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Iraq: Questions Still Unanswered


By jimstaro - Posted on 23 January 2011

As well as those about the necessity of leaving Afghanistan, instead of helping them as once again promised, to smolder into a much more dangerous occupation theater and still no bin Laden!

Chilcots got the only show in town, we here don't do accountability for that done in our names, where we can read between the lines to get some of the answers while some are laid out directly by the testimony and released documents.

So why did we invade Iraq?

23/01/2011 - On Tuesday last week in Saddam ­Hussein’s home town in Iraq, a suicide bomber joined a queue of police volunteers and blew ­himself up. Sixty people were killed.

On Wednesday two suicide ­bombers posing as ambulance crew detonated their explosives, ­murdering 14 people.

And on Thursday two bomb ­attacks at a religious festival killed at least 50 worshippers.

Not a good week in Iraq. This is the bloodshed we’ve left behind, and we’d do well to remember it.

It’s also one of the reasons why we need to get to the truth about the basis on which we ­invaded the country in the first place.

This is the job of the Chilcot Inquiry into the war, in which 179 British servicemen died.

But it seems likely that the whole truth will remain elusive, ­particularly after Tony Blair’s second appearance on Friday.

The former Prime Minister again used the September 11 terrorist attack on America as the blanket justification for everything.

But crucial in all this is the whole question of what assurances Tony Blair gave to President Bush in the run-up to the war.

Did he privately promise to back the invasion regardless of ­Parliament, public opinion and the legal position as given to him? {continued}

Hey kidz!!! Maybe Tony "Dodgy Dossier" Blair should hire these Israeli lawyers and legal "experts" to defend him . . .

. . . he could change his testimony to "We were only acting in SELF-DEFENSE and everything we did was LEGAL . . . trust us. . . would we lie about a thing like this???!!!" . . . ;-)

(clipped headline and article from BBC)
"Israel inquiry finds Gaza aid flotilla raid 'was legal' - An Israeli inquiry has found the country's navy acted legally in a deadly raid on a flotilla of aid ships trying to reach Gaza last May. . . The 300-page Turkel Committee report found the actions of the Israeli navy in the raid and Israel's naval blockade of Gaza were both legal under international law."

(full story)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12260983

Then, armed with this Israeli legal expert "victim status", war criminal Tony "Dodgy Dossier" B-Liar's desperate war cries of . . .

"We had to defend ourselves from those 'evil' Iraqis because of 9-11 . . . now we must go and defend ourselves from those 'evil' Iranians . . . for they are 'Amalek' and must be destroyed . . . they may have babies in incubators and stuff . . . really . . . before its too late!!!" . . .

. . . may get him a little sympathy and support from the John "Dual Covenant" Hagee and the Chabad-Lubavitch Zionist crowd at least . . .

. . . as far as the rest of the world . . . I don't think anyone's buying it . . . ;-)

My favorite part of this article is that once again the BBC shows that it is "owned" by Zionists just as much as the American Corporate Zio-Media . . .

(clipped text from above BBC article)
"The raid, in which nine Turkish activists were killed, attracted widespread international condemnation."

Funny thing about this Zio-revisionist history, kidz . . .

(clipped headline and article from The Washington Post 04June10)
"American teenager among those killed in Israeli raid of aid flotilla - One of the nine activists killed by Israeli commandos aboard a Gaza-bound aid flotilla was a teenager who held U.S. citizenship, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday. . . . Clinton identified the victim as Furkan Dorgan, 19. He was born in Troy, N.Y."

(full story)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/03/AR201006...

Gee, and the Israeli Zionists wonder why their legal "findings" aren't being held in much regard around the world . . . ;-)

(clipped headline and article from Israel's Haaretz)
"Turkey: Israel's Gaza flotilla probe has no value or credibility - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejected Sunday the findings of an Israeli panel of inquiry into an Israel Defense Forces raid on a Gaza-bound ship last May, dismissing the Israeli conclusions that the IDF soldiers acted in self-defense when they killed nine Turkish citizens on board the ship."

