Following on from the letter's page of the New Statesman which printed a letter accusing Pilger of an error, Harry's Place's post 'Response to Pilger', wrongly accuses John Pilger of getting his facts wrong in his article 'Blair's Bombs'.
As Harry's Place curiously do not allow comments on that post, I will place my comment here.
In their post they wrongly claim that Pilger "asserted there had been no suicide bombings in Israel before Ariel Sharon became prime minister".
Whereas he actually said "There were no suicide bombers in Palestine until Ariel Sharon, an accredited war criminal sponsored by Bush and Blair, came to power".
Depending on your definition of 'came to power', I think Harry's Place are wrong to assume this means 'became PM'.
The suicide bombings started in 1994. Ariel Sharon has been in positions of power since he became Israeli Defence Secretary in 1981. This was shortly followed by a resignation 2 years later in acknowledgement of the Palestinian massacres that occurred under his instructions. This was just a short hiatus, he preceded to hold many top government jobs including Foreign Secretary before becoming PM in 2001.
I think Harry's Place owe Pilger an apology for their appalling slur on his professionalism!