posted on Dec, 13 2009 @ 07:24 AM
At the end of WWII those at the head of the Nazi State were held to account for their actions by the victorious allies, the Nuremberg trials went on
for a protracted period while the case was established and those guilty held to account for their numerous and awful crimes.
The indictment at Nuremberg had as it's main thread this "Crimes against Peace, War Crimes, and Crimes against Humanity, and of a Common Plan or
Conspiracy to commit those Crimes".
Doesn't this indictment have a very strong parallel to the war in Iraq?
Blair and Bush took us to war against Iraq, we may not have liked the regime there, but Iraq wasn't attacking anyone, the big problem in Iraq was the
embargo on trade which hurt the ordinary people far more than the regime itself. Isn't waging a war in that circumstance a crime against peace?
I would have thought dropping hi-tech work weapons on the civilian populace of any country was a war crime, well, the UK & US Forces have history in
that respect. The body count goes up by the hour!
When Blair met Bush before the war started, and they agreed that regime change was needed, they then span lies about the Iraqi ability to launch WMDs,
and took our forces to war. Forces who are now taking losses, dead and maimed, troops who aren't properly supported by their own governments, brave
men and women doing their duty, giving of themselves to try and help the people of Iraq. But sadly they are living a nightmare created by the lies of
their leaders. Blair admits he engaged in a conspiracy to launch a war against Iraq, in an interview with that well know poliitcal analyst Fern
Britton and still he isn't dragged off to a Police cell to face charges. He admits that if the argument on WMD hadn't been used they would have
"found" another argument? Sorry, but by any measure that is conspiracy, simply put he's admitted his own guilt that he conspired with others to
commit an aggressive war against another sovereign nation.
I've not even got onto the conspiracy to kill off people like Dr Kelly who could show the arguments for war were utterly falacious.
If that isn't enough? If an admission of guilt, the death toll, the ever growing cost, the dubious financial aspects of the way the war is run, and
no doubt much more we haven't heard about, isn't enough to see someone charged with War Crimes, then what is? What would it take to charge anyone
with a crime?
I know full well if I walked into a Police station and demanded that Blair be arrested then I would be laughed out of the place, or arrested for
wasting Police time.
There must be someone out there who could put together a case for having Blair arrested and charged. I expect things would never reach trial, but
just to see the smug grin wiped off Blair's face would be a start for a lot of people.