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War Criminal Blair Warmongers for Ground Invasion of Syria and Iraq

from New Eastern Outlook

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In an ideal world, Tony Blair would have been tried for war crimes years ago, and most probably would be over a decade into a life-time jail sentence for his role in the Iraq war. However, in our Orwellian world, devoid of justice and accountability, Blair is doing what he does best: warmongering.

The former British Prime Minister stated this week that in order to defeat ISIS, Britain and the wider West will have to “wage a proper ground war against them.” Blair has been a vocal of proponent of deploying ground forces against ISIS in the Middle East and North Africa, calling again for Western troops on the ground in March of this year.

Blair’s remarks are conformation of what many in the independent media have been warning about for years now; that some individuals in the West are trying to use the threat of ISIS (which they created) to launch a full-scale invasion of Syria and attempt to oust Assad. If the West is filled with enough hubris to actually deploy ground troops to Syria, it would move the West one step closer to military confrontation with Russia.

The Illegal Invasion of the Cradle of Civilisation

There is ubiquitous evidence which proves that the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq was an illegal, criminal and highly destructive policy. In 2004, the former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, denounced the invasion as “illegal,” adding that it was in violation of the UN charter. The former chief weapons inspector for the UN, Hans Blix, also condemned the Iraq war as illegal, and argued that London and Washington should have known that their ‘sources’ were poor in relation to those elusive weapons of mass destruction.

Furthermore, a Dutch inquiry in 2010 concluded that the Iraq war was illegal, and that it had no grounding in international law. There have been some reports in the UK press that senior officials in Blair’s government were told to burn a 13-page document from the former attorney general, Lord Goldsmith, who raised questions over the legality of the war, a fortnight before the war began.

A Malaysian tribunal in 2011 which applied the Nuremberg Principles to the 2003 war found that both George Bush and Tony Blair were guilty of war crimes. A leaked memo written by former US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, also appears to show that Blair was committed to military action a year prior to the invasion.

Although the death toll is widely contested and difficult to calculate, a 2013 study published in the medical journal ‘PLOS Medicine,’ concluded that approximately 500,000 people died in Iraq between 2003 and 2011, due to the war and subsequent occupation of the country.

Flashback: US Made “Willful Decision” to Support ISIS Rise

Blair’s sole justification for advocating another Western ground invasion in the Middle East (because the 2003 one went so well) is based on the threat posed from ISIS. What Blair conveniently omits from his warmongering remarks however, is the revelation from the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Michael Flynn, last year. In an interview with Mehdi Hasan of Al Jazeera, Flynn reveals that the Obama administration was well aware that the Syrian opposition was predominantly composed of terrorist forces; but instead of halting the support for the Syrian opposition, the administration took the “willful decision” to support the extremists anyway.

Tony Blair belongs behind bars; not in the public arena advocating another ludicrous and nefarious war in the Middle East. A Western ground invasion would be disastrous for the region, and would only add fuel to an already volatile fire. Any rational Western strategy would concentrate on stopping the flow of arms and money to the extremists in the region, and assist Russia and the Syrian army in their effective war against the terrorists destabilising Syria.


Steven MacMillan is an independent writer, researcher, geopolitical analyst and editor of The Analyst Report, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.

9 Comments

  1. Alan says

    Mainly agree with the authors article. Mr Blair receives attention to the degree of a convenient scapegoat. How many shared and enabled his actions, how many since have continued his sociopathic views? The current ruling party does little to distinguish itself from the ‘Blarite’ years yet Mr Blair is singled out for being a warmonger.
    “We made a mistake, we offer a villain after a fair inquiry, now let’s move forward”
    Are we really going to accept this?……of course we will.

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  2. Jen says

    Seeing that NATO has-been Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Australia’s answer to George W Bush (Tony Abbott) have joined Ukrainian Petro Poroshenko’s special advisory council, I would vote for Tony Blair to join that exclusive club as well.

    Then when the day arrives, that the neo-Nazis come running for Porky Pig’s blood and there is nowhere for him and his advisors to hide because Washington is preoccupied with its puppets somewhere else, Tony Blair will meet justice.

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  3. Lupulco says

    Unfortunately people still listen to T Blair.
    After the destabilising of the Mid-East by NATO [North Atlantic Terrorist Organisation] and the fall out caused by the mass influx of people from there [both Genuine, Chancers and 5th columnists]

    Instead of sending troops to Syria, troop numbers should be increased within the EU ready for the insurrection and violent attempted destabilisation of Europe.

    Just a question who will gain the most if Europe destabilises and open fighting happens. Answer that question and you will know who is behind this problem?

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  4. John says

    Frankly, Blair is yesterday’s little man, who few – if any – take at all seriously.
    This is his way of “refreshing” his “brand” on the international speakers’ circuit.
    Just what does his opinion count for any more?
    Nothing!

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