(full story)
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/turkey-israel-s-gaza-floti...

Much like the world isn't buying Tony "Dodgy Dossier" B-Liar's testimony of having done the "right" and "moral" thing in regards to the illegal Iraq war(s). . .

. . . and waving around 9-11 just doesn't have the "magick" it used to . . . ;-)

(clipped text from original posted article above)
"The former Prime Minister again used the September 11 terrorist attack on America as the blanket justification for everything."

As far as the posited "Iraq: Questions Still Unanswered" of this original article . . .

. . . the "answers" are there for those with eyes to see and ears to hear . . . ;-)

(clipped headline and link to Ryan Dawson's archives)
"911, Iraq, PNAC , All roads lead to Israel"
http://www.rys2sense.com/hub/get/post/9.htm

So, you kidz fix a nice Sunday morning cup of coffee or tea, sit back and take in some TRUTH from which even the Chilcot Inquiry would probably quail . . . ;-)

"Why do we never get an answer
When we're knocking at the door
With a thousand million questions
About hate and death and war?
'Cos when we stop and look around us,
There is nothing that we need,
In a world of persecution
That is burning in its greed."
- "Question" by The Moody Blues

peace.

"Tony Blair and the death of David Kelly: The Chilcot Inquiry equals "don't mention Dr David Kelly"
Shameful episode in British history
"

by Dr. Stephen Frost, Jan. 23, 2011

www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=22921

Dr. Frost is one of a group of five British doctors who've been demanding a full inquest with full legal authority.

Chilcot Inquiry equals "don't mention Dr David Kelly" ... an inquest into Dr Kelly's death is required by the laws of this land, and indeed those of Europe ... the evidence would have to be heard under oath at an inquest ... so far, there have been no fewer than five inquiries into the Iraq War (Foreign Affairs Committee, Intelligence and Security Committee, Hutton Inquiry, Butler inquiry, Chilcot Inquiry) but not a single word of evidence at any of these inquiries has been heard under oath ... if evidence were heard under oath there WOULD be a breaking of ranks (perjury is a very serious crime) ... the only chance of hearing evidence under oath would be at an inquest into Dr David Kelly's death ... that is why the call for that inquest is so important ... please read this:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/07_01_11davidkelly1.pdf

and, for background, please read this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-12085257

Everyone who cares about this shameful episode in British history, and who wants to arrive at the truth of the matter, should support the increasingly loud calls for this required (in law) inquest into a death which was inextricably linked to the United Kingdom's waging of illegal (according to both the Geneva Conventions ... "the supreme international war crime" ... and the United Nations Charter) aggressive war on the sovereign state of Iraq.

Stephen Frost is a frequent contributor to Global Research. Global Research Articles by Stephen Frost (linked)

You'll find several to a dozen more articles by him on the same topic in his author index at GR.

Here's another article about these doctors demanding a full inquest with full legal authority. Maybe it's one that is linked in Dr Frost's index at GR, but it's not by him, so I'll guess it's not linked there.

"Attorney General urged to reopen David Kelly inquest

Doctors are demanding a full inquest into the death of inspector David Kelly amid claims that an official inquiry was too hasty and “unacceptably limp”."

by Graeme Paton, Dec. 29, 2010

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/8228126/Attorney-General-urged-to-reopen-David-...

In a submission to Dominic Grieve, the Attorney General, they insisted there was an “unanswerable” case for an inquest into the death of the government weapons inspector in 2003.

The 33-page document – presented to Mr Grieve in September – said Dr Kelly’s death was not properly investigated, key evidence was not considered and a series of questions surrounding the case have never been answered.

The five doctors also said they were “astonished” that Lord Hutton was appointed head of an inquiry into the death despite having no experience as a coroner and criticised the role played by Lord Falconer, the former Lord Chancellor.

Mr Grieve is expected to announce early in the New Year whether he will comply with their request and ask the High Court to order a full inquest.

