Tuesday, 25 January 2011

The Iraq War Lies

Remember folks, the Iraq War was SOLD on LIES. There would have been NO conflict, and NO massive death toll without these lies. The War was completely unnecessary and constitutes a War Crime. War Crimes Trials need to be initiated immediately.

We know that the WMD lies in question were part of a deliberate, politically driven, deception since the intelligence indicated there was no credible threat from Saddam. It is therefore imperative that leaders such as Bush, Blair, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice and others be arrested and sent to the Hague for prosecution.

Note to Dr Hans Blix, our imperious Western leaders didn't go to war on any real material proof that Saddam was a threat. The intelligence reports Bush and Blair were privy to obviously hindered the War Agenda. Whether it was for good intentions (unlikely) or not, they criminally fabricated a case to make it look like Saddam still had WMD capability. For such actions they must stand trial. As evidence of this criminal manipulation of data I cite:

1. The Dodgy Dossier: The UK Government's obviously "sexed up" (2002) report on Saddam's WMDs containing the infamous "45 minute threat": http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s1041136.htm

2. Expert Testimony from the House Judiciary Committee Hearings: Executive Power & the Bush Administration (impeachment hearings): Note the books cited by the Committee Chair in the introductions to the speakers (from 2008):

a). Vincent Bugliosi on the October 2002 NIE, a document that was misrepresented to show Saddam as an imminent threat when the exact opposite was true. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcfpms98GeQ&feature=PlayList&p=9F833EE81EC327C0&index=28

b). Elizabeth Holtz. See time 7:46 where the witness talks about "deceptions with respect to the Iraq War..."

3. The Downing Street Memos (2005) http://downingstreetmemo.com/ According to this highly placed UK memo, I quote: "the [US] intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy" so that War could be waged against Iraq.

4. US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence review of Iraq War Intelligence (June 5, 2008) http://intelligence.senate.gov/press/record.cfm?id=298775 Quote: "In making the case for war, the Administration repeatedly presented intelligence as fact when in reality it was unsubstantiated."

5. Australian Documentary "Truth, Lies and Intelligence" (from 2005) References to expert testimony on Iraq War Intelligence being fabricated: Greg Thielman, Joseph Wilson et al. The following is a short clip taken from the full length program: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ztzu0G8KcSA&feature=player_embedded

6: US 60 minutes Interview (2004) with ex-Bush Administration insider Paul O'Neal who stated that the Administration was looking for ways to launch a war with Iraq 10 days after the inauguration. Please ignore the sound effects on this promo clip and recognise the importance of the 60 minutes information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEZnL_VVHPc&feature=player_embedded

7: NBC Keith Olbermann report on the non-profit Center for Public Integrity (google them) - tallied 935 false statements made by eight top members of the Administration in the two years after September 11th, including, obviously, the run up to the Iraq war (story from Feb 2008): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhKYc7cTZR4 One could postulate that the intelligence might have been mistaken, but as we have seen previously, in the other clips, the raw intelligence assessments did not correlate with what they were saying publicly (ie these are therefore more deliberate lies, unsubstantiated statements in conflict with intelligence facts).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2011.]

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