‘Blairite anti-Corbyn British Labour coup because of Iraq war’


This 2010 video from Britain is called Blair rakes in money from Iraqi oil while Middle East peace envoy.

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan (sacked for his opposition to the Uzbek regime’s human violations by the Blair government, cronies of the bloody Uzbek dictator Karimov) and Rector of the University of Dundee in Scotland:

It’s Still the Iraq War, Stupid

26 June 2016

No rational person could blame Jeremy Corbyn for Brexit. So why are the Blairites moving against Corbyn now, with such precipitate haste?

The answer is the Chilcot Report. It is only a fortnight away, and though its form will be concealed by thick layers of establishment whitewash, the basic contours of Blair’s lies will still be visible beneath. Corbyn had deferred to Blairite pressure not to apologise on behalf of the Labour Party for the Iraq War until Chilcot is published.

For the Labour Right, the moment when Corbyn as Labour leader stands up in parliament and condemns Blair over Iraq, is going to be as traumatic as it was for the hardliners of the Soviet Communist Party when Khruschev denounced the crimes of Stalin. It would also destroy Blair’s carefully planned post-Chilcot PR strategy. It is essential to the Blairites that when Chilcot is debated in parliament in two weeks time, Jeremy Corbyn is not in place as Labour leader to speak in the debate. The Blairite plan is therefore for the parliamentary party to depose him as parliamentary leader and get speaker John Bercow to acknowledge someone else in that fictional position in time for the Chilcot debate, with Corbyn remaining leader in the country but with no parliamentary status.

Yes, they are that nuts.

If the fault line for the Tories is Europe, for Labour it is the Middle East. Those opposing Corbyn are defined by their enthusiasm for bombing campaigns that kill Muslim children.

‘Tony Blair is a psychopath’


This video from Britain says about itself:

5 June 2016

Reporter lays into former Prime Mister Tony Blair for being “a sociopath”, “a psychopath” and a “comedy genius”.

‘Prosecute Tony Blair about Iraq war’


Anti-Tony Blair demonstrators, photo Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

From daily The Independent in Britain today:

New move to impeach Tony Blair over Iraq War gains cross-party support

Former SNP leader Alex Salmond has begun rallying support for an attempted prosecution

Charlie Cooper, Whitehall Correspondent

A cross-party group of MPs, including former SNP leader Alex Salmond, may renew their attempts to impeach Tony Blair following the publication of the Chilcot report later this year.

According to reports, Mr Salmond has begun rallying support for an attempted prosecution, pending the findings of the report, which will be released in July.

In the UK, impeachment is the procedure whereby MPs can vote to have someone put on trial before the House of Lords. It is a centuries-old procedure which has not actually been used since 1806.

While some MPs still want to use the procedure to hold Mr Blair to account over his actions in the run-up to the Iraq War, Mr Salmond told The Times the best route to a prosecution could lie through the International Criminal Court (ICC).

“If, as I believe…Chilcot finds that there was a prior commitment from Blair to [George W.] Bush at Crawford ranch in 2002, that would provide the reason for pursuing the matter further,” he said. “My own view is that the best route would be to use the ICC because the prosecutor is able to initiate action on his or her own behalf on presentation of a body of evidence, which Chilcot would provide,” the former First Minister of Scotland, and current SNP foreign affairs spokesman said.

A campaign to impeach the former Prime Minister was first launched in 2004, backed by a cross-party group of MPs that included Boris Johnson – now the figurehead of the EU referendum Leave campaign and a favourite to become Prime Minister in the event of Brexit.

Conservative MP Sir David Amess told The Times he had been contacted by Mr Salmond seeking support for a new campaign, pending the findings of the Chilcot report.

“If it’s proved that Tony Blair misled everyone, I personally am determined to see justice prevail and to see him impeached,” Sir David said.

See also here.