Tuesday, 23 June 2009
The Trial Of Tony Blair
One of the reasons I started blogging nearly four years ago was this statement which is still at the top of 'Looking For A Voice'
A Libertarian facing the most incompetent and intrusive unmandated Oligarchy in my lifetime.
Everybody around me thought that we were living in a paradise of cheap money, the weekend shopping binge on credit cards was the 'norm'. I could see the drip drip drip of our basic Liberties flowing away. Most of the population seemed not to give a flying fcuk.
MP's were troughing then as now, Mandelson and the Kinnocks were slowly enriching themselves and on their way to being faux aristocrats. Civil Servants exposed and found dead in the woods, the BBC seized in a coup by Blair and Campbell, then there was the Iraq Invasion a war of agression that presented no threat to the defence of this country, on behalf of a foreign power and because both leaders did 'God' big time and believed that smiting the heathen 'hip and thigh' was a divine ordinance.
Blair lied to Parliament over WMD, forged the 'dodgy dossier' Campbell was 'sexing' up intelligence reports. The Media was not reporting the Cabinet ministers who resigned over the decision taken by Blair under the powers invested in one man under the Royal Perogative, a decision that flew in the face of the United Nations and the weapons inspectors.
Blair is now a multi millionaire,yet scores of British families have lost their sons and daughters brought home in coffins, hundreds more are mentally and physically crippled.
Iraq which once had the GDP of Portugal is impoverished and thousands of its citizens are dead.
However Blair lobbied hard for this inquiry to be held in secret so that it did not turn into a show trial. Yesterday Chilcot announced that the inquiry will largely be held in public. Though I suspect most of the events leading up to the invasion will be held in camera to protect Blair.
I have always wanted Blair to be arraigned for High Crimes and Misdemeanours, this is as near as we are going to get to it.
If you have got time read the following four indictments from Nuremburg 1946. Tell me what difference is there ? The only legitimate war is one of national self defence, for which our armed forces should have the best equipment, be the best trained and paid in the world. There is no other legitimate State expenditure.
Count One: Conspiracy to Wage Aggressive War
Count Two: Waging an Aggressive War, or "Crimes Against Peace"
Count Three: War Crimes and Torture
Count Four: Crimes Against Humanity and Civilian Populations
Those found guilty went to the Gallows.
Until the State and its Leaders become accountable for their actions we will not be a Free Country. We are all burdened by this war guilt, we just cannot ignore it and pretend it did not happen.
Blair has dishonoured this Country and its Armed Services. It is time he answered in the full glare of the TV cameras.