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LIVE: Chilcot Iraq Inquiry report summation

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posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 05:14 AM
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It's 11 o'clock and the long awaited Chilcot report has now been published , people are on the streets of London protesting.
Here's a live video summation of the reports findings. (added video of the summation as the live feed has finished)


The 2003 Iraq invasion and occupation left at least 500,000 dead, scattered refugees to the wind and threw the region into chaos. Yet as Sir John Chilcot delivers his long-delayed Iraq Inquiry report, the silence of Iraqis themselves is deafening.




Sir John Chilcot has spoken about warnings given to then prime minister Tony Blair ahead of the Iraq invasion: Mr Blair had been warned, however, that military action would increase the threat from Al Qaeda to the UK and to UK interests. He had also been warned that an invasion might lead to Iraq's weapons and capabilities being transferred into the hands of terrorists."


Legal basis for UK military action 'far from satisfactory'
The legal basis for war has been reviewed by Sir John Chilcot: We have, however, concluded that the circumstances in which it was decided that there was a legal basis for UK military action were far from satisfactory."


More from Lib Dem leader Tim Farron's reaction to the Chilcot report:
Far from being Bush's passenger, Blair was his co-pilot in taking this catastrophic decision which has destabilised Iraq, provided the hotbed for Daesh and tarnished Britain's reputation around the world."
www.bbc.co.uk...

Live from the protest in London.


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posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 05:19 AM
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Is there any chance this could result in Blair being charged with war cimes!?

Oh man I hope this may result in Blair being charged with war crimes!!

Then perhaps we can throw Bush, Cheney and the whole damn Project for the New American Centrury crew in the hole along with him!!



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 05:24 AM
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a reply to: elementalgrove




Is there any chance this could result in Blair being charged with war cimes!?

I believe he should be but doubt he will.

Blair's response to the report.


In response to Sir John Chilcot's report former PM Tony Blair says: "I do not believe the removal of Saddam Hussein is the cause of terrorism we see today in the Middle East or elsewhere."

Cloud Cuckoo land.

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posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 05:30 AM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: elementalgrove




Is there any chance this could result in Blair being charged with war cimes!?

I believe he should be but doubt he will.


Aye I figured as much, I just thoroughly enjoy hoping these scumbags will rot someday for the crimes they have committed.

The utter disdain TPTB have displayed for the innocent civilians of the middle east makes my blood boil!



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 06:01 AM
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On 12 September 2001 he urged the President to pursue nations trading Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), adding: “Some of this will require action that some will baulk at.”

And on 3rd September 2001 he told him: “It would be excellent to get rid of Saddam.”

In the phone call he added “there needed to be a clever strategy for doing this... An extremely clever plan would be required,” the 12-volume report said.




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posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 06:05 AM
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A pretty damning verdict by Chilcot. The war was unnecessary, the invasion wasn't the last resort, Saddam Hussain wasn't an immediate threat to the UK or Iraq's neighbours, intelligence failures galore, the complete absence of Cabinet Government, post war plans non existent and/or inadequate ... or completely botched. And the military sent into battle lacking equipment, or with inadequate equipment, tasked with a peacekeeping role for which they were ill prepared, having to operate with their hands tied behind their backs.

More than that, I think Chilcot positively ridiculed Blair and his relationship with Bush. The UK had little influence over Bush despite this so called "special relationship". Chilcot made clear that Blair did not act in the UK's best interests to any extent whatever and that the UK should detach itself from US policy when it contradicts the UK interest.

I see Blair says he takes responsibility for any mistakes, without exception or excuse. British servicemen and countless thousands of civilians died as a result of his actions.

Blair needs held to account for this. Him disappearing from the public eye in disgrace, like Anthony Eden did post Suez, simply isn't punishment enough for a man so wicked and narcissistic as Tony Blair.



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 06:08 AM
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I was just picking up on that on RT.

Took them 7 years and ten million pounds to say what we already knew. Saddam had nothing to do with 911, wasn't making WMD to threaten the West, and the West violated international law by invading on false pretenses.

Now what?

Oh, back to the real reason, dominating the Middle East Oil.

