Tony Blair’s Wilful Misrepresentation: Deliberately Manipulated the Facts to Justify the Invasion of Iraq? by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
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20 January, 2011

“And he smiled a kind of sickly smile, and curled up on the floor, And the subsequent proceedings, interested him no more.” (Francis Brett Harte, 1836-1902.)

Charles Anthony Lynton Blair, QC., is set to reappear before the Chilcot Inquiry into the assault on Iraq, on Friday 21st January, with an inside source reported commenting: “There is a feeling … he wilfully misrepresented the facts.” Goodness, surely not.

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Tony Blair: Glossing Over Remembrance Day by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
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11 November, 2010

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“You fasten all the triggers for the others to fire,
Then you sit back and watch when the death count gets higher,
You hide in your mansion’s as young people’s blood flows,
Out of their bodies and in to the mud.”  — Bob Dylan.

Today, is Remembrance Day, on both sides of the Atlantic. At the eleventh minute, of the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the guns of the First World War fell silent, leaving the estimated nine million who had died in battle, to the graves’ muteness across continents, and to France’s poppy fields. It remains the day when the deaths of subsequent tragedies and imperial follies are remembered. A day when even the cynical pause to read heartfelt notes on poppy wreaths, laid at the base of memorials, flowers refreshed on graves, stories of the lost, passed down and revisited, as more recent shared laughter, now also silenced..

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Fallujah, Tony Blair and a Man with a Mission by Felicity Arbuthnot

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by Felicity Arbuthnot
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27 September, 2010

“The reason governments have secrets is not because the public won’t understand, it’s because the public will.” (A friend.)

Dr Bill Wilson, knows a bit about duplicity and is not a man to give up, as a glance at his website shows. (1) Dr Wilson is a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) in the Scottish National Party,for the West of Scotland. This week, he lodged a Parliamentary Motion (2) “highlighting the consequences of the US and UK’s use of weapons of mass destruction in Fallujah, in 2004.”

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The British Military in Iraq: A Legacy of War Crimes and Atrocities by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
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crossposted at Global Research
3 September, 2010

“Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war.” (Tony Blair, speech as newly elected Prime Minister, 1997.)

August is seemingly Spotlight on Illegal Invasion month. President Obama has made his Mission-Lost-Cause speech about US., Iraq fantasy “withdrawal” – leaving behind 50,000 troops, perhaps 50,000 mercenaries, and some have suggested 100,000 “advisors.”

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Blood Money by Felicity Arbuthnot

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crossposted at Global Research
21 August, 2010

“Let me ask you one question, is your money that good? Will it buy you forgiveness? Do you think that it could?” (Bob Dylan, Masters of War.)

Sometimes a topic simply will not go away. These weeks, Anthony Charles Lynton Blair, Q.C., former Prime Minister, alleged potential war criminal, surreal Middle East Peace Envoy – who led an administration who shared responsibility for, if not quite rivers of blood, bloodied market places, mosques, squares, homes, humans, hospitals, beyond counting – just keeps coming back and back.

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John Pilger: Rebranding the Iraq War – The US has no intention of leaving Iraq

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US combat forces have left Iraq, but who should be held accountable for the invasion and occupation that has left hundreds of thousands dead? Veteran investigative journalist John Pilger joins the show to discuss.

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Mr. Blair: About Your Book Signing: Dedication Suggestions… Every letter of Every Word is Written in a Child’s Blood by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
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13 August, 2010

“Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.”  (Psalms 16:18.)

I note you will be signing your book, “A Journey”, at Waterstone’s flagship book shop, on London’s Piccadilly, on the 8th September. As this will seemingly be a day when democracy is suspended, security near unprecedented, bags, cameras, briefcases, mobile ‘phones checked in before being allowed to ask for your signature, I may not be able to get to near to you with these suggestions, so some ideas from afar for your dedications.

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Tony Blair Must Be Prosecuted By John Pilger

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By John Pilger
Information Clearing House
www.johnpilger.com
August 05, 2010

Tony Blair must be prosecuted, not indulged like his mentor Peter Mandelson. Both have produced self-serving memoirs for which they have been paid fortunes. Blair’s will appear next month and earn him £4.6 million. Now consider Britain’s Proceeds of Crime Act. Blair conspired in and executed an unprovoked war of aggression against a defenseless country, which 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 revealed as higher than those at Hiroshima. “UK forces used about 1.9 metric tons of depleted uranium ammunition in the Iraq war in 2003,” the Defense Secretary Liam Fox told parliament on 22 July. A range of toxic “anti-personnel” weapons, such as cluster bombs, was employed by British and American forces.

