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Attempt to Prosecute Tony Blair Over Iraq War Blocked by UK High Court

  • Published on Jul 31, 2017
    Britain’s High Court has blocked a bid by an Iraqi general to bring a private prosecution against Tony Blair after he took the UK to war in Iraq while prime minister. Anastasia Churkina has the details.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/687968/iraq-war-illegal-apologetic-john-prescott-tony-blair

Something like 1.5 million Iraqi civilians have been killed/murdered. Iraq was NOT involved in 9/11. Iraq DID NOT attack UK or America. Iraq DID NOT threaten UK or American interests. Yes, the war was/is ILLEGAL. Click on image for article.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3298498/Burn-destroy-Pressure-builds-Blair-Chilcot-report-s-revealed-ministers-told-destroy-key-evidence-eve-conflict-showed-Iraq-War-ILLEGAL.html

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/30/blair-and-bush-went-to-war-in-iraq-despite-south-africas-wmd-assurances

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/483274/Calls-Tony-Blair-impeached-Sir-Peter-Tapsell

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August 1, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

One Week After Mosul’s “Liberation,” Horror of US Siege Continues to Unfold

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    Death and Destruction in Iraq, Extensive US War Crimes: Apocalypse in Mosul in the Guise of Bombing ISIS
  • One Week After Mosul’s “Liberation,” Horror of US Siege Continues to Unfold
    by Bill Van Auken, http://www.wsws.org/
    One week after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi proclaimed the “liberation” of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, the scale of destruction wrought during a nine-month, US-backed siege is becoming clearer, even as reports mount of collective punishment being meted out to survivors.

    Abadi presided over a victory parade in Baghdad on Saturday in which elements of the security forces marched past the prime minister and other officials in the Iraqi capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone. It is a measure of the state of the country that the parade was not publicly announced because of security concerns, with the media learning about it only afterwards and the population of the city excluded.

    Evidence of the death toll inflicted upon Mosul’s civilian population during the siege—largely the result of unrelenting US-led air strikes and artillery bombardments carried out against crowded neighborhoods, particularly in western Mosul’s Old City—continues to mount.

    Conservative estimates have put the number of civilians killed at over 7,000. The London-based monitoring group Airwars documented the deaths of 5,805 civilians between February and June of this year. There were undoubtedly many more deaths that went unreported, not to mention those killed in the four months preceding this period, as well of those who died in the intense assault waged on the area of the city during the last three weeks of fighting.

    Officials in Mosul report that civil defense workers have already dug some 2,000 corpses from the rubble created by US 500- and 2,000-pound bombs as well as heavy artillery shelling and strikes by attack helicopters.

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July 25, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

ISIS 2.0: US Military Warns Iraqi Govt of Possible Reemergence of Islamic State (CIA Jihadists wink wink)

  • Published on Jul 13, 2017
    The U.S. military has warned the Iraqi government about the possible re-emergence of an upgraded version of Islamic State, following the terror group’s defeat in Mosul.

Head of ISIS! HQ in Langley, Virginia!

Senator John McCain with ISIS Chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi (circled left) and terrorist Muahmmad Noor (circled right).

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July 14, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tony Blair Should Be Prosecuted for Iraq War, High Court Hears

  • Published on Jul 5, 2017
    Former Prime Minister Tony Blair should face prosecution for his role in the UK’s intervention in the 2003 Iraq invasion, the high court has heard.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/687968/iraq-war-illegal-apologetic-john-prescott-tony-blair

Something like 1.5 million Iraqi civilians have been killed/murdered. Iraq was NOT involved in 9/11. Iraq DID NOT attack UK or America. Iraq DID NOT threaten UK or American interests. Yes, the war was/is ILLEGAL. Click on image for article.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/30/blair-and-bush-went-to-war-in-iraq-despite-south-africas-wmd-assurances

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3298498/Burn-destroy-Pressure-builds-Blair-Chilcot-report-s-revealed-ministers-told-destroy-key-evidence-eve-conflict-showed-Iraq-War-ILLEGAL.html

