The Killings of Tony Blair

by Craig Murray, July 27, 2016

Tonight I am appearing at a panel discussion following the screening of the long-awaited film by George Galloway, The Killings of Tony Blair. I shall have the dubious pleasure of debating with John McTernan, who has never lacked brass neck but does deserve some credit for appearing to represent the forces of darkness before what I imagine will be a very hostile audience. The other panel members are Michael Mansfield and Lauren Booth.
The film has been predictably lambasted by the mainstream media. But it does include some very essential first hand evidence – myself apart, two other British Ambassadors tell what they themselves witnessed, as do Cabinet members. Noam Chomsky adds some important perceptions. This cannot just be dismissed by cries of “Oh look! George Galloway’s in a hat!! Remember when he was on Big Brother!!” The mainstream media’s response to this film has been unanimously puerile.
The Blair-loving Guardian gave the film two stars and called it “sanctimonious”. If one cannot express moral condemnation of a man who forced through an aggressive war, directly killing hundreds of thousands and destabilising both the Middle East and communities in Europe, and who then went on to make multiple millions of pounds promoting vicious dictatorships, then are we to suspend the very idea of ethics itself?
The Guardian subscribes to the world view propounded weekly by Nick Cohen, that to appear on an Iranian government TV channel is a far greater sin than to promote a war which killed and maimed countless thousands of small children. None of the many contributors appeared in the film under a mistaken belief that George Galloway is perfect. That George (whom I first met in Dundee in 1977) is not perfect in no way detracts from the evidence stated against Tony Blair. On Iraq, George was both right and brave. I would add that I did not for one moment consider refusing to take part on the grounds that George is a unionist.
Getting cinema screenings for an independent documentary film is extremely difficult. This is what is available so far.

Craig Murray is a former UK ambassador and a human rights activist.

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Mick McNulty
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Mick McNulty

Catholicism won’t save Blair. I’m not religious but I have had a few supernatural scares so I know there’s something on the other side, and while Blair’s money will be with him for this one lifetime he has damned his soul for eternity. There are not enough human lifetimes left for him to cleanse himself. There could have been, there should have been, but it’s men like himself who will ensure that there won’t be. Now that’s a delicious irony.

Paul Smyth
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mohandeer
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Reblogged this on wgrovedotnet.

NeverReady
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NeverReady

Don’t get too excited about Mr Murray, he advocated that we should stay in the EU. Which kind of goes against just about everything he blogs.

Steve Jack
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Thanks for all your contributions, Craig Murray. I follow them with great interest and it’s wonderful to hear you will part of tonight’s event in Bradford. I can’t wait to be there and will try to say hello at the end if poss. All the best.

reinertorheit
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reinertorheit

Rent-a-Hag Clare Shit is to be found mouthing off in the trailer to this film. Yet of course, she voted vigorously for the Iraq War, and then tried to claim she’d changed her mind later. (The lie is not that that she revised her views, but the fact that she claimed to have a mind). Clare Shit loves murdering people from the anonymous altitude of 30.000 feet. When NATO psychopath Javier Solana (who is still wandering free, and in urgent need of having his freedrom judicially terminated) bombed civilian targets in Serbia in 1999, Shit said: ‘This is a war,… Read more »

cettel22
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wikipedia says of Clare Short: “On 9 March 2003 Short repeatedly called Tony Blair ‘reckless’ in a BBC radio interview[19] and threatened to resign from the Cabinet in the event of the British government going to war with Iraq without a clear mandate from the United Nations.” And you call her “shit”? Are you describing yourself?

reinertorheit
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reinertorheit

Neil Clark has published an article today, in which he shows that Slobodan Milosevic has been exonerated (posthumously) of all the accusations of war crimes for which he was kidnapped and put on trial. In fact the very court which was trying him has exonerated his posthumous reputation. https://www.rt.com/op-edge/354362-slobodan-milosevic-exonerated-us-nato/ Furthermore, Clark’s article mentions that a UN Court (in 2001) officially stated that all the accusations of genocide, of which Milosevic stood accused, had been falsified. So how’s your assessment of Clare Shit now? The woman who claimed that bombing the TV and Radio station in Belgrade was ‘justified’?? Will she… Read more »

reinertorheit
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reinertorheit

Which part of “she voted for the Iraq War” is it that you can’t get your head around?
Or are you saying that Hansard is lying?
Do pass on my best wishes to your paymaster McBride. For you, the civilian population of Belgrade is just a series of ‘dots’, like they were for Harry Lime in Vienna. Your shithole Labour Party doesn’t even blink if tens of thousands of them ‘stop moving’. And your neocon sow Clare Shit described them as a ‘legitimate target’.
You’re the people who have made Labour unelectable.

