2000-2009 | Blair's crimes | Iraq

Scores of Iraqi civilian casualties caused by British cluster weapons

[ 23 March 2003 ] During the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the RAF dropped at least 66 BL755 cluster bombs, about 10% of which may have failed to detonate, leaving a hidden danger for civilians and particularly children, similar to that posed by anti-personnel mines.1 However, it was the extensive use of ground-launched cluster…

2000-2009 | Blair's crimes | Libya | MI6 crimes | Renditions

MI6 ARRANGE THE RENDITION OF A LIBYAN DISSIDENT AND HIS WIFE TO LIBYA

7 March 2004 Abdel Hakim Belhaj was a Libyan dissident belonging to an organisation, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, which though banned in Libya was not considered to be a terrorist organization by the British. He had fled Libya to China where he hoped to to be beyond the reach of Gadaffi’s security forces.  However…

2000-2009 | Blair's crimes | Iraq

24 NOVEMBER

WALL STREET’S WORRIES AND THE WEATHER CITED AS REASONS FOR THE IRAQ WAR [ 24 November 2006 ] On 24 November 2006, Sir Jeremy Greenstock, who had been Britain’s ambassador to the United Nations in the run up to the Iraq war, explained to a conference at Churchill College Cambridge, that Britain had no choice…

2000-2009 | Afghanistan | Blair's crimes

27 OCTOBER

MAIN SQUARE OF JAFFA “STREWN WITH THE BODIES” OF ARAB PROTESTERS [ 27 October 1933 ] On 27 October 1933, a large crowd of Arab protesters assembled in Jaffa’s central square. They were outraged at injustices committed by a British run administration which refused to listen to the wishes of the Arab Palestinians who still…

2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | Blair's crimes | Iraq | Libya

7 MARCH

TONY BLAIR FALSELY CLAIMS HE IS PURSUING DIPLOMATIC OPTIONS [ 7 March 2002 ] On 7 March 2002, there was a two hour discussion in Cabinet on the possibility of military action against Iraq. The word ‘invasion’ was never mentioned. Tony Blair informed ministers that ‘all options were still open,’ although he had already reassured…