Thursday, July 7, 2016

UK's Iraq adventure

Most British television services yesterday carried a clip of a woman, who lost her British soldier brother in the Iraq war.

In an emotional moment she called Tony Blair the world's greatest terrorist.

The Chilcot Report, published yesterday, acknowledges there were no weapons of mass destruction and that the US/UK war in Iraq was waged without exhausting all diplomatic channels.

Hans Blix, who was the chief of the UN Monitoring Verification and Inspection Commission at the time of the invasion, always insisted there were not weapons of mass destruction.

To think that a British Labour Prime Minister brought his country into a disastrous war is not impressive.

Had the words of the UN's expert Hans Blix been heeded how different it could have been?

The United Nations, with all its failings, has served the world well. It's worrying that there is a growing negative attitude towards the UN.

Surely the more checks and balances there are the less chance there is for such debacles to happen.

The UN, the EU offer checks and balances that help make individual countries play more responsible roles within the world community.

1 comment:

Andreas said...

“Bush and Blair are found guilty under the same law that applied to the Nazis after the end of the World War II. So, they are international (war) criminals guilty of Nuremberg crimes against peace; and they should be prosecuted by any state in the world that gets a hold of them. We will continue our efforts to bring Bush and Blair to justice and put them in jail,” Francis Boyle, an international law expert and prosecutor, told Press TV. Nov'2011

(I'm just wondering why they warm up somehting old like that right now - my take on this is, that they want to get rid of the UN to replace it with NATO)

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