Tony Blair : A Bright Shining Lie. When Mass Murder is upheld as a Peace-making Endeavor....
by Felicity Arbuthnot Global Research, July 15, 2010
We live in strange times. In October 2009, the fledgling President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for: " .. his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples." He was: "surprised and deeply humbled", accepting it as : "a call to action." Oh good, more "... diplomacy and co-operation ...?" Not quite.
Two months later Barack Hussein Obama announced that killing more Afghans and throwing $'s millions in to doing it was his first priority. (He didn't quite put it like that. He told an audience at West Point * that the deployment of 30,000 additional troops was a goal vital to: “the common security of the world.” It would: " ... break the Taliban’s momentum and increase Afghanistan’s capacity ..." Goals would not be set: "... beyond our responsibility, our means, or our interests.”) …
In to this Orwellian world, enter "Teflon Tony" Blair, set to collect the latest in a glittering array of Awards for services to humanity. His contribution to the betterment of mankind, has included enjoining the United States, in the Afghanistan invasion and between 1997 and 2003, in the silent cull of an average of six thousand Iraqi children a month, instructing Britain's UN officials to veto everything from vaccines to ventolin, insulin to incubators and intubators, paper to pencils, female hygiene appliances, to aids for children at the schools for the blind and deaf.
After six years of this decimation, under his watch, added to the previous seven under his predecessor, John Major, Blair's officials cooked up a pack of lies. He ignored the advice of his top Law Lord, Lord Goldsmith, and joined his little friend on Capitol Hill, in reducing what remained of the Cradle of Civilization, to an illegally invaded pile of rubble, the destruction of swathes of its ancient history and historical records, and the lynching, "disappearing" of and imprisoning of a legitimate government, whose sovereignty was guaranteed by the United Nations.
Recent estimates are than a further million Iraqis have died since the invasion, almost certainly an under estimate, since those in remoter areas are often unrecorded, as those who died in vast numbers at the sieges of Najav,Tel Afar, the two assaults on Falluja and numerous other mass murders.
Lord Goldsmith, it now transpires, had written in his advice, six weeks before the invasion of Iraq: "My opinion is that Resolution 1441 does not revive the authorisation to use force ... in the absence of a further decision by the Security Council." Barrister Blair scribbled in the margin: "I just do not understand this." Did any one ask which part of "No", he could not grasp? Two weeks later the legal opinion was reiterated in a further note.
Blair of course, walked from this carnage, to be Middle East Peace Envoy, telling Parliament on his resignation: "As I learned ... it is important to be able to bring people together ..." He can undoubtedly do delusion with some of the greats.
As William Blum recently pointed out :
'General Augusto Pinochet of Chile, mass murderer and torturer: "I would like to be remembered as a man who served his country."
P.W. Botha, former president of apartheid South Africa: "I am not going to repent. I am not going to ask for favours. What I did, I did for my country."
Pol Pot, mass murderer of Cambodia: "I want you to know that everything I did, I did for my country."
Tony Blair, former British prime minister, defending his role in the murder of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis: "I did what I thought was right for our country." '(2)
Patriotism is indeed the last refugee of the scoundrel.
Blair certainly did what he "thought was right" for Tony Blair…