‘West funded creation of Islamist fundamentalism & terror’ – Ken Livingstone, former London mayor

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
By Paul Martin

RT.com
14 Mar, 2017

It never occurred to Jimmy Carter he was lighting the fuse leading to 9/11 when he gave arms to the mujahideen in Afghanistan. The West played a large role in the creation of Islamist extremism and terrorism, former London mayor Ken Livingstone, told RT.
The US-led coalition’s anti-ISIS offensive in Iraq’s second city has slowed with the military facing strong resistance while advancing into Mosul’s Old City.

Since the start of the campaign in October, Iraqi forces have recaptured the east of the city and about 40 percent of the city’s Western districts.

However, as the fighting rages, the number of civilian casualties and the level of displacement has grown significantly.

RT: Why do you think there’s been such a difference in the mainstream media’s coverage of the battles in Aleppo and in Mosul?

Ken Livingstone: I think the simple fact is that every war has been like that. I remember through the Vietnam War, America’s intervention led to almost four million Vietnamese dead. And yet all the US told us it was a Western struggle to prevent a communist takeover. In fact, the Vietnamese just wanted control of their own country. And that is the reality. In every war, we have seen horrendous levels of civilian casualties. And I watch RT, the BBC, but each side puts a different perspective. And someone just watching Western television will have no idea about what you have just shown and revealed, and I think that is a tragedy.

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