This video is about ex-British Prime Minister Tony Blair, asked at the United Nations by Inner City Press about payments to him by JPMorgan Chase bank and $11M from the dictatorship in Kazakhstan.
By Joana Ramiro in Britain:
Iraq: Stop the War leader Lindsey German blasts ex-PM Tony Blair for denying responsibility for new Islamist insurgency
Monday 16th June 2014
‘Demented warmonger’ Blair is ‘wrong, wrong, wrong’ to call for more Western intervention in decimated Iraq, says giant of the peace movement
Tony Blair was branded a “demented warmonger” yesterday after the slippery former prime minister tried to rescue his reputation from the embers of the Iraq conflict.
Mr Blair argued in a long essay published on his website that Iraq would be a much worse place today if he had not ordered British troops to invade the country.
He added that the ongoing occupation of Mosul by jihadist organisation Isis could have been prevented with British intervention in the Syrian civil war.
Stop the War Coalition convenor Lindsey German condemned his discredited views and the airtime he was given to peddle them, including an appearance on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show.
Ms German told the Star: “Blair has yet again been given a lengthy platform to promote his demented warmongering.”
And she said it was precisely the bombing of the country’s infrastructures 11 years ago that lead to “disastrous consequences which are still playing out to the cost of the Iraqi people.”
Ms German called on Mr Blair to step down from his role as Middle East peace convoy.
She said it was a “a job for which he lacks a single qualification.”
Ms German wasn’t alone in her criticisms as politicians and the public piled into the ex-PM.
Former international development secretary Clare Short — who stepped down from her role over the invasion of Iraq — labelled her former boss as a “complete American neocon.”
Mr Blair’s opinions, she argued, were “absolutely, consistently wrong, wrong, wrong.”
“More bombing will not solve it, it will just exacerbate it,” she urged.
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond suggested the former Labour leader was suffering from “breathtaking amnesia.”
He said: “No reinterpretation of history will absolve the former prime minister of a direct line of responsibility for this sequence of disasters.”
Even security academics at the Royal United Services Institute weighed into the row, with spokesman Michael Stephens saying: “I think Mr Blair is washing his hands of responsibility.”
Journalist Owen Jones was among hundreds who took to Twitter to hit back at Mr Blair’s statement.
He wrote: “Tony Blair says we’re not to blame for Iraq disaster. Quite right. Him and his cheerleaders are.”
With typical sociopathic panache Tony Blair continues his decade-long defence of the Iraq war with a rebuttal of his culpability in the latest disastrous disintegration of the Middle East: here.
Dear Tony Blair, thanks for everything, hope you enjoy the oil, Love – Iraq: here.
Western intervention has been the curse of the Middle East for over 100 years. The cure for the crisis in Iraq is not more intervention, says John Rees, but ending this disastrous history of meddling: here.
The U.S. embassy in Baghdad has evacuated some workers.
The events of the past week have starkly exposed the ethnic and sectarian fracturing of Iraq that was fomented during the US occupation: here.
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