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In his 1943 “Esar’s Comic Dictionary”, Evan Esar defined History as:
“Something that never happened, written by a man who wasn’t there.”
I agree with that and I believe that many readers of this blog also agree.
Quite possibly, Dag Hammarskjold would agree too.
I doubt that former prime ministers Benazir Bhutto and Olof Palme would object…
Truth never dies. People are working hard to document the murders of US Army Scientist Frank Olson and Trappist father Thomas Merton.
Ordinary people also wait for their history to be written. The victims of Lockerbie and Ustica come to mind…
In January 2019, members of the families of Malcolm X, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy were among dozens of Americans who signed a public statement calling for a truth and reconciliation commission to persuade Congress or the Justice Department to review the assassinations of all four leaders.
PS — Fifteen years ago, Saddam Hussein was executed after the US invaded Iraq on the pretext of searching for weapons of mass destruction. (On 30 December 2006) These WMDs were never found.
“No one can know what would have happened to Iraq had Saddam stayed in power. With that question unanswerable, many Iraqis look back at the death and destruction of the past 15 years, and in a haze of nostalgia for the stability of dictatorship, believe they would have been better off with Saddam.” [Jane Arraf — NPR (April 2018)]
By the way, the Pentagon claimed that Saddam was found hiding in an eight-foot-deep hole under a farm. According to a witness, there is simply no truth to that either. President Hussein was found unconscious in a room at the time of his arrest.
As a wise man once said: “History is a set of lies that people have agreed upon.”