Erdoğan slams French president over EU bid

January 31, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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ISTANBUL – Daily News with wires
Sunday, January 31, 2010

 Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has criticized French President Nicolas Sarkozy over his opposition to Turkey joining the European Union in an interview to mark the launch of the Euronews television channel’s new Turkish language service.

In his first interview with the European TV channel Euronews on Saturday, Erdoğan spoke about a range of topics, from Turkey’s negotiations aimed at eventual full membership in the European Union to Cyprus, relations with Israel, and questions on Kurds and Armenia.

The Turkish prime minister said some of the EU member states were not acting honestly during Turkey’s ongoing negotiation with the bloc. “This is where a problem arises. Why am I saying this? Because they are trying to corner Turkey with conditions that do not exist in the acquis communautaire [the total accumulated body of EU law]. This is really wrong,” he said.

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Irak: le retour de la franc-maçonnerie

January 31, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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La franc-maçonnerie de retour en Irak

Irak: le retour de la franc-maçonnerie

par Gilles Munier (Afique-Asie – Janvier 2010)

également publié sur le bog France-Irak Actualité:

 http://www.france-irak-actualite.com/article-la-franc-ma-onnerie-de-retour-en-irak-43979251.html

 La franc-maçonnerie est de retour en Irak. Présente dans le pays dès la fin du 19ème siècle, au sein des organisations secrètes qui ourdissaient le renversement du sultan ottoman Abdul Hamid II, elle s’est véritablement  implantée en Mésopotamie pendant l’occupation du pays par les Britanniques. Interdite après la révolution républicaine du 14 juillet 1958 pour collaboration avec l’ennemi, accusée d’espionnage, elle est réapparue plus ou moins ouvertement depuis avril 2003 à l’initiative des loges militaires étatsuniennes, anglaises, voire italiennes, ou des opposants regroupés par la CIA dans le Congrès National Irakien d’Ahmed Chalabi.

L’effondrement de l’Empire Ottoman sous les coups de boutoirs des Jeunes-Turcs et de leur Comité Union et Progrès – dont les dirigeants étaient liés au Grand Orient de France (GODF) ou à celui d’Italie – projeta la Mésopotamie dans l’orbite britannique. La franc-maçonnerie qui y aurait été introduite par Youssef al-Hajj, un journaliste libanais, futur Grand maître régional, s’y est développée dès la Première guerre mondiale à l’initiative des loges de l’Armée des Indes. La première, dite Mesopotamia 3820, date de 1917, celle de Bagdad, de 1919. Dans les années 50, neuf loges opéraient en Irak pour le compte de la Grande Loge d’Angleterre, plus la Loge Faïha de rite écossais. Son interdiction, suite à l’abolition de la monarchie par le général Kassem, fut criminalisée en 1975 par le Parlement irakien qui vota une loi l’assimilant à une organisation sioniste, et on n’entendit plus parler des francs-maçons irakiens ensuite, si ce n’est parmi les monarchistes réfugiés à Londres.

Lorsque George Bush père – ancien directeur de la CIA, Souverain Grand Inspecteur Général (33°degré du Rite écossais ancien et accepté)  – prit la décision d’attaquer l’Irak, il allait de soi que la franc-maçonnerie serait aussi de la partie, mais il fallu attendre la dernière guerre du Golfe pour que ses activités publiques soient connues.

Une loge dans un attaché case !

En décembre 2006, Richard Filippi, membre de la Loge du roi Salomon, a raconté dans la revue maçonnique Philaleths, sa première rencontre avec un franc-maçon irakien. C’était en 2001, dans un ascenseur, lors d’un stage de formation organisé en Floride, pour étudier les relations que devaient entretenir les civils et les militaires dans un pays « libéré ». Des membres du Congrès National Irakien y participaient. Parmi eux, le lieutenant-colonel kurde Yarab, un opposant réfugié aux Etats-Unis après la Première guerre du Golfe. Au cours d’une pause, l’homme avait pris l’ascenseur avec lui, bloqué l’appareil entre deux étages, et lui avait demandé: « Vous êtes l’un d’entre eux, n’est ce pas ? ». Il avait d’abord cru avoir à faire à un dingue. Ce n’est que lorsque le Kurde a montré sa main droite et le signe dessiné qu’il comprit. Il répondit « Oui », à tout hasard. Yarab, enthousiaste, lui dit : « Moi aussi, frère ! ». Alors, ils devinrent comme des amis d’enfance, dit Filippi. Yarab lui apprit qu’il y avait encore des francs-maçons en Irak, même s’il n’y avait pas de loge. Son grand-père, ancien colonel, en était un.  

