Iraq and Afghanistan war memorial and Tony Blair

  

A new War memorial was unveiled by the Queen on Thursday 9th March 2017 in Victoria Embankment Gardens, London. Yet another memorial to the tragic loss of life in unnecessary wars carried out by politicians in the name of security and democracy.

Some people are beginning to think that the portrait of the soldier depicted on the memorial has a striking resemblance to Tony Blair, who was responsible for the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan in the first place.

One veteran on Facebook said Blair’s appearance at the unveiling was “An insult to all who died” and many others labelled Blair as a traitor.

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We tried to tell them when we marched in 2003 against the Iraq War

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Criticism of the Iraq invasion doesn’t stem from “hindsight”
Tony Blair and his allies have some incredible gall to try to dismiss the findings of the Chilcot report as being based on “hindsight”.

Back in 2003 when the likes of Tony Blair, Jack Straw and Alistair Campbell were incessantly propagandising in favour of British involvement in George W. Bush’s imperialist warmongering, there were plenty of people pointing out the flaws in their case for war.

The claim that our criticisms of their warmongering have solely sprung up solely through the wisdom of “hindsight” is a disgusting display of attempted revisionism.

Robin Cook

In his famous resignation speech Robin Cook pointed out a number of things. One of the most important themes was that the invasion and occupation of Iraq would represent an appalling failure in British diplomacy.

Charles Kennedy

The Chilcot report found that the peaceful options had not been exhausted before Bush and Blair rushed into war. Charles Kennedy made this point in a passionate speech against the invasion.

Jeremy Corbyn

As the democratically elected leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn has a much higher profile in 2016 than he did back in 2003 when he opposed the invasion of Iraq (he can be seen sitting behind Robin Cook during his resignation speech).

Tony Benn

Of all of the opponents of Blair’s insistence on helping the United States with their invasion and occupation of Iraq, Tony Benn was the most eloquent and compelling.
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From Winston Churchill to Tony Blair: How British Leaders Destroyed Iraq for over a Century

After seven years, the Chilcot report has delivered a damning verdict on Tony Blair’s role in the war on Iraq, but British Prime Ministers playing a destructive role in Iraq is a centuries old practice.

Britain has used its military might and commercial prowess to subjugate Iraq and control its oil resources for over one hundred years.

Churchill invented Iraq. The end of World War I left Britain and France in command of the Middle East and the allies carved up the region as the defeated Ottoman Empire fell apart. Winston Churchill convened the 1912 Conference in Cairo to determine the boundaries of the British Middle Eastern mandate. After giving Jordan to Prince Abdullah, Churchill, gave Prince Abdullah’s brother Faisal an arbitrary patch of desert that became Iraq.

Historian Michael R. Burch recalls how the huge zigzag in Jordan’s eastern border with Saudi Arabia has been called “Winston’s Hiccup” or “Churchill’s Sneeze” because Churchill carelessly drew the expansive boundary after a generous lunch.

Churchill’s imperial foreign policy has caused a century of instability in Iraq by arbitrarily locking together three warring ethnic groups that have been bleeding heavily ever since. In Iraq, Churchill bundled together the three Ottoman vilayets of Basra that was predominantly Shiite, Baghdad that was Sunni, and Mosul that was mainly Kurd.
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Turkey is heading for a full blown dictatorship

Turkey Expands Definition Of ‘Terrorist’ To Include Alternative Media
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Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan has tightened his grip on Turkish media outlets by changing the definition of “terrorist” to include journalists who go rogue.

Erdogan has said that journalists who report independently of the state, including those working within alternative or independent media, will now be classed as terrorist sympathizers.

Other professions who come under the new ‘terrorist’ definition includes MPs, civil activists, and academics.

Read more at yournewswire.com

But surely the terrorist is Erdogan. He is the one that broke off the cease fire with the Kurds. He is helping the so called ISIS and bombing Iraq and Syria. Turkey is a member of NATO and wants to be a member of the European Union. The west needs to be more outspoken over Turkey. (Forsooth)

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War on everything

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War on terror or War of terror

War on terror started soon after the World Trade Centre in New York was targeted with commercial airliners. This was possibly one of the world’s biggest false flag events and the American government and its so called allies went on to bomb Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and is now fighting a proxy war in Syria, with the very real possibility of a third world war with Russia and/or China looming over the horizon.

First the enemy was al-Qaeda, then the Taliban in Afghanistan, the very organization that the west had encouraged to fight the Russians. After a few years the west seemed to have lost interest in Afghanistan and in the meantime had started a full scale war with Iraq killing possibly a million people and totally devastating the country before moving on to Libya to cause the very same destruction. In Syria our enemy is supposed to be ISIS or is it Daesh. Our enemy is whatever they say it is. Iran is next on the list.

