Tony Blair: US Peace Medal for War Criminal? – Video

Pakalert September 15, 2010 3
by grtv

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has been awarded America’s prestigious Liberty medal for his global human rights work.

Despite this honor, however, the former PM’s policies in Iraq and Afghanistan earned him accusations of having blood on his hands.

In his ten years as leader, Blair went from huge popularity – to being labeled a US poodle, therefore this latest award is causing outrage among some of Blair’s critics.

However, today Tony Blair must be breathing a sigh of relief to be back State side. The first signing of his new autobiography was cut short by protests in Dublin, leading him to cancel similar events in London when anti-war protestors, intent on prosecuting him for starting the war in Iraq, threatened disruption.

But back in the States, he’s being awarded a medal – for his “steadfast commitment to conflict resolution”.

“This is the man who introduced arbitrary detention into Britain and supported all kinds of measures which led to people being locked up and mistreated by authorities, the opposite of liberty,” Peter Hitchens, columnist and author pointed out. “It’s one of those great cosmic jokes, isn’t it, like Henry Kissinger getting a Nobel Peace Prize. I think there are some moments in life where one just has to laugh.”

Far from getting a prize, some in the UK think Tony Blair should be prosecuted for war crimes, believing his government broke international law in sending British troops to Iraq. Among those wanting Mr Blair to be sent to The Hague is Chris Knight. He used to be a university lecturer, but was fired after taking part in last April’s G20 protests in London. He went on to set up the anti-war group Democracy Village, which took over Parliament Square ahead of May’s general election, and stayed there for three months.

Knight and his followers have tried to arrest members of Tony Blair’s government, and think Blair, himself should, face charges.

“We are really living in an upside down world where the people who are the most subversive to democracy and freedom get awarded these medals and those who generally fight for freedom, like ourselves, are been chased from one place to another,” Chris Knight says.

Anti-war critics say the concept of peace in the world has been turned upside down by the western political elite in a kind of Orwellian conjuring-trick, where military intervention or aggression is recast as humanitarian action.

Presenting Blair with the Liberty Medal, which recognizes leadership in the pursuit of freedom, is Bill Clinton, the 2006 winner. He also went to war during his presidency in the US.

“Clinton is far less prominent as a war criminal because during his mandate he was, of course, head of state when actions were taken by NATO against Yugoslavia, but nonetheless I would suggest that both leaders [Blair and Clinton], they have blood on their hands,” said the director of the Centre for Research on Globalization, Michael Chossudovsky.

Some estimates put the civilian death-toll in Iraq at one million people, since the invasion by the US-led coalition with British forces in 2003. After stepping down as UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair went on to become Middle East Peace Envoy, and has toured the world as a public speaker, reportedly charging up to $US 400,000 for a 90 minute speech.

Since leaving 10 Downing Street, it is believed Blair has made between $US 30 and $US 45 million. He received a $US 7 million advance for his new book, which he’s donated to a charity that helps military veterans. But even that didn’t go down very well at home, with critics calling it “blood money”.

With the Liberty Medal comes another $US 100,000, which he’ll feed into his own charities. But in the eyes of many, no amount of humanitarian work will atone for Blair’s actions as Prime Minister, and they will keep calling for his prosecution.

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  1. spsyed September 19, 2010 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Tony Blair joins global shoes and eggs club… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EK7eHedDHmg

  2. Lucky Saint Luis September 17, 2010 at 2:42 am - Reply

    Such a perverted world should go down under by today. Its not just Blair, the list may include thousands of corrupt polititians and media constructors.
    Time we do something about it, dont you believe folks? In our own cities and communities we got Blairs and Bushes, Bernakes and Greenspans, Rothschilds and Fuck-a-fellow, a Gates or a master servent Obama, a chemo killer or a whatever true enemy to human peace and prosperity as a collective. Its just about the time everybody stop smart talk and got to action while convincing these human waist to leave planet earth asap.
    Enough of this shitting into our faces every single day in every single hour, lets disconnect from the wheel and build up better!

  3. Abaddon September 15, 2010 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    The ruling “elite” handing out trophies to their fellow “elite” for they have no one else to honour them. They are now looked upon as villains by more and more people across the world. All those “learned” bodies of upper class society, are now discredited as they are just fronts created by and for those ruling “elite” to shower themselves with honours, so by justify themselves in an ever more sceptical world. Even the once noble Nobel Prize has become greatly demeaned as it has handed out “Peace” prizes to the greatest perpetrators of war. We now live in a world where nothing succeeds like failure, and to add to that madness they give them a prestigious token, a medal, a symbol, with their name in a hall of fame. TONY BLAIR symbolises the insanity of a now out of control ruling “elite” who think they can do whatever they want, they are drunk with money and power that they have fraudulently gained through lies and deceit that is the foundation of the masters that they serve. They have shed the blood of millions of their fellow man, caused untold hardships on millions more, destabilised a world, and set the scene for global chaos. These men are war criminals, crooked, already self condemned, as they are guilty and worthy of death under the law of any country. There is no need for the International Court of the Hague to put them on trial. There should go out a global poster as was done in the old wild west on those who were guilty by notoriety WANTED>>>>> DEAD or ALIVE>>>>. Let their be open season on such international mass murders and their cohorts.

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