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Russell Brand, Idiotic Ex of Kate Perry Accuses The U.S. of Terrorism on The Same Week as The Sydney and Pakistan Terror Attacks

December 18, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
Russell Brand, Idiotic Ex of Kate Perry Accuses The U.S. of Terrorism on The Same Week as The Sydney and Pakistan Terror Attacks Image courtesy of huffingtonpost.com

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British controversial comedian Russell Brand has started another firestorm after he accused the United States of terrorism one day after 132 Pakistani children were slaughtered by the Taliban.

During an interview he conducted with British national Moazzam Begg, who was detained at Guantanamo Bay when he wrote: “The people who do “terror” best are the people who decide what “terror” is.’

Image courtesy of dailymail.co.uk

Image courtesy of dailymail.co.uk

The nine minute interview was posted on YouTube and claims it will ‘lift the lid’ on the Guantanamo Bay torture, which shows Brand attacking the United States over their detaining of Moazzam Begg, who was arrested in Pakistan in 2002 and brought to Guantanamo Bay, where he spent almost three years.

He was released without being charged in 2005.

Brand asked Begg about his experiences at the hands of the US military and the CIA in Guantanamo Bay and Baghram Air Base in Afghanistan.

Mr. Begg said his interrogators asked him about what was happening to his family when audio of a woman screaming was played in a different room.

The former prisoner said he was threatened with being sent to Egypt or Syria, where prisoners were regularly tortured.

In his interview, Mr. Brand said: ‘Language is so integral to our understanding of these issues. For quite a while, I thought that waterboarding was just a hobby.

They’re just doing some waterboarding, oh that’s nice, some time off between the torture.’

In a diatribe at the end of his latest broadcast, Brand claimed: ‘If we have a criminal government, none of us are free.

If our freedom is contingent on total compliance, then none of us are free. If people are being tortured in our names or the names of the institutions that govern us, then none of us are free.

It is ironic that the people that do terror best are the people who decide what terror is.’
He had earlier become embroiled in the Sydney terrorist outrage, by claiming that Man Haron Monis was not a terrorist.

Brand said: ”By us labelling him a terrorist rather than a dangerous mentally ill person – not that all mentally ill people are dangerous, I’m mentally ill – and by allowing him to set the agenda “I’m doing this on behalf of Islam” it gives a certain grandeur to nihilistic and violent actions but what’s more interesting than the actions of a mentally ill person is the response of the political establishment,’ he continued.

The comedian also blamed the media for fitting the story into their own frame, amid worldwide fears about Islamic State.

‘It’s convenient for people to enhance and increase fear around ISIL because currently there’s an appetite to increase security measures domestically, to engage in foreign military activity in that region of the world for economic and corporate ends.’

Brand dispersed Australian news reports and addresses from Mr. Abbott in between his statements, and made the claim that terrorism is more a structure upheld by governments as a tool of power than anything else.

‘Terrorism is continually used as a tool to control a domestic population. I’m not saying there aren’t a lot of dangerous people out there, I’m saying a lot of those people are in government,’ he said.

Australia’s new terror and metadata laws were also up for discussion, with Brand saying, giving authorities the immunity from prosecution is very dangerous, especially in light of recent information surrounding the CIA and torture claims.

He however ended his bulletin on a more positive note, saying the #illridewithyou hashtag was ‘an offer of solidarity’.

‘We have at this point got to pull together more than ever, when people control the media like Rupert Murdoch who says things like “Egyptians being white, all the Egyptians I know are white”

“Of course what’s happened in Australia is sad and of course there’s dangerous things going on in the world but our media uses that danger to suit their ends.

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