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    Tony Blair must be prosecuted, not indulged like Peter Mandelson. Both have produced self-serving memoirs for which they have been paid fortunes; Blair's, which have earned him a £4.6m advance, will appear next month.

    Now consider the Proceeds of Crime Act. Blair conspired in and executed an unprovoked war of aggression against a defenceless country, of a kind the Nuremberg judges in 1946 described as the "paramount war crime". This has caused, according to scholarly studies, the deaths of more than a million people, a figure that exceeds the Fordham University estimate of deaths in the Rwandan genocide.

    In addition, four million Iraqis have been forced to flee their homes and a majority of children have descended into malnutrition and trauma. Cancer rates near the cities of Fallujah, Najaf and Basra (the latter "liberated" by the British) are now higher than those at Hiroshima. "UK forces used about 1.9 metric tonnes of depleted uranium ammunition in the Iraq war in 2003," the Defence Secretary, Liam Fox, told parliament on 22 July. A range of toxic "anti-personnel" weapons, such as cluster bombs, was employed by British and US forces.

    Such carnage was justified with lies that have been exposed repeatedly. On 29 January 2003, Blair told parliament: "We do know of links between al-Qaeda and Iraq . . ." Last month, the former head of MI5 Eliza Manningham-Buller told the Chilcot inquiry: "There is no credible intelligence to suggest that connection . . . [it was the invasion] that gave Osama Bin Laden his Iraqi jihad." Asked to what extent the invasion exacerbated the threat to Britain from terrorism, she replied: "Substantially."

    The bombings in London on 7 July 2005 were a direct consequence of Blair's actions.
    Full article here: New Statesman - Blair must be arrested

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    Much though I dislike Pilger - +1

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    Tony Blair was the greatest Prime Minister Britain ever had. For what he achieved in Ireland should be sufficient. For his decision to support George Bush for the liberation of Iraq elevates him above any other statesman in the last half century.
    When the history books come to be written he will be mentioned above such luminaries as Mandela and Ghandi whose influence was more localised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    Much though I dislike Pilger - +1
    +1 eile. Pilger is 1 of the few principled journalists left. At a conferral for an honourary degree from DCU, he revealed that he had Irish ancestry. Makes me proud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aristodemus View Post
    Tony Blair was the greatest Prime Minister Britain ever had. For what he achieved in Ireland should be sufficient. For his decision to support George Bush for the liberation of Iraq elevates him above any other statesman in the last half century.
    When the history books come to be written he will be mentioned above such luminaries as Mandela and Ghandi whose influence was more localised.
    Only if Hans Christian Anderson does the writing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aristodemus View Post
    Tony Blair was the greatest Prime Minister Britain ever had. For what he achieved in Ireland should be sufficient. For his decision to support George Bush for the liberation of Iraq elevates him above any other statesman in the last half century.
    When the history books come to be written he will be mentioned above such luminaries as Mandela and Ghandi whose influence was more localised.
    He is one of the greatest war criminals Britain ever had, 1 million people killed, 4 million made refugees, a country destroyed, because of a war of imperialism which was based on lies.

    As for the history books, you could be right, because history is written by the winners, and the good guys dont always win. The people of Iraq lost by living under a brutal western puppet regime, then lost again when the puppet tried to cut his strings and the big boys came in to finish the job.

    The winners are the same as usual, the powerful few, the wealthy and their politicians, beating the weak majority, the people of the world.

    Interesting that you mention Mandela, obviously you dont mind terrorists when they capitulate to the rich and settle for the crumbs thrown at them, winning a political democracy but keeping the economic apartheid in place, which was built and continues to grow on brutality and inequality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aristodemus View Post
    Tony Blair was the greatest Prime Minister Britain ever had. For what he achieved in Ireland should be sufficient. For his decision to support George Bush for the liberation of Iraq elevates him above any other statesman in the last half century.
    When the history books come to be written he will be mentioned above such luminaries as Mandela and Ghandi whose influence was more localised.
    You idiot moron imbecile gob********************e.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandaharris View Post
    You idiot moron imbecile gob********************e.
    Shouldn't you be using adjectives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aristodemus View Post
    Tony Blair was the greatest Prime Minister Britain ever had. For what he achieved in Ireland should be sufficient. For his decision to support George Bush for the liberation of Iraq elevates him above any other statesman in the last half century.
    When the history books come to be written he will be mentioned above such luminaries as Mandela and Ghandi whose influence was more localised.
    Quality

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    Since when is overthrowing Saddam Hussein's fascist dictatorship in Iraq and replacing it with a freely democratically elected government a war crime?

    Since when is fighting murderous Islamic terrorists and insurgents who were killing hundreds of innocent people in suicide bombings a war crime?

    If the invasion of 2003 had not been launched Saddam Hussein, his sons and his evil regime would still be in power and the Iraqi people would still be under the yoke of his savage dictatorship.

    Do you want to tell these people that their democratic freedoms are illegal?



    This is the mass grave of only a tiny sample of the victims of the Saddam regime.



    It is a war crime to liberate a country from tyranny? Really????

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