NeverReady
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NeverReady

Clare Short certainly didn’t vote for the Iraq war, she resigned from Government as a result of the vote.

reinertorheit
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reinertorheit

Clare Shit voted solidly for the Iraq War. It’s a matter of public record.
the surnames are printed in alphabetical order)
http://metro.co.uk/2016/07/06/chilcot-report-did-my-mp-vote-for-or-against-the-iraq-war-5989823/
She’s a woeful Bliarite hag, who tried to lie about her voting record long after the invasion (and the deaths) had taken place.

elenits
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elenits

I agree about Claire Short but that won’t stop me from supporting the film.

Brian Harry, Australia
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Brian Harry, Australia

Saddam Hussein was found guilty by a “Special Tribunal” of ‘crimes against humanity’ for the murder of 148 Iraqi Shi- ites in 1982, and hung in December 2006.
The British and Americans in the meantime killed over 1,000,000 Iraqi citizens in their phoney war on Iraq because “Hussein had weapons of Mass Destruction” which they were told he did not, by the UN weapons inspectors, and which they were unable to find after the invasion.
What is there that excludes Bush/Blair/Cheney/Rumsfeld, and quite a few others, from being given the same punishment? As they say in America, “It’s a no brainer”……….

Brian Harry, Australia
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Brian Harry, Australia

Some time later after Blair left office, he converted to Catholicism, presumably without the need to confess any sins, and was welcomed into the fold, by the Pope, as if nothing(like the 1,000,000 deaths) had happened, to exclude him. Funny old world, eh?

Mike
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Mike

Some time later after Blair left office, he converted to Catholicism, presumably without the need to confess any sins, and was welcomed into the fold, by the Pope, as if nothing(like the 1,000,000 deaths) had happened, to exclude him. Funny old world, eh? If I hadn’t long ago already left the Catholic church, I would have immediately done so on Blair’s entering it. Similar to Groucho Marx, I wouldn’t want to belong to a club that would have Blair as a member. He is so insincere that I can’t really believe he believes in all the mumbo-jumbo, but if he… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

In a recent tv interview, Tony Blair, when referring to the illegal and murderous invasion of Iraq (one can hardly call it a war) stated that he would do it all over again. There was no repentance for the senseless slaughter of Iraqi civilians, or for the countless children maimed and killed for absolutely no reason whatsoever. This happened at a time when there was no electricity, few hospital facilities and hardly any medicine in Iraq as a result of the invasion and previous sanctions. With no sign of repentance on part of Mr Blair, how could the Pope of… Read more »

Brian Harry, Australia
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Brian Harry, Australia

Blair is a Psychopath, which shows in his ‘callous unconcern for the feelings of others’, his ‘lack of remorse, shame or guilt’, displays ‘blame externalisation’. He’s insincere and shows ‘superficial charm’ together with ‘pathological lying’.
He also has a ‘grandiose sense of self worth’, and selfishness, in his ‘parasitic lifestyle’.
(Thanks to “Psychology Today” for those descriptions). He can’t, won’t and doesn’t want to change, and he’ll never admit he was totally wrong. Guilty none the less.

Richard Le Sarcophage
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Richard Le Sarcophage

Indeed-Blair is absolutely a text-book psychopath. Evil Incarnate.

reinertorheit
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reinertorheit

What would have been “funny” is if the Pontiff had rejected this harbinger of death. Rome has always cackled in chorus when non-Christians are slaughtered.

Quizzical
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Quizzical

Profession of faith in Christ by psychopaths responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths such as Methodist Bush (the Crusader) and Catholic Blair do not seem to affect the standing of Christianity in the West, whereas all Muslims are apparently tainted by the cries of “Alahu Akbar” from a few nutcases.

Brian Harry, Australia
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Brian Harry, Australia

…….and the hypocrisy of it all is, if you are critical of anyone who is ‘Jewish’ you are automatically branded as “Anti- Semitic”………..But if you ‘bucket’ anyone who is Muslim, everyone cheers…………..It doesn’t seem fair to me, so I must be ‘Anti Semitic’??

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