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The Iraq inquiry has released details of the legal advice given to Tony Blair prior to the invasion of Iraq after the documents were de-classified...
Copies of the draft legal advice given by former attorney general Lord Goldsmith was [sic] previously kept secret despite calls for it to be published.
The Cabinet Office said it had decided to de-classify now because of the "very exceptional" nature of the inquiry.
There has been long running controversy over whether the war was lawful.
Whatever countries say in the chambers in that big white building in New York, they will always act according to their own plans...
Yet once a given leader has lost power surely there ought still to be some means by which they answer for misleading their people and acting in contravention of international law?
...those that come after will never really punish the deeds of their predecessors because one day they may have to take the same action themselves.
The only real power to do so would be that of the people, meaning that we need to make these types of actions so politically disastorious that fear of their public flogging would become the true motivation against said action.
But, for the "people" to have this power, as it is our right in a democracy, we would need to take back control of media and the other tools that they use.
It can be said that the UN itself has become one of these tools...
UN plane false flag, false reports of mass graves and WMD, cherry picked intel, and purposeful fearmongering on the people so they'd buy the tripe. The list goes on and on.
In January 2008, it was confirmed that Blair would be joining investment bank JPMorgan Chase in a "senior advisory capacity" and that he would advise Zurich Financial Services on climate change. Some sources have claimed that his role at JP Morgan will pay more than $1m (£500,000) a year. This additional salary will contribute to annual earnings of over £7m.
Blair also gives lectures and earns up to US$250,000 for a 90-minute speech...
Blair's links with, and receipt of an undisclosed sum from, UI Energy Corporation, a Korean company with oil interests in northern Iraq, have also been subject to media comment in the UK...
In March 2010 the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments revealed that 14 months after resigning as Prime Minister, Blair had acted as a paid business consultant to an oil firm with interests in Iraq. For 20 months Blair had claimed market sensitivity should prevent the deal's disclosure. The news raised concerns that he had profited financially from contacts he made during the Iraq war...