Tony Blair: A Bright Shining Lie

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Published: Jul. 14, 2010 – Uruknet.info

We live in strange times. In October 2009, the fledgling President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for: ” .. his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples.” He was: “surprised and deeply humbled”, accepting it as : “a call to action.” Oh good, more “… diplomacy and co-operation …?” Not quite.

Two months later Barack Hussein Obama announced that killing more Afghans and throwing $’s millions in to doing it was his first priority. (He didn’t quite put it like that. He told an audience at West Point * that the deployment of 30,000 additional troops was a goal vital to: “the common security of the world.” It would: ” … break the Taliban’s momentum and increase Afghanistan’s capacity …” Goals would not be set: “… beyond our responsibility, our means, or our interests.”)

Six and a half months in to 2010 US ied (impovised explosive device) deaths alone are 188, already exceeding the 152 for the whole year of 2008, in “Operation Enduring Freedom.” Total deaths for 2009 within Afghanistan were 317, this year they are already 231. (1) Youthful dismemberments, disfigurements, and deaths, on a hiding to nowhere, are seemingly part of those “interests.” Enduring freedom indeed, from life and limb, with of course, Afghan killings and casualties: “not productive to count.”

Under this shining example of all the Nobel Peace Prize now stands for, US drones are killing citizens of Pakistan,Yemen and Somalia. Iran is in the cross hairs and Poland has had the dubious honour of hosting US missiles, to protect it in case it is attacked by – Iran, according to the seemingly increasingly delusional US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton.

In to this Orwellian world, enter “Teflon Tony” Blair, set to collect the latest in a glittering array of Awards for services to humanity. His contribution to the betterment of mankind, has included enjoining the United States, in the Afghanistan invasion and between 1997 and 2003, in the silent cull of an average of six thousand Iraqi children a month, instructing Britain’s UN officials to veto everything from vaccines to ventolin, insulin to incubators and intubators, paper to pencils, female hygiene appliances, to aids for children at the schools for the blind and deaf.

After six years of this decimation, under his watch, added to the previous seven under his predecessor, John Major, Blair’s officials cooked up a pack of lies. He ignored the advice of his top Law Lord, Lord Goldsmith, and joined his little friend on Capitol Hill, in reducing what remained of the Cradle of Civilization, to an illegally invaded pile of rubble, the destruction of swathes of its ancient history and historical records, and the lynching, “disappearing” of and imprisoning of a legitimate government, whose sovereignty was guaranteed by the United Nations.

Recent estimates are than a further million Iraqis have died since the invasion, almost certainly an under estimate, since those in remoter areas are often unrecorded, as those who died in vast numbers at the sieges of Najav,Tel Afar, the two assaults on Falluja and numerous other mass murders.

Lord Goldsmith, it now transpires, had written in his advice, six weeks before the invasion of Iraq: “My opinion is that Resolution 1441 does not revive the authorisation to use force … in the absence of a further decision by the Security Council.” Barrister Blair scribbled in the margin: “I just do not understand this.” Did any one ask which part of “No”, he could not grasp? Two weeks later the legal opinion was reiterated in a further note.

Blair of course, walked from this carnage, to be Middle East Peace Envoy, telling Parliament on his resignation: “As I learned … it is important to be able to bring people together …” He can undoubtedly do delusion with some of the greats. As William Blum recently pointed out :

‘General Augusto Pinochet of Chile, mass murderer and torturer: “I would like to be remembered as a man who served his country.”
P.W. Botha, former president of apartheid South Africa: “I am not going to repent. I am not going to ask for favours. What I did, I did for my country.”
Pol Pot, mass murderer of Cambodia: “I want you to know that everything I did, I did for my country.”
Tony Blair, former British prime minister, defending his role in the murder of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis: “I did what I thought was right for our country.” ‘(2)

Patriotism is indeed the last refugee of the scoundrel.

Blair certainly did what he “thought was right” for Tony Blair. As Peter Oborne pointed out in March : “We now know that the wretched Blair has multiplied his personal fortune many times over by trading off the connections he made while in Downing Street. Shockingly, he fought a long battle to conceal the source of his new-found wealth, and only this month did it finally become public that one of his largest clients was a South Korean oil company, the UI Energy Corporation, with extensive interests in Iraq … he has also made £1million from advising the Kuwaiti royal family. It can be fairly claimed that Blair has profiteered as a result of the Iraq War in which so many hundreds of thousands of people died … in the league of shame, Tony Blair is arguably the worst of them all.” (3)

And the rewards for being an ally in mass starvation and murder, keep rolling in.The latest is the 2010 Liberty Medal, awarded by the US Constitution Centre (plus $100,000 prize money. Small change compared to the estimated $20 million he’s raked in since leaving office, but every little helps.)

The Liberty Medal, according to the Constitution Center: “.. reflects the values of the US Constitution – a belief in justice, fairness, self-governance … a balance between individual rights and communal responsibility, in the power of the epople … and in resolving issues through deliberation,, compromise and respect for diverse viewpoints.”