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Tony Blair: A Bright Shining Lie (Part 2) by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
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19 July, 2010

“If justice and truth take place,
If he is rewarded according to his just desert,
His name will stink to all generations.”
(William Wesley, 1703-1791.)

It has been a good couple of weeks of medal gathering for Charles Anthony Lynton Blair, QC. To add a lucrative and glittering array (1) he has added to the (30th June) announcement of the (US) National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal, the award of a second “Freedom Medal” (first, January 2009, from the US) on 10th July.

The man who scribbled: “I just do not understand this”, in the margin of the advice from his top Law Lord, that the the invasion of Iraq would be illegal without a second United Nations Resolution, ignored, or dodged legalities, committing his country to the destruction of a sovereign nation, has been honoured again, this time, some might say, appropriately.

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Tony Blair: A Bright Shining Lie. When Mass Murder is upheld as a Peace-making Endeavor… by Felicity Arbuthnot

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by Felicity Arbuthnot
Global Research, July 15, 2010

“Now all my lies are proved untrue
And I must face the men I slew.
What tale shall serve me here among
Mine angry and defrauded young?”
(Epitaphs of War, Rudyard Kipling, 1865-1936.)

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Miliband: People in the Middle East respect us for having fulfilled our warning that it was Iraq’s last chance to avoid war

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compiled by Cem Ertür
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11 March 2010


1) David Miliband: People in the Middle East respect us for having fulfilled our warning that it was Iraq’s last chance to avoid war (8 March 2010)

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2) Tony Blair: Iraq is better, our own security is better with Saddam out of power (28 January 2010)

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Blair warned in 2000 Iraq war was illegal By Michael Savage

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By Michael Savage
The Independent
Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Secret papers withheld by Chilcot inquiry reveal Foreign Office fears over invasion

An invasion of Iraq was discussed within the Government more than two years before military action was taken – with Foreign Office mandarins warning that an invasion would be illegal, that it would claim “considerable casualties” and could lead to the breakdown of Iraq, The Independent can reveal.

The extent of Whitehall opposition to the policy eventually backed by Tony Blair emerges just three days before Gordon Brown will appear at the Iraq Inquiry, where he will be asked to explain his role in the Government’s decision to invade.

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via Blair warned in 2000 Iraq war was illegal – UK Politics, UK – The Independent

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Plan to oust Saddam drawn up two years before the invasion

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By Michael Savage, Political Correspondent
The Independent
Monday, 1 February 2010

A secret plan to foster an internal coup against Saddam Hussein was drawn up by the Government two years before the invasion of Iraq, The Independent can reveal.

Whitehall officials drafted the “contract with the Iraqi people” as a way of signalling to dissenters in Iraq that an overthrow of Saddam would be supported by Britain. It promised aid, oil contracts, debt cancellations and trade deals once the dictator had been removed. Tony Blair’s team saw it as a way of creating regime change in Iraq even before the 9/11 attack on New York.

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via Plan to oust Saddam drawn up two years before the invasion – UK Politics, UK – The Independent

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Inside the mind of a psychopath and the Chilcot ‘Inquiry’ By William Bowles

The madness of Tony Blair, the futility of the Chilcot inquiry

The Chilcot ‘Inquiry’: a theatre of the absurd By William Bowles

Inside the mind of a psychopath and the Chilcot ‘Inquiry’ By William Bowles

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By William Bowles
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1 February 2010

Reams have been written about the appearance of Tony Blair at the so-called inquiry. Very few if any have even come close to identifying the real nature of the beast called Tony Blair.

Were he a working class man, head of a crime gang for example, Blair’s ‘pathology’ would have been central to most mainstream media coverage, revealing the class bias in how the the media treat the ruling elites. His judgment, even his arrogance maybe questioned but not his mental state.


There seems to be some disagreement over what constitutes a sociopath or psychopath but in trawling the web I came across all kinds of definitions. For example,
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The madness of Tony Blair, the futility of the Chilcot inquiry

by Andy Worthington
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www.andyworthington.co.uk
30 January 2010

So will the Chilcot Inquiry into the illegal invasion of Iraq actually do anything when it finally reaches its conclusions? It seems unlikely. Over the last two months, we have had some fascinating moments: on November 26, for example, when Sir Christopher Meyer, Britain’s ambassador to the US, delivered testimony which, as I explained at the time, “demonstrated, without a shadow of a doubt, how ‘regime change’ in Iraq was agreed between George W. Bush and Tony Blair in April 2002, and how the rush to war by the US meant that furious attempts to justify the plan were doomed to fail, ‘because there was no smoking gun.’”

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