Dr Michael Powers QC, who is representing the group, said the doctors’ legal submission – known as a memorial – set out in the clearest terms yet why the Hutton Inquiry was not an adequate substitute for a "full, frank and fearless" inquest.

(snip)

An inquest into the death was never completed as Lord Falconer declared himself satisfied with the finding of the Hutton Inquiry that the scientist had committed suicide. It prompted the Oxfordshire coroner to abandon the inquiry which he opened and adjourned immediately after the death.

But the five doctors, led by radiologist Stephen Frost, insisted that Lord Hutton – who devoted only half a day of his 24-day inquiry to medical evidence and did not have statutory powers to require cross-examination of witnesses – was not in a position to fulfil the duties of a coroner.

The memorial said there was "serious doubt" that sufficient evidence was available at the time of the "hastily conducted" inquiry to reach the conclusion that Dr Kelly deliberately killed himself by cutting his wrist and taking painkillers, as his death certificate suggests. Scrutiny of medical evidence was "unacceptably limp", the doctors added.

(snip)

But the doctors insisted it failed to address key questions, such as how Dr Kelly obtained a packet of coproxamol painkillers, why his blood and stomach contained only a non-toxic dose of the drug, why he was not spotted by a police helicopter with thermal imaging cameras which flew over the wood where his body was later found (my emphasis), why no fingerprints were found on the knife apparently used to slit his wrist and whether he in fact intended to kill himself.

I highlighted the part about the "police helicopter with thermal imaging cameras" due to this being the first time that I've read of this element of the whole story of Dr Kelly's death. It would be of interest to know at what time the helicopter flew over the area or spot where Dr Kelly was found dead and to be reminded of what the time of morning or night that he would've first been there was, so when he first arrived there before supposedly killing himself there. We apparently don't have proof that it is really where he died, either. He could've died or been killed someplace else with his body being subsequently placed where others later found him him dead.

If the helicopter flew over or near enough to the spot where Dr Kelly was found dead, then another question is whether or not the thermal imaging camera was on and if it was on, then could the camera not pick up Dr Kelly's body if his body was really there?

The Memorial paper by Dr Frost:

The above article refers to a memorial paper by the doctors, or Dr Frost anyway, but doesn't provide a link and BBC says the memorial is for the "doctors' arguments in full", while also providing a PDF download link for the memorial paper. Use the BBC links in Dr. Frost's Jan. 23rd article at GR at the top of this post.

For reading online copies of the memorial paper of arguments for a full inquest with full power, Dr. Frost posted a Daily Mirror copy at GR and there's a different online format at the Daily Mail.

"A Must Read: In the Matter of the Death of Dr. David Kelly. DEMANDING A NEW INQUEST"

by Dr. Stephen Frost, Daily Mirror, Dec. 13, 2010

www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=22393

"EXCLUSIVE: Published for the first time, the papers which could finally force full inquest into the death of Dr David Kelly"

by Miles Goslett, Dec. 13, 2010

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1337199/David-Kelly-Papers-finally-forc...

That article provides a link about half way through for the memorial document.

"Iraq: 'evidence for criminal case against Blair' says expert"
by Channel4 News, Jan. 21, 2011

www.channel4.com/news/iraq-evidence-for-criminal-case-against-blair-says...

The expert is Michael Mansfield, QC, and I'll excerpt only the part about the declassified March 2001 file or document.

(snip)

9/11

Last year when Tony Blair gave evidence to the Iraq Inquiry, Sir John Chilcot announced there were two documents that had been declassified.

According to Michael Mansfield QC one of them is extremely important: "It predates 9/11 and what Tony Blair was saying today was that everything changed post 9/11. Wrong.

"It is quite clear in the declassified document that the United Kingdom was aligning itself with the United States of America, in a policy document dated March 2001 in relation to regime change, which doesn't allow military incursion, and direct action in relation to Weapons of Mass Destruction.

"The fact is that the US and the UK had already laid the ground work between the two Governments that Saddam had to go before 9/11."

