08 dezembro 2005
Harold Pinter, Nobel da Literatura 2005
São raras as vezes em que ouvimos denunciar e condenar publicamente o imperialismo americano como no discurso de Harold Pinter, durante a entrega do prémio Nobel da Literatura.
“(…) my contention here is that the US crimes (…) have only been superficially recorded, let alone documented, let alone acknowledged, let alone recognised as crimes at all. I believe this must be addressed and that the truth has considerable bearing on where the world stands now.”
“The invasion of Iraq was a bandit act, an act of blatant state terrorism, demonstrating absolute contempt for the concept of international law. The invasion was an arbitrary military action inspired by a series of lies upon lies and gross manipulation of the media and therefore of the public; an act intended to consolidate American military and economic control of the Middle East masquerading – as a last resort – all other justifications having failed to justify themselves – as liberation. A formidable assertion of military force responsible for the death and mutilation of thousands and thousands of innocent people.”