Churchill was not like any kind of sociopath you’ve ever known

Churchill was not like any kind of sociopath you've ever known

The Churchill who demanded a no-holds-barred prosecution of the war was the same Churchill who has been present during the butchery at Omdurman, sent troops to shoot down striking miners in 1910, ordered the RAF to use poison gas against Kurdish rebels in British-ruled Iraq, and praised Mussolini. He had attacked a Conservative government in the 1930s for granting a minimal amount of local self government to India, and throughout the war he remained adamant that no concessions could be made to anti-colonial movements in Britain’s colonies, although this could have helped the war effort.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/12/17/a-peoples-history-of-churchillian-madness/

#history #uk #britain #ww2 #empire #imperialism #fascism #elitism #churchill #winstonchurchill

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