La première manifestation visible de la franc-maçonnerie en Irak depuis son interdiction fut la création de la Loge Terre, Air et Mer n°1 par la Grande Loge de New York, en mai 2005. Sur la base de Balad, près de Ramadi, le major Walter, son grand maître, remercia le « Grand Architecte de l’Univers » pour cet événement qui permettrait peut être, dit-il, de faire « sortir une loge irakienne de la clandestinité ». Il attend toujours ! Emulation oblige, La Lumière du Nord annonça que le « frère .˙. » Sam Lee – de la Loge Maître de Hiram 40, de Caroline du Nord – organisait des réunions maçonniques sous la tente, en plein désert. Et, dans la foulée la Grande loge du Nebraska lança le programme « Une loge dans un attaché case » (!), celle du Massachusetts, l’opération Masonic Troop Support Program, tandis qu’à Bagdad, la Loge militaire Euphrate 152 se mobilisait pour lutter contre le suicide dans les forces armées. Aujourd’hui, il n’est pas rare qu’un « frère .˙. » muté dans une base en Irak ou en Afghanistan s’enquiert sur Internet pour savoir s’il y a un temple maçonnique. A lui ensuite de vérifier si la loge dont il dépend aux Etats-Unis reconnaît l’obédience qui y opère. La plupart des grandes loges sudistes, par exemple, pratique toujours la ségrégation et refuse de reconnaître celle de Prince Hall, la franc-maçonnerie noire. 

Les sectes islamiques en ligne de mire

Les anciens opposants à Saddam Hussein étant trop discrédités pour recruter de nouveaux membres, les maçons étrangers approchent les « kolabos » de tous poils, militaires ou tribaux, ou potentiels : les universitaires et les notables religieux avec une prédilection pour les cheikhs des confréries soufies et des sectes chiites, en raison des concordances entre leurs rituels et secrets et ceux des obédiences maçonniques*. Les loges mères américaines espèrent attirer des nationalistes modérés proches de la résistance, comme la CIA a recruté des membres d’Al-Qaïda en Mésopotamie pour ses milices tribales. Pour les patriotes irakiens, le scénario est cousu de fil blanc. Il est en tous points identique à celui joué par la franc-maçonnerie à l’époque coloniale. Les loges s’investissent d’abord dans l’aide à l’émigration et dans l’action humanitaire, puis elles se transforment en laboratoire d’idées permettant de reconstruire la société sur des bases conformes aux intérêts de l’occupant. Le magazine Freemason Today décrivait fin 2005 les distributions de crayons et de cahiers à colorier, à Bassora, par des francs-maçons écossais et anglais poursuivis par des enfants criant : « Mister, donne moi un dollar ». Le journaliste ne cachait pas que les « frères .˙. » étaient aussi reçus par des jets de pierres. Il ne fait aucun doute que les franc-maçons irakiens devenus opérationnels risqueront, eux, tout simplement leur vie.

En 1964, conscient des menaces qui pesaient déjà sur les francs-maçons arabes, le Grand maître jordanien Fahmi Sidqi al-Amari parlait franchement d’instrumentalisation des loges par les occidentaux et Israël, expliquant à la convention mondiale de la maçonnerie, que « la maçonnerie est plurielle ; les impérialistes l’utilisent dans leur but, les  sionistes dans le leur ». Même si, à la différence des francs- maçonneries anglo-saxonnes, le Grand Orient de France s’est opposé à la dernière guerre du Golfe, c’était pour proposer de « chasser Saddam Hussein par d’autres moyens ». L’obédience française qui a joué un rôle dans l’essor des mouvements indépendantistes arabes dans l’Empire ottoman, est  dénoncée, depuis, pour son athéisme. Au Proche-Orient, par les temps qui courent, c’est rédhibitoire.