It is to be presented to him by his close friend and fellow Iraqi childrens’ tormenter, “Bomber” Bill Clinton, who says of Blair : ” … Tony continues to demonstrate the same leadership, dedication and creativity in promoting economic opportunity in the Middle East and the resolution of conflicts rooted in religion around the world, and is building the capacity of developing nations to govern honestly and effectively. I’m pleased the Constitution Center is awarding him the Liberty Medal in recognition of his work to promote the actions necessary to make peace, reconciliation, and prosperity possible.

“Economic opportunity” indeed.

If your head is not yet over a bucket, David Eisner, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center, said: “Tony Blair has significantly furthered the expansion of freedom, self-governance, equality and peaceful coexistence. This award recognizes both his dedication to and his success in building understanding among nations and creating lasting solutions in areas of conflict.”

“TeflonTony” responded: “It is an honor to receive the Liberty Medal … Freedom, liberty and justice are the values by which this medal is struck. Freedom, liberty and justice are the values which I try to apply to my work … preparing the Palestinians for statehood. They are the values which drive … as we try to show that people of different faiths can live together constructively, in peace and harmony.”

He will be donating the prize money to two of his charities. He said the same thing when he won $’s one million in February 2009 with the Dan David Award, from the Tel Aviv based Dan David Foundation, for his: “..steadfast determination and morally courageous leadership …” Revolving doors come to mind.

A month earlier he had been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush for being ” … a true friend of the United States (who has) at his very centre (belief) in freedom.” Tell that to the Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians with the ghettoised people of Gaza. He was in good company, receiving it with Australia’s former Prime Minister John Howard and Columbian President Alvaro Uribe, both adherents to Blair and Bush’s particularly unique interpretation of freedom.

In July 2009, he pitched up to collect his Fenner Brockway Award, in London (for: ” …shared vision … global role in working for justice and security.”) with a black eye. Had someone finally found a dark night, a dark alley and a baseball bat?

Incidentally, six of those who were awarded the Liberty Medal, have gone on to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. It was Tom Lehrer who said: “Satire became redundant the day Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.” No longer.

Blair may already share something with Kissinger: checking with his legal advisers every time he boards a ‘plane, should he be arrested for war crimes on arrival.

And just another reminder, George Orwell’s real name was Eric Arthur Blair.

Source: http://www.uruknet.info/?p=m67918&hd=&size=1&l=e

 

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Wanted: Tony Blair for war crimes. Arrest him and claim your reward

One in four say put Blair on trial for war crimes

America’s Most Wanted: The Top 50 US War Criminals

Tony Blair’s limitless greed feeds off his war crimes

Bonaparte Blair & Co

Blair President of Europe? No, A War Crimes Trial

Tony Blair’s £1m-a-year paymaster seeks giant Iraqi oil deal

Tony-Gate: Blair Strikes Oil in Iraq

Former IAEA chief: Iraq war killed “a million innocent civilians”


6 Comments on “Tony Blair: A Bright Shining Lie”

  1. Dwight Baker says:

    Felicity

    Thanks for the information. We the few must stand strong and remain bonded together with our knowledge of whom what and when are the events of today designed to take all people. The more I learn the more I can see the bigger picture.

    Up jumped a snake in the grass today and almost took my breath away. The New York Times wrote an Editorial and quoted themselves praising one of our appointed Federal dignitaries after he had made a bad and out of sorts call to give away more of our minerals rights in Alaska.

    Then I got to thinking with the giant servers all over and with the Google bunch using logarithms to isolate – certain parts of language —We the People are just dumb to go around telling all over the internet. Particularly if we develop a plan to take back control of this run a way Federal Government.

    Then another snake jumped up I jumped back look into it devilish eyes and saw that the big boys way at the top can get a read on how dumb down the American people really are by looking over the comments that cover the post daily. I have read many of them and believe me the American People are sure dumb down.

    Many cannot even make a clear statement. The comments range from griping and complaining to cussing out all around.

    Now, who can we trust with current information? I think and believe we can only trust one another. For instance I know more about the Gulf oil Crisis than any other. Why, that is my profession and I have done that for years. BP and all others cannot fool me.

    But I am only one, and many others have their calling and that could be the good starting point for us to finally coalesce with one another in a communed setting on a daily basis if needs be. And for my personal benefit plow all my energy too for and with others that have the same set of goals.

    Without We the Few in the many to come out into the light and begin to make specific plans —- All of us and the mass of humanity —-will be led to the great abyss dismissed as if we never lived.

    • NWO Observer says:

      Thanks a lot Dwight for all your comments and support.

      I’m sorry if some of your comments are not posted immediately. I don’t have any comments moderation in my blog. I think that the blog just assumes some comments as spam.

      I read all your comments and I’ll do my best to provide good articles and videos for the readers of this blog.

      Once again thank you for everything! You are always welcome here.

      Cheers.

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