Tony Blair admits: I would have invaded Iraq anyway
WMD were not vital for war says ex-PM ahead of appearance at Chilcot inquiry
“If you had known then that there were no WMDs, would you still have gone on?” Blair was asked. He replied: “I would still have thought it right to remove him [Saddam Hussein]”.
Significantly, Blair added: “I mean obviously you would have had to use and deploy different arguments about the nature of the threat.”
A war of aggression for regime change IS A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY AND A WAR CRIME!!
A war of aggression is a military conflict waged absent the justification of self-defense. Waging such a war of aggression is a crime under the customary international law. Wars without international legality (e.g. not out of self-defense, not sanctioned by the United Nations Security Council, and not sanctioned by Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations) can be considered wars of aggression.
Iraq had no WMD’s ,was NOT promoting terrorism and was NOT a threat to the UK . There was NO new UN resolution and the previous resolution was tied to Saddam dis-arming his WMD’s ,which he had done!!! So there was NO legal basis for this war!
War crimes are “violations of the laws or customs of war”; including “murder, the ill-treatment or deportation of civilian residents of an occupied territory to slave labor camps“, “the murder or ill-treatment of prisoners of war“, the killing of hostages, “the wanton destruction of cities, towns and villages, and any devastation not justified by military, or civilian necessity”.
Crimes against humanity, as defined by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Explanatory Memorandum, “are particularly odious offences in that they constitute a serious attack on human dignity or grave humiliation or a degradation of one or more human beings. They are not isolated or sporadic events, but are part either of a government policy (although the perpetrators need not identify themselves with this policy) or of a wide practice of atrocities tolerated or condoned by a government or a de facto authority.
Guantanamo Bay and CIA extreme renditions are War crimes and Crimes against humanity the destruction of the functional nation state of Iraq is also a war crime.
Blair and Bush wanted war. WMD’s where just an excuse. The Downingstreet Memo CLREARLY states this FACT!
The memo recorded the head of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) as expressing the view following his recent visit to Washington that “[George W.] Bush wanted to remove Saddam Hussein, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.” It also quoted Foreign Secretary Jack Straw as saying that it was clear that Bush had “made up his mind” to take military action but that “the case was thin”, and the Attorney-General Lord Goldsmith as warning that justifying the invasion on legal grounds would be difficult.
Blair KNEW the WMD claim was bogus , BUT still made his “45 minutes” scare story to the British parliment and the people . This is an ACT OF TREASON!
TONY DO YOU REMEMBER ROBIN COOK? THE FOREIGN SECRETARY WHO SAID AL QUADA WAS A WESTERN INVENTION AND SAID THERE WAS NO LEGAL REASON FOR WAR WITH IRAQ
Mr Cook, who saw Mr Blair before the cabinet, said: “It is with regret I have today resigned from the cabinet.”
“I can’t accept collective responsibility for the decision to commit Britain now to military action in Iraq without international agreement or domestic support.”
Whatever happened to Robin Cook?
“ Bin Laden was, though, a product of a monumental miscalculation by western security agencies. Throughout the 80s he was armed by the CIA and funded by the Saudis to wage jihad against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan. Al-Qaida, literally “the database”, was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians.”
British weapons inspector Dr. David Kelly was writing an expose about his work with anthrax and his warnings that Iraq possessed no weapons of mass destruction at the time of his death in July 2003, according to a report published in a British newspaper.
Kelly’s death — said to have been a suicide — has stirred controversy, as it came on the heels of testimony to the House of Commons about a memo which purported that Britain had “sexed up” a dossier on Iraq’s alleged weapons of mass destruction. A Parliamentary inquiry ruled that the death had been suicide, though it also included testimony from a former British ambassador who quotes Kelly as having said, “I will probably be found dead in the woods” if Iraq were invaded.
The new report says Kelly had spoken with an Oxford publisher several times about a book.
“He had several discussions with a publisher in Oxford and was seeking advice on how far he could go without breaking the law on secrets,” the UK Daily Express alleged.
Kelly’s computers were seized in the wake of his death. He was a signatory to Britain’s Official Secrets Act, which allows for the prosecution of those who talk to the press about state secrets and prescribes a more stringent framework for secrecy than in the United States.
According to the paper, “he was intending to reveal that he warned Prime Minister Tony Blair there were no weapons of mass destruction anywhere in Iraq weeks before the British and American invasion… and was also intending to lift the lid on a potentially bigger scandal, his own secret dealings in germ warfare with the apartheid regime in South Africa.”
In this capacity, Captain Masters was responsible for investigating the circumstances of the arrest of two undercover elite SAS men, wearing Arab clothing, by Iraqi police in Basra. on September 19 (London Times (17 Oct 2005)..
