Media Lens: Corbyn’s Millions – Blair’s Millions

20 April 2016 — Media Lens

While ‘social media’ like Facebook and Twitter are forms of corporate media, it is unarguable that they and other web-based outlets have helped empower a serious challenge to traditional print and broadcast journalism. For the first time in history, uncompromised non-corporate voices are able to instantly challenge the filtered ‘mainstream’ version of events. This certainly helps explain the rise of Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn, Podemos in Spain, and now Bernie Sanders in the US.

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British Government Coverup and Whitewash of Iraq War Crimes: The Chilcot Inquiry By Felicity Arbuthnot

 June 2014 — williambowles.info

bliarAmidst howls of “whitewash” from media commentators and interested observers of all political hues, it seems the findings of the Chilcot Inquiry in to the Iraq war are finally to be published by the end of this year.

The Inquiry, Chaired by Sir John Chilcot ran from autumn 2009 to February 2011. Their Report is expected to run to several thousand pages with the total cost incurred from the date of the establishment of the hearings: “on 15th June 2009 up to 31st March 2012 … £6,129,000.”

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UK Prime Minister Covers Up Crimes Against Humanity By Felicity Arbuthnot

19 November 2013 — williambowles.info

Lectures Sri Lanka on Crimes Against Humanity

Hypocrisy, the most protected of vices.
— Moliere, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, 1622-1673

Last week a little more was learned as to the circumventions in Whitehall and Washington delaying the publication of the findings of Sir John Chilcot’s marathon Inquiry into the background of the Iraq invasion.

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US has ‘no veto’ over disclosure of Blair-Bush communications – UK

15 November 2013 — RT

 Reports that the US will veto the disclosure of conversations between former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and former US President George W. Bush have been denied by the UK Cabinet Office, which stated that the US does not have a veto.

The communications between the leaders are seen as key pieces of evidence in the inquiry into British involvement in the US-led invasion of Iraq. 

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War Criminals Hide Evidence: US Blocks Publication of Chilcot’s Report on How Britain Went to War With Iraq By James Cusick

15 November 2013 — The Independent 

Department of State’s objection to release of key evidence may prevent inquiry’s conclusions from ever being published, except in heavily redacted form

Washington is playing the lead role in delaying the publication of the long-awaited report into how Britain went to  war with Iraq, The Independent has learnt.

The Chilcot Inquiry. The British Government’s Role in the War on Iraq. Margaret Aldred and the Judicial Coverup By Dr. C. Stephen Frost

9 June 2013 — Global Research

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Introductory Note

The Chilcot Inquiry chaired by Sir John Chilcot  was launched in 2009 by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, with the mandate to inquire into role of British government in the Iraq War.

There have been five inquiries in the United Kingdom into the Iraq War: the Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC), the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), the Hutton Inquiry, the Butler Inquiry and the Chilcot Inquiry (the Iraq Inquiry).  Not a single word of evidence at any of those inquiries has been heard under oath.  Sir John Chilcot, presently chairing the Chilcot Inquiry, has the unique distinction of sitting on two of those inquiries: the Butler Inquiry and the Chilcot Inquiry.  Does this not constitute a conflict of interests?

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All 27 UK Foreign Affairs lawyers: Iraq war unlawful. Obama, politicians, US media: no response By Carl Herman

28 January 2010 — The Examiner

All the lawyers in the <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>UK’s <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Foreign Affairs Department concluded the <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>US/<strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>UK invasion of <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Iraq was an unlawful War of Aggression. Their expert advice is the most qualified to make that legal determination; all 27 of them were in agreement. This powerful judgment of unlawful war follows the Dutch government’s recent unanimous report and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s clear statements.  

UK Chilcot Inquiry: “The Iraq War Was Unlawful”. Unanimous Legal Opinion of Foreign Office Lawyers By Carl Herman

4 January 2013 — Washington’s Blog

Cameron government is blocking publication of their “official” report

The UK Cameron government is blocking publication of their “official” report on Iraq war until perhaps 2014 or later, according to the UK’s most popular newspaper website.

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