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Ben Wallace, Defense Secretary, pathetic ‘crocodile’ tears on LBC radio

20th August 2021

This is so false from Defense Secretary, Ben wallace. Making out that he cares about the Afghan refugees and British and US Soldiers and civillans getting out of Afhganistan with crocodile tears. He forgot to mention about his involvement in the arms company ‘QENETIQ’ who made billions out of over 47000 innocent lives that were killed during the Afghanistan War!

Who is Ben Wallace? From 2005, he was an MP for the Conservative Party for Wyre and Preston Northend. It was in July 2019 that he became Defense Secretary to the present day. The year before, 2018, Wallace was criticised by political opponents for promoting unfounded smears on the leader of the Labour Party. The sun newspaper had alleged that during the 1980s Jeremy Corbyn  had colluded with a Communist spy. In response to the allegations, a spokesman for Corbyn stated that any suggestion that the Labour leader had been an agent, asset or informer was “an entirely false and a ridiculous smear” Amidst these allegations, Wallace was criticised for tweeting: “‘Jeremy has been interested in foreign policy issues his entire political career’ [sic] – Labour MP Louise Haigh, BBC Daily Politics – yup so was Kim Philby“. Wallace later defended his tweet, and said he “wasn’t comparing, just saying that being interested in foreign policy isn’t an answer to the allegations being made”. Wallace told Sky News “It was a light-hearted dig at Louise Haigh’s excuse that Corbyn was interested in foreign affairs … I was simply saying Kim Philby was also interested in foreign affairs. Of cause he was. In January 2016, the Labour Party unsuccessfully proposed an amendment in Parliament that would have required private landlords to make their homes “fit for human habitation”. According to Parliament’s register of interests, Wallace was one of 72 Conservative MPs who voted against the amendment who personally derived an income from renting out property. The Conservative Government stated that they believed homes should be fit for human habitation but did not want to pass the new law that would explicitly require it. He also voted against same sex marrage.

Only four days ago, 16th August, during an interview on LBC Radio about the US Afghanistan withdrawal, Wallace was asked by an LBC interviewer, “Why do you feel it so personally, Mr Wallace?” He replied with his crocodile tears and false emotion; “Because I’m a soldier… because it’s sad, and the West has done what it’s done and we have to do our very best to get people out and stand by our obligations”

Many people who would of seen that interview with LBC Radio, would of fallen for those tears not gracefully falling down his face and believed he was a man of honesty and freedom.

Now, I find it very strange that when I looked up Wallace on Wikipedia, I could find out about his time in the British Army, where he served and rising up to become a captain. He’s also been a ski instructure. However, there was nothin, nothin at all about his involverment with the arms company ‘QINETIQ’ He was the overseas director and the arms company whose share prices soared 11 years ago after it gained contracts to supply weapons for the war in Afghanistan. It wasn’t the Afghaniatans who benefited from the US, UK and their allies invading the country. It was the arms companies such as to name a few, Lockhead Martin, Boeing and ‘QinetiQ’ who made a hansome profit of billions out of Afghan, US and UK lives. It’s estimated that 47,245 civillans have been killed. This includes 2442 Americans and 450 British soldiers. You as the British tax payer, have contributed to an estimated cost on the Afghan war, 37 billion!!

So this ask the question, where is Ben wallaces heart? In saving the Afhganastan people and searching for a peaceful outcome or the arms game where his involvment in the arms company ‘QinetiQ’ has been responseble for killing over 47,000 Afghan inocent civillans? I think we can say the latter ‘QinetiQ’

And they’re meeting in London this September

From 14-17 September, one of the world’s largest arms fairs is coming back to London’s Docklands. At least 1,700 arms companies will be exhibiting, and official delegations and government employees from the UK and abroad will be doing their shopping. No doubt the industry attendees will be counting their profits from two decades of war in Afghanistan and looking for new conflicts to exploit.

It’s worth remembering that the Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair was underway 20 years ago, on 11 September 2001, when the planes hit the World Trade Center and lit the spark which paved the way for the US’s disastrous ‘War on Terror’. Do you think they will invite the radio 2 presenter, Jeremy Vine, to make a speech for a five figure sum like he did in 2015? The year when he played a leading role in the BBC General Election coverage. Makes it easy to work out which party he voted for at the time.

There will always be wars with people like Ben Wallace getting blood on their hands because ‘WAR MEANS BUISNESS’

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Author: Kris Webb 10

I love to throw sticks at trees! I also can’t get enough of music! I also blog about my observations on Scilly and wherever I go around the world and what’s sometimes on my mind. I’ve visited over 30 countries and some more times than once. I’ve worked and volunteered in Nepal, USA, Peru, Gambia, Costa Rica, 3x Australia, and refugee camps in Palestine The profile image is one I took while in Palestine of a brave Israeli holding high the Palestinian flag in front of the Israeli Offensive Forces during protests in Belin

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