This so called war on terror is simply a means to control the resources of these countries and has nothing whatsoever to do with bringing democracy to these once sovereign states. It is also about removing the last countries that have not joined the club. The banking cartel is the main reason for such destruction. The banks control the World not governments.

War on cash

It has been planned for a while now that cash will disappear completely from our everyday lives and credit and debit cards will be the only way to pay. Also the mobile phone will be pushed as a way to pay which might even make the cards obsolete. At the moment we have many different ways to pay but in the future we may only have one choice. Every transaction we make in the future whether buying or selling will be recorded somewhere. This information will be used to keep meticulous records of our lives in order to charge tax and build a profile of the person we are or the person they think we are. Already some major banks are lowering their interest rates to zero or below and some countries are beginning to think about getting rid of cash altogether like Sweden.

War on the net

The internet has been the greatest instrument of freedom we have the pleasure to witness in recent times. But this is a real problem to the controlling elites. They are desperately trying to find ways to curb our use of this great Oracle. At the moment they do not have much control on the information we can access. When it was just the printed word as in newspapers and TV news it was easy to get the story straight, but now they have lost control of what we know. Right now Facebook and Twitter have had controls put on them to block certain content. We are losing the choice to make up our own minds of what we read.

War on CO2

Some time ago it was decided that the world was warming and this is caused by humans and not by any natural means. It cannot be anything to do with any normal cycles with the sun as the biggest driver of climate that have been going on for millions of years. No it must be us, we are the problem. CO2 is a poison not a vital ingredient of our atmosphere that plants need to grow. How arrogant that we could change the climate so much and even more arrogant that we could fix it. The climate will always change whatever we try to do, it has always changed in the past.
Anyway be controlling CO2 emissions they have a great tool to control us. As usual it is the ordinary people that have to suffer and not the elites at the top who ignore all their own advice, they are immune to anything they say.

War on freedom

There has been a war on our freedom for hundreds of years as the powers that be are moving ever towards their goal of controlling everything that we do or think. They are scared of us and the potential that we have. If we are to move on to the next dimension of our existence then it is up to us to grasp the chance now and not let some minority control our future world. This life is ours and not the property of someone else. Our future is up to us. (Forsooth)

Tony Benn 1992 Speech to Parliament on Arms Sales To Iraq


This is the sort of speech that Tony Benn’s son Hilary Benn should have given last night when the British government voted to bomb Syria.(Forsooth)

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Before and After

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Bombing achieves nothing

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It has not been proved that Syria has anything whatsoever to do with the terrible attacks in Paris the other week. The bombing of Iraq and Libya have proved beyond doubt that bombing achieves nothing but innocent civilian deaths. The west needs to stop arming ISIS as a proxy war against Syria. The proxy war against Syria has caused the refugee crisis and bombing the country can only make the situation much worse. (Forsooth)

Bombing achieves nothing.

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The One Thing You Need to Know About ISIS


The full document, released to Judicial Watch earlier this year via FOIA request, can be found here: www.judicialwatch.org

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To Bomb or not to bomb

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I am completely disgusted with our government over whether to bomb Syria over terrorist attacks in Paris the other week.

I do not think that the terrible attacks on innocent civilians in Paris had anything whatsoever to do with Syria. It was yet another false flag event. Our government has been itching to bomb Syria for a couple of years now. It’s all part of a big plan to completely destroy the Middle East, to leave the once sovereign countries completely shattered. Do our governments not learn from their past experiences that you cannot control or expect regime change in sovereign countries? No country is governed by a perfect leader there are always problems with humans wanting to control others on this planet. But the people ultimately have the say over their future not some other controlling force that thinks it is better. This is very arrogant, way beyond arrogant.

Libya and Iraq are totally destroyed and Syria could to be next. When this is done Iran is still on their list.

The real reason for these terrorist attacks is to take away more of our freedom. So it is not too difficult to consider that the attacks were carefully planning to play right into the hands of those that want to control us. This is more frightening than some fundamentalists wanting revenge for our government’s foreign policy. Why do the terror attacks not target the politicians but instead kill innocent civilians that have absolutely no power to influence what their government is up to. I do not think that those in real control have any empathy whatsoever for the feelings of the people. They will do whatever it takes to get what they want. We live in a very dangerous time.

ISIS was created by the west to fight its proxy war with Syria and when Russia steps in to destroy ISIS the west gets upset. Now the west has lost its tool in Syria which has been decimated and now they need to go in themselves to do the job.

There are many levels of war. Ruling elites want to control the world’s population, The Middle east has to be destroyed and all counties brought into a single world government. At the end of it all we will have no freedom under a tyranny.

This may seem farfetched but if you stand back and take a long hard look at the way the planet is run and the history of how we got to this it starts to become clearer. We need to take back our power, only the people can make a difference, do not give your power away to some ruling elites, they will not help they will only help themselves. (Forsooth)

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911 False Flag – Ken O’Keefe


This is the updated version (as of December 2014) of the  911 production originally broadcast on The Peoples Voice in January 2014. It has additional footage and commentary, improved graphics and is a direct response to David Cameron’s rediculous speech at the UN General Assembly in 2014.