“The Ministry of Defence refused to reveal details about his [Masters] work but it is believed he was involved in the inquiry into the dramatic rescue of two SAS soldiers held in a prison in Basra.” (Daily Mail, 16 Oct 2005)
The two British undercover “soldiers”, who were driving a car loaded with weapons and ammunition, were subsequently “rescued” by British forces, in a major military assault on the building where they were being detained:
“British forces used up to 10 tanks ” supported by helicopters ” to smash through the walls of the jail and free the two British servicemen.”
The incident, which resulted in numerous civilian and police casualties has caused political embarrassment.
At 5.00pm on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 BBC4 “PM” programme broke the news that Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Michael Todd had been found dead on Snowdon.
After the details of blood tests were revealed, the coroner, Dewi Pritchard-Jones, asked him: “So, not a huge amount of alcohol then?”
Dr Caslin answered: “No, sir.”
There were no injuries on the body, and Mr Todd was fully, although lightly, clothed when found on Snowdon, the inquest at Llangefni, Anglesey, heard.
As questions remained over his death,
There was no evidence this man had jumped from height or sustained any significant injuries
CIA ‘put pressure on Britain to cover up its use of torture’
The CIA has been secretly pressuring the British Government to help it cover up its use of torture, documents filed in the High Court have revealed.
Former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis said it was ‘deeply disappointing that the British Government seems to have been prepared to do the CIA’s bidding’.
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The corrupt institution refered to as the European Parliment has even dropped Blair ,no EU Presidency for Blair,
so maybe a war crimes trial should start, I believe there is a spare cell in The Hague since Slobodan Milosovic was murdered by the the International Criminal Court , to stop war crimes trials being started against NATO leaders. But thats another post….
BUT THERE IS A WARRANT OUT FOR TONY BLAIRS ARREST!
WATCH OUT FOR THE NEXT FAKE WAR
BUT THE POLITIONS ARE MAKING A KILLING ON WAR
Blair’s conversion to Catholisism is fooling nobody. Personally I think he’s really worried about spending an eternity burning in hell, HE KNOW’S WHAT HE HAS DONE!!!!
It won’t help
Please if you see this war criminal arrest him , there is a warrant out for his arrest.
MADRID: Today the Spanish Senate, acting to confirm a decision already taken under pressure from powerful governments accused of grave crimes, will limit Spain’s laws of universal jurisdiction. Yesterday, ahead of the change of law, a legal case was filed at the Audiencia Nacional against four United States presidents and four United Kingdom prime ministers for commissioning, condoning and/or perpetuating multiple war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide in Iraq.
This case, naming George H W Bush, William J Clinton, George W Bush, Barack H Obama, Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Anthony Blair and Gordon Brown, is brought by Iraqis and others who stand in solidarity with the Iraqi people and in defence of their rights and international law.
Blair sold Iraq on WMD, but only regime change adds up
The PM seems to have deployed arguments as they suited him
Before the Iraq war was launched in March 2003 the world was given the impression by the US and Britain that the goal was to eradicate weapons of mass destruction. Recent comments by Tony Blair suggest, however, that regime change was the essential aim. He would have thought it right to remove Saddam Hussein even if he had known that there were no WMD, he said, but he would obviously have had to “deploy” different arguments. Must we not conclude that the WMD arguments were “deployed” mainly as the best way of selling the war? Blair’s comments do not exclude a strong – but mistaken – belief in the existence of WMD even when the invasion was launched. However, given that hundreds of inspections had found no WMD and important evidence had fallen apart, such a belief would have been based on a lack of critical thinking.
Hans Blix and Scott Ritter looked and found NO WMD’s in Iraq!!!!
William Scott Ritter, Jr. (born July 15, 1961, Gainesville, Florida) is noted for his role as a chief United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998, and later for his criticism of United States foreign policy in the Middle East. Prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in March 2003, Ritter publicly argued that Iraq possessed no significant weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).
Blair ‘knew Saddam did not have WMD before war started’
Blair says “In his role as Middle East envoy ,he does not see how it would benefit the Israel, Palestine situation” that is why he thinks it was the right choice.
This war has not helped ANY MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRY EXCEPT ISRAEL!!!
It certainly has NOT helped the UK either, and certainly has NOT made us safer!
TONY ,YOU ARE NOT PRESEDENT OF ISRAEL
To use the British army for the benefit of a foreign power IS TREASON!!!!!!
I believe you can still be hung for treason in the UK!
A war of aggression for regime change IS A WAR CRIME!!!!!!
Tony Blair should be hunted down like the dog he is , put on trial and (if) when he is found guilty ,he should be stripped of his ill gotten gains and handed to his victims.
IF THIS IS DONE THE TERRORIST THREAT TO THE UK WILL GO DOWN AS WELL!!!!
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