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Tony Blair. As well as Being a War Crimes suspect – is he an accomplice to murder?

During the Hutton Inquiry in to the death of David Kelly, millions of British citizens listened to Alistair Campbell, who had so berated the BBC for suggesting the Labour Government had exaggerated the case for war, tell the inquiry that perhaps the Government had used language that helped push the case for war. They had not as the BBC suggested, sexed up the case for war, they just used language to promote war.

The Hutton Inquiry reported. Their findings were at one stage one of the biggest of UK political websites. Lord Hutton had however been set up to fail. New Labour managed to destroy the reputation of not just Dr. Kelly, but of Lord Hutton as well.

The Government deliberately confused the public about the enquiry. This was exacerbated by media coverage of key members of Government and Security forces admitting that they may have not been exactly truthful about the War. The ability of Iraq to attack the UK within 45 minutes was exposed as a lie. People watched it on tv. Surely someone was going to be punished. It was on TV after all.

The misreporting and government spin muddied the waters about the exact nature of the Hutton Inquiry. Some considered it to be an inquest, some considered it to be an inquiry in to whether the Government has mis-sold the Iraq war. It was neither of those and thus, when Lord Hutton reported on what was allowed within his remit, whether Government pressure to find the “mole” had led to the death of David Kelly, the newspapers condemned the whitewash.

The remit was narrow and simple, to “urgently to conduct an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Dr Kelly.” Hutton reported on his remit. As a good judge does, there was nothing more, nothing less. He had no power to go outside of his remit.

Pressure to find the mole did not lead to the suicide of David Kelly, therefore the Government, by ensuring the wrong question was asked was in the clear.

The BBC and Andrew Gilligan in particular had however been in the right. The Government lied about the Iraq War. The Prime Minister, Tony Blair sold the war on a lie. The BBC had however won the battle, but lost the war. Hutton was The BBC v The Government. The Government had spun it that way and they had won.

Ever since Hutton the BBC went soft on this Government. New Labour had after all managed to do something Thatcher never could, intervene in the partiality of the BBC. New Labour managed to sack a BBC Director General, one whose appointment was controversial in the first place. Reporters were muzzled. New Labour would not be given tough interviews. Even Paxman was muzzled.

After Blair left office, this has changed, but this change has taken years.

In those intervening years, British and American Soldiers killed tens of thousands of Iraqis, for a war that even today, seems to have been without purpose. We do however know Bush and Blair prayed for it. Literally.

We know that a secular nation, with a lunatic Leader, who was unable to pose any real threat, became a nation run by uber religious war lords that we bribe to keep the peace. Many of these warlords more loyal to the fraudulent Government of Iran than this new Iraq.

We will get an Iraq inquiry. It will not cover the political consequences of that war, which will hurt Anglo-American Foreign Relations for years.

We still do not know why David Kelly died.

We do know the knife story was a lie. There were no fingerprints on the knife. He could not have cut himself with it.

Neither the drugs that were found in his body or the cut to his wrist were enough to kill him. There was very little blood found at the scene.

There are lots of reports about how angry he was about his treatment by a Labour MP. No one thought he was suicidal.

The family of Dr. Kelly wish that this issue was laid to rest. The widow has expressed her pain and anguish about his death, hoping that a good man can simply rest in peace. For that she has accepted the official report of suicide.

An American programme may however shed new light on this.

US television investigators have spent four years preparing a 90-minute documentary, Anthrax War, suggesting there is a global black market in anthrax and exposing the mystery “suicides” of five government germ warfare scientists from around the world.

Director Bob Coen said: ‘‘The deeper you look into the murky world of governments and germ warfare, the more worrying it becomes.

“We have proved there is a black ­market in anthrax. David Kelly was of particular interest to us because he was a world expert on anthrax and he was involved in some degree with assisting the secret germ warfare programme in apartheid South Africa.”

In addition, to add to the misery for the Labour Party, 13 Doctors are now demanding a full inquest. They have absolutely rejected that he could have died through the method he was supposed to have taken to commit suicide.

Given his scientific background, Dr Kelly would also have had access to far better, cleaner chemicals to ensure an efficient suicide.

Tony Blair is reported to feel vulnerable to the accusation that he has the blood of Dr David Kelly on his hands. It would be added to the blood of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis.

It is not likely that Tony Blair personally arranged for the death of Dr David Kelly. Norman Baker, a Liberal Democrat MP has suggested the possibility of Iraqi opponents to Sadam Hussein, who had everything to gain from the invasion.

I appreciate the wishes of the family in this case, but the death of Dr Kelly meant the death of BBC impartiality and thousands upon thousands of Iraqis. What happened on Harrowdown Hill had consequences that we all now grieve over.

Many British reporters have directly accused Tony Blair of having the blood of Dr David Kelly on his hands. His culpability rests on three points.

If this was a Security Services assassination, he would have had to approve it.

If it was suicide, his Government pushed him in to it.

If as Norman Baker suggests, it was Iraqi opposition that murdered him, again by exposing him Blair was culpable.

There are far too many suspicious elements about this case. The British people need a full inquest.

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  1. strappara
    July 19, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    STOP BLAIR! Go to http://www.stopblair.eu/ over 2000 new signatures since 15th July. Tell your friends – stop this travesty from happening. While you are at it you could sign this one too and press for him to be brought to the Hague http://www.petitiononline.com/BWCF/petition.html

  1. July 14, 2009 at 6:19 am

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