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/483274/Calls-Tony-Blair-impeached-Sir-Peter-Tapsell

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http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/07/tony-blair-war-crimes-prosecuted-eel-like-boris-johnson

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http://www.prisonplanet.com/030804thelight.html

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July 6, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saudi Arabia V Qatar Conflict May Trigger ‘Mother of All Wars’ – World War 3 Threat Issued

  • Saudi Arabia V Qatar Conflict May Trigger ‘Mother of All Wars’ – World War 3 Threat Issued
    by ALETHA ADU, http://www.express.co.uk/
    QATAR’S swiftly shrinking relations with its Gulf neighbours could result in World War 3, a think-tank has claimed.

    The Gefira foundation said the rivalry, if left unsolved, could result in a “mother of all wars” exploding within the Middle East. Using World War One and Two as examples, the research group claimed large-scale conflicts are usually triggered by a “single event”. But the nature of the rivalry and strife for power and influence in the Gulf region could also lead to “such disastrous consequences”.

    Evoking Cold War associations, the research foundation said the “game of alliances” began when the Saudi-led group stuck off diplomatic ties with Qatar. Gefira continued: “Qatar having lost the protection of the Arab world” has sought ties with Turkey. While Iran, Iraq and Syria “stand on the sidelines and watch the developments.” Published yesterday, the blog post reduces Saudi Arabia’s claims against Qatar as nothing more than an attempt to “assert dominance” over their neighbours.

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July 5, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Iraqi PM Announces End of ISIS-Daesh’s Caliphate

  • Published on Jun 29, 2017
    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced the end of Daesh’s so-called caliphate after the liberation of Nuri mosque in Mosul. Abadi said in a statement that the victory marks the end of QUOTE-the state of falsehood. He noted that Iraqi forces will continue to hunt down terrorists. Nuri mosque was captured by Iraqi forces on Thursday. Terrorists blew up the mosque a week ago as the army started a push in its direction. Retaking the iconic mosque handed a symbolic victory to the Iraqi forces because Daesh had declared its so-called caliphate there after taking the city in 20-14. According to the Iraqi military, the battle for Mosul will end in the coming days as remaining terrorists are now bottled up in just a few neighborhoods. The army launched the offensive to retake Mosul last October.

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July 1, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

US Not Seeking Destruction of ISIS-Daesh as It Created Terror Group

  • Published on Jun 20, 2017
    The leader of Iran’s Islamic revolution says Americans cannot be trusted as they are sitting tight for an opportunity to hit. Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. The Leader said the Americans and their followers are against the independence, identity and unity of Iraq. He added they should not be given the chance to deploy troops to Iraq on the pretext of training local forces. The leader stressed that Washington and its allies do not intend to uproot Daesh because the group has enjoyed their backing and financial support.

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June 21, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on US Not Seeking Destruction of ISIS-Daesh as It Created Terror Group

Staggering Loss of Life: ‘Raqqa is Not About Protecting Civilians’

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‘De-Confliction’ Zone : US-Led Coalition Air Strikes Hit Syrian Pro-Govt Forces

  • Published on Jun 7, 2017
    The US-led coalition has carried out air strikes on Syrian pro-government forces near the town of Al-Tanf, close to the border with Iraq. The Pentagon says the troops it struck were operating inside a so-called ‘de-confliction zone’. It is an area of particular strategic significance, and all of the parties to the conflict have been operating there. It lies on the most direct route from Damascus to Baghdad, in Iraq. If Assad’s forces take it, they will also secure a direct route to Iran – their closest ally in the region. Caleb Maupin now explains what may have motivated Washington to carry out the attack.