(snip)

I think that article is supposed to have en embedded video above the text and the video doesn't appear for me, but the following page provides a copy of the clip.

http://warisacrime.org/content/clear-evidence-criminal-case-against-blair

The following article doesn't mention anything specific about 9/11 and the war on Iraq, but it's by a very good author and is worth repeating the link; particularly because Iraq's existent non-existent WMD formed the greater basis used by the Bush administration for so-called justifying recourse to war on Iraq than the also false allegation of Washington about Saddam Hussein having supposedly been involved in the 9/11 attacks. Both lies were used and the 9/11 lie continues to be repeated by some sick people, but the WMD lie was the one mainly used for launching the war.

"Open Letter : Iraq Inquiry : Three huge evidence holes"
by Felicity Arbuthnot, Dr. Hon., Phil., Jan. 21, 2011

www.uruknet.info/?p=m74127

Ms Margaret Aldred,
Secretary to the Iraq Inquiry,
35 Great Smith Street,
SW1P 3BQ.

Dear Ms Aldred,

Might I draw to your attention three points:

I have not heard all the evidence given by the former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, today, as I had commitments. I will. But early on, Mr Blair stated the usual "Iraq did not comply .." with UN Resolutions, Inspectors, etc. Never mentioned is the 12,800 pages of accounting for the weapons Iraq did/did not have, delivered to the UN Weapons Inspectors Office, on 7th December 2002. It was stolen, by the US delegation - there is no other word - and returned with 3,800 pages: "so heavily redacted as to be indecipherable." At the time I called every Ambassador's Office of the non-permanent Members of the Security Council and they were beyond outrage and all said virtually the same thing, as one said, that it was: "an act unprecedented at the UN", as far as he was aware. Entirely removed was the index of the weapons sold to Iraq, including those by the US., UK., France, Russian and Germany.

Mr Blair also repeated the old mistruth that the Weapons Inspectors pulled out in December 1998 because of Iraq's non-compliance. This is not true. They were ordered to leave by the then Head, Richard Butler, because Iraq was about to be bombed again (remember Blair standing in front of his Christmas tree announcing that four day blitz?) ...

(snip)

I live in hope that these three points are put to him, I am sure other will have picked up many more.

Thank you for your time,

Yours sincerely,

Felicity Arbuthnot (Dr. Hon., Phil.)

Video clip of Blair at Chilcot Inquiry:

"Chilcot Iraq inquiry: Tony Blair on Nazi Germany comparison" (3:06)

Jan. 21, 2011

www.guardian.co.uk/uk/video/2011/jan/21/chilcot-iraq-inquiry-tony-blair-...

In the opening question to the former prime minister in his second appearance before the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair is asked why he likened Saddam Hussein's Iraq to Nazi Germany

He knows he's lying through his teeth and why he's doing it, but perhaps he has also brainwashed himself into believing his lies, a little. If he's managed to do the latter, then it's surely not complete enough that he would not know that he's lying and why he's doing it.

He lied very many times and he knew it as well as why he was doing it.

And the following is another example.

"Chilcot Iraq inquiry: Tony Blair says admitting legal doubts would have been a 'political catastrophe' - video" (4:09)

Jan. 21, 2011

www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2011/jan/21/chilcot-iraq-inquiry-tony-bla...

In his second appearance before the Chilcot inquiry, former prime minister Tony Blair said admitting in public doubts about whether the Iraq war was legal without a second UN security council resolution would have been 'a political catastrophe'

He's a pathological liar.

C-SPAN video recordings of Blair at the inquiry:

I haven't viewed these videos yet, but C-SPAN provides three videos, parts 1, 2 and 3, for Blair at the inquiry and I guess these were recorded Jan. 21st, so this past Friday. Each part is over an hour long. There should be a part 2 clip, but I only see parts 1 and 3.

"Tony Blair at British Iraq Inquiry, Part 1
JAN 21, 2011
"

www.c-spanarchives.org/program/TonyBlaira&showFullAbstract=1

There seems to be copies at Youtube, where there are copies for parts 1, 2 and 3. The following link is for part 1.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkjsDc1k4Zc

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