Blair comes out clean with no regrets
by Peter Eyre on 06 Feb 2010 2 Comments

We, the public, expected more from the Iraq Inquiry especially on the day when Tony Blair appeared before the panel. We were totally devastated when we heard what appeared to be an array of well orchestrated questions. The responses were as if Blair knew the questions to be asked of him and had carefully selected his response.


Throughout the day he didn’t blink an eyelid or show any remorse, and very clearly indicated that he had no regrets. He again repeated that given the facts presented to him he would have made the same decision. What was apparently well concealed was the fact that on a previous interview he had said that if there were no WMDs he would have still made the decision to go into Iraq i.e. a regime change.


We all know that after his last visit to see Bush it was clear that a decision had been made for a regime change, but as expected, he again brushed over this extremely well in his response. I found the panel rather soft on him and even diverted from time to time on the Afghanistan, Iran and Palestinian issues that were totally irrelevant to the inquiry. I found Blair to come across with a well rehearsed list of responses that I am sure were formulated by his wife, but at the same time showed a certain amount of arrogance in standing his ground in defence of the decisions he had made.


What became apparent throughout the cross examination was this over-emphasis that on the information presented to him, Iraq had WMDs or could have been in a position to use chemical or biological means. What Blair and other world leader tend to forget is that during the time when the west had good relations with Saddam, the US gave Iraq the chemicals and the ability to use them. If we cast our minds back to the Iraq–Iran conflict we can see the very reason why the US did this.


It was during Ronald Reagan’s term in office that the New York Times reported: In the 1980s, the administration of US President Ronald Reagan covertly provided “critical battle planning assistance” at a time when American intelligence knew that Iraqi commanders would employ chemical weapons in waging the decisive battles of the Iran-Iraq war.


The article went on to say: Ronald Reagan turned a blind-eye to the Hussein regime’s repeated use of chemical weapons against Iranian soldiers and Iraq’s Kurdish minority and also the fact that the US helped Iraq develop its chemical, biological and nuclear weapons programs.


This event became known as “Iraqgate” and is uniquely horrendous: a scandal about the systematic abuse of power by misguided leaders of three democratic nations (the US, Britain and Italy) to secretly finance the arms buildup of a dictator. This whole pattern started with Reagan and passed down the line to every US President up to and including both the Bush’s. Obama is now showing signs of “Business as usual” which is rather sad when one considers the hope that he portrayed to the people who elected him. He may well prove to be the worst President on record… even within his first year in office he has reversed most of what he promised.


It is with horror that one learns of such sinister plans and to think that the Kurds think so highly of the US who ultimately created and assisted in the terrible genocide that took place at Halabja in Kurdistan. Even to this day the US stands side by side with the Kurds in remembering this event when they were directly implicated in their genocide. Add to this that the weapons used by US, UK and NATO forces in Iraq and now in Afghanistan are killing people in mass, not only in the areas where they were used but in other far reaching corners of the globe.


The smugness of Blair sitting there and talking about the reasons why one has to take action against any country that has the potential to manufacture and use WMDs makes one sick. He repeated at the inquiry about Iran and North Korea situation the fact that any country must be stopped from creating such weapons, and yet the US, UK (under his orders) and other NATO countries used WMDs themselves in the Balkans, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and now Yemen and Somalia. One can clearly see the hypocrisy and lies that radiate from the governments and leaders of today. When Blair talked about Iran and North Korea, this is exactly the same tactic used by Reagan, Clinton, Bush, Obama and Brown. It is to stir up hysteria within the US and UK to get the public on their side to carry out unjustifiable actions.


Blair points fingers at many regimes on this issue, but does not point a finger at himself, the US or other NATO countries; add Israel to the list because they have a huge stockpile of WMDs and design and manufacture their own arsenal in addition to the stockpile sent over by the US. It is clear that in doubling the existing stockpile the US and Israel are setting up logistical support for attacks on Iran, Lebanon and Gaza, with a possible strike on Syria. It is also clear that the US and Israel want to divide the Middle East in order to conquer it; these are old and very effective tactics that have existed throughout history.


What is amazing about this inquiry is the fact that the real issues of not only the reasons for going to war, but also the weapons used by coalition forces, really does constitute an horrendous war crime at the highest level. To kill your own troops and thousands if not millions of innocent civilians in such areas of conflict and beyond is despicable.


Basically this hearing and the Goldstone report is a pathetic sham. Both avoid the real issues of these conflicts, and the men in power or in senior positions that implicate them in such matters sit snug and get away with what can only be called “Mass Genocide.” It was so sad when the Chair addressed Blair and said we must all bear in mind the public outrage of these events and the fact that many families of the soldiers that made the ultimate sacrifice are in this room, do you have any regrets? He responded saying he did not… at that stage someone in the room shouted something and the Chair quickly silenced the person concerned… it was obvious such a response would enrage anyone who had lost a loved one in this manner.


