When terror attacks happen on European soil, we rightfully mourn. But, when it happens in Syria, Iraq or Libya and thousands upon thousands are killed, our media keeps silent.
Tommy Hansen is a Danish, Berlin-based journalist, founder of free21.org, a news site that features over 150 journalists’ work in Europe.
In the Herland Report conversation, he speaks passionately about the deep-rooted moral problem of Western culture as the implementation of democracy now is done by bombing countries.
Afterwards, as that particular nation disintegrates into civil war and anarchy, Western companies take control of their oil revenues, the gas and the billion dollar business of rebuilding the country. This is all part of the plan, states Hansen. And adds that the whole world is watching, silently, afraid that they are the next in line to be bombed if they utter a word.
Hansen points out that even though the Western media does not talk about the massive hatred that this creates towards the West, we have to understand the sentiments felt in the nations where this kind of abuse happens. Libya is a good example.
The Western participation in the wars in the Middle East, both in Libya and in Syria, is the main cause for millions of refugee to flow into Europe. When terror attacks happen on European soil, we rightfully mourn. But, when it happens in Syria, Iraq or Libya and thousands upon thousands are killed, our media keeps silent.
Watch | Tommy Hansen on Western interventions in the Middle East
Top Photo | A photo from 2011 shows buildings ravaged in Sirte, Libya where the U.S. military carried out extensive airstrikes. Photo | AP
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