Tuesday, January 29, 2008

'Blair Government police investigation for war crimes' PT1

Press Conference,
Room C, 1 Parliament Street
Tuesday 15th January 2008 3pm

John McDonnell MP, Chris Coverdale: International War Law Expert and Annie Machon of the Campaign to Make War History brief MPs and the media on allegations of war crimes committed against the people of Iraq by Britain's former Prime Minister and former Attorney General.

Officers from Scotland Yard have commenced a criminal investigation into the deaths of Iraqi citizens killed during the armed invasion and occupation of Iraq. The Metropolitan Police are acting in response to crimes reported by peace activists from We Are Change UK and The Campaign to Make War History. In an unprecedented step, the case was handed to the War Crimes division of the Counter Terrorism branch who are now investigating allegations of 14 criminal offences committed by Tony Blair, Lord Goldsmith and others. The offences are under the International Criminal Court Act 2001, which came into effect under English common law, just two days before 9/11.

• genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and conduct ancillary to these crimes under Sections 51 and 52 of The International Criminal Court Act 2001.
• a crime against peace and complicity in a crime against peace under Articles 6 and 7 of The Nuremburg Principles.
• murder, incitement to murder and conspiracy to murder under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861.
• conspiracy to commit genocide, a crime against humanity and war crimes under the Criminal Law Act 1977.

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(Reprinted from youtube.)

Ah, nice one.

The wheels of justice turn slow...

...But they do fucking turn.

The British establishment is also slow moving , and moves in mysterious fashions.
Normally, I`m a bit of an sceptic when it comes to faith in the judiciary, remembering a quote from my long-ago errant past, "The more cash you got, the more justice you get".

A few days ago, John McDonnell MP, (Labour _ Hayes and Harlington,)
held a press conference, that has gone without comment from the MSM.
Like many left-wing British politicians , he has a blog, and fair play to the man, he really does talk and listen with his electorate. (The link takes you there.)

It is now confirmed that the British police are currently looking into the case for the arrest and trial of Anthony Blair, and another slippery warmonger pal, Baron Peter Goldsmith, the former attorney general who gave the invasion of Iraq his full and qualified support.

Neither Blair nor Goldsmith appear to have a blog, but I`m sure they have been making many many `phone calls in the last few days.

There is a video of the press conference, a part of which I have also posted above, it is well worth watching, I was moved by the tone of the announcement, which refers to the number of children killed by the American and British forces, as being a war crime.
The video is a ten minute one, but it is really really worth watching, if only to capture the tone of the announcement.

It seems perhaps, that with America on the back foot, both financially and militarilly, and with the British army "half-way up the hill", the police are not going to be deterred or hampered in their quest to find evidence of the crime.
Tens of thousands of dead children, hundreds of thousands of injured , now homeless and crying their fucking eyes out , bombed, shot at and mutilated, exploited , raped and robbed.
Evidence enough of serious war crimes I trust, and wish the officers concerned all success in their investigation.

What I do find to be "strange", is that not one newspaper or MSM has picked up on this story, just You-tube and a few bloggers thus far, and the american politician , Ron Paul.

You heard it by here, Scotland Yard is on the trail of Tony Blair.


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

No more movies.

Seen the perfect storm? How much was the ticket?
Were the actors good? Was it realistic? Did it taste of salt and blood and did the cold wind bite into the bones?

And death shall have no dominion.
Dead men naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon;
When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,
They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
Though they go mad they shall be sane,
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
Under the windings of the sea
They lying long shall not die windily;
Twisting on racks when sinews give way,
Strapped to a wheel, yet they shall not break;
Faith in their hands shall snap in two,
And the unicorn evils run them through;
Split all ends up they shan't crack;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
No more may gulls cry at their ears
Or waves break loud on the seashores;
Where blew a flower may a flower no more
Lift its head to the blows of the rain;
Though they be mad and dead as nails,
Heads of the characters hammer through daisies;
Break in the sun till the sun breaks down,
And death shall have no dominion.

The poem is of course by Dylan Thomas, the film clip was taken by a fisherman, on board one of the trawlers, who spend up to three months in the North Atlantic, over a thousand miles from home.

Makes me think, about the price of fish.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Nothing new under the sun.

A month without posting, and here we are, the days are getting longer, in the more sheltered parts, there are a few early daffodils nodding towards the solitary, stationary solar panel.

Over in the States, a new hero, Obama... promises to track down his evil nemesis...Osama, and Hilary, like Obama and George and slick Willie before her, promises change and uh, freedom.

The middle east is still in "The hands of the Americans", though it could be that their grip is loosening.
Or as the tabloids might put it..
"Oil fields turf wars in murderous turmoil."
Add in a few Kurds and Turks, Sunnis, shi-ites, dog fights and late nights, and it`s easy to see why newsreaders rehearse their lines.

The price of oil just hit $100, and the price of everything seems to be rising. Fuel, electricity, gas, foodstuffs, where ever the corporate cog is turning, it seems that the rich are ratcheting up their share of the take.

Over here, the British army remains abroad/surrounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gordon Brown, the Prime minister of Britain, says he is proud of them, as does his fellow Scot, Des Browne, the defense minister.
Known colloquially as "Too Broons, an` na guid banch o` wee khaki clad bairns."

The momentum is increasing to restrict the recruitment practices of the militaries, who now target teenagers whilst still at school. The schemers have been making films that show soldiers, not bandaged and broken, but skateboarding and parachute jumping.

Conveniently ommiting the numerous suicides, the limbless, the homeless, the dead and the patently mad, the films and posters target low income families whose children are financially deprived and socially immobile.

Thankfully, there are voices of reason, from the Guardian

Further afield, the item has been picked up.. Counterpunch

Are we seeing an end to the insiduous practice of war?
Are the militaries and their manipulative conjuring tricks going to be consigned to the pages of some history book, as a facet of society that was explored, then discarded as being totally destructive and useless, except to the tiny minority who garner the proceeds.

It would seem that the British appetite for aggressive warfare is being tempered by reason and civilised exposure of the true nature of recruitment and training.

Or is it that the British were a little slow in the 21st century race for oil and gas. There is an almost incessant global market demand for oil and gas, the Italians have cut to the chase, and without military invasions , they "Went straight to the organ-grinder."

The Germans too are using money and sense instead of munitions. They have teamed with the Russians, and have secured sufficient supplies to keep their nation warm, for quite a reasonable amount.

Perhaps I should be less critical of Britain, as one group of energy suppliers has gone to the next stage, whereby fosill fuels are old hat , the solar panel manufacturers are getting to think big time. Banks of panels situated in the Sahara, linked to a pan-european system.
Saharan sense.

A future without oil...

From dry tinder and flint, to constant light.