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June 8, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ‘De-Confliction’ Zone : US-Led Coalition Air Strikes Hit Syrian Pro-Govt Forces

‘War on Terror Meant to Defeat Public’s Distaste for War’ – Journalist

  • Published on Jun 5, 2017
    Iraqi forces have announced that they are beginning their final push against Islamic State strongholds in Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city. But 100,000 civilians are at extreme risk of being killed in this last phase, according to the United Nations. RT America’s Natasha Sweatte has the story. Then, journalist and author Robert Koehler joins RT America’s Anya Parampil, to discuss the ongoing US military intervention in Iraq and how it compares to wars past, particularly US intervention in Vietnam, and how such conflicts are portrayed in western media.
https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/trevor-aaronson-inside-the-fbis-manufactured-war-on-terror/

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http://www.foxnews.com/story/2002/11/21/pentagon-to-track-american-consumer-purchases/

All scams are based on deception and mis-direction! The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) is an Illuminist psyop HOAX! It is to lay the foundation for the Luciferian New World Order –> ‘666’!

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/isis-j30.html

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June 6, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ‘War on Terror Meant to Defeat Public’s Distaste for War’ – Journalist

Penta… gone? $2bn of Equipment Sent to Iraq Failed to be Accounted – Report (ISIS/Al Qaeda: “Thanks Pentagram!”)

  • Published on May 27, 2017
    A U.S. government report has revealed its military cannot account for two-billion dollars’ worth of arms and equipment it sent to Iraq, to bolster the country’s security forces in the fight against ISIS. READ MORE:
    https://on.rt.com/8cmk
http://theantimedia.org/rand-paul-gabbard-arming-terrorists/

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https://www.rt.com/usa/316558-us-training-jihadists-dick-black/

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May 29, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Penta… gone? $2bn of Equipment Sent to Iraq Failed to be Accounted – Report (ISIS/Al Qaeda: “Thanks Pentagram!”)

The Push Is On And The Deep State Will Not Hold Back This Summer

  • Published on May 23, 2017
    Trump is looking to sell the oil reserves and drill in the US. Kim Dot Com comes forward and give evidence that Seth Rich was passing the DNC emails to Wikileaks. Donna Brazile tried to shut the investigation down. The US changes direction and will not offer grants for military weapons but countries will need to take out a loan. Duterte places parts of the Philippines under martial law. South Korea opens fire because they saw an unidentified object. The UN investigation team was hit with cyber attack. Iraq is now working with Russia, Iran and Syria to control the border. Saudi Arabia and the US says that Syria should have open elections and they should decide their own fate. IS claimed responsibility for the UK bombing.

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May 24, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Push Is On And The Deep State Will Not Hold Back This Summer

Iran Has Been in Crosshairs for a Very Long Time. Neocons Are Still Writing The Script

Pentagon: “Those damned Iranians! Let’s nuke them before they pee on us!”

  • Iran Has Been in Crosshairs for a Very Long Time. Neocons Are Still Writing The Script
    by Liberty Report Staff, http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/
    Iran has been in neocon crosshairs for a very long time. U.S. Presidential Administrations come and go, Democrat and Republican, but the neocon script has remained the same.

    President Trump, voted in as an “outsider,” has adopted the insider script. Today’s speech in Saudi Arabia was crafted by Trump’s neocon Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller.
    Miller’s “long-time mentor” is David Horowitz.

    Here are Horowitz’s thoughts on Bush’s invasion of Iraq:

    “Baghdad is liberated,” he wrote for his FrontPage Magazine in April 2003. “In the days to come let us not forget that if it were not for one man, and one man alone—George Bush—the people of Iraq would not be celebrating in the streets and pulling down Saddam’s statues today. … We have entered the era of a new civil war between the forces of freedom and the powers of Islamo-fascist and communist darkness, and once again the left is clearly determined to take its stand on the other side. The good news is that America is back. Our military has performed superlatively. Our leadership has stood tall. We ourselves can celebrate over this and look confidently toward what lies ahead.”

    Long story short…Trump may be a different face, but the neocon goal has remained the same. ​Here’s the relevant part of today’s speech about Iran that neocon Stephen Miller wrote for Trump:

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Who is the aggressor?

