This video from Britain says about itself:
This clip shows Tony Blair lying in the British Houses of Parliament. It includes the famous lie about Iraq’s ability to use weapons of mass destruction within 45 minutes. A claim based on fabricated intelligence.
From daily The Guardian in Britain:
Friday 23 December 2011
Blair‘s Libyan WMD deal was a sham, says British general
A TV documentary has cast doubt on one of the key claims used by Tony Blair and George Bush to justify the invasion of Iraq.
They implied that it was possible to avoid war if countries were prepared to end the production of chemical and nuclear weapons.
However, according to the man appointed as Britain’s defence co-ordinator with Libya, Gaddafi’s forces did not have any WMD capability.
“I think they tried to make things fly which would go a few yards then explode or turn round and head straight back towards them, and I have no knowledge of any biological programme.”
Searby was speaking on a documentary called State of Denial, which was first screened last night and is due to be shown again in coming days (see schedule here).
It was Blair who brokered the deal with Gaddafi that brought the dictator back into the international fold. At the time, Blair said:
“If a country is prepared to… give up chemical and nuclear weapons capability… we should be willing to open up to that and give them the hand of partnership and show that, when they do that, they get a proper response – they get a relationship which is normalised.”
So normal did relations become that Searby was appointed in order to advise and train members of Gaddafi’s army at Sandhurst.
The documentary, aside from exploring the relationship between Britain and Libya, charts the disintegration of Gaddafi’s regime through the accounts of insiders, defectors and military advisers.
Ten percent of the seats in a proposed Libyan constituent assembly will be reserved for women, a draft electoral law published on Monday said, triggering harsh reaction from a human rights watchdog: here.
Hundreds of armed Libyan soldiers took to the streets of Benghazi on Thursday to demand that the government cough up overdue wages and rein in the paramilitary forces that have taken over their bases: here.
A Libyan military commander suing Britain for alleged complicity in his rendition and torture has refused to take part in the Gibson detainee inquiry because its powers are “seriously deficient”: here.
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