Soon we will see Gordon Brown front up to the same gang of ineffectual experts, all of whom do not have the slightest idea of the issues involved, military application of weapons used or their devastating effects on innocent victims. We will see a Prime Minster who will concur with all the other cronies who gave such false evidence and will leave the room totally free of any guilt.


Where does justice exist or does it exist at all? I am sure this hearing may turn over a few loose stones and one could realistically see the downfall of some small time administrative official or research clerk, and if we are lucky maybe one of the Prime Minister’s Senior Advisers or even maybe someone from MI5/6… either way the elite group who have told lie after lie will get away with Blue Murder & Mass Genocide. It is normal for such members of the Rogue’s Gallery to achieve celebrity status and go on to make much money. Blair is a classic example - he took us into a false war; knowingly allowed our military to use WMDs, and now he lives in a country palace and can earn 2,000 pounds a minute talking about it. We have to hang our heads in shame for allowing our country fall to such a low level of existence.


Perhaps it would also be a good opportunity to talk about that dear man who basically knew too much - Dr David Kelly - United Nations weapons inspector. Everyone knew Dr Kelly had vital information relevant to the war on Iraq, and had that information been allowed to leak out it could have terrible consequences for key members of government (including Tony Blair) and the Labour Party in general. This poor man was in my opinion taunted mentally and physically assassinated.


Dr Kelly had been interviewed by a well known reporter who had told him that the dossier released by the government in September 2002 had been beefed up and that paragraphs had been added to the original dossier that were false! Dr Kelly drew reference to one of those paragraphs “the insertion of the 45-minute claim.” What came out of this interview and other reports was that Alastair Campbell had specifically been implicated.


It is disgusting that people in high places can carry out horrendous crimes, manage to leave office discretely, and end up writing books about their former leader or become leading celebrities for the rest of their lives, instead of rotting in a prison where they belong. It is beyond a shadow of doubt that from the top of the list, the Prime Minister and very senior politicians are implicated in the deaths of thousands of troops and millions of innocent civilians. This is direct and indirect genocide on a grand scale. The notorious Geoff Hoon named Kelly as the person who had spoken to a reporter, which then put Kelly under tremendous pressure. Geoff Hoon, then Defence Secretary, had by now hung out his dirty washing, as we have seen so many times before and carried on his career dodging other major blunders that had caused the unnecessary deaths of our troops.


As we know, after Dr Kelly’s body was found an inquiry took place headed by Lord Hutton. To this day many doctors (around 13) have challenged the verdict given over the circumstances of his death, and to this day continue to repeat “that it would have been impossible for Dr Kelly to carry out this act”. The whole scenario is plagued with suspicion and the government will not allow the body to be exhumed for re-examination. Lord Hutton himself has suppressed the medical examination report and the post-mortem for a period of 70 years, and one must certainly ask “what is so secretive about a routine medical examination and post mortem report”? Why was this suppressed just before Tony Blair was interviewed? One can see that this goes well beyond a conspiracy!


Actress and former minister Glenda Jackson called for the resignation of Tony Blair; Geoff Hoon should also consider his future. The illustrious and famous Peter Mandelson (a Blair Minister at the time) also applied his spin. It became obvious that the government of the day was covering up what can only be described as an arranged assassination of Dr Kelly.


Now that Tony Blair has defended his actions with such tenacity, and Gordon Brown had rigged the entire event, it is very easy to see that this inquiry is going nowhere and that our failed current leader is clutching at straws for his own survival.


This government, its past and current leader, its past and current ministers are implicated in genocide by their creation of “False Flag” wars in the Balkan, Iraq, Afghanistan and now Pakistan. Soon we will be adding Iran and Yemen to the list, with the US and Israel urgently pushing for action. I again ask “where is the true axis of evil”… I assure you it is right here on our doorstep.


We must fully understand that behind our governments are the true manipulators and war mongers who fuel this evil, especially those that fund our political figures into office. They do this in such an open manner and yet we the public do not even notice it is going on. They effectively change policies in favour of their own hidden agenda and the key to the door is held by all those listed below. This is truly the headquarters of the “Axis of Evil”.


Finally we now see pressure being applied to the UN Secretary General to drop the Goldstone Report” which is a sham anyway. Now we can see the true colours of imperialism at its best, and economic greed at a level that can only be described as the true “Axis of Evil.” One can only hope that the term “what goes around comes around” eventually catches up with the “New World Order” and that these terrible people and organisations that control the international banking elite fall by the wayside, namely: the Bilderberg Group, Rockefellers, Rothschilds, Windsors (Royal Family) and the City of London, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the Council for National Policy (CNP), the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Freemasons, The Trilateral Commission, Chatham House, the list is endless.


It is time for the people to take back their countries, especially during the run up to elections. Will we ever see justice? The answer is no, unless you the public wake up and start asking questions about 9/11 and so many other incidents that simply do not add up.


Peter Eyre, a former British Naval officer, worked at NATO headquarters, and spent a lot of time in the Middle East and South East Asia as a petroleum consultant; he lives in the UK and writes regularly for the Palestine Telegraph

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