sort of thing to the Turks.


really the turks killed a 16 day old baby in murataga. you need help my friend.

I though everybody excepts now that the roc line that these people were gc killed by turks and crescent star put on their necks to make lem look like tc was propaganda in the 70s 80s and 90s. i though some of you guys woke up from that slumber and were wiser now. but no i am afraid you still asleep. but don't worry soon the tc population will reach one million. perhaps that will wake you up.


Can Turkey afford to feed that many parasites?
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Re: wow! British brutality revealed.

Postby Lordo » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:08 pm

if the eu can afford to feed 10 million in greece and 1 million in cyprus why not.
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Re: wow! British brutality revealed.

Postby CBBB » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:10 pm

Lordo wrote:if the eu can afford to feed 10 million in greece and 1 million in cyprus why not.


Not quite the same, the EU expects the money back, Turkey knows it has no chance of getting a single cent back.
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Re: wow! British brutality revealed.

Postby Lordo » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:16 pm

CBBB wrote:
Lordo wrote:if the eu can afford to feed 10 million in greece and 1 million in cyprus why not.


Not quite the same, the EU expects the money back, Turkey knows it has no chance of getting a single cent back.

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

when by year 100000000000000000000000
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Re: wow! British brutality revealed.

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:19 pm

The ugly face of colonialism. Wonder if Cameron is including any of this in his tributes to "how Great is Britain" during the Olympic selling off of the UK?

A young British army officer recorded seeing 150 soldiers indiscriminately "kicking Cypriots as they lay on the ground and beating them in the head, face, and body with rifle butts".
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Re: wow! British brutality revealed.

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:20 pm

I thought AKEL were supposed to be their friends?

One report describes how a group of military police were seen "wantonly damaging windows and furniture" of the local "Communist Club". Even allowing for propaganda and exaggeration British troops behaved "brutally", a confidential official report noted.
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