Manny say, 'A good article''..
It is a masterpiece of stupidity or wilful deviation / exclusion of pertinent facts which make Mr Piliger seem like someone's sock puppet.
1/ What was 'illegal' about NATO - after many warnings - remember it was Milosovic 'socialist paragon' of a 'government' that over saw the Yugoslav army war crimes in Croatia and Bosnia... ?
2/ Milosovic sent in the 'rump' Yugoslav army to sort out an uprising in Kosovo - using unreasonable force and actions. Serbs have a 'thing' about Kosovo and it blinded the average Serb to Milosovic' disproportionate actions...actions that Yeltsin ( and Putin ) were putting down ( twice) mercilessly in Chechn'ya.... (too inconvenient - sorry I need to remind folks of Russia-Insider style howlers of deflection )
3/ MH-17 Mr Pilger..where you paying attention in the days before the Malaysian airliner was struck from the skies.... I suppose the 'fairies' struck two UA aircraft from the skies on the 14/ 16th July....? Perhaps you missed the fact that most Russian media - including Kremlin run / controlled by cronies - reporting the rebels had struck down 'another AN-26? '...which turned out to be MH-17....
4/ Syria ..a mess that could have been 'sorted' by creating a no-fly zone - blocked by the Kremlin and China who sought to keep an unelected Dictator in power.. I note RI nor Pilger are silent when Russian warplanes hit schools / hospitals...
The Kremlin are far more concerned about keeping Assad in power and their bases intact than Syrian people, Mr Pilger,
The irony of Manny praising an article that praises Corbyn's unforgivable weakness isn't lost on me