They threatened their children, gassed their pets and stole their country!

‘A British colonial Magistrate called Todd. If he is alive he’s a criminal who should be charged with genocide. If he’s dead then if there is a hell I hope he’s burning in it!’

Several people messaged and others wrote comments after my recent post about the Chagos Islanders saying they were unaware of the crime perpetrated against them by the United Kingdom over half a century ago.

Prior to the expulsion the UK cut off basic supplies and also even told the Islanders that their homes might be bombed. The Crown was also complicit as this documentary by award winning journalist John Pilger produced an in 2004 called ‘Stealing a Nation’ sets out.

At the outset of the documentary Pilger’s says:

‘The film you are about to see is a shocking almost incredible story a government calling itself civilised tricked and expelled its most vulnerable people so it could give their homeland to a foreign power’.

A Chagossian lady interviewed by Pilger all these years later still says – her sadness visible – that what they did to our dogs they would do to us she goes on they were without this pity. She refers to a British colonial Magistrate called Todd. If he is alive he’s a criminal who should be charged with genocide. If he’s dead then if there is a hell I hope he’s burning in it!

His documentary forensically scrutinises the cruel and beastly nature of this crime committed by British colonial officials and the British Army on the Chagos archipelago on the 1960s

Link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjNfXK6QpqY

Image: Chagos children – from the Pilger documentary.

Bernard Moffatt

Celtic League Military Monitoring

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