The second invasion of Iraq originally called, 'Operation Iraqi Liberation' had to be changed after they realized the acronym spelled O-I-L.
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posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 06:08 AM
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Blair will never see the inside of a cell.
Too many people high up owe him too much and anyone in a position to blow the lid off his illegal actions only has to look at what happened to David Kelly to realise they best keep their mouth shut.



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 06:26 AM
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a reply to: elementalgrove
As it seems the people need to build jails, and the people need to arrest the criminals.
Their criminals own, rich and powerful caste would never let one of them go to jail.
Because it´s their jails, build to arrest the people and often very little "crimes". Not for themselves and their big crimes!
Justice is not for those who have a) no money, b) no lobby, c) no connections to the rich and powerful.

So if people wanna see only one real criminal in jail, we have to arrest them by ourselves!

Listen to Hillary... No person should be to big to jail. And now check the reality.
If the people don´t get their lifes and countries back, we are doomed, we will ever be slaves of this caste of the rich and only because of that powerful.

The future and lifes of 7 billions earthlings must not be controlled by a little circle of criminals anymore.
We people of the world, if we have a bit of decency and morals, a sense of honour left, then it´s time to turn the tables now!



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 06:29 AM
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posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 06:35 AM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: elementalgrove




Is there any chance this could result in Blair being charged with war cimes!?

I believe he should be but doubt he will.

Blair's response to the report.


In response to Sir John Chilcot's report former PM Tony Blair says: "I do not believe the removal of Saddam Hussein is the cause of terrorism we see today in the Middle East or elsewhere."

Cloud Cuckoo land.





In response to Sir John Chilcot's report former PM Tony Blair says: "I do not believe the removal of Saddam Hussein is the cause of terrorism we see today in the Middle East or elsewhere."


'the removal of Saddam Hussein' ????????????

Well, that's one way to put it. Lying, shifty bastard.

edit on 6-7-2016 by berenike because: needed to add quote for post to make sense.



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 06:41 AM
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Clinton had her day yesterday...

Blair will have his today...



These people are sick, corruptible, corrosive and destructive khanzeers (swine)...



I weep for humanity.
I pray for vengeance.



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 06:48 AM
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originally posted by: SprocketUK
Blair will never see the inside of a cell.
Too many people high up owe him too much and anyone in a position to blow the lid off his illegal actions only has to look at what happened to David Kelly to realise they best keep their mouth shut.


It'll be interesting to see what he concluded over Kelly. The excellent post previously posted on ATS mentions the dossier compiled by 13 specialist doctors over the unlikelihood over the official cause of death - which was apparently sent to the Chilcot inquiry. Not holding my breath though.



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 06:53 AM
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a reply to: youcanttellthepeople

Indeed.

The whole report is available free of charge here...
www.iraqinquiry.org.uk...



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 06:56 AM
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a reply to: SprocketUK

Ah cool - thanks!



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 06:58 AM
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originally posted by: SprocketUK
a reply to: youcanttellthepeople

Indeed.

The whole report is available free of charge here...
www.iraqinquiry.org.uk...


Pah - oh well



The circumstances surrounding the death of Dr David Kelly. The Inquiry has no statutory powers and is not qualified to decide on Coronial matters.



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 07:01 AM
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Found this right now:

Blair sees himself as relieved
Sorry, german news, use a translator please xD

And war is peace, life is death, fire is water...



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 07:02 AM
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originally posted by: youcanttellthepeople

originally posted by: SprocketUK
Blair will never see the inside of a cell.
Too many people high up owe him too much and anyone in a position to blow the lid off his illegal actions only has to look at what happened to David Kelly to realise they best keep their mouth shut.


It'll be interesting to see what he concluded over Kelly. The excellent post previously posted on ATS mentions the dossier compiled by 13 specialist doctors over the unlikelihood over the official cause of death - which was apparently sent to the Chilcot inquiry. Not holding my breath though.


Cameron has already stated in Parliament that "no contradictory analysis" on WMDs is highlighted in the report...


So either he read all 6000+ pages in a morning and Kelly et al were ignored...

Or we shall find out later if that made into the Chilcot report.


I'm disgusted by all of this.
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posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 08:12 AM
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Seeing as the law wont deal with Tony Blair someone should set up a crowd sourced bounty on his head



posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 08:15 AM
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a reply to: crazyewok

Don't forget to accuse him of having WMDs.

You'll get a better response.



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