 

* Lire Secrets initiatiques en Islam et rituels maçonniques, Jean-Marc Aractingi et Christian Lochon (L’Harmattan, 2008).

 Appendice :

La franc-maçonnerie arabe

La franc-maçonnerie est interdite dans les pays arabes, à quelques exceptions près. En Jordanie, depuis la mort du roi Hussein qui en était membre, elle adopte un profil bas. Elle est tolérée au Maroc avec des loges affiliées à la Grande Loge Nationale de France, et demeure très active au Liban où la plupart des obédiences occidentales sont représentées. En Egypte, proscrite par le Président Gamal Abdel Nasser après l’expédition de Suez, elle serait en voie de reconstitution. Bien que l’influent Institut de Droit Islamique de La Mecque ait émis une fatwa, en juillet 1978, déclarant que la franc-maçonnerie est « un danger pour les musulmans », et traité ses membres de « mécréants », plusieurs loges opèrent en Arabie Saoudite – la plus connue est l’Etoile de l’Est – sur les bases militaires américaines, ce qui est également le cas au Koweït et au Bahreïn.

StopWar U.K. about Iraq Inquiry: “A fiasco, disgrace and utter failure”

January 30, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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The verdict: A fiasco, disgrace and utter failure


Tony Blair given softest of rides by Iraq Inquiry

The boos that accompanied Blair as he left the inquiry were the most troubling opposition he experienced all day in front of this pitiful committee of establishment fogeys.

http://stopwar.org.uk/content/view/1723/1/

Haifa Zangana: “It was excruciating watching Tony Blair’s testimony at the Iraq inquiry”

January 30, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Haifa Zangana

 Novelist and former prisoner of Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi regime

It was excruciating watching Tony Blair’s testimony at the Iraq inquiry. Blair was the same smooth talker as he was throughout his career, repeating his “absolutely clear” visions, how options are quite simple, and “when you’re right, it is the right thing to do”. He kept to his usual script, including reading from his speeches and preaching at length on why he feels stronger now about WMD and managed to manoeuvre the committee on to “the danger of Iran”, though never mentioning Israel’s arsenal. He was so self-righteous, I got the impression that he was about to stand up holding the bible ranting “God will judge me on the Iraq war”!

But how often do war criminals admit their crimes? He was in a warm, well-lit hall, conversing with gentle folk in an academic conversation that could have lasted forever. Undergraduates would have asked more probing questions.

Sabiha Khudur Talib, a 62-year-old grandmother from Basra, was led away from her house in 2006 by British soldiers, according to her son. Her tortured body was found dumped on a roadside in a British body bag. The Royal Military Police, we are told, is investigating. Should not Blair be investigated too? Contrast Blair’s questioning with the questioning of Iraqis initiated by Blair and Bush.

Abu Ghraib was just the start for the terror campaign unleashed by the “liberators”. The legacy is still there, by mercenaries and US-UK trained Iraqi guards: midnight raids, people led into darkness in their underwear with hands shackled and sacks on their heads, to be tortured about allegations that can be later dubbed “mistakes”. Last month alone nearly two thousands Iraqis were arrested, accused of terrorism.

Blair’s polished performance only confirms to Iraqis, Arabs and Muslims what they experience on the ground: racist, colonial foreign policy.

This inquiry can only be meaningful if it leads to the re-establishment of justice and international law. Without that we can only imagine what the growing orphans will do to Iraq and the world in a few years. A humanitarian worker, quoted in the latest Red Cross report, said: “Once I was called to an explosion site. There I saw a four-year-old boy sitting beside his mother’s body, decapitated by the explosion. He was talking to her, asking her what had happened.” He will be asking the living too. Current UN estimates are of 5 million Iraqi orphans, holding the UK and the US responsible. It is up to the British people who had twice democratically elected Blair and co to make amends to the victims, to hold their government responsible for the damage to Iraq and to the world.

http://stopwar.org.uk/content/view/1723/1/

Hans-C. von Sponeck: Cultural Cleansing in Iraq – How much can a people take?