Ken O’keefe on PressTv exposes Obama, Bush, ISIS, Bankers, Syria


Ken O’keefe on PressTV speaks the truth on Syria and current events.
World Citizen Ken O’Keefe

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Public opposition to war doesn’t ‘invalidate’ invasion, says Tony Blair

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Tony Blair yesterday said ministers must be prepared to go to war in the future regardless of the level of public opposition.

The former Prime Minister suggested voters do not always understand where Britain’s real interests lie and should be ignored if politicians think there is a good case for military intervention.

He admitted that ministers should be ‘aware’ of the need to secure public support for a foreign conflict.

‘But in my view, it doesn’t invalidate the necessity to intervene because what you’ve got to compare is the fact and the consequences of intervention with the fact and the consequences of non-intervention,’ he said.

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Why is Tony Blair still walking free. He should be in jail for a very long time. I think the word is sociopath

Baghdad, Iraq – Before and after the war

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How a century of endless war has gone hand in hand with destruction of the planet

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Anyone who cares about our natural environment should be marking with great sadness the centenary of World War I.

Beyond the incredible destruction in European battlefields, the intense harvesting of forests, and the new focus on the fossil fuels of the Middle East, the Great War was the Chemists’ War. Poison gas became a weapon — one that would be used against many forms of life.

Insecticides were developed alongside nerve gases and from byproducts of explosives. World War II — the sequel made almost inevitable by the manner of ending the first one — produced, among other things, nuclear bombs, DDT, and a common language for discussing both — not to mention airplanes for delivering both.

War propagandists made killing easier by depicting foreign people as bugs. Insecticide marketers made buying their poisons patriotic by using war language to describe the “annihilation” of “invading” insects (never mind who was actually here first). DDT was made available for public purchase five days before the US dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. On the first anniversary of the bomb, a full-page photograph of a mushroom cloud appeared in an advertisement for DDT.

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Iraq Nation Destroyed, Oil Riches Confiscated. Surviving Iraqi Population Impoverished

On the 11th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq (launched in March 2003), it is important to emphasize the true motives for this attack and occupation and its horrendously destructive impact that continues today. Both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars stem from the needs of U.S. and Western capitalism for resources and markets.

Capitalism has inflicted war on most of humanity for centuries to acquire the world’s resources and markets. The establishment of capitalism as a global economic system by European imperialists has killed more than a billion people, most of them in the Global South.

Since 1945, the United States has presided over the killing of more than 46 million people in the Global South through wars and neocolonialism in order to maintain Western economic dominance. This strategy has failed. In spite of the genocide, the U.S. has declined as an economic power, which has only made it more war-like as it tries to substitute military force for economic prowess Washington’s European partner countries are now following its descent into economic stagnation.

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Show Me The Money: Afghanistan in ruins despite millions pumped in by US


The US has been sending a stream of taxpayer’s dollars into Afghanistan, claiming the money’s needed to improve infrastructure and living conditions. But the latest auditing reports indicate most of this money – amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars – has been outright wasted or swallowed by corruption.

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The Horrific Legacy of the Invasion of Iraq

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This Monday marks the eleventh anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq—a solemn punctuation mark to the steadily increasing violence that has gripped that country over the past two years. Sectarian violence claimed more than 8,000 Iraqis in 2013 alone, and this year’s toll has already surpassed 2,000. Iraq today is a broken and failing state: the war that many would prefer to believe ended in 2011 continues unabated, with Iraqis continuing to suffer, as much as ever, the fallout from this country’s callous lies and avoidable mistakes. Despite Colin Powell’s sanctimonious “Pottery Barn rule,” John Feffer wrote on his Foreign Policy in Focus blog at TheNation.com last month, the United States has made no effort to “own up to our responsibility for breaking the country.”

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100 Years of War Lies DEBUNKED

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‘We’re fed up with war’, says minister: Public have ‘irrational’ fear of long conflicts

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Politicians must pledge that future wars will be short with clear goals that will convince a ‘war-weary’ public, says Defence Secretary Philip Hammond.

A decade of warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan has led to a ‘climate of scepticism’ and an ‘irrational fear’ about military intervention in broken states, he says.

Even the threat of terrorism from volatile foreign countries no longer convinced British people that war was necessary.

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“Future wars will be short” “irrational fear” I’ve read some stuff but this takes the biscuit. All wars are wrong, our leaders are war criminals. Any aggression in other countries will only cause people to hate us. The recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had nothing at all to do with 9/11. Yes we are war weary. STOP YOUR WAR MONGERING.

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Fear Not the Path of Truth from Ross Caputi on Vimeo.

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