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May 23, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Comments Off on Iran Has Been in Crosshairs for a Very Long Time. Neocons Are Still Writing The Script

Ron Paul: President Trump — Toss Your Generals’ War Escalation Plans In the Trash

  • President Trump: Toss Your Generals’ War Escalation Plans In the Trash
    by Ron Paul, https://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/
    By the end of this month, Defense Secretary James Mattis and National Security Advisor HR McMaster will deliver to President Trump their plans for military escalations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. President Trump would be wise to rip the plans up and send his national security team back to the drawing board – or replace them. There is no way another “surge” in Afghanistan and Iraq (plus a new one in Syria) puts America first. There is no way doing the same thing over again will succeed any better than it did the last time.

    Near the tenth anniversary of the US war on Afghanistan – seven years ago – I went to the Floor of Congress to point out that the war makes no sense. The original authorization had little to do with eliminating the Taliban. It was a resolution to retaliate against those who attacked the United States on September 11, 2001. From what we know now, the government of Saudi Arabia had far more to do with the financing and planning of 9/11 than did the Taliban. But we’re still pumping money into that lost cause. We are still killing Afghanis and in so doing creating the next generation of terrorists.

    The war against ISIS will not end with its defeat in Mosul and Raqqa. We will not pack up and go home. Instead, the Pentagon and State Department have both said that US troops would remain in Iraq after ISIS is defeated. The continued presence of US troops in Iraq will provide all the recruiting needed for more ISIS or ISIS-like resistance groups to arise, which will in turn lead to a permanent US occupation of Iraq. The US “experts” have completely misdiagnosed the problem so it no surprise that their solutions will not work. They have claimed that al-Qaeda and ISIS arose in Iraq because we left, when actually they arose because we invaded in the first place.

    General David Petraeus is said to have a lot of influence over HR McMaster, and in Syria he is pushing for the kind of US troop “surge” that he still believes was successful in Iraq. The two are said to favor thousands of US troops to fight ISIS in eastern Syria instead of relying on the US-sponsored and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces to do the job. This “surge” into Syria would also lead to a lengthy US occupation of a large part of that country, as it is unlikely that the US would return the territory to the Syrian government. Would it remain an outpost of armed rebels that could be unleashed on Assad at the US President’s will? It’s hard to know from week to week whether “regime change” in Syria is a US priority or not. But we do know that a long-term US occupation of half of Syria would be illegal, dangerous, and enormously expensive.

    President Trump’s Generals all seem to be pushing for a major US military escalation in the Middle East and south Asia. The President goes back and forth, one minute saying “we’re not going into Syria,” while the next seeming to favor another surge. He has given the military much decision-making latitude and may be persuaded by his Generals that the only solution is to go in big. If he follows such advice, it is likely his presidency itself will be buried in that graveyard of empires.

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May 17, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Ron Paul: President Trump — Toss Your Generals’ War Escalation Plans In the Trash

‘He Should Be In Prison’: Tony Blair’s Plan to Return to Politics Denounced by Protesters

  • Published on May 1, 2017
    Controversial former UK Labor Prime Minister Tony Blair has announced that he is going to return to UK politics, motivated by Brexit and willing to change the situation amid the debates on the terms of the exit from the EU.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/30/blair-and-bush-went-to-war-in-iraq-despite-south-africas-wmd-assurances

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3298498/Burn-destroy-Pressure-builds-Blair-Chilcot-report-s-revealed-ministers-told-destroy-key-evidence-eve-conflict-showed-Iraq-War-ILLEGAL.html

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/483274/Calls-Tony-Blair-impeached-Sir-Peter-Tapsell

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http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/07/tony-blair-war-crimes-prosecuted-eel-like-boris-johnson

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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/pressure-mounts-tony-blair-answer-3475758

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http://www.prisonplanet.com/030804thelight.html

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http://rt.com/usa/bohemian-blair-powell-guccifer-811/

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/why-tony-blair-is-a-war-criminal-who-should-be-on-trial-in-the-hague/5303545

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May 2, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ‘He Should Be In Prison’: Tony Blair’s Plan to Return to Politics Denounced by Protesters