January 30, 2010 at 1:12 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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  Everyone in Baghdad knew Mohammed Hikmet Ghani. The city was full of his sculptures. They were important reminders of the richness of Mesopotamian history and culture. Iraq had seen much better days. With the few materials Ghani had in his possession, he struggled to convert his artistic spirit into physical form. All he produced during those years reflected the suffering of the Iraqi people forced to live under sanctions and dictatorship. 

Just before the US/UK invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003, he had completed a first mould of a group of figures, women standing in a circle and gazing at a box in front of them. “They want to know what is in the box, what destiny is awaiting them. But they do not have the key to open the box”, explained the famous sculptor. The artist and the people anxiously hoped for an end of 13 years of sanctions. Instead they were about to face a devastation and onslaught of unimaginable ferocity. Many are dead today and the artist lives as a refugee in Amman. 

The contours of the human tragedy resulting from the illegal attack of Iraq in March 2003 and the subsequent occupation are becoming more and more visible. Much has still to be discovered and for the wrongdoing a court of justice has yet to be found. In the meantime, the coffers of evidence are filling up.

‘Cultural Cleansing  in Iraq’, a recently published account of the extent of destruction of Iraq’s heritage and the assassination of the country’s intellectual elite has added a new and gruesome chapter to the story of post-war Iraq. Through this publication co-authored by the BRussells Tribunal, twelve specialists, both Iraqi and non-Iraqi, have made it possible to grasp more fully the immense crimes against humanity for which many but foremost the US/UK occupation has to take the responsibility.

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Blacklisted in Baghdad

January 29, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Can Washington Fix Iraq’s Election Crisis?

Reidar Visser

January 27, 2010

Until recently, the United States viewed Iraq’s upcoming parliamentary elections on March 7 as a reflection of the country’s stability and self-sufficiency — the main ingredient needed if Washington is going to successfully end its engagement there. But the legitimacy of the elections was jeopardized earlier this month, when the country’s de-Baathification board barred 511 candidates from running, citing their alleged ties to Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party. The resulting political crisis has revealed the limits of Iraq’s political maturation process, with its failure to move past an atmosphere of sectarianism and a political wing close to Iran poised to cement its power. 

Since many of those targeted by the ruling are either Sunni or secularist, some analysts have suggested that the ban was motivated by the desire of Shiite Islamists to exclude their rivals from the political process and to consolidate their own control. The true motive, however, is subtler and more dangerous: the board aimed to revive the “Baathist question” in order to terrorize voters with the specter of a Baathist return and intimidate political enemies through an arbitrary process of exclusion. 

This will perpetuate a sectarian political climate, since de-Baathification has tended to follow sectarian lines, as was already seen in the purge of thousands of officials from the Iraqi bureaucracy. Sunnis are typically targeted, whereas Shiite and Kurdish ex-Baathists are silently “un-Baathified” and thus co-opted. Although such a policy is not systematic enough to qualify as outright discrimination, simply keeping the Baathism issue on the agenda for a prolonged period will signal a remarkable resurgence of those who won the previous parliamentary elections in 2005 but lost badly in the local elections last year: the Shiite Islamists with the closest ties to Iran. 

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What Iraqis think of the ‘Iraq Inquiry’

January 29, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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If you want to know what real Iraqis think of the ‘Iraq Inquiry’ you must read what an Iraqi woman has written about it:

English Garbage.

Posted by Layla Anwar at 29.1.10  

 

English Garbage has not changed since the colonial days, since the days of Her Majesty’s Empire, for Garbage remains Garbage. The proof, look at not so Great Britain’s today – a mere lapdog, a poodle, a verminous puppy at America’s beck and call. Garbage remains Garbage.

England, the UK, not so Great Britain, I will use those terms interchangeably. For me they are all the same and point to the same. The snake’s head, the viper’s head has become its tail. In Arabic we say “rass al haya el Ingles”. The snake’s head are the English…today we say “thayl al haya el Ingles” today they are its tail.

