Over 100 Iraqis reported killed by bomb attacks on 23 July 2012: Tony Blair said the Iraq war was a “blood price” worth paying. But it’s not a price he has paid – it’s been paid in the blood of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians. This is the legacy of the disastrous invasion and occupation. The US and Britain encouraged sectarian divisions, backing one group against the other and now we are seeing the consequences with the terrible number of deaths which you have hardly heard anything about in the media. Britain and the US have to take a good deal of responsibility for this.

 Iraq today: the bloody legacy of Tony Blair’s web of lies

Tony Blair said the Iraq war was a “blood price” worth paying. But it’s not a price he has paid – it’s been paid in the blood of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians.


 

Over 100 Iraqis reported killed by bomb attacks on 23 July 2012.

THE ONGOING slaughter in Iraq is the bloody legacy of the Blair and Bush-led illegal 2003 invasion, peace campaigners said today after the latest string of bomb attacks killed scores of people in the country.

At least 100 people were reported to have been killed following bomb and gun attacks in Baghdad and in areas north of the Iraqi capital this morning.

In one of the worst incidents at least 24 people were killed in the Sunni neighbourhood of Taji, around 12 miles north of Baghdad. Bombs also exploded in Shia districts of the capital and a car bomb detonated at a government building in Sadr city killed at least 12. Around 13 towns and cities were targeted in what appeared to have been a wave of co-ordinated attacks.

The security forces suffered large losses with 15 soldiers apparently being killed in an attack on a base in Dhuluiya in Salaheddin province. Police checkpoints were hit by car bombs and military bases came under mortar attack.

Anti-war campaigners said that Mr Blair bore a great deal of responsibility for the ongoing bloodshed in Iraq.

The former PM has recently been brought back into the Labour fold as an adviser to party leader Ed Miliband – an appointment that CND general secretary Kate Hudson said was “absolutely unacceptable.”

She told the Star: “Just a few months away from the 10th anniversary of the illegal and immoral attack on Iraq, we would do well to reflect on the legacy of that decision to go to war.

“Tony Blair spoke at that time of Britain being prepared to pay the blood price. But it has not been a price he has paid – it has been paid in the blood of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians and the lives of British soldiers sent to fight in a war based on a web of lies. This legacy of death in Iraq continues as recent tragic events show. So it is absolutely unacceptable that Tony Blair should re-emerge in any role in the political life of this country.”

Ms Hudson said it remained the view of CND that Mr Blair and other government ministers responsible for the war should be investigated for war crimes. “The passage of time can never erase the need for trial and justice,” she said.

Stop the War Coalition convener Lindsey German said:

“This is the legacy of the disastrous invasion and occupation. The US and Britain encouraged sectarian divisions, backing one group against the other and now we are seeing the consequences with the terrible number of deaths which you have hardly heard anything about in the media. Britain and the US have to take a good deal of responsibility for this. For Tony Blair to be talking about his role as Middle East peace envoy or a political comeback is obscene. These and the countless other deaths are or should be on his conscience.”

http://www.stopwar.org.uk/index.php/iraq/1709-iraq-today-tony-blairs-bloody-legacy

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The capitalistic and imperialistic system and its systematic aims: profit and power over others, still dominates our world and not the aims of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as 1948 agreed! After the world-economic-crisis after 1929 and the following World-War the world hat decided with agreeing the Universal Declaration of Human rights, to create a new world order; conflicts should be solved with peaceful means, not nations and their power, but the dignity of human beings around the world should be the aim of the policies and the economy, of every state and the community of states. But soon after the end of the war, when the victims and destruction were forgotten, all continued as before, with all risks, we had seen before. The split in rich an poor is getting bigger and bigger. We also overuse our global environment already, even if the big majority of mankind still lives in poverty! We are not victims, this world is men-made and be changed from men and women! It will be possible, if those, who do not want or serve (because of system-pressure) profits first, but want for themselves and everybody a life in human dignity unite and develop in a global base-democratic movement a common vision for our world, and learn, how to make this vision real. We need for it a big empowerment of many, many common men and women and their activities. Our chances are because of new communication technologies, of common languages, of the level of education and the mixture of people from different backgrounds better then ever. The occupy-movement is a good start for such a global movement. We support it and try to contribute to its success! We choose news and make comments and so try to unite people for an Occupy-Think-Tank: Its tasks: creating a news-network, self-education, working on global-reform programs and learning to organize projects for those, who are suffering. Join us, so that we can build teams for these aims for all subjects and countries as a base for the unification. We have Wan(n)Fried(en) in our name, because it means When peace and it is a modification of the name of the town our base is, in Wanfried, a small town in the middle of Germany, where we can use a former factory for our activities. Our telefon: 0049-5655-924981, mobil: 0171-9132149, email: occupy-think-tank@gmx.de
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