And a tail you sure have become, they keep wagging you…but between the head and the tail, garbage remains garbage. It’s like there is the surface of a garbage bin and the bottom of a garbage bin and you happen to be at the bottom of the bin.

Oh, all those plums in arse (ass for the yanks) exclamations around the Inquiry, oh the Inquiry par excellence.. Oh much obliged for your fucking inquiries….seven years down the line.

So what are you inquiring your ladyships and esquires of my arse ?  Oh the legality or illegality of Iraq’s occupation. And all those little English turds are getting so excited today, with “goodness gracious Blair is lying”. Said with an impeccably placid cold face, those same cold faces that betray nothing, not even the flimsiest of emotions, very much like the face of a psychopath caught in the middle of a slaughterous, sanguienous act…

Constricted, restricted and chronically constipated, from head to toes, those prime and proper spastic Brits voice their little indignations, a mouse’s squeak from a rat hole…”Oh he is lying”…Oh really ?

“He should apologize to the families of the men who died in an unnecessary war” they say with clenched teeth and pursed lips – of course the families here are those of the stinking 179 or so English lads, the buggers in Her Majesty’s uniform, who went for some  “some jolly good fun”, in Babylon…sodomizing, buggering, their way through in search for Weapons of Mass Destruction and buggering their way through our “liberation”, pissing on the “locals” expiating archaic inferiority complexes, poking them with spikes and rifles, battering a few till death after some good old shagging the English way —  bend over, bottoms up — the perfect training from Eaton to Sandhurst….the time long, perennial fascination with the Oriental arse…

Yes Tony Blair, do apologize for your filth of a people…apologize to them because they voted for you TWICE, and this is the dark flip side of the coin you will not be hearing in the tumultuous collective mousy English squeaks.

And make sure no one apologizes to us, no one. We don’t want your apologies. You can shove your apologies up the English arses. Families of 1.5 Iraqis murdered by lies and silence, don’t want your apologies. Neither do they want your toilet paper editorials, à la Jonathan Steele, à la vermin Patrick Cockburn. Nor do we want your sympathy or indignation. We desire none of that.

Disgenuious and perfidious to the bone, we already know what mud you are made of…remember ?! We remember all too well…Africa and India remember too…one thing in your favour, you can’t be forgotten.

An Iraqi journalist told the Arabic Fox news “Al-Jazeera”, he said “A liar is still a liar, removing Saddam had done little to help ordinary Iraqis. Before 2003 there were problems with security, infrastructure and services, and people died because of the sanctions, but after 2003 there are major disasters…after six years or seven years there is no success on the ground, in any aspect.”

But you don’t care about success being the mediocre poodles of Empire. What you care about is buggering, sodomizing the Iraqis. This is what you really care about. You care about destruction, plundering and murder for the sake of murder…a collective Jack the Ripper. You care about regime change because Saddam was a “tyrant who threatened the world”. The only tyrants, the only psychopaths I see are You.

Rooted, ingrained and embedded — in lies and hypocrisy, in your all too familiar double talk, two faced masks, in your deep almost genetic envy that goes by the name of “fascination”, in your deep insecurity blacked out in drunken brashness, in your prudish victorian impotence gulped down in pints of liquor, in your patronizing, paternalistic, condescending demeanor, something you have never been able to shake off, something part and parcel of your natural, non existent selves…

Unhygienic, filthy, unwashed, stinking to the core, hiding your sick perversions behind the facade of “proper” and “civilized”. How many a times did I hear those words uttered from behind your stenchful breaths, with your stiff upper lip, with your immobilized faces, with your paralyzed affect…

And how many a times have I seen you walk with arrogance, smugness and know it all, teaching down the “natives” what proper conduct is, dressed in your cheap suits, your British Home Stores bargains, wearing the same shirts, socks and shoes for weeks… miser, niggardly, grabbing free meals whenever you can, beggarly counting pennies, using and profiteering behind this polished veneer of “civility”, feigning your way through, smirking and backbiting like street hookers when no one is watching only to redress your pitiful selves the minute you are seen…for the aura of English untouchability needs to be preserved at all costs, while your filth seeps through the cracks of your mendacious beings…

The garbage of the Old Word in the ancient lands of Mesopotamia – this is my gift to you.

http://arabwomanblues.blogspot.com/2010/01/english-garbage.html

The following is an excerpt of Layla Anwar’s previous post on the GENOCIDE OF THE IRAQI PEOPLE :

From 2003 – present

* 1.5 Million Dead (Lancet report)
* 200’000 reported missing (official)
* 2 Million Maimed at least (official)
* 5 Million Exiled and Internally displaced (official)
* 2 Million widows (official figure)
* 4.5 – 5 Million Orphans (official)

I am NOT including in the above, the number of those imprisoned, in the thousands, nor the number of those who have been/are tortured…not knowing if they have survived or are dead by now…

And bear in mind that I am NOT covering the period preceding 2003, the 13 years of sanctions, of embargo where 1.5 Million Iraqis died as a consequence, out of which half a million Iraqi children.

Nor am I including the ongoing slow death, the agony of victims of Depleted Uranium, in the thousands…

Nor am I including other slow deaths because of lack of access to medical care, hospitals in shambles due to corruption and so called reconstruction money being stolen, due to poverty and unemployment of about 50% if not more , all since 2003…

If I take any illiterate person and show them these figures, and ask them what do they think, they will call it — Genocide.

The Iraq Inquiry – Oral evidence (Videos)

January 29, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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The Iraq Inquiry – Oral evidence  (Videos)

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http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/transcripts/oralevidence-bydate.aspx

 

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Tony Blair at the Chilcot inquiry

January 29, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Tony Blair at the Chilcot inquiry

Seumas Milne

 http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jan/29/tony-blair-chilcot-iraq-inquiry1

Once again, the chance to hold Tony Blair to account is being squandered by questioning that has has ranged from the feeble to the shamefully complicit. Faced with such embarrassing cosiness (Lawrence Freedman plumbed the lowest depths), the former prime minister quickly overcame his initial nervousness. Far from conceding any ground over the aggression against Iraq, he repeatedly argued that the same “calculus of risk” now demanded similar action against Iran. The fact that he remains the Quartet’s man in the Middle East should be cause for the deepest alarm.

It’s been classic Blair: the lawyerly evasions over the wording of the September 2002 dossier, the self-deprecating asides over his Fern Britton interview gaffe, the deliberation conflation of the 9/11 attacks and Iraq’s weapons programmes, real or imagined.

His defence of the claim that the intelligence showed it was “beyond doubt” Saddam Hussein had chemical and biological weapons was rendered risible by the fact that it was prefaced with the words “I believe”, but that was duly allowed to pass by the assembled trusties – as was his entirely false insistence that you’d have been “hard pushed” to find anyone who didn’t believe Iraq had WMD before the invasion demonstrated it hadn’t.

Put Scott Ritter and Robin Cook on one side; both Vladimir Putin and Jacques Chirac said in the run-up to war that they had seen no evidence of a continuing Iraqi WMD programme.

Most outrageous, though, was his repeated and so far barely challenged assertion that Iraq was in “material breach” of repeated UN resolutions. In reality, the fact that Iraq had destroyed its WMD stocks in the 1990s means that it was not in significant breach of the resolutions at all. Even Blair’s repeated claims that Iraq was failling to comply with resolution 1441 over inspectors’ right to interview officials is simply not supported by Hans Blix’s reports of the time.

Watch this afternoon to see whether any inquiry member picks up on one new piece of information Blair did let drop this morning: that there were “conversations” with Israelis during the infamous Crawford meeting with George Bush in April 2002.

Cruel Britannia

January 28, 2010 at 12:56 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Britain ‘complicit in mistreatment and possible torture’ says UN Human rights report indicates clear evidence of UK role in secret detention of British Muslims

Ian Cobain

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jan/27/britain-complicit-possible-torture-un

January 27, 2010United Nations human rights investigators have concluded that the British government has been complicit in the mistreatment and possible torture of several of its own citizens during the “war on terror”.

In a report published today that will make difficult reading for ministers who repeatedly denied the UK’s involvement in torture, UN officials have indicated that there is clear evidence of the UK’s role in the secret detention